"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase." ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sharing a Story......Birthing A Dream.......

Romans 12:6-8 (NIV)
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is propesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

This website is all about providing encouragement so that we can become ALL that God has designed us to be. We all have been created for a specific purpose, and God has gifted us with the tools and talents that we need in order to accomplish what He set out for us to do.

I have known since I was a child that God graced me with the gift of words. I learned how to write and speak them eloquently. In school I was always complimented and scored high on writing assignments, even into my graduate school years. I have always found passion in speaking to a crowd. I knew that I was going to do something awesome with the words God had given me. I knew that He wanted me to use the gift of words that He gave me to share my testimony, motivate, encourage, and uplift others,especially women, in this journey through life. After being pregnant with possibility for so long, MendedSpirit Ministries, my official speaking and writing ministry has been born! 

I want to share my recently published book with you!!!

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It is my hope that God will use this little taste of my testimony to open eyes and change lives! I feel so blessed to be used in this capacity. God deserves all the glory, honor, and praise!!! Happy reading! ; )

Thursday, June 30, 2011


I am totally amazed by the way that God loves us so. When I attempt to think about the level of love that God has for His children, I become somewhat dumbfounded.

One of the most important tasks that Christians have been given by our Heavenly Father is to simply love one another. Sounds simple, but loving others is, in my personal opinion, the most difficult feat for any Christian to accomplish. Let us be real here; our flesh interferes with this as it is sometimes filled with malice, jealously, envy, and even rage towards others when we feel that they have wronged us. We get totally defensive and forget that what others do to us may just be a part of God's plan in teaching us how to forgive and love those that are most difficult to love. We always seem to come up with numerous reasons why we are unable to love others. (And, just being civil or nice to someone does not mean that you love them.) Who do you truly love? Only God, and hopefully you, knows because our love for others is written on our hearts for only god and us to truly see and feel.

I began to think about what God's list would look like if He began to jot down reasons why He should not love or care about us:

1. He calls: We ignore Him.

2. He tries to spend time with us: We have more important items on our agenda. No time for Him.

3. He stands beside us: We walk right past Him and pretends He is not there.

4. He give us instructions: We disobey. Afterall, we are grown and can take care of ourselves. Right?

5. He protects and blesses us daily: We are too busy with our worldly tasks to take a few minutes and say "thanks".

6. He does us favors: We don't even attempt to repay Him for them, but we are quick to repay a friend when they do us a favor.

7. He listens when we need to talk: When we find someone else to talk to, He no longer hears from us.

8. He holds us when we are afraid and covers us when we are in danger: That is the only time we allow Him to cuddle with us.

10. He provides all our needs and even some of our wants: We hold out on the worship and praises that are due to Him.

11. He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins: We knowingly sin daily.

Wow! That list is a lot to swallow, and I am sure that there are loads more disappointments that could be added. I am so glad that God is exactly who He is! God could have stopped loving us at number one. But, He didn't. I can only imagine trying to love someone that does not show me that they love me back. I can only imagine not giving up on someone when they mistreat me. I am so glad that God can love in a capacity that humans can't.

I know that sometimes in our eyes it will seem that family and friends don't love us. It will feel like no one cares. My friend, God will always love us...NO MATTER WHAT!!! We will do some things that will disappoint Him. But, because He is who He says He is....He will love us anyhow!!!!! That's true love and when I think about how much God loves me even though I don't deserve it, it leaves me in total AMAZEMENT!

I want to first thank You right now for simply loving me. I know that I am unworthy of your love. I know that there is absolutely nothing that I can do to deserve the things that you do for me, and the love that you have for me. I can only pray now and ask that you help me to love others that are most difficult for me to love. Help me to use your love for me as an example of how to love others. Father, where there are things in my heart and mind that keep me from loving, please help me to remove them so that I may love You and others with all my might. Please forgive me for the times that I have not shown you love like I should have. Help me O God to always put You first and to love You with all that I have and all that I am. Thank you for your forgiveness, grace, mercy, and most importantly, Your love! Until we speak again....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Dearest Breakthrough,

Greetings readers. Recently, I was inspired by Mr. Kirk Franklin (whose music I absolutely love and am constantly blessed by) to write an unconventional letter. When I popped in his new CD, it did not take long for the tears to slide down my cheeks. Song number one is entitled Hello Fear. This song is simply a letter to fear, letting it know that it is no longer welcome to rob a christian of his/her abundant, purpose-filled life. I began to think about where I am at this point in my life, and decided to write a letter of my own.

