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Preserving Family Traditions!

27 Oct

Preserving Family Traditions!

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My family and I have just recently gone on a little mini vacation that was so much fun. We took our travel trailer/camper and headed up to a little place in Georgia that we have absolutely fell in love with. This year alone we have stayed there three times. Why, you may ask? My answer is simple: I only have a limited number of years with my children to create long lasting values and wonderful family bonds. We spend time together, doing what we love to do. I am so thankful for so many wonderful childhood memories, that I want to create in them the same kind of wonderful times. I feel that I am passing onto them, what my parents gave to me. So with that said, the following memories that I am sharing is what I am trying to imprint in my own children…………

When you come from the country it is always great to get back to the country. When I was a child we always lived on a farm. Growing up in the country and farm living was hard work, but it is work that builds something on the inside of you. We worked hard but we also played hard as well. As a child we were rarely inside the house until it got dark. There was always something to do outside. Whether it was playing hide and go seek, tag, or something that was popular is our neighborhood was playing softball. Our neighbors and cousins would all come over for games of softball in our huge front yard. If we weren’t playing softball, we were fishing, either in our own pond, or in nearby creeks. When we did come inside, after we eat our supper and cleaned up, we played card games until bedtime. We watched some television but it was very limited as again we lived in the country. We never had cable, so we usually only received one channel, which I remember was terrific on Sunday nights as a Walt Disney movie would come on. Our whole family would gather in the living room and watch.

My Dad and Mom loved to fish. We had wonderful times in the creeks fishing and swimming, but also on the creek banks as we could always have cook-outs. It is amazing how wonderful food taste when you cook it outside. The real treat came when my Aunt Jessie and Uncle Donald came to visit us from Ohio in Kentucky as it meant that we would camp out. They too loved to fish, and so they planned summer vacations to come and spend with us. It was a wonderful vacation as the adults fished all day, we cooked out and set around the campfire talking and visiting. For the children, it meant tons of swimming, hanging with cousins, and eating good food. It is sad that these times we now live in, visiting with relatives seems to be a thing that only occurs at a family reunion or God forbid funerals, but when I was a child, our cousins were our best friends and we visited and hang together all of the time. It was a wonderful childhood. These were precious family times that I remember, and so my husband and I try to do the same or at least create the same kind of memories for our children. Unfortunately we do not live close to our children’s cousins for them to hang out with often, but they have cousins that come from Ohio at least once a year to do exactly what we did when I was a child. They bring a camper, we take ours and we head to our wonderful little place in North Georgia that I mentioned that my family and I just returned from. The guys go fishing and the girls go do what we really like to do, but then we meet back at the campers. We cook wonderful food and play card games until bedtime. Our children love these times and look forward to them every year.

The point is that childhood memories good or bad help develop who we are. My parents have both gone to Heaven now, but what they deposited on the inside of their children and grandchildren remains as a precious treasure. My husband and I are simply carrying on a wonderful family tradition that in my opinion would solve so many of our society’s issues. Get our kids off of computers games, out from in front of the t.v. and spend time creating wonderful childhood memories with them! They will forever be grateful, as these are lifetime gifts you are giving to them.

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Today is a New Beginning!

10 Oct

Today is a New Beginning!


As the Lord paints a beautiful new morning skyline in brilliant flashes of pinks, purples, and golds in my neck of the woods here in Georgia this early morning, I am so blessed to be able to appreciate its beauty!  Sometimes it is so important just to stop all of the hustle and bustle and simply realize that today is a new day filled with new mercies and a new beginning!

Have you ever just had a week that you would like to rewind and start all over again?  You know you sound almost like the 9 to 5 song by Dolly Pardon, “You stumble out of bed, stumble to the kitchen, pour yourself a cup of ambition, yawn, and stretch and try to come alive!”  But what happens to your perky little self when you finally stumble into the kitchen to put your morning coffee on, and suddenly you dump the filter and have a huge mess to clean up.  What happens to your ambition then?   Or, maybe you begin to do housework, so you throw in a load of laundry in the washing machine and begin just humming along until you throw those same clothes into the dryer.  An hour later you find out, that your clothes dryer suddenly decides it’s done and won’t heat up… Sound familiar?  What do you do?  Do you stress over it or do you realize what’s happening and immediately say, “Okay, tomorrow is a New Day and a whole New Beginning!”

