The rest of the world stood still as I wonder my place within it.

How could it be something so large and I stand alone to defend myself against flesh…world…Satan.

It’s not so I do it alone, but through God’s grace and mercy, I shall overcome all that try and steal my soul…I shall make the enemy my footstool.

A little taste of “Get Thee Behind Me”

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It’s always tough when you try to piece your life back together after a tragic incident; whether it’s losing a loved one, losing your home, financial burdens, sickness, or spiritual death.  Starting all over again takes a tremendous amount of strength, focus, obedience, trust, and in my situations, faith and constant conversations with God.

Often times, you go through life trying to be accepted by friends, family members, parents, and your spouse – hope is often lost in pleasing people.  No matter how much you try, you can’t please everyone.  I would often get the guilty stare down when I say the word, “no”.

I have also noticed, the closer I get to God, the more people will bring up the past.  I refuse to be defined by my past – the moment I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Personal Savior, the old me was put away and the new me was born.  The past does not define my future.

Each and every morning, I thank God for keeping my heart beating throughout the night and filling my lungs with oxygen.  The alarm clock didn’t wake me up, He did.

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My book Get Thee Behind Me is a non-fiction book in the making.  It details the cycles of abusive relationships, infidelity, and separation of family.  In a world so divided…so are families.  Witnessing my mom being beat in the head with a brick…she survived, forcefully thrown on the floor and breaking her leg as she lie on my bedroom floor in agony…she survived, going to jail for a crime she didn’t commit, but my brother did in order to save her life…she survived.  All my sisters have been in similar situations…they survived.  These and more stories will come to life in my book.

This is why the book I am currently writing is important to me.  It is near and dear to my heart and those that have been through or are going through the same cycles of abuse.  It has to stop and it starts with you.  Be a survivor and know when to get out of an abusive relationship.  There is no shame, but if you stay in the relationship, you only have yourself to blame.

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Moment of Truth

March 1, 2015

Being married for 25 years, I often get asked the question:

How did you manage to stay together this long?    Marriage involves compromises…a lot!  You have to give a lot and get a little.  There are going to be lots of disagreements that may lead to heated arguments, but if you are married and have never had an argument…lucky you.  You will go through trials and tribulations together and separately…this should make you stronger – if it doesn’t, don’t question it – seek help from a much Higher Authority.

Never take advice from other people, whether they are married or not…draw upon your own experience and learn to trust each other.  My husband and I have gone through a lot together, but through it all, we have managed to keep our marriage together.  Yes, people will try to manipulate, disrupt, and intervene….people will lie on you, talk about you, and will stop at nothing to make your lives a living hell.  It’s up to you.  Do you believe everything you hear?  Jump to conclusions…each other’s throats?  Do you get mad at each other and stop speaking for a couple of days?  Or, do you discuss it?  Admit you were wrong and try to mend things?

I was given bad advice….NEVER AGAIN!  You see, when you are given advice – take it – and it backfires…Do you know what you will hear from the one giving the advice?  “You didn’t have to take my advice.”  Lesson learned.

There are a lot of couples that have been married longer than my husband and me and there are some that are just starting out.  For the most part, don’t wear your feelings on your sleeves – don’t take anything too personal.

Please don’t give up too quick on each other.  As I mentioned earlier, sometimes you have to seek a Higher Power.  The idea is to be united as “one” not “two”.  Get your priorities straight by placing God first, family second, and everything else will fall in place according to God’s will and purpose for your life.

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I turn on the news and all I see is evil, evil, and more evil.  It doesn’t really matter what station you turn it on…father killing family and turns gun on himself, kids killing parents, parents killing kids…you get were I’m going.  Are we in that much of a depressed nation? Have we as a people truly lost control on the building blocks of this nation?  Are we that greedy? Jealous?

Families are not visiting each other like they used to because no one can keep their mouth shut.  It’s as if no one is happy unless someone is unhappy.

Here’s the thing:

  • We can’t blame anyone for our current situation.
  • We can’t blame anyone for the wrong we do.
  • We can’t blame anyone for the wrong we say.
  • We can’t blame a particular color, race, creed, or gender.

We as a family need to learn to stick together and let bygones be bygones.  Whatever happened in the past, let it stay in the past.  We has a nation need to learn to stand up for what we feel or know in our hearts to be wrong.

From here on out…as difficult as it may seem, but we can do it…let’s:

  • Love each other.
  • Support each other.
  • Forgive each other.
  • Put away all evil speaking towards each other.

We can’t judge each other, that’s not what we were placed on this earth to do.

In short, let’s just be there for each other no matter what!

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The Road Less Traveled

January 11, 2015

As a little girl, I have always had ‘something’ in my shadows.  Whenever I would go to sleep, it would wake me up.  Whenever I was awake, it would invade my thoughts.  Now that I am a grown woman with a husband and kids of my own, ‘something’ is still in my shadows.

I was always living in someone else’s shadows; eager to please, pretending to be something I’m not or afraid to be who God created me to be.  I realize I have missed out on a lot because I was always afraid to take that leap….afraid of the unknown.

It’s one thing giving advice, but it’s a whole other thing taking it.  So, here it goes.  I started on my second book, Get Thee Behind Me. I will be traveling down a road I have never traveled down before…Non-Fiction…based on actual facts. Once it’s all said and done, you will cry with me, laugh with me, rejoice with me, and be blessed with me.  It’s time to get out of everyone else’s shadow and do my darn thang!

I will keep you posted of a publication date….keep me in your prayers.

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Moment of Truth – Woe is Me

November 30, 2014

As humans, we are not perfect.  We have all experienced  and/or exercised things in our life we are not proud of.  We have all in some way or another hurt someone’s feelings….spoke negatively about a person….spoke out of term….cursed….swore….and some have even tried and perhaps succeeded in seeking revenge on a foe, friend, and/or loved one.  But the question you have to ask yourself is:

Was it all worth it?  Why do we do what we do without any regret or remorse?  Why do we desire to hurt someone?  Gossip?  Stretch the truth?

In my past and present experience, it’s because:

1.  We want the attention.

2.  We have not yet forgiven the person that caused harm in our lives.

3.  It’s all about us and no one else.

4.  It’s our way or no way.

5.  We are unhappy and it bothers the hell out of us to see someone else happy. (especially if they have wronged us in some way….we feel in our hearts they don’t deserve happiness – they need to suffer).

6.  We love to blame others (as if we don’t have a mind of our own).

7.  We can most definitely point out someone else’s mistake, but neglect to see our own.

These our everyday issues that we have to get a handle on.  Wishing someone drop off the face of the earth does not solve anything; in fact, it leads to a miserable life because we are so focused on others…what they are doing….how they are living….who they are sleeping with – until we lose focus on what’s really important….yep, you guessed it – “God”.

Let me ask you something.  Do you for a moment think that Jesus let other people slow Him down by criticism, negative remarks, rudeness, revenge, and gossip?  The problem is we as humans worry too much about what other people say about us (I have been guilty of this, but no longer).   We our NOT our past and we should NOT let our past circumstances ruin God’s purpose for our lives.  DO NOT go around blaming other people for your trial and tribulations (the old woe is me should no longer be a part of your vocabulary).

It someone asks you a silly question, give a silly answer (or like me, say nothing) with a smile and “Keep it Moving”

Listen, no matter what we do or say, there is ALWAYS going to be judgement and criticism.  Pray for those lost souls.  Don’t miss out on your blessings!  It doesn’t matter if you caused a situation because of your big mouth (been there done that – learned the hard way) or was a victim of someone’s big mouth – Let it go and let God…

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