Thursday, November 7, 2013

Decided to drive the truck; rather than get ran over by it!!

I haven't blogged in awhile and boy I've missed it!!!  I had several other ministries I was responsible for and I just didn't have the its time to get back to what I love and expressing myself OUTLOUD again!!  Hopefully learning about myself and helping others along the way!!

One of the changes (there have been many since my last blog) that I have chosen to embrace is to stop enabling others...Enabling is such a negative word for a person that just has a BIG heart that wants to help but doesn't realize they are taking too much ownership in another person/situation which can sometimes cause more harm rather than good. 
I have chosen to live my life according to God's will each day and that takes daily submission to the things I cannot change...Serenity prayer is coming to mind right now.   I only take responsibility for the things I can actually change....and have the courage to put boundaries down when I can't change something.
Now when I have a situation that arises I ask myself. "Self (LOL) can you actually "fix" this situation or do anything about the situation to improve it yourself."  9 x out of 10 the answer seems to be NO!!  Only that persons free will and Jesus can fix it....therefore I take the only Next Step and pray about it. 
For people that don't have an enabling personality this concept may seem like "DUH!" but when you have spent your life trying to fix other people instead of letting Jesus fix them....then this is a revolutionary concept!!!  This doesn't mean that I'm not sensitive to situations that are in front of me but I try to do a self check before I enter into someone else's life. I make sure that I know what my responsibly would be to them up front before I get myself into any situation. 
It's fine to have a BIG HEART but checking in on yourself and making sure that other person or situation is lined up with the will of God is HUGE before you step into "saving" mode.  
God didn't give us salvation for us to save them....that's His job!  We just have to learn to help by planting seeds and love people like Jesus did....with boundaries (dang there is that word haunts me!!).  Showing love and mercy is what we are called to do!!! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eternal Insurance

I have been thinking A LOT this week how important it is for anyone with children to have life insurance in case what happened to one of Ryken's teachers were to happen to one of us.  She lost her husband and father of their 2 young kids tragically and suddenly in a 4 wheeler accident. I have reached out to encourage people to make sure they have a life insurance policy but when I think about these types of situations, I know that it is more important to make sure our Eternal Insurance is chosen!!! 
When I worked with families at the hospital that had experienced a sudden and tragic accident, I could always tell when the family had "proper planning".  They were always grief stricken but they were NOT panicking if things had been taken care of before the accident.  When the family knew FOR SURE that their loved one had chosen to follow Jesus here on Earth so they could rise immediately to be in the arms of a loving family in Heaven was so comforting to the grief stricken family. 
Please make sure you know where you are going if you died tonight!!!  This is only a temporary home! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Spirital Maturity

I have realized this week that I'm stronger in my spiritual walk but I am still allowing my peers to determine my confidence and happiness.  I'm finding it to be a hard balance to feel like I'm on one path while others once close to me are still on the another path.  I want to take everyone with me on this spiritual journey but I have to respect their choice to stay on the wide path vs the narrow path of following Jesus.  I have to give up that control that some people are going to continue to stay on that path but I can't allow their journey to sidetrack my walk with Jesus. 
I LOVE people and want everyone to LOVE me but what I am learning is I LOVE JESUS MORE!!!  If these people are sabotaging my journey I have to pray for them out of love but that doesn't mean I take the path they take.  Jesus is my focus and if He convicts me to move away from something I have to follow until he decides to opens the door back up.  FYI: That is so hard for a controlling, co-dependent, caretaker to do!!! 
I am learning who I am in the flesh and I have to turn those issues over to Jesus and let him show me where people will fit into my life.  Whether it is friends, strangers or family....if drama or rift raft surrounds their life I can't function in that anymore. I am choosing to function outside of rift raft and pray for an opportunity to bless them from the outside.....WOW, that is hard when I just want to jump in a fix the situation or confront the unlovable person/situation. 
Dear Jesus, Please help me let Go of old relationships and turn them into what you want them to be!!!  Give me the strength to bless people from afar without being involved when it isn't your time for me to be involved.  Give me discernment to know when to be involved and when to stand back for you to be involved!  It's ALL your timing and not mine!  Keep showing me how to love the unlovable and bless people that I come into contact with.  Let people see your path through me. Thank you for every opportunity to get closer to you through your grace and love!  Amen