I have failed too many times to think of things that suddenly do not turn out the way I thought they should have, in a positive way.  However, if I let it go, before long, I have this whole drama queen role played out. You know instead of singing the bubbly 9-5 song, I am now singing the Hee Haw Theme song, “Gloom, Despair, Excessive Misery!” Thank God, I do not have those excessive misery parties nearly as often as I used to because I have learned to stop before I get to that point.  I now literally say out loud, “No, not this time! No, I am not going there, because this stuff or this thing that just went wrong didn’t take God by surprise and it didn’t come to stay.  All things will pass, whether good or bad.    This is just an opportunity for me or you to start a new beginning!  Thank you, Father!”

I guess the point of this post today, is to simply remind myself and others, that nothing escapes our Father’s all Seeing Eye!   He never slumbers nor sleeps, so he is aware of all we go through whether it is something small or large.   He is never surprised and already has made a way for us to get through it. However, we must stop to realize He has us and He cares about what we care about! He has a new sunrise for you and a brand new Beginning!
Psalm 138:8  (KJV)  The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands

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Simply Following After Purpose with Passion!

14 Sep

Simply Following After Purpose with Passion!

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Do you have something on the inside of you that drives you to get out of bed in the morning?  Do you have a desire to do something with your gifts and talents that may seem so “out there” that if you shared it, people may think you’re definitely a little nutty?

If your answer was a big fat yes to my questions, than you and I already have so much in common!  We could probably be great Pals, Friends, and Buds that could hang out at a coffee shop and talk for hours on what we would like to see happen in our lives!

I love it…this is what gets my blood pumping in the morning!  This is really my whole desire when I began blogging. I wanted to connect with people who were like-minded, but also reach out to those who were secret dreamers.  I wanted to be an encourager for those who needed to have someone they could trust to share their dreams with.  My desire was to maybe even help if I could!

You see, I actually think we are the “leaders.”  Our desire to fulfill our purpose makes us passionate about doing something that stretches us to the limit.  We are deeply touched by success stories from those who have worked hard and were able to succeed in what they were passionate about. We know if they did it, then so can we!

I want to encourage you that are reading today…All of your effort that you have thrown toward fulfilling your dream has not been a waste of time.  For instance, I have been faithful in writing this blog, honestly at times feeling like, who really cares or is anyone even going to read it!  However, I kept at it, because my passion is to reach out to the One!  If just  One secret dreamer, found and read my blog and it inspired them to “get out of their comfort zone of timidity” and do their dream, then all of my effort behind each blog post would have been worth it!

Yay! I’ve had several people that have done just what I described.  They were secretly hoping to “write a book, or become an artist, or simply share what was on their heart. Or maybe they followed a recipe or tried Essential Oils and began sharing with their friends and family.”  Suddenly they realized that they had a choice, to stay hidden or be brave. They began with a simple first step and then another and then another!  I now know a community of authors who have books published or are in the middle of writing their books.  I know artist that are painting wonderful gifts for friends and family and even doing business selling their artwork.  I know others who are passionate about many things, but what is wonderful is that my passion and purpose of really helping them and seeing them fulfill their God-given purposes is being fulfilled.

I am a firm believer that what you give away freely will return back to you multiplied over and over again!

So my passion when I began doing this blog several years ago was to simply encourage “One dreamer at a time, spirit, soul, and body” by using my gifts and talents of writing, painting, encouragement through my gift of gab, being a Mom, to help fulfill their God-given purpose!  However, as I stated above, God has exceeded my wildest dreams in that He wanted all of the “Ones” I was able to encourage to meet with the other “Ones” until we are now a community of Encouragers doing our dreams!

Nothing excites me more…so if you are still a secret Dreamer and would like to reach out to me or connect, please feel free!  Blessings my Friends, Pals, and Buds! May all of your Dreams Come True!

 

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The Choice is always yours!

10 Sep

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The Choice is always yours!

10 Sep

 

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Are you holding the pen to your life story or have you handed over to other people, or circumstances? God the Creator is the author of my life story, He holds the pen. However, He has given me a free will to choose what my life will be. He tells us that we have the power to choose life or death. Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:……….

20 (KJV)That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. either choose life or death, blessing or cursing.

