Friday, October 25, 2013

A Different Kind of Warfare for My Mind

For a long time, I was in warfare for my mind. Fighting to release and beat depression. With God's help, I had to snatch my mind away the enemy and beat depression for once and for all. In the last 12 months, I have been to hell and back and thankful to have been able to keep my joy and not get depressed despite the hurt and disappointment I had experienced from people.

I went into my kitchen this morning to heat my coffee in the microwave and discovered a surprise. Apparently, earlier this week I was hungry and decided to heat up a slice of pizza and forgot about it. Imagine my surprise when I opened the microwave door and saw this days old pizza. This is the one part of narcolepsy I wish I could get rid of: Microsleep episodes. That is a period in which your brain goes to sleep and your body is still awake and you go on *auto pilot* and it is more likely occur doing routine or monotonous tasks and it usually starts in the early afternoon and lasts until bedtime.
This is probably the one thing

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Late Bloomers & God's Timing: Another Lesson in Endurance

I used to always look at where other people are in life in trying to determine if I am where I am suppose to be in my own life... I used to always measure my own success based on where I perceived others to be.

Late bloomers usually grow up feeling left behind as everyone else appears to be passing them by. I know I often felt this way myself... let me take a moment to give you some insight about late bloomers...

Late bloomers are very often misunderstood.

Late bloomers are more likely to be judged more harshly than others.

Late bloomers are usually viewed as being failures for very often, they do not find themselves or their purpose until a time that society deems as being late in life.

Late bloomers tend to get married late in life.

Late bloomers tend to find themselves being thwarted by those they love most, those same people whose patience are wearing thin because the late bloomer doesn't seem to be getting it as fast as they think they should.

Late bloomers, more than others, need the love and support of other people so that they can finally bloom, even if it is just ONE person. 

Late bloomers beat themselves up far worse than society ever can.

Saints always say that

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What are You Going to Do? BBQ or Mildew?

A while back.. I gave my first sermon for my Homiletics class. I wish I can say  I did a great job BUT... 

I keep thinking back to my first sermon. My teacher all but hated my sermon and told me if she was in the congregation she would have gotten up and walked out the church! My feedback from my classmates were equally as bad if not worst. The difference between my teacher and my classmates is that I know my teacher spoke to me in love from her Spirit, but I cannot say the same for my classmates.  Well, I am not going to say  ALL of my classmates, but some.  I was perhaps, and I may be partial, given the worst feedback out of all of my classmates who had given their sermon up into that very moment. 

I remember how I felt at that very moment.   My sermon was on being typecasted and how we are to see ourselves and others with the renewed eyes of Christ if we are to GROW in Christ. I remember feeling as if I was typecasted while speaking on being typecasted.  I know my teacher spoke in TRUTH, it REALLY was an awful sermon, but what she didn't know

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blessed to Have Been Blessed

Sometimes, we will pray for a person to receive a blessing when we have the means or can sacrifice our means to bless them ourselves.

On yesterday, I received that blessing. I received that blessing unexpectedly in the mail when once again, I was down to my last dollars, wondering how I was going to get bus fare for the week. I wasn't particularly worried about this issue, but I surely was curious to see how God was about to work this out for me! LOL

This person did  not just bless me, but they sacrificed of themselves to bless me and they do not even have a job. They listened to God and trusted and had faith in Him to provide for them as they made their sacrificial blessing unto me. Just like I did not worry, but trusted and had faith in God that He will provide. And He did. Twice. This was the 2nd person to bless me unexpectedly in two weeks.

Sooo many lessons to be had from this, but the main lesson being to trust and have faith in God to provide and He will, with the 2nd lesson being, when God tells you to move, then MOVE and do not wonder about the HOW. Act Instead of Pray.

God will bless you even more abundantly for your obedience. <<<<< I am a living testimony to this statement.

I am not by any means suggesting that one should not pray for others.. but sometimes we do not need to pray, but to ACT when God commands us to move. They didnt just pray for me but instead was obedient when God told her to move. 

Think of it like this.. if you are in a prayer circle and someone prays for an immediate need of $100 to pay a bill.. God reminds you that you have $100 in your pocket and clearly tells you do give it to that person. Do you continue to pray that someone blesses them? Or do your give that $100 while trusting God to fulfill your needs?

