Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ready....Set.....Let's Go

Okay, first I want to just say Happy Birthday to my first born.  The one and only Kirk Cash. There is no one like you.  I praise God that he touched my Grandmother's heart to name you.  I praise God that he touched me to be your mother.  You have been and will be a blessing to me as long as I live.  I am so excited about 2012 it is just amazing.  Just to look back on this year and the prior year....he has brought me from a might long way.  I am so grateful that he decided to give me another chance.  I am grateful that he chose me to be an instrument to bring him glory.  I pray that I continue to touch the lives of his people all around the world.  Blessed by the name of the Lord.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

We judge ourselves by one of the world’s four standards that don’t matter:

Appearance. How do I look? This mentality says that the more beautiful you are, the more important and more valuable you are.

Affluence. If I own a lot, then I must be worth a lot.

Achievement. Do you base your value on your awards, notoriety, and promotions?

Approval. How many people like me? How popular am I?

The problem with this value system is that it’s not stable. Beauty fades with age; possessions wear out; someone else will surpassed your successes; and not everyone will like you.

Studies show that you tend to base your self-esteem on what you think the most important person in our life thinks about you. So I recommend you make Jesus Christ the most important person in your life because he will always tell you the truth.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Something That Inspired Me ......Purpose Driven

“As she stood behind Jesus at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.” Luke 7:38 (NIV)
"You don't have to clean up your act before you can worship God. Just worship him and he'll clean up your act. You don't repent and confess in order to earn forgiveness. You change your ways because you've been forgiven."
There are some powerful lessons about worship and about the transformation that happens in the life of a worshiper in Luke 7. The sinful woman in this story exhibited four traits we need to take note of:
  1. She worshiped boldly. This woman took a risk coming to the Pharisee’s house. She could have been thrown out or stoned, but she came boldly. She marched right into the house, into the dining room, into Jesus’ presence. Why would she do that? She was looking for forgiveness. She was looking for hope and acceptance. She was looking for some kind of change in her life. She was not there just to pay homage to some holy guy.
  2. She worshiped humbly. She wept in Jesus’ presence, wetting his feet with her tears. Then, in her deep sorrow, she got down on her knees, showing her submission to God, and dried his feet with her hair.
  3. She worshiped honestly. Many biblical scholars believe the sinful woman must have been a prostitute because she brought an expensive jar of perfume with her. This jar of perfume had significance – it represented her life; it represented her background; it was one of the tools of the trade. When she came to Jesus with that jar and poured it on his feet, it was her confession. She was honestly telling Jesus who she was.
  4. She worshiped extravagantly. She showed Jesus extravagant worship by using a jar of perfume that probably cost her an entire year’s wages. And she didn’t just dab on a couple of drops. Luke 7:38 says she poured the perfume on his feet. Why? This was her opportunity to come clean, to meet God, worship him and be transformed. It was her chance to start over.
You don’t have to clean up your act before you can worship God. Worship him and he’ll clean up your act. You don’t repent and confess in order to earn forgiveness. You change your ways because you’ve been forgiven.
Romans 12 says that we offer ourselves to the Lord in worship so that he can transform us. It’s the worship that comes first. That’s what we see in this woman’s life.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's Almost HERE!!!

Yep, Christmas is almost here and I am so excited.  Not only is it my favorite holiday of the year, it is the best holy day next to Resurrection Sunday.  I love the day he was born and the day he rose!!  My family will be visiting me in Dallas for the first time since I've been here.  I have been living in Dallas for a year now, so that's a long time.  I am too excited.  I am preparing now..putting the decorations up and getting the sleeping arrangements ready....WOW!!  I want to thank you for all your support on this journey and it is always great to express your feeling in some form or fashion.  This blog has really given my that chance to express, share, encourage, and VENT!!  Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH!! BY THE WAY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hitting The Home Stretch...

Hello Friends, we are in the last month of 2012. Can you believe it? This year I can say by a long shot that it was better than 2010 and even better than 2011. I have grown so much in this year it goes beyond words.  I have grown as a person, as a woman, as a christian, as a mother, and as a friend.  You know we throw that word around so carelessly but when you really take an honest to God look at yourself are you a TRUE FRIEND? We really need to look at that word closely if we want to use it for other people and if we want to use it for ourselves.  So, getting back to the original conversation about this year, I have looked at myself with a magnifying glass and not everything looked good.  The things that didnt it took time to accept it and then get God to make changes.  We cant do it on our own.  I tried and it never worked.  The things that looked good looked really great when the pieces started coming together for my true purspose in life.  God takes us through I should say 'allows' us to go through things to help us grow and mature and thats alrite with me.  It took me a long time to be 'alright' with it but now I see the ultimate goal.....its not about ME its about HIM.  Praise His Holy Name!!

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