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I WANT TO BE THE LIGHT, WHAT DOES THAT PHRASE MEAN TO YOU?

December 28, 2017

 

The book of roo1 JOHN 1:5-7

THIS IS THE MESSAGE WE HAVE HEARD FROM HIM AND DECLARE TO YOU: GOD IS LIGHT; IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL. IF WE CLAIM TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND YET WALK IN THE DARKNESS, WE LIE AND DO NOT LIVE OUT THE TRUTH. BUT IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS, HIS SON, PURIFIES US FROM ALL SIN.

Hi all. I know it has been awhile, but as you know I only write when I feel led or “inspired” Well lucky for you all, that moment has come. I AM INSPIRED TO WRITE LOL. Now I know I touched on this a little bit last year but this week the Lord kept laying it on my heart to ask you all one question. What does being the Light in the Dark mean to you?

I feel that phrase has sadly become more of a Christian cliche, than truth! I look around at the world today and I see so many Christians claiming to be the Light in the Dark, but yet their lifestyles are not matching up to what their claiming.

When I say this, I say it with no judgement! I am not perfect I am far from it and I make just as many mistakes as anyone. But even though I’m not Perfect I still try with all I have to be the Light and live in love!

I am only stating what I feel the Lords placing on my Heart to share.  So if anyone has a problem with this article I suggest you pray about it and take it up with him (JESUS), not me. Because this article truly is from him, not me. I just have the courage to speak up and the strength to allow him to use me.

(Romans 12:2 ) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Now I know we all have heard that Scripture, that’s like Christianity 101. I know, it’s probably one of the first scriptures a pastors taught you after getting “Saved”. But to me it’s sad, because that scripture verse is pounded into our heads so much that we lose sight of the truth that it stands for. We lose sight of the power it has, and again it has become another Christian cliche. So I’m asking you to do me one thing. From now on when reading that Scripture verse. I want you to truly read it, soak it up let it resonate within you, let it be your truth!

When doing a little research for this article I counted 80 different Scriptures where the Bible talks about being the Light. Now that’s only what I found in researching for like 2-3 hours! If I would have sat there researching for days or weeks like I usually do. I probably would have found plenty more! But I felt like I was being pressed for time because I really felt the Lord telling me to get this article out today!

So if the Bible mentions being the Light over 80 tines. Than clearly it’s important and clearly it’s not just a cliche and clearly it’s a part of the Lords heart and vision for us. So my question to all you “Christians”. We see how important being the Light is to the Lord but how important is it to you? And are you fully representing his Light? Truly if Jesus was here now looking into your eyes and straight to your soul could you be confident in knowing he’d be proud of you?

Could you be confident that people of the world would see his light and face in you? Are you someone that respesents the righteousness of GOD and his Light, or are you a “pretender” a fake? Now I’m not accusing you of anything I’m not even the one asking this question. I’m saying the Lords the one asking you these questions.

Now before I say this next thing I apologize before hand. Please know I’m not trying to sound morbid when saying this. But if we never woke up today or if we got in a car accident on our way to work and died. Could we be confident that we’d see Jesus face to face? And if we did would we be ashamed of the Person who stood before him? Would we be fearful that he’d be disappointed in us? Or worse would he be hurt by our actions?

These are all real questions. I know they may not seem it but when that day comes when you hear those trumpets blaring or when you take your last breathe. Those questions are going to become more real than anything you have ever imagined. Those questions are going to be the only meaningful thing to you. Your money isn’t going to be worth a single thing, your career isn’t going to be worth anything, even your family isn’t going to be worth anything. You will not be able to talk your way to salvation like you can talk your way out of a speeding ticket. The few things that will be valuable are those few questions above.

We have become such a selfish generation. It’s all about having “fun” and making everyone around us “comfortable”. That’s more important than doing what’s right by GOD and what’s more sad is Churches are falling for this trap just as much as the average person.

So I am saying I think it’s time we go back to the WWJD days. For those who do not know, they were bracelets everyone wore to remind us all what would Jesus do. In those days we used our heart and mind before acting out. We questioned our thoughts, our behavior, our desires, before acting on them. So I’m asking you all, let’s get back to that. Instead of our first reaction being let me grab my phone so I can post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter. Let it be, God is this glorifying you? Is my light going to get brighter? Or dimmer?

I am Going to regret admitting this. Because I know I’m going to sound exactly like my Father when I do. Because he’s been lecturing me and my family for months about this, but here I go LOL. After reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the so many other social media outlets that are out there.  I feel like in a way that has become our new “GOD”!

We are more focused on posting, tweeting and instagramming than we are about getting to know the Lord. We are to concerned about connecting to our social media accounts than we are about connecting to the Lords heart.

I feel like all the things the enemy used to trap us teens and kids with years ago. He’s now using those same things, same tactics, but now is using them on the older generations. Which in my opinion is going to be worse and more damaging .

Because at least years ago when young people screwed up, got caught up in sin, trapped in the Darkness. We had adults to lean on, mentors to go to, to encourage us, to pray with us, to console us, to witness to us. To grab us by the hand and literally pull us out of that dark place. We had people like my friend Mary Traynor who I mentioned in my previous article Who were there for us.

But it’s getting scary because I feel like the enemy is now attacking those people harder than he ever has. He’s using the things he used to manipulate us so called young people and is now using those same tactics to manipulate the middle aged, grown adults.

Eventually that’s going to be more damaging than it ever was to us 80s/90s kids. Because yes kids are our future, but if we don’t have the strong courageous adults to mentor them, to love on them, to teach them. Than spiritually their going to die! That Light, that flame is going to burn out! And yes I know you don’t want to hear this but you the adults, the middle aged. You all are their future, your their example. So you can choose to be “Cool” or be the Light!

I will shine for Christ. I will walk out his desires, his purpose, his heart. His hearts desires are my hearts desires. His joy is my joy. I will not just pretend when I’m around “Church People”. I will live my life glowing for him.

I WILL BE THE LIGHT! WHAT WILL YOU BE?

I promise the next article I write I will give an update on my book. But for now I’m going to end with this. Don’t just say you will be the Light but live it, breathe the warmth of his love in. Let it be your lifeline. That’s it for today all have an awesome day and New Years. 2018 HERE WE COME!!!! God bless BE THAT LIGHT!!!

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THE POWER IN OUR WORDS AND ACTIONS CAN BRING LIFE OR DEATH!!!

May 7, 2014

The book of roo

PROVERBS 13:3

WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH PRESERVES HIS LIFE; HE WHO OPENS WIDE HIS LIPS COMES TO RUIN 

Hi all I know its been awhile, but as I said in my last blog, I really am just putting all my focus into the book and I am excited to say: it is almost done!!! So much so, that I can tell you it has a name!, and id love to share that with you and honestly I had planned on it today, but as I started praying I really felt it wasn’t right to share the name with you all before sharing it with my parents and especially my mom LOL, (Laugh out Loud) But I promise you, once I tell them it, you all will be next 🙂

Today May 6th was a awesome day, it was the day my friends Beckah and Jack Shocklee released a new album called champion, and incase you all forgot who they are, Beckah is a christian singer, you all may remember her by the name Beckah Shae, and her husband Jack is a producer and anyways Beckah’s album came out today and it rocked, and once again it came out on a day that meant so much to me, because today was also Wishbone Day, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone disease) awareness day, and actually it has now turned out to be awareness week, but May 6th is the big, important day, it went amazingly well.  Once again we came together as one from all across the globe and spread awareness and more importantly celebrated life!!.