Think about it. 

Thank you, for your sacrifice. Both of you and all of you who have helped me these last few months. I can't even say it has been a trying time, only because with every day that passes, my faith and trust in God gets stronger and strong that He will in fact take care of ALL of my needs.

Why am I so transparent you may ask? Many of you do not know, but about 3 years ago, shortly after I joined my church, God called me to be an Evangelist and I am now in ministerial training to fulfill that call. My direct instructions from God are to bring others to Christ by the repeated telling of my story and testimony. Transparency is a Spiritual Gift, not one that is biblically defined, but if one was to categorize it, it is a Gift of Service. My transparency is to "help" others by telling them how God has moved in my life so that they too may believe how God will move in their life and believe it for themselves. Not nor my glory, but for His Glory only!

Dear God, I pray you will believe on today that God will in fact supply each and every one of your needs!

Hebrews 13:16 NLT "And don't forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God."

Be Blessed and please.. Be a Blessing!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Welcome Guest Blogger

For the first time EVER, I am handing the blog writing over to someone else, Sarah Weathersby.  I've known Sarah for about 5 years or so through the now defunct blogging site Yahoo 360 and now Facebook. She has shown herself to be a faithful blogger, often commenting on other's postings, and now writer. Many of us look forward to the postings of her and her husband, Tinker, we find them quite funny and adorable and by far, the cutest couple ever... so without further ado... I give you SARAH

Thanks so much, Lisa, for the opportunity to guest blog at your place. I’m currently in the midst of a 10-day blog tour to promote my new novel TELL THEM I DIED. Amazon has paperback copies listed for $8.99 and an Amazon Kindle version for $3.99. You can find it also on in NOOK version for $3.99. I need reviews to help generate word-of-mouth buzz and interest in the book.

TELL THEM I DIED is a romantic adventure that doesn't conform to the usual romance novel genre in that the protagonists are all over fifty years of age, retired, and with discretionary time and funds to enjoy life, and online friends to share every minute.  And unlike other romances, much of the action takes place on the internet on social networking sites. The story was inspired by the many people I came to know and love over many years on social networking sites.  People who are not online a lot don't realize how real those long-distance relationships can be.  Over all those years, my online friends have married,  had children, divorced, and some have died.  And then there is the travel element.  My husband and I travel a lot, and we share our travel photos with our friends online.  Several friends have suggested that I write a book about my travels.  I think travelogs can be rather boring, but I decided to weave some of our adventures into the story.

The main characters of TELL THEM I DIED are Laura (Screen name: A1QTEE), owner/operator of, and the men in her life who come in an out of the social networking scene.  There is Laura's number one confidante and forum moderator, Angela (Screen name: Angelplaits), and her husband "Bodine." The men in Laura's life, ex-fiance', Jackson (JackDaniels), Lester (TheGuy),

Monday, January 14, 2013

Knowing About the Fight

"We win the battle when we realize we don’t ever get to stop fighting it." <<<<<<< Now That'll Teach!!! 

Now this is a POWERFUL statement!! And soooo applies to every aspect of our Christian walk.. Don't think once you THINK you have been delivered from an issue in your life, that the battle is over because the enemy is REALLY going to get started with you!  You see, as long as the enemy has your mind captive, he doesn't have to work too hard to keep you captive. He doesn't have to rattle anymore chains in your life.  My issue was with depression and succumbing to darkness. Once I became saved and born again and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.. went so far as to accept the call God had placed on my life.. then I got SUCKERED PUNCHED with depression and darkness... I guess I really cannot say suckered punch... I reopened a soul tie.. yet and still, I fell down HARDER and FASTER than I had

The Cross was Harder!!

How's it going, Lisa? <<<< Facebook wants to know...

2013 is starting out to be a FANTASTICAL year! 

Ministry classes are speaking LIFE to me! 

Sleep disorders under control and being managed very well with meds!!

Suspension from school being lifted this semester and being allowed to register. 4 classes away from my Master's Degree!! 

I turn 40 this year and Im not mad Im not married nor have more babies!!! It is what it is. LOL If it's God Will that I remain single so that I may be able to do His work..