Embracing Me is an opportunity for us to connect with ourselves...learning to embrace the God within. The post that I share with you are very real. The experiences of my life (whether good, bad or indifferent) sought to develop me into a Woman who honors the God that dwells inside of me.

For over 10 years I fought against sharing my life's experiences with the world but I also neglected to fully share my gifts. You may ask why I denied myself to live and the answer is fear! After relinquishing the fear of my own thoughts as well as the thoughts of others I have decided to do and be all that God has ordained. He chose me to share my testimonies through songs, poetry, short stories and encouraging words.

I invite you to travel with me as I journey into yet another fearful place, seeking to please the Father while providing healing, restoration and inspiration as chosen. It is my hope that these words will improve your daily living.

My charge to you: Think Well. Do Well. Speak Well. Be Well. Live Well.

"For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." - Isaiah 55:10-11

Friday, January 14, 2011

All Smiles

Knowing what to do in the face of adversity is not the easiest task to manage.  Certainly smiling is not always the first option when we are faced with trials.  This morning as I reflect on past trials, current issues and future stumbling blocks, I remember the smile of the late Barbara Ann Jones (my mother).  No matter how many late nights, early mornings, extended work days or strength she had to muster in order to rear her five children; she did so with a smile that lit a dark room.  Her laugh was infectious.  Adding Mommy's smile and laughter together was a real treat. 

When I take time to think back even further, I realize that Barbara, my Mother, learned a behavior from her Aunt that I now carry with pride.  Mom use to say, "Smiles don't cost a thing and laughter heals".  So it's not odd for me to consider that no matter what takes place in my life I seek to continue the legacy of providing a smile to brighten someone's day.  I may not be able to give you the world but at least I can smile so that the world can be a better place. 

I charge you today, to smile often...It will change your life and the lives of those whom you encounter.  Enjoy a day filled with laughter...ON PURPOSE!

"A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing,
but a broken spirit dries up bones"    
- Proverbs 17:22

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