And as far as Beckah Shae’s music goes I just think its awesome how every single album shes come out with since i’ve met her has been on a day that has had some kind of meaning for me, because the two albums that came out before this one, was on my birthday, and than this album came out on Wishbone Day, and I just think thats so cool, because Beckah Shae’s GOD inspired music has helped carry me through life the past few years and so for it to than also be released on days that I celebrate life is just so cool and meaningful, and I think GOD has a awesome sense of humor don’t you??

But lets get down to business shall we, lets get down to the real reason as to why I decided to put a blog out tonight, because as much as you all know I love Wishbone Day and my book, and Beckah, you also know me better than to think thats the only reason I came on to write LOL. A few weeks ago I innocently posted this on my facebook page, and boy did it upset some people, one woman even accused me of never reading the bible and more importantly not knowing it.

heres what I had posted on my facebook page:

   A MUST READ***
A man of 32 years, was smoking, while smoking
his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the
air and said:’God, that’s for you.’
He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a
horrible manner.
The man who built the Titanic
After the construction of Titanic, a reporter
asked him how safe the Titanic would be.
With an ironic tone he said: ‘Not even God can
sink it’
The result: I think you all know what happened
to the Titanic
Marilyn Monroe (Actress)
She was visited by Billy Graham during a
presentation of a show.
He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach
to her.
After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she
said:
‘I don’t need your Jesus’.
A week later, she was found dead in her
apartment
Bon Scott (Singer)
The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his
1979 songs he sang:
‘Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way,
down the highway to hell’.
On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was
found dead, he had been choked by his own
vomit.
Campinas (IN 2005)
In Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk,
went to pick up a friend…..
The mother accompanied her to the car and was
so worried about the drunkenness of her friends
and she said to the daughter holding her hand,
who was already seated in the car:
‘My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect
You.’
She responded: ‘Only If He (God) Travels In The
Trunk, Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full ‘
Hours later, news came by that they had been
involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died,
the car could not be recognized what type of
car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was
intact.
The police said there was no way the trunk could
have remained intact. To their surprise, inside
the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken
Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist &
entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was
the worst book ever written.
In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond
recognition in her motor vehicle.
Many more important people have forgotten
that there is no other name that was given so
much authority as the name of Jesus.
Many have died, but only Jesus died and rise
again, and he is still alive….
‘Jesus’
I have done my part by sharing this with you,
Jesus said ‘If you are embarrassed about me,
I will also be embarrassed about you before my
father.’

as you can see by reading that post, it was not some thing I created, it was just one of those forward, or share messages, and just so everyone knows I barely ever post those kinds of things, anything I usually post is my own creation. But the reason I posted this is because I liked the meaning behind it, and I think when some people read it, they were not getting the moral of the story, I think when some people read this, they took it as GOD killing people or causing harm.  But that is not what this message was about what so ever, at least it wasn’t to me!!! I took as a message to remind us to watch what we say and do, because we can cause death or life.

So I want to make it very clear, I do not think GOD harms, kills, or destroys, I repeat, GOD does not harm, kill or destroy, but we as people certainly do. I believe GOD loves, strengthens, encourages and builds us up, but he also gives us choices in life, and we have the choice to follow death or life, him being life, the devil being death.

And I think our actions and more importantly our tongues have much more power than we realize. Proverbs 12:18 says: There is one whose rash words are like swords thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. In Joshua 6: 1-27 it talks about how GOD commanded him to go around around the city for six days until GOD told them to do what??? SHOUT and play those trumpets, and once they did that what happened?? the walls of Jericho came down, because why? because their words, their actions were straight from the LORD and that  had meaning!!!.

words have always been a very important thing in our house, my parents and especially my father reminded us daily how powerful words could be, and I truly think thats one of the reasons I fell in love with words and writing so much.

To think our tongues could be so powerful that you could literally breath life back into another human being is amazing to me. there have been so many times I have felt hopeless and useless even, and than I have turned on a good song, or listened to a good teaching or read a powerful scripture and it literally has brought me back to life.

So I want you all to do me a favor, read that post again, but this time don’t focus on blaming GOD for the fact that he didn’t come in to save the day, but focus on the fact that each one of those people mocked GOD, mocked life, and basically just spit in his face, so if they did all that, and than got sick or died, how is that GODS fault??? I don’t think it is, sadly its their own fault, just like a smoker who smokes and a Doctors tells that person, if you continue to smoke you will surely die of lung cancer, but than all that person does is laugh and than lights another cigarette, if that person than died a month later of lung cancer, is it the doctors fault, or the person who smokes fault?

Just like we could bring life with our words we can bring death, its not GODS fault its our own, for opening those doors, there is a real devil and the minute you start speaking negative things it opens the doors right up for him to come and kill and destroy, don’t make that mistake all, speak life!!

Before I end I just want to give a fast testimony and a thank you. Over the past few months Beckah Shae had started a kickstarter campaign, which is a website people created to help get people to invest money in their projects, so they wouldn’t have to take a loan from a bank, its a really neat concept if you ask me, and I have been a part of a few projects so far, including Beckah’s, but every project usually always offers things, “gifts” you could except, the more you invest the better gift you can get, but there is also an option where you can just invest without taking a gift, and every project I have been a part of, selfishly I have always taken the gifts LOL.

But for some reason with Beckah’s I just felt I wanted to invest without getting, I just felt her and Jack had done so much for me that I wanted to have an opportunity to bless them back, and I knew this may be my only chance to ever do that, so I invested and opted to not receive anything in return, which ill be honest for me that was soooo hard, because even though I knew I was doing what GOD had asked of me, it was killing me to do it LOL because the gift I would have received is her album a week early and I was already dying to hear it, so I was wanting to jump at that opportunity with everything I had, and also I was down to my last itunes card and so I knew if I opted out of the gift I would have to use my last card on the album, which at first was hard to except, because well I’m cheap LOL but after praying I said ok LORD ill do it, I don’t even have to think twice, after all that family has done for me of course I have no problem doing that, and I even have no problem spending my last itunes card on the album LOL.

Than this morning to my surprise I get a facebook message from a wonderful GOD loving woman, who I only know from facebook and from Beckah, and she said for Wishbone Day she wanted to bless me and more importantly, she knew Beckah’s album came out today and knew how I loved her and so she sent me a itunes gift card that not only covered Beckah’s album but also another whole album on top of that, and this woman said she did it because as she was praying its what she felt the LORD telling her to do.

