Saturday, December 25, 2021

An Inspiring Christmas

On today I just want to inspire someone to go after their dreams. You don't have to abort the mission because of difficulties. Don't quit because you are facing a mountain, remember through faith a mountain can be moved if you speak to it with the authority the good Lord gave you. Stop thinking negative as of today. Today is a special day, the day the world has declared a holiday to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Do you know what that means? There is still hope for you because He was indeed born of flesh and blood and lived a life without sin then completed the mission to die on the cross at Calvary for you and me. So, there will always be hope. Especially for those of us who have so many obstacles in our way that we feel like we are being tested at every corner.

You do realize you are special. Yes, you, you who are reading this blog post. You my friend are special because you made it to one more day right here on this rock, we call earth. There is so much devastation, detriment and death going on now, but you were blessed with one more day to get it right and go after what God has called you to do. On this Christmas day 2021 I encourage you to keep going: write that book, sing that song, perform that dance, produce that film, preach that word, raise those children, break that generational curse. Decide today that you will DO IT! Whatever your IT is.

That's all I have to say. Just wanted to inspire someone today because there is no use in wasting time on what if when we could be completing goals and getting what it is that we truly need and desire. Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Phil 4:13

By the way, Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

When God Shows Out!

 This year has been a doozy so far. However, by far GOD has been showing out and showing me that He indeed is the only one I can count on to be there forever and always. I finally accepted the call to ministry and have been in classes at my church New Birth Christian Ministries where Pastor Yaves Ellis Sr. is our new Pastor and Bishop Kenneth Moore Sr. is our founder. It was a long time coming, yet I am here accepting the responsibility that this service ensues. 

Years ago, there was a prophecy given over my life to be a great teacher. I believed then, however did not act on it and lived my life. Yet and still, God kept me. Through it all, even when the devil tried to kill me in a car accident in 2003, again in a marriage that led to a divorce due to my ex-husband's narcissism and abuse, and even when I was a young girl, I survived CSA. I am standing today and walking in the calling that God had prepared for me to edify His people.

My talent and gift of writing has been used to bring people closer to God and introduce those who don't know Him to his ever-present love. Now, though I will be using my voice to witness to the people more often. The testimony of my life is an astounding example of how much God really does love even the least of them. I can stand flat footed and tell you the truth. I wasn't always this happy and full of joy. Once upon a time I was so full of darkness and despair I tried to commit suicide on more than one occasion and because I wasn't successful at that, I used my body for all the wrong things because I was broken.

But in my brokenness, the Lord still had His hand on me. He allowed me to be in that mess because He knew I would become His mouthpiece for just how good He really is. So, I will continue to shout it out that God is Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Shalom and He alone is WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A Series End

     When you have so much going on like I do, it’s hard to keep up with the plans you made for yourself all the time. My latest work, To Say I Do is the final book in the series for Dimes, Profiles and Wives. It has been sitting inside my laptop waiting to get out for about three months now, but finally I gave birth to the baby. It took me a little over three years to finish the work, have it edited and get it ready for publishing under my imprint ToyShelf Publishing. It was hard work, and right now I’m a little sad.

I’m sad because this storyline took a lot out of me. One of the main characters, Destiny Karen Price, was written based off of my life and dreams thereof. Her real fight with bipolar disorder is an everyday battle that I can attest to without a shadow of a doubt. Most of the scenes that she went through in the book is based on true events in my life. It is a wonder how I have made it over, yet and still God got me and has had me in the palm of His hand all of my life.

To Say I Do is a book that I hope readers will connect with on so many different levels. It will have you asking questions about true love, the joys of life and the trials and tribulations that build character in people. Still though, I believe it will be an enjoyable read. The ones who have been waiting all this time since the beginning when Tracey first slapped the doo-doo out of Fatima will finally see how it all pans out.

If you will, please take a gander at the entire series. I put my foot in it, as the old folks would say. I want to thank all my readers who have followed my budding writing career thus far and haven’t wavered even though it has taken me some time to finish projects. I don’t think you will be disappointed in how Dimes, Profiles and Wives the series comes to an end.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

A Long Hiatus

For almost two years I have been on a long hiatus from my blog. I have been concentrating on caring for my ailing mother, working during a pandemic and finishing my last book in the series for Dimes, Profiles and Wives. It has been so well worth it though. I had some ups and downs, but for the most part my life has been full of joy, love and peace. One major downer though was the decision to divorce my husband. 

Although he put on a major facade that he was in love with me for who I was, in the end I found out the hard way that his opportunistic and narcissistic ways were tearing me apart. Before him, I had not been in the hospital for almost ten years battling bipolar psychotic episodes. During our marriage, I was in and out of the hospital at least once a year for five years. That was too much, finally I had had enough and put a stop to the madness. I am happy to say I stepped up and out on faith, listened to the discerning spirit that I had been running from for years and ended it. I learned so many lessons in that relationship. I will write about it and tell the story one day.  I want others who may feel trapped in a marriage, dealing with emotional, verbal or even physical abuse to be empowered so that they feel like they don’t have to put up with appearances to please everyone when in reality all it is doing is destroying their self worth. 

Another downer is the fact that my mother is going through the pains of dealing with PSP. PSP is progressive supranuclear palsy which is in the family of Parkinson’s. There is really no formal treatment for it other than continued physical, occupational, and speech therapies. She has someone in and out of the house Tuesday through Friday helping her keep a stint of regular life for as long as she can. And as long as I can care for her safely we will be living together.

The greatest thing to happen is the completion of my first series. It was a long time coming but I finally got it finished and I believe the project is my best work. I put my best foot forward in this last book of the series. When you finally get into the nitty gritty of it all, you will be shocked, but delighted in the end. The girlfriends helped grow me into the woman I am today and showed me how to be real in the moment without sugar coating anything. My motto has been giving you the real testimonies in print while I create something new everyday. Well, these ladies' lives are testimonies of parts of my life and the lives of people that I know personally. Of course, embellishments sell and I would never throw anybody totally under the bus (but if you cross me you’ll probably die in print).