Hello Breakthrough! I have been waiting here so very long for you. It feels so great to finally see and hear from you. I am pleased that you will be staying for a while. I know that you have other people that are awaiting your arrival just as I was, but I just want to bask in your presence while you are here.

Breakthough, I have cried for you so often through my period of waiting for your arrival. I have cried unto my Father from the core of my soul and the pit of my stomach. You see, before you stopped by, I was in a long period of waiting for something to happen in my life. Apparently, my Father knew that I would not be able to handle you if He sent you to me earlier, so He decided to do some work on me to prepare me for your arrival. Now that you are here, I know exactly what I must do...PRAISE!!!!! I am so grateful to my Father for sending you to me, and I am so very excited and anxious to see what He is going to do with you and I next.

I must be honest with you though Breakthrough. I feel undeserving of you. I was not always patient or obedient while waiting on you. Sometimes, I even wanted to take the faith I had in my Father and just toss it in the trash because it felt like you were not coming fast enough. I am sad to say that in the most difficult times of wait, I even doubted that you were coming at all.

But now, here you are, as lovely and beautiful as ever! I pray that I do not abuse you. I pray that I stay humble. I pray that I am able to show my Father that I am grateful for you and for how He is going to use you in my life. I know that He must trust me with you right now, or He wouldn't have sent you. I don't know what He sees in me, but I know that He loves me.

Yes,  HE LOVES ME! I am such a blessed child. Well, now that you are here, we have some mighty work to do. I must let others know how I had to wail, pray, and praise for many days and nights to get you here. You must help me testify to others about what my Father can and will do for those who have even the tiniest bit of faith in Him. Others should see you all over me. They should see you in my talk, attitude, and even my walk. Why yes Breakthough, you have absolutly changed my life! By my Father sending you to me..........................I will NEVER be the same again!

Dear Father,
I don't know why You do the things that You do. I know it is not for me to understand. I often wonder why You love me so. I know that with You all things are possible. Thank you for sending the breakthough that will forever impact what You created me for. I want to lift up all those that are waiting for thier breakthough right now. Waiting is a difficult task that You have placed upon us, but I know that You will never leave or forsake us. Please forgive me for the times when my faith was little to none.  You do exactly what You say You will do. We just must learn to wait on you. And, when you do answer our prayers and cries, thank You so very much for making it feel so sweet! I love you more and more each day! Amen.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Growing Season...

I gaze into nature and notice that many plants are beginning to sprout, bud, and even bloom. It's still cold outside, and extremely moist. Scientifically speaking, even though we have had a few seventy degree days, the season is still winter. One morning we leave the house with our winter coats, and that same afternoon, we leave our jobs and schools dragging it along after a busy day. The sun has protruded, and graced the earth with its warmth. It is days like this, as few as they are in winter, that strengthen plants enough to begin to sprout, bud, and bloom in a time when they actually should not be able to.

Think of the above situation as a metaphor about life. There are times in our life that simply feel cold. We have messy winters of pain and impatience, among other things. (I, like most people, grow very impatient waiting for seasons to change.) However, just like the sun warms the earth enough to strengthen the plants, our heavenly Father loves us so that He sends just enough of His joy to keep us strong and filled with faith in Him.

Each change a plant makes from the point of a seed to an adult plant is a stage in its growing process. Imagine what our Spring would look like if cold, messy winters stunted the growth of plants. A plant does not just pop out beautiful. It must go though several stages of growth before it is ready to stand tall in its true beauty.

We are like those plants. We must endure some tuff stuff in order to stand tall in our purpose and pure beauty that God wants to display within us. Neither pain, nor the building of patience feels good; but when we endure through it, God rewards us. Its funny, becuase most times, we can not even see the spring in our lives approaching. God simply says its time, and moves in our lives. No more waiting, no more wondering, just praising God for fulfilling His promise to us.