Friday, April 26, 2013


I have suffered from insomnia for MANY MANY years (early 20's) and I use to pray all the time for Jesus to please take this particular aliment away from me.  I want to PRAISE the Lord publically by saying that since I got re-baptized in Feb I have NOT struggled one night with insomnia.  I believe He restored my peaceful sleep once I totally submitted my life over to Him.  Can I get an AMEN for the restoration through Christ!!! 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lord Have Mercy

"Lord have mercy" is such a cliché statement that we use in everyday jargon but have you ever had a conversation with someone and felt like you immediately needed to go pray for mercy on that persons life for saying or feeling a certain way??? 
I had one of those moments recently where someone commented that they wish God would "show up" for them on a personal circumstance that in their opinion continues to plague their life.  I know the persons situation pretty intimately and from my outside viewpoint God has shown up many times to provide for this person over this problem. 
It broke my heart to hear this person say something like this because it honestly made me cringe to think how God might continue to test and withhold blessings on this situation until they become appreciative of all the times He has provided and pulled them through.  I have learned from experience that God is not going to bless a situation if you are resentful and unappreciative of the things you have been given and where you are in life with or without all your prayers being answered.
If you think God is withholding something from you or your are not blessed in a certain area....consider he may not trust you with the circumstance yet.  He may be trying to teach or protect you from something!
I pray that we all realize God wants to bless us beyond our earthly comprehension but we have to submit our circumstances to him and be proud, gracious and submitted to His journey for our life. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"People like us don't get into heaven"

I had a humbling conversation with two sisters last week after our NewSpring Easter service that honestly still blesses and haunts me.  These woman came back to the Care/Prayer room after the rush of salvations and they honestly looked like they had seen a ghost.  I was told that these ladies needed to sign up for baptism but when I sat down with them I quickly realized that they had no idea what was happening to them.  They were shaking and heart was beating out of their chest. 
These sisters were both under strong conviction from Perry's message about what Jesus had done on the cross but confused about what all of this meant.  I asked a few standard questions: If you died today, on a scale of 1-10, do you believe you would go to heaven.  One sister said a zero and the other sister said after the message a six.  I asked more questions about why they felt this way and basically I was told that people like "them" don't get to go to heaven.  As tears streamed down their ashamed faces I got to share the amazing news the God loves them just the same as someone that has gone to church their entire life and he forgives them from any mistakes they have made in the past.  These sisters had never had a church experience and were honestly so astounded at the Gospel and the Good News of Jesus.
We talked for a while and after talking they were ready to say together holding hands the sinners prayer.  They said it loud and proud and opened their eyes KNOWING they are going to heaven and God loves them immensely.  
I can honestly say this was the most amazing conversation I had ever had.  I felt like I was literally reshaping how these woman view life and giving them a new birthday!  Perry Noble's mission to reach the unchurched has landed right in my lap that day and I understand now why it is so important to minister and get people to church.  Of course it is important to get everyone to church because we all needs God's mercy, grace and love but I'm haunted by fact that people honestly have never been told about Jesus. These girls knew about religious people and church because they were raised in the Southeast....but they had NEVER had any interest in trying to fit into that environment.  Thank you NewSpring and other churches that are doing anything to break down those religious walls and getting beautiful people like these two sisters to hear about Jesus and turning their lives totally around for them and their family.....imagine all the people these two sisters are going to touch with their testimony!!! 

Here is Perry's Easter message. I can promise you if you have NEVER heard the Easter story or you have heard it a million times, you will be moved! 
This is Our God

Monday, February 25, 2013

Understanding your SHAPE

I watched a message given by Pastor Rick Warren tonight and it parallel our message at church regarding How to Not Waste the life we were given here on Earth. Some insight that I've taken away from the last few weeks:
~We need to learn to GIVE our life away.
~Turn our jobs into a service to others and God's glory.
~Learn what spiritual gifts we have and have a passion to pursue it in our life. 
~You can waste your life, spend your life or invest your life!!!
~Love God and SERVE people!!

