Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be – Day 5

Choose to Focus on the Positive

Proverbs 31:10-11

`”A woman of noble character who can find?

      She is worth far more than rubies

her husband has full confidence in her

       and lacks nothing of value”

Philippians 4: 4-9

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.”

If you are a capable woman, there are two thing that you don’t do, and that is complain and give up.  They look at the situation from all direction and either take charge and come up with a plan to overcome the problem or have enough faith in God and Jesus Christ to accept that there are some things you can not change.

Sometimes we feel like an island, all alone on an island, but this is just not true.  We touch and leave our mark on everything around you.  The best attitude that we can gift to the people around us is to be optimistic with a can do attitude.  We have to realize that our physical health, emotional well-being are all tied up with a nice bow with our mental state.  If one of them is whacky, then all of them are out of whack. Scientific research backs this up, study after study: laughter and joy are healers, and stress as well as  negativity are killers and destroyers of the spirit and soul. In a more comprehensive study it states that people who are positive live longer than people who are always negative, about 30 years.

The Bible, though, said it first:

Proverbs 17:22t

A cheerful heart is good medicine,

but a broken spirit saps a person’s strengths.

Now, let’s talk about how we treat people.  The golden rule in how we are suppose to treat other people is that we love them and treat them the way we want to be treated.  By looking for the good and treating everyone with kindness, you will find that they will treat you better and their best will come out and shine for all to see.

The same is fully realized in circumstances also due to fact that they are highly influenced by people.  Just like there is good in people if you look, you can bring out the good even if it is merely the opportunity to become a more compassionate, wiser or patient person.  Always look for the positive and the lesson.  The Bible tells us to “Seek and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7)

If all you ever do is look at the negative side of this world, don’t be surprised if that is all you get.  It is up to you and how you see the world around you.  Your glass can be half-full with the hope of Christ or half-empty with the doom of this world and by giving yourself over to Satan. Be happy and you can see all  that is right with the world, live longer, happy, healthy lives or you can be miserable for the rest of your life.

There are several problems with being negative all the time.  It is that it loves company by making all the people around you unhappy.  Your perspective will bring you down and you will be depressed all the time.  It will rob you of your peace and your joy.  It will ruin your health as well., and erase years from you life.

An enormous step in the journey to becoming the woman that God wants you to be is by learning to discipline our minds to focus on what’s optimism and right than what’s wrong in this world.

Roman 12:1

“Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind”

You mind is the BATTLEFIELD!  Get that straight right now. What is going on in your mind will decides your attitudes, beliefs, actions.  It can either help you or hinder you. You can’t be a fence sitter in this. Being POSITIVE is the GOAL! By renewing your mind with positive personal statements of God’s Truth, your thoughts become your ally instead of being against you.

The reasons why the daily AFFIRMATIONS are vitally important is because they help feed your mind positive statements of God’s Truth. You need to do more than read them one or twice and be done with them.  What you really need to do is recite them over and over and over again until you are saying them in your sleep and let them transform you from the inside out.

The most wondrous things will stop to happen as you fill your mind with God’s truth and all the blessings that He has done in your life and desires to do in the future, the negativity  of the world around you will eventually get washed away.

New positive thoughts leads changes in attitude.  Gradually, as the attitude turns so does the words you speak and the way you respond to the situations that the world throws at you.  Your behavior and the actions you take also change.  Just as an example, “You won’t yell as much!” LOL  The best part of becoming more positive is that the people around you will respond to you differently and your circumstances will begin to change for the better.  You will find yourself in a positive cycle of blessing.

AFFIRMATION: I choose to focus on the positive, especially the truth of God’s Word; therefore my life is filled with positive outcomes.

Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be – Days 3 & 4

Please forgive me.  I was suppose to have this post up for you by last Friday, but sometimes life happens.  I am on track with the study, but writing the blogs is where I’m behind.  I am determined to get back on track in the coming weeks.

Meditate on God’s Word/ Be a Woman Worthy of Confidence

Scriptures of Week to Memorize

“A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has cull confidence in her

 and lacks nothing of value.”

