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Your Word Lights my Way

With all my heart I have sought You; do not let me stray from Your commandments. 11I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O LORD; teach me Your statutes. Psalm 119:10-12a

Psalm 46:1-2a-Memory Verse

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear.

Refuge:a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.

Lesson

If we read the Bible and it will give us hope, love, protection and provide for us what we need.  We just need faith to believe that! The Bible is the Living Word. It is God living in us right now!  No matter what we go through or where we are, God is living in us through the bible. We read it and we know Him, feel His love and He helps us by giving us what we need through our reading Him.(His Word)  Reading the Bible is like Jesus talking to us and telling us what to do.

Prayer

Dear Jesus,

I want you to come into my heart and save me from my sin.  I want to be yours and know you by reading your word and keeping it in my heart.  I love you! Amen.

*lesson taught to my littles at our weekly Bible Club

Free Books

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Book 3, “Jesus Had A Bunny” is in production. It will make its debut this year in 2020. It tells the Easter Story in a way that helps children understand. I can’t wait for you to read it.

Stay tuned for more exciting things happening! I can’t wait to share them with all my fans!

Why I Stopped Praying for my Future Husband

Two years ago, I started feeling attractive.  (What?) A nice gentleman and I started talking and I felt that I might be ready to get married again in the near future.  He used the words, “Godly Wife”. So I started reading Proverbs 31 and following groups on Facebook and Instagram to figure out what that even was.

Being a Christ-follower, I spoke to my Heavenly Father first.  I remember making this big long list of things I wanted and didn’t want.  I put it under my pillow and prayed over it every night before bed. Then I started following this group that taught me how to pray and what to pray for a future spouse.  It was great. I read the scriptures and prayed the prayers for a year. It became hard. I became obsessed and confused thinking I was already good enough and ready. Asking, “When is my time? Why not me?  Is he the one?

I even took a really good paid course on becoming and finding my future husband.  The course work was hard because it made me dig deeper into my prayer life and who my Heavenly Father is and how becoming “the one” is just as important as finding “the one”. My long list became a short list.  My short list includes: God, Protector, Provider, Lover and Best Friend. It was a great course. I’m glad I did it and I recommend it.

But like I said, I became obsessed.  I thought about it all the time. I wanted it to happen when I wanted it to happen and with who I wanted it to happen with.  I would just look at a guy and say, “Maybe he’s the one.” I would even look for a wedding ring.  

So I decided to close that season of my life because it took me away from who I am and who I want to be.  I hadn’t worried about what my life should look like or who I should be with for a very long time. I have God and my family, a career I love and a wonderful purpose given by God.  I am complete. I was making a mountain out of a molehill. I was creating chaos in my peaceful life. Worrying about things that are out of my control. So no more praying for my future husband.

If God blesses me with another someone, then I will wait and let it be a surprise.  I love surprises!

What If Mary Said, “NO!”

During a BIble Club meeting at school, I was talking about the birth of Jesus and the days leading up to His birth. I was telling them about how an angel came to Mary because God found favor with her and He wanted her to give birth to His son. She accepted and became the Mother of Jesus.

Luke 1:26-38(NIV)

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

All of a sudden, I thought, but what if Mary said, “NO!”   What if she refused? What if she hesitated? What if she said, “Not, now Lord!” What if she said, “I’m not the one you’re looking for.” What if she didn’t feel strong enough or able or loved?  What if she felt dirty or unwanted, unworthy or insecure?

What if…………………………. Where would our Savior be?

I thought about all the times I said, “NO!” to God.  All the times I hesitated. All the times I feel that I’m not the one or unclean or unworthy.  I thought about all the opportunities I have missed for God. I thought about all the things I put before God and what He needs me to do.  I thought about all the people who are lost and need Jesus and how much my story can heal and help other people grow to know God more. I thought about who He created me to be for these children who so desperately need God and his love. I thought about how I need to change my mindset on Him and not worry about what I can’t do, but what He can do through me.

I spoke this message to these children just this way.  I offered them HOPE through knowing who God is and what He can do in their lives regardless of who they are and who they think they are.

God is REAL.  He is the one true living God!  He is waiting to use you and fulfill His purpose in your life if you will just say “I am the Lord’s servant, May your word to me be fulfilled!”  Thank God Mary said, “Yes!” Our Savior is born! Happy Birthday, Jesus!

If you do now know Jesus as your personal Savior, Please pray this prayer:

Jesus, I believe you came to Earth to save me from my sins. I confess all my sins to you and want you to come into my heart and be the Lord of my life.  I love you and I want you to lead me into the purpose you created me for. I am your servant! Thank you Jesus for loving and wanting me into your family.  In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

Welcome into God’s Family!  We are so glad you are here! Angels are rejoicing in Heaven right now of your homecoming! Praise God!

Happy Birthday to your new birth in Christ and Merry Christmas!

5 Ways to Set Goals for 2020

  1. Write them down in a journal, notebook or whiteboard.
  2. Give them a timeline and stick to it.
  3. Hold yourself accountable by telling someone you trust to help you stay on track.
  4. Speak it into existence daily.
  5. Pray about it constantly. God hears you and He’s working on helping you achieve your purpose.

Any goal you set is achievable if you are consistent, persevere and have self-discipline. I’m so proud of you!

Goal Crusher

I am a goal crusher. I have set many goals my whole life because I wanted certain things. Even more when people have told me I couldn’t, shouldn’t or wouldn’t.

I completed and did well on the first two components of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher! I have two more components to complete and crush!

I have 6 or more goals into play right now simultaneously. These goals are things that are important to me. They affect me and others in a good, positive way.

I am so thankful to God for creating me to be His daughter led by Him for His purpose in my life. He loves me so much. I am grateful and thankful everyday for His provisions, guidance, love, and trust of what He has given to me to do in this life.

I use my life to create world changers just like me. As a Teacher, I create them daily by speaking positively into young children. I teach them social and academic skills to move them into the future. As an Author, I create them by reminding everyone that they are created on purpose, for a purpose of their very own to share with others. Creating, encouraging and inspiring make me very happy. I love to share those things with others. These, are those things that make goal crushing so easy for me.

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged, inspired and prayed for me. You are true friends of mine, even if we have never met. I am grateful and thankful for you! Please continue to do so. I am always in need of prayer. We all are!

If you are creating goals, working on goals and have accomplished goals, know that I am very proud of you and praying for you as well. Let me know what your goals are. I am excited for you and all your accomplishments.

For those who are thinking about goals you want to accomplish, consider doing these things:

  1. Write them down in a journal, notebook or whiteboard.
  2. Give them a timeline and stick to it.
  3. Hold yourself accountable by telling someone you trust to help you stay on track.
  4. Speak it into existence daily.
  5. Pray about it constantly. God hears you and He’s working on helping you achieve your purpose.

Your goals begin with YOU! If You believe it, You can achieve it! It will not be easy, but it will be Worth it! I Believe in YOU! So go Crush some Goals!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

It hasn’t been that long,

I don’t know what to say.

But it’s your Birthday,

And I feel sad today.

I usually call to sing,

But you’re no longer there.

You went to be with Jesus, 

So it’s a little hard to bear.

I know you’re having fun,

In heaven, it’s the place 

To be with all our loved ones

And see them face to face.

We miss you here, especially today

On this day that you were born.

But we know you’ll have much more fun

Even though our hearts are torn.

Happy Birthday, Daddy

In heaven, one sweet day

We’ll see you again and have a party

And be there with you to stay!

Loving written by Lola Brooks (his daughter)