I liked Pastor Warren's description on how to SHAPE our life:

S: Spiritual Gifts
H: Heart (What your passionate about)
A: Abilities
P: Personality
E: Experiences (Vocational, Family, Educational, Spiritual, and most importantly Painful)

Listen to this audio: Understanding your SHAPE from Pastor Rick Warren to understand more about learning to live our BEST life.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Small Stuff Matters

I have had numerous old and new friends recently encourage and love me by posting on Facebook, txt or email me to point out my obvious love for God, noticeable life change and loving friendship.  I don't think we realize how much it means for people to put forth a small amount of energy to compliment and encourage someone with simple acts of kindness.  I thank all of my friends that have taken the time to LOVE me and really make my life more and more BLESSED to have each of you in my life!
We Really Can't Do This Alone!!!

Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” (NLT)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Passionate Pursuit

I remember the video clip posted below being played this time last year at a small group that was studying the series/book Not a Fan.  It really left a lasting impression on me and what it means to passionately pursue a relationship with Jesus. I love the story of Kyle Idleman (the author) riding a "borrowed" bike across the state (he didn't own a car) to be with his girlfriend because he missed and loved her THAT much.  This analogy stood out in my mind because it made me think of all the times I had pursued lots of things with such determination and passion but had I really LOVED Jesus enough to go to "crazy" lengths to be with Him.
The other comment that Kyle quotes at the end of the video clip REALLY made me have an Ah Ha moment: "We raised her in Church but we didn't raise her in Christ."  This was an epic statement for so many people in that study because it is so easy for loving Christian parents to misguide their children into focusing on a religion rather than the relationship God wants to have with each of us.   

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Trails of Victory

Read the following tonight in a devotional and thought it was worth sharing : The Bible says that every trial you face is an opportunity for God to show His goodness to you and for you to become more like Christ.

Dear Lord, I ask tonight that the trials of my life become trails to victory rather than trials of defeat. Thank you for carrying me when I was tired and cheering me on when I was back on my feet. Teach me to enjoy the journey on the trail of life rather than feel like I lost a race every time I stumble along the path.
"We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28). Amen

Monday, February 11, 2013

Just keep swimming!!!

I have had the "Dori Mantra" for several years now....Just keep swimming, just keep swimming but I've felt recently like I had finally found the sea anemone to rest my family in. 

However, it really does take one phone call, one accident, one decision to make the tide change again....requiring us to fight the sharks and jellyfish; requiring us to change all over again. 
We don't have to swim out to the Drop off to unprotected open water like Nemo did.  We will have times where we ride the EAC (East Australian Current) and rest in stability of life provided by God's blessings. So I'm sticking to my Just Keep Swimming mantra and enjoy the journey...I've always wanted to go to Australia!!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Who wants to go eat at the buffet or luau???

I keep getting reminded in several different circumstances how important it is that our souls be fed.  I realized today as I pulled out a journal that I wrote in a month ago about wants, prayers and wishes that I am spiritually fed and ecstatic with my progress.  I contribute it to going to a church that teaches me how to have a relationship with Jesus here on Earth and I intentionally prioritize personal time with Him for gaining strength and wisdom for God's will in my life.
If you feel alone, overwhelmed, resentful; then I personally feel like you just need to sit down and Feed You Soul.  Don't just eat the appetizer (southern) or pu-pu's (Hawaiian) and run off....stay for the buffet (for my southern friends) or a Luau (for my Hawaii friends).  It's worth it...I PROMISE!!!
I pray that any of my friends/family that want to understand more of this would reach out to me or join me at church on Sunday.  I want to share this happiness and fulfilment to everyone!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I am learning so much each day that I seek to follow Jesus's plan and will.  As I learn more, I am clarifying so many myths that I had about Jesus.  I'm realizing that Jesus is seeking a relationship with all of us and NOT seeking a particular religion.  He isn't trying to put a set of rules on followers  but He is wanting to break our bondage with sin.  I'm realizing Jesus isn't this awkward, boring, judgmental man sitting up in Heaven waiting for me to sin and send a lighting bolt to strike me dead.....Hum...who knew!!!  He is a witty, clever, joking, faithful and forgiving BEST FRIEND!!! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Instruction Manual

I was reading my Bible today and I realized that when we are "born again" God has left us, his own children, an instruction manual....The Bible. When I read the Bible with the perspective that He is my father in Heaven giving me instructions on how to stay safe, have a blessed life and feel unconditional love it really has made a difference using that perspective.

