A Life Without Obstacles?

Hi friends! Lately I have been thinking about how much I appreciate my life. Every good thing in my life I bask in it. I feel so greatful to God for my blessings as well as how God was there for me in the storm. And oh yes, I’ve been in the storm. But God was an umbrella over me in the storm. God didn’t escape me from the problem, but we had Collaboration in the storm. I still got wet, but God hovered over me to make sure I didn’t drown. I often think about if I would be this happy and greatful without the “bad” times. Haha😄, most likely not. I feel like I truly don’t take my children for granted because I know what miscarriage feel like. I truly appreciate my home because I know what homelessness feel like. I appreciate a warm meal because I know what starvation feel like. I’m blessed to know what it feels like to not have a mother’s love, because now I give my children the very best of me. I look back at the tough times in my life and thank God for them. My enjoyment and appreciation for things in life only amplified. How would we even know what joy felt like if there was no such thing as pain? Perfect example of this is having a spoiled child. Perhaps we had it tough as a kid, so we want to give our kids the easiest life possible. But, lot’s of times that backfires. Why? Because sometimes they turn into a spoiled brat. They complain about not getting the newest phone. They cry like their life is about to end! They never really enjoy much of anything because they just keep chasing for more and more! They have no idea what lack feel like so what is there to appreciate?

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And you as the parent have flashbacks thinking about how just one toy on Christmas made your day as a kid! So, you eventually give them tough love and force them to get a job. You stop giving them money and you give them a job mowing lawns in the summer heat. They absolutely hate working, but they actually found much greater appreciation for things. They also learned money doesn’t grow on trees. And, they get to take notice of other’s who have to work to just to eat. So, yes, my hard times has taught me not to be a spoiled brat! I take nothing for granted. And in the past when I did, God took certain things away. And yes, I snapped out of it quick!

Job 1:21: “Naked I came from my mothers womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; Blessed be the name of the Lord!”

Are there hard times that made you more greatful and a better person? 

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Happy Mother’s Day ladies! 💗

Being a mother has been such a joy for me. Some days I’m pulling my hair out in exhaustion, and other days I’m rolling in laughter. Motherhood is a rollercoaster of emotions. But, I’m so proud that God entrusted me with five of his angels. I vowed to God that I would do my best to love, protect, and set them on a proper path. The privilege of motherhood didn’t come easy, I had two miscarriages before I finally conceived, and it was a painful experience. But, I didn’t want to give up! Yes, my pregnancy after two miscarriages was terrifying, but I put my trust in God. And my son Talon made it through for the entire 9 months! Luckily, I haven’t had a miscarriage since then. To God be the glory! Well, enough of my chattering😄. Have a glorious mother’s day ladies💗.

 

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Have you enjoyed God’s creation lately?

Hi friends, Life gets so busy and fast that we don’t often stop and smell the flowers. We run through life like a Maze. So many of us don’t take the time to step back and look at God’s masterpiece/ work of art. This planet and our existence is truly amazing. God created this world with such complexity and care. Nothing God made was made flawed. How precisely the sun and moon work in perfect order; the sun and moon is always on time. God made the sun to nourish our bodies and the planet. The moon a soft glowing night light. The stars twinkle in the sky so beautifully! God must have wanted night to be such a soothing experience.

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 “He is counting the number of the stars; all of them he calls by their names.” -Psalm 147:4

God also created billions of creatures amongst the earth. Their is so many creatures that we are still discovering new ones. Perhaps there is so many that we will never find them all. God’s creatures come in so many diffrent shapes, colors and sizes! He loves them just the same as he loves us! He made great detail and survival skills to the smallest ticks!

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Look at how complex that is! God gave such great care in their creation. God determined what color it would be, size, how it would reproduce, how many legs, and all!

Or how about the small ants?! 

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Small ants were able to have the knowledge to make these ant hills and with specific purpose!

Look at how care and time was taken in the design of the butterfly wings! 

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God decided to create art on the wings of butterflies!!!!!😄

And don’t forget the sweet smell, vibrant color and soft delicate texture of flowers! 

