1 Peter 4:7

1 Peter 4 7Satan, we, who are called by God as His beloved, yes – We are gonna pray your kingdom down.

The great, and good, thing about OWN’s Greenleaf series is Shirley Caesar’s singing of “Satan We’re Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down” So distinct is the song that I have the video bookmarked on my cell. Shirley Caesar is truly anointed with a voice designed to glorify our Lord.

Please note that I am not endorsing the viewing of Greenleaf, but the theme song of the series literally gives me chills every time I hear it. I’m moved by its rhythm:  Marching,  An army standing strong, Singing a bold declaration of not what needs to be done, but what we are doing:  Satan, we are gonna tear/pray your kingdom down!  I sing along. I, too, march as I am reminded that The God of peace will soon crush Satan under our feet. Continue reading →

He Reigns!

I heard this song this morning and my heart rejoiced in God’s goodness, His warmth and tender mercies.  I lifted my hands in praise to an Almighty God, a faithful God. He who says, I will do ALL that I have promised you! All God’s children singing Glory, Glory, Hallelujah – He Reigns, He Reigns.

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1prayerMay your spirit be filled with great joy this day! May your worries, anxieties and fears be cast upon the cross. May the fire of your faith be stirred up and may you stand strong as the cedars of Lebanon.

May all God’s children sing Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, Yes –  He reigns. Let us make a joyful noise unto the Lord! No rock shall praise God in our stead. Open our mouths and fill it with praise.  Let all God’s children sing Glory, Glory! In Jesus name, we so pray! Amen.

What I Learned From My Mom

Just listening to a program on 102.9 KAJN-FM, Crowley, LA (one of my fav radio stations) and the hosts of the program Family Talk are bantering back and forth with tell-tale stories of their moms. Their storytelling got me to thinking about my mom and mother’s day.

My mom is in her eighties: vibrant, beautiful, fiery, polished and a little ‘streetish’. Our relationship is interesting. I am the elder of three kids:  our relationship is love, tolerance, high strung, emotional, and borders on the side of something I really can’t describe. I know my mom loves me. Even in the hardest periods of our relationship, I always knew and felt my mother’s love and support, and I am reminded of scripture that reads,Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.” It is a commandment with a promise.

My mother cleaned other people’s homes for a living and boy, did she clean well. To this day, I cannot replicate the perfection in which she makes any bed. There is never a wrinkle to be found on any bed my mom makes – not in the sheets, pillowcases nor bed coverings. She taught me to clean, and to be clean. We Louisianians have a saying, “Don’t eat everyone’s food; don’t eat at everyone’s table.” A lesson learned from my mom – if you wanna know if someone is clean – check out their stoves and their toilets: a clean person will have a clean stove, and a clean toilet. I taught my children the same, and I pray they teach the same to their children.

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The Grace to Let Others Be

Happy Weekend to you and yours! I am still praying for rain for a good number of lakes and rivers in Texas are less than half full. Please continue to pray with me for rain.

I must say that this T&P is more for me than anyone. My most recent prayer has been for God to change me for I have been convicted of needing some modifications in my being. Friday morning, after praying, I opened up Charles ‘Chuck’ Swindoll’s book “The Grace Awakening” and found myself reading Chapter 8 “The Grace to Let Others Be”. As I read, I had to laugh because my God is faithful, (He always gives me what I need) I just didn’t think He would speak so directly to me, so quickly. Continue reading →