Monday, February 4, 2013


As I began this journey of my life outside the "pit" I found myself in for so many years, I am starting to realize what the pit stood for:

                            P: Patience 
                            I: In
                           T: Transition

I am realizing daily some of the lessons God wanted me to learn while I felt so "alone".  The valleys or pits of life are put there for many reasons.  We may not see them translated for years and we may never totally understand why God had us in that situation.  We really do have to believe that His plan is what is best for us and sometimes he puts us in the pit to protect us and teach us to be patient while waiting!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Living from the Inside Out

I heard Joyce Meyer say today that if you want to live the life we are placed on Earth to have then we have to learn to live from the inside out. When we live our life in love and grace from the spirit inside of us that is connected to the holy spirit of Jesus then our life will be blessed beyond earthly measure. 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves

Today's message at NewSpring was so POWERFUL.  Pastor Perry's message was so motivating and inspirational. Here are just a few of his quotes:
  • He Forgave us when we didn't deserve it.
  • Forgiven People Forgive People
  • Forgiveness isn't an option, it's an obligation
  • Unforgiveness is like drinking rat poison and expecting it to hurt the other person but it kills us
  • Forgiveness="they" don't owe me anything anymore
  • If your always telling other people about how someone hurt you, then you haven't forgiven that person.
  • Unforgiveness is like driving a car around with the emergency break up all day. 

At the end of the sermon Pastor Perry had anyone that had people that we needed to forgive to write them on a paint stick and all at the same time we snapped them.  VERY POWERFUL SOUND!!!

Listen to Pastor Perry's entire message:

Click on the link below to hear the NewSpring Spartanburg (11:15 service) break into freedom of forgiveness!!! 
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Saturday, January 26, 2013

It is well with my soul

 I wanted to share a video and story that really touched me when I heard it.  It's a song  have sang and have heard my entire life but when you actually know the story behind the story it makes the words even more powerful.  The amount of faith this family has is inspiring!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013


I recently trusted someone with some personal property, money and friendship that ended up lying and stealing from me.  I truly believe this situation was a test from God to see how dedicated I am to living out my Christian faith in a real life situation. It's really easy to say we are going to walk in faith until people treat us unfairly. 

I wanted so badly to retaliate and find a way to "hurt" or make this person pay for what they did.  My dad initiated a response last night to this person that really touched me.   He informed this person that the money that was stolen from me would be considered a "love offering" from our family and to not worry about paying me back.  I can promise you that was VERY difficult for my dad to do but after I thought about his Godly response I followed his lead and realized this was definitely the best message to send to this person. 

Tonight I was reading 1 Peter and I came across this verse: Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9. 

WOW....thank you God for this confirmation!!!!! I look forward to seeing how God blesses my dad for making this difficult decision to walk in faith.  So thankful for my mom's influence on my dad's response and my dad being a wonderful Christian man to witness to this person with his actions. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Storm Warning

When Storms come in the south everyone runs to the store for milk and bread.  When I lived in Hawaii it was rice and toilet Paper. When I lived in Florida it was gas and bottled water. 

I can honestly say that when a storm is coming I have the urge to run to the store in each of these areas and be like everyone else and grab these "essential items."   Too be honest I usually pick up some Oatmeal Cream Pies and Sprite as my essentials to be stuck inside my house but I usually do grab the milk and bread to make me feel better that someone wiser than me survived on these items.

I thought about this scenario today (as I ran to the store to get my bread and and it made me remember how I felt about life's storms before following the directions that God has provided us to weather the storms.

I always ran to the "store" (aka:church) to get my emergency items when the storm warning came in.  Life storms are still happening in my life but with each one I feel like my emergency kit is more stocked and prepared. 
Read my Bible, Quiet time, Tithe, Serve at Church, Steady attendance at church!  All of these items keep me prepared to weather the storms as they come.

