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Neicy’s In sight
Well we are 3 weeks away from Christmas and I’m so excited about it! I’m still wrapping gifts, but my shopping is pretty much done. I started early October. We are having out of town guest who has never been up North before so this is going to be so much fun, I have lots of fun things for us to do and places to show them, I just hope “I” can keep up and withstand our winter weather. I’m also looking forward to the New Year coming in. There are just so many things I’m looking forward to in the year 2014. I don’t make resolutions, but I’m hopeful for things that I’m praying about. I can’t believe how fast this year went by, and to think my grand daughter will be turning 8 yrs. old next summer wow! well I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year.
“Seek, and listen to God, for HE will teach you and guide you through the obstacles of life!”
Good Morning, the above statement was spoken, and given to me via the Holy Spirit in a dream, I was talking to some people who were in a child like state of mind in other words babes in Christ and as I was speaking to them I could see them maturing in the spirit, and they were being renewed in their minds, body, soul, and spirit because the word spoken was life, giving new life to those who were receiving it. God is wanting us to come up higher in our knowledge of him, of his kingdom, HE is speaking to us in visions and dreams we as the people of God need to really pay attention and get focused in the spirit, and not of the world, make it a point to tap into the spirit realm of God, he is speaking and HE will lead us into all truths as well as the blessings he has in store for us. Amen!
Hi Ladies, I hope you all have been doing well. Me? I’m fine just dealing with life as it comes, my family is great working hard at staying afloat of things. But God is good! My hubby commissioned me to go shopping yesterday for my grand daughter’s Christmas gifts, this little girl really, really, has no needs other than clothes because she is outgrowing everything lol, but he insist on buying her a few toys well not really toys, but games for her Nintendo DS/3D system and she wanted this Hello Kitty duo clock radio, CD player, and a couple of those kits that makes and decorates head bands and other stuff.
Whatever this little girl wants her papa, makes sure she gets it, man I wish I could move him on some things I want like she does lol. He is a great hubby and grandfather. I’ve also been busy writing in my book which is coming along wonderfully. I went yesterday looked at some Christmas trees but didn’t purchase one yet! One of my friends from Georgia is planning to come be with us for the Christmas holiday and I’m so excited,she says she has never been up north before, this will be her 1st time to Michigan and she and her daughter will be coming my hubby and I are so excited. She is originally from Alabama, but moved to Georgia 2 years ago, I only just met her this summer while there visiting my sister and we clicked instantly. She is a friend of a friend and he brought her to my party when he came, she is a sweetheart.
I am so looking forward to her visit, so I’m prepring the place for her and her daughter and looking for things to get the place all festive for the holidays and for their visit.
We are mistake-makers. It is part of being human. Every day, more accurately, every hour, we err. Whether in areas of judgment, precision, or skill — individuals forget to read an entire report, overlook a deadline or rush to the next task without first checking their calendar. In short, we are error-ridden folk. This we have in common. The difference lay in how we handle our mistakes and how we respond to the transgressions of others. Do we write people off, cut them from our life (personally and professionally)? Or in the midst of the heat, do we look for some way to salvage the situation and thereby offer a lifeline to the offender?
As people prone to creating tangled webs of problems (intentionally or not) we have a decision to make. On this barely subconscious level, each person decides whether to offer someone the benefit of the doubt or not. In short mental steps of succession, we've already judged and juried another's transgression or we've offered forgiveness. Depending upon the person who has harmed us (or our project, objective, feelings or ego), we decide. How we determine to lend some measure of compassion or grace is generally a multifactorial proposition. Did we enjoy a good breakfast? Have that second cup of coffee? Was the ride to work uneventful? Did our inbox contain the messages we anticipated? Or none of the above?
Seems petty, doesn't it? Too often we further compound one mistake by meting out added layers of punishment simply to make a point. People generally feel bad enough after making a problematic issue larger. On a practical scope, dredging up an individual's shortcomings does nothing to solve the problem. It's just that it comes so naturally to be critical of another's failings and we're so good at blaming.
Instead of believing the worst about another person (doesn't matter much what they did or didn't do), try extending the benefit of doubt. See how that person responds. Extend trust, both in terms of being able to right the wrong — and by expecting better results for the future. Watch what happens. Individuals who are aware of their shortcomings are already feeling defensive, on the edge, and ready to do battle — in their mind, it's me against the world.
So, a strong offensive stance is required here — offer pardon, grace and some gesture of confidence in their ability to do better. The final word on trust — none of us deserve it, but there's no one who doesn't cherish it and then attempt to live up to another's higher expectation. It's a win-win situation for communities, for businesses, and for families.
A few closing words on trust.
"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough." Frank Crane
"Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him." Booker T. Washington
"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust." Samuel Johnson
The next time (and it will be soon) someone wrongs you in some way, take a few minutes to consider the judgment you are making and the blame you are assigning. Are you expecting perfection? How would you like to be treated after your next blunder? Giving others the benefit of the doubt makes the world a better place for everyone.
Just as I had posted my blog yesterday, about being done with my sisters. I go to bible study thinking it was going to be our normal bible study session with spoken word from the bible and then the Q & A session. Prior to me leaving to go I prayed and asked God for direction in what to do about the situation concerning how I was feeling towards the hurts I’ve received from my sisters for so many years. I had thrown my hands up giving up on them as my sisters. Ok so I get to church we had a guest speaker Pastor Nathan Blouse a dynamic speaker and anointed man of God. After praise and worship, my pastor speaks briefly then hands the podium over to him as pastor Blouse took to the podium he said what he was scheduled to speak he wasn’t and that there was a shift in the atmosphere, The Lord led him to speak on the heart, and hurts in relationships. I was in awe. As he began to speak he got an apple and some plastic knives and some sandwich toothpicks and as he began to speak he illustrated how over time when people have hurt us we carry those hurts in our heart to the point that we are so wounded that we begin to lose ourselves from the hurts, I tell you when he got deeper into it I began to weep because I knew he was speaking to me, I was feeling that way because of my sisters.
Well as he continued many others began to receive what he was sharing and illustrating and hearts were being operated on in the spirit, The Holy Spirit was in the building. As I humbled myself to the spiritual surgery I could feel Gods presence and I began to call out the names of my sisters when he said to name the things or people that hurt you. When I tell you as I did that I could feel a lifting in my body it was like my heart had lost weight or something I felt a lightness in my body, I wept even the more. Then the speaker began to do a corporate prayer over the entire congregation and I tell you when it was all over, I felt freedom in my spirit, that was no one but God, He always know what we need when we need it! He is truly always on time.
Life is really too short. You don’t know how long you’ll have to tell your loved ones how much you love them. Arguing, fussing, fighting and not speaking to one another because of foolish insecurities or personal issues is a total waste of the time that you have left here on this earth. The person that you may have an issue with may not even get the chance to remain here before you can get to them and make things right. So on today I challenge everyone who reads this status to forgive any and every person who may have wronged you, and you should ask for forgiveness of anyone you may have wronged. Most importantly get your life in order with the Father, Jesus Christ. For He is the one who will have the final say in the end. The question we all should ask ourselves is...What will the Father have to say about me when I approach that gate?????