Proverbs 31: 10-11

Passage of Day to Read – Day 3

“How can a young [woman] Keep [her] way pure?

be living according to your word.

I seek you with all my heart;

do not let me stray from your commanded.

I have hidden your word in my heart

that I might not sin against you…

I meditate on your precepts

and consider your ways.

I delight in your decrees:

I will  not neglect your word.”

Psalm 119:9-11, 15-16

Passage to Read – Day 4

“A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.”

Proverbs 31:10-12

Day 3

Do  you think you can become a Lawyer of any worth by just casually reading the law books? Well, you can’t!  You most likely would not even be able to pass the bar exam if you managed to graduate from law school.  I am told that you to put in almost as much study time as class time if not more.  The same is true when you are  becoming a woman of God.   You have to meditate and study and take it down deep into the fiber of our being what is the most important things to us and that is the Bible.  We are going to be standing  toe to toe with Satan’s onslaught of temptations, and we have to be able to have the  Word of God readily on our lips.

Matthew 12:34

“Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.”

The above is why we meditate on the Word and store it in our hearts so that it can flow from our mouth when we need it.

Remember:

Satan is the Father is lies!

The only way to cut through his lies is God’s Honest Truth.

John 8:32 states,

Jesus says: “You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The Most Important thing you need to do is Memorizing the Scripture.  The two main reason are as follows:

  1. Helps keep our thoughts pure.
  2. Less room for all other junk we usually have hanging around up there.

To help memorize and the only way to get Scripture into your heart mind and soul is by meditation. It has gotten such a bad rap now days . But we have to take it back. Meditation is a God thing first and foremost and a gift to us as His children.  He meant it as a very .important tool to be used for our transformation, not by a new age gurus.

When you do your Meditation:

  1. Take time to think about what you are memorizing.
  2. Pray over the words even as you say them over and over again in your head.
  3. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you the meaning and application of each word.
  4. Let His instruction begin to transform who you are and how you live.

Affirmation: 

I meditate on God’s Word day by day.

Day 4

The Proverb 31 woman has the full confidence of her husband because she doesn’t bring him harm, but good all the days of her life. God is our spiritual husband.  Each and everyone one of us:

“For your Creator will be your husband;

the LORD of Heaven’s Armies is His

He is your Redeemer,

the Holy One of Israel,

the God of all the earth.”

Has the thought ever crossed your mind about causing good and no harm to God?  What does it mean to cause harm to God?  What’s the first thing that comes to your mind that will cause harm to not just an earthly husband but also to God? Think hard…..How about good ole fashion jealousy!  You know the kind…..where you pursuing other exculsive relationships.

Matthew 22:37-39 KJV

Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love they neighbour as thyself.”

This shows you how important God takes His exclusive relationship with you.  He wants to know you inside and out. He also wants to be your one and only.  He loves you totally and completely.  He created you with loving kindness and care and He is there for you no matter what you have done.  He knows everything about you and still loves and chose you to be His.  He sent His Only Begotten Son to DIE for YOU and ONLY YOU so you can come back HOME to HIM.

Adultery means a person is pressuring other relationships and priorities more than God. He is your Spiritually Husband, and He will not take kindly to you having other relationships more important than Him.  He wants to be first in your life.

Matthew 6:33

“Jesus said, ‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.”

When we get our priorities mixed up and take our eyes off God — we bring Him harm!

But in contrast, by living  in full confidence of the Lord, we bring only good to God.  A good wife is someone who does the right thing even when her husband isn’t watching who remains faithful and diligent no matter the circumstances.  She is trustworthy`

The Bible tells us in Luke 12:2-3 that in no uncertain terms that those words spoken or deeds done in the dark or secret will come out into the light or shouted from the housetops at some point in time.  This shows that there is no point in trying to hide your words or actions because God sees ALL. Everything will come out if not in your lifetime then on Judgement when you stand before God.

Be trustworthy in secret things so God can have full confidence that you will bring him good, not harm, all the days of your life.