I often hear people say “I didn’t have any choice but to do this or to do that!” It is true that sometimes it seems as though we have no choice, but we always have a choice. We often think by not doing anything when circumstances are too difficult that we have not made a choice, when in reality, by doing nothing, we’ve made a choice! We chose to let the circumstance write that paragraph or chapter in our life’s story. Sometimes we live years of our lives chained or imprisoned by a circumstance where we thought we had no power to make a choice, but the good news is we still can make powerful choice and walk into a brand new chapter of life.

Face it, life is not always peaches and cream as many of the circumstances in life are not fair or just. In life we are always going to have conflict. Many times in our story the circumstances are the villains. They are the bad guys because once we surrender to them; they like to dictate how we live from that point on. Are we going to let the villains of circumstance keep us sidelined in our own life’s story? Or…. are we going to make powerful choices that cause our circumstances to change. We choose and make decisions to either stay stuck or to come out of the circumstances. Our choices determine how that old chapter ends or if it does.

I want to encourage you today to trust God and make a quality choice now! This is a choice whereby you will not change your mind! God honors you when you are confident in Him. He will help you when you will be determined to take action. He will help you to begin a new chapter and break the chains of past decisions in your life! However, If you do not choose now to go forward, sadly you have let the villain of circumstance keep you from turning the page to a brand new chapter in your life! Again the choice is always yours!

 

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Hold on for the Ride!

21 Aug

  Hold on for the Ride!

Have you ever had times when it just seemed as though you were grinding away at your purpose, but still you didn’t feel as though you were making progress? Do you know that it is not how quickly we make progress but rather the progress we’ve made that counts……….

This year has been a huge stretch for me in so many ways. I’ve had to learn how to hold on for the ride, rather than try to drive everything myself! Maybe that sounds foreign to you, and just a heads up, from someone who has had to learn to do it, it feels foreign as well. However, I am a Christian Author, and in order for me to fulfill my purpose of what my Father wanted to do with my books, I had to have a change of mind! Because I have, it is amazing what I have accomplished through Him. I give God all glory for the great things He has done!

Up until this past year, I thought I was to write and publish books as I already had 5 books published. Which I am to do, however, God wanted me to think bigger and higher and let Him out of the little box that my thinking kept Him in! Sometimes, God will use other people to help you to think differently, which is what happened to me. This is why I am writing to you. Maybe again like me you are grinding away at your purpose, however you know there is more that the Lord wants to do with it. You just do not understand it all. May I suggest, just ask Him to be the driver of your purpose. Simply hold on for the ride! So if He created you and I, and placed within us our purpose, then it is logically sound thinking to simply let Him drive it where He wants to take it and you and I simply obey when He shows us what to do, right?

This is a true testimony of God’s ability to help me when I had finally had the mind shift that I wasn’t the creator of my purpose, God was. ALL of the following happened within a year because I simply got into position and co-labored with God, to do my purpose. I am blown away at the progress I’ve made in just one year. On August 15, 2016, I published a book entitled 5 Steps to Birthing Your Dream a Spiritual Midwife’s Manual! That book went #1 on Amazon’s Bestselling List. Because God had divinely set me up and taught me how to do it! I got in line with what God had for me and just simply done one thing at a time that He walked me through. This is not to brag on myself or pat myself on the back, but again to simply give Glory to God! In the past year I’ve had 2 of my published books to go #1 Bestselling, I’ve created a complete Steps to Birthing Your Dream Video Program, I really took on the role of being a Spiritual Midwife to others to help them birth their dreams and purpose by doing a Private Membership Group Coaching. I will launch another brand new book 7 Keys to Put Your Life in Drive by the end of this month if all goes well, and have already created the videos for a new Video Program with this new book. I have done Webinars, Facebook Live, Conference Calls and helped others to become #1 Bestselling Authors! God is amazing when you simply hold on for the ride! He is why I’ve made huge strides in my purpose all of this has come to fruition this year. It has been such a joyous and adventurous ride, and I want to encourage you! Will you let God be the driver of your purpose and simply hold on for the ride?

 

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Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

10 Aug

Taste and See that the Lord is Good!

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Psalms 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

This life changing story may sound like a fairytale because of the of times we are now living in. When I was young, speaking of God was a common practice and something that was reverenced.  However, now many people think that to be a Christian is just a person following a bunch of religious rites.  Don’t get me wrong there are many “religious people “in the world and I say that not to put them down, but rather to say I have experienced something far better than a religion.  I’ve experience the person Jesus Christ who hates religion.   I have discovered a real and living God who adores me and loves me with a passion.  He is a living and life changing God.

