Saturday, November 27, 2010

Be My Hands, Eyes and Brain!

I have my first 8-12 page paper to write! The most I've ever written was 6 pages, at most!

I've known about this paper at the beginning of the semester, but kept telling myself that "I have time" or "I'll start next week", but now The paper is due Wednesday, December 1st and I'm mostly still in the research phase! AHHHHHH!!

I keep procrastinating( ahem...blogging at this moment) to keep myself from having a meltdown!
And I still have a lot of planning to do, because this is a big paper and like all papers, you need a thesis to let the reader know which direction you're headed with the paper. So, I still have to narrow down the broad topic of 'Fredrick Douglass' into a part in his life that I can focus on!

I had to say a quick prayer asking God to be my hands, eyes and brain to help me get through this paper. I know once I get started it will seem easier, but for me, getting started on a paper is always the hardest part!
So If you don't see any blog updates until after Dec. 1st, you know why!!

God Bless!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm a little late because I didn't get any time to blog on Thanksgiving Day.

I want to wish all my readers a (late) Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! I hoped you all enjoyed spending time with family and eating food, but most of all I hoped you took time out to give God a special thanks for all the wonderful things and people in your lives.


My Thankfuls:

1. Family
2. Good friends
3. Good family-friends and church family
4. Life
5. Delicious food
6. The beauty of Autumn
7. An Education
......And much, much more!

God Bless!! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

God's Word!

Matthew 6:13 (KJV)
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you".

I am in love with this verse! So much so, that I've made it my motto for the upcoming new year!

I love it so much because I believe it's so true. I've had people from church tell me that when you turn your attention to Jesus, he'll allow everything to fall into place - what's meant to be yours will be yours when you seek Him first. I definitely believe that because, I've noticed that when I'm in tune with His spirit, I'm worry-free and at peace - things just seem to flow into place!

From this day on, I'm putting Jesus first and I'm gonna let Him provide my education, my career, my home, my husband, my children and everything else he has for me!

Hey And Welcome!

I'm just welcoming the new readers and 'subscribers'. I hope you guys enjoy what you see here. As I share my stories, feel free to tell your thoughts and reactions. :)

~God Bless!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Getting Back On Track!

I remember sometime before the school semester began, I posted about having a personal bible study. However, when school started I kept putting it off to the point that I completed forgot about it.
Although school's not yet finished, I still want to at least try and continue my little bible study.

God's word is so powerful! It teaches everything we need to know about being 'good Christians' and living for God the right way! It's very important to take some time everyday to read the Bible!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Week Of Thanksgiving Services!

This entire week, from Sunday November 14th to today Saturday the 20th, my church held it's annual Thanksgiving Services.

It was a complete blessing! God sent some annointed preachers! It was just great and I fully enjoyed every night.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just A Slap On The Wrist?

We all mess up. Christians, non-believers, those on the fence -- no matter where we are in our relationship with God, we, at some point or another, disappoint Him as well as ourselves.

I sometimes seem to got through cycles where I would slip up, give myself a slap on the wrist and pray a forgiveness prayer. Then a few weeks or months later, the whole thing happens again.
I get frustrated with myself, so I can't imagine how God feels.

I have realized that 'a slap on the wrist' isn't good enough. I need to stop telling myself that I need to grow closer to God and actually do it: get into some serious fasting and prayer to press thought the struggles, temptations and trials.

As long as we live on earth we will stumble and sometimes fall. However, God gives us the strength to get up and walk over the obstacles in our way instead of tripping over them again and again.
We need to get serious about our walk with God --a slap on the wrist, just isn't gonna cut it.

~God Bless! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

God's Word!

Philippians 2:3 (NET Version)
"Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself."
I've been hearing a lot about Humility lately and this verse of scripture is just about that!
I've been working on being humble (especially around the people who make it so hard) because I know that's what God wants!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Writing's My Thing!

I love writing. About anything and everything.

I especially love writing stories. Every summer since I was 17, I think, I would write my 'story' it's a novel that I've been working on in hopes of getting it published one day!

My English professor is trying to get to change my major to English, because she thinks I'm a good writer. I don't really consider myself a 'good' writer though. I'm not as good as I know I can be, at least not as yet.

I love writing and I put a lot into my writing--and I'm not talking essays and research papers, those I don't care for too much.

I think that because of how much I love to write, I put much more effort and thought into it and I think that's the reason my professor considers me a good writer.

When It come to research papers and essays and even my spelling and grammar sometimes (I don't know if it's obvious I have a problem with run-on sentences) I need a little work. But, creative writing I Love.

I thank God that I've found a passion. Something that I love to do and willing to become great at it!

-God Bless!

P.S: We're studying poetry now in my English class and I found this lovely poem on called "A Better Resurrection by Christina Rossetti. It's a really nice Christian poem. Hope you guys can check it out.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

He's Not My Co-Pilot...

...He's my pilot!

I was reading a devotional and it was speaking about Jesus being our co-pilot. The writer disagreed with the saying.
I also disagree. I don't think that Jesus should be out co-pilot-- I think he should be our pilot, period.

A co-pilot is the one that is there to help out when something goes wrong; they make decisions together.
I know that's not what I want Jesus to be in my life. I don't only want him around when things are going downhill and I need help.

I want Jesus to be my Pilot! I need him to be the one calling the shots the whole time!