What If…

What If…

What if, just for today, you decided to accept life on life’s terms?
What if for today, you chose to say, “I’m going to learn something from this situation” instead of reacting in hysteria and calling up ten of your friends to complain?
What if, today you chose to look at the good in your life instead of what’s not going to your liking?
And just, what if, you complimented others instead of criticized, just for today?
What harm would that do?
What kind of a day could it be?
What kind of attitude would you have?
Change starts within us. In our heart. We must have a heart transformation so we can put out goodness with others and ourself.
Start the change. When you change and handle life differently than you have been, life changes, you change and others around you change.
Come on, give it a try today.
Ask yourself, “what if today, I take myself out of it (what I mean by that is, having things go the way you want it to suit yourself), and go with it?” What if right now you make the decision to act lovingly?
I encourage you to let this be your goal today. As you encounter the day, keep the “what if I choose to act this way (a way that uplifts and encourages) instead”, in your mind and ask yourself that question and put forth the action on it.
You have nothing to loose and a pretty serene day to gain.

Happy “what if” day to you!  :D

 

Happy Day!

Happy beautiful day to you :)

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul” Psalm 138:3

Ahh yes, He did. Friends the day I came to the end of myself and cried out to God, was the day my life turned around. That was over 15 years ago. God has opened so many doors and I have walked through them. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d be where I am today. Talk about receiving boldness & strength, I have faced things I never thought I would get through. All honor and praise goes to God. Without Him, I can do and am nothing.

Know that wherever you are in life, God will meet you right there. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or haven’t done. Our God is a God of second and third and fourth (and so on and so on) chances.

Reach out and take His hand, He will take you places you could never ever dream of.

I hope this day is beyond happy happy for you! :D

A Good Day Indeed

“Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for his friends” -Jesus in John 15:13

Yes, no greater love. What kind of God is this??? There is no other God that has suffered, that has loved, that has given grace as this one true God we serve- Jesus. No other god who has been through and experienced what we also go through and experience in this life. No other god has humbled themselves to our level so He can relate to us and meet us where we are. There is and never has been any other with such grace, mercy and love. True, true love.

Ahhh, friends what a magnificent God we have.

Thank You Jesus for being the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and shame. Thank You that You have interceded on our behalf. Thank You that You loved us so much to lay Your precious sinless life down for us.

And on a little personal note, Lord, thank You that I do not have to sacrifice any animals in place for my sins. PHEW! Yup, giving gratitude for that today! I don’t think, no, no, no, I know in fact, I could not sacrifice an animal. :D (haha)

As we go through this reflective day, as well as our  everyday’s, let us remember there is no greater God than this. This God Jesus, is the real true God, the real deal, the one true loving God who loves you like crazy and there’s nothing, absolutely nothing you can do about it ;)

I hope you enjoy this amazing song by Casting Crowns.

Have a blessed day!

Shattered Pieces

March 6, 2014.

The door slams behind him in the night hours. We stand there in half disbelief but also in a state of belief that we are to face yet again the hurt and pain that comes along with this.

He’s gone again. Bags packed and without a word, gone.

There I stand, hurting and numb from watching him go. How can this be? How can this be happening again? What happened to his plans of date nights and his re-commitment and promises to love and never leave again?

My heart shatters once again.

I am left alone again to gather the pieces of my heart, my life and my family and try to move on one day at a time.

Who does this? I can ask, “why, why, why?” to no avail and get no answers.

Life. Addiction. Cunning, baffling. Hurtful. Destructive.

I will tell you something;  “Charm can fool you, beauty can trick you but a woman who respects The Lord shall be praised” Proverbs 31:30. This is who I am. A woman who respects and loves The Lord with all her heart and I always will be. I am the leading lady, LADY, in my life. Yes, I am.

Another chapter of life has opened up.  Piece by piece my heart will mend and God will restore it all and more for me and my family. In the meantime I will praise Him.

Today is shattered pieces, tomorrow, God’s glory.

It’s One of Those Days, ahhh One of those…

Hello there blogging world, social media world, facebook world, whatever world you’re in :D

I just wanted to say, it’s one of those days. You know those days where you are feeling sooooo incredibly grateful???!!! Yes, one of those days!! :D

I am overflowing with gratitude and feel so so blessed. I am so grateful for my life, for my husband, for my kids, for my friends. So so so grateful! I just can’t stop saying, writing it!

I feel as if I’m bursting at the seams with joy.

Wow, what a difference life is when we DELIBERATELY make an attitude change. When we deliberately change our thinking. When we deliberately change how we perceive life, people and ourselves. Ahhhh, what a feeling. Treat life well and life is good to you. It all begins with us.

And that’s all I gotta say today. I will be on my way and enjoy this God given day.

Thank you to all of for reading. God bless ;)

Today’s Post

Alrighty, here’s another video by moi ;) hehe

I just “love” the cover frame that was chosen. haha

I hope your day is beyond magical for you!

Enjoy friends :)

It Doesn’t Matter

Hi there!

