November 7, 2019

I learned a long time ago that the only place my soul can find rest is in the arms of Jesus. I rest by seeking His face and reading His Word otherwise I’m just spinning my wheels.

November 7, 2019

When my heart is overwhelmed the best source of comfort that I run to is Jesus Christ. He always makes time for me to share my heart and never turns me away. My Lord, My Savior, My King, and My truest friend.

November 6, 2019

Once I realized that God’s strength reaches out to me…I reached back.

November 5, 2019

I’m writing another short poem for my book & I’m laughing b/c usually my short poems are very dark, like some I’ve shared on here in the past people have asked if I’m ok. Lol, It’s just easier for me to write them from darkness to light but these-no darkness.

I read/study the Bible so I can build MY relationship with the Lord. When that IS the focus…that’s when life changes. I can glorify His name with all power through Christ Jesus because I have a heart for the Blessed Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

November 2, 2019

Whenever I feel discouraged I pull from my arsenal… Prayer The Word of God Devotionals Friends Who Encourage. Sitcoms ***The sitcoms are definitely a bonus! Lol

November 2, 2019

My next writing project is a prayer book & although I pray on here twice a day it’s been a struggle to write these prayers for the book. You know why.. I was trying to do the ONE thing I tell people not do being fancy with words vs praying with an open heart.

November 1, 2019

When, people say…your relationship with Lord seems so genuine. It is! Lol It took a lot of hard work because I didn’t trust Him not that He didn’t trust me. I’m thankful He has hung in there with me. Thank You, Lord, for surviving me, I know I’m a handful.

Every time my life is chaotic and I feel the chaos it’s because I haven’t taken the time to be in God’s presence. Peace only comes as I spend time with Him.

October 26, 2019

Once I realized my faith walk was just that…mine!….then I could run this marathon called life with God as my coach setting the pace specifically for me. I don’t have to try to keep up with or outrun anybody else.

October 26, 2019

Even though this would be me on skates those who really know me know that I am a FANATIC about watching ice skating. This is my sport I watch while everyone else is watching football. My happy place for today and all winter!

October 24, 2019

If I want the heart of God it requires I spend time with God. He floods my heart HE will overflow into every area of my life. This is always my goal!

October 23, 2019

When I think about all the chapters that have occurred so far in my life…I have to thank God for His love, grace, & mercy because for many of those chapters I despised Him for my painful journey. I wanted a plot change, He wanted me to TRUST the author.

October 18, 2019

I often say “well I’m just Rhonie,” God says “well I’m just God! So just Rhonie infused with just God equals power.” Mic drop

October 17, 2019

After many months of not dancing, I finally made it to a hip hop workout class…somewhere on the dance floor is a piece of my 48 yr old soul. Oh my goodness somebody pray for my limbs. Lol I hope this made you smile.

October 16, 2019

Once I realized that God MUST be a priority that’s when things changed in my life-beginning on the inside of me. I’m not saying that I’m walking down candy coated streets- I’m walking with the one who can change the street so I’m able to walk it. Mic

October 15, 2019

The hardest thing for me to get over at times is why hasn’t or doesn’t God intervene more in my life which is a question of God’s sovereignty. It comes down to what I believe about God working in & around me. SO I continue on my journey to trust Him more.

October 10, 2019

Every day I must remember it’s a marathon, not a race and the pace is set by God, not by the circumstances around me that try to slow or deter me. I must keep running God’s instructed pace from day-to-day.

October 8, 2019

Being grateful is a skill I constantly work on because it’s very easy to take so many things for granted in daily life. With that being said, I’m very grateful to all of you!

September 29, 2019

I used to think that God was on everyone’s side but mine. As trial after trial came my way, I felt the verdict never went in my favor THEN I realized I wasn’t depending on the best attorney possible…Jesus Christ.