Spring does not mean that you are in the clear. Think about spring. Spring is known for its windy days, rainy days, and even some tornado appearances. However, in spring, at least you have some warmth. The days are not cold, the daylight lasts longer, and beauty is all around you. So, you are able to better deal with a little wind and rain.

Goodbye winter! Hello Spring! I am ready for God to move greatly in my life. And, the thing about spring is that it is always full of surprises. You may enter your yard one morning and only one flower has bloomed. It can storm all day, but you come home that afternoon, and there stands two! My heart smiles when I think about how good God can be even when it simply does not make sense; how good He can be when we know that He shouldn't be; and how good He can be when we least expect it.

Just like that seed or sprouting plant, we have to simply wait through some uncomfortable conditions at times in our lives, but just know that God has a growth plan for us, and everything that we endure, the pain and patience building, is all for our purpose and we shall reap mighty rewards! Hang in there my dear readers. God is faithful and will do everything He promised. Sometimes it just takes some growing to get there.

Dear Father,
In case I haven't told you already today, thank You for loving me! Thank you for sending just enough sunshine to get me through the winters of my life. I thank You for the times of pain and patience building because it was in those times that I grew closer to you. Lord, I realize that all of my growth comes from you and is for your purpose only. I also realize that growth feels uncomfortable sometimes. I love you once again. Please forgive me of my sins, and continue to nourish me. Until we speak again...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flaws and All!!!

Tonight, I want so share something with my dear readers. This is not the first time I have posted on this particular topic, and I understand that this time period is not for me to go completely through before sharing with you. I want to be somewhat transparent in this testimony.

If I could only refer to this journey of becoming the best person I can be as a set of courses, and God as my professor, I am currently enrolled in the class "Loving and Accepting Others for Who They Really Are 101. " I think this is a course that I have been enrolled in for some time now, but one in which I am just now beginning to grasp the instruction.

I have an extremely special person in my life. I know that only God could have placed this person here. I love them so very deeply. It is a love bond that only others who have this type of relationship could ever know. It is a relationship that we can not create ourselves, but one that God provides for us. It is a relationship that I strive to perfect with each opportunity that presents itself. It is a relationship that I know God gave me because He trusted me and believed that I could do the job just right. That makes me smile.

In hindsight, it is also a relationship that I have been taking for granted. It is a relationship in which I have wanted to have TOTAL control over. It is a relationship that if ever broken or lost, it could absolutely never be replaced by another. It could be repaired, but even upon repair it would never be the same. It is a relationship that I now realize that I will help shape and mold, and at the core of it, I must accept the other half, flaws and all. 

God marvelously made each and every one of us. A perfect Creator created imperfect beings. Somewhat ironic it seems. The perfect aspect of it all is that God accepts who we are, flaws and all, and loves us unconditionally. That stands to be true even though we are truly undeserving of His precious love. He created us with a plan and a purpose in mind, however through His permissive will, we are allowed to make our own decisions. Sometimes these decisions create a mess, and we have to call upon Him to rescue us from the cradle of it all. Sounds just like a parent relationship doesn't it?

My children are still young, but as my oldest child continues to grow, I am realizing how much I have been trying to MAKE him what I wanted him to be. Yes, parents must teach important values, morals, foundations, belief systems, and discipline in order to aid in our children's success. These lessons are much different than the attempt to change or alter the personality or characteristics that God has given the child. Here lies my dilemma.

I know that in all things, we are to have faith that God is in total control and will work them out for the best. At times, I feel that I am so busy "parenting" to prevent the world from grasping my child in future years, that I have not taken the time to just enjoy today with my child. There is so much in this world with our youth today. I get a sort of anxiety when I even think about the choices that my children will have to face as teenagers. I have learned to worry less and pray more. Does this mean that I do not worry at all? Absolutely not! This is a work in progress for me as a young parent.  However, God is showing me that He wants to me to see the awesome characteristics and personality traits that He placed in my child, instead of trying to create what I want in him. He is showing me that even though my child may not have the same character traits that I have, and even though he may have different personality traits and interests, he too has a purpose and God has His own plan for how his journey to his destiny will be fulfilled. After all, he is only on loan to me because in reality he belongs to God.  

