~The African Violet.....In Full Bloom~

Sunday, September 25, 2011

~Thoughts from a Hospital Bed 8-26-11~

Thank you Lord for my life. Thank you for sustaining me. You heal the sick and the broken hearted. You are the LOVE of my life and my strength. You are with me at all times. When I am alone and in need of a friend. You shine your ray o SON/sun in my heart. You send the raindrops to wash away my sorrows. You REIN/rain supreme.................No matter what the outcome.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~Faith Without Works is Dead~

Never give up on your dream/vision..........

Though it may seem a long time coming..........work towards your craft.....
Do not allow the naysayers to hinder what God has promised you.
If he said it........HE SHALL do it.

I have to keep reminding myself...what HE said he would do..in spite of the circumstances.....


Thursday, April 21, 2011

~420 N 421 4 Lyfe~

It never ceases to amaze me our connection.......
As my birthday ends yours begins....what a wonderful succession.

When I think about our hours, upon hours of long dialog, and your attempting to make me
me understand logic and practicality.
It does not fall on death ears, because the words you speak are so very dear to me.

We come from two separate worlds....your everything that i'm not....
Yet I understand your obscure sense of humor, and you have out slicked the slippery fox.

I love our jokes...the unique way we do "us".......
Who would have thought one of our most intimate moments
was when we are 'thrifting'...yea....you and me...rolling in the truck.

Remember, Virginia Beach when time stood still you and I watching the beach on the sand..
Another intimate moment you and I, just the two of us hand and hand.

I remember your lugging Television(s) across town because you wanted me to be "ok"...
You have been bringing me things and fixing things, from day one ...that just happens to be in your DNA.

I'm laughing at the note from my mother, the fight with my daughter and just our family way.
You were a man about yours and didn't allow all of the riddiculum to run you away.
All wrapped up in a 6'5 1/2 package just the way I like.....
Mmmmm, your bald head...the one I rub at night.

Your my King and I’m your Queen....
I can go on and on...but no one needs to know our intimate things.

I thank God for sculpturing me, and making me just for you.
Many don't understand our connection....its unique, they can't possibly understand a man of your hue....

As we celebrate our miraculous and very interesting years on this earth.....
I thank God for giving me, you Kenneth Mr. 4/21, the day of your birth.

~420.n 421.......4lyfe~


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

~April 20, 2011~

On this day...I can truly say I'm humbled and thankful for the Universe that has allowed me to see another year.
Another  year to get it right........
Another year to say i'm sorry......
Another year to grow.......
Another year to laugh and experience life lessons, and to commit to being a better person.
Another year to LOVE without expectations...
Another year to appreciate the laughter of my 4 grandsons....
Another year to see my son and daughter grow and become their unique selves....
Another year to grow closer to my wonderful daughter in law......
Another year to allow God's master plan to unfold in my life.....
I'm thankful for the little things.....
The rain....the sun that shines....in the early morn.
The birds that sing, welcoming a new day........
Your kiss on my forehead........and your words and deeds that tell me ....you LOVE ME in 'In Spite of  the CRAZY'.I'm thankful for this blessed body of mine......Although it acts up sometimes....i'm thankful for every triumphant endeavor we have overcame.
I'm thankful for my family.......you all are special in your unique way....we have the relationship we are suppose to have....or we wouldn't be having it.....(think on that)I am thankful for those that have left my life...and those that remain...I'm thankful for my enemies.....and my wonderful friends...For  you all have assisted in the the making of Andrea.......In Everything I GIVE THANKS!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

~FAITH is the Reciprocal of Fear~

In my studies....I have found that Faith is the recipricoal of fear. The same energy we give to fear or faith will produce, the results, we envisioned. The scripture says ..."Now Faith is the evidence of things hoped for"...its the same principle if we say.."Now fear is the evidence of things hoped for". We must focus on our FAITH in GOD, instead of our fear in the devil (notice he's not worth the caps) :) .
I've heard on more occasions than I can count people discussing fear. I used to operate out of fear. I would act a certain way or do a certain thing because I was operating in fear. Then I began to medidate on the word of God and realized that in Luke 10:19 it says....Behold, I give unto power to tread on serpents and scorpians and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing by any means hurt you. Whoah...what a revelation!
Then I got real bold with it and began to laugh at the enemy and his traps. I was like hmn...you weren't even good enough to remain in heaven. God has ALL the victory in Luke 10:18 it says....I saw satan fall like lightening from heaven. LOL
According to our FAITH we can do the impossible........Mathew 9:29...clearly states...According to your faith BE IT UNTO to you. This leads me to believe that if we operate in FAITH and our lifestyle is in line with God's will. He will give us the desires of our heart.
Todays affirmation for me is: I will NO longer allow fear to dictate my life. I will OPERATE in FAITH!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

~God's Grace~

When we fall and miss the mark, we as Christians need to learn from our mistake. But don't beat yourself up because of your mishap. We should repent and do better the next time. We shouldn't omit going to church or isolate ourselves from others. God's grace will sustain you.  The BLOOD OF JESUS (BOJ) has cleansed us from all unrighteousness. I am thankful that I serve the God of a 2nd chance. Often times I miss the mark...but I have the assurance that God's grace is sufficient.

This is not a "Get Out of Jail Free" card......and we aren't to abuse it.....but I know that the more I seek God......... the less times I will miss the mark.

I thank God for his grace and his mercy that is ever present.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

~On Lent~

I've heard many ask or mention what they are giving up for Lent. Although, i'm not a Catholic....I can understand and agree with the concept. I'ts similiar to fasting....giving up something to concencrate yourself closer to GOD. (Well i'm all for that) Initially, I was thinking of giving up meat, facebook, etc..etc....But then my mind reverted back to what I began at the beginning of the year...something I will focus on the remainder of my days. I would like to be a conduit of positive energy and a vessel of encouragement to others. I know there is a change going on with me because I am often offended when I hear others hurl disparaging words against others. I make a conscience effort not to entertain it. Or I will try and change the subject or encourage the person instead of joining in on the negative energy. The old addage is "misery loves company". Don't be a tail bearer or a sponge that enjoys to hear the downfall of others.

Speak positive words......speak things that are not as though they were and hopefully...eventually the words will match with the deeds.

I thank God i'm blessed....my family is blessed and the word of God is shed abroad in our hearts through Christ Jesus........