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First Illness of 2019

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It’s not even a week into 2019 and I am down. The sneezing, itchy throat and headache started a couple of days ago and the body aches and chills started last night.  I could not get warm last night for the life of me.

I blame the weather! It’s been a roller coaster of temperatures.  I swear the weather is bipolar.  One day it was in the 70s then dropped drastically. Then it’s reaches back into the high 60s then drops again.  And it’s been rainy. A cold rain at that.

I just feel so blah. Whatever this mess is, it is going around at work.

Apparently the flu is on a rampage in the area I live in. But I’m not running a fever so I’m hoping it’s just a bad cold.

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2019, The Year of Perseverance!

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I’ve chosen my word for the year! I am choosing to persevere this year! As you all know I have recently returned to work after being “off” for 3 years due to health issues. I wasn’t sure I could do it, wasn’t sure my body would be able to handle it but here I am, several weeks into it and while I still hurt after every shift I am choosing to persevere!

I am working today and though I’m not feeling all that great, I’m going to push myself to get through this shift.

One of my main goals for this year is to write my book! I know it’s a long process and I’m determined to get it done! I have to remind myself that it takes time and that I can’t expect to have it written overnight.

I hope you all have a great and blessed 2019!

What are your goals for 2019?



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Thought Provoking Quotes

Hey everyone! Here are some quotes I found thought provoking and thought I’d share with you!

Delayed obedience is still disobedience. Learn to say yes (to God) the first time!


I don’t know who said this but it really spoke to me. We need to learn to listen to God the first time He speaks.

Don’t be a part-time Christian who demands a full-time God


Again, I don’t know who said this but man did this quote speak to me! We can’t live a half-hearted life for Christ and expect anything out of it. We must live whole heartedly for Him. Always.

God is the only One who can take your mess and turn it into your message!

Chad Veach, Faith Forward Future

I just finished reading Chad Veach’s book Faith Forward Future and it had some really great points. I invite you to check the book out! It’s great!

He’s not only the Author and Finisher of my faith; He’s the God in the middle of my faith.

Chad Veach, Faith Forward Future

Knowing God is always with me is so comforting.

If you’re at peace with God, you’ll be at war with sin

Tommy Swindol

So true! And the opposite is true as well! If you’re at peace with sin then you’re at war with God.

Tommy is a friend of mine who pastors The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN.

God does not call you to obey so you can come to Christ. He calls you to come to Christ so you can obey

Tommy Swindol


If I’m wrong about God then I have wasted my life but if you’re wrong about God then you’ve wasted your eternity





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Meet Matty!

IMG_1711-2.jpgMeet Matty, everyone! I am currently watching her for a friend while she is out of town!

Matty is a peekapoo and is just so adorable that I had to share this picture! I absolutely LOVE this picture of her. I got her looking right at the camera! I tried getting some other pictures but nope, one was enough for her, LOL.

We’ve been on walks, where she thinks she’s big stuff against other dogs. She’s 14 years old yet still acts like a puppy sometimes! She loves to growl at her tail and run in circles when she needs to go outdoors! She can sneeze on command which I find so hilarious that I’m constantly making her sneeze.

I think she has sniffed every square inch of my house, lol. I’m sure going to miss her when it’s time for her to go back to her home!

She’s definitely got me wrapped around her little paw! I’ve let her sleep with me and the first night I didn’t get much sleep because I was so afraid I’d push her off the bed but each night has gotten better. She lets me sleep til at least 6 in the morning then wastes no time letting me know it’s time to go out!

She has her little blanket she sleeps with because she gets super cold.

Oh how I’m going to miss her!



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Every Right (to Write)

If you want to write, you can.
Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent.
Who am I? What right have I to speak?
Who will listen to me?
You are a human being with a unique story to tell.
You have every right.

–Richard Rhodes

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I came across this quote the other day and immediately printed it out so I could have it in my face every time I sit down at the computer.

I am facing some big time fears about this writing project of mine. I’m at the tail end of researching, just waiting on a book I ordered to come in. These fears haunt me. Satan is whispering in my ear, “You can’t do this, you don’t have a story to tell…..” But I DO! (EVERYONE has a story to tell)

My fears are that I won’t get my point across due to my inability to stay focused. I struggle constantly with being unable to focus. I get distracted easily too.

I haven’t been working on this book as much since I started back to work but it’s still going to happen. I’m not giving myself a timeline or anything. It’ll be finished when it’s finished!

It doesn’t help that writer’s block has appeared to settle in.

But then I read this quote and it makes me realize that there IS a writer deep down in me. I just need to nourish it and bring it to the surface. I’ve got to fight the writer’s block with all that I have and push it down, deep down. Lock it up, throw away the key, LOL.

I want to write for the Lord and bring others to Christ. I want His life evident in my life and that when people see me, they see Jesus.

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I have every right to write. And if you’re an aspiring writer, so do you!















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Merry Christmas!

The Birth of Jesus

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

I hope you all have a very blessed Christmas!

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I Survived My First Week!

I worked Tuesday through Saturday this week and I survived! Let me tell you, coming back to a retail job during the holidays was probably not the BEST idea but I made it work!

Image result for 813125023898I bought an activity tracker to track my steps for $10 today! I just wanted to have some sort of tracker that tracked my steps so I could see how many steps a day I’m getting. And I know it’s not 10,000, lol. But now that I’m back in retail, I should get tons of steps lol. Maybe not 10,000 but I’ll set a reasonable goal and go from there.

I’m still working on my book though it’s going to take a little longer now that I’m back at work. This week by the time I got home, I just didn’t have the energy to sit down and write. I just need to learn to adjust, is all.

No automatic alt text available.Prevail Church HAS A LOCATION!!! I REPEAT, PREVAIL CHURCH HAS A LOCATION!

I know I’ve mentioned this but it was made official just a couple of days ago! (I wasn’t aware it wasn’t official when I first announced it, whoops, my bad)) We are very very excited to start on this new journey. Our launch date is March 3. If you are in the Norfolk, VA area PLEASE look us up! Check out our website Prevail Church We would love to have you come! For those of you NOT in the area, continue to pray for us as we start working real hard after the holidays to get things ready for Launch Sunday.

Thanks for your prayers and Merry Christmas!!!