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  • Whats on your heart today?

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    22 posts, 12 voices, 614 views, started Aug 4, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 by Angela 'Cocco' Williams

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      Today Im overwhelmed with the favor that God keeps showing me. Not everything is the way I want it to be, but when I look around I just cant complain. There is always someone who is worse off than me.

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          Angela 'Cocco' Williams wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • No matter what is going on around us.
          WE ARE STILL BLESSED! Remember that our lives should be a reflection of our God who is strong and mighty. Virginia  I can understand how you are feeling today and first I want to send you a big squeeze and kiss. I love you and my heart is connected to yours. I believe that we evolve just the way we are suppose to with the good and the bad. BE where you are in your feelings. Feel them, think about them, cry, yell, ponder your thoughts and then deal with them and glean the wisdom that comes along with this experience.  I encourage you to remember that we must walk by FAITH and not by SITE. We can not see with natural eyes what is spiritually instore for us. This we can only see with our HEARTS. Your husband LOVES you and this hurts him too. Stand by him through your pain and watch how things change for you. Just be strong and remember this is not totally about you, but the well being of a child, the dedication of a father and the strength of a wife.  I pray for your comfort and peace today.



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          Anonymous wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Unfortunately today is not a good day.  Iam wondering if death is the answer.  Pills, drink, gun, etc.  No, not saying I am going to do it.  I am saying this has burdened my thoughts all day and still have no answer.  Just so darn depressed.  Why?  I wish I could put my finger on it.  There are health concerns, family concerns, other problems, today they have overwhelmed me.  Please, I ask for your prayers to help me make it through the rest of the day.



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          Marykrey wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • You are in my prayers, anonymous...

          I am down, and have been off and on for awhile now. I have few friends, and my daughters and I are close (they are grown) but don’t necessarily want me to be their friend...and hang out with mom.
          My 50th birthday is this weekend. I am off work for 10 days. My husband didn’t get time off,  we have the weekend off.  

          Time for me to get off the pity pot! I have a great life, great  family, great job...I don’t remember being this depressed when I turned 40!



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          Frannie1964 wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • I am overwhelmed with stress, and I am hoping that after everything Is done this week, I can go back to just being a normal person again. I am getting my upper dentures and lower partials put In on Friday and being put to sleep for that kind of scares me a bit, I have been put to sleep before, but just the thought of maybe one of these times I might not come out of It scares me. Work has been crazy, the big wigs are coming tomorrow to look around so everything has to be perfect. I had some really rude customer today who i was trying to help, but sometimes I guess you just don’t have the right answer for them cause they are bent on just being right no matter what. WHEW!  got that all out..happy



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          Angela 'Cocco' Williams wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Hi Anon,
          I am sorry that it has taken so long to get back to you, please forgive me I am having some problems my computer. I read what you shared and my heart was heavy at first, but than it began to get light. This is why. I am a believer in the PROCESS. I believe that it through our process that we evolve into the women we were created to be. I assume that you are a believer because you asked for prayer and as such I am going to talk to you.  God has given you life! It is not yours to take. It was bought with a price and worth every bit of pain and suffering. The enemy comes to kill, steal and distroy you and the way he does that is through our minds. The enemy is a counterfeit. He can not create anything he can only utilize what is already in existance. You been depressed because of things that have been going on for a while, thoughts, people and circumstances. You feel like your not capable of doing the things you want to do so you have become complacent being who people want you to be. It is because you are growing that you can no longer stay in that box that people have built for you.  It is time for you to be replanted. Your life is screaming for change and a new pot. If the enemy can get you stuck on feeling bad and depressed, the battle is almost won. Faith not fear is the key. It can be overwhelming when you dont have the answers but I want you to know that YOU dont have to have the answers. YOU just have to trust that God is your provider, healer, sustainer, battle ax, strongtower, shield and buckler, your beginning and your end and your maker of ways where there is no way. HE is and He will take care of your problems. You are in a tight place right now, but it is a good place. You are going through a pruning state and pruning hurts. It hurts because in order for you to grow and bring forth more fruit sometimes you have to be cut back down to the meat so that you can grow and grow strong. Be encouraged anon that this season is almost over for you but you must hold on a little while longer. Take courage from the fact that you are not alone. My heart is happy because I know that your destiny was designed by God and it is a wonderful one.



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          Angela 'Cocco' Williams wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Marykray,
          You have the right idea. Prayer really does change things. Thank you for responding to anon. you gave wonderful encouragement. It is always important when we can share from our own experiences. Bless you.



