Posted in Growing through Prayer, Love God Greatly, You Are Forgiven

You Are Forgiven-W1D1

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” Is 59:2 kjv

Well, let the gut check begin. (sarcastic voice) Throughout my life I have always wondered or felt that I was all alone. I’ve asked myself why does it feel at times that my prayers are wasted breaths on the wind. Yet, I have not truly looked within myself to get it right. I know that I have done somethings that are not right, treated people unjustly, and talked bad about people. Is it right? Absolutely Not but I have done it.

There are some things that I have done that I am sooo ashamed of. At times I may feel as if I have gotten over them only to be reminded of it a short time later. It’s funny how things are brought back to remembrance. It could be a smell, a sound, a word, and just a wayward thought. But I know within myself that I have been forgiven by God but I must face the woman in the mirror, to forgive self. Oh, Man, now thats the kicker, facing the woman in the mirror.

The person that I see in the mirror, can’t be lied too. She can’t be told off and walked out on. Though I may try, it can’t be done. In the end, she is the one who really hold the keys to my relationship with God. She can make or break it. Why, you may ask? Well, it is because she is the one that enables me to work upright and in the righteousness of God.

Be blessed,

JRLL ❤

Posted in Thought of the Day~TOTD

Vegan Life

Well, I can officially mark off trying #SpiralsDiner in Fort Worth, Texas. A co-worker and I went while out during a day of training. It was GRRRREAT! (Tony the Tiger voice) Anyone that really knows me, know that I like to try new things. I first heard of this place on YouTube. So I placed on my ever growing list of want to do’s. 😉

The service was a little on the slow side but I will give them the excuse of the lunch time rush. The decor was very eccentric and I liked it. It was out of the box and I enjoyed every minute of it. The food was good. On a scale form 1-10. I would place the food 8. My sandwich was good but the pasta salad not so good.

Posted in Community Pool, Prompts and Challenges, Relationships

Letter from the heart

Dear Sis,

It was great seeing you after such a long time. It has been too long and we must agree to never allow so much time to pass in between us. It seems as if a lifetime has passed without us having some form of contact. You know it doesn’t take much to drop a line, pick up the phone, or send up a smoke screen. :-l I know, I know, you are probably thinking like ‘all of that works two ways.’ You know what? You are absolutely right. It does but my pride has been in the way. The heavy weight on my chest that grips me with every attempt to correct a wrong or just trying to make things right. But I have made a decision, that no longer will I be weighed down with the tomfoolery.

My heart groans at the very thought of not being able to talk to you or see your smiling face. So from this moment on we can’t pass each other like to ships in wind. We can’t. Do you agree? I hope so because I don’t want to live without again. Do you remember when we would sit around after school day dreaming about all of the big things we were going to with our lives? 🙂 I do and we use to have so much fun. How we were going to go off to college, join a sorority, and live it up. Oh, the good old days but here we are. A gaping hole of time sitting between us like dead weight. So what do we from here? Sit back and act like nothing has happen? Rekindle our relationship? Or just keep doing what we do? The ball is in your court. I hope that we can begin a new and restore our relationship.

Love you always, Sis

JRLL ❤

Posted in Community Pool, Current Events, Just plain interesting, US of A

A white man asked this black woman to help tackle his racism on live TV. Her response was incredible. — Fusion

Screen Capture / C-SPANDuring Sunday’s broadcast of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Heather McGhee, a black woman who is the president of the public policy organization Demos, was presented with a surprising and difficult question about race from a caller. His question, and her response, have produced an unexpected viral sensation. “I was hoping your guest could…

via A white man asked this black woman to help tackle his racism on live TV. Her response was incredible. — Fusion

Posted in Current Events

A trending drawing depicts burkini ban double standard — Fusion

The burkini ban is out of hand and one illustrator broke it down in a simple drawing. ‘My Blind Brother’ is going to be funny, but awkward. YouTube Red launches its first romcom, made by millennials for millennials.

via A trending drawing depicts burkini ban double standard — Fusion

Double standards…Most Definitely.  It is not right for those who choose to not exploit their bodies to be subject to such disrespect.