Here is just a tiny glimpse of my book, “Get Thee Behind Me”

The smell of fresh blood was in the air.  Everywhere I looked, there were bodies…dead bodies.  Some I recognized and some I did not…some were family members…some were friends – low and behold, I was the only survivor.  But wait a minute, I hear people talking and dogs barking.  I see white men with whips and guns in their hands and spying eyes to see if anyone had survived.  I quickly trampled over the dead bodies and stumbled over my mom –  part of me wanted to cry – part of me wanted to scream.  I knew if I did either, they would capture and kill me like they did the others.

Deja Vous

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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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It’s All About Timing

April 26, 2013

As I embark on a journey to do that which GOD has purposed me for, I wonder what took me so long.  What took me so long to realize writing was a gift to be used to help people live a better life?  I had it all wrong; you see, I thought in order to make a difference; I had to sit behind a desk anticipating the next project – wanting to please my boss with what I have learned.  But as it turned out, I was only burying myself deep in projects while still parked in neutral – not going anywhere fast.

We all think we know what we want, when HE knows what we need.  Now, I’m not going to turn this into a preachy piece of information, but sometimes, we do not exceed in life because we go after the wrong things….

I wrote an e- book titled, I Am My Mother’s Daughter’ – it’s not doing so well.  I thought I “wanted” to be an author of best-selling books.  I just knew my e-book would sell.  Guess what, it didn’t.  This wasn’t the type of writing that I was supposed to get into to or was it.  Maybe I went about it all wrong and just assumed I knew I had what it took.  Wrong.  If my husband, publisher, family, and friends, said it was great; then how come it’s not selling?  Well, maybe it wasn’t in GOD’s plan for me to be an author – at the moment.  It has to be on HIS timing, not ours.  It’s all about timing.

But, I didn’t give up hope that writing was still a gift I had, having published my first poem as “unknown” at the age of 12 because my mom couldn’t afford to get it published:

If life was like roses so pure and so sweet

There would be no problems between you and me

 It went something like that….too bad I can’t remember the rest.  But writing has been my passion for as long as I could remember, it just took me many years later to figure out what to do with it.

 Writing can be used to uplift others with encouraging words of wisdom….it can be used in research to find out the latest cure for diseases…as a letter to a dear friend….it can be used to give you the latest updates on what’s hot and what’s not….writing can be used for any and all things which is good.

 Writing gets me through my day when I’m frustrated – when I am at work and things seem to get a little out of hand, I pull up Microsoft Word and type my thoughts.  It relieves all the anger inside and brings forth a better temperament for the remainder of the day. 

 The journey that I am embarking on, will take me places I have never been before (from the comfort of my home), allowing me to help those in need and loving it.  Any journey you take in life is supposed to have some sort of purpose behind it. Ask yourself the following questions as you embark on your journey:

 

  • Am I doing it to better my life or someone else’s or both? 
  • Am I helping someone in need?
  • Am I doing all I can to make a difference?
  • Is this what I am asked to do?
  • Is this a need or a want?

 It’s all about timing.  If you go for something and it doesn’t turn out the way you intended, consider it a blessing.  There are bigger and better things waiting for you ahead.  When you look back on your life, you will be glad you didn’t take what you thought you wanted.

 This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

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It’s All Good

October 31, 2012

There are times in life when I wished I had never taken the advice of others; but what can I say, what’s in the past is in the past.  The reason why most of us cannot move forward is because we are stuck in the past.  Dawning on “what ifs” and “if only(s)”.  It gives us great relief to blame somebody else and not wanting to take the responsibilities ourselves.  Just remember this: When you point one finger at someone, the other three are pointing right back at you. 

I understand that some of things are out of our control, but most of what happens to us, we bring on ourselves by not “listening”.  Not listening first of all to God.  But how can you listen to God if no one told you about Him.  How can you listen to God if you never went to Church, or you went to Church and did not understand what the Preacher was talking about?  The latter happened to me.

I went to Church on most Sunday’s as a little girl, but no one ever told me I had to accept Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior.  No one ever told me that I needed to listen to His still voice and remain obedient.  I never knew how to love or to accept someone loving me.  Truth be Told, I was bitter, stayed angry all the time, and did not want any close relationships.

Was I deemed a failure?  Maybe, but for the most part, I was lost.  It was nothing for me to blame someone else for my failure or lack of wisdom.  Hey, it wasn’t my fault no one told me how to live my life according to His purpose. 

One bright and sunny morning, I got up and looked at myself fully in the mirror.  Wondering, why am I the way I am?  Out of nowhere, I received my answers which were:

  1.  You are selfish
  2. You are sarcastic
  3. You are of a jealous nature
  4. You are quick to blame someone else
  5. You never listen to Me
  6. You never talk to Me

Wow, I thought, I am a horrible person.  No, I wasn’t horrible; I was just lead down the wrong path by listening to other people’s advice and not seeking God first.  The answers I received where all “convictions”.  We are loved by God first…He loves us no matter how disobedient and a wreck we are in our lives.  He will tell us what we need to do in order to be blessed. 

Failure is now something I look at as Spiritual growth.  God is trying to tell me something.  But, if we give up because of failure, we will never know what God had planned for us.  As of now, you may be going through changes in your life, count it all “good” because He is working.

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