Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Site Notice for My Blog Posts...

I have a new blog site but still here at google.  The new name is "The Sacred Place of God's Grace. and the  new address is:


Make sure to bookmark it and check back when you can. Of course the people who sign up by email will receive it in their email when I post it. 

I just like to keep my writing perspective fresh and the title does say a lot. I will be reviving old blog posts as well as writing new postings of God's amazing grace.


Monday, November 2, 2015


Father in heaven, 

There is so much on my heart that I want to share. I get in the worship service, and know I need to be obedient to your voice. I know I need to worship at your altar. I am hesitant to come to the altar of the Lord. There is no  man made altar, but there is a altar in my heart as I am obedient to come forth into what God desires to do in His CHURCH. Help me to go... and either stand or kneel at your feet...not to be seen by man, but yet just one person will trigger another person to join me... I know I need to be obedient to your voice. There doesn't need to be a altar call, but only full obedience. I know you want to use me to speak words of life and hope to my church family...Help me not only to come to the banks of the river, but to wade out into the deep end and dive into your depths of your  river of worship.  I love you, for You are my ABBA! Your love is as vast as the ocean.... I surrender my whole heart of you today. I pray there is another Sunday in my life that I can be obedient to your Holy Spirit and put aside the flesh. Please forgive me for being disobedient to your voice and I hear you now.

I need you Jesus, I need to come forth to my rightful place as a heir of Christ. Cleanse me with your blood, anoint my words and my steps as I lean the weight of my personality upon you.  I trust you...

Sunday, October 25, 2015

What is Your Passion???

God has impressed on me to share about my passion for Him...

The Holy Spirit has revealed to me that  it is about much more than just going to church every Sunday. 

On the outside eye it may look like I am being religious about being at church goer. But for me it is way more about what is going on behind those doors.  There is just something about being around a group of Passionate pursuers of the  presence of God.

God has given a passion for His Presence and that is what  motivates me beyond anything else on this universe. 

The thing that besets me is that no one else in my family has that passion, and that concerns me. My prayer is that God reveals those false passions, and causes everything else to fall away. 

The fire of God cleanses me as I walk out that passion that stirs me to reach out of my comfort zone, and seek out that remnant that is resolved to get in the presence of God at any cost...

So, what is your passion and what does it drive you to do. I believe with all my heart that there is a internal key that unlocks it. What i believe that means is that what is deep in your heart will bubble to the surface, whether it is pure or impure. 

A tree is known for its fruit!  Just like what I am trying to say is that if passion for God is grated in your soul, it will come forth...whatever your passion is will surface!

Father, I pray that you reveal our hearts, turn our false motives and deep seated sins into passsionate pursuits of Your Presence deep within our hearts! Amen!

If you grow a healthy tree, you’ll pick healthy fruit. If you grow a diseased tree, you’ll pick worm-eaten fruit. The fruit tells you about the tree. Matthew 12:33 Message Bible

Where He leads Me....

Hi fellow readers and bloggers! I thought I would write a line, or two, or three....Ha!  God is moving and doing awesome and great things, new things in my life.

Back several years ago, I started having re-occurring dreams about me playing the guitar very skillfully. So, you know what I did, I went out and brought one. In 2011 one winter day I had nothing better to do so I started taking online guitar lessons. That lasted only a short season of time. I did not get really far but I did  learn some fundamental chords.

Here recently I sensed the desire welling up in me again to restart the lessons back up and I have. It has been about a week, and I am amazed of my playing in that short time frame. I was able to pick back up where I left off in 2011 and I have added strumming to my lessons. It is remarkable and I have a really good feeling about eventually playing the guitar skillfully in God's time frame. I may take 3 months to a year, but I know I am doing what I can to master this instrument.

I have put blogging on the back-burner, but If the Holy Spirit urges me to get on my blog and write I am going to follow His leading.  I haven't given up on writing that book.

I am excited about what the Lord is doing in my life. Who knows what doors will open tomorrow. I do that at times when one door opens another one closes.  I do not feel that my writing will be neglected but will flourish, in Jesus name.

I ask you to pray that my new adventure with the guitar will bear much fruit. My all-time dream is to one day be on a worship team. I can see it in the far off distance. God has given me a dream--a vision of these two gifting's to come forth in due time, and I know that they both will blossom and grow spreading into all that God has for these two talents in my life.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Rest in Peace Doreen Bailey."

     Last week I had a death in my family.  My stepmom passed away in her sleep on September 1st.  It was a shock to all of us family and her friends.  She will be greatly missed.  I did not think that her passing away would affect me like it has.  I would do anything to bring comfort to my dad and brother.  I just don't know how or what to do, but pray that the Holy Spirit would bring them peace in this time of grieving and loss.  

