Day 150: Romance Me


Who is she?
What does she like?
Who does she like?
What does she want?
When does she want it?
Where did she pivot?
Why did she evolve?
How would you know?

When was the last time you spent any time learning the answers?

Your relationship with self is a mirrored image of your relationship with God the universe.

If you rely on others to cultivate your worth, what happens when their view changes?

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Day 365: I Dare You


There is no dream, goal, idea, person, relationship, job, or career worth losing your identity over.

Lost is painful. It seeps into the crevices of your heart. It waffles over tender memories. But pain lessens over time and in some cases over distance. Give the emotion an opportunity to dissipate and yourself the opportunity to heal.

People would miss you even if you feel they wouldn’t. Besides, the biggest loser is the one convinced they have nothing left to lose… You!

Prove your greatest critic wrong. One more time.

I double dog dare you!

Signed the Voice You Should Be Listening To,

Antithetically You

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HSCM Segment 4: Where there is smoke, there is fire


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I began the Holy Spirit Confession Moment series about nine months ago. Initially, I had the intention of running it for a consecutive six weeks.  Almost immediately after completing the first’s week edition, my heart became heavy. My mind began to twirl and my soul began to rise up. I had no choice, but to set the series aside for a while.

Ezekiel 1:1

 1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar, that the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. (NKJV)

During the course of the next nine months, God continued to speak, the Holy Spirit continued to guide me into all truth and all knowledge. I listened through some rough times. I listened through some heart wrenching times. I listened and did my best to move myself out-of-the-way. My attempts were successful. I spent time listening, observing, and staying alert.

Then on August 15, 2014, my soul awoke and I experienced a new level in the understanding of God’s Holy Spirit as it relates to God’s omnipresence concerning my life’s journey.

Yet, I still could not fully release my gift to write openly. I posted old writings in an attempt to continue my goal of posting daily. Eventually, I stopped posting altogether, until now.

In order to open up my creative juices, I began looking for meditation materials. I found a series of audio books and listened to them faithfully for several weeks. I felt myself becoming more centered. I felt myself lifting up and lifting out. Yet, I still felt it was not time to write. However, the meditation materials helped. I began to enter what I can only call the third heaven regularly. I would fall into a deep almost trance like sleep. During these experiences, I would see faces of people I knew and people I did not know. At times, I would hear voices and full-blown conversations. At other times, it would just be a deep sense of peace. I would awake rejuvenated. I liked this renewed sense of peace feeling, settling in my life.

Revelations 3:20-22

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (NKJV)

Last Tuesday around midnight, It was cold here in Dallas. I had just finished talking and having a cigarette with a good friend of mine when we each went our separate ways. Him headed home in the cold Fall weather colored by freezing rain and slick streets. However, I was not quite ready to go back inside. Thus, I went to my car for another cigarette before I returned to work surrounded by the heat flowing from my car vents.

Out of nowhere, a deep sense of impending danger fell over me. A name shifted through the atmosphere. It just so happens, it was the name shared by both my friend (from earlier) and my partner. Accompanied by the name were words.  One word in particular sticks out in my memory now, accident.  I attempted to wash it away.  As I battled internally, the Holy Spirit spoke to my inner spirit while I listened to music and smoked my cigarette. I do not recall interceding outwardly. I simply smoked my cigarette and returned to work filled with an odd sense of foreboding.

Not too long after returning to work my friend sent me a text he was stuck in traffic due to the bridge being blocked by black ice a few counties from his home. Government road officials had been called out to clear the roads, but in the meantime, he and all the other anxious travelers would have to wait it out. Before we concluded our call, I asked him to text me when he arrived at home. The impending danger still sat in my heart. Concerned, I continued to work.

A few hours later, I felt unusually tired and sought the comfort of my car for some rest. I set my alarm to awake me at 5:00 am.  As I slept, I entered into a trance sleep. I awoke to my car filled with smoke and the distinct smell of burning wood. I knew consciously my car was not on fire. I recall stating the same out loud as I drifted back to sleep. A few minutes later my partner called me, there was a fire in our apartment building. As I sat in my car, gathering the pertinent information, I thought upon the experience I had only moments ago. You know, “are you alright?” “Is it our apartment building?” “Is it our apartment?” As she confirmed, “Yes, I am alright”. “No, it is not our apartment building, but the apartment building next to us”. My spirit calmed inside. We spoke for a few minutes before we decided I needed to come home.

