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I Messed Up Yesterday!

I let someone upset me. Yes, I realize that people will upset us in life, but I allowed someone to get me angry. I didn’t look to God for almost an hour and even when I did, it wasn’t for long. What happened? I’m at work and our new supervisor was out at training. While he was out we had several emergencies that we handled in his absence. The end of the day approached and I provided him with a status update and informed him that I needed to leave for the day. While informing him that I was leaving I advised him that he needed to ask to be excused from the training that he was attending to free him to be involved in sorting out the emergencies. His response to me: “It is a problem that you can’t accommodate working additional hours and be a team player”. I didn’t remind him that I had already worked an additional hour. At the time of his writing I was already passed my closing time, trying to “help”. I responded: “Thank you for the kind words, as I am still here working.” I then closed…

It's Time for YOU 2 Be Happy!

Have you ever openly admitted that you were depressed?  How did you feel after you were done?  Do you know someone who has confided in you that they are depressed?  How did they feel after their admission?
Maybe you had or you have no one to talk to?  Maybe you have a loved one who won't talk about it.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Did you know that you can tell God anything?  You can also encourage someone else to tell God anything.
Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. My point is this:  When we admit that we are feeling sad, lonely, disinterested, etc., it takes a weight off of us.  It's wise and it's smart to be honest with the way that we actually feel.  When we approach how we feel honestly, we are talking directly to the s…

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Encouragement About Your "Words"

In my past I was known for telling people "off".  It was my reputation.  Living with this sin right beside me I took pride in being able to hurt people with my words.  I did not realize that one day I would deal with the consequence of "not caring" how others took my words.  To add, I didn't realize that hurtful words would come from different people or rather, from those that I would not expect it from.

In response to my "receiving" what I had given out so often, I developed a tough skin.  I convinced myself that words just wouldn't hurt me.  I built a wall around myself and kept going.  What did hurt were the relationships that died as result of the words being exchanged.  I could forgive someone for the things that they had said and I could ask for forgiveness for the things that I said, but relationships were stalled or left for dead thereafter.

I lost precious years with a dear loved one because neither of us knew the right "words"…

School Prayer!


Let's Pray for a Wall of Protection...


Pray for Those Affected by Harvey!

Please join me in prayer, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST, from wherever you are, as we flood heaven on behalf of everyone affected by Harvey. Pray for lives to be saved, rescue-efforts, food and supplies, shelter and safety, and a quick turnaround. Pray for those that are helping that they will be strengthened for the task ahead of them. With God all things are possible!

Trust God is 1-2-3 Steps!

Have people let you down? Do you find yourself disappointed?  Have situations left you feeling hurt, alone, frustrated, depleted, etc?

It's not a cliche to hear someone say, "trust God".  I used to get upset when I heard this phrase.  I needed to feel better about my situation before I could trust anybody.  I had learned to trust myself and sometimes that was hard. I learned from witnessing ugly things time and time again that not to trust anyone for anything, at all. So no, I couldn't stand being told to "trust God".

Hearing it all of my life and hearing how it helped others didn't help me either.  I was just determined (unknowingly) to distrust God.  Little did I know how it would change my life for the BETTER.
You may be in a place in your life where you would ask, "HOW?"
Talk to God.  The "how" was hard for me.  I had to first learn to tell God all that I was going through.  Yes, He "knows" everything, but the first ste…

8 Ways to Get GOOD Sleep!

Can I brag about God? Thanks to Him, my heavenly Father, I don’t have sleepless nights. He’s been so good to me in this area. Without a formula I’m going to share what I believe will help you. Get your favorite night cap, hopefully it’s water or tea and let’s get some sleep! Read! Yes, read! Read your Bible. Read 1 verse, 1 passage, 1 chapter or a book. Ask God to make each word plain to you. Make sure that you understand what you’ve read. This practice will put you in position to begin your nighttime routine. His Word will comfort you to sleep and provide you with instructions for the next day. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8 KJV. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105 KJVGet Rid of the Problems of the Day! There’s…

Strengthen Me!

Psalm 119:2828 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. There will be days when we feel beat up.  There are days when the weight of the world is on our shoulders.

It is in those hard times that we must tell God our truth.  We must confess how we really feel.

Lord, I'm hurt.  Lord, I'm tired.  Lord, I don't think I can handle this anymore.

When we pour out our heart to God, we are giving Him access to comfort and strengthen us.  His Word says, that He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us.  His Word says, He uplifts us with His right hand.  His Word says, I have loved you with an everlasting love.  His Word says, cast all of your cares on Me.

I pray that as you go through this weekend that the Word of God strengthens you for whatever and everything that you are facing.



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5 Reasons to Have "The Talk"!

