• Christianity,  Counting your blessings,  Devotion,  Dogged Devotion,  Faith,  Inspiration,  Jesus,  Love

    Determination

    I realized lately that my fatigue was really only psychosomatic.  I guess what I’ve always needed was a good reason to get up in the mornings and to go about my day and at some point I lost track of  all the good things going on in my life.   I have to admit the Devil’s been beatin me down lately.   You know how the saying  goes; “when it rains, it pours” .  Well it’s been pouring all over my parade for the past month and I’ve been finding it hard to remain inspired.  Today after much prayer it has dawned on me that this is yet another test and another…

  • African American,  Christian,  Christianity,  Faith

    Suffer the Little Children

    There is something about a good old gospel hymn that stirs the warmth and brings peace down deep in the soul.  It’s hard to put into words so all I can do is say that it is the best feeling of contentment there is to be had.  Maybe that’s why I don’t like secular  “gospel” music that much.  It doesn’t really invoke that feeling within me.   Good old gospel reminds me of the days my momma would dress me up in that pretty little white dress with the shiny patent leather shoes and send me off to church with my little new testament bible in hand.  The days when I’d…

  • African American,  blessings,  Christian,  Christianity,  count your blessings,  Counting your blessings

    Tunnel Vision

    One of the most frustrating aspects of my daily routine  is working at a bank cow-towing to overly priviledged customers who have the nerve to call in with conniption fits because they don’t know how to use the automated phone system.  Of  all the things to harangue about?  You would call to complain because you have to enter account numbers in order to make your transfers.   Doesn’t that seem a little petty?   And maybe keeping $90,000 in our bank to build interest warranted him the right to moan and carryon.   But how does he sleep at night, knowing that out there, someone’s digging thru garbage looking for their next meal?   That out there someone’s on…

  • African American,  Christian,  Christianity,  God,  Gospel,  Jesus,  Spiritual Calling,  Your Calling

    My Calling?

    sometimes I look at my life and compare it to others and somehow the grass is always greener.  somehow they accomplish things so much easier than I do.  I seem to fail at the simplest of obstacles and everyday requires motivation for me to get up and get back on that hamster’s wheel.  this has been my issue for the past frew years.  My defeatist mentality.  But now that I think about it , I just really need to continue trusting in God and continue making the changes I need to make in life.   I realize that I’m in need of a complete overhaul.  Not just a spiritual overhaul, but…

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    The Wages of Sin

    Romans 8:6 (New International Version) 6The mind of sinful man[a] is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; Having spent many years in search of fulfillment, I’ve finally grown to understand the meaning of this verse.   You see when I was without God, I was empty inside looking to fill the void.  I  spent many days depressed and in mourning not knowing wat it was exactly that I was mourning.  Even when I chased after the momentary pleasures of the flesh, there was still this void that needed to be filled.   My soul was still in turmoil.   I was never happy.  I was always miserable.  I always felt…

  • African American,  Christianity,  Faith,  Family,  Gospel,  Love,  Relationships,  Trust

    Doing away with the Isms.

    if given to our own predilections, we tend to “pull rank” more often than not. I too am guilty of harboring an elitist mentality. maybe because It’s my way of being comfortable with self. But there is one thing that I need to be reminded of; and that is we are all here to serve a divine purpose. It hasn’t so much to do with our own wills and objectives. But it has to do with the will of our Father in heaven. We may not all be at the same level of learning in life. Our learning curves may differ. However, it does not make one lesser than the…

  • African American,  Christianity,  Faith,  Gospel,  Lifestyle,  Love

    Faith

    I have been praying for Forgiveness for oh so long. I could not for the life of me Fathom how God could forgive me for my multitude of sins. Sometimes i’d think my sins were so numerous that i’d be twice removed from his grace. Then today I was referred to this verse as i was reading the back of this book and it brought tears to my eyes reminding me that God’s mercy is nothing like ours and that he has the capacity to forgive us of our sins and wrong doings if we are truly contrite. Psalm 103 (New International Version) Psalm 103 Of David. 1 Praise the…