Sunday, April 5, 2015



Been thinking about this Life Plan question, writing this made me review my mine.  I've been feeling I have diverted from my path.

My next thought is, so "who or what" is taking my time and attention away from the course I so carefully discovered unique to me years ago?  

I came up with this conclusion.  It's not my neighbor, not my husband, not my children, not anybody or thing...IT'S ME!!!

Oh my, what a Revelation! And that thought has briers in it that sticks me when I think about it, like..Ouch! Maybe it's what it takes to get me off my backside and do something about it, because nothing feels better than walking on the path that fits you and accomplishes the reason you are here.

So what does this mean? Well, I am my biggest enemy when it comes to living in my head with my thoughts and choices each day.  Duh!...isn't that what a Life Plan will take care of?  The answer is "YES", in case you didn't know.

A Life Plan can work like a compass.  It reveals the path you take that fits you best. It shows you what you want from Life that gives you satisfaction. Most of all the fact is, what makes you fulfilled makes for a happy me!

Let's talk about your Plan and what's disrupting it.

Here's some rich thoughts that got my attention as I feel I was in a place that had my name all over it...

"Do you have dreams and goals you’re reaching for? How do you feel about your life? Are you happy, or do you have an “I hate my life” attitude?

Everyone faces problems in their life. We all have disappointments, shattered dreams, people who don’t like us, and people who even come against us. And the devil wants to use these things to discourage us and keep us from moving forward with our lives and the plans God has for us. He’s a dream thief, and if he can get you to focus on what’s wrong or what you don’t like about your life, he can defeat you.
How you think, the attitude you have, what you say and how you act determines whether you live in your problems or you move forward in the plans God has for you. Because our thoughts prepare us for action, we have to be determined to think like Jesus and agree with God’s Word.
OK,  I sit here thinking one good idea would be to go back to "first base" and review my Life Plan.

I am putting them out here for me to reread and to share with you maybe you can get help by seeing mine to discover yours.

I like to live by Priorities, what's the most important to me being first,  and so on. 

Here are the Values I have in my life. It's those things I would die for, they are so important to me. 


1. I have a growing relationship with God.
2. I value who I am as a person in Spirit, Soul and Body.
3. I have a unique friendship/relationship with my husband in Life and Marriage.
4. I am a caring Mother
5. I am in a Helping profession that guides individuals in finding Peace in Life and Relationships. 

I like to find the cause and effect of something, find the solution and get on with it, don't you?

Read the following with me, I am convinced this is our problem. If we can keep this Mindset we will overcome getting sidetracked from the things that matter:

               "The Power of Having the Mind of Christ

Until we agree with God, He can’t do anything in our life. We have to learn to recognize the lies of Satan and stop believing him. We need to glance at our problems and stare at Jesus. Then we can have the mind of Christ and think like God thinks.
First Corinthians 2:16 says, “…We have the mind of Christ” (NIV). We also have the Word of God to teach us about God’s promises for our life. When our thinking lines up with the Word of God, we are in a position to walk by faith and do what God is leading us to do.
When the devil lies and says you can’t, remember that God’s Word says you can do all things that God wants you to do through Christ who strengthens you (see Philippians 4:13). When he says it’s impossible for you to do what God has put in your heart, remember that all things are possible with God (see Matthew 19:26 and Luke 18:27).
 Make up your mind to shake off the lies that hold you back and have a good attitude. If you will, the devil can’t defeat you. Remember: Nothing is too hard for God!"
I plan on reviewing the questions I ask myself years ago that stirred me to get a plan.  They were "Who Am I?" Why Am I Here? and "Where Am I Going?"

Enjoy your personal discovery, then get on the plan that comes from you and after awhile stop and see if you have allowed something or someone get you distracted.  Don't forget that person may be you... 

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Many things have been written today and posted here and there about Easter.  I know the real meaning of Easter.... it’s when Jesus took Sin upon Himself on The Cross. 

It's when.... He corrected the error Adam and Eve made in the Garden.  It's Him giving me the right to enter my Eternal Home one day.

And, in my own personal way, I quietly humble myself giving Him my gratefulness for what He did for me.  Then I get excited thinking how Mary Magdalene must have felt when she ran to tell the Disciples, “THE TOMB IS EMPTY”. 

This makes me want to go Shout it others!   

...And....In the morning, I will start my day by singing in my heart, “Up From the Grave He Arose”, feeling chills as I experience the Truth of The Resurrection. This is really why we Celebrate of Easter! 

But tonight I......have this on my mind those sweet memories as a child, back then on 156 Claire Drive in Atlanta Georgia..

I think back to the time as a little girl the night before Easter.  Mother took great pains planning out my Easter outfit.  We would get on the bus and ride the nine miles to downtown Atlanta to shop at Rich’s Department store. 

The day began with energy but later into the day after trying on so many outfits, I got so tired and wanted to go home.  But mother would not stop before she found just the right dress with all the accessories to go with it.  There had to be a hat, gloves, and the perfect pair of socks and black patent leather shoes, I can smell the new shoes now. All those things had to go along with the dress selected. And then we would get to go home.

After arriving home, I could not wait to try on all the things she purchased for me, to parade in front of my daddy to see his reaction and to hear him sing the words, “ in her Easter Bonnet with all the Frills upon it”.  I would wait to hear him say how I looked so pretty, such approval meant so much to me as a small child...... 

I could hardly go to sleep thinking about the next morning getting to wear my brand new clothes.  Heaven forbid, if we got up and the weather had turned cold and I had to put on a coat to cover all that “Pretty”, I liked so well....

Awaking the next morning I could smell the bacon Momma was frying, getting our breakfast ready.  It was finally time to put on my Easter Outfit for that year. 

Then off to my friend Sandra’s house, to see how she was all decked out for Easter!

Off we went to Sunday school to hear the Story of Easter and maybe the teacher would pass out candy eggs in all colors.  All around the kids sat in a circle with their new clothes.  Some of the guys looked rather unhappy having to clean up to wear a tie fitting so tight around their necks that had been washed so clean the Saturday night before.  But we girls loved that day when we could proudly display our Easter Bonnets...

So in the morning as you get up and put on your Easter outfit, remember to not forget it’s not about what you wear or how you look, we miss it if we do. 

It is all about a Man Who Gave Himself that we might be Free and most of all FORGIVEN!!!.....