Thought for the day:

Thought for the day: Live an intentional life! You either live by design or default! You may as well design a life you desire!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


OK..OK... I am going to Nineveh! Well, not literally but I realize that I have been running from some things that God has been calling me to. Partially because they seemed too big for me or I did not feel like I was equipped for them. It's funny God can show you sign after sign or slowly inch you into something that he wills for your life and you still have doubts. Or at least I do. My faith walk is growing though and I am learning to trust God and take him at his word no matter what. I have had several people tell me that I am called to be an intercessor. They didn't know that it was confirmation because I had dreamed that there was this huge building with corridor after corridor and door after door. I was walking in and out of these doors praying for people. Now God is bringing this to pass through different situations and eventhough I know that this is the season for me to really embrace this and walk in it, it seems like such a huge responsibility, a little scary. The thing is, once I surrendered and said, OK God, I will do this...not in my might but by your Spirit, things began to manifest in other areas of my life. I recieved a job that I had been praying about, I am well on my way to debt freedom, I have seen spiritual growth in myself and others I have been praying for, and I am trusting God that in my continued obedience, there will be more manifestation. What is your Ninevah? Where is God calling you to? Jonah learned that you can go willingly or be thrown overboard in the storm. Either way, God will get His Glory out of you.


I am thankful for:
  • salvation
  • family
  • friends
  • shelter
  • food on my table
  • clothes on my back
  • education
  • clean water
  • the air I breathe
  • each breathe I take
  • Love (ability to give and receive)
  • Pastors (past and present)
  • books
  • music
  • laughter
  • smiles
  • for each new day
  • the smell of rain on pavement
  • having a job
  • being called to work with children
  • being a Hospice volunteer (puts a lot in perspective)
  • chocolate

The list can go on and on but most of all, I am thankful, that I still have a heart that is filled with an attitude of gratitude.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


This was written by one of my besties! (Hey Kira, girl) I thought It was so awesome, I had to share.

And there Jesus was leaving the city of Jericho
People were following Him-for they hated to see Him go.
Blind Bartimeus was there on the road and heard Jesus was passing by
He was overwhelmed,he wanted healing so with a loud voice he began to cry-
"Oh Jesus,Son of David,have mercy upon me"
"I am a blind man and my desire is to see!"
The people there said "Hush up! He doesn't have time for you!
"Just sit there and be quiet Jesus has much better things to do!"
But Blind Bartimeus cried even louder "Son of David,have mercy upon me
I am a blind man and my desire is to see!"
Right there in that moment Jesus stopped-yes He stood still
For He had heard a voice of faith calling out to Him at will.
Jesus said to the people "Tell him,tell him to come here!"
And they did just that saying "Bartimeus,be of good cheer!"
"For Jesus has called you,so get up,get up,arise!
"He may have compassion upon you, yes He may heal your eyes!"
So Bartimeus got up and cast His garment away
His garment of doubt and pain and fear-those things could no longer stay!
And Jesus said to him "What is it? What shall I do for you?
Your voice was louder than the rest-above them all I heard you!"
"Lord," Bartimeus said "I want to receive my sight today."
"I know if I want to see,then You are the only Way!"
Jesus said "Your faith,your faith has made you whole."
"So go on you way Bartimeus,now onto other people you won't have to hold!"
Immediately he received his sight,yes Bartimeus was no longer blind!
He was made whole. He was set free-soul,body and mind.
The garment he layed down,he did not return to get it
For He was a free man what could he do with it?
I know that man Jesus Who can do the same for you!
He heals every affliction and every pain He'll carry you through.
So ARISE! I say-put down that garment and cry out-
"Jesus,I am afflicted,I come in faith and not in doubt!"
"Hear my cry,my Lord- Have mercy upon me."
For I am blind as Bartimeus once was and my desire is to see."

Now unto Him Who is able to keep me from falling-the Lover of my Soul-Jesus Christ

Friday, November 9, 2007


This young lady's name is Blair Wingo. She is a part of the Passion 4 Christ movement. I was sent a link to one of her videos a while back and every time I see another, I am in awe of how she is allowing Christ to use her. I pray for such boldness and passion. Enjoy and be blessed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


This morning I was led to read the account of Lazarus' death and resurrection in John 11. My spirit was focused on "Jesus wept." As I began to pray something was revealed to me. Jesus knew his assignment. He knew that his friend Lazarus was to die. He knew that he would go back only after 3 days. He knew that he would bring Lazarus back from death and he also knew why God had ordered these things so. It was to give those who believed in Jesus, a deeper, stronger belief. To take them to another level of worship and devotion so to speak. As Jesus returns to Bethany, he is questioned 1st by Martha, then by Mary as to why he did not come earlier to save his friend. Jesus begins to become disquieted in his spirit, perhaps a little angry. He asks them where they laid Lazarus and then Jesus weeps. I have heard many explanations as to why he wept, the main one being that he loved Lazarus so. As I prayed, I was given something else though. What if Jesus wept because all of those who said with their mouth that they believed that he was the Messiah...The Christ... in the same instance openly questioned his abilities and his motives. Which ultimately was a questioning of their faith in who Jesus was. How many times has Jesus had to weep in our lives. How many times have we looked at a situation and said, Yes, Jesus I believe that you are the Son of God, I believe that you have all power.....BUT. I think it is our "buts" that make Jesus weep. In the natural, I do not like to see those around me cry from hurt, disappointment or pain. I decided this morning to never make Jesus weep because of my disbelief again. I will trust in him and rest in the fact that all things are working for my good!

Friday, November 2, 2007


I thought I would share two funny little stories with you guys today.

I had my first visit with my Hospice clients last week. Since it was my first visit, a veteran volunteer went with me. The visits went well. I must say that I am not happy with the overall care given at the nursing home that they are in though. Anyway, one of my clients is an alzheimer's patient. We all know how that disease can make you regress to another time period in your life. Well, this lady saw me and I guess it put her in a time warp to pre-civil rights because she started telling me a story about how someone she knew was going to get him a black boy. I patiently smiled and listen as she relayed the story. Then before I left I asked her if I could pray with her...and I did. After visiting some of my other clients, We passed by her again. She was sitting in the same place staring off in space. As we walked by her, We told her that we would be back soon to visit her. With a big bright smile and a giggle, she boldly proclaimed, "I hope not". All I could do was laugh because I was sure that she meant to think that and not say. it.

I was feeling under the weather this weekend so, I made an appointment to see my doctor. The nurse gave me a gown and told me to slip it on and the doctor would be right with me. As I was getting undressed I heard "Great and Mighty" playing. Not thinking about the fact that there was no music playing anywhere else in the office, I thought, "Wow, how wonderful. They are piping Gospel music through the intercom." I listened for a while, and then remembered that I had changed my ringtone the night before and the music was coming from my phone. (LOL)