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Even this bee knows it’s fuction of making honey!
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What a beautiful work of art! This fish was made with love and care and with specific design!

And yes, God made us even more special! He made us in his very own image. 

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God put special care into our complexions, hair, eyes, and ears! Our bodies are self running and created complex with specific parts for optimal function!

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I show you all this to remind you that this world wasn’t a mistake, and you’re not a mistake.

Luke 12:7 (ASV) But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

God created this world with such care and love. If you look past the darkness of the world, you will see God’s love all around you and in you. God created your loved ones, nature, and the healthy food and water for your enjoyment! Yes, he made this for us. God gave man dominion over this planet because we are the caretakers of his creation. He gave it to us to enjoy! All God ask is that we love each other and all his creation and to follow his laws of the land.

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Will you take time out of your day to admire his love and creation? He chose to create you. Just like he chose to create me. He only made one Tera on this entire planet. He only made one you on the entire planet! How rare and special we are. We are irreplaceable and a rare jewel amongst his creation. What are the chances I/ you would be chosen to be made. And in his image. But God wanted a Tera and you! Let’s rejoice and praise his name!!!!!😄

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This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

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God is not after you!

Hi friends! I’m on a role! I’ve been getting out a post a day! But don’t get used to it😄. I won’t be able to keep up with this. Anyway, my topic for today is being afraid that God is out to get you. Aka “punish” you. But don’t get me wrong, you’ll still learn your lesson in life, but not from God being wrathful and literally getting you. Christians are often tormented by this idea of God. I know I used to be. Every time something didn’t go my way, I was asking God why did you do this to me? Why are you punishing me. Or if I felt like I sinned, I was waiting for my punishment. But I was far from right. When I was reading the bible, I read this:

Jeremiah 2:19- Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.

As you can see, God is saying that our own ways will catch up to us. I know some of us picture God sitting in Heaven and looking down and saying, ” hmmm….. who needs an punishment today? Let me look at my list. Cindy, Tom, Linda, Jhon…….!”

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Umm….that’s a little time consuming isn’t it? Lol!😄 God is the creator of nature and nature runs it’s course on it’s own. God already told nature how to run the program. When I read that passage, I really sat still and meditated on that passage. Then I bursted out and laughed and said, “Wow, a lot of the things that went wrong in my life was my fault.” I admitted to myself that there was plenty of times I could have made better choices. For example, and I know this is a silly example, but I used to have the most painful tooth aches. I would scream out in pain until Pink and say, ” God! Why are you letting me go through all this pain! Is it punishment?” Then I heard a little voice say, ” You know you shouldn’t have ate so many sweets and not take care of your teeth!” 😄 I had to face the fact that it was my fault! God was only allowing nature to run it’s course! More serious example is when my grandmother was in a serious car crash when I was a kid. I cried to God, ” Why did you allow my grandmother to be in a car wreck and get hurt?” At the time, I was still traumatized from my Mom’s death in the car crash. But years later as an adult, I realized that it was my grandmother fault. The wreck wasn’t her fault, but the head injury was her fault. Had she worn a seatbelt, she would not had bumped her head on the glass in front of her. Had she worn the seatbelt, she would have been just fine. To me, God is like our parent who tells us that if we eat too much candy we will get a tummy ache. But being the stubborn kids we are, we eat a bunch of candy anyway! Then we go crying to God our tummy hurt! We then beg for his help and mercy in prayer. And of course, God our creator/ heavenly father is thinking, ” I told you so” and wrap us in his loving arms. So please, don’t confuse the word fear in the bible with you thinking he wants you to be afraid of him. ” Fear” mean to follow. You are to Follow his guide to prevent natures natural consequences. With every action there is a reaction!😊 “Fear” is desire and want; want to follow. Get it?

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Are you going to Fear God or Follow God? 

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Do you let God’s light shine through you?

Hi friends! If you are like me, life can get pretty depressing. Everyday on the news there is bad news to be told. More people losing their life, starving, killing, sick, and hating. It causes a lot of us to not even watch the news. The world is only getting worse and it leaves us children of God wondering what to do in such a cruel dark world.