Friends, I’m here this morning to say, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done in life or where you’re at in your spiritual journey. God LOVES you like crazy!! The amazing thing about God is that, He knows us! He knows what has happened to us, why we do the things we do and what makes us “tick”. He knows our hearts. He knows us deep down inside. And even after knowing all that, HE LOVES US LIKE CRAZY ANYWAY!!!!! WOW! :D

Please know, God is reaching His hand out to you, He is closer to you more than you can imagine, even if it doesn’t feel like it. He is there.

I read this scripture (Psalm 139:1) this morning and I could not help but be so overwhelmed with it. I was so taken back as I reflected over my journey and how God has loved me through it all. Even when I was at my worst (and that was pretty bad).

Know this today, He knows the depths of your heart, He knows your pain and where you’re at. It doesn’t matter. It simply doesn’t matter!

Wherever you’re at in life, call out to Him. Ask Him to fill you. Ask Him to replace the darkness with light. Ask Him to help make you willing. There’s no need for religious prayers. God wants to hear from your heart. Call out. Say what you feel. He’s there for you. Always.

And on that note, I’m going to put on some music and give Him so serious praise!! The great thing about God is, He doesn’t care how I sound (and let me tell ya, God did not give me a talent for singing hahahaha) You see, it doesn’t matter, He will love it anyway, just as He loves you, and you, and you, and yes, even YOU!

Hugs to all of you and my hope is that this day is filled with such goodness and serenity for you :D

God bless ;)

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Change it up And Give It A Try

Ok friends, I have a little experiment for you. I’m going to write out a saying and then we are going to change it up a bit ;)

Love is patient, Love is kind, Love is not jealous or conceited or proud; Love does not demand it’s own way. Love is not irritated and Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love is never glad about injustice but Love rejoices whenever truth wins out. Love never gives up, Love never loses faith, Love is always hopeful and Love endures through every circumstance. 1Corinthians 13:4-8

We all know that one? It’s a goody eh?

Ok now here’s the experiment. In all the places you see the word Love, replace it with your name. Re-read it and say it out loud. Try it.  Now, try it with your spouses name. Yeeesssss, come on now, try it. Replace Love with your spouse or partners name. Ok, ok now try it with your children’s name. Say it out loud. Feel it. Even if it doesn’t feel like they are those things. Are we all those things? Maybe sometimes. Lets aim for this today. Re-read over the scripture today and replace Love with your name and those people’s names that are in your life. In my opinion and my own personal experience, until we start to change our thinking of ourselves and others around us, life stays the same.

So go on, change it up and try it for today. What do you have to lose? ;)

I’m going to change it up for us to read now:

I am patient, I am kind.  I am not jealous or conceited or proud; I do not demand my own way. I am not irritaed and I won’t keep a recordof wrongs. I am not glad about injustice but I reojoice when truth wins out. I never give up, I never lose faith, I am always hopeful, and I endure through every circumstance.

Friends, this is in us. Let us, just for today treat ourselves and others in this manner. Heck, lets treat life this way and I guarantee, life will love you right back!

Happy awesome Monday to you! :D

It’s Been Twenty Years!

Hey there friends, hope you’ve been doing better than good :)

Today  is a special day for me.  Well, December 11th marks a special day for me. Actually, two reasons it’s an extra special day.

Ok the first, today makes twenty years Rob and I have been together. We met at a subway station at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto, it was a very cold Saturday afternoon. We met at 4:00pm (I won’t tell of all the details of how we met, you can read that in my book) ;)

I have been reflecting over the past twenty years and boy oh boy, what a journey it has been. To be honest when I was speaking to Rob this morning I totally forgot what the date was. We had an awesome conversation this morning reminiscing together of the past holidays we celebrated and we were getting all excited about Christmas and how much we enjoy spending Christmas morning with our amazing kids.

Today I am so grateful for this day and for the past twenty years. I have come to accept the struggles we have endured and the lessons I have learned along the way as God’s way of cleaning me up and growing me up in Him. I am so amazed at how God has made such goodness come from hard times. Depending on how I choose to view things that have happened in my life determines how my life will go and how much joy and happiness I choose to have in my life. No doubt journeying these past twenty years together have brought with it much hurt and pain but it has also brought so much repair and healing. Today I choose to see that and live in that goodness. I am grateful to God everyday for my husband because through our struggles I have looked within myself and have uncovered so much that has healed my heart and most importantly I have humbled myself before God and turned my life to Jesus.

Rob, it’s been twenty years. I am blessed to have you in my life and I thank you for all you’ve done for me and our family. I would not want to be on this life’s journey with anyone else. I love you to the moon and back and then some ;)

Another reason this day is special is, the proofs of my book came in today!!!! I am beyond thrilled! I haven’t opened the package yet. I’m waiting for my husband and the rest of my family to be here before I open it. I want to share this experience with them. My parents are coming over as well. :)

I thought it was so funny that the proofs came in on the day that marks twenty years of meeting my husband. After all, it was the start of what lied ahead. A journey neither of us could have imagined. A journey that lead me to God. A  journey that has healed my broken spirit. A journey that grew me spiritually. Had it not been for this day twenty years ago, my book (I like to say it’s mine and Gods book) would not have been written and it certainly would have not shown up here today.

Thank you God, thank you Rob. Thank you kids and thank you my fellow readers for all your support. I pray God showers His blessings down on you always :)

Have yourselves a spectacular day!

Ciao for now :D