Poor Poor Me

Being poor is an attitude. Get in check with yourself and start counting the blessings you do have instead of blaming others and always “looking over the fence” at what someone else has. Sheesh, I was reading some posts on Facebook this morning and people will go off on having a hard life or being financially poor because of Toronto’s new mayor or because of what someone has done or didn’t do. This kind of living is hard on yourself and it keeps you stuck and unhappy.

Get up, show up and put on a right attitude. When your thinking is poor, so is your life. When you act poor, so is your life! No doubt people have hard times, I’ve been there but I decided I’m not going around looking at what I don’t have or constantly say, “I’m broke, I’m broke” No, it’s time to change that stinking thinking and it’s time to stop acting poor! Now today is a new day, wash up and put on a new attitude! Your life is now, stop waiting for your external world to change before you change your attitude and outlook on life. And let me tell ya, if you have kids guess what? they are watching and they are hearing it all. Do you actually want them to grow up feeling poor? Nope not me either!

Come on friends, lets pull it together, lets claim our life back and start living rich, start living fresh, start living well!

Happy attitude check day to you ;)

Dare To Dream

What are your dreams? Do you even have any? Do you live life day to day waiting for the weekends to get here or for the day just to be over with? Are you caught up in the hustle and bustle of letting life live you?

I dare you friends, dream a dream! Put a goal in front of you. Dream a BIG dream. Let it scare you.

We need motivation and that does not come from our outside world, that comes from within us. It comes from wanting to achieve and succeed in our life. It comes from working towards something bigger than ourselves.

How do you get a dream?

Let me ask you, what would your perfect day look like?

Say, ten years from now, it’s your perfect day, what would that consist of? How would your day start? What would you be doing and who would be there? Go on, let loose for a minute and let your thoughts get away with you. What would it look like?

God did not create us to live a life of mediocrity. He sent His son Jesus so we may live life in abundance. I always say, life is an action word. We need to put action into our lives and live it! So come on now, what are your hopes, dreams and goals? And most importantly, what stops you from achieving them? I know, I know I’ve been there too, fear, financial issues, time, the “can’t be me” attitude, the busyness of life, and whatever else excuse we throw in there to stop our own selves from going after the dreams and goals we have in this life. Listen, God did not place those dreams and goals in us if He had no intention of helping us reach them.

So, how do you go about getting some dreams and goals if you don’t have any? I suggest writing down all the things you’d like to do in this life. yes write down even those crazy out of this world ideas. Go on write them down!! Now, divide them up and for each one put a little action plan in place. Ok for example, lets say someone wants to travel the world helping others less fortunate but they don’t have the money to get started. They can start off by writing their dream to travel to places where the need is great. An action plan for this would be this person can start off by helping those in their own community first.  Most importantly, be sure to see and read your dreams and goals list everyday. You get what I mean? Let your dreams and goals be BIG and BOLD.  Some may come to pass and others may not but that’s not the point. the point here is, having dreams and goals gives you passion for living and motivates you in life. It keeps your mind focused on  reaching those dreams and goals and keeps you from wasting your precious time worrying what others are doing or not doing. It places your energy where it counts and where it matters.

I had a dream and a goal to write a book. Guess what? It came to pass :)

So go on now my friends, dream your dreams and live life with passion. We get one chance at it, make it count!

And  for all you parents out there, would this not be a great example for our kids? Do we not teach them to go for it in life? Lets do the same. We were created for great things, own it and live it!

God bless <3

For You And You And You…Yes, Even YOU!

May we all get to this point. May we all learn to believe it and accept this truth.

You my precious friends, are redeemed. WE ARE REDEEMED!

God bless you this wonderful Friday afternoon ;)

Teen Mom To Teens Proud

For being 17 years old and growing up in a world that seethes with objectification of women, I am soooo pleased and soooo extremely proud to share what my youngest daughter Rebekah wrote as her base for the monologue she preformed at school. I am sharing this with her permission :)

 

