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.
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 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.
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 is 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 everyday 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