Hi Everyone. My new book, An Attitude of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife, is available for FREE today at Amazon.com.
Where are all my KINDLE readers? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get this book while it is free.
Hello everyone. I haven’t been posting much lately because I have been trying to write TWO books simultaneously. I am pleased to announce that the E-Book is done and is available on Amazon.com. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MMJQ5VA
The title of my new E-Book is “An Attitude of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife”. It is an updated/revised version of the book I wrote in 2006 entitled: An Attitude of Love: Submitting to My husband.
Here is a little synopsis:
An Attitude of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife.
This book gives a very honest account of how I transformed from a monster wife to a Godly wife. I share my journey of abuse (physical, mental and emotional), rejection, and how badly I treated my …husband after he had a major life-altering situation come upon him.
I believe this E-book can be a great tool to use for women who are considering marriage, are married or who may be considering divorce.
Some women don’t respect their husbands as the head of the wife because they have had to be the head of the family.
Some women, if they make more money than the man, thinks she is the head of the man.
Then there are some who won’t submit to the headship of the husband because the husband is not walking in his role as the head. But is that a reason to disrespect his God-given place in the family?
These and other important points are discussed in this E-Book.
I would love it if you could go to Amazon.com and “Peek Inside” and then if you like it, purchase your own copy.
In the next few weeks, the paperback version will be out!
As a mother, I find it disturbing that the youth are coming up with some crazy challenges for one another. Here are a few examples:
- The “Set Yourself on Fire” challenge: Pour alcohol on you and set yourself on fire
- The “Pass-out” challenge: Take 20 deep breaths, then inhale and hold your breath. While you are holding your breath, someone pushes hard in your chest until you pass out
- The “Condom” challenge: Unwrap a condom, stretch it out, and then stick the closed end up one of your nostrils and then inhale it until you feel it coming down your throat. Once you feel it in your throat, proceed to pull it out of your mouth. (in through your nose and out through your mouth)
- The “Set a Potato Chip on Fire” challenge: Set a chip on fire and eat it while it is still burning
- The “Pour Boiling Water On Somebody” challenge: Boil a pot of water and pour it on the victim of your choice.
I don’t know how many more challenges like these are out there, but it is alarming what our youth are doing for a few laughs or for popularity. It is more than disturbing to see some of the youth who are participating in these challenges, actually get hurt or suffer some type of adverse outcome.
I believe NOW is the time to pray for our youth like never before. They are being influenced more and more to do things that could prove to be detrimental to their health – up to and including death.
I assume that the enemy was not satisfied with tempting children with drugs and sex. He has now raised the bar and our children are falling for it hook, line and sinker. We know that those who do not have the mind of Christ are slaves to sin, but those of us who do have the mind of Christ, ought to be standing in the gap for them…..praying…..interceding……and making sincere requests to God on their behalf.
Many of these children who are participating in these challenges are, for the most part, left unattended for various reasons. Many of the youth participating are old enough to know better but they are giving in to peer pressure. I actually saw a video of two female youth participating in the Pass-out challenge. One female did not want to do it, but her friend convinced her to do it and when she did, she passed out completely, to the point that her friend who convinced her, must have thought she was dead, because she ran away. She didn’t even try to help her friend.
Saints, brothers and sisters, let’s pray for our youth. Our youth are being controlled by the god of this world. Let’s pray and ask God to draw the youth to HIMSELF. Let’s bombard the throne of GOD and ask HIM to keep our youth from the evil one. I understand peer pressure. It’s not something new, but the stakes are higher now. Satan is determined to destroy our youth, one way or another, but we can PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. WE CAN TALK TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND ASK HIM TO SEND MINISTERING SPIRITS TO OUR YOUTH….AND OPEN THEIR EARS SO THAT THEY CAN HEAR GOD CALLING THEM.
IT’S TIME TO PRAY!
Yesterday I had a talk with a childhood friend as we were waiting for a gospel concert to start. It went like this:
Her: “I went to church today”.
Me: That’s good. Why didn’t you call me. I might have gone. Where did you go?
