Monday, January 31, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Your Will be Done"

Do you ever feel like you're stuck? Like you think you're on the right path but because you don't get the response you're looking for, you tend to hesitate?

I've been having that feeling lately. I tend to over analyze things sometimes which ends up frustrating me. I know that all I need to do is trust God and I know that he'll ALWAYS have my back. I guess my impatience gets the best of me sometimes so when I read this message this week, I knew I had to share it with you all.

"God we have so many questions and so few answers. Reveal to us your will. Show us your path and give us the wisdom to follow it. Feed us your word God, educate us in your way. When the questions of life are confusing or overwhelming, remind us to wait on you, the one who has all the answers." - Blessings & Prayers for Families

I hope these words comfort you all and that you'll always remember to trust in God's timing and not your own.

Happy Monday everyone!!

Have a blessed and prosperous week everyone.

Be kind and don't forget to smile. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Start Over"

What do you guys do when it's been "one of those days" or "weeks" or "months" ?

I recently received a message via email that I was so grateful for because last week was "one of those weeks" where everything that could go wrong was going wrong and the devil was working overtime to trip me up.

I had to really focus and give thanks to God during the midst of it all because I know that as a servant of God, the closer you get to him, the harder the devil will try to get you down. So this past week, I guess I was super duper close to God because the devil was a piece of work. Nevertheless, I had to smile about it because I felt safe, secure and loved by God because he never let me fall and everything worked out in the end.

This message helped me feel so much better about all that went down...

Start Over

"When you've trusted Jesus and walked his way
When you've felt his hand lead you day by day
But your steps now take you another way,
start over.

When you've made your plans and they've gone awry
When you've tried your best and there's no more try
When you've failed yourself and you don't know why,
start over.

When you've told your friends what you plan to do
When you've trusted them and they didn't come through
And now you're all alone and it's up to you,
start over.

When you've failed your kids and they're grown and gone
When you've done your best but it's turned out wrong
And now your grandchildren have come along,
start over.

When you've prayed to God so you'll know his will
When you've prayed and prayed and you don't know still
When you want to stop cause you've had your fill,
start over.

When you think you're finished and want to quit
When you've bottomed out in life's deepest pit
When you've tried and tried to get out of it,
start over.

When the year has been long and successes few
When December comes and you're feeling blue
God gives a January just for you,
start over.

Starting over means "Victories Won"
Starting over means "A Race Well Run"
Starting over means "The Lords' Will Done"
We need not just sit there ... START OVER."

Special thanks to Tony England from the FB group "Jamaicans for Jesus" for this wonderful and poignant message.

Happy Monday everyone!

Have a blessed and prosperous week!

Ciao! :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Sacrifice"

Happy Birthday to a man who depicted such strength, courage, humility and most of all sacrifice. It is with great pride and honor that I get to type the name Martin Luther King Jr. A man with such a strong vision and who dared to believe in fairness and respect for all no matter the color of our skin.

Since this is such a special day, I was moved to find an inspirational message that touched on sacrifice and realizing the human spirit. Martin Luther King Jr was a man who reached out to the masses. He taught us how to stand up for your rights and realize that this world is way bigger than just ourselves. We each have a purpose in this world and to try to hinder anyone from meeting their potential isn't just wrong, it's an injustice to God's word.

This week's inspirational passage is...

"Dearest Jesus, help us to remember that whether we want to be or not, we are YOUR Ambassadors on earth. We are watched by the world. What the world experiences of your love, sincerity, and holiness is experienced through us. Help us to remember that when we reach out to someone, we are reaching for you. That when we speak to them, they are hearing you. That when we do neither, they feel as if you passed them by. Jesus, help us to be good ambassadors."

Enjoy your MLK Holiday but please don't forget the sacrifice that was made in order for us to celebrate this day.

Have a blessed and prosperous week everyone!

Ciao :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Protection"

How was everyone's first week of 2011?! I'd say mine was pretty interesting. It has been a roller coaster of emotions. Mostly highs but there has been some lows just from listening to news stories.

With the recent tragedy in Arizona I was moved to search for a scripture that focused on protection. It was such a senseless and horrible tragedy and a terrible way to start off the year. I thought this scripture was fitting...

"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." - Psalm 18:2

I've been praying for each of the families affected by the shootings. I'd love for you all to continue to pray for the families as well.

Stay safe and make sure you tell the people you love that you love them every chance you get. Cherish every second you have with them. I pray that you all have a blessed and prosperous week.

Happy Monday everyone!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Meet and Greet with the President

Here it is, just like I promised. My second time meeting the President. The coolest part of this video is him giving munchkin # 3 his new nickname, "Curly top." Isn't it cool?

I can't wait for him to grow up and find out who gave him his nickname. It'll be an all around great story to share with all 3 boys. :)

I'm sure munchkin #1 will get a kick out of the fact that he said "Ok, can we go home now?" about the President of the United States of America. Kids say the darndest things I tell ya.

Enjoy the video! :)

Happy Thursday everyone!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Be Courteous"

Well it's a new year and I am very excited about the possibilities and opportunities that I'll be facing in 2011!

It's a time to reinvent myself and push forward towards my goals. 2010 ended on a good note for my family and I. We got to shake hands with President Obama again and we got to see Michelle as well (missed her last year). I'll post a video of the meet n greet later on this week.

Hubby was also promoted to 1stSgt. Sweet!! I can't say I was surprised since he was the acting 1stSgt of his unit anyway but to make it official and 2 years ahead of the time he should be getting it (by Marine Corps standards) made it that much sweeter.

I can't help but to continue on this high. :) With that said, I'm aiming high for 2011 and instead of talking about it, I'm just gonna do it and hope you all stick it out with me on my journey.

I'd like to thank you guys for stopping by and reading my posts, it means a lot to me.

This week's inspirational post talks about being compassionate and courteous to one another.

"Lord, let our hearts be broken for each other. Let us daily feel what it is like to walk in each other's shoes; to be the first to offer help, comfort, and prayer to those who need it. Let us not judge first, but hug first. Let us truly listen and treat each other as we would treat you."

"All of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another, love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous." - 1 Peter 3:8 NKJV

I can't think of a better way to start the year than to follow the message above.

Happy Monday everyone and as always, have a blessed and prosperous week. :)

Happy New Year!!!