"Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before."
-Erich Fromm-

03 January, 2011


Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. 

24 October, 2010

Grace of God!!

Good Late Evening all...

It's been a trying past few days and yet, through all the difficulty...God's Grace has kept me!! 

This song is an amazing confirmation , sung by Ms. Sherri Jones-Moffett this morning during church service for our annual Women's Conference. I don't feel the need to share my recent trials because I have made the decision that it will no longer bring me down, no longer steal my joy and will not have authority of the dreams and visions god has placed in my life. Though we may face difficulties, God always brings us through. Thanks to his grace, we can have hope that we will OVERCOME!!!

I/WE can conquer ANYTHING! 

Romans 8:37-39 (New King James Version)

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Grace is God's love freely offered to us. We do not do anything to "earn" it. 
What a wonderful feeling when you can open your mouth and speak God's word into your own life. Life has many seasons which include times of difficulty and isolation, but these can serve to stretch us in a positive way and not crush us with discouragement when we make the most of them.  God wants us to be encouraged. He has given us the means to encourage ourselves in Him.

Psalm 103:2-5 (New King James Version)

  2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
         And forget not all His benefits:
 3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
         Who heals all your diseases,
 4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
         Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
         So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

God is on our side, and has come with answers to any issues you may have. Encourage yourself and know... God's grace will keep you. 

Blessings! :)

21 October, 2010

HOLY SHNIKES BATMAN... it's a Pumpkin!

Every October, people can’t resist the pull of the pumpkin. Carvers go to work on their hand-picked gourds, eager to transform them into something spectacularly scary, or just plain spectacular.

Of course... there are pumpkin carvers, but then...there are PUMPKIN CARVERS!!!
Ray Villafane is an amazing artist. He’s twice trounced competing carvers on TV on “Food Network Challenge: Outrageous Pumpkins.” Not bad for a guy who's allergic to pumpkin. Check out his website (here).

SN: I think he may have a slight obsession with tongues... what do you think?!

Amazing, right?!?! I'm no PUMPKIN CARVER.. but i've done my share. 

I have no special remarks or inspirational quotes to say this evening. 
Enjoy your night and don't forget to SMiLE!

19 October, 2010

Count it all joy...

James 1:2-4 (New International Version)

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
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15 October, 2010

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Today, October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day! Hispanics have a ratio of 25.0 per 100,000 population. In the United States, every 9 and a half minutes, someone is infected with HIV.

As a sister to a brother living with this disease, I urge you...DON'T be another statistic. GET TESTED! KNOW YOUR STATUS! Find a testing site near you at http://www.nlaad.org/

14 October, 2010

Going to The Chapel...

And they're gonna get married!!

What a busy weekend I have ahead of me. 

First off... Dad is home and doing well. We brought him home from the hospital Tuesday evening. He's on a strict diet and exercise program and had his follow up Dr. appt today. The Dr said everything should work out as planned and Dad will be able to start taking the medication to help with his cirrhosis. I can't hardly wait to be able to get my dad's health back in order so he can enjoy the simple things. :)

Onto all the lovey dovey stuff... 

I have a wedding for my cousin to attend tomorrow evening. Following that, a bachelorette party for a very long time friend . And Saturday evening... her wedding. I still haven't decided what to wear to either wedding and the hours are only counting down. I NEED SOME HELP!!!!!! I just cleaned out my drawers, closets and bins and donated all the things I don't use to charity. Now.. i'm stuck with a closet full of clothing with tags still attached and i can't make up my mind...

I need to be up in less than 6 hours and I need my beauty rest (*laughs)... Buenos Noches to All!!! Wish me luck...
"...Fear not, for I have redeemed you; have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God..." ▪Isaiah 43:1-3▪