Her: “I went to so and so A.M.E. Church”
Me: Oh. Then I’m glad you didn’t call because I can’t do A.M.E.
Me: Because I don’t like the way they have service. I’ll never be A.M.E.
Her: “What’s the difference? Can’t you worship God anywhere, at any church?”
Me: (looking kind of dumb) Yes, I guess, but I just don’t like their style. I used to be COGIC (Church of God In Christ) and they are completely different.
Her: “Ok. You gotta go where you feel comfortable”.
After we finished that part of the conversation, I felt really bad and then I knew what I was going to write about today. Why CAN’T We All Worship Together?
I often say this: “Heaven is NOT segregated. There will be no A.M.E., COGIC, PAW, BAPTIST, SOUTHERN BAPTIST, AME ZION, CATHOLIC, JEWISH, NON-DENOMINATIONAL (which, sadly, has become a denomination), etc. There will be no segregation based on religious preference, race/creed/color preference, gender preference, or age”.
I have not read anywhere in the Bible where it tells me that heaven nor the New Jerusalem will be segregated. There will be LOVE ~ PURE LOVE of YAHWEH GOD. ALL WILL WORSHIP HIM WITHOUT CHECKING TO SEE WHAT DENOMINATION IS PREDOMINATE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NONE.
I, like the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., have a dream:
I have a dream, that before our Savior Yahshua (Jesus) comes back for the CHURCH, that the body of CHRIST will come together in UNITY to Worship the True and Living God – YAHWEH!
I have a dream, that denominational borders/barriers will be torn down and we will be on ONE ACCORD like they were in the Book of Acts (chapters 1-2). See, for when they were on one accord in one place, the Holy Ghost came and filled them. They spoke the same thing, waited for the same thing (Holy Ghost)……and THEN They received POWER! Glory to God.
I have a dream, that racial divides will be destroyed so that ALL PEOPLE, of every nation on this earth, WILL COME TOGETHER AND LIFT UP THE NAME OF YAHSHUA!
I have a dream, that we will come together on one accord and SOULS WILL BE SAVED, PEOPLE WILL BE HEALED, PEOPLE WILL BE DELIVERED FROM ADDICTIONS AND STRONGHOLDS! Oh glory to Yahweh God!!! I have a dream.
So I wrote this post because I believe in those dreams I posted above. I am going to change MY thinking about denominational division and become an AGENT OF UNITY…..HALLELUJAH!!!!
WILL YOU JOIN ME? WILL YOU HELP ME? I’M COUNTING ON YOU!
PEACE, JOY, LOVE AND BLESSINGS!
Originally posted on Made Over By GOD:
I have heard many people, mostly young people say “In order to get respect you have to give respect”.
Well in my youth we KNEW better than to disrespect adults, and if by chance we slipped, we got the pow pow on the backside, popped in the mouth, or put on a long punishment.
Nowadays, I see many youh disrespecting their parents by talking back, calling them names, refusing to obey, and making their own rules. Not only are parents being DISRESPECTED it in record numbers, but anybody who is in authority is also being disrespected by the youth. Dint believe Mr, just watch Dr. Phil, Maury, or the Trisha show. At my age, and since I’ve matured in my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ, I believe everybody deserves respect no matter what race, creed, color, ability or disability, religious affiliation or no religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic…
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In Matthew 4:1-11, we read about a conversation between Jesus, the Son of God, and the Tempter , the devil, satan, after Jesus had been fasting in the wilderness 40 days and 40 nights and was hungry..
Let’s see the conversation:
Matthew 4:1-11King James Version (KJV)
4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
What I want to point out is this, the tempter, satan, the devil, said to Jesus, twice “If thou be the Son of God…..” It appears to me that satan was trying to get Jesus to doubt who HE (Jesus) was. He, the devil, satan, the tempter, knew who Jesus was or he would have never said, “If thou be the Son of God.” But the glory of the story is this:
SON OF GOD.