Secret sins are the worst sins and the hardest to deal with, but be dealt with they must.  These are also the sins that more than likely trip us up the most. and Hebrews 12:1 states that we should drop all sin but especially that which trips us up to run the race that the Lord has given us to run. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Just to drop every sin like shedding clothing and just run the race that God has given us.  I wish I could do that as simply as it sounds, but secret sins mess me up every time.

When you are dealing with difficult areas of your walk with God, it helps to have at least one person whom you can go to and be completely open and honest.  A person that will hold you accountable in that area.  Someone that will love us enough to let us know when we are heading in the wrong direction.  You need at one person in every area that you are having difficulty in. This person is very important in becoming the woman that God wants you to be.

Now you need to deal decisively with anything that might hold you back. Secret Sin. Repeating Sin. Unforgiveness. These are just some of the things that will hold you back. Can you think of others?

You have to be determined in this process. Set you feet firmly upon the path of discovery and change. Say with enormous energy that nothing will prevent or dissuade you from the long road ahead.

Affirmation:

I bring God not Harm, all the days of my life!

 

3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Well this is it.  This is the last day of this challenge and Thank the Lord I made it.  I have to thank my readers for hanging in there with me during this challenging time because that’s exactly what it has been for me.

My Quote for today comes to me from my studies in creative writing:

Larry Menkin, Writer and Teacher, “Always said the most important advice on writing he could offer his students was this:  ‘Apply seat of pants.'”

In the textbook “Writing Great Short Stories” By Margaret Luke, She talks a lot about the only way that if a writer can get ideas is if he/she writes, writes some more, and then keeps on writing even more.  You also have to learn how to listen to other people “nicely” so you are not rude to them. This way you can get ideas and learn about dialog so you can make your characters seem more real.

Thank you Stuart Tutt of  Something to Stu Over so very much for this nomination again.  I have really enjoyed the act of searching and trying to find the right quotes to use for this challenge.  I do look forward to the future and more challenges that stretch my mind.

The Rules of this challenge are extremely simple.  They are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.

  2. Post a different quote for 3 days (weeks, or as soon as you can)  and explain why each one appeals to you.

  3. Nominate at least two bloggers each day.

I nominate the following blogger for this award:

  1. Lonelywarrior2018, FadedFaith

  2. Fr. Kevin, Inwardly Digest

For those I nominated, Please understand that you do not have to participate if you chose not to.  It is just something fun and challenging to do.  Thank you.

3 Day Quote Challenge : Day 2

  Thank you so very much for your patience in waiting on me in this challenge.  Sometimes my worlds just roll around and are happy as can be, but then there are times that my worlds collide and that’s when I never know what is going to happen : sometimes good, and sometimes extremely bad to worst. I’ve kinda been having an extremely bad time of it lately but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

This is a rather hard challenge for me since I don’t write every day or even every week as it seems.  LOL  I tend to write when I have something to say and last month was not a good month for me and that’s all I’m going to say.  The one highlight of the month is that I got my new teeth. (see photo for proof)

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I have to thank Stuart Tutt of Something to Stu Over for nominating me for this challenge.

The Rules of this challenge are extremely simple:

  1.         Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.         Post a Different quote for 3 days (weeks, or as soon as you can)               straight, and explain why each one appeals to you.
  3.         Nominate at least two new bloggers each day.

Due to my many blessings, I am learning to see life through “Rose Colored Glasses” again which brings me to my next quote:

JUST THINK—–

You’re here not by chance, but by God’s choosing.

His hand formed you and made you the person you are.

He compares you to no one else- You are one of a kind.

You lack for nothing that His grace cannot give you.

He has allowed you to be here in this time in history

t)o fulfill His special purpose for this generation.

  • ROY LESSIN

I ran across this poem the other day and was thoroughly amazed at how clearly it spoke to my heart. It states in no uncertain terms that we are meant to be here. Each one of us is unique and have a job to do that only we can do.  That we are not able  to compare ourselves to each other because each one of us is one of a kind.   We are to lack for nothing because God’s grace covers everything.  That this is our time to shine and our are to grab the bull by the horns and go for it. That we are not here for ourselves, but for God’s purpose for this generation that we are living in.  We are to look back to the history only to learn from it, but to keep our eyes on God.