IS GOD GOOD OR IS GOD GOOD!!! REMEMBER HE ALWAYS GIVES US THE DESIRE OF OUR HEARTS, HE IS OUR DADDY, OR PROVIDER OUR BEGINNING AND OUR END. I KNOW THIS BLOGS A LITTLE SHORTER THAN USUAL AND THERES NO FANCY MUSIC VIDEOS, BUT I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT AND ARE BLESSED BY IT AND REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU ❤

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Please continue to be praying for me as I finish writing this book, I really could use all the prayers I could get. Again thanks for your time prayers and support, means everything to me, GOD BLESS ❤

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Tip of the Day (Day 10)

December 9, 2010

HI ALL. WELL I FEEL WHAT THE LORD WANTS ME TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY, IS FAITH!! I REALLY WAS HESITANT TO WRITE ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE I FELT THAT, I ALREADY WROTE ON THAT, WHEN I WROTE ABOUT THE BARLOWGIRL BLOG, BUT THE LORD KEPT LAYING IT ON MY HEART, AND LAYING OUT SIGNS EVERYWHERE FOR ME TO CONTINUE WRITING ON THAT, SO HERE I AM LOL. AWHILE BACK, WHEN I WAS STILL IN MY, CONFUSED STAGE OF LIFE, AND QUESTIONING GOD, AND HIS GRACE AND STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND MY WAY, I RECEIVED THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO, FROM SOMEONE THAT AT THE TIME I HARDLY KNEW, AND AT THE TIME I DID NOT EVEN KNOW SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN, AND HONESTLY I ASSUMED THE VIDEO, WAS SOME DUMB JOKE OR SOMETHING, AND I WASN’T EVEN GOING TO OPEN IT, BUT SOMETHING KEPT TELLING ME TO AT LEAST LOOK IT OVER, AND SO I DID, AND WHEN I STARTED WATCHING THIS, I WAS AMAZED!!!! I COULD NOT STOP CRYING, AND THINKING TO MYSELF, MY GOD IS JUST SO SO SOOOOO AWESOME, AND FUNNY. YOU SEE, WHAT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO WAS ABOUT, WAS THIS GUY SPEAKING ABOUT THE LORD, AND THE FIRST THING OUT OF HIS MOUTH, WAS BASICALLY THIS, THAT WE ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE, AND THE GOD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS, CREATED US!!! AND THAN HE GOES ON TO GIVE THIS AMAZING TEACHING, AND BASICALLY IN THE VIDEO HE PROVES TO US, THAT NOT ONLY DID GOD CREATE US, BUT HE HAS MARKED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, AND OH MY GOSH, THIS VIDEO IS SO AMAZING, THIS VIDEO CHANGED MY LIFE, AND I’M SO EXCITED, BECAUSE I FOUND A WAY TO PUT THIS VIDEO IN THIS BLOG, SO YOU ALL CAN WATCH IT TOO!!!!! PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO IT IS SO SO AMAZING. THIS STORY GETS EVEN BETTER THOUGH, LET ME EXPLAIN HOW I THINK THIS VIDEO LANDED ON MY DOOR STEP. YOU SEE THE WEEK I FOUND BECKAH SHAE’S MUSIC, LIKE I TOLD YOU IN THE PREVIOUS BLOGS, THE MINUTE I HEARD HER MUSIC, I STARTED TO FEEL LIKE MYSELF AGAIN, I STARTED TO FEEL JOY AGAIN, I STARTED TO FEEL THE PRESENCE OF GOD AGAIN, BUT I STILL HAD A SMALL PORTION OF ME THAT DOUBTED SOME STUFF, AND THERE WAS STILL A SMALL PART OF ME THAT WAS ANGRY, AND THAT DIDN’T WANT TO CHANGE MY WAYS, AND DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE UP SOME THINGS THAT I KNEW I NEEDED TO GIVE UP, AND YES I KNOW SOME OF YOU, THAT KNOW ME, MAY BE SHOCKED TO HEAR ME SAY SOME OF THIS, AND MAYBE SAYING, ARE YOU CRAZY, WHAT COULD YOU HAVE DONE, YOUR THE MOST GODLY PERSON I KNOW, YOUR LIKE AN ANGEL, AND I THANK YOU ALL FOR SAYING ALL THOSE SWEET THINGS. PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT STUFF TO ME ALL THE TIME OVER THE YEARS, AND IT IS SWEET TO HEAR, BUT IT IS NOT TRUE. I AM JUST AS HUMAN AS YOU ALL ARE, ALLOT OF PEOPLE THINK, IF YOUR SICK, OR IN A WHEEL CHAIR, YOU CANT SIN, AND THAT ALL US DISABLED PEOPLE, LIVE THIS PERFECT, SIN FREE LIFE, AND WELL THAT’S A GREAT DREAM, BUT IT IS NOT THE REALITY OF THINGS, WE SIN, WE HAVE DOUBTS, WE GET ANGRY, AND WE CAN GET JUST AS CONFUSED AS THE AVERAGE PERSON, WE HAVE THE SAME EXACT FEELINGS AS YOU ALL HAVE, WHY? BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN TOO, THERE IS ONLY ONE PERFECT PERSON IN THIS WORLD, AND THAT IS OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. I’M GETTING OFF TRACK AGAIN THOUGH LOL, SO ANYWAYS, AFTER I FOUND BECKAH SHAE’S MUSIC, I WAS LIKE WOW, I CAN FEEL HIS GRACE, I CAN FEEL HIM AGAIN, SO I STARTED PRAYING, AND SAID LORD, I NEED TO KNOW YOU AGAIN, I NEED YOU TO SHOW ME SOME SIGN, SO I KNOW HOW REAL YOU REALLY ARE, AND SO I KNOW YOU REALLY DO ANSWER PRAYERS, ABOUT 5 DAYS AFTER I PRAYED THAT, I GOT THIS VIDEO, AND IT WAS SO SO AMAZING TO ME, IT CHANGED MY LIFE, GOD CHANGED MY LIFE, I AM SO THANKFUL TO GOD, FOR STAYING STRONG WITH ME, AND CHANGING ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT. I DO BELIEVE THIS PAST YEAR WAS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ME, AND I DO BELIEVE, GOD CHANGED ME THIS YEAR, FOR THE BETTER. PLEASE IF ANYONE IS READING THIS, DON’T GET ME WRONG, I’M NOT SAYING, I WASN’T A CHRISTIAN BEFORE THIS YEAR, I WAS, BUT ALL I AM SAYING IS, THIS YEAR WAS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ME, AND THIS YEAR, I LEARNED WHAT BEING IN LOVE WITH JESUS MEANS, I ALWAYS LOVED JESUS, AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD PERSON AND CHRISTIAN, BUT THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A CHRISTIAN, AND LOVING JESUS, AND THAN BEING A CHRISTIAN, AND HAVING JESUS SAVE YOU, AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIM, I THOUGHT I KNEW THE DIFFERENCE BUT I DIDN’T, I ALWAYS PUT ON A GOOD ACT, AND ALWAYS KNEW THE PERFECT CHRISTIAN TALK, AND MY HEART ALWAYS BELIEVED IN WHAT I WAS SAYING, BUT TO A CERTAIN DEGREE. AS I SAID BEFORE THOUGH, THIS YEAR MY LIFE CHANGED, AND I LEARNED WHO GOD TRULY IS, AND AM GROWING, AND