Good morning out there! I have been burning the candle at both ends and have been absent from blogging here a couple weeks however I have some great news. God has blessed me once again!
Some opportunities landed in my lap this month that led to a new business venture to start in June. I was able to teach a specialty marketing class at a local college. Oh my goodness… From there the world just opened up in front of me.
So I started a consulting company for small businesses. I am so excited about this new business venture. Who would have thought that from teaching one college class that my mind would be opened as much as the students! Wow. And to think… I didn’t want to go teach that class! What was I thinking?! Teaching the class gave me the confidence to stand on front of them and answer questions as they threw them at me. Apparently I do know something they don’t. Which is a good thing in this case.
So I took this “idea” to God and asked him about it. (I’ve started businesses in the past without him – but I was making sure that this one was all his). I made that vow to him earlier this year that my life will be different now. It will count for something. And I wasn’t about to mess God’s plan up for my life by throwing a wrench in.
So as soon as I prayed the doors flew off the hinges and I’m now in business! I wanted to share it with my fellow bloggers and this is the best way I know! God is so good. In every way he is good.
Blessings come from obedience.
Oh and friends thanks for all the supportive messages while I was away, it does my heart good to know people enjoy reading my blog… Onward!
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Feeling a little like Nancy kerrigan. Most of you remember the incident. It was the whack heard around the world when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked while training as assailants struck her in the knee with a metal baton, leaving her injured and unable to compete against Tonya Harding.
This week I feel like someone has been knocking me down at every step. Every stumble and piece of bad news I get, I realize I’m on the floor again. Fortunately that’s the perfect place to be. When I find myself on my knees again, i remember I’m in the perfect position to pray. So pray I do.
My prayers are becoming more bold, and more assertive. I am finally at the place now where I know what God expects from me, I just have to get there. One foot in front of the other, is the only position I have. I can’t see past this dense fog, but I am following the beacons that lead me onward.
The devil tries hard. I’ve been knocked down, dragged and slandered. Words are only words. I am at the place of forgiveness and hope for a future that is mine. Some folks just don’t get it, and I guess its not up to me to tell them. It’s time to move on, and let go and only God can provide those abilities. So I pray God will be with those who judge, and who don’t understand, who choose to backlash without the truth. God wants us to look forward instead of in the rearview mirror. I can’t explain what I know. I can’t explain what God knows. And quite honestly I refuse to make excuses or feel guilty about the shando that God did in me.
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Hey guys! It’s been a little while since I have updated you on my tithing report. Let me just start by saying, GOD IS SO GOOD! I have been tithing now since the first of the year, and at first I did it because I thought I was supposed to. Now, I can’t wait to write that check for the offertory. I have been tithing the last month when it hurt the most. AND IT HURT BAD!
When your tithe check is more than you end up with to live off for the week..It’s tough!
But faithfully I gave, because I made a promise that I would.
You guys may or may not know, that I have had a house on the market now for a year. Since divorce struck, making a mortgage payment has been hard on a single income, but I was managing (somewhat). I have been praying my heart out that the house would sell, and that single thing would free me financially from the burden of living paycheck to paycheck.
This morning I was in my car on the way to work, worshiping God. I love that Mary Mary Song, and Mandisa song:
Well here I am, broke as a slick nickel, praising God in my car on the way to work. Did I mention I had just gotten paid the day before and had 100.00 to my name for a week and a half? Mind you.. I had written my tithe check and wasn’t backing out.
This evening I received a call………………… My house has a buyer! A cash buyer! And the contract is signed as of today!
CAN WE SAY:
“Get these shackles off my feet so I can dance….”
Whoooooo hoooo! My God Rocks!
I plan on spending of the remainder of the evening basking in the good news and dancing.
Shackles Song <—- For your enjoyment 😉
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. (NIV)
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I was one of the lucky ones. Ahem..correction..BLESSED ones. Why was I so blessed? I was born to some pretty amazing parents.
Both my parents are Christians. Both my parents are huge pray-ers. However, I will ask you to heed the warning of someone who knows first hand to watch out when those parents go to praying over your life.
My mother has always been a lover of children. Anything you could dress up and put on a bow on, she was all for it. She has been bugging me to have children since I was 18 years old. I never wanted children, so I never lied to her – I just said “I’m never having any, sorry mom.” Well little did I know that my mother has been praying a dangerous prayer over my life for years. Momma has always prayed that God would change my heart and I would give her a “grand babies.”
Well, 10 years later, a divorce under my belt, a few more wrinkles, and wild hairs gone, I am finding myself amused at the possiblilty of having a child – or two. I never knew my mother had been praying for me all these years. In my mind there are far better prayers to pray for me.. You know, like a double portion of talent or something.. Instead, she got on her knees and prayed for grandchildren.
Well, mother, congratulations. Between your prayers and Gods grace, my heart is changing. So you guys out there, be careful.. Call you mom and dad and make sure you know what they are praying for..Because by golly, it’s coming for you!
Note to self: Call dad and ask him what he’s been praying….(teeth chattering) I’m afraid to ask at this point……