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But, don’t give up on this world. Did you know God want us to be the light of the darkness?

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

That’s what the holy bible state. But no matter what holy book you read, I’m sure it speaks of being a vessel of good. One of our responsibilities on our journey is to let God shine through us. We are God’s flashlights in the darkness. Wherever we go we should shine light. How can we do this? We can do this by not running from the darkness. Please, walk into the dark and shine your light. Find out where your help can be used. Here is a list of things you can do to help.

  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Donate items to charities
  • If you see someone homeless, hand out a gift card for food, clothing, or shelter.
  • Volunteer at a nursing home.
  • Make sick children laugh at the children’s hospital.
  • Watch the news sometimes to see if you can volunteer your help. Like for example natural disaster victims, or a family who need a donation for funeral cost.
  • Give out free smiles and compliments to strangers. A lot of people have low self-esteem and a compliment from a stranger will give them a little boost!

The list can go on and on! No kindness is too big or small. When I am able, I like to give out fresh deli sandwiches and cold water bottles to the homeless.  When I walk up to them they look sad, but when I offer a smile and a kind gesture, they crack a smile. My spirit rejoices! God rejoices! Perhaps they wonder if perhaps there is hope. Our job is to convince the dark world and atheist that God do exist and they will see the creator through us. If enough of us shine our light, the world will start to light up and atheist will have no choice but to start to question reality, and believe there has to be some powerful force behind it all. Also, everyone deserves to feel God’s love. God is not here in the physical, so the creator has to live through us. This is surely an important goal for our souls to pursue!

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Will you volunteer to be a vessel to let God’s light shine through Amongst  the world? 

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Accepting the Death of a Loved One

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. I’ve been so busy with my family. Also, I haven’t really been moved to write a post. But, this subject has been lingering in my spirit for a while, so I’m going to go ahead and write about it. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things we go through on this journey called life. I have lost my mother and grandmother. I loved both dearly. I sometime ask myself why can’t we just live forever? Why is this life only Temporary ? But, I have to admit, that would throw off natures/ God’s natural life cycle.

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Planet earth is only so big, so I can only guess that the planet would get pretty crowded. Every time someone dies someone is also born. Which makes total sense. But, who really wants to hear that logic when someone you love has just died. The thought of death still bothers me sometime, but I try to look at it from a positive perspective. We all are unique individuals on a unique journey. God put us all here to complete our own life missions, lessons, and experiences. Some of us complete it quicker than others. When it’s complete, we don’t “die” we just move on to the next phase of life, whatever your personal beliefs lead you to believe. Whether it be heaven, judgement, reincarnation and so on. Either way, our soul must continue on. The best way to accept a loved one moving on is to accept the fact that that loved one doesn’t belong to us. We tend to say “MY” child, parent, spouse, sibling, and relative. And yes, they are part of your family tree in an earthly way. But spiritually, their soul is not yours. When you have a child, you as a mother is merely just a vehicle to get a soul here. A soul can’t enter here any other way, right?

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Yes,  some babies and children die, or more properly said, finish this journey quickly. Why? It’s not for us to always know, it’s between God/creator and the soul to know. We as parents are just the vehicles and guardians. We love and protect God’s souls while they are here until it’s time for them to go. Yes, we would love to go before our children, but God still has things for us to accomplish. When I lost my mom as a child, I wondered why God took her and not us both. We were in the car crash together. As a adult, I realize I still had more to do. I was destined to meet awesome people and be the vehicle for 5 beautiful souls. My mother obviously finished her journey and was ready to move on to the next phase of her life. It’s all about trusting God and realizing nobody really ” belong” to us. Yes, we love and enjoy each other company while we are here, and learn from each other, but we must also realize we are each on our own journey and will continue as such for eternity. So if you lose a loved one, say it was nice meeting you, and perhaps we’ll meet again for the next phase. Trust and hope in God for a reunion of your souls!😇

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From God we come and  to God we shall return. We are not just our flesh, but souls on a journey! 

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