The pressure put on women to be perfect in our society today is an  outrage and is unacceptable. Society has put out an image towards what the perfect sexy girl is supposed to look like. This consists of large boobs, a big ass and a tiny waist, perfect face, long hair, and for some reason a virgin..  I don’t know who decided or when they did, that women have to save themselves for the perfect man or be called a slut or easy but men go around taking a certain special v card from women and wave them around to their friends like trophies. Women have been pressured so much by so many people to be the perfect girlfriend or wife, we have to cook, clean, tend to their significant other and keep our mouths shut if we feel a certain way about anything to avoid a fight or to avoid coming off as  controlling or annoying. Speaking of annoying, clothing stores are annoying. More specifically WOMEN clothing stores are annoying. Everything is either half shirts and booty shorts to a tank top creating the illusion that its actually believe it or not a dress!! Sweat pants are made as tight as leggings now to show off your body, i haven’t been able to purchase a regular cant pair of sweatpants that make me feel comfortable because if women want to be comfortable MAKE SURE YOU FLAUNT YOURSELF DOING IT because that’s how society wants us to dress, clothing stores sell us clothes that men would like to see us in and we buy them because of all this pressure to be sexy desirable women  to gain acceptance in society.

Wow eh?

I’m very glad she see’s past this superficial expectation. May we as parents instill the good morals and protect ourselves and our children from this. Happy parenting :)

Falling In Love

Thank you Cornerstone Church for allowing me to use your space to share my message :D

Thanks for watching friends <3

 

Five Minute Make-Over

It’s one blessed morning. I’m feeling grateful for the rain and wind today. I’ve lit some candles and I’m enjoying my time in Gods Word. Had it not been for Him, I would not be able to enjoy the peace, serenity, quietness and overall blessing of this time. He has changed me.  He has given me a new heart. He has given me a new life. God did this for me and He can, and will do it for you too. The catch here is you need to be willing to give up your ways of doing things. Your ways of living. What are your ways? Do you even know? Until you hold up your ways and compare them with Gods ways you will not know the difference. Most people see this as a jail sentence. It’s not. In fact, it’s freedom. Freedom. For those who know me deeply and personally can testify to the difference in me.  And I can boldly say, I live in freedom through Jesus Christ. When you decide, or get disturbed enough with yourself and life to make a change, we dig deep, our eyes are opened to ourself. We see life in a new way and want that peace and happiness in the midst of trouble. Friends, you can only get that through God. In this world you will find your pleasures and instant gratification of self indulgence but let me tell you, it is temporary. Once the hoopla fades, you’ll be out seeking something bigger and better and this cycle will continue and continue until you come to the end of yourself and surrender to Him. Jesus Himself says in John 15:5, “apart from Me you can do nothing”. I’ve had to learn that the hard way and that’s ok for me because what I have found in Him is no comparison to any thing that this world has to offer me. Im living, breathing, standing today because of Christ and nothing else.
My prayer for you today is that you get yourself a copy (if u haven’t yet) of Gods Word. Forget all you’ve heard about Him through religion and school and church and get to know Him for yourself. Start with just five minutes a day, I suggest you start in the book of John, and start reading. Just read and read. Don’t try to pick it apart or figure things out. Just read and let it soak in. I can guarantee you will feel, you will see, you will breathe, and you will live better.
Don’t just do it for one day, I challenge you for one month, ok how’s about two weeks? Take just five minutes and devote it to reading Gods Word. It WILL change your life.

That’s all I gotta say today. Thanks for reading. And my hopes is that you will take this challenge. Honestly, what do you have to loose?

Take It

I’m on holidays this week and I’m outside enjoying this hot summer weather although I just finished saying to my dog Oliver that I feel a chill. Go figure it’s just about 30 degrees Celsius and I feel a chill.
Anyway, I made my second cup of coffee and grabbed a new magazine I picked up from Wal Mart, actually I picked up three. You know they have the three magazines for ten bucks at the cash out? Yup gets me all the time. Well I’m sitting here and I’m in complete serenity and bliss. Why?
Because today I am able to take time for myself and enjoy it. Years ago I always thought myself unworthy to take time for myself and was brought up with the notion of that being selfish or a “bad” thing to do. Took some getting use to but let me tell ya, I surely enjoy it!
It makes me a better person and a better spouse a better parent and friend. We all need time to ourselves. That is one thing I really encourage mums I speak with to do, take a daily time out for yourself especially to you young mummies out there! We all need a refuel, a re-charge a time to connect with ourselves and God.
When we keep doing and doing and doing, we get frustrated and irritated and life becomes a burden and truthfully it’s our own fault. I was like that and I’ll be honest I can get into that tail spin of crazy at times and I need to stop. Like this beautiful morning I’m given. I’m out in my backyard with my coffee, magazine and my dog Oliver. The birds are happily singing and I’m taking in the blessing of being able to rest.
I challenge you to make a time each day just for you. Go on try it, it’s so beneficial for our health and serenity and out relationships :)

Happy day to you my beautiful friends <3

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