You are so loved and missed. There is not a day that goes bye that you are not in my thoughts and in my heart. One day we will see each other again...



In Search of...

     The Lord desires us to draw near to Him with no agenda in the back of our minds.  For a long time, I always had a lingering motive hanging around - of pursuing a calling more than just humbly seeking His face.  God wants us to dispel that. 

     The only way He can mold us in His will is if we come to Him humbly just as we are, and to just be renewed in the spirit of our mind by His Word, through the Holy Spirit.  We can rest assured with no worry, that God will work in our life, in His time-frame not ours.  

Father, touch us deep in our hearts and our minds. Dislodge our selfish carnal thinking and help us to replace it with your holy thoughts in the mind of Christ.. Amen.

Search me Oh God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
and see if there be...
any wicked way in me,
lead me in Thy everlasting way.
Psalms 139:23:24

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

You are a Contender...

     The biggest battle we fight daily is not what we think we are actually struggling with. We can not wrestle with our demons in our own power.  That will only make us feel defeated as the end result. We will want to throw in the towel and allow the devil to win the match...

     The most spiritual battle every Christian must wage every day is "contending for our faith." The enemy of our souls would like to rob us of the supernatural flow of that unfailing grace. 

     I exhort you to really think about it for a minute... In our own minds our flesh makes it seem that trusting God is so superficial and visible. But finding our faith by all means can be a very deep,  and enriching experience. We must keep at it no matter what, and really dig into the depths of our heart for it until we strike pure gold of that tried and tested Faith that comes by the all consuming fire of God... 

     Once we tap into the living waters of our faith, mercy over flows into our lives taking over, and virtually makes us unstoppable as good soldiers of KING JESUS!

     There will be times when we are just tired of trying to muster up that truth in God. We have got to hold on and dig deeper and harder to surpass all our own carnal religious thinking; and thus, forsaking all and trusting God...putting on all our full armor to protect and take up our shield of Faith that will quench all the fiery darts of hell.

     We should trust God and not trust in our flesh. Letting it rule our lives will make us very miserable. We must live in the Spirit of the Lord Jesus...walking by faith and not by sight!!

     It is a all out war but even a mustard seed faith is a trite trickle that flows out of your spirit and from your lips professing and claiming the promises of God found in the holy scriptures.

     Hold on to those promises in the Word of God and do not forget them. His Word will not fail you.  Keep trusting and believing God for that mountain moving faith that only He can give!

Jude 1:3 - Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

What has been going on? "New Journey's!"

     It has been awhile since I have wrote on my blog about what is going on in my life right now. I guess the major page turner was when I went on a road trip with my youngest son, Jeremy. I am a tad bit on the heavy side and it was doing all I could to keep up with him. (Okay, maybe more than a tad...Ha!)  

     What turned into a casual drive and visit with family turned into a major shifting in my life from where I was before the trip. I really cannot go into all the specific details, but some revelations rocked my emotions and shocked me to the core. I do go into specific areas about my life in my blog, but I cannot divulge conversations and happenings on my trip to Arkansas/Texas.  I know you as a reader will understand and respect that.  What I can say is what transpired once I got home to Mississippi.

     I have finally gotten serious with my health issues, and one of the new journeys I am on is weight loss. Since I got back from my trip I have lost a total of 31 pounds! I was fasting at first then I went on into Weight Watchers. I will go ahead and mention here that I was at the heaviest I have ever been and that is 275 pounds, and now I am at 244. I have a medium frame and my height is 5'6" if you can imagine that. My weight was very visible, and even with my successful weight loss I still have a ways to go.

     Several weeks before I left on my trip I had wrote a story on my back injury in 1990. In the midst of the time-frame that I have lost weight I had a fall, that broke a rod in my back. At this point, there will be no surgery. So all is well currently on my back situation except bending and standing for long periods.

     The last thing I want to mention is that I have taken a step out of Richard's little world into volunteer work. I am working at Animal Rescue Center in the town I live in. I work with the cats, and cleaning cat cages. Some of you may know that I have been on disability since 2002. That has not changed. Schizophrenia is a very real and daily issue that I will always have to deal with. There is a lot of stigma's behind this mental health disease. People with this illness are not in the slightest bit stupid or violent and that they are under-achievers.  If any thing my brain works overtime.

    This is where I am right now in my life. I know some of you are wondering if I will still be blogging? The answer to that is, "Yes."
Even though I have a different schedule now, I will still be seeking God to write what He would have me to, and I ask you to keep me in your prayers. I know that My Father in Heaven is still beckoning me with inspirations to write for the Glory of what Jesus has done in and through my life so that I can help give hope and encouragement to my brothers and sisters in Christ.