Every parent has dreams and goals for their child, but what we fail to realize at times is that God does also, and his plans override ours; as genuine as they may be. As a young parent, I pray for God to teach me to parent and that He will continue to parent me. I also pray that He teaches me to love my children the exact way that each of them needs to be loved. (Each of us has a love language...great book, and that may be for another post.) I pray that God continues to teach my husband and I to love our children the way that He loves us, and to parent our children the way that He parents us. He loves and accepts us flaws and all.... and that's TRUE LOVE!!! 

Lord, tonight I want to thank you for the blessing of being a parent you have given to my husband and I. I pray that you help us to be the parents that our children need us to be. Show us your will for our children's lives. Help us in times of frustration and lack of understanding to consult you and allow you to guide us as parents. I ask that you create a lasting bond of unconditional love between ourselves, our children, and You. Lord we love you! We thank You! I praise you in advance for what you have already prepared for our family! In Jesus name I do pray...Amen!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Memories!

Today, I gazed out of my frosted living room window, and watched my husband and children engage in some quality memory making. We received a good amount of snow where I live, and being that there was no school today, we took the opportunity to do some fun activities with our children. (I was inside with our new little one ; )

As I noticed how strong the interactions were between my husband and children, an overwhelming feeling of being extremely blessed came over me. I couldn't peel my eyes away from the window, as I began to think about my childhood.

I have no memories of playing in the snow with my father. As a matter of fact, I have no memories of spending time with my father as a child, as we did not have a relationship with one another at that time. And, after many years spend hurting, God has blessed me to forgive my childhood situation and accept this fact.

The feeling of being blessed over swept me because I see how God is growing my life. I see that although I don't have memories like the ones that my children have with their father, I see our relationship slowly growing now! And, ironically, I thank God for that.

If each of us is honest with our self, we would admit that we all have something in our past that has caused us pain or hurt in some form or fashion. It is how we view these memories that is important in our spiritual growth! We can view the negative aspects of our lives, and see them the way that God does; as a tool that He intended to grow us in our purpose, and ultimately to draw us closer to Him. On the other hand, we can sulk in those memories and view them as things that negatively impacted or even ruined the course of our lives. The difference in the two is that viewing our pain with our spiritual eyes as God does allows us to see the purpose in it. We can then use it for our good.

Even if you choose to view your negative memories with spiritual eyes, it may still sting a bit physically when you think about them. You may still physically feel pain in your heart and even shed a few tears. It is my belief that God allows us to still feel the pain occasionally because He does not intend for us to ever forget the hurt or pain. Resurfacing those feelings keep us humble. It reminds us of where God has brought us from and how much He truly loves us. It reminds us that we must lean and depend on Him to rescue us from the dangers this world has that can  so easily rip apart our soul.

So, my sweet memories are not only those of feel good moments like my husband and children playing in the snow today; but also are those of hurt and pain from my past. When you can see God's presence in the moment of a memory, whether He is the cause or the effect, that is what makes a memory sweet! Thank You LORD for the sweet memories you have placed in my life and for the sweet memories to come!!!! I love you!

                                                         Spiritual Reflections

1. What are some memories that you have that you thought were negative in your life?

2. Think about how the Lord showed up in these memorable times? If you can identify His presence in either the cause, effect, or solution, pray and ask God to help you view these memorable times as sweet memories focusing on the positive aspects of them more than the negative.

3. Write a love letter, or pray to thank the Lord for your sweet memories.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What's Your Value???

Someone on my job posted this and I just knew I had to share it with you.

Twenty Dollars- Author Unknown
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you- but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the $20 note up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went up into the air.
"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. the worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by...Who we are. You are special- don't ever forget it.

