Part XII – “Can You See Your Strength During Your Toughest Moments?”

Hi! Do you realize how blessed you are?  And did you know your being blessed is more than just having material gain.  You can be so spiritually and mentally together until you are tickled with joy in the midst of any life circumstance.  Having your thoughts intact makes way for you to press to succeed and attain your goals.  ...But when did it happen?  When did you lose the worry?  When did you drop the anger?  When did you get a grip on your hurt feelings?  When did you start to laugh again?  When did…
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Have You Faced Your Giants?

Hi! There comes a time in all of our lives when we have to face giants.  We don't always know what the giants are until they unexpectedly pop up.  Lately; this has happened to me quite often.  I've become aware that giants visit in different ways. The other day; I was on a conference call with people from different parts of the country.  I only knew one person on the call.  As the host called various persons' names; to have words; fear bum rushed me.  I thought, "Please don't let my name be called.  These women…
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Day 20: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it is countdown Day-20.  Faith and favor have tag-teamed in my mind for three days.  Wednesday, as I paid a bill, I learned that I owed $275 less than what I was paying.  Even though the overage amount was small; it was a welcomed surprise.  Especially, since I needed to target those funds to pay other bills. You may think, "That's peanuts!"  But, I see a reminder.  The Lord is still fulfilling personal promises.  He is allowing me to live out the scripture:  "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may…
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Day 21: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It's countdown Day-21!   Today started out with an unexpected assignment.  At 9:21 this morning; I received a phone call from our Chief of Staff.  He apologized for the late notice; and asked if I could teach midday Bible Study.  Its's funny; I had thought about being "Prepared," and having "Purpose." I sighed, and told him, "Yes."  I prayed; plugged the charger in my laptop; read my Bible; pulled out a lesson; and made corrections.  I called my son, Justin, to talk to him about the BET videos James taped and sent me.…
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Day 22: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It's countdown Day-22.  This journey is peeling back more layers each day.  "Confidence," and "Dependable," are the words on my mind today.  They come from two different trains of thought.  1) Shaking off insults; and, 2) Hoping my sons remember me, if the Lord allows me to live into my 90's. I guess you are saying, "What?  This woman is ridiculous."  But, this is a trek to get in touch with me through exposing layers of hindrances.  So, hang with me; as I allow God to help me, "Bloom! Expand!  Discover!  and Experience!" Actually,…
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Day 23: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it is countdown Day-23.  The last couple of days have brought a loud; "Thank you Jesus," into my spirit.  Especially with what I dealt with yesterday; compared to what God blessed me to do today.  Yesterday, I dealt with an attack against my anointing to teach.  Today, the Lord blessed me to sing, share testimonials, and talk to residents at a convalescent home.  But, both days had valuable life lessons. The more you gain victory in areas of your life; rejoice; but beware. Unexpected darts come from multiple directions.  That is why, it is…
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Day 24: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it is countdown Day-24.  There's a thought-provoking question on my mind.  Thursday night, one of the ladies in our Women's Christian Book Club's monthly meeting, asked, "Why does rejection hurt so bad?"  That question sparked a variety of emotional, passion filled responses from the ladies.  Some of the replies were even heated and border line tearful.  Our discussion gave evidence that rejection brings out an array of feelings. The book we're reading this month is, "Uninvited;" by: Lysa TerKeurst.  Though rejection is only a fraction of the topics mentioned in the book; it monopolized…
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Day 25: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it is countdown Day-25!  Right now I'm thinking about a time in my life, before I surrendered to the Lord.  My sister, Angie and I were living together in the upstairs flat of our childhood home.  Our children were very young.  No one in the house was living saved.  I remember sitting at the dining room table; drinking a forty ounce Mickey's. The cassette player was blasting.  In my drunken state, I was listening to The Mighty Clouds of Joy's, "I Got My Mind Made Up To Serve The Lord;" Anita Baker's, "Same Ole…
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Day 26: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it's countdown Day-26!  There's a press in me today.  It began when I thought about the number of days left in this countdown.  A negative  thought came this morning.  I heard; "25 more days is an awfully long time."  But with my looking forward to peeling back more layers, and uncovering more of God's personal promises; it is worth it. The pressure from a mixture of responsibilities and obligations I'm dealing with is causing a scream: "Fight!"  There's a fight in me right now.  Oh yes!  A fight to press through to victory!…
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Day 27: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it is countdown Day-27.  The word that popped into my mind today is, "Revival!"  This is puzzling; because, I'm dealing with so much.  Life's turmoil is  trying to steam roll its way in.  Yet; revival is peaking through every nook and cranny.  It's in my thoughts like never before. That's a good thing;  yet, the questions are, "Why?"  "How can a revival be in the midst of chaos?"  "What does this mean?" Extreme curiosity; or the nerd in me; caused me to find out what revive means. Looking up definitions helps you gain a deeper…
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