Thank you  Stuart.  I have to admit that you have given me a real challenge with this nomination.  I had to really look and think about what quote I would use for Day 2 before posting.  Now, I still have on day to get so I will have to find one to top this one.  Oh My……..  What will I do…….LOL!!!!

I nominate the following bloggers for this challenge:

  1. Gordon King, End Time Bible Prophecy
  2. Don Merritt,

For those I nominated, please understand you do not have to participate if you chose not to.  It is just something fun and challenging to do.  Thank you.

Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be – Day 1&2

Place Your Full Confidence in God/ Commit Yourself to Time Alone with God

Scripture of Week to Memorize

“A Wife of Noble Character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

Her Husband Has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.”

Proverbs 31:10-11

 

Passage of Day to Read – Day 1

“For your Maker is your Husband —

the Lord Almighty is His name —

the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer:

he is called the God of all the earth.

The Lord will call you back

as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit —

 a wife who married young,

only to be rejected” says your God.

Isaiah 54:5-6

Passage to Read – Day 2

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Simon and his companions went to look for , and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else — to the nearby villages — so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”

So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Mark 1:35-39

Day 1

Today the trait  “noble” is harder to find more than ever before.  Let’s define it first.  It means dignified and gracious.  In the Amplified Bible the word for noble is rendered “capable, intelligent, and virtuous.” Such a woman would definitely be hard to find in the world today. Are you such a woman?  Am I?  Not yet, but I am working on it.  Work on it with me. 

We are intelligent, dignified, virtuous, capable, gracious women who fill with full confidence in those whose around and in whom rely on us most no matter whom that shall be. People around cam have total confidence in us because our confidence rests in God and we live appropriately.

What’s the ultimate sign that someone loves you?  It is that they would lay down their life for you. Well, God has shown his love for us. Jesus laid down his life to make sure that someday in the future each of us will be special guests at the ultimate wedding in heaven, when Jesus holds the celebration for the church as his eternal bride. (see Revelations 21)

Don’t focus on human feedback.  Focus on your relationship with you Heavenly Husband and live to please Him.  During God’s metamorphose of your life, You will become a even more beautiful bride and a woman of noble character that will in the end bring her praise from the people most important.  It will not happen over night, but enjoy the inner satisfaction that come from becoming the woman God wants me to be.

Day 2

Prayer is your direct line to God and is so important that you should have a special place that is only yours and God’s.  Let it be your Pray Closet ( oasis, corner, space, or just plan area) that is set aside just for your time with God.

Henri Nouwen said,

“Discipline is the human effort to  the space  in which

God can be generous and give us what we need. “

 

According to Proverbs 31 the husband is to have “full confidence” in his wife. “Confidence comes in a relationship from investing time in that relationship.”  You have to communicate in that relationship. So that for God to have full confidence in you, you have to talk to Him and obey him.

“God wants us to stand out as woman who know we have something of value.  If you want to have something valuable  to offer the world, we must have something of value to offer.” The value we are talking about is more than material value.  See this  world puts dollars and cents on everything.  They put it on human lives. Yes, it’s still legal in some countries.  But I’m talking about investing your time in seeking and exploring heavenly treasures such as knowledge of Scripture, and the power to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit, spiritual insight, ability to carry the presence of God with us where go,

Do you want to be an inspiration to the people that you meet and to everyone around you and mean something to you? Yes, you do! The only way you can do that is by putting God first in your life and talking to Him first thing in the morning?

Bruce Wilkison said,

“I have yet to find a respected leader throughout history who had devotions at night.”

Morning talks with God set to tone for the day.  If you talk to God first thing in the morning, God can also order your life. I  ask Him what He wants me to do that day and He lets me know.

I have found that I have the worst days when I am rushed out the door and miss my time with God.  It’s my own fault because I didn’t hear my alarm, but my day is just no good.  Now on those I try to make time for God and then after that my day does seem to get better.  I know how that sounds, but it is true!