Of course, I read this with my spiritual eyes. I began to think about how God created us. We sin each and every day, but God refuses to turn his back to us. We mistreat Him and others, yet He still chooses to love us. We don't love ourselves at times, but God still does. Just like those people who saw the value in that bill, God sees the value in us. He created us, so He knows exactly what we are worth, even when we can't see it.
When we don't see our worth with spiritual eyes, we allow people to mistreat us. We allow ourselves to live in fear. We allow our joy to be stolen by such things as negativity and depression. We must pray and ask God to help us see our value and worth the way that He does.
Our value and our worth become apparent to us when we recognize and realize what our purpose in life is. When we know why God created us, what calling He has on our lives, and what our role is in building His kingdom, our value and worth become more visible to us.
We spend so much time focusing on all of the things that have gone wrong in our lives. Just like the author wrote, many things may happen in our lives, but we must focus on our main purpose.
It is my belief that being crumpled, stepped on, mistreated, hurt, torn, and ground into the dirt only adds more value to my life. It gives me a testimony! It enables me to help someone who is unable to help them self when going through the storm just like I did.
God takes us through things for our good. His goal is not only to teach us a lesson, but also to help us see our worth in Him. He wants to strengthen us and make us draw closer to Him. It is then that we can see what we are worth!
With a humble heart, I know that I am worth having joy, peace, and love in my life. I know that I am worthy of those things because my Father created me! And, unlike that $20 bill, whose worth is only so much, I know that my worth is priceless because of who my Father is, and because of His purpose and plans for my life. That is pure love!
So, when I am crumpled, stepped on, hurt, bruised, torn, and even have the feeling of defeat, I shall rejoice because I know that I will not depreciate my value, but I will only be strengthened me for my Father's purpose. Thank you Lord for showing me the value that you see in me.

Monday, January 31, 2011


I absolutely love having a newborn!!! At this phase in my new little one's life, she loves to be snuggled and cuddled up close to me. When I hold her close and we are skin to skin, I can sense that she feels the ultimate security and comfort. I am sure this is the case with most infants and their parents. I am simply loving this phase in her life. I love how close she desires to be to me. And, as I look at my somewhat independent son, who turned six yesterday, it is a vivid reminder that as Zarryn grows, she will require less of this type of interaction and more of another. If it be in God's will, one day she will be all grown up and independent.

I began to ponder upon the complexity of our relationship with God. Unlike the flesh that matures and requires less of this new infant and mother interaction, our spirits should always remain in that comforting place. We should always long to feel God's spirit in us and the comfort of His arms wrapped tightly around and holding us securely.

Spiritual growth is actually the opposite of our physical growth. As a child grows, it becomes more independent. It begins to learn to do things for itself. As we grow spiritually, we should become more dependent. We should be able to rest in God's security and covering, while allowing Him to do things for us.

An infant cries because that is the inherited behavior that they have been given to use as a form of communication. They cry because they are unable to solve the problem independently. They communicate to us that something is wrong or uncomfortable in the request that we come and fix it. They have no other choice but to trust that someone who can aid them will come and fix the uncomfortable situation.

This is exactly how we should be with God. God wants us to surrender unto Him, who has the ability and the power to fix, or help us deal with, our current situations. Sometimes, we think we are so independent and forget about our parent, God. Therefore, He has to set up situations and send circumstances our way that we do not possess the power or strength to fix. We may have walked away and He is unable to feel our closeness any longer.

I desire to feel the closeness of my child as much as she does, if not more. God is just like we are as parents. He wants us to be close to Him. He wants us to connect with Him and allow Him to "parent" us! He wants to feel our hearts when we pour out to Him.

I could not imagine, if my children became adults and at the point where they thought they were all grown up and did not need me anymore, they would only call me when they did not have the resources to problem solve on their own. I would feel so used if they only called to borrow money, but not to just say hello and to tell me how much they love me.

I can only imagine how God may feel when we neglect Him! I know in my growth as a Christian, there have been times when I have been guilty of only praying when I was broke or my feelings were hurt. Thinking about our relationships with God this way, looking at Him as a parent, should put things into perspective for us.

How often do we talk to God...sincerely...and, how often are we asking Him for something? How often do we just talk to Him to let Him know how much we love Him for who He is and for what He has done for us? How often do we disappoint Him when He lends us His ear hoping to hear praises to His name, but only receives words of complaints?

I am typing now, nearly in tears just thinking about how I have treated my wonderful and kind Father. But the best part is...He forgives me and still loves me! Oh, how sweet!!! Even though I may have used Him and treated him disrespectfully, He still loves me. That is agape love! Unconditional and never fading. I MUST love my Father the same way that He loves me!