He had NO DOUBT about WHO HE WAS and WHOSE He was. That tempter, devil, satan, could not make Jesus doubt himself. He was firm in who He was.
We see that satan, in the above examples tried to make Jesus doubt who HE was and did it by using portions of the Word. However, Jesus knew who He was. He knew He was the Bread of Life. He knew His Father owned cattle on a thousand hills. Jesus knew that he was not to temp God by jumpimg off of that high pinacle.
The point of this blog is to remind us that we need to know who we are and whose we are. Satan, just like he did Eve in the garden of Eden, tried to bring doubt. Eve gave in but Jesus didn’t. Jesus was firm in His belief of who He was, who He was to worship, and to not have to prove who He was by changing stones to bread, Jesus was confident in who he was. He didn’t have the lust of the eye, nor the lust of the flesh, nor the pride of life operating in Him, thus satan’s temptations failed with Jesus.
Poor Eve. She wanted what sounded good. She had everything she needed, but check this out:
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die and the serpent said unto the woman, “ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil”. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to makeone wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Genesis 3:1-6
Eve KNEW what God had commanded but the lust of her eyes, the lust of her flesh and the pride of life kicked in and caused her and her husband to be banished from the Garden of Eden and die….spiritually……separated from God. Eve did not stand her ground and neither did her husband, Adam, and as a result, the tempter was successful at getting Adam and Eve to disobey and therefore be punished, banished, and separated from their creator.
Is your relationship with God tight enough that when the tempter, satan, the devil comes, you will know God’s voice vs. satan’s voice?
Do you KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN GOD?
If you be a child of God………..You ARE seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. ~ EPHESIANS 2:4-7
If you be a child of God………..You ARE an HEIR of GOD and a JOINT HEIR with Jesus ~ rOMANS 8;17
If you be a child of God………..You ARE a NEW CREATURE in Christ Jesus. Old things are passed away and all things are made new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
If you be a child of God……….You ARE saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost and POWER.
If you be a child of God, You Are Healed by Jesus Stripes……Come on now and say Hallelujah!
Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24 and Psalm 103
So, when the devil, the tempter, satan comes to you with “IF YOU BE A CHILD OF GOD”, Just let him know that it is WRITTEN and quote those verses above.
Somebody ought to shout “GLORY” because you are A Child Of The Most High God!!!
I was sitting here minding my own business. Well, I had been thinking about what to blog about today. My mind drifted in so many ways then all of a sudden, this song from an old television show entitled “Different Strokes” started playing in my head. Here are the lyrics:
Now, the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum,
What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
A man is born, he’s a man of means.
Then along come two, they got nothing but their jeans.
But they got, Diff’rent Strokes.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.
Everybody’s got a special kind of story
Everybody finds a way to shine,
It don’t matter that you got not alot
They’ll have theirs, and you’ll have yours, and I’ll have mine.
And together we’ll be fine….
Because it takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.
Yes it does.
It takes, Diff’rent Strokes to move the world.
Today, there are many things that people do in the Christian world that many may frown upon. Some have let hip hop into the churches; some use elaborate displays to get their messages across; while some go in and teach the Word of God in simplicity, while others teach with a lot of hype or excitement. To this I say (while I don’t agree with some of these practicesm but who am I?), it takes DIFFERENT STROKES for DIFFERENT FOLKS. What works for some may not work for others. The point is this: GET THE WORD OF GOD OUT SO THAT OTHERS CAN HEAR, BE DRAWN AND BE SAVED.
I may not teach or preach like any other person. You may not teach or preach like any other person, but our mission is the same: to teach the word, preach the word, live a holy life and do it so that others can hear/see, be drawn and be saved.
Isn’t that the ultimate goal? It is for me.
No matter what our “Different Stroke” is, we must all point to Yahshua/Jesus because HE is the Savior of the World. He is the WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO MAN CAN GET TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH HIM (YAHSHUA/JESUS). John 14:6
We may preach and teach in different styles and different ways, but we must all point others to YAHSHUA/JESUS. We must all, as Christians, preach and teach the same Gospel.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4King James Version (KJV)
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Preach, teach live holy…….We must all do this, no matter our color, socio-economic background, church we attend, or really, our denomination……we MUST all teach, preach and live holy so that others may hear/see and believe in the Savior…..Yahshua/Jesus.