Now I'm going to go eat an oatmeal cream pie and drink some Sprite as Ry and I wait for this storm....milk and bread are safely in their positions in case the storm hits.  Still not sure what I'm supposed to do with these items in case of a winter storm.....feed the birds and make snow ice cream?????

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Make More Space

I heard tonight that when the human brain was studied that we make more room for the negative memories rather than the positive memories.  As I started to think about the things in my life that STAND OUT the most in my life the negative thoughts BY FAR out numbered the good ones.  It really made me start to think that if I make the effort to  fill my brain with positive thoughts... that my brain would have to "make more space" for the positive thoughts; therefore push some of the negative thoughts to lower priority space in my brain.  HUM???  I do think that since I stopped watching the news, lessened the amount of meaningless sitcoms I watch (don't get me wrong...I'm still a devoted fan to several mindless shows), listening to praise music more than other options that my happiness comes much easier day in and day out.  Just something to consider for all of us that want to live much happier lives!!!

Here are a few quotes and articles that I found helpful as I did some research on this:
1.    "If we would spend the same amount of time dwelling on our victories as we do our disappointments; you would see your life go to a whole new level." Joel Osteen
2.   Occasional big positive experiences—say, a birthday bash—are nice. But they don't make the necessary impact on our brain to override the tilt to negativity. It takes frequent small positive experiences to tip the scales toward happiness 
3.   It turns out that a strategy I started years ago apparently can be effective. I have a “kudos” file in which I put all the praise I’ve received, along with e-mails from friends or family that make me feel particularly good.
As Professor Baumeister noted in his study, “Many good events can overcome the psychological effects of a bad one.” In fact, the authors quote a ratio of five goods for every one bad.
That’s a good reminder that we all need to engage in more acts of kindness — toward others and ourselves — to balance out the world.  

What if???

What if we really did sat back and allowed God to work out our problems in his time? 

What if we realized that Happiness is a choice not something that someone gives to us?

What if we we stopped putting our faith in people and put it in God?

What if we realized Forgiveness isn't something we give to the other person but a gift of peace we give ourselves.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Silence is the most powerful scream

So many people tell me their story of being Overwhelmed and I have given this link
to several people in the last few months to provide wisdom through Pastor Perry's honest account of his darkness, sadness and depression.  I listened to this message when I was overwhelmed and it HELPED me so much.  I listened to it again today and I'm so thankful for transparent people that share their struggles to help others overcome their own.  Don't hid or sweep things under the rug....reach out to others and God.  I promise you are not the only one suffering in silence!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Flawed Character

I personally choose to NOT watch a lot of news but I did sit down tonight and watch the Lance Armstrong interview.  My take on this "man" is he misused his gift and we put people on pedestals that don't deserve it.  . However, it should prove to all of us that only ONE MAN is too good to be true....Yet He is!!!!    I pray for Lance and his family....I can only hope that he finds comfort in knowing the redemption that God has for him.
Update: After watching the second portion of the interview I wanted to comment back on the ending.  Oprah asks Lance..."What do you think the moral of this story is?".....and he remained set on he was still learning his lesson.  Oprah gave her direction and influence by reminding him of something he stated Godly ex-wife said to him "The truth will set you free"....while I do feel the truth is a step towards redemption ....ONLY GOD can set us free!  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

What's In Your Closet

We all have things in our life that we are proud of and we like to flaunt them. It's awesome to celebrate our accomplishments but what is so empowering to me is to hear someones story of God's redemption over their sin being forgiven! We all need to stop running from the pain of guilt or sin that is separating us from God's plan to prosper us. My story is no different from any other sinner saved by God's grace. My sin is just as heavy and troublesome but turning it over to God is so empowering. To be able to witness to someone that may be hurting from the same troubles I so gratifying and it lets me know that opening up my "closet" is what God wants us to do. Turn our sins over and let God rescue you!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Flight plan

I was reading an introduction to a book book called God loves Single Moms by Teresa Whitehurst and she talked about making God the traffic controller vs the co-pilot of our lives.
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This analogy really made sense to me as I have habitually gotten in over my head, tired or impatient and said Jesus you just take over..I can't do this today. It's not about giving up or giving's about checking in with our traffic controller to make sure our flight plan is on course.
When turbulence hits or weather patterns change in life....there is always a safe place to check in and guide us through the storm With prayer God can assist us with changing our flight plan.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Imperfection is beauty, perfection is boring

As I watched this young man sing all I could think of is...I wish we saw peoples perfections rather than imperfections.