Before you meet with husband, , before you face your family,  before fix breakfast, before deal with the whole world, before you absolutely anything, start your day our right by having a meeting with God.

I challenge you to take the first 30 minutes or more every day for 2 weeks straight to talk  to God. Then leave me a comment and let me know how you feel.  I know that God have worked miracles in my life just because I spend time talking to Him.

Memphis in May

Wow! May has just flown by. May is normally very important to the city to the south of me.    It’s called “Memphis in May”.  This year “Memphis in May” was boiled down to Beale Street Music Festival with bands and singers only the opening weekend and of course BBQ Festival at the Mid-End of May. The tickets to go to either of these events have always been hard to get, but this year they were extremely hard to find and expensive to the point of putting a person in debt to buy them. I didn’t even see any hype about the BBQ Contest which is just not normal.  Winning the “Memphis in May” BBQ Championship used to mean something.

I remember a totally different “Memphis in May”.  The ads would start in January. You would know who was coming for the Beale Street Music Festival by February.  The cut date for the Food Contest which include Hamburger Masters and Hot Dog Eaters as well as BBQ Contest which included Ribs – Beef and Pork, Pulled Pork, Chicken, and Turkey Legs would be in Mid March.  The games and other activities for the month are mapped out and widely advertised in April.  Tickets are made and everything is gotten ready for “Memphis in May” in April.

The way it was – “Memphis in May” starts with a weekend filled with music called Beale Street Music Festival.  You pay for a 1 or 2 day pass and get to enjoy Beale Street and the Great Concerts that come to play for the weekend. The second weekend is an art weekend that involves museum tours and tours through historic Memphis and on Sunday there is a showing of different forms of art in Tom Lee Park by the Grande Lady – The Mississippi River.

About the 15th of the month the Memphis of May  BBQ Contests set up for the Big Competition, and on Friday of the third weekend they begin their fires and start their smokers to make the best BBQ in the world.  It is normally set up in Tom Lee Park.  On that Friday the people in the Food Contests have the day to practice before the competition on Saturday. You get to walk through and taste all the good food that is being prepared. You can get 1-3 day passes but you just can’t bring in your  own food or drink.  The competition would be on Saturday and the Awards would be on Sunday.

Since May has five weekends more often than not, we have a  bike race and running marathons on the odd weekend.  If there is no odd weekend then it would happen on the final weekend. On the Sunday of the last weekend, games and one-one contests are offered on Tom Lee Park leading up to an Symphony in the Park where you bring your blankets and coolers and wine/cheese and set upon the ground to let the music  wash over you while the Mississippi rolls on by.  Ending with a wonderful fireworks show over the Mississippi River done to a grand symphony.

I guess it really shows the times.  Back in the 80’s and 90’s, people could get together and not have police guarding the outside.  You could go to a park, sit on the ground, and listen to a symphony without having to worry about anything. Now, you can’t even go to a park without a gun or mace to defend yourself.  It is really sad.  It’s a really good thing that I know that God is in Charge of Everything, so I’m not worried.  I just miss the old “Memphis in May”

The Liebster Award

A. My thanks goes out to Stuart Tutt of Something to Stu Over for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  This is the second nomination that I have received. Boy is this turning into a wild.  Thanks goes out to all my followers and visitors.  I couldn’t do this without you.

About The Liebster Award

Recognizing bloggers for their efforts is the greatest compliment. The Liebster Award is an opportunity for bloggers to recognize and support other bloggers for their achievements. It’s geared towards blogs with smaller viewership.

The Liebster Award is available from January 1 – December 31, 2018. All nominations are voluntary and if the blogger chooses to accept nomination, I will list the rules at the bottom of this post and the official rules can be found Here

B. Now onto Stuart’s questions to me,  his dear blogging friend

1. What would be the one thing you would tell your younger self, if you could go back in time?

Don’t get married to get away from yourself, out of a situation, just to get away from whatever, or because a man is good in bed.  Wait for a real gentleman, who is god-fearing, puts you second only to God, works hard and loves deeply.  Don’t do what ever you have to just to get the approval of a man.  Just try you very best to be the woman of God that God wants you to be not man and you will go far.