LEARNING, AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIM MORE EACH DAY. I JUST WANT TO SAY TO ANYONE READING, CHRISTIAN OR NOT, GET TO KNOW WHO HE REALLY IS, I WAS SO SO SURE I KNEW WHO HE WAS BEFORE, AND IF ANYONE WOULD OF QUESTIONED MY FAITH, AND LOVE FOR THE LORD, I WOULD OF SCREAMED UP AND DOWN, AND SWORE TO THEM, THAT I KNEW EVERYTHING I NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD, BUT BOY WAS I WRONG. IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE, THAT IS LIKE I WAS, THAT SWEAR THEY KNOW ALL THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD, I ADVISE YOU TO BE CAREFUL, BECAUSE IF YOU CONVINCED YOUR SELF THAT YOU KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT GOD, AND HIS LOVE, THAN WITH ALL DO RESPECT, BUT YOUR WRONG, NO ONE CAN KNOW EVERYTHING, BEING A CHRISTIAN IS A LEARNING PROCESS, I HAD TO GET TO A PLACE, WHERE I FINALLY HAD TO SURRENDER, AND ADMIT THAT I KNEW NOTHING, BEFORE I COULD FINALLY START TO LEARN WHO HE REALLY IS, BUT LIKE I SAID BEFORE ITS A LEARNING PROCESS, I HAD TO ADMIT, THAT I DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT HE DOES. I NEEDED TO STOP GIVING MYSELF SO MUCH CREDIT, AND LEARN TO GIVE HIM ALL THE CREDIT. I AM SO THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THE PERSON, HE IS RAISING ME TO BE, I KNOW I HAVE ALLOT OF WORK TO DO YET, AND ALLOT OF LEARNING AND GROWING TO DO, BUT ITS OKAY, BECAUSE I KNOW NOW, THAT I DON’T NEED TO KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS, BECAUSE HE IS IN CONTROL, AND IF HE IS IN CONTROL, THAN WHY WORRY? WHY NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING? LETS REMEMBER WHAT THE LORD SAYS IN REVELATION 3:14-22 IT SAYS. TO THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH IN LAODICEA THESE ARE THE WORDS OF THE AMEN, THE FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS, THE RULER OF GOD’S CREATION. I KNOW YOUR DEEDS, THAT YOU ARE NEITHER COLD NOR HOT. I WISH YOU WERE EITHER ONE OR THE OTHER! SO, BECAUSE YOU ARE LUKEWARM-NEITHER HOT NOR COLD-I AM ABOUT TO SPIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH. YOU SAY, I AM RICH; I HAVE ACQUIRED WEALTH AND DO NOT NEED A THING. BUT YOU DO NOT REALIZE THAT YOU ARE WRETCHED, PITIFUL, POOR, BLIND AND NAKED. I COUNSEL YOU TO BUY FROM ME GOLD I REFINED IN THE FIRE, SO YOU CAN BECOME RICH; AND WHITE CLOTHES TO WEAR, SO YOU CAN COVER YOUR SHAMEFUL NAKEDNESS; AND SALVE TO PUT ON YOUR EYES, SO YOU CAN SEE. THOSE WHOM I LOVE I REBUKE AND DISCIPLINE. SO BE EARNEST AND REPENT. HERE I AM! I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK. IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN AND EAT WITH THAT PERSON, AND THEY WITH ME. TO THE ONE WHO IS VICTORIOUS. I WILL GIVE THE RIGHT TO SIT WITH ME ON MY THRONE. JUST AS I WAS VICTORIOUS AND SAT DOWN WITH MY FATHER ON HIS THRONE. WHOEVER HAS EARS, LET THEM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAYS TO THE CHURCHES. WOW, SO DOES ANYONE GET WHAT THAT’S SAYING? GOD DOESNT WANT US TO ACT LIKE I WAS ACTING, HE DOESN’T WANT US TO BE “OKAY” CHRISTIANS, OR AS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HE DOESN’T WANT US TO BE LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS, HE DOESN’T WANT US TO MEET HIM JUST HALF WAY, HE WANTS US TO FALL DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH HIM, HE WANTS US TO GIVE OUR WHOLE SELF OVER TO HIM, HE WANTS US TO PUT OUR FULL TRUST IN HIM, AND LOOK AT WHAT THE REST OF THAT SCRIPTURE SAYS, ONCE WE MAKE OUR CHOICE, HE WILL DO WHAT? WELL IF WE DON’T CHOOSE HIM, OR CHOOSE TO BE LUKEWARM EVEN HE WILL SPIT US OUT, HE SAYS WE DON’T REALIZE THAT WE ARE WRETCHED, PITIFUL, POOR, BLIND AND NAKED, THAT’S WHAT HE SEES OUT OF THOSE WHO ARE LUKEWARM? MY GOSH IF HE THINKS THAT OUT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST LUKEWARM, THAN WHAT MUST HE THINK OF THOSE WHO ARE FULL FORCE SINNERS, AND NON BELIEVERS?? THAT SCRIPTURE CONTINUES TO SAY THOUGH, HE ASKS US TO BUY FROM HIM GOLD REFINED IN THE FIRE, TO ME, I THINK WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT GOLD, HES REALLY TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF, MAYBE I’M WRONG BUT THAT’S WHAT I THINK IT MEANS. THAT SCRIPTURE VERSE CONTINUES TO SAY , IF WE EXCEPT HIM, IF WE LEARN WHAT IT IS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM, HE WILL MAKE US RICH, AND GIVE US WHITE CLOTHES TO WEAR TO COVER ARE SHAMEFUL NAKEDNESS, AND HE WILL PUT SALVE ON OUR EYES, SO WE CAN CLEARLY SEE, HE SAYS THOSE WHOM I LOVE, I WILL REBUKE AND DISCIPLINE SO BE EARNEST AND REPENT. WE ALL JUST NEED TO GET OUT OF OUR STUBBORN WAYS, AND WITH ALL DO RESPECT, BUT GET OFF OUR HIGH HORSES, AND LET GOD TEACH US, LET HIM REBUKE US, LET HIM DISCIPLINE US. THAT SCRIPTURE VERSE SAYS HERE I AM, I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK, IF ANYONE HEARS MY VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN AND EAT WITH THAT PERSON, WOW HOW GREAT IS THAT!!!! SO BASICALLY IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS, IF WE FULLY EXCEPT HIM, HE WILL FULLY EXCEPT US!!!!! OUR GOD IS SO SO AMAZING. I HOPE THROUGH READING MY BLOGS, YOU ALL SEE AND FEEL HIS LOVE. IF YOUR SOMEONE THAT’S GOING THROUGH THE SAME THINGS I WAS GOING THROUGH, I HOPE MY BLOGS ARE ABLE TO HELP YOU, ABLE TO ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE YOU, AND I HOPE, I’M ABLE TO HELP AND TOUCH PEOPLES LIVES, THE WAY MY LIFE WAS TOUCHED, WHEN I LISTENED TO BECKAH SHAE’S MUSIC, AND MET HER, AND THE WAY MY LIFE WAS TOUCHED BY WATCHING THIS VIDEO ABOVE. I ALSO HOPE THIS VIDEO HELPS AND TOUCHES YOU ALL AS MUCH AS IT HELPED AND TOUCHED ME 🙂 AS ALWAYS, ILL BE THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU ALL, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU 🙂

