Skip to main content

Mother's Day

   It never ceases to amaze me at how God's love for us becomes evident through other people. We go through life with walls up, not letting anyone in, afraid of getting hurt; and eventually that mentality closes us off to the possibility of beautiful friendships and relationships. Sometimes we must step outside of our comfort zone and become vulnerable in order for God to move and show up in our lives, confirming that we are not alone.
   Yesterday was Mother's Day; a touchy day when thinking about my own mom, but an otherwise beautiful day when dealing with my children and understanding how blessed I am to be a mom myself. We recently moved to a new place and didn't really know anyone, but we were invited to share  Mother's Day with a woman from my church and her family. Not knowing what to expect we went, looking forward to the fellowship and some time out of the house. It was funny because I'm that mom that feeds her kids before going somewhere so they don't seem like they've never eaten in life before lol. Those of you with teenagers or pre-teens understand where I'm coming from. When we walked into this kind couple's home, we were greeted with a beautiful long ornate table full of food; more food than anyone could ever eat, even starving teenagers. After her youngest grandson, 5, blessed the food, her entire family made us feel like a part of their family, as we joked, laughed, and had some very interesting and encouraging conversations. It wasn't until I got home that I began to think. We all enjoyed ourselves so immensely, what if we had allowed ourselves to be closed off from that opportunity? The opportunity to have communion with fellow Christians. When you look up the definition of communion it states that, communion is the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level. Jesus communed with His disciples before He was crucified. We understand the importance of that communion, but we have to remember the example He was setting for the early church and for us as well; to commune with one another in remembrance of Him.
   Let's not be closed off and too busy to commune with one another in the Spirit and love of Christ, but let's learn to open our hearts and homes to those around us, sharing a meal, and praying for one another. You never know whose life you will deeply touch, as mine was last night. Thank you Miss Debra and Mr. Patrick for your love and hospitality, may God bless your family richly for all that you do.

Blessings and love to all Mother's,

Popular posts from this blog

Walking in Your Destiny

I've often wondered why I am here, and being a believer in Jesus Christ, it is more imperative to know and try your best to fulfill the destiny you were created for. I have always believed to some degree that once a person fulfills their destiny that they are called home. This theory is no respecter of persons, with children and even newborn babies fulfilling their reason for being created. This is also one of the reasons I am so against abortion, that these un-born babies never get the opportunity to fulfill their destiny. It was a painful journey even for me, to come to this realization; after losing my first born child to a genetic disorder I was unaware I had. She was a full term still born, but her life and death forever changed me and it was through losing her that I came to truly know Christ as my savior and His Holy Spirit as my Comforter. Often we try to decipher why God has placed us here and what we are to do to please Him. I hope that what I'm about to share gives…

Fulfilling Your Destiny

A friend of mine is struggling with finding the perfect job. Something that they don't hate waking up to every morning, and would actually give them a sense of purpose. My advice to her was to look at her gifts and try and do something that would fall somewhere along those lines. I think what most of us struggle with when it comes to work, is finding something that motivates us beyond it's monetary reward. This holds true particularly for someone who can't keep a job, or changes jobs very frequently. God has given every human two things, besides the immeasurable other gifts, talents and purpose. As humans if we can tune our minds into God's radar and think about what gifting or talents He has given us, then we would understand how to fulfill our purpose.

I think that when you do what you are called to do, God honors that and increases you in that area. Now that doesn't mean you won't ever be met with challenges, but it sets you up for greater success in overco…

Stir Fry Anyone???

One of the easiest go to meals in my house is Chinese food. I know, I know, most people see making homemade Chinese as intimidating and difficult; but honestly when you have a shellfish allergy you pretty much have no choice. My options were to learn to make it myself or give up one of my favorite cuisines. Taking the Chinese food away from a New Yorker is like taking away chocolate. It won't kill you, but it definitely won't make you happy. So when I realized I could no longer eat commercially prepared Chinese food I set out to learn how to make it myself. That being said, there are a few fundamentals you need to know about Chinese food. The first thing is don't be afraid of the ingredients. The basic flavors in Chinese cuisine is ginger, garlic, green onion, sugar and vinegar. marinating meats in any combination of these things is going to give you some pretty tasty results. The second thing is if you don't have a fish allergy, don't be afraid to try something ne…