I Love Having Birthdays!!

First of all, how many women approaching forty have you ever heard say they enjoy having birthdays. I know I am an exception to the norm but I usually am in most things, so just include this as well. In exactly 2 months I will be 39 years old, and it’s not going to be traumatic.

Each year I get older, I notice so much positive change in me. First of all I notice how wiser I have gotten on so many levels, especially dealing with circumstances out of my control and patience with people. I think we can all agree that we are not the same person we were when we were 20 and so grateful for that.

“Do not regret getting older. It’s a privilege denied to many.” – unknown

I strongly believe that you get to a point in your life where you better be happy with whom you are or frankly you will never be happy. I like to sit back and think of where I am each birthday and am grateful for all the undeserved favor that God continues to pour into my life.

Now, when I face adversity I always try and make sure I learn something from it and grow spiritually from it. For example, 10 weeks ago on Memorial Day Weekend I pulled a groin muscle playing basketball with my husband. I never imagined it would take over 10 weeks to heal. Just these pass 2 days I really had a breakthrough with the pain and can finally see the days of me limping every time I walk coming to an end. But, if I hadn’t pressed through other tough times in life I would have been an anxious, impatient wreck the last 10 weeks. Instead, I have become more focused, positive, and encouraging to others. Only difficult circumstances could have taught me this.

Through this trial I have learned to pray for others even though I needed a miracle. Getting up in the morning and praying for other people’s needs, I am convinced is what let me stay so peaceful these last few weeks. I remembered the scripture in James 56:10 that states, “So then, confess your sins to one another and PRAY for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful impact.” God made sure I was aware of someone else’s need each day.

So when I turn 39 in September I will be thinking back on this last year of my life, grateful for every difficulty, victory, breakthrough, milestone, and new season that God allowed me to experience. Because without it I wouldn’t be who I am today, a truly content and appreciative human being.



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Loving Others

“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (Matthew 26: 36-40)

Did Jesus also mean the unlovable people, the people who irritates us, the ones who are critical, judgmental, or just unkind? He couldn’t possibly expect us to love those people as well, did he? God is love and Jesus entire ministry was based on loving others and because we are followers of Jesus Christ we are instructed to do the same. Love is an action and a decision. (more…)

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purpose, meaning, and destiny

Think about it, we are only given a certain number of days on this earth. I mean, really think about it. In the world we live in now we are thought of having a good long life at 70-80 years old. We all see how fast time flies nowadays. Years are gone at the blink of an eye. Your once infant child is already starting kindergarten. It feels like you just got married, but you are celebrating your 10 year wedding anniversary. It seems like you just got out of high school, but instead you just received an invite to your 15 year reunion.

No one has the answer to where does the time go but we all can take responsibility on how we plan to spend the short years we have on this earth. James said it best when he penned;


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