TIP OF THE DAY (MAKE YOUR LIFE COUNT IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM, AND EDEN DAY 9)

December 7, 2010

PSALM 34:18

THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKENHEARTED

AND SAVES THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT

 

HI ALL. I’M AFRAID I HAVE SOME SAD NEWS TO REPORT TODAY, 2 MORE BABIES WITH O.I (OSTEOGENISIS IMPERFECTA) HAVE PASSED AWAY THIS MONTH, THE FIRST BABY I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT, ALL I KNOW IS, THE BABY WAS ONLY ABOUT A WEEK OLD, THE SECOND BABY THOUGH, I KNOW ABOUT PRETTY WELL, YOU SEE WHEN I FIRST STARTED THIS BLOG, I STARTED JOINING DIFFERENT O.I GROUPS, TO GET TO KNOW OTHER PEOPLE WITH O.I, AND TO GET TO KNOW THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE ONE GROUP I JOINED, WAS A O.I SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS, NOW I KNOW, I KNOW, I’M NOT A PARENT, AND TRUST ME, ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE GROUP, MADE ME WELL AWARE OF THAT FACT LOL, BUT I BEGGED THEM, IF IT WOULD BE OKAY IF I STAYED, BECAUSE I WANTED TO HEAR THEIR OPINIONS, ON WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE A PARENT, TO A CHILD WITH O.I, BECAUSE ONE OF THE REASONS I MADE THIS BLOG, WAS TO HELP ENCOURAGE PARENTS, ESPECIALLY PARENTS WITH DISABLED CHILDREN, AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE O.I. WELL THE FIRST WEEK I JOINED, I SEEN A POST FROM THIS WOMAN, TALKING ABOUT HER SON WILLIAM, AND HOW SICK HE WAS. NOW LAST I HEARD, OR SEEN, HE WAS DOING PRETTY WELL, AT LEAST IT SOUNDED LIKE HE WAS DOING OKAY TO ME, I CONTINUED TO WATCH THIS LADY TALK ABOUT HER SON, OVER THE PAST MONTH, OVER TIME HE KEPT HAVING GOOD AND BAD DAYS, AS FAR AS I COULD TELL, THIS FAMILY STAYED VERY STRONG, AND YOU COULD TELL THEY STUCK TOGETHER AS A FAMILY, THE MOM WAS ALWAYS POSTING SWEET PICTURE’S OF WILLIAM, LIKE THE ONE I HAVE POSTED ABOVE, AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT EVEN THAT PICTURE YOU COULD SEE HOW HAPPY THEY WERE TO BE PARENTS TO SUCH A SPECIAL LITTLE BOY. ONE TIME I EVEN SEEN A COMMENT ON FACEBOOK, WHERE PEOPLE WERE TEASING THE MOM, BECAUSE EVERYONE IN HER FAMILY WAS DRESSED UP FOR HALLOWEEN, BUT HER, AND HER REPLY TO THEM, WAS THAT SHE DIDN’T NEED TO DRESS UP, BECAUSE SHE WAS JUST THANKFUL, AND HAPPY TO BE A MOM, I WAS SO TOUCHED, WHEN I SEEN THAT COMMENT. I DO NOT REALLY KNOW THIS FAMILY, BUT YOU COULD TELL BY WATCHING THEM, HOW THANKFUL THEY WERE TO HAVE THEIR SON, EVEN IF IT WAS JUST FOR A SHORT TIME, 4 OR 5 DAYS AGO, THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BABY BOY THAT WAS NAMED WILLIAM, WENT HOME TO BE WITH JESUS. THERE ARE TWO REASONS WHY I WANTED TO SHARE THIS STORY, THE FIRST ONE WAS, BECAUSE, I WANTED TO ASK YOU ALL, IF YOU COULD PLEASE KEEP THESE FAMILIES LIFTED UP IN PRAYER, I’M SURE THIS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS BOTH THESE FAMILIES WILL EVER GO THROUGH. THE SECOND REASON I’M SHARING THIS STORY IS, BECAUSE I WANT YOU ALL TO SEE HOW SHORT LIFE CAN BE, WILLIAM, OR AS HIS MOM CALLS HIM, WILL, WAS ONLY ON OUR EARTH FOR ABOUT 5 OR 6 MONTHS!!! EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ONLY HERE FOR A SHORT TIME, YOU CAN TELL HIS PARENTS MADE THE MOST OF HIS TIME. THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU ALL, PLEASE MAKE THE MOST OUT OF EVERY MINUTE YOU HAVE, BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT IS YOUR LAST. SMILE MORE, LAUGH MORE, LOVE MORE, LIVE MORE. LIFE IS SO SO SHORT, AND WE TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED WAY TO MUCH, LETS NOT LIVE IN FEAR, LETS JUST LIVE! . LETS REMEMBER WHAT THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS, AND REALLY BE THANKFUL FOR OUR LOVED ONES, AND ENJOY OUR TIME WITH THEM, AND REMEMBER THERE WOULD NOT EVEN BE LIFE IF IT WERE NOT FOR OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, SO PLEASE DON’T FORGET, TO PRAISE HIM IN ALL THINGS, THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE PRAISE HIM, JUST WHEN LIFE IS GOOD, THAT MEANS WE PRAISE HIM IN ALL SITUATIONS, GOOD OR BAD. I WAS REMINDED TODAY OF A STORY IN THE BIBLE, IT IS IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL, IT IS ABOUT SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO, THE STORY TELLS US THAT THESE MEN WERE THROWN IN TO A FIRE THAT WAS 7 TIMES HOTTER THAN A AVERAGE FIRE!!, AND THAT THEIR HANDS AND FEET WERE TIED TOGETHER!, SO WHEN THEY WERE THROWN IN TO THE FIRE, THEY COULD NOT MOVE!!! DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? THE LORD, THE LORD HIM SELF APPEARED IN THAT FIRE WITH THEM, AND HE NOT ONLY GOT THEM OUT OF THE FIRE, BUT HE GOT THEM OUT, AND ALL 3 OF THEM DIDN’T HAVE EVEN ONE BURN MARK ON THEM, NOW IF THAT STORY, DOES NOT SHOW YOU ALL, HOW AMAZING GODS LOVE, AND GRACE IS, THAN I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL. IN ALL THE BLOGS I HAVE WROTE, WHAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS I BEEN TRYING TO GET ACROSS TO YOU ALL? DO YOU KNOW? ITS BEEN THAT, NO MATTER WHAT TRIALS YOU MAY HAVE, NO MATTER WHAT BATTLE’S YOU MAYBE FIGHTING, THAT YES GOD IS THERE FIGHTING RIGHT BESIDE YOU, IF YOUR FIGHTING A SICKNESS OR DISEASE, HES THERE, IF YOUR HAVING MARRIAGE ISSUES, HES THERE, IF YOUR HAVING FINANCIAL ISSUES, HES THERE, AND EVEN IF YOUR SOMEONE, THAT’S GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING THAT WILLIAMS PARENTS ARE GOING THROUGH, WILLIAM AS IN THE BABY I MENTIONED EARLIER, EVEN IF YOUR GOING THROUGH THAT, THE WORSE SITUATION ANYONE COULD EVER GO THROUGH, AND YES THE MOST HEARTBREAKING SITUATION, AND YES ILL ADMIT, IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT, SOME OF YOU MAY NOT FEEL LIKE GODS THERE, BUT EVEN IN THOSE KIND OF SITUATIONS, GOD IS THERE, HE IS MOURNING WITH YOU, HE IS HURTING WITH YOU, YOUR PAIN IS HIS PAIN, HE FEELS EVERY TEAR YOU CRY, WHEN YOU CRY, HE CRIES WITH YOU, AND WHEN YOU FEEL LOST, AND HOPELESS, AND LONELY, JUST KNOW YOUR NOT ALONE, AND THERE IS HOPE. IF YOU EVER FEEL LIKE LIFE IS WORTHLESS, AND IF YOU FEEL UNLOVED, UNAPPRECIATED, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, I’M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE HOLD ON, THINGS WILL GET BETTER, THERE IS SOMEONE THAT APPRECIATES YOU, THAT LOVES YOU, AND THAT FEELS PURE JOY EVERY TIME YOU SMILE, THAT PERSON IS OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, HE DIED FOR YOU, HE GAVE HIS LIFE UP SO WE ALL COULD LIVE. THE LORD NEVER SAID LIFE WOULD BE EASY. HANG IN THERE WITH ME THOUGH, CAUSE I PROMISE YOU, THINGS WILL GET BETTER, AND EVEN DURING A TIME WHERE YOU THINK, LIFE MAY NOT BE WORTH LIVING, PLEASE KNOW IT IS, I PROMISE YOU LIFE IS WORTH LIVING. YOU MAY OF GOT KNOCKED DOWN, BUT YOU CAN, AND WILL GET UP AGAIN, YOU MAY OF GOT THROWN IN TO A FIRE, BUT DON’T WORRY, BECAUSE WHEN YOU COME OUT, GODS GOING TO MAKE YOU AS PURE AS GOLD!!! I KNOW I SAY THAT IN MY BLOGS A LOT, BUT I CANT HELP BUT ALWAYS WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT, I THINK THAT IS SO AMAZING!!!!. PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP BOTH THE FAMILIES WHO LOSS THEIR BABIES IN YOUR THOUGHTS, AND PRAYERS, ALSO I HAVE ANOTHER FRIEND, WHO IS HAVING SURGERY TOMORROW, PLEASE KEEP MY OTHER FRIEND IN YOUR PRAYERS TOO. I WROTE THIS BLOG UP KIND OF FAST TONIGHT, SO PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR ANY SPELLING, AND GRAMMAR ERROR’S THAT THERE MAYBE, THAT I DON’T SEE LOL, BEFORE I END TODAY’S BLOG I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE YOU ALL WITH THIS SCRIPTURE VERSE, PSALM 18:1-3. I LOVE YOU, LORD, MY STRENGTH. THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER; MY GOD IS MY ROCK IN WHOM I TAKE REFUGE, MY SHIELD AND THE HORN OF MY SALVATION, MY STRONGHOLD. I CALLED TO THE LORD, WHO IS WORTHY OF PRAISE, AND I HAVE BEEN SAVED FROM MY ENEMIES. WOW HOW AWESOME IS THAT SCRIPTURE VERSE, ANY TIME YOU FEEL DOWN, PLEASE READ PSALM 18:1-3 TO YOUR SELF, ANY TIME LIFE STARTS TO GO BAD, JUST SAY NO, MY LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER. WHEN I FOUND THIS SCRIPTURE I WAS SO EXCITED, AND I WAS LIKE OH MY GOSH, THAT’S IT, THAT’S EVERYTHING I BEEN TRYING TO TELL THEM ALL. I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN MY LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS, AND MY DELIVERER, BUT IF YOU EVER DOUBTED, THAT HE IS ALL THOSE THINGS, THAN WELL DOUBT NO MORE, BECAUSE THERE IT IS IN THE BIBLE, IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND ALL I GOT TO SAY NOW IS, THE BIBLE DON’T LIE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!! THE LORD HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS, MY DELIVERER, SO NOW CHOOSE TO LET HIM BECOME YOUR ROCK, YOUR FORTRESS, YOUR DELIVERER. THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!! FOR LIFE, LOVE, JOY, AND HAPPINESS. GOD BLESS ALL MY READERS, ILL SEE YOU TOMORROW ALL, REMEMBER I’M ALWAYS PRAYING FOR YOU, AND THINKING OF YOU, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU!!!!