AUGUST 8, 2017 BY DEPRESSION NO MORE! 5 Reasons to Have “The Talk”! What talk am I talking about?  Have you talked to God today?  Why am I asking this? Because it is important to ALWAYS pray. Prayer does the following for us: Helps us to get closer to God.Builds our relationship with God.Allows us to clear our minds.Gives us the strength needed to move forward.Praying to God gives us peace of mind.Luke 21:36 (36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

He Will Save You!

Do you ever feel like no one can help you? Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in sorrow, pain and troubles? Do you ever feel like no one is on your side? I have felt all of this and so much more.  I’ve felt loneliness to the extent that I carried it around and it felt like a raw and open sore in my stomach.  I longed to be loved, held and taken care of.  While I no longer feel lonely.  I still have the desire to be taken care of.  Sometimes it hurts to care for others , even if you are not looking for a return on your investment, it would feel nice if someone loved on you once in a while. That’s why I thank God for this scripture. When people feel the need to push their ideas on me – the LORD is my judge. When others want me to do things their way – the LORD is my lawgiver. When I am asked to do things outside of the will of God – the LORD is my King! When I feel lost because of everything going on – the LORD will save me!
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lo…

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Have you ever been mistreated,  mishandled, abused or simply misunderstood?David goes before God in this 35th Psalm. Read about it and be encouraged that God hears EVERY prayer. #summerpsalmsPlead my cause, O Lord , with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destructio…

Strength that only God Can Give!

The Strength that only God can Give! This morning we are reading Psalm 18:29-45.
Let's Review the chapter so far...Thank God for Who He is in your life. vs. 1-3Deal with the issues. vs. 4-19Acknowledge that God is in Control. vs. 20-29---------and NOW---------Receive God's strength to make it! vs. 29 -45
God bless you today as we continue to read and study the 18th Psalm! #summerpsalms

Unwanted Weight


God is Able!

This chapter reads like some of the most powerful prayers we've heard.

It starts with praise in verses 1-3.

It then discusses the problem or issues in verses 4-19.

Now in Psalm 18:20 - 29, we acknowledge God's power.

When have you seen the power of God in your life?

Don't Mess With a Child of God!

We’re still reading Psalm 18! When you look back over your life, how has God answered some of your most urgent prayers? Read David’s account in verses 4 – 19.

Saved From the Hands of the Enemy!

Saved From the Hands of the Enemy!Have you made it through a terrible time in your life? Today and tomorrow we’re reading the 18th Psalm. Let’s start with verses 1-3, what would be YOUR song of praise?

No Matter What!

David loved God! Have you ever been hurt by something and through your hurt still managed to maintain a relationship with your loved one and cater to their heart. David's problems teach us that NO MATTER WHAT, go back TO GOD! Give God glory even in the BAD situation, even in the WORST situation, even in the face of your enemies - GIVE GOD THE GLORY! A few weeks ago we read the 3rd Psalm (Sat, 7/8). It was David's cry to God while he was on the run from his son Absalom. What I find amazing about David is that in this time of distress he took care of God's business to the point where he wrote the 4th and 5th Psalms and picked the instruments that they were to be played to.The 4th Psalm for a stringed instrument starts as a prayer and then words to his enemies to compel them to serve God and show them the error of their ways and he finishes with a praise. The 5th Psalm (for a flute) reads in the same manner. Read the 4th and 5th Psalm. Share it with someone. Pray about it for…

My Prayer...

Yes, you pray. Yes, you read your bible. Yet, there are things that you are dealing with. Problems from your past, people against you, bills are enormous, etc., etc. David is now a mature king when he writes this Psalm. The king having a family, riches, a nation at his command, felt the need to pray this prayer. In distress, David knew that only God can help. Is this 25th Psalm your prayer???Unto thee, O Lord , do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord ; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Remember, O Lord , thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O Lo…

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Trust God!

O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
Psalms 7:1 KJV

This is the 1st verse to the 7th Psalm. David is approaching God because He has been falsely accused. Has anyone ever lied on you?

Have you ever been in trouble because of someone's lies?

David still put his trust in Godand that is what Psalm 7 teaches us.

Trust GOD!

Praise Report!

So my car was hit yesterday. It was a hit and run by a driving school student. Fortunately someone took a picture of the license plate and a neighbor sent it to me.  The good part...I didn't lose it. I've been known to have a short fiery temper. To God be the glory, I kept it together. I trust that God will work it out for my God (Romans 8 v.28). When problems come our way (and yes, they will come), our part of the battle is to trust God! He makes a way of we believe that He will. Yes, it will feel like a blow sometimes, but refocus. Remember that He's taken care of you before and Jesus died so that He'll do it again and again.   Have a great day!

How Are You Today?