We must tell others about His death, burial and resurretion so that people will believe in whom we teach and preach about.
So, my way may not be the same as your way, and vice versa, but Let’s Move the World with our different strokes and get the Word of God out to as many as we can.
When I first heard the song “HAPPY” by Pharell, I liked it for the beat but then I listened to the word. Honestly, I can’t say I understand what “clap along if you feel like a room without a roof” means, but I didn’t let that stop me from being “HAPPY”.
The more I listened to that song, the more I realized that I have a lot to be “HAPPY” about – even though I have had many disappointments (as I am sure many, if not all of you, have).
I’m thankful and happy that God has allowed me to birth three beautiful children and to assist in raising a beautiful child who came along with my marriage. I don’t call her my step daughter. I count her with my children who are now 31, 30, 28, and 26.
I’m thankful and happy that I know the LORD GOD and His Son Yahshua/Jesus Christ.
I’m thankful and happy that I’ve been married for almost 15 years……..Yay!
I’m thankful and happy that although I’ve been diagnose with several medical challenges, I am still here, able to do for myself (most of the time) with the help of the Lord.
I’m thankful and happy that I am a grandmother to three (1 by my biological children and 2 by my daughter I gained through my marriage). I don’t call them step grandchildren. They are all my grandchildren.
I am thankful and happy that I have been reunited with my biological siblings. We didn’t grow up together, but I am sure enjoying them now.
I am thankful and happy for WordPress, Twitter, Google, Blogtalkradio and Facebook. On these four sites, I get to share with people of like mind, whom I may NEVER meet in person.
I am thankful and happy for all that GOD has given, and done for me, my husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends.
I, Theresa, am a THANKFUL and HAPPY woman!
Have you ever felt like the walls are closing in? Like you literally can’t breathe? Have you ever felt like your back is against the wall and at any moment you are going to lash out at the first person you see or at the first object that looks like it, too, is against you?
Well join the club. LOL
I am a strong woman, but even the strong need help SOMETIMES. I have survived personal tsunami’s, personal hurricanes and tornadoes. I have survived situations where I tried to take my life. Why? Because the dam broke and I just couldn’t take it anymore.
I have recently felt that way. I felt like I was in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and was in there flapping my arms around trying to stay above water…and NOBODY I CALLED ON COULD HELP…..I Know some heavy-hitters in the spirit, but they couldn’t even hear me. “HELP ME! I’M DROWNING. HELP ME! I CAN’T SWIM! HELP ME!”
(I can’t swim, y’all. But don’t laugh out loud. I barely go into 6 feet whenever I visit the pool. Hehehehe
So, like I said, I felt like I was drowning, literally. I called a friend of mine and she couldn’t talk to me because her boss called her into the office. I really got upset then, but right at that moment, I went into my clothes closet, angrily pushed the clothes out of my way as if they had done something to cause my distress, and then I moved my shoes out of the way so I could sit on the floor. Finally, I got somewhat comfortable and just began to talk to Yahweh God. I let it ALL out. I told my Heavenly Father that I can’t take it anymore. I told my Heavenly Father that I was dead but I want to live again, I told HIM about all of the troubles I was dealing with at the time and I just cried like a child who wounded themselves would do at their fathers’ lap. I literally felt like I was hugging my Heavenly Father’s leg and just crying and telling Him my woes. I think He heard me because when I got up out of the closet ~ literally, the PRAYER CLOSET ~ I felt like I left my burdens right there.
Isaiah 41:10 says,
Fear not (because) for I AM WITH THEE
Be not dismayed (because) for I AM YOUR YAHWEH GOD
I WILL (no doubt bout it) STRENGTHEN YOU
YES! I WILL HELP YOU
I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND
This is what I have to stand on and believe GOD even if my natural eyes don’t see the outcome.