TIP OF THE DAY (DAY 7) DEDICATED TO MY PARENTS THOM AND SHELLIE YAFANARO

November 27, 2010

HI ALL. SORRY FOR LATE START AGAIN, WAS BUSY DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS WITH MY MOM. I GOT A LETTER THE OTHER DAY FROM A NEW MOMMY WHOSE CHILD HAS O.I, SHE HAD ASKED ME TO TALK MORE ABOUT MY PARENTS, AND TALK ABOUT THE TYPE OF PERSON I AM BECAUSE OF THEM, SO THAT IS WHAT I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY, I HAD BEEN WANTING TO DO IT FOR A FEW DAYS NOW, JUST WAS WAITING ON GODS TIMING, AND I FEEL THAT TIME IS NOW!! WOW WHERE DO I BEGIN, WELL FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD NOT BE THE PERSON I AM IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEM, EVERYTHING I HAVE LEARNED THROUGH OUT MY LIFE, I HAVE LEARNED FROM THE GREAT EXAMPLE THAT THEY HAVE SET OUT FOR NOT ONLY ME, BUT ALSO MY BROTHER, AND SISTER. THEY HAVE TAUGHT US HOW TO LOVE, AND TAUGHT US ABOUT WHAT TRUE LOVE IS, AND WHO OUR TRUE LOVE SHOULD BE, WHICH IS OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. MY PARENTS HAVE TAUGHT ME TO NEVER BE ASHAMED OF THE PERSON I AM, MY PARENTS HAVE TAUGHT ME TO ALWAYS HAVE A OPEN HEART TOWARDS OTHERS, AND TO ALWAYS PUT GOD BEFORE EVERYTHING ELSE, EVEN BEFORE OUR SELVES. MY MOM IS A WONDERFUL MOTHER/CAREGIVER, AND BEST FRIEND TO ME. BOTH MY PARENTS HAVE GIVEN THEIR ALL IN TO TAKING CARE OF ME, AND GIVEN ME THE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU ALL READ MY PAST BLOGS, BUT IF YOU DID, YOU WILL SEE ONE FROM A WEEK AGO, WHERE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, AND SICK, I WAS SICK FOR ALMOST 3 DAYS, MY MOTHER STAYED UP WITH ME FOR ALL THAT TIME CARING FOR ME, AND COMFORTING ME. THAT IS JUST THE TYPE OF PERSON SHE IS, SHES ALWAYS CARING FOR OTHERS, BOTH MY PARENTS DEFINITELY HAVE A SERVANT’S HEART. MY DAD HAS ALWAYS TAUGHT ME, TO BE MYSELF, NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY OR THINK, DON’T LET IT BOTHER YOU, YOU KNOW THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE, AND GOD WILL SHOW YOU IF THERE ARE THINGS THAT NEED TO CHANGE WITH IN YOU. THOSE ARE JUST TWO OR THREE THINGS THAT MY PARENTS HAVE TAUGHT ME. ONE OF MY TWO MORE SPECIAL MEMORIES FROM WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, WAS WHEN MY DAD CAME HOME FROM WORK ONE DAY, AND GAVE ALL US GIRLS WHICH MEANS ME MY SISTER AND MOM, THIS HEART JEWELRY, MINE WAS A RING, AND MY SISTERS, AND MOMS I THINK WAS BRACELETS, AND WHEN HE GAVE IT TO US, HE TOLD US HE WANTED US TO ALWAYS WHERE IT, SO THAT WE WOULD KNOW HIS HEART WAS ALWAYS WITH US, MY DAD WOULD ALWAYS DO SPECIAL THINGS LIKE THAT FOR US. AFTER I GOT OLDER THOUGH, AND IN TO MY TEEN YEARS, MY RING STARTED TO GET SMALL, AND MY MOM KEPT TRYING TO GET IT OFF ME BUT I WOULDN’T TAKE IT OFF, SO FOR MY,  I THINK IT WAS 16TH BIRTHDAY, MY PARENTS HAD A HEART SHAPED RING MADE FOR ME, AND IT HAS 4 HEARTS ON IT, AND MY PARENTS TOLD ME, THAT EACH HEART REPRESENTED SOMEONE, ONE HEART WAS MY MOMS, ONE HEART WAS MY DADS, ONE HEART WAS MINE, AND ONE WAS THE LORDS, AND THEY TOLD ME THEY WANTED ME TO ALWAYS WEAR THAT, SO I KNEW THAT THEIR HEARTS WERE ALWAYS WITH MINE, I HAVE NEVER TAKEN THAT RING OFF. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT MAKE MY PARENTS SO GREAT, AND MAKE ME THE PERSON I AM. SINCE YESTERDAY WAS THANKSGIVING, MY TIP FOR TODAY IS TO TRULY THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR GRATEFUL FOR. I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY PARENTS. I WOULD NOT BE THE PERSON I AM IF NOT FOR THEM. I AM SO THANKFUL GOD PICKED THEM TO BE MY PARENTS, I WOULD NOT BE ALIVE IF IT WERE NOT FOR CHRIST JESUS. I’M SO THANKFUL THAT MY PARENTS WERE INTRODUCED TO GODS LOVE, AS YOUNG ADULTS, AND THAT THEY WERE THAN ABLE TO INTRODUCE ME TO THAT SAME KIND OF LOVE. BE THANKFUL BE THANKFUL BE THANKFUL THAT’S ALL MY TIP IS FOR TODAY. GOD BLESS ALL WHO READ THIS 🙂