I calmly turned off the car and proceeded back upstairs to sign out for the rest of my shift. I sent an email notifying my manager and said goodbye to my co-worker. I returned to my car with a new sense of peace and awareness for the power of the Holy Spirit within. I picked up my cigarettes, pulled one out, located my lighter, and calmly pulled out of the parking garage. As, I drove home, I listened to the Holy Spirit. There was no panic. There was no sense of urgency. There was nothing, but a sense of acknowledgement for the God I love and the Holy Spirit within.

I arrived home about ten or fifteen minutes later to find seven to eleven fire trucks in and around our apartment complex. My partner had already informed me I would more than likely be unable to get close to our building due to the fire trucks. It still did not stop me from trying. In any regards, I eventually parked two buildings away and joined my partner in her car. We spoke about her experience.  We spoke about how she had just recently fallen to sleep. We spoke about how I knew, because I had messaged her about thirty minutes before the fire started. We spoke about the normal things of life, including, she needed to go to the bathroom, but we had not been given the go ahead to re-enter our apartment, and about her shock at being woken by loud knocks upon the door in the wee hours of the morning.

Eventually, I approached our building and locked our door after surveying our intact apartment. I returned to the car still unable to share any of what I am writing now. How could I… I thought, I was still in the moment. We spent the rest of the morning with her mother as I sat in both peace and awareness. Once back at home with my partner asleep, I sat in my living room and read a book my mother had given me several years ago. I pulled the still cellophane wrapped book from under my center table. Pulling back the cellophane, I opened the book and began reading. It felt as if God himself was speaking to just me. I went to sleep in peace. When I awoke later that evening, I thought to myself, I will write this account down, I will tell this story, but not today.

At work that night, I spoke with my friend who discussed being stranded on the road earlier that morning. He spoke about the multiple accidents in front of him. One of the accidents included up to twenty-three cars. His car and life spared. As he spoke, I recalled the encounter with the Holy Spirit earlier that day and all that had transpired in the last twenty-four hours. I smiled and I listened to my friend’s account of his eventful morning. When it was over, we entered the building and I promised him I would tell him all about the fire, but he would have to read it here, on my blog, once it had time to settle in my spirit, in my mind, and in my heart.

Job 28:20-28

20 “From where then does wisdom come?

And where is the place of understanding?

21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living.

And concealed from the birds of the air.

22 Destruction and Death say,

“We have heard a report about it with our ears.”

23 God understands its way.

And He knows its place.

24 For He looks to the end of the earth.

And sees under the whole heavens,

25 To establish a weight for the wind.

And apportion the waters by measure.

26 When He made a law for the rain.

And a path for the thunderbolt.

27 Then He saw wisdom and declared it;

He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out.

28 And to man He said,

‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,

And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”

(NKJV)

I have only recounted my experience and my understanding, because it is all I have to offer. Normally, I would offer some form of conjecture, but it feels unnecessary and totally inadequate.

Stay blessed and know God is real.

Day 263 – Meditation Series: Peace


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Peace is not found.  Peace is given.  God provides peace and all things peace produces.  If you are lacking peace then find the gap between God and you.  The circuit reconnection will energize you.  The energy will restore your peace and God will produce the fruits of the restoration.

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art on the Green Side of Dublin, Ireland


Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

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The theme for this week centers on defining my understanding, interpretation, and overall ideal of a “Work of Art”.    In the words of Michelle W.,

 

Art is everywhere, though: in nature, in architecture, in literature, and more. It’s anywhere we see beauty and meaning.  For me, it’s in food. The creativity, forethought, and care that went into this beautifully cooked and plated lamb dish takes it from ‘dinner’ [sic] to ‘art’ [sic]”

 

Michelle W., I concur.

I am guilty of devouring my food more often than not through the lenses of my camera or smartphone well before fork meets plate.    A true culinary artist can have a lasting effect upon my synapses. Their culinary strokes across the plate captivate my inner spirit.  Just remembering the tasty delights within this post, I arise with fork and knife in hand.

Yes, food is a secret pleasure of mine.  The canvas of edible ecstasy below lives on far beyond the last bite.  Join me in viewing heaven on a plate from my time in Dublin, Ireland.

 

 DSC03624Three delicious wheat crust squares topped with tender salmon – sliced to perfection, and a sweet dill sauce paired with a pint of Guinness black lager

 

DSC03620Cheese and beef croquettes paired with a fresh leaf salad, horseradish sauce, remoulade sauce, and fried potato squares.

