Monday, May 25, 2015

Serenity Prayer

I think we can all agree that no one is perfect, besides God.  Everyone has a story to tell.  Everyone probably even has a deep dark secret they've been hanging onto.  Maybe you have even kept things to yourself in order to protect the people you love.  There are things in life that you may not be proud of; things you wish you had done differently.  Once a decision is made and acted on, it can't be taken back or undone.  There may even have been times in life when you may have felt like you simply had no control of a situation and no matter what you tried to do to make things better, it didn't make a difference.  It's times like this when we start to feel deflated and maybe even unworthy.  That's when the only action worth taking is turning to God.  Ask for His forgiveness, and the forgiveness of others. 

The ability to forgive can be very difficult, and unfortunately some never do.  Always remember though, that we are all human, we all make mistakes, and we all have to answer to God!  He is the one in control, not us.  We can not control what someone else thinks, feels, or does.  We may not understand why they did what they did.  We can only control our reactions. 

What can bring us peace though is when the truth is finally out in the open, acknowledged, and forgiven!   And what's even better is when they have asked YOU for forgiveness; true forgiveness and acknowledgement of what they have put you or your loved one through.  We know nothing can undo the wrong.  Yet, it's the recognition of what you felt and went through as a result that can change the future!  Until that time, know that God is by your side and He will get you through everything!  When you need His support, always remember the Serenity Prayer!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peak of the draft  book cover Kelly and I are working on for my soon to-be-published book, Signs from God! This project has truly been God driven and I can't wait to share it with everyone! Currently, the book is in the proof-reading stages with a few beta readers before official editing begins.  Lots of progress is being made.  I'm learning so much, and I am so excited!

Thanks to my husband, Tom, for all his patience as I spend most of my spare time on this writing adventure.   Thanks to my mom for being the Wind Beneath My Wings, who's inspiration and strength is the backbone for all of our writing.  Thanks to God for leading us and making our dreams a reality!

My Epiphany

For those of you who have not been following me on, I wanted to bring you up to date with the epiphany I experienced back in January.  After several weeks of dealing with a tragedy in the family that ended with the passing of my beloved aunt, my life seemed to be changing for the better.  The week after her death, I found a new Church.  During my very first visit to the Church, I felt like I was home.  I finally found a Church where I felt I belonged and I envisioned such great things happening with this Church.  For the rest of that week, it was as if God were speaking directly through me and has been directing my every move.  It was as if I were floating through the day in total awe.      

Before I started work one day, I was having my quiet time, when He put in my head to reach out to the Sykesville Online Community (SOC) for support in following His lead.  A while back, He gave me the idea to put together a book of 'Signs' from God.  I have been receiving signs for a while, as many of you know, and have recently been trying to gather signs from my contacts in hopes of building a compilation of stories to put into a book.  About a month prior to this day, I had the idea to put the post on the SOC, but I brushed it off since normally its my nature, believe it or not, to be more reserved.  It was January 30th when I realized, 'that idea' was His voice in my head telling me to put my post out on the SOC.   So I listened this time and took His lead, and the outcome was breathe-taking!  The outpouring of love and support I received had me so overwhelmed that it was pretty hard to concentrate on my job with the flood of pings and notifications I was receiving.  I couldn't sleep that night.  I was so excited to start gathering all of the feedback before I stood a chance of losing it.  So, I got up and back on computer at 3am and started disecting all of the messages. This was a day that I will treasure forever, and am dedicating my first book, Signs from God, to the town of Sykesville for answering my prayer and allowing me to follow His lead yet again!

I am so blessed for the new contacts I have made on this journey so far.  I owe this all to God, for it is He directing my steps.  I truly believe "Signs from God" is the start of a great future and a walk of a lifetime with my mother as we continue our dream of documenting her story sharing the 'Miracle' she experienced in 1980, in her autobiography "A Mountain to Climb" followed with a sequel ... "My Mother's Story"!  It is our time and He is making it happen!!!