TIP OF THE DAY (DAY 6)

November 24, 2010

HI ALL. I’M SO SORRY I’M RUNNING SO LATE ON WRITING MY BLOG, ITS BEEN A VERY HECTIC DAY LOL. I SPENT TIME TODAY WITH MY MOM, AND SISTER, WHILE THEY GOT STUFF READY FOR TOMORROWS BIG THANKSGIVING DINNER. MY TIP FOR TODAY IS TO BE KIND TO OTHERS, AND NOT BE SO JUDGMENTAL, AND JUST PLAIN RUDE. ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO I WAS IN A MALL SHOPPING FOR BABY CLOTHES FOR MY FIRST, AND SOON TO BE NIECE.  AS WE WERE SHOPPING WE DECIDED TO GO GET A PRETZEL, AND COOKIE, AND CHILL OUT ON ONE OF THE BENCHES, AND AS WE WERE SITTING THERE THIS LADY, NO OLDER THAN LATE 50’s EARLY 60’s,  SHE GOES TO WALK BY ME, AND SHE STOPS DEAD IN HER TRAPS, AND TURNS AROUND, AND WALKS RIGHT OVER TO ME, AND LITERALLY STARES RIGHT IN TO MY FACE, PEOPLE CAN BE SO RUDE TO THE DISABLED. INSTEAD OF STARING AT US OR LOOKING AT US LIKE WE ARE FROM ANOTHER PLANET, WHY DON’T YOU TALK TO US LIKE A HUMAN BEING? SO MANY PEOPLE THINK IF YOUR IN A WHEELCHAIR OR ARE SMALL, YOU GOT TO TALK TO US LIKE WERE BRAIN DEAD OR SOMETHING. WE HAVE A BRAIN PEOPLE!!! WE CAN THINK FOR OUR SELVES!!! INSTEAD OF STARING AT US, TALK TO US, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS WE WILL MOST LIKELY BE ABLE TO ANSWER THEM. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT ALL DISABLED PEOPLE, BUT I DO KNOW WITH MYSELF ID RATHER YOU ASKED ME STUFF THAN JUST LOOK AT ME LIKE I’M A FREAK. I CAN UNDERSTAND IF KIDS STARE AT US, BUT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY AN ADULT WOULD? IF YOUR AN ADULT, START ACTING LIKE IT!! ESPECIALLY THE CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD, I’M SORRY TO SAY BUT YOU ALL CAN BE JUST AS BAD, WHICH IS EVEN MORE SHAMEFUL, BECAUSE YOUR SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER THAN THAT. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARK REMEMBER? SO MY TIP FOR TODAY IS THOSE OF YOU WHO REALLY DON’T KNOW HOW TO REACT AROUND DISABLED PEOPLE. MY TIP IS, IF YOU SEE A DISABLED PERSON DON’T STARE ITS SO SO RUDE, AND HURTFUL, AND IF YOU SEE ONE, DON’T BE AFRAID TO GO UP, AND TALK TO THEM LIKE HUMAN BEINGS.  MYSELF FOR INSTANCE I’M 25 INCHES TALL, I GOT SO MANY PEOPLE THAT MAY COME UP, AND TRY TO TALK TO ME, BUT THAN WILL BLOW IT, BECAUSE THEY TRY TALKING TO ME LIKE I’M A 4 YEAR OLD LITTLE KID LOL. COME ON WORLD YOUR SMARTER THAN THAT. ALL WE WANT IS TO BE TREATED OUR AGE, AND NOT BE JUDGED BY OUR LOOKS. YOU HEAR ON THE NEWS ALL THE TIME NOW, IF A KIDS DIFFERENT IN ANY WAY THEIR GETTING PHYSICALLY, AND MENTALLY BEAT UP TO THE POINT THEY DON’T EVEN WANT TO LIVE ANYMORE, THAT IS SO SO SO SAD. A CHILD SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FEEL LIKE THE ONLY WAY TO GET NOTICED OR RESPECTED IS BY  BEING RUDE TO OTHER KIDS!! WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO ATTACK EACH OTHER WE ARE SUPPOSED TO LOVE EACH OTHER, AND ITS SAD THAT MOST KIDS OUT THERE DON’T KNOW THAT. THESE KIDS ARE ATTACKING OTHER KIDS BECAUSE MORE THAN LIKELY THEY ARE LEARNING ALL THAT IN THEIR OWN HOMES, AND I KNOW FOR MYSELF I CAN UNDERSTAND IT, I SEE IT EVERY DAY WITH ADULTS, JUST BY HOW THEY TREAT ME OR OTHER DISABLED PEOPLE, SO IF AN ADULT CAN DO THAT TO A DISABLED PERSON, AND THEIR CHILD SEE’S THAT, THAN OF COURSE THE KIDS GOING TO GO IN A SCHOOL, AND DO THAT SAME THING TO ANYONE THAT’S DIFFERENT, ITS CALLED LEARN BEHAVIOR PEOPLE!!! I AM SO THANKFUL MY PARENTS TAUGHT ALL OF US TO BE RESPECTED, AND BE RESPECTFUL, TO EVEN PEOPLE THAT MAY LOOK OR ACT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE ARE USED TO. MY PARENTS TAUGHT US TO NOT JUDGE OTHERS. THEY SHOWED US WE CANT CONTROL WHAT OTHERS THINK OR DO, ALL WE CAN CONTROL IS OUR SELVES. THAT’S REALLY ALL I GOT TO SHARE FOR TODAY, IT ISN’T MUCH, BUT ITS ALL I FELT THE LORD SHOWED ME TODAY. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING. I WILL MORE THAN LIKELY NOT BE BLOGGING TOMORROW, I’M PROBABLY TAKING THE DAY OFF LOL. BUT PLEASE KEEP COMING TO THE SITE, THERE’S MANY THINGS TO READ, AND LOOK AT. PLEASE ANYONE THAT READS THIS BLOG I ASK THAT THEY BE BLESSED IN JESUS NAME. GOD BLESS, AND HAPPY TURKEY DAY 🙂 P.S I KNOW THERE ARE ALLOT OF TYPOS, BUT WAS TRYING TO GET THIS DONE IN A HURRY SO I APOLOGIZE