 

DSC03626Ireland’s take on shrimp scampi served with a French baguette

 

DSC03788Grilled Flank Steak, balsamic vinaigrette salad, potato puff fries, and sweet dipping sauce

 

DSC03802Key Lime pie dressed with three raspberries in cherry sauce

 

DSC03803Lemon custard pie with raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and dressed with swirls of raspberry sauce.

 

DSC03836A chocolate molten cake served with fresh orange-vanilla whipped cream and an orange wedge (Picture 1)

 

DSC03837Chocolate molten cake (Picture 2)

 

DSC03906A warm cup of cream of potato soup topped with parsley and fresh cream, simply divine.

 

DSC03990With a lascivious glint across my brow, I satisfied my hunger with this truly salacious work of art.  A slice of roasted pork butt, served alongside slow-stewed plums and cherries, mashed potatoes, and finished with a single apple slice.  This was truly a heavenly experience.

 

EYHCS, clicks the submit button, wipes mouth, hears the small rumbling from the bottom of her stomach, and leaves the keyboard in search of the Philly cheese steak calling her name.

I bid you adieu and Bon Appétit!

 

 

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Day 122 – The songwriter says, “I Give Myself Away”.


Biggest Part

The heart says, “So others will know you as I know you”.

 

 

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Day 100 – God Sent Me an Angel


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God heard my heart’s cry and sent an Angel just as my soul predicted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 95 – The Battle


Conflict

People are constantly at war. 

Win the battle by leaving the battlefield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 93 – Love


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Welcome the emotion, but realize the logistical nature of the parties involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Confession Moment #3 My Thoughts (Ranting): Father of Michael Sam Says NY Times ‘Twisted’ His Words | Nightcap


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I need to be honest.  If I am to grow into who I am called to be then living outwardly and openly is my key to Freedom and the path to my rewards no man can bestow. 

As a woman, who has been in a living and loving 14-year relationship with the love of my life, holds breath for a long time, did not want to be labeled different.   By the way, that still has not changed, the inability for some people to expand their thinking outside of their tradition socialization of unproven theories can be challenging even for the star quarterback (I know he’s not a QB, btw – just an analogy). This is Texas after all, football terms are a commonality most of us can agree on, most.  

My understanding of the Creator’s omnipotent forethought allows me to recognize it is in my differentness, I am uniquely crafted for a specific purpose. More on that another day.  

This is my substantive rant on the ubiquitous dialogue happening around the water cooler, in the elevator, throughout a myriad of social media platforms, and on every news station we have here at work.  Really, this is quote newsworthy un-quote!  Indoctrinating a culture to feed on itself, that is news! This, this is overrated and overdone for me!

Now, I love my football, and when the story released, I must have asked four or five times, “…but, is he any good!” among the chatter of “is the NFL ready”.  I don’t know about you, but I keep hearing and seeing confirmation in the universe of the same, “it doesn’t matter if you are ready … get ready, because some things have got to move!” *hands suitcases over, you know what to pack and what to leave behind*

Why are so many of us (universally) condemning a man for his inner thoughts?  I imagine most parents at that moment of preconception think, just let them be “perfect”.  Somehow, hoping this will shield them from a world of hurt, when in actuality whether you are perceived as perfect or imperfect, the hurt will come, just packaged differently for who you are and what you must overcome to reach who you are created to live out.

While my mother loves me, I know it breaks her heart to know, my brothers have it easier. Even if, in their easiness, they suffer more for being a part of a normalized view of ordained relationships.  It is in these moments that I think, sometimes out loud and sometimes inwardly, “who do I follow that during their time, were also perceived as abstract to a normal depiction of who the universe believed they should be or would be”.

Though, I be lifted up, I am with you always even unto the ends of the Earth.   I will rest with you.  I will comfort you.  I will give you peace in the midst of the storm.  Better yet, there’s even greater news than all I’ve told you before, you can achieve transfer of the same power according to your faith, because it came amidst the absent of my physical interaction with you.

Perhaps, what we should be questioning is, ‘what are we contributing to the universe that causes others to fear for the safety of those they brought into being?”

Conviction should always be internalized before dishing it out externally.

Day 31 – Sustained


KitchenGo where you are being feed.

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Day 24 – Time


Time

Today is a great day to spend with yourself.

You might learn something new.

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