2. What is your favorite verse in the Bible and why?

Philippians 4:8-9

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing, Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

“Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me – everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”

These are my favorite Scriptures because they let us know how we are to keep our minds safe from Satan and tells us what we are suppose to do for Jesus as well as what our reward will be.  Everyone thinks Christianity is sooooo difficult but it’s really simply. Love the Lord God Almighty with all your heart, soul, and body.  The second is like the first.  It is Love your Neighbor as Yourself.  All you have to do is Love and everything else will fall into place

3. What is your reason for starting your blog?

I love to write and I want people to understand Mental Illness better.  It’s a disease just like cancer.  It’s treatable with medication and counseling.  More people live with a mental illness everyday than most people think.  I want to help get the stigma off of it.  It’s not something that you’re going to get by touching or  kissing or even sex.

I’m also taking a creative writing class because I feel that I have a story building inside me.  I want to write something meaningful in the future even if it’s just my life story.  Then maybe someone can learn from my mistakes and not do what I did to learn the lessons in life that I found out the hard way.

4. Which actor/actress did you have a crush on growing up?

Shaun Cassidy was my big heart throb. Then Tequila Sunrise came out in 1988 and I was hooked on Kurt Russell and Mel Gibson. Now it’s Thor

5. Do you prefer board games or a game of cards?

Board games are good but take up a lot of room and can get boring since they are the same thing over and over again.

I keep two decks of cards in my purse so I can start a game of whatever no matter where I am with no matter who I am with.  The games that you can play with a deck of cards is endless, and even if you only play spades over and over again, if you play with different people the game is always different.

6. What is you favorite breakfast food?

Bacon!  Real Bacon!!!!!!!!!  Not Turkey or Vegan Bacon, but Old Fashion Pig Bacon with all the FAT!!!

7. Do you prefer mustard mayo?

Depends on what I am fixing:

Tuna, egg salad, potato salad, Ham  – I use both.

Sandwiches – depends on the meat, pickle, and bread

Pimento cheese – Mayo only No matter what

Bologna, Roast Beef – Mayo and/or Dill Pickle

Turkey, Chicken – Mustard and/or Sweet Pickle

8. Which series can ‘you not go a week without watching?

Deception, SWAT, Chicago Fire and Criminal Minds – can’t go a week without watching

Perry Mason, Joyce Meyer – Enjoying Everyday Life, Max Lucado – Unshakable hope, Robert Morris – The Blessed Life – can’t go a day without watching

9. Have you wanted  to do something but chose not to because of circumstances?

I love clothes.  I keep getting mail order catalogs because I have credit accounts with a couple of mail order companies.  Well, I just got a 5 year loan to take care of most of my debt and put it all into one main payment.  I go and place an order with a new mail order company for some new clothes.  Well, they came in and I opened up the box and looked at the ideas and thought about my money and prayed to God, I took two shirts out and put the others back in the box to be returned, but I didn’t seal the box.  I showed them to my housemate, and I got an empty feeling inside so I put them each back in plastic and added them to the box and put the return slip in marked changed mind and sealed the box put on return label and mailed the whole box back.

10. When was the last time you went out to eat?

It depends on whether you mean with that special someone or just out eating somewhere with anyone?

I have not been on a real date in over 2 years.  I am tired of settling for the guy right now and now I’m after the forever guy. So if you are a god-fearing man that is not afraid of a Southern Belle with a strong will power and conviction.  God is my Father and Jesus is my Savior.  Only Serious men (and yes!  I mean MEN! NOT males that just want to get into my pants so that they can have another notch on their belt) Need to apply.  Contact me and we will start talking.

My best friend and I went out at the end of April, but I can’t remember the date.  It was Chick-fil A which is her favorite place to go.  I don’t really like it, but I do have my standard meal when we’re there.