TIP OF THE DAY (DAY 5)

November 23, 2010

WOW WELL THERE IS JUST SO MUCH RUNNING THROUGH MY LITTLE HEAD LATELY, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN LOL. AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, MY ALL TIME FAVE CHRISTIAN SINGER MADE ME AND MY FAMILY A VIDEO YESTERDAY, AND THE MESSAGE BEHIND IT WAS TO BE THANKFUL, THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING IN LIFE EVEN THE LITTLE THINGS,. SHE GAVE A SCRIPTURE VERSE IN THE VIDEO WHICH IS, 1 THESSALONIANS 5 16-18, SHE, AND ALL OF US IN THE VIDEO, WERE ALSO TRYING TO SHOW YOU ALL TO NOT GIVE UP, FIGHT BACK, AND BELIEVE IN HIS WORD, HIS PEACE, HIS JOY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HIS LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER SCRIPTURE SHE PUT IN THE VIDEO IS MARK 9 VERSE 23 IT SAYS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF A PERSON BELIEVES!!!! BELIEVES IN WHO? OUR LORD OF COURSE!!! SO MY TIP FOR TODAY IS JUST BELIEVE, AND BE THANKFUL THAT WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE WE CAN BE FREE TO BELIEVE!!!! IT IS SO EASY FOR US WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING RIGHT IN LIFE TO GET ANGRY AND MAD, AND NOT BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THE LIFE THAT CHRIST HAS MADE FOR US. REMEMBER HE DIED, AND ROSE AGAIN FOR OUR SINS, OUR TROUBLES OUR HEART ACHE. SO WHEN YOU THINK OF THE BIG PICTURE HOW COULD YOU NOT BE THANKFUL. HE GAVE US LIFE, SO WHO CARES IF YOU GOT A BILLION THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, I HEAR SO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAIN CAUSE THEY GOT TO GET THIS DONE OR THAT DONE, AND ARE PANICKING CAUSE THEY ONLY GOT SO MUCH TIME TO DO IT. ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THAT STUFF? REALLY COME ON? YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING DONE THERE’S NO REASON TO GET DEPRESSED IF YOU DON’T. RIGHT NOW IN MY HOUSE HOLD MY MOM HAS TO TAKE CARE OF ME WHO IS SICK, MY GRANDPA, AND MY DADS BUSINESS, AND STILL MAKE A THANKSGIVING DINNER, OH AND DID I MENTION OUR VANS IN SUCH BAD SHAPE SHE LITERALLY HAS TO PRAY BEFORE SHE GETS IN IT TO MAKE SURE SHE GETS THERE SAFELY LOL. MY POINT IS THOUGH EVEN THOUGH WE GOT STRUGGLES EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE TRIALS YOU WILL NOT SEE US FREAKING OUT OVER IT, BECAUSE WE KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF LIFE, AND WE SEE THE MIRACLES GOD HAS DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. DON’T GET ME WRONG YES THERE ARE BAD DAYS WHERE WE TOO JUST WANT TO GIVE UP, AND NOT FIGHT BACK, BUT WE GOT TO FIGHT BACK. PEOPLE ASK ME ALL THE TIME, WELL IF THIS GOD YOU SPEAK OF IS REAL WHY DOESN’T HE DO SOMETHING TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER? REMEMBER THE BIBLE OR GOD NEVER SAID LIFE WAS GOING TO BE EASY!!! THE BIBLE TELLS US THERE WILL BE STRUGGLES, AND HARD TIMES. THERE’S MANY STORIES IN THE BIBLE, THAT TALK ABOUT STRUGGLES, AND HARD TIMES. LOOK AT THE BOOK OF RUTH EVEN, I KNOW YOUR ALL PROBABLY SAYING THE BOOK OF RUTH? WHY SHE GOT WHAT SHE WANTED AND NEEDED IN THE END RIGHT? WELL YES THAT’S TRUE, BUT IT DIDN’T INSTANTLY HAPPEN, HER LIFE WAS TORN APART, AND SHE HAD NOTHING LEFT TO LIVE FOR, BUT DID SHE GIVE UP? NO SHE DIDN’T, SHE REFUSED TO GIVE UP, SHE MADE A CHOICE OF NOT GIVING UP, AND EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS HEART BROKEN BY THE LOSS, SHE STILL PICKED UP THE PIECES OF HER LIFE, SHE EVEN TOOK CARE OF HER MOTHER IN LAW. DEEP DOWN RUTH KNEW THAT GOD WAS IN CONTROL. THAT’S HOW WE NEED TO LIVE, WE NEED TO STOP DWELLING ON THINGS, GOD HAS OUR LIVES ALREADY PLANNED OUT FOR US!!! IF WE LISTEN AND OBEY HIS WORD, WHAT GOD HAS FOR OUR LIVES WILL COME TO PASS. IN THE BEGINNING OF THE LORDS PRAYER IT SAYS WHAT? OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN HALLOWED BE THY NAME THY KINGDOM COME THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. DOES ANYONE GET WHAT THAT MEANS? THAT MEANS WHATEVER GOD HAS FOR US IN HEAVEN, WE DON’T NEED TO WAIT TILL WERE IN HEAVEN TO GET IT, WE CAN HAVE WHAT IS IN HEAVEN RIGHT HERE ON EARTH!!! WE JUST NEED TO BELIEVE BELIEVE BELIEVE BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!! STAND FIRM ON HIS WORD, ANY TIME NEGATIVE THINGS COME TO PASS GET OUT THAT BIBLE QUOTE THOSE SCRIPTURES, AND SAY NO TO ANY NEGATIVITY OR BAD THING THAT TRIES TO ATTACK YOU, AND YOUR LIFE. PSALMS 50 VERSE 3-4 SAYS OUR GOD APPROACHES AND HE IS NOT SILENT FIRE DEVOURS EVERYTHING IN HIS WAY, AND A GREAT STORM RAGES AROUND HIM. THAT’S HOW POWERFUL OUR GOD CAN BE, HE IS FIGHTING WITH YOU, HE IS FIGHTING FOR YOU. SO PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD AND FIGHT OFF ANY BAD THING THAT’S IN YOUR WAY.  THAT IS MY TIP FOR TODAY. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED DAY, I ASK THAT GOD TOUCHES THE HEARTS OF WHO EVER READS THIS IN JESUS NAME


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