September 28, 2019

It has been weeks & weeks finally tonight I am back to writing my next book. I mean weeks & weeks of busyness has derailed me BUT you know what…simply adjust & move on. I’m excited because I’m writing about the ONE thing I used to hate to do PRAY.

I’m a post it writer…size doesn’t matter! Lol

September 27, 2019

God made all of us unique & He uses each of us in an unique to walk in our Godly assignments for His glory in order to spread the good news of our savior Jesus Christ. I’m continually growing in how God wants to accomplish His will through me and so are you.

September 26, 2019

Learning to let go of the past & move forward, I certainly understand getting beyond painful moments are challenging, even for myself. The key that I’m learning more & more is soaking myself in the Word…not just reading it but letting it soak into my heart.

September 23, 2019

As we often feel…it is easier for me to grasp God’s love for others versus myself. This is an area I must constantly work to realize more and more. God loves me for me.

September 18, 2019

I love this pic! Anytime there’s a statue around & I have my camera…my family already knows that posing time is coming. I think my hubby was jealous. Lol #weddingshenanigans

September 16, 2019

Left my camera bag at the reception hall & my youngest daughter got a flat tire driving back to college after the reception. Luckily my oldest was able to get my bag & my youngest wasn’t on the highway when her tire blew…that’s grace.

September 14, 2019

The goal is to finish the race. It’s easier to give up than to press into the things of God. Trust me I understand but keep running.

I know people say you just popped up… not really! My relationship with the Lord is far from a pop up! Been singing His praises throughout my life. This is a FB post from nine years ago. Still me!

September 13, 2019

Thankful for a day of REST! I’ve been frequently asked about how much sleep I actually get because most know I write in the middle of the night due to lack of sleep in spite of working full time & battling Crohn’s disease. It gets rough at times I won’t lie.

September 12, 2019

Yes…I did it! The last swim lesson of the summer & I jumped off the diving board! Now I’m not going to lie I had about 5 mini-panic attacks before I could do it. I can cross jumping off a diving board from my bucket list. Lol

September 9, 2019

I have to constantly remind myself who holds my hand, which is Jesus Christ my savior & when I do that I can be assured of the guidance that follows.

September 8, 2019

God challenged me to forget not His benefits as I ride out the storms. God has indeed kept me from destruction. Amen

September 7, 2019

Where’s the prayers? To be honest I’m a little off my game I will keep it real. I’m tired! Lol Tiredness is a perfect tool for the enemy to come in & try to steal whatever God is continually planting. Give me a little more time to be watered by God. See ya!

September 2, 2019

So many people came up to me after service yesterday because I danced so freely during worship like it was me & God. They felt it was a blessing to see BUT honestly, you can’t worship God publicly that way w/o spending time with Him privately that’s what spoke.

September 1, 2019

I am not perfect but my key is knowing who is & running to Him at all times. Christ is my perfecting grace!

August 31, 2019

Someone told me yesterday God radiates from you. How humbling but that statement could never be made if I wasn’t working every day to spend time with God through prayer & study of His Word to get His DNA to shine forth.

August 30, 2019

I think the hardest thing for me to do is grace myself. God often reminds me that He’s waiting on me to quit condemning myself.

August 29, 2019

I’m continually learning how to let go. God can’t be my all and all if I don’t trust falling into His arms.

Every day I work on my listening ear for God’s voice. I’m not a prayer genie, a prayer guru, a prayer warrior, a prayer fanatic. I am a person who works on her relationship with the Lord & prayer is how we’re SUPPOSED to communicate with God. That’s what I do!

August 28, 2019

Where would I be if not for God’s grace? Hiding in fear.

August 23, 2019

Let me tell you what a chronic illness does…either you’re going to believe that Jesus is real or you won’t. Whew! What a week- I made it & with the wisdom I will be headed to the doctor tomorrow because this week has been beyond normal…

August 20, 2019

One of the things that I do when I’m really in a low place is to bombard my Spirit with scripture especially Psalms. That’s critical! I’m adding two more chapters in Psalm as my faves, of course, my norms are 23,46,73,91 but now I’m adding 40 & 116.

