Saturday, June 28, 2014

She Reads Truth ~ Ruth 4:18-22

God had a plan and He has a plan for us too. Just like Ruth and Naomi when they loss their loved ones and was poor and rejected there was a plan. My first thoughts when reading the scriptures was thank God Naomi was obedient to the voice of God and went back home and that the bond between Ruth and Naomi was genuine and true.  I love how God is so faithful to love us in our points of depair, pain and  doubt.

God is so awesome in His completeness there are never any loose threads or seams left undone.  I haven't been with you all but a week but I love this story and as a single Mother who had to come back home after my marriage ended I get this story.  I'm still waiting on my Boaz and I will say that until you are really willing to submit yourself to the will of God there will always be some loose ends in your life.  At least that's my story.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bible Study.............She Reads Truth

Good Morning Everyone,

So I have been doing Bible study for a while but I don't think I've taken the time to share it here on my blog. I was on IG and found this group SheReadsTruth and they are currently finishing the book of Ruth.  I love this story because it's a story of love, loss, desperation, loyalty, restoration and joy.

So today's question is Who Names You today- your God or your circumstances.  Now when I read this I immediately said in my mind God because He called me Victory.  The lesson takes us back to Naomi when she changed her name to Bitter because of her grief and bleak looking future.  So as I look at this I have to think back to when I really allowed my circumstances to define who I was at that time.  My name has been defeated, lonely, desperate and dejected.  I wasn't looking towards God for direction I was caught up in my situation BUT I'm so grateful that God loved me enough to let me know that I'm the apple of His eye in Psalm 17:8   Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings  
This is what did it for me,  once Naomi realized that God was in the plan she was able to hear God for what she was to do next.  I thank God for loving me enough to speak to my circumstances and lead me on the path that is best for me.  Ruth gave Naomi the support that she needed to look up and I pray that we will remember to look up dispite our circumstance and know in Faith that God is able to see us through it.  
Please join me as I fellowship with She Reads Truth Blog you will love it!!!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Getting My Life Back on Track.........thanks Erin Condren

So I use to be a stickler for having a planner and Franklin Covey was always my fav.  But as Smartphones came into my life I pretty much relied on them until Oct. 2011 after my 2 daughters and 3 other family members were in a horrific auto accident.  I was overwhelmed by all the information I needed to have and keeping certain things compartmentalized I went to Target and found a planner and life was grand again. Forward to last year, instead of getting a planner I decided because of my church projects and such I would opt for project planners instead so I now have one for Outreach, Minister and  DVine Redemption.  that was ok for the most part and will still use them as they help set up meeting agendas and contacts of People who are in charge of specific tasks and as you can see you have the left column for what action was taken from the plan that was set in the right hand column.  I now needed something for the rest of my daily life and schedule.

Last month I was looking at getting a daily planner and of course I went to social media for reviews and what I was really looking for.  I finally went on and found Melvedy Designs planner but when I got it although I liked it and the setup was good it was not enough space for me to really PLAN anything for a full day.  I went back to Social Media and on YouTube I started seeing videos on FiloFax, Erin Condren and Lily Pulitzer.  After determining that the cost of  Filofax was waaayyy out of my budget and Lily Pulitzer was good but it was something about the Erin Condren Customizable Life Planner that really drew me in and the option to have a 12 or 18 month planner was appealing as well.  I watched in upwards to 60 videos and everyone was enthusiatic about her product so I made up my mind to go from this  SORRY FOR THE BLURRY PIC MY SHAKING HANDS.

 The Erin Condren Planner is to your left and the Melvedy Designs Planner is to the right.   See the difference in size and from what I learned the Erin Condren Life Planner is A5 size planner.
 Here's my Erin Condren Life Planner in Fleur Feliz pink/purple there are also other planners ie. Teachers, Sorority, Inspiration/Quote, Wedding along with Address and Notebooks.
 Here's the month at a glance nice amount of room for jotting times down or below you can customize your planner to include specific bills, social activities and such look below
 At the end of your planner there is a note section with lined and unlined pages for jotting down list of various things that are important to you.
 What I also loved about her planners is that they are Bright, Customizable, there are Inspirational Quotes throughout and at the on the top of every month at a glance page. It comes with re-positional stickers with whatever you want them to say.
 Here's a tow-sided pocket for storing whatever you like.  It also includes a clear vinyl pouch that you can place whatever you need for planning on-the-go.
And here are my additional stickers with my church emblem my girls and my grandson along with event stickers just for the things that I know are important to me.  
 to finish it all up you can also order a band to hold your planner all together

Well you can check out my YouTube video of my first impression of my planner when I opened it along with the accessories I purchased to jackup my planner and make it more personal and fun and the FREEBIES that are included.  If you think this planner is for you hop on over for $10 off your first order   Stay tuned for my 30 day review and how I'm using my planner and setting it up.

Until next time keep lifting me up in prayer and I will be doing the same for you.  My next review will be a video review about my Natural Girls Rock packages I received.   Take care and God bless.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Hey Y'all it's been a very long time since I've been able to post and boy has there been alot of things going on.  There has been some creating going on but not all that I would like.  Well for starters why don't we just cover the last 6 months in pictures.  That might help alot better.

This is me on a cane from a walker after a trip to the ER

This young man is my grandson Kaiden at 2 months old

This is me in the hospital after having to be carried out of church because I couldn't move my neck or arms

These two are of me and my ex-husband after having to have a cervical discectomy and fusion from c3 to c7 with frontal plating.  In other words I had 3 herniated disc in my neck so I have 3 cadavor discs and in the front of my neck I have a plate with 8 screws. 

This is me at home some weeks later after my shower allowing the steri-strips to dry before putting my collar back on.  At this point I'm still in misery.  The recovery was absolutely awful and this isn't my first surgery BTW.
 An here's lil Mr. Kaiden again on his way to church being occupied until it's time to go.  He's growing up so fast.  Already able to say Hi, Bye bye and Momma yeah no Da Da but Momma I can't believe it.

This is me Monday June 16, 2014 sitting in the hospital waiting to have an EMG of my left arm as my Neurosurgeon is trying to rule out the possibility of Surgery #2 to that I say the Devil is a Liar although the use of my left arm is worse than before the surgery.  Yesterday I had the second test a Myliogram with contrast and cervical CTScan.

So this is what's been going on with me personally for the past 6 months on my next post I will give you some great things that are going on with me in my crafting, career and ministry life.  Take care stay creative and be blessed.