You may be asking, “How can you say that for sure?”  My answer to you is experience.  For instance people can say to you, “Try this piece of delicious cake,” but until you actually taste the cake you do not know whether it is delicious or not, right?”  It is the same way with a true and loving God, if you only go by what people tell you about him or what you believe to be true without actually tasting to see if He is good yourself, how will you know if He is truly good?  Below is just one of the earliest memories and true stories of my life changing experiences with a Living and Loving God.   This was not the religious God that people talk about and try to exploit to justify their actions of manipulation and control of other people.   No this was a real encounter and experience that I had as an innocent little child whose life was radically changed by a real God who came to heal our family.

Once upon a time when I was a little girl around four-years-old, barely old enough to climb into a church pew, my parents took my sisters and me to a little country church.  Even though as a child I never understood all of what I was experiencing or all of who I was experiencing I would feel the wonderful presence of God that sent chills all through me. I would hear beautiful songs that were uplifting and praised God.  When His Presence would come, I felt peaceful and hopeful that all things were going to be good.  I would watch my Mom and Dad, as tears streamed down their faces.  I never understood why they were tearful, but again I never felt alarm as though I needed to be upset.  The Presence of God  comforted me.   I somehow knew that it was a good thing that was happening. I saw my family one by one dedicate their lives to the Lord, especially my oldest sisters and I can remember them getting baptized as the church family gathered on the banks of a nearby creek.  So what did that experience of that Presence do for us?

I believe the greatest experience and evidence of God’s real goodness to us, was when my Dad was radically changed.  He used to party and drink with his friends and other members of his family, while he left my Mom and Six girls home waiting on him.  When he would finally come stumbling through the door, I remember how the whole atmosphere of our home would change.  He would be angry because we would be watching a T.V. show called “The Monkees.” I remember how he would rage when he came in until we scrambled to turn it off, his reasoning was because they were “Longhaired hippies!”  However, once my Dad experienced God’s Presence, he was never that same man, instead he became another man altogether.  He never touched alcohol again. He would say that God touched him and that he never missed it or desired so much as a drop of alcohol because God’s presence was enough to satisfy him. He knew how to humble himself before an almighty God but a loving Father to receive what he needed in life.   He was full of joy and laughed and teased with us.  He was a new Daddy. I remember that sometimes we would be at the church late, and my Daddy gently carrying me to the car, and then into our home.  This image of my natural Dad and my experience has helped me to experience a Loving Heavenly Father in such a personal way.

My Daddy from that point on was the strongest man I knew.  He protected us, loved us, took care of us and all of his grandchildren throughout the years, and never treated anyone differently than what he wanted to be treated.  Was he perfect, not at all, but He was humble and could be corrected when he needed to be. He could plainly see faults in people, but like his own life, he knew that God’s grace was available to help them. He was real, and not religious.  What you seen was what you got.   I realize that in the world we now live in, we have so many fatherless children who have never experienced a real loving Dad, so because of that, it is difficult for them to trust in a Heavenly Father.  Many also have had painful experiences because of their absent Dads and so again, to relate to a Loving Father is foreign to them.  The point of this blog is the same point I wanted to make earlier concerning  that delicious  cake, if you never  taste  of the Lord, how will you know if He is good or not?  I hope that you will take my word, as someone who has tasted of the goodness of the Lord and has experienced Him as being a Good, Good Daddy, taste for yourself.

Romans 10:8-11 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

 

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Do not Despise Small Beginnings!

3 Aug

Do not Despise Small Beginnings!

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Do you know that no matter what you want in life, great strides toward having your desires simply begin with the first small step?  I often encourage dreamers to step out and go for their dreams, but as I encourage you my friends, I also give myself the same pep talk!  In my own life I have felt as though there were many times I waited or hesitated to make the small steps of faith it took for me to do what was in my heart. I often felt because I had hesitated that certain dreams would not come true. Can you relate?   What a lie from the enemy! True, It may take me longer to accomplish certain dreams because of my hesitancy, but the dreams are still alive and waiting!  What I have found, even in my times of hesitancy is that God is always ordering my steps! I can truly delight in my way!