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          Angela 'Cocco' Williams wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Fran I love you. Dont worry everything is going to be alright. Dont let the dental appointment stress you out. You will be fine. Speak positive thoughts because that is what you want to attrack. I will be praying for you and I want you to have a cup a tea and just listen to some calm music. You can burn a soothing candle if you like. A warm bubble bath or some incents of frankensent and myrrah will calm you. Do something stress relieving for you and take as much time as you can. You deserve it and you need it.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • I hope anon found a way to make it through the day. Stay strong!



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          Linni wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • i have said a prayer for all of you.. we need to uplift each other, which is what we are doing, and i so appreciate it~

          my heart is heavy.. i have lots going on, and for the most part, i am at peace with it..there are just some things i do not want to do, and i KNOW its Gods will, and plan for my life ( to do the things im not wanting to do )
          God is so good and faithful, espically when i am not!



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          Susie Farina wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • linni i have to say i know how you feel...my heart is very heavy and can’t tell any one why... i think that makes it even all the heavier...but i know God is in control and He allows us to go throught things to teach us and to bring us to new places...its hard when you feel like God is telling you to do something and when you do it all falls apart anyway...thats when i question was it really God or was it me playing God... as hard as it is to say...but God’s will be done.



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          Angela 'Cocco' Williams wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Linni close your eyes and let God lead and guide you. It is always difficult to just trust God in some situations but if you can, you will be blessed beyond measure. Be strong and step out on the water. God is there if you need him. All you have to do is call.



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          Linni wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • i know what you mean Sue.. for me, i know it is God that has this new plan for my life..i just want to keep things the way they are. lol

          Cocco, i am letting God guide me, although hard at times, i am letting him..when i say hard, i mean hard because i want to do it myself! lol  

          please just keep me lifted in prayer..



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Coco you are amazing.  Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

          Okay I am just overwhelmed, trying to keep up with everything that is going on in my life and it is consuming.  My sister had a stroke back in May and I travel a lot between DC and Philadelphia and am her POA-keeping up with all of her paperwork, I am trying to begin a consulting business and thinking of franchising, working on some other personal projects that are profitable, backfilling 3 positions at work (everyone else is stressed about this except me), trying to get some rest, take care of myself medically and physically, beginning to send my nephew to college (he is registering tomorrow), contributing to a book with my pastry chef, in a class at church, helping my mom plan for retirement, and trying to find some time with friends.  It has been crazy but it has been maintained.  

          I just want to run away for a little while but we are not at a good place for me to do that with my sister going back to have surgery soon (hopefully).  Then I have some meddling family members that are rearing their heads again and what my wonderful (sarcastically so) father began, he now wants to shut off and it isn’t working out so well for him.

          I am overdue for a vacation and need to write a few complaint letters, which could pose a free vacation for me, actually.  I normally go to Hawaii, once a year and am looking to go in September or October and I hope I can do so.

          I took on tasks that are interrupting some dream projects I want to do but there is not much I can do right now.  Just keeping everyone afloat is rough.

          Just a little tired and I wake up the same way...people like you make my day.



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          Linni wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • I know God will give you the rest and comfort you need ldenise. i will keep you lifted in prayer.. just BREATHE and know we are here for you



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          Angela 'Cocco' Williams wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Idenise,
          Hello and welcome. Thank you for the blessing and thank you for the encouragament. I just wanted to give you something to think about. It is important to be there for as many as you can, but YOU have got to be just as important. Which means YOU have to be there for you too.  The word business keeps popping up in my mind and the question is what are you really doing with your BUSI-NESS? It’s kinda a play on words. Be careful of your Busy-nest! Sometimes loading ourselves down with others things and this is not all bad, helps us to forget about our own things.  Things that we need to take care of or care about. You are goal oriented and a go getter You multitask and work your best under pressure. You dont like change but will adapt if it is necessary to get to your goal. You are always second priorty and your feelings usually go on the back burner. I would encourage you to give YOU some of that energy you need it. What you are doing is commendable however you need to take better care of yourself sis. You must start that right away. You have already started to see the effects of long hours and no rest. You are no good to anyone if you are not healthy and ok. This is your greatest challenge. Loving you enough to sacrifice for yourself. My prayer for you is that you would fall under a snow white sleep and get rest and restoration you need. You are embarking on a new day my sistah and you need your strength to make it through. Be blessed.



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Aug 4, 2009
        • Thank you limni.  With all that is going on...I have a peace from nowhere else but God...He did it all and is orchaestrating all of this.  I am just moving in where he wants me to be.  Soemtimes it is just a bit stressful.

          Thank you for your prayers.



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