I’m going to keep it all the way hundred % ! Plz say a prayer for me! Anytime we’re doing an assignment for the Lord the enemy is not idle if it’s making an impact so is he throwing everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at me…certainly BUT I know who to bomard on repeat-Jesus!

What is it about Crohn’s Disease that’s really bothering me at the moment is inflammation like even drinking broth/tea hurts…can you imagine. I have one spot on the left side where my intestines begin to turn that’s inflamed causing enough pain to get on my nerves. Lol

I talk about Crohn’s Disease but I have friends who battle other chronic conditions such as Sickle Cell Anemia back in 2014 there was a bold lipstick for Sickle Cell awareness. I was barely recovered from receiving my own diagnosis two months earlier I still did the challenge.

August 20, 2019

I tell people all the time my walk is not for the faint of heart. When your every meal is like playing Russian Roulette…EVERY MEAL! I know my triggers BUT it doesn’t even matter sometimes. I have no more words for tonight. #crohnsblues

August 19, 2019

I spent some time in my backyard looking up at the sky & feeling the gentle breeze across my face. What a moment of serenity. I wanted to pick up my pen & write but I didn’t want to lose the moment. Trust me it was a Godly time of peace that infused my soul.

August 18, 2019

I remember at one of my lowest points when I really didn’t know the Lord & I was very sick. I was disappointed & frustrated at God… thinking well who is He saving? Certainly not me! Well, I’m still here… thank God for grace & forgiving me of such thoughts.

August 17, 2019

So I shared my testimony back in 2015 of how I got to dance after battling back from Crohn’s BUT I also had a set back right after that experience & ended up needing surgery but guess what…that was the LAST surgery I had…Victory!

If you read my testimony, where I said I was a living skeleton at one point well there was another point before that time when I had a staph infection from extra intestinal symptoms not knowing I had Crohn’s. I weighed 80 lbs-I’m 5’7 so…

My testimony from 2015! Hardly being able to walk to dancing on the same stage as the Broadway plays that come to Cincinnati…come on that is nothing but God! Plus I’m not a professional dancer YET I still danced on that stage. God is good!

August 15, 2019

I get asked about the prayers ALL the time…how can I possibly come up with them so consistently twice a day & they’re all different? My answer- I can’t! It is strictly The Holy Spirit. The prayers are a perfect example of His endless ability to provide. Let me add I must do my part by feeding my Spirit on the Word of God otherwise the supply will run out.
Some of y’all are on empty! Fill up & then watch how the Spirit will move.

August 13, 2019

When I didn’t have a personal relationship with the Lord I thought He hated my guts otherwise why would I be going through such painful times. That’s a trick of the enemy. The treat is realizing that God IS/WAS on my side & kept me from total

August 12, 2019

Keeping it real! We’re going around worried about what other people are saying about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t have time for that b/c the KEY is what is coming out my OWN mouth about the gospel or am I neglecting my assignment monitoring others.

August 10, 2019

Jesus, please be an energy drink today for it is a busy day! Before you come for me no I don’t drink energy drinks nor coffee. It’s called Crohn’s Disease & caffeine is one of the worst triggers for me I have to be really careful! Cranberry juice it is! Lol

August 07, 2019

Yesterday was a day of encouragement for me as a writer. God gave me exactly what I needed to keep going & not give up. He graces me to write! I didn’t grow up writing all my life instead, life put a pen in my hand & said write into someone’s life words of hope

July 24, 2019

I can’t speak for anybody else but every day it’s imperative that I ask God for His grace to do the things He has called me to do otherwise I’d be cowering in a corner somewhere.

July 24, 2019

I survived another swim lesson & my husband survived me. I’m smiling in this pic but doing laps…exhausting! Trusting a skinny noodle to float around in the deep end…anxiety! Counseling for my mental stability…needed! Lol