Wednesday, November 25, 2015


This year so far I've learned:
That they're really can be joy in suffering.
That love is anywhere and everywhere.
That kindness means so much.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Don't take it for granted.  God Bless you all, and may your hearts be merry.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Thank you for always trying to encourage my soul, who will pray for me.  You who will think of me, who will make me absolutely thankful.  To all of you, THANK YOU!
God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Where He meets you

Sometimes the hardest posts to write are the ones where you have an epiphany with self.   Better yet, Jesus had a way of showing me truth, love and grace.  I've been struggling.  Accepting CP is one thing, accepting its effects spiritually, mentally and physically are quite another.  I accepted the word, CP, but not what it meant for me as I got older.
And that is a bitter, ugly pill to swallow quoting my pastor.  I'd rather get a shot and get it over with, CP for me is a gradual exercise.  To revamp my physical health, my mental and spiritual self are under attack.
Only until yesterday in Bible Study, was i able to see the problem.  Sometimes God allows you to answer the question.
Today, God showed me that my suffering could be used for good, and when I saw it, I just had to thank Him for the grace that He gave me.
It's a peace, I needed.  Will I still suffer?  Yes.  I just need to remember today, though.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I'd rather

Sometimes the words flow and sometimes they don't.  I'm afraid to offend people, and someone once told me a writer's job is to offend you, to make you think.  Scrolling social media has left me sad.  It's left me mad.  I think, however, that in this democracy, I can respectfully disagree.  Frankly, my time is not well spent being mad.  It's not well spent cussing people out as we say in the South.  It's not worth arguing with a proverbial fence post.  I can't change your mind.  Accept it, I have.  One of my political science professors told me this:  "Your rights end where mine begin."  So I'll leave it at that.  I'd rather focus on what I can change.  I'd rather focus on all my blessings.
God Bless,


Favorite Christmas memory?
Favorite Thansgiving memory?
One thing you're grateful for?

Christmas with my siblings and nephews and now niece.
All the good food.
A blessed life that keeps getting better.
I have some unspoken prayer requests.

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

The vine

Today, I choose to be grateful.  And it's a hard choice.  Sometimes the best things for us are the hardest to choose.  I am putting together a puzzle depicting a Paris scene.  I have not processed my feelings on Paris.  As I'm putting together the puzzle, I'm less frustrated than I thought I'd be.  I'm realizing that I am capable.  That puzzle mirrors me, being put together piece by piece.  I read John 15, and it spoke to my heart.  "No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  John 15:4  Jesus is the vine.  I am useless without him.  I need to back to the vine.
God Bless,

Saturday, November 14, 2015


My beloved city, my heart cries out with you!
God Bless you and keep you!
Je t'aime toujours,

Friday, November 13, 2015


Yesterday was a rough day, but today is a new one!
God Bless y'all.

Any weekend plans?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

red cup

Today could've been a day I despised, but it wasn't. It wasn't comfortable.  It was a true moment of humility and acceptance.  I promised I wouldn't, but what I experienced today was Christ.  Christ wasn't defined by man's opinion of a cup.  Christ is in the doctor's office. Christ in the dental office sharing God's love. God allowed man to make that cup.  Christ is in that red cup whether or not it says Merry Christmas.  Sure, I'd like it to, but maybe there is a reason it's not. Glory will be God's.  He will get what He needs.

God Bless,

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Some lessons tonight:
I will not compare myself with other.
I will rejoice for others happiness.
I will wait.
God help me.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday thanks

Happy Friday y'all!  Hope you are doing well.
My Thanks list for Friday!
Elise and Hope:  Thank you for your wonderful posts that make me smile.
My nephew Andrew, who fills me joy.
My nephew Will who's demeanor is bliss.
My nephew Mason, who is so bright.
My nephew Zachary, who's fiery.
My niece Hailey, that demeanor is sweet.

God Bless you all,

Thursday, November 5, 2015


when God gave me  Cerebral Palsy
He gave me compassion.  I wonder if I would have had it otherwise
He rendered me special.
He still gives me battles.
He gave me perspective.
I never imagined how He would be glorified
He only made one me.
He would give me Christ.

What did He give you?


Wednesday, November 4, 2015


There is a lot of my heart, and so I'm asking for your prayers.  I used to hate doing or asking for them, but my pride has to take a back seat.  I'm wanting to fight the what I want syndrome, versus what is necessary.  It's not glamorous.  Life isn't always glamorous, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have value.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Reality check

I didn't see this post coming, but when a post comes, you write it.  I'm listening to So Long Self by MercyMe, its a great song to listen to in this moment.  The gut check we had in Sunday School just happened.  I was simply told to stop trying so hard, and let God work through you.  Seems easy.  I always think some big work of God is necessary for us to feel that God uses us.  And right now, I see it doesn't have to big in your eyes.  Maybe it's big in God's eyes.
I want what I do to matter?  That may be the problem.  I still have wants, a want to be validated by another human being.  No human can truly validate me, only He can.

What do you want validation of in life?

My favorite things

Being in the Holiday season.
The decorations
The family time
The joy
Have you started listening to Christmas music?
Baking sugar cookies?
Ordering Peppermint drinks at Starbucks?

Favorite Christmas places to visits?

a whole lotta grace

My heart is grateful.  When life shows you you're learning, you rejoice. When life shows you have more to do, you're grateful to see that. I'm grateful to know how much I'm loved. I'm grateful to God, that I started to listen.

Grateful to let the tears fall.
Grateful to have legs that push me higher.
Grateful to look at a glass half full.

What are you grateful for today?
God Bless,

Monday, November 2, 2015