Thank You God! I Love you!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Best is Yet to Come ; )

I have always been a person who is simply intrigued by God and His works. It is amazing to me how God can work so quickly and mysteriously.... ("The Man With The Golden Voice" comes to mind as a recent example of God's quick and mysterious works). We never know what God is up to!!!! And, I absolutely love it!
While we are here on this earth attempting to figure out how all the pieces of our complex lives are going to fit perfectly into place, God already knows. He has already mapped out where each piece will fall. I am unsure what God is going to do with The Journey to Destiny, but what I do know is that obedience is a MUST when working in your God given purpose for your life.

This website has been extended to YouTube. There will be motivational and inspirational videos available for you to view. It is my prayer that you will find a Word from above, a word of encouragement, enlightenment, motivation, and/or inspiration. Who knows exactly what God is going to do? I surely do not; but what I am confident in is that I have faith that my Father knows exactly what He is doing. And, anything that happens in my life has been strategically placed there for my betterment and for my life's purpose. To all things there is a purpose!!!!

I am so excited to see what God is about to do!!! The best is yet to come!
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

What God Doesn't Show You!

When I began the Journey to Destiny over a year ago, it completely changed my life. I realized that God was beginning to allow me to work in the gift that He had given me before I had even graced this world with my presence. I was so very dedicated and excited to write daily. I was excited to delve deep into the Word and pray that God would use me to minister to someone. I would pray that God would use me to motivate and encourage someone and hopefully that would lead to them having a better day or even a better week. I wanted to deeply for God to use me....And He did!!!

One day, I just simply became tired. I began to feel like my readers were disappearing. The testimonies were few, and I found myself sharing advice to the same family and friends that I spoke to on the telephone weekly. I would come home from work with a mind and body that was far beyond the state of fatigue. So, one day, I just stopped. "I'll write next week," I thought. When next week arrived, I decided..."Well, every two to three weeks will be just fine. I don't think many are reading now anyways." I lost a little of my passion and my eyes fell from being focused on my purpose to being focused on my position.
Later, I began to have conversations with God. Many of these conversations centered around why opportunities for me to work my gift were not coming my way. Ironic, isn't it?
You see, because we are flesh, we sometimes become unfocused on why it is that we were created. We forget what God put us on this earth for. God really spoke to me last week through a friend about the Journey to Destiny.

This friend lives out of town, and we only really see each other about once or twice a year. Weekend before last, we were together with other friends. We were all standing around chatting, when she asked me, "Vetta, what happened to the Motivational Minutes?"........ Ummmm.....Silence for a second....then words.
The words that poured from my mouth echoed through the room and simply sounded like a plethora of sorry excuses. After I finished attempting to "explain" why I had not been able to write, she simply looked at me and said... "Well I miss them because I read them everyday and they helped me out. I enjoyed reading them"

Needless to say.......my heart sank! My heart sank because I knew that God was speaking to me on why I had sat down on His purpose for my life. God was showing me how my excuses for not doing what He has called me to do affected the life of someone else. I quit doing what I knew I was supposed to be doing simply because God didn't show me what I wanted to see....progress.

This day I was reminded of why God led me to begin this site anyway. It is NOT about me, yet it is about His children who need strength through the Word to get through another day with a smile on their face even though they are torn and crying inside. It is for me to share my testimony of what God has brought me through in order to lead lost and broken souls to Him and help build His kingdom.

How dare I take the precious gift that God has given me and sit upon it!!!!

So, to my friend, who I know is reading this....I say Thank You!!! Thank you for allowing God to use you to show me that this life and this gift is not about me and what I can gain from it, but it is about women like you who are open to receive a Word from God each day to keep pressing forward with a smile on your face!

God, I give my life fully committed to you today! I will let you guide the words that are posted to this page when You see the need to post it. I will not focus on what You do not show me, as you have proven to me that many lives can be changed daily by what You don't show me. I will be humble and appreciative that You have placed such a high calling on this life You have given to me! I will let you lead and I will follow!

To any other readers that had the same thoughts or feelings that my friend did, I do so apologize. I guess sometimes God has to take you back to move you forward!

That's my testimony for today.....Now, find a way to share yours even if you never have, because what God doesn't show you could change or save someone else's life.