11. How hard is it to forgive yourself?

Extremely. The devil is very good at bringing  up the past and rub your face in it.  It says in the bible that you have to forgive someone “seventy times seven” or more and that includes yourself. Every time Satan tries to bring the past up just stand on the Word of God and Tell Satan, “I have been forgiven and I have forgiven myself.  Get thee behind me, Satan!  You have no power over me.”  Sometimes you have to say it over and over again, but

C. RANDOM FACTS

1. I want to live on a horse farm and ride horses again.

2. I weighed 98 pounds soaking wet when I graduated High School in 1985.

3. When I joined the Air Force  ROTC, the SSgt had to look up the Weight Minimum Charts, which he had never had to use in his whole career, and found that I had to gain 8 pounds or I would  have lost my scholarship.  It took me two months of eating everything in sight and not taking part in PT or only in part of them but I did it and was able to save my scholarship.

4. I have always been afraid that I would have the schizophrenic “gene”.  My mother is schizophrenic so I know the disease very well which was what scared me.

5. I’ve been married three times, and each produced at least one child. I have four great children, and I love them very much despite what they may think.

6. I love winter more than summer.  You can always put more covers on to get warm, but you can only take so much off to get cool.

7. Each one of my husbands taught me something about life.  Thank you, Eric, Philip, Paul!!!!

8. I like to write but I’m not sure what I’m going to write: short story, poem, novelette, novel, epic novel. I don’t know…..Yet.

9. God is my Father and Jesus is my Lord and Savior.  The man that I want to marry will be second only to God.  I’m doing things God’s way now.  He’s number 1 now!!!

10. My color scheme is Rich Fall Autumn.  I look really good in   royal, jtBesideoewel tones.

11. I love the outdoors as long as the bugs are kept far away  from me.

D. Why am I passisonate about blogging?

I starting blogging because I love to write.  I am taking a course in creative writing and I have o get writing in the course and I figure my blog would be a great place to do it.  I am also Bipolar II which means that I am depressed more than anything and I need a place to put my thoughts.

Besides the above I hate the fact that Mental Illnesses are thought of as if everyone should be locked away in a hospital and never let out in society.  More people have a mental illness to some degree than you would think.  Mental Illnesses are diseases and most can be treated by medications and counseling.  Some are severe enough to need hospitalization, but not really that many.  According to the NAMI about 1 in 5 adults have some form of mental illness in a given year in the United States.

E. I would like to Nominate the following blogs for this fine award.

1. Sarah of Anglo-Saxon Celt Creates

2. Gordon King of End Time Bible Prophecy

3. Evangelist Chilavent Nmezi of Message from Above

4. Valarie of February Circle

5. Kristie Sheanshang of Good Word Project

6. Hannah of  With Songs of Joy

7. Denise of RefreshHer

F. New List of Questions

  1. Where are you from and where do you live?
  2. Do you believe in God and Why?
  3. Do you cook? If so, what’s your favorite dish to make and why?  If not, Where do you like to eat out, what do you like to order and why?
  4. Do you like Coffee and/or Tea and what kind and why?
  5. Do you like Ketchup and/or Mustard and why?
  6. When was the last time you got all dressed up and went out and why?
  7. What was your worst date? Explain.
  8. Do you read books and/or listen to music? What’s your favorite book/music and why?
  9. Do prefer Board Games and/or Card Games?
  10. What’s your favorite color? Why

G. The Official Rules Of The Liebster Award

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND, YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in you:

1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to thei r blog on your blog.

2. display the award on your blog — by including it in your p6.ost and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) four

3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Why are you passionate about blogging?

6. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the  award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

7. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

8. list these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

9. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

About The Liebster Award
Recognizing bloggers for their efforts is the greatest compliment. The Liebster Award is an opportunity for bloggers to recognize and support other bloggers for their achievements. It’s geared towards blogs with smaller viewership.
The Liebster Award is available from January 1 – December 31, 2018. All nominations are voluntary and if the blogger chooses to accept nomination, I will list the rules at the bottom of this post.