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Continuing The Process

“Enjoy the process! Know that it takes time, just be committed to doing your best each day”

– Unknown Author –

During this pandemic I have been working on getting the ground ready for my patio. I believe that one of the hardest things in this process is tilling the ground. You put in long hours, it is tiring, it takes up a lot of your time and your putting a lot of energy into it. If you have never done landscaping for yourself before, it is a whole lot of work. But once you have completed the process how amazing it is to be able to enjoy the fruits your labor.

Before I began to till the ground, I had to first map out the area where I wanted to put my patio. As I began to start tilling the ground, I came across different size rocks. There was still debris left from when they built my home, almost 7 years ago. Some of that stuff was still embedded in the ground.

After I tilled the ground I then had to use the rack to clear the area, shovel up the access dirt, put in a wheel barrel and put it on the other side of the house. Doing that over and over can take a lot out of you but your determination to keep going is what causes you to make it to the finish line. There were some places that I had to till more than once because it was not leveled out and there was still grass and roots that took a little more time with getting them out. I would occasionally look back to see the progress I had made, yet I still had a long way to go.

I realized though it was hard labor it was causing me to use muscles that I have not used in a long time. It was strengthening me in areas where I had become weak and loss muscle, it was stretching my capacity to be able to handle more.

In this season God is tilling the ground within us, within our hearts, within our minds. He is uprooting those things that have been embedded in us all the way back to our childhood. The unforgiveness against those who have hurt us and caused us pain. He is uprooting those negative images and words that has been spoken over us and to us. It is all a part of his purpose and plan that we walk in total victory, that we are made whole and free so that we can fulfill our purpose in Him.

” If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”

John 8:36

My prayer for you today is that you do not stop in the middle of the process. That you would commit to the process, that you would see it through and that you would finish it. Don’t stop, don’t give up, keep going. You will be better because of it.

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In the Midst of Tragedy

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“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;”

1 Corinthians 1:27

I did a follow up call with someone that I was talking with earlier today. She was concerned about whether she was going to get paid or not due to school closings. I found out the information that was needed and as a courtesy, I wanted to follow up with the call. In doing so it opened up a door for conversation. I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me, but we talked as if we had known each other forever and we talked on the phone for at least 15 minutes.

Do you sometimes wonder why does it always take a tragedy for us being a little more kinder, to show more love and support, going the extra mile, for us to be doing more of what we should have been doing already?

It would probably be safe to say that sometimes we forget, we lose sight, we lose touch or allow the cares of this life to cause us to be disconnected.

Though things are so uncertain at the moment and they have changed so many times in the course of a day. As people are hurting and in turmoil they grow weary causing them to be unsure of what to do next. It is in these moments in the midst of tragedy everywhere, that I still feel that there is hope for humanity. 

God knew us before we were even formed in our mothers womb and knows actually what it takes to get us back on the path that he has called for us to be. Just like the ingredients it takes to bake your favorite cake or meal, it is those ingredients of life that God uses to create us into who he has called us to be. Unfortunately, he uses a little of bit of tragedy, sorrow, along with joy, happiness, peace and discomfort, etc. and he mixes them all together to mold us an make us.

” Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am they God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will up hold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”

Isaiah 41:10

Sometimes things have to die, so that other things can live.  Dying to old habits, old mindsets, our selfish ways, so that we can birth to new habits, new ideas, create a better path that others may follow. It’s up to each one of us to be willing to make the necessary changes so that we will become better as a result of it. There is still life even in the midst of tragedy.

In this time of quarantine we should all be willing to do a self examination of the things we need to change within ourselves. What are the areas where we need to heal?  Is there someone we need to forgive? As much as we want things to go back to the way they used to be, things will never be the same again. 

Yet I still have this hope that we will all be better after this, as it is causing us to change and have a different aspect on life.  Only those that remain the same are the ones that refuse to change.

Here I am Lord, let the work begin in me!

