Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NEXT!!!!

My prayer, for 2018, is that we move forward and leave the old way of thinking behind.
I get it, as a single mom with a boy child, that society and the church believe that a woman cannot raise a boy to be a "man".
But I need those of you to understand, that there are many men who are an asset to society who were raised by a single mom.

I am very proud of the male child that I raised as a single mother. He is a kind, respectful, loving and handsome man. He is a college graduate with no children.

There are other mothers who can testify to this and so much more. We give God all the Glory for equipping us with what we needed to raise our sons, without their father, because as soon as the household went from 2 parents to 1, our sons were counted as failures immediately.

I agree that a boy needs a man in their life, but there are too many boys out here with a father but not enough of them with a daddy. That's why I hate when folks call a dead beat father, their baby's daddy because any fool in the streets can be a father or a mother, but it takes so much more to be a daddy or a momma.

Please note that a single parent home is not dysfunctional just because there is one parent in the home. A home filled with hate and violence is dysfunctional. Trust me I know.

Finally, the majority of successful marriages, now, are blended. If your marriage is not blended, I commend you and your spouse for hanging on in there and honoring your vowels.

Please, if God have blessed you with another spouse who has taken on the responsibility to raise your child(ren), as if it was theirs, don't look at another single parent with your nose up in the air as if you can't relate. You don’t have to rehearse what you have been through. Just don't forget where God has brought you from. Be Blessed

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Laughter Is Good 4 The Soul

Laughter is good for the soul.
See if you can figure out what I was trying to say.

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*  That's okay, I'm blying it.

*  How did you did not see it?

*  When I signed up for the text?

*  Slow down cop! This is a Christmas song!

*  How must songs do you have yeft to download?

*  I've been sittin here chalking to you

*  Let's toss a corn

*  I for really for real do

*  I retorded it.

*  Pizza of paper

*  M&Ms pain and peanuts

*  That was true nasty

*  Talkin sausage

*  Relux the mascle

*  You're doing that and I have a stuff full of mouth

*  I am a little thawed off

Be nice in your response. Lol

Real Talk - Being Transparent

Go grab a cup of coffee. This jis going to take a minute.
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It amazes me that in the midst of what I am faced with, God has given me His peace that surpasses all understanding. Although I am going through a similar circumstance, it is not the same because this time I didn't act on my emotions. I didn't put a Plan B in place before allowing God to implement His Plan A.

I use to think that I was the laughing stock of my family. Here I am a single mom. The main one who talks about trusting God for everything and can't keep a job, for whatever reason, with a BA degree in Business and a Master's Degree in Theological Studies; as well as being a published author. That does not add up. I have had soo many highs and lows - tooooo many count. I use to question and say, "Why Me?".

I hear the violins playing. Oh me! Oh my! I guess this is where I would put the sad face on :( or how about the face with a tear coming from my eye ;(. Why me Lord! Why me?

Na!!! No way! Stop the violins! Not anymore. Why not me? Didn't I tell God to use me. I said YES to His Will and Way. I can't control how He uses me although I've tried. For He uses us all in different ways based on our mission, purpose, and/or destiny in Him.

Have you ever wondered what your spiritual resume would look like. Right now, I know my physical resume is JACKED UP!! But my spiritual resume looks pretty AWESOME!! When my employer, God, looks at it, He can see His Glory being revealed through it.

In the midst of every moment of unemployment, which in times passed, caused me to experience lights being turned off; not having enough money for food; an eviction, repossession of my car; headaches from stress; homelessness and even coming close to having a nervous breakdown, I still believe that God was going to make a way for us. I still trusted God for the increase. I still gave God praise in the midst of the tears.

To this day, I still trust God. I believe that He allowed these things to happen not only to make me stronger, but for His Glory and for my good. I am now a living testament of His Glory. Sounds good to me. Plus I am relatable to those I minister to. Experience, in  many cases, is the best teacher.

Through it all, I can truly say that my good has outweighed my bad, although the devil is constantly  trying to convince me otherwise.  I thank God for the good, bad and show nuff ooogly (ugly). Lol My grown son has graduated from college. LOOK AT GOD! Don't get me started because when I think of the GOODNESSof JESUS and ALL HE HAS DONE FOR ME, MY SOUL CRIES OUT HALLELUJAH!!!!! My God!

The bottom line is that I am still here and standing. Although my faith has been shaken, I never lost my faith in God. God is truly (Yes LORD-Oooo weeee) a KEEPER and MIND REGULATOR even to this very day.

I want to encourage someone to hold on and keep your head held high for your current temporary circumstances/situations DO NOT dictate your future or who you are. Keep on believing and trusting in God even if you can't see Him or trace Him.
JUST DON'T QUIT! You are closer to your breakthrough and have gone to far to turn around now.

Please don't ever be afraid to share your testimony in order for someone to be blessed and encouraged by it. Just use Godly wisdom because there is a such thing as saying the "right" thing at the "wrong" time.  Allow God to order your steps and make you a living example for Him. For it is all about God and NEVER about us. To God be the Glory!!

Be blessed!