Merry Christmas

2012-12-25 00.12.53Merry Christmas…Jesus is the reason for this Season!!!! An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of… great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”….Luke 2:9-14
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Christmas 2012

christmas 2011Since Christmas is two days award what is Christmas really about for you and your family?

Growing up in a family of fifty plus Christmas has always been a challenge for us, so my Bigmama (grandmother) started a tradition that would allow everyone in the family to receive a gift from a Secret Santa.  So, every year someone in the family host the Family Christmas Breakfast. The hosted family cooks an immaculate breakfast with all of the trimmings and then one of the children in the family plays Santa Claus and passes out the Secret Santa gifts. It is always excited to see who picked who name and what that person has given to them as a gift. Well, this Christmas my Bigmama has place a $10.00 limited on the gift one shall receive from their Secret Santa, she calls it a Charlie Brown Christmas which will be exciting to see what people can actually get for $10.00. In a $10.00 gift you really have to put some thought into what a person really wants or need for that matter. Since our family is known for traditions I decided to start one of our own. After Christmas breakfast my family and I will be feeding the Veterans at Maderas Restaurant in Los Alamitos. I want my children to understand that Christmas is not just about receiving gifts and how many gifts you are going to get. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. I want my children to understand that everyone is not able to have a roof, food, running water and clothes on their backs but by the grace of GOD we have these things and we should assist in giving these things to others who are in need.  So, for the Christmas I ask you all what will be your gift of giving?

Blessing Beginnings

hard timesGood Morning Yall, yesterday I had a rough complicated day. After running yesterday with my kids and dropping them off so they can skate for two hours, I started my journey to pick up my better half and all was fine until we got half way home and we caught a flat…OMG!!!! All I could say is Thank GOD he was in the car with me as we caught this flat and I was not by myself and on top of this flat our children are still at the skating ring and need to be picked up in eight minutes. OMG what am I going to do. So, I called my #1 Scherrice and as always she comes through, eventhough she was stuck in bed sick as alley cat she sends Valencia her #1 to pick up my kids. Thank GOD for my two emergency contacts, GOD could not have put two better people in my life. Now, today is a new day and we need three new tires and my ree and veehusband says,” when it rains it pours but I know when times gets hard GOD is working on a annoiting favor” and I said “as long as we dance in this rain together GOD will pull us through bigger and better. All I can say this standing in the rain might be hard while it raining and you might get soaked but stand in

 

FAITH and watch how you sparkle once the rain is over and all dried up!!!!

2 Corinthians 5:6-7 So we are always of good courage. We  know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we  walk by faith, not by sight.

Morning Beginnings

Blessing Beginnings with A Curvy Girl

I have been dealing with getting right by GOD for a while. I remember the life my husband and I had before I lost my job three years ago. We both had great jobs with a nice income coming in and my husband use to say, “Shawond I remember when we use to make this amount of money and now we make this amount. Who would have gracethought that we would be making this amount of money?” After listening to my morning inspiration I come to the realization that I really need to make sacrifices before I come back into making that kind of money again.  This morning I made a sacrifice that I did not know I would have to make and hurt my mother in the process. My mother and father of 34 years are renewing their vows in Las Vegas this month and I had to inform her that my family and I would not be attending. My mother was so hurt but I have to get right by GOD. I could no longer sacrifice the blessings that my family and I have to make someone else happy, no matter whom it is.  I can remember when we were bringing in a nice chuck of change into our household I would juggle our finances so we could do things I wanted to do but we never made the right scarifies to do those things. I would pay some things late in order for us to do things we could have done later. We were living paycheck to paycheck instead of saving to play.  All I can here in my ear is GOD speaking with me about getting my finances in order to be blessed with more finances then I can count. If you can’t manage the money you are blessed with now how will you be able to manage the money you are about to be blessed with. So I say to you all out there are you getting right with GOD are there some things you need to sacrifice to receive the blessings you are asking GOD for????  

 

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

 

Blessing Beginnings

Blessing Beginnings with A Curvy Girl

I try to make it a point to listen to Steve Harvey motivations every morning and this morning he was speaking about Don’t ever get tired of doing the right thing. I knew at that moment he was speaking to me. I have been unemployed for about three years now and I have been applying for positions left and right and have not gotten offered a position and last night was a night that I broke down because to me no matter how praying handsmuch I pray I haven’t seen a change. After listening to Steve this morning I knew that I cannot stop doing the right thing and that is DON’T YOU STOP PRAYING AND ASKING GOD FOR THAT JOB THAT WILL GIVE ME A FAVORABLE INCREASE because  I know GOD has a plan for me. I declare that GOD has a great plan in my life. He is directing my steps and even though I might always understand how I know my situation is not a surprise to GOD. He will work out every detail to my advantage in his PERFECT timing everything will turn out RIGHT….Joel Osteen. I made a promise to myself to ever get tired of doing the right things by staying in FAITH and knowing that GOD will bless the work of my hands.

James 2:14-26 KJV

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Victoria Soto she’s a Hero

This is Victoria Soto, and although I didn’t know her, she is my hero. I don’t know too much about her, but I know a lot of people who do know her and she’s ama…

zing. Victoria was a Stratford high graduate and only 27. She was killed today after shetragedy hero hid her first graders in closets and cabinets and told the shooter they were in the gym. He killed her and not one of her children were harmed. I have never been more proud to be from Stratford or to be a teacher. God bless Victoria, her family and friends, and all of those who were involved today in anyway. Victoria is a true hero.