It's Saturday. Most people have completed their work week. How did that go?  I struggled to stay awake this week. I realized that I stopped taking my vitamins in June while I was preparing for my daughter's graduation. My energy has been really low no matter what I do. I started my routine back on Thursday, so I pray that they take effect soon. Today, I woke up in prayer. I thank God for that! Usually when I jump up into the day without prayer everything gets jumbled, stressful and confusing. I'm mentally listing what I need to accomplish today. I have a lot to do. This being one of them. I needed to post this morning. Without knowing what to post about, I'm posting my morning. I pray that this blesses someone. I now realize I must write my to-do list.  It's a bit long. What are you going to do today?  I don't want to become overwhelmed by my list of things to do, so I'm committing my list to God in prayer. I'm already praying for the strength to get t…

Are You Caught Up? #summerpsalms

Are you caught up on your reading #summerpsalms?
Here's what we've read so far: Sat, 7/1 - Psalm 117 - Praise God! Sun, 7/2 - Psalm 133 - God blesses Unity! Mon, 7/3 - Psalm 15 - A look at yourself Tue, 7/4 - Psalm 123 - I Want Nothing but God! Wed, 7/5 - Psalm 5 - Worship your way out of loneliness Thu, 7/6 - Psalm 1 - Live God's Way, Not Your way! Fri, 7/7 - Psalm 11 - Let the World know that God takes care of those who obey Him Sat, 7/8 - Psalm 3 - God Keeps Me Sun, 7/9 - Psalm 8 - Lord, YOU are Excellent! Mon, 7/10 - Psalm 6 - (Save Me) God hears my prayer Tue, 7/11 - Psalm 16 - In You, is the fullness of joy. Wed, 7/12 - Psalm 2 - Serve God! Thu, 7/13 - Psalm 21 - My Leader is in God's Hand

My Letter to God...Here's My Heart...

Dear God,

Today I am in a good place, for the most part.  I woke up on time, made it to work on time.  I spent time reading Your Word.  I posted on my blog and my Facebook group.  I prayed a little but You know I have a lot more praying to do.  Yesterday, I saw my Grandparents, thank You so much for that.  I spent quality time with my husband, thank You so much for that!  I was able to spend some time with each of my adult children and my nephew to speak into their lives and love on them, I truly thank You for that.

However, there are somethings that sit in the back of my mind.  I am so grateful that I can be completely honest with you and share these things.  
I am concerned about my parents and grandparents.  Their overall health sits in my mind.  I've asked You to heal them and I'll ask it again.  Please heal them in their body, mind and soul.I am concerned about the unity of my family.  I confess that I had given up trying.  I don't know how to begin again and it's a…

Save Me!

Good Morning!
Today we're reading the 6th Psalm.

Have you ever been in a mess?
This psalm encourages is to go to God, even at our lowest point. Talk to Him until you can follow David's lead and encourage yourself. By the end of the Psalm, just like after a good prayer, feel better knowing that God has heard your prayer!

Look for yourself...
O Lord , don’t rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage. Have compassion on me, Lord , for I am weak. Heal me, Lord , for my bones are in agony. I am sick at heart. How long, O Lord , until you restore me? Return, O Lord , and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love. For the dead do not remember you. Who can praise you from the grave? I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears. My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies. Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer m…

Psalm 11

The 11th Psalm - Friday's reading...

How many times have people said to you..."That's too much", or "you better do such and such", or the famous, "believe me, you should do..."?

In the 11th Psalm, we read David's response to his,  'friends', so to speak, who are trying to get him to run from Saul the king. David reminds them that God takes care of those that follow Him.

I love the way that Justin put it..."Stand your ground". Thanks Charleen for reminding us that God continues to watch us and will do away with those who are wicked.

Stand up for the faith that you have in God. Don't let, even those closest to you doubt God even for a second!

Today, We're Reading...


...and You Thought that You Were Alone!

Depression didn’t start in the 20th or 21st centuries.  Many people over the course of this life have overcome severe depression.  You can too! Here’s a short list of people in the Bible who suffered from depression.  Each of them conquered their depression without even having a diagnosis for it.  Their lives give us the hope that we need to deal with depression today. You can live a life FREE from depression!

Psalm 1

The beauty of the 1st Psalm is that it is the introduction to the book and sums up the entire book of Psalms. The Word of God presents us with the truth, we have a choice to live for God or live for the world. The consequences are worlds apart..follow God and live a good life (even with evil all around you), follow the world and its master, the devil, and live a miserable life (plus the evil that comes with it). I'd prefer to live for God and have the strength to endure whatever comes my way!
Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth awa…

It's a Throwback Thursday!

It's a Throwback Thursday!  Make it your day to catch up!

We’ve read the following Psalms so far… Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Psalm 117 – Praise the LORD! Sunday, July 2, 2017 – Psalm 133 – God Blesses Unity! Monday, July 3, 2017 – Psalm 15 – Have You Looked At Yourself? Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Psalm 123 – I Want NOTHING More Than God Alone! Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Psalm 43 – Psalm 43
Don’t Miss this #summerpsalms!