2011 was an exceptional year for me. I was being led by the Holy Spirit to write my first book, I was changing churches, I was hearing from God about my life, my purpose-all of these fabulous things. I even heard from the Lord about my future husband and my future children! What a dream for the single ladies out there!! I wrote all of these things down in my journal and wouldn't you believe, some of those things came to pass.
What a miracle to see God show up like that. But something has happened this year that I didn't expect to. It appeared God had changed His mind about that husband & child of mine.
In the 6 months after hearing from the Lord, I met who I thought was my husband to be. We prayed, we believed and we were certain this was divine. And it was. It was a divine relationship purposed for my spiritual growth, not marriage.
Can you imagine the disappointment I faced?
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Women of Joy Conference in San Antonio, TX, hosted by the Phil Waldrep Ministries. I attended with my best friend and we are grateful for the opportunity to meet such wonderful women, worship and most of all-hear some awesome speakers.
This year was met with special guests like Charles Billingsly, Jill Kelly, Liz Curtis Higgs, Lisa Welchel, Miss Kay Robertson, Chris Tomlin and Angela Thomas.
We had the pleasure of meeting backstage with Lisa Welchel, star of the 80's hit show, The Facts of Life. Now an author, her quiet spirit was a blessing as she delighted us in her latest projects and even took the time to advise us as young Christian women. Meeting Lisa will be a memorable experience for me personally.
And then there was Liz. If you ever have the chance to read her books or experience Liz Curtis Higgs in person-you must do so. Her knee jerking candor will leave you in stitches but eternally blessed by her bible teachings. This "Bad Girls of the Bible" author is a dynamic speaker and absolute delight to meet.
|Me and Lisa Welchel|
|Me and Liz Curtis Higgs|
If you can, try to experience the Women of Joy Conference in San Antonio TX, or at any of the other locations with a group from your church or your best friend. You will not be disappointed by the time you invest in yourself. I walked away with many beautiful kind words of hope and most importantly-a sense of sisterhood as I connected with my sisters in Christ at worship. :)
Saturday, September 28, 2013
When we live a life that is dedicated to simply walking in His will, we find ourselves pitted against the needs and wants of the flesh versus the fruitful desires of the Holy Spirit contained within. I know one of the most difficult adjustments to make is when God starts taking out the trash of our life: the unhealthy relationships, the jobs, the friendships, sometimes the family members, all the things & people you keep in your life for security but in reality they do nothing to enhance your life.
These are things that weigh you down, and are a source of constant anxiety prohibiting you from producing fruits that:
1). Glorify God.
2). Bring you a sense of nourishment and personal satisfaction.
Simply put, these are blessing blockers. I know it isn't easy, in fact it's very uncomfortable when God begins to move in this way. You may feel insecure, on shaky ground and perhaps like your faith is being tested. But God knows the deepest desires of your heart and will provide you with everything and everyone you need to live a full life (John 10:10).
Let the Lord take the trash out for you. You'd be surprised what you find when your house is clean.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
“God always knows what we are going through. He knows every hair on our heads because He has numbered them. We are significant in His eyes. Why shouldn’t we express our pain, our bitterness, our anger, our fears and our inability to forgive to the One who created us, to the One who gave His only Son so that we might be forgiven?”
Well, that is exactly what Author Carol Round has taught in her book, Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God.
We all experience ups and downs, however, journaling your emotions,thoughts, fears, and prayers can be a way out of suffering in silence. Carol has beautifully illustrated through much research and many testimonials that through the power of journaling one can feel heard and acknowledged by God. Not only can journaling be an outlet during those storms of life, it can be an everyday tool for communication with God.