“Create in my a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit with me”

Psalm 51:10-19

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Holy Spirit by Kim Burrell https://youtu.be/hpOjwb9w1cU

Holy Ghost, fall down on me
Let Your spirit fall down on me
Holy Ghost, fall down on me
Let Your spirit fall down on me

Create in me a new heart, oh God
And renew a right spirit within me
Cast me not away from thy presence, oh God
Take not thy Holy Spirit from me

Holy Ghost, fall down on me
Let Your spirit fall down on me
Holy Ghost, fall down on me
Let Your spirit fall down on me

Holy Spirit help me to walk right
Talk right, live right, help me to be right
I’ll never do anything without
Your leading spirit, Holy Spirit

Cast me not from thy presence, oh Lord
Take not Your spirit
Take not Your spirit from me
Take not Your spirit from me
Take not Your spirit from me

Turn It Around Tuesday


Romans 8:28

” And we know that all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are called according to His purpose”

God knows I love me some sweets. Sweets are my weakness. I will eat them all day, every day and even before my meal or as a substitute. Oh and don’t let me get a sweet tooth, it is OVER.  I’m not supposed to eat homemade cakes or any cakes for  that matter due to my gluten allergy, but when my sister makes a cake I just have to have a piece or two.  I used to love to make desserts and now I just let my sister make them. Depending on what you are making it may require a lot of ingredients and you will definitely need to know what you are doing. People that really know how to cook will add their little flavor to it, but there are certain main ingredients that you have to have in order for it to work together the way that you want it to. If one of the main ingredients is left out it is guaranteed not to work . It is easy to quote and
pull out our favorite parts of the scripture, but if we leave any of it off the scripture will not work no matter how many times we quote them. So in order for things to work for our good we have to #1 love God. How do we love God, by accepting his Son, keeping his commandments and by the life that we live. “Actions speak louder than words” # 2 to them who are called according to His purpose. HIS PURPOSE  which means that it has to line up with his will and not ours. Can God turn it around for you? Absolutely , but you have to meet the requirements (do your part) in order for it to all work together for your good. Just like making that cake, if any of the main ingredients are not added or if they are taken away you will not produce the cake that you want. If you are looking for God to turn something’s around in your life examine yourself today and make sure you’re not leaving anything out.

Under Construction

Every morning I drive my girls to school which is about a 2 hour commute each day.  One morning on the way to taking them to school one of my girls said, “Moma how long are they going to be building on this highway. It seems like it is taking forever and now the road is all curvy and I don’t like that” I laughed because that just came out of no where and her expressions were so serious.  I responded to her by saying, I’m not sure how long it might take.  Sometimes it may take awhile depending on what they are trying to accomplish. This is a major highway and they can’t close it completely down so they have to do it in stages.  She then went on to say, I’m just ready for them to get it over with. All I could do was agree with her. They were currently making 4 lanes on both sides of the highway to help elevate heavy traffic.  They added a bridge on one side, but in order for them to work on the other side they had to change the direction in which we would normally go. This is what my daughter was experiencing and was having to adjust herself from what she was use to.  The constructors put up all kind of warning signs, flashing lights and clear directions prior to coming to it. This is so that you will know that you are approaching an area where there is construction and you are about to experience a change in the road pattern that you will need to drive with caution.  I remember when we first had to experience this, I like my daughter  didn’t like it either. After awhile I adjusted to the change even though I still may not have been completely comfortable or ok with it. I didn’t like what I was experiencing, but I realized it was necessary.  It is amazing the constructions that I have seen whether a highway, intersection, a house or a building and although while during the beginning stages you wouldn’t understand the reason or could only imagine what it would look like at the end.  Once the construction was over and it was clear to access, what you saw was more than what you expected. Even still you would have to enter with caution because it was a new area or surrounding that you would have to adapt to the change. God has away of doing just that.  He will redirect your life and sometimes it is without warning or notice.  It makes absolutely no sense at the time especially when you are fine where you were.  You could be at the point of what you call arrival and then here comes the signs, the signals, the lights that will let you know that your direction is changing.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes when that happens to me I’m kicking, screaming and having my tantrum like God haven’t I been through enough already. I can see God looking at me with his arms folded saying, “Okay are you done now”  Sometimes the reason for the construction in our life is because there are still some places in us that need to be healed, things we still need to learn before entering our next season or there could simply be things in us that God is trying to bring out.  No matter what it maybe are we willing to go through the process to become better. We never know how long it may last or take, but it is necessary.  He knows the plan for our life and all we have do is trust him and follow his lead.  When we turn the construction of our life over to God, he always builds something beautiful.    Phillipians 1:6 “Being confident of this, that he who has began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” The best of you is yet to come.