How Determined Are You To Win?

Hi! It's been more than three weeks since I've written on this blog.  Those weeks were so full of everything.  We had family debacles, other ministry responsibilities, personal health problems and challenging life situations.  Yet, there were still a lot of questions that came in my spirit along the way.  As they came, I just asked Siri to, "Take a note." The questions born out of experiences and contemplations were: Why is tenacity so crucial for success? How determined are you to win? How many reasons do you find a way to say thank you? Uh oh; What happened…
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Can Feeling Stuck Help You?

Hi! Can you imagine being in the midst of successfully reaching multiple important goals; and at the same time; you feel stuck?  Are you working on a steady job; you've just been promoted; life is good; yet you still feel stuck?  Perhaps you're an entrepreneur whose business is thriving; and stuck continuously pops up.  Maybe you are finally able to study for a certification or degree in a field that you're passionate about.  Why does stuck keep sticking around?   Could that unwanted visitor really be a means of pushing you into your next. But before…
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How Do You Handle Being Misunderstood?

Hi! Have you ever dealt with being misunderstood?  What about its' multiple effects?  Sometimes being misunderstood is such an irritant.  But, at other times it means nothing.  Do you agree?  Does it bother you when you are misunderstood?  Or, perhaps you're the type who could care less.  Either way, there are many reasons why people misunderstand each other.  Sometimes misunderstandings result in friendly clarification.   On other occasions they lead to dissension. Here's an example of one that went well: I recently had a phone conversation with someone about their career goals.  I said, "I…
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Day 3: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well, it is Countdown Day-3!  Wow!  3, 2, 1; so close to the finish line.  Why the oxymoronic feeling?   There's uneasiness about finishing something you've become accustomed to doing.  Yet; there's a good feeling about the prospect of stepping into the, "New."  These mixed emotions spark lopsided anticipation of the last day of this 40-day journey. I guess you're saying, "What?"  Did you discover what you set out to find?  At this place in your journey; have you peeled back enough layers to uncover you?  Do you have an inkling of what your,…
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Day 4: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It is Countdown Day-4.  Do you ever wonder if your life inspires anyone to grow or succeed?  Do you intentionally bless people?  Do you help others; just because it's in your heart to do so?  Yes!  Well, why do you feel so down about yourself? You're attractive.  You're highly intelligent.  You're gifted.  You're articulate.  You're educated.  You're anointed.  Though you're not rich yet; you're not poor.  You're giving.  You love Jesus.  You know who you are in God.  You love your family.  You love all God's people.  You love your enemies.  Then; what's…
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Day 5: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well it is Countdown Day-5!  Did God give you a dream at a young age that has stayed alive your entire life?   Sometimes we get frustrated with how our lives are going.  Not that things are bad.  We just feel as though something is missing. Have you ever felt that way?  Some people call that, "Never satisfied."  But is that the case?  Could it be, the dream is pulling at you; trying to get you to give birth? You might feel like a failure; or you feel as if God failed you.  But,…
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Day 6: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It is Countdown Day-6!  The closer this journey comes to an end; the greater the attack.  But, that's great; because, strong attacks expose layers in need of being peeled back.  Crushing from storms strengthens you; and squeezes out the oil of the anointing.  Think about it. Don't attacks trigger a better you to come forth? Yesterday, I had to make what I consider; a tough decision; and ask someone for help.  I guess you might be saying, "That's nothing!"  Well, perhaps it's easy for you.   But I struggle with asking for help…
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Day 7: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It is Countdown Day-7!  We're down to the wire.  I'm glad Kierra made the suggestion that I do a 40-day countdown to peel back layers.  When it started, I had no clue of what I'd face, or discover. Even though, the time between some of the countdown days were 6 or more days; this has still been a beneficial journey.  The main benefit is that I uncovered invisible strongholds; and discovered hidden strengths.  Praise God! The words on my heart this morning are:  "Prayer," "Praise," and "Study." When was the last time you…
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Day 8: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It is Countdown Day-8!  Have you ever had fun doing something ordinary?  That's what happened Saturday.  My grandson and I went to a park and walked on a trail.  As we walked; two deer came out of the woods.  Jordan said, "Oh crap!  Gaga, I'm out of here!"  It was too funny for me to fuss at him.  That boy was scared.  I laughed, and grabbed his hand. A few hours later; my son; Justin, grandson, Jordan, and I spent time at a lake.  The two of them got In the water, and…
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Day 9: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?

Hi! Well!  It is Countdown Day-9.  There's an old adage that says, "What a difference a day makes."  Sometimes, it's better to say, "What a difference a few hours make."   Why? How often do you wake up full of joy?  When that happens; does your joy remain throughout the day?  Has your cheerfulness left suddenly; without  anyone or anything  bothering you?  How?  Why? What a difference a few hours make. Tuesday, morning and afternoon, I was full of joy; from thinking about my daughter.  It was August 29; her birthdate.  My son-in-law, grandson and…
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