Friday, June 26, 2020

When your heart is brimming with heaviness, 
and there is no one to talk to - 
what do you do?

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Raging Storms Of Life

     At this very moment, many of us are facing stormy, turbulent situations in our lives. The raging storms of life seem to be getting the best of us.  You, like many of us, may even (at times) feel as if you are a lonely, lost boat drifting in turbulent waters.

  • Are the ferocious waves of life pounding, without mercy, against you?
  • Are the forces of pain and despair forcing you further away from the shores of safety?
  • Does it appear that you have no obvious guidance - you're just going with the flow?
  • Do the clashes of thunder grip you with the fear of loss and defeat even though you have been told to "fear NOT". (Isaiah 41:10)
  • Does the darkness of the prevailing clouds seem to overshadow the light of God's everlasting WORD?

      As bleak as the situation may seem, there is safety and there is sunshine behind the dark cloud. We may not see it.  As a matter of fact, sunshine may be no where in sight.  Although this storm is difficult and it appears to have no end,

  • The God whom we serve will speak peace at the appointed time. (Isaiah 60:22)
  •  He will navigate us to safety.
  • And, HE will anchor us in still waters!

       Until HE does, we must keep our faith in the WORD and understand that this, too, shall pass. How do we know this?

Romans 8:28 reminds us that,
For we know that all things (this is all encompassing) work together for the
good of those who love God and to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

What Will Happen If I Don't Help My Brother?

It is our Christian duty to help our brothers and sisters in need.  Pretending that racism does not exist will NOT make it go away.  

"Faith WITHOUT works is dead."
James 2:26

Friday, May 8, 2020

Remembering Ahmaud Arbery

(the God who Judges),
We know you have not
forgotten us,
nor have you forsaken us. 
Your WORD says that you are with us always.  We ask you, HOLY ONE, in the name of Jesus,
to forgive us of our sins, 
to have mercy upon us,
to protect our children from evil,
to cover us with your shield of protection.
We thank you for granting us peace during this time of anger, frustration, and turmoil.

-In the name of Jesus, AMEN.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Do the businesses that you patronize walk in integrity?  I value good customer service which is one of the reasons that I prefer online shopping over in-store shopping (I realize that some online businesses are rip-offs.  You must do your homework.)  As a whole, online shopping allows the consumer the opportunity to avoid the pitiful customer service that is often associated with some businesses.  Three brick and mortar businesses that consistently provide excellent customer service are Chik-Fil-A, Publix and Starbucks.  (I am talking about my own personal experiences with these businesses.)
Tips to Consider Prior to Making a Purchase

  1. Before purchasing goods and services, check out the company’s exchange/return policies.  Unfortunately, I have purchased items that I was unhappy with (for one reason or another) that I could not return.  If I had carefully read the exchange/return policy, this could have been avoided.  
  2. Read reviews.  (Have an open-mind when reading reviews.  Read the pros and the cons.  Then choose wisely!)
  3. Check out the customer service.  Do they respond to calls, emails, texts?  Do they do their best to please the customer? OR, Do they refuse to acknowledge calls, emails, texts once they’ve gotten your money? (Reviewers often point out bad customer service.)

How To Avoid Doing Business with a Company that does NOT walk in Integrity
  1. Try not to buy on impulse.
  2. Try not to be pressured into making a purchase.  This is especially important when passing by a kiosk in the mall during the holidays.  Remember that the sales rep at the kiosk has been well-trained to make a sale.  And, there is usually something at the kiosk that grabs your attention.  Before making the purchase, ask questions:

  • How long will you be here?
  • Will you be here tomorrow?
  • How long does this deal last? (The sales rep will more than likely try to convince you that it's now or never.)
  • What if I'm unhappy with the product/service?
  • Can I purchase online?  If the sales representative is unsure or you are still hesitant about the purchase after asking questions, keep your money in your pocket!
Finally, integrity goes a long way.  Certain brands are known for their integrity.  They stand behind their product or service.  We often make repeat purchases because of a brand’s quality.  On the other hand, if you’ve been burned by a brand, it is very difficult for anyone to convince you to repurchase that good or that service ever again.

Food for Thought
Every cheap deal is not a bad deal and every expensive deal is not a good deal!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Meatless Monday

     It's been quite a while since I posted a Meatless Monday Meal.  So, today, I'm posting a yummy black bean/pinto bean burger and fresh strawberries.  I cooked these beans a couple of days ago.  After deciding that I had eaten enough of the beans, I decided to transform the beans into a breakfast burger.

  1. I mashed the beans in a bowl until they were a mushy consistency.  NOTE: Some like a firmer  
  2. Then, I added smoked paprika, onion powder, poultry seasoning and celery salt.
  3. So that they would stick together, I added about a tablespoon full of cooked rice and a tablespoon full of bread crumbs.
  4. Afterwards, I formed them into patties and pan fried them in garlic spread.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

This is a new day that God has given us - one that we've never seen before and
 one that we will never see again. Find something to rejoice about!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

8 Covid-19 Myths

Wisdom is the principal
thing; Therefore get
wisdom. And in all your
getting, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 NKJV

Covenant Grace Ministries

To read details concerning
The following myths, please 

Myth #1
Covid-19 is no worse 
than the seasonal flu.
Myth #2
Seniors and the elderly 
are the only ones that 
should take extra 
Myth #3
You’re contagious only 
if you have symptoms.
Myth #4
The virus will disappear 
when it gets warmer.
Myth #5
Staying at home is 
necessary only if 
you’re sick.
Myth #6
Everyone’s symptoms 
of Covid-19 are similar.

Myth #7
Covid-19 only lives 
in the air minutes 
after a sneeze or cough.
Myth #8
Once you’ve had
Covid-19, you are
safe and will 
not get it again.

Monday, March 30, 2020

GOD wants us WELL!

Beloved, I wish above all
things that thou mayest
prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 2

Check this video out by Dr. Bill Winston. Be blessed!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year - 2020!!

So, I learned a new nugget 
that I will add to my life lessons. 
 I want to share it with you.

Everything is “figure outable.”
There are solutions.  
Whatever it is - it CAN be figured out!

Enjoy your day!