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”  –  Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Have I arrived?  My answer is a resounding NO! I am not where I want to be yet, but most importantly, is that GOD is not through with me yet either!  I have many dreams yet to be fulfilled that are way too “BIG” for me.  However, it amazes me that now I can see the importance of so many of the small, seemingly “insignificant” steps that I have had to take and will continue to take every day! Yes I said every day.  I have determined to take a few small steps toward my dreams every single day.  This blog is an example.  For instance I am a published author, but I want to be an author who really encourages others.  I start out each week preparing my blogs, which may seem like a small thing to some, but to me it gives me experience and discipline, but more importantly when I finish a blog, I feel as though I have made a great stride toward my dreams!

“Don’t despise the little steps you know you can take every day. There are tiny miracles in each and every one of them.” ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

I sit here today having gained several years of valuable experience, yes even a little wisdom and knowledge along the way as to how to accomplish a few small steps toward my “Big” dreams. I am not being boastful, however, because the more I learn, the more I realize I have so much more still to learn!  Experience has been an excellent teacher.  When I first began trying to take small steps, I would go by a lot of trial and error as to what worked for me and what didn’t.  I am sure I had way more errors than victories.   Eventually I was able to realize what worked for me in some things, but still am testing things in others.  One bit of wisdom I think I can pass along is what works for others may or may not necessarily work for you even if you do it the exact same way!  I love to read other success stories as to how this famous person did this thing or that.  I can use their experiences as a model, but my walk or dream is still different from theirs, so I still have to forge my own way.  However, I think what has helped me when I read about other successful people and how they have become successful is that I can avoid certain missteps if I use their experiences.

In closing this post today, the number one thing I must stress is that we certainly want to have our “Big” dreams, but the most important “Big” step is to enjoy the journey.  Enjoy what is present and now!  Realize that even though the steps may seem small, that they are really the big steps that are teaching you how to live the rest of your life.  I love the following quote:

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”-Robert Brault

It is vital to my happiness and fulfillment to realize how that the Lord has blessed me right now, this very day.  Yes, I can look back to where I started, and even look forward to where I want to go, but to me the most important thing is that my  joy is not based on what I will be or who I was,  but rather who I am.  I want to be grateful for what the Lord has blessed me with right now!  At the end of my journey when I have accomplished all that I was supposed to on this earth, I want to know that everything small or great that the Lord did for me, gave to me, helped me to do etc., will indeed add up to the “Big” thing that He purposed my life for!

 

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Because I Said So!

13 Jul

Because I Said So!

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Have you ever heard the words, “Because I said so?”  I have heard those words ring in my ears many times when I was a young girl.  I would hear them usually when I wanted to do something that my parents didn’t approve of.  However, after hearing them say those four words, I then would ask, “But Dad, Mom, what does that mean?”  Usually, the answer I would get back is “You don’t need or have to know what it means.  The only thing you need to know is that we said it!”  I would often walk away, knowing that the issue was settled whether I felt it was in my favor or not.  Why?  Because my parents’ words had authority and power!  When they spoke, we listened because we knew that there were consequences if we didn’t.

Have you ever had things happen in your life that was simply out of your control and beyond your grasp to understand them? Have you ever gone to God and simply asked, “Why, Father?” When you go to God do you expect to hear Him give you the same answer?  Can’t you just hear Him say, “Because, I said so and that is all you need to know!”

I never really realized how powerful the lesson was that my parents were teaching me until I became a Christian.  Once I got into the Bible, The Living Word, and began reading the Word of God, I then realized the Authority and Power of His Word.  For by the Word of God all things were created that was created and remains in existence only because God said so!  I was blown away because suddenly I understood the authority and power that those words I heard as a little girl carried!  Those words, “Because, I said so,” I heard spoken as a little girl, held in them the authority and power that settled deep inside me to form a peaceful resolve.  Again, I didn’t always understand the reasoning behind those words nor was I always happy with hearing them, but the issues were always settled in my heart.

Now because of the lesson my parents taught me, I can go to Abba Father, my Heavenly Daddy, with my wonderings and questions.  With Father’s Words, I have an assurance that He doesn’t mind me asking Him for an answer because His Words are Truth spoken in all authority. Do I always understand?  No, honestly, I don’t always understand His ways!  I do not always know the Who, What, When, Where, Why, or the How of God’s reasoning.   However, when He tells me, “Because I said so,” I can walk away in peace.  I know that the issue is settled just like it was when I was a little girl, which is really what I am in Abba Father’s eyes, right?

 

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