Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Just wanted to throw out a couple questions that are crucial at this time in history.  My personal responses includes 'food for thought'  what are your thoughts?

Who or What determines your moral compass(views,values,beliefs)?  For me, it is my upbringing and the word of God AKA the Bible. 

What about alliances?  Who or what determines the types of friends you choose, associations you join, place of worship?  For me, it is my values, upbringing, expectations,  input from a trusted source, and research.

What or Who can persuade you to change your values, beliefs, views ?  For me,  anything contrary to the word of God cannot, and by the help of God will, not persuade me otherwise. Are you aware that enemy has very subtle ways of stealing our allegiance from God?  In every way, the enemy tries to turn God's perfect plan into imperfection and trys confuse God's people.  If he is unsuccessful, he will use anyone he can in a subtle way, it may be someone of influence, who is generally respected and liked to cause a shift in opinion, beliefs and even allegiance. 

I am convinced that it is not a good idea as  bible believing Christians to support, endorse or  form alliances with someone whether through friendships, or political support, who's beliefs principles and convictions are openly out of line with God's word.  We are currently living in a time in America's history where the following phrases  "One Nation Under God" and  "In God We Trust" are being challenged in ways that are making these phrases null and void.

Have you ever heard the term that the truth mixed with error is a lie?  For illustration:  An apple tree will bear 10 different species of apples if you water it daily and ensure it gets adequate sunlight and fertilizer.  This statement is obvously false botanically incorrect, I have never heard of an apple tree or any tree for that matter bearing different species of the same fruit.

As stated before, the bible is the basis of my beliefs and values as a Christian. If you are not sure what you believe or not sure where the bible stands on one of the most controversial issue in this election; Research the following texts and decide if you are with God and his perfect order or Man made order:

Genesis 2:21-23
Romans 1:26-27
Leviticus 18:22
Revelation 21:8

Who's side are you leaning on?  

Friday, October 12, 2012

God Favors Me....# 3

I thank God for His continued mercy, grace, protection, deliverance and FAVORS that He displays in my life.  Hence the name of this Blog 'Highly Favored' 

I thank God for having the opportunity to experience the joys of motherhood.  I have two sons. Though I did not personally conceive them and give birth to them physically,  I have been blessed to be a part of sharing in their growth and everyday experiences which include both the good, pleasant and lovely as well as the not so fun experiences as well.

I am the 'God mother' of two remarkable boys. 

Son  #1

Isaiah was born in 2001. We share the same birth month April. He was and still is handsome and sweet as ever.  His mom and I were friends from middle school through high school.  I would take him on the weekends ever since he was about 8 months old.  He enjoyed going to Sabbath School on Saturday morning and learning and interacting with the other children.  when he became about 2-3 years he would cry if we were late and he missed the children's activities at church.  I know people tend to exaggerate the qualities of people they love but in this case there is no exaggeration to say that I am honored to know and be apart of Isaiah's life who is so obedient, respectful, intelligent, loving and kind.  My mother loves him to death and she often refers to him as "A Gift from God."  People would ask her, who is this and she would say, " This is my son, a gift from God."  he got so use to hearing that phrase that there were times where my mom would say, this is my son and forgot the Gift from God part, he would tap her and say, Mama....remember I'm a gift from God and she would say oh yes...this is my son, a Gift from God. 

Both my mom and I love Isaiah very much and we are so honored and grateful to be apart of his life.  Isaiah's mom contemplated having an abortion when she found out she was pregnant. She had an appointment set and her bag ready. Her main reason was that she was afraid of her mother's response if she found out.  I begged and pleaded with her not to and told her that I would pray for something bad to happen to her if she did. I am so thankful that the holy spirit worked on her heart and she decided against this horrible decision.  I can go on and on and on about the experiences we have shared with this blessed child but all I will say is that he fills my heart with joy.  He is now 11 years old and though he does not come over as often as when he was younger, every opportunity I get I counsel him on making the right choices with friends. We talk about drugs, peer pressure, school/college, career choices, promiscuity, predators, Gods Love etc.

Son #2

Josiah was born in 2011 in my birth month April.  His mom and I became friends in College while pursuing our undergraduate studies. Josiah's personality is spunky, energetic, loving, and a quick learner. At 18 months Josiah communicates better than any toddler that I've met.  He communicates clearly and says hungry, sleepy, Yes, No (appropriately), He says Thank you for anything you do for him without prompting.  He is a unique character. 

I am so honored to be involved in his early development and I feel so privileged to be apart of his life. He is a point of prayer in my household as he has a very strong willed personality.  My mom and I are privileged to help his mom grow him in the way of the Lord and I look forward to seeing what the future holds in store for Josiah.

My Prayer

Lord, I thank you for bringing these precious boys in my life who will one day become honorable men.  Thank you for allowing me to enjoy the pleasures of motherhood in grooming, nurturing, loving and caring for Isaiah and Josiah. I pray that you will continue to use me to be a positive instrument in their lives. Please continue to help me help them be well rounded and they will grow to know you and love you.

I am Highly Favored..