Eighth Day: The Heritage of Education

via Photo Challenge: Heritage   My heritage of Education is my focus eight days before Celebration 72.  I share that the formal education that I have pursued comes from my love of reading and writing.  I still remember my first grade teacher at Magnolia School and her words about the importance of being educated. I was always drawn to teachers who shared their self, soul and spirit to help me achieve my education. I keep pictures from several of my College/ Universities graduations on my Vision Board. They range from 1972 AD, 1984 BSN and 1991 MS.  They represent my love of life long learning. .20170520_164659_Burst01

The Ninth Day to Ascend and Descend

via Daily Prompt: Descend  The best time to be reflective as I descend into the last days of being #71 with the hope of ascending the celebration of #72.  I have nine days until the end of one and the beginning of the next year.  I  will start with my ascending to this point in ministry.  I accepted my calling into the ministry of the gospel in 1997 by being blessed  and licensed by the Pastor and officials of my church. I give God all the glory  as I continue to ascend and descend. I believe that God has everything in His Handsimg_0842

Press The Pink Picture And Open A Praise

via Daily Prompt: Pink    On this twelfth day of May and seventeen days before my birthday, I find myself using the first hour of the day to shout a praise.  I was looking for some pink and remembered the paint party picture done by my GrandGirlP.  She said that I was always doing breast cancer fundraisers and thought the picture might work. I added one of my favorite scriptures  and placed it above my computer. When I see it, I gently touch it and shout a praise of thankfulness. I know that I must acknowledge my joy with a praise.wp-image-1023757657jpeg.jpeg

The Best Way To See A Reflection

img_0710via Photo Challenge: Reflecting  Why do I wake at 01:17 to start a writing challenge? I did and since this is something I do frequently, I began to do some soul searching and reflecting. I am reading a quote from the devotional I published and these words of prayer reflect my feelings as I gaze up at another full moon.  I wrote, “Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the smiles, listeners, and touch. Thank You for the movement of the Holy Spirit as I know You are daily opening doors for me to step through for Your glory.” I see You!

The Bitter Cold Streets of Grief

via Daily Prompt: Bitter    Have you woke up in a bitter and biting  atmosphere? Do you sometimes have to put on your most positive pair of shouting shoes? I will think back to see if maybe it was something I ate or drunk to put me down in the pits mood.   I have now learned that every step I take is an avenue for the healing of bitterness. I will quickly jump on my treadmill or walk outside and look up to heaven with a hallelujah on my lips. The detours of hanging on to bitterness can hinder my progressIMG_1060

Sharing our Souls: An Energy Spike

via Daily Prompt: Spike     The goal of hope is learning to swing well from any kind of rope. I had this energy spike when I said I would write at least 3000 words by the end of this month.  I had a few topics in mind that had come through prompts and every day life events and experiences.  On the first day of the month, I learned how plans change as I prepared and because of fierce winds, we lost power.  I was stuck with an energy spike and the  hope for a chance to share my self, soul, and spirit. tmp_1719-1671455644