Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation…..

I have been working on my book and hope to have it published in May or June.  As I review the scripture passages I will be using this one touched my heart today…..
The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  
I will advise you and watch over you".
Psalm 32:8
So good to know that God is our guide in this life.  There is no way we can know what we will encounter. I do know God remains our one constant in a world that can, at times, be unsettling. 
Thank you for your love God, thank you for your guidance, thank you for watching over us.  Thank you for the beauty that is all around us.  Amen:-)
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation…He quiets us with his love:-)

"The Lord you god is in your midst, a mighty one who will save.
He will rejoice over you with gladness, he will quiet you by his love, he
will exult over you with loud singing."
Zephaniah 3:17
I have struggled with many things since my nightmare began.  God has become my constant source of hope.  I know he is always with me/us no matter our situation.  I am thankful for Gods presence in our daily lives.  I also am thankful for the people He puts in our path.  
Yesterday morning the alarm went off.  I lay there knowing I needed to go to church.  My skin was burning, as it has since my nightmare began and all I wanted to do was pull the blankets over my head and give up.  (This happens every morning) I forced myself out of bed and went to church.
I am so glad that I did.  I had the privilege of singing with the praise team with some wonderful folks at North Raleigh Nazarene Church.  Heard a wonderful message, that motivated and inspired.  Then went to lunch with four of the most wonderful people, Lucy, Mark, Joanie, and Phil.  What a blessing to be with them.  Came home walked Brodie. Talked with my sister Cathy,(used to be sister-in-law, now I will call her sister:-) We had a wonderful conversation.
Even in the midst of all this chaos in my life I have such support and I am thankful.

"The Lord gives strength to His people, the Lord blesses his people with peace"
Psalm 29:11

Saturday, March 1, 2014

A Woman is Like a Tea Bag….

I came across this saying at a local consignment store.  It is so true.  It is not that you want to be "strong" but sometimes it is forced upon you.
My entire life has changed since my husband decided to leave me.  I had to spend thousands of dollars on professionals.  Money that could have been spent for the good of my family and for a happy and bright future.  Sometimes we have no choice in the matter.  I have had the expensive pleasure of dealing with an amazing attorney, a digital forensics specialist, that found disqusting evidence on a computer, a private investigator that found at least 2 women in my soon to be Ex's life, a deposition where my soon to be Ex pled the 5th so many times that it would be funny if it were not so sad.  Bank statements that paint a very sad of picture of misplaced trust, on my part.  And that is just the beginning…
Now I have to establish my new life with very little.  I continue to be dipped in hot water, I continue to give it to God knowing that strength and hope come from Him.  I continue to lean on my friends that offer support, prayer, laughter, care and friendship.
If you are going through this too just know we are not alone.  We are sadly in the majority.
Keep the faith and as a very sweet old man used to say "keep looking up children":-)

Monday Morning Motivation…"Door of Hope"

"Of course you'll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil
 and turn it into a door of hope"
Catherine Marshall
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your
hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)