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Grieving a Loss

I've been grieving the loss of a very special friendship for a couple months now.  I grieve because this friendship was formed in such a special and unique way.

How do you say goodbye to a friendship so true and pure? We talked for hours on end on anything and everything and sometimes nothing.  After all these years of keeping in touch, it comes to an end.

Were you a seasonal friend?
No, I know you were not, because no matter what was going on in your life or mine we connected.

Were you a friend for a reason?
I think so, I grieve because God allows individuals paths to cross and bonds to form that reveals His beauty, purity, love and holiness.

Were you a friend for a lifetime?
Unfortunately it looks like the answer is no; this grieves me.

It's my fault, I could have handled situations differently, but didn't exactly know how so I did the best I thought to protect you and to protect me too. 

May God continue to bless your pathways and guide your steps.  May His grace and m…

Worship Service

Worship service today was DYNAMIC. Each weak we go higher and higher in praise and worship.

I wanted to post our service from last week here because it was sooooo GREAT! This week was on another level. I'm torn between which to share so I'll share both.

This Week High Praise:
http://new.livestream.com/metrosda/MAY242014

Last Week Dynamic Praise:
http://new.livestream.com/metrosda/MAY172014

P.S. You may or may not see Yours Truly ' Highly Favored' in these videos  :-)

Got to Be Dreaming

I remember as a little girl praying to have dreams about heaven; I heard about people having visions and experiences, and I wanted to "see" heaven and all the great things I read and heard about.

Have you ever wanted to envision what heaven is like and what you would like to do when you get there?

I love this song........
I dreamed of a city called Glory, So bright and so fair
When I entered that gate I cried, " Holy"
The angels all met me there
They carried me from mansion to mansion
And oh what sights I saw
But I said............

I Bowed on My Knees

Love Defined....

The inspiration for this post came from my Devotional Reading.  It blessed my soul so much I wanted to share a portion here.

Galations 5:21-23 -  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.


“After all, Joy is love enjoying itself; Peace is love resting; Patience is love waiting; Kindness is love reacting; Goodness is love choosing; Faithfulness is love keeping its word; Gentleness is love empathizing; Self-Control is love resisting temptation.” Author: Ray Stedman

'A Mother's Love' Concert

I mentioned in my last post that my mom and I were attending a concert for Mother's day featuring, Gladis Knight, Tasha Cobbs, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sap and  James Fortune.

The concert was being held at the Arena downtown and was to start at 5pm, so after having a delicious dinner prepared by me :-), we got all dolled up and ready to go.  The sun was shining so rich and bright, a gorgeous afternoon.

We did not anticipate so much traffic, apparently there was a ball game going on in addition to various other events including the one we were attending.

I was praying that we would find sufficient parking close to the Arena, and we did! literally right next to the building with parking spaces available. God is good.

There was a loooong line to enter as each person had to have there purses/bags inspected before entering and tickets processed etc.  Needless to say we arrived in our seat at 5:30 just when Tasa Cobbs was ending her song and all we heard was Brre-eak-Chain, BREAK!  You know …

Thanks for This Gift

Happy Mothers day to all Moms and Moms to be!!!!

This afternoon my mommy and I will be attending 'A Mother's Love' gospel concert featuring Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, James Fortune, Tasha Cobbs and Gladys Knight.  This is going to be such a treat, the weather is currently sunny and warm too, a beautiful spring day.

Lord I thank you for the Gift of my Mother we differ in personalities like night and day yet we are so similar at the same time.  God, I have been more than blessed by her ministry and sacrifice she has poured on me over the years.  My heart does not have enough space to sufficiently thank you for choosing her to be my Mother and to thank her for taking her responsibility to levels that others could only dream of to have in/from a Mother.  Father bless her, God fulfill her life, continue to strengthen and encourage her soul and lift her spirits to sour in your satisfaction, favor and blessings all the days of her life.  Thank you for the gift of My Mother.

A Song …

Nyam Good Food: Part I

Nyam means eat. The word originates from our ancestral roots somewhere in West Africa.  Look out for a future post on the people of Jamaica where I'll discuss who we are, our history and ancestral roots.

Today's post however is about Jamaican food!!! I'm going to talk about a few dishes and in future post highlight some pastries/deserts, drinks that are unique to the Jamaican cuisine.

The average person when they hear Jamaican food most likely thinks of Jerk, curry goat/chicken, Oxtail or rice and peas.  There is SO much more to the Jamaican cuisine and I'll take the time to highlight a few outside of this bracket.

One thing I dream about when I miss home is the FOOD.

Below are a few highlights:

Ackee:

Various sources state the ackee tree is indigenous to West Africa and was imported to Jamaica in the 1700's on a slave ship.
Ackee Tree Source:http://opm.gov.jm/symbols/jamaican-national-fruit-the-ackee-blighia…

In Spite of the Storm.....My Anchor holds

This past week has been a trying one for me. I wish this Christian journey was all a mountain top experience all the time.  Unfortunately it is not, but I pray that my anchor in Christ holds though at times the sails are torn...........Jesus help me......In spite of the Storm....