"A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints."

I heard the quote today "A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints." I wanted to scream AMEN!  Jesus is a redeemer and we have all fallen short of his glory!  Find redemption that Jesus provides us all and lose the self-righteous religious views.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fighting for the same God

I had the privileged today to converse with a Christian friend over the decline of her church attendance and the significant rise in other "hipper" churches.  I realized after being exposed to both of the environments that they both serve purposes in the community. What I hope and pray will happen is religion will start to dwindle and Christian faith and Love will persevere.  I believe the reason the "church" is on the decline in this country is because we have made it more about the rules and hypocrisy.  Instead of embracing that we are all sinners saved by grace and we all serve the same forgiving God.  If we can all serve each other to build the Kingdom of God  rather than consider this a competition between churches then the devil can be defeated in this area!!!

It is about becoming a FOLLOWER of Jesus and surrendering our life to him.  One of the best Books/Bible Studys I've ever been in was NOT A FAN. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Spiritual Love Tank

I often wonder what people this day and age consider "support" it a "like" on a FB photo/post or TXT msg. I sometimes wonder if the reason we are such a lonely society is because we can't figure out what each of us have time to accept and give.  I love modern technology and use it A LOT but I think God wants us all to be physically involved in each others lives.  I believe that is why when I started "serving" at church I started to feel more fulfilled even when I'm physically alone.  It fills up my spiritual "love tank" and feeds my soul. 

This just sums it up

What a blessing to have this moment caught in a picture!!! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Peace in our Conscience

I recently trusted someone with some personal belongings and money....sadly I was mistreated and it has taken a lot of prayer to treat this person with any amount of respect.  I'm trying to reflect on my past and how I trust people that have "shady" morals.  +Joyce Meyer is my Dr. Phil of religion and she is currently preaching on a healthy conscience.  I need to pray more to use my moral guidance to reveal the truth about people and their effect it could have on my life.  She calls this time for me the Holy Ghost Spanking.....I've gotten my spanking and I'm glad I'm learning to let God lead me down the right paths.  I know that one of my gifts is to reach out to people but I don't have to let them reach into my wallet!!!!  DUH!!! 

Dream Smashers

Last night as I fell asleep and was praying that God continue to strenghten my drive and faith in him, he came to me with an idea.  Reach people that are lonely and need to hear his word the most.  My first thought was to reach the local inmates with a live simulcast similar to what we have at our local church campuses. In addition, have volunteers from the Care Team to be on site for the inmates to speak with. 

Then this morning I wake up to a devotional sent by Newspring (see link below: Dream Smashers) and I realized God is preparing me for the devil to attack any progress or doubt that may set in during the planning of this "idea". 

Of course I know the hurdles that come with such a big request from God but I know he is bigger than any of my hurdles.  I pray that God will open doors for any potential to reach the lonely and lost.  Please pray for doors to open and a constant "No is not an option" attitude to remain in my heart!!!

Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
Matthew 16:23(NIV)

UPDATE: Prayer Request on 1/14/2013 21:45
Sent an email to a local chaplain at spartanburg county jail to see if he has any insight or direction for this potential jail ministry.  Please pray more doors open rather than satans hurdles being thrown down.

Dream Smashers

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Redemption Day

Today I was re-baptised at NewSpring Church and I want to follow God's lead in my life by sharing my Faith and Love with anyone that I can help. I hope and pray my transparency in my life will help someone to realize that we are all sinners saved by grace.  We all need each other to learn and grow in Christ. I hope I can provide a safe and informative place to support and be cheerleaders for each other.  I will post anything that inspires me or gives me the AHHH-HA moment!!!  I look forwad to your moments being shared too!!! 
Watch the below video to be inspired to find your gift that God has given you even in the midst of our earthly limitations!!!