Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Power of Love

February has always been known as the month of Love! This is the one time of year that society tells us that we are to shower our husbands, wives, soul-mates, boyfriends, girlfriends, and or our significant others with gifts that represents the love we have for one another. This is the one time during the year that it is okay to openly express that love is in the air.

So what happens when the candles are blown out, the dinner has been consumed, the flowers has withered, the chocolate eaten or hidden in the refrigerator for a later time and the fine jewelry has safely been stored away. Is the thrill of this special day gone already and back to the rut and rat race of love as we know it. Was it just for show only or is real love still lingering behind, nice and steady, standing strong  and firmly rooted in communication, compassion and compromise?

As I think back about my younger personal experiences of relationships disguise as or hid behind the puffed up word Love, they have been very painful and selfish thoughts that I allowed others to impose upon me. I was always willing to give, never on the receiving end as the way God intended for love to be as it relates to how we are to treat, be treated, and love one another. Hindsight, if Love (being an action word) is to be acted upon as it is out lined in what is called the Love chapter in the Bible, (1 Corinthians 13:1-13), then let brotherly love rule and reign throughout while discrimination, selfishness, self-centeredness and hatred cease!

” Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2) And though I have the gif of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have  all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (Love), I am nothing. 3) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profited me nothing. 4) Charity (Love) sufferers long, and is kind; charity (love) envies not; charity (love) vaunted not itself, is not puffed up, 5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, think not evil; 6) rejoice not in iniquity, but rejoice in the truth; 7) Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8) Charity (Love) never fails; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9) Fo we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10) But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I though as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12) For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13) And now abides faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (Love)!” 

Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life

Out of the Mouths of Babes~My Heart Rejoice!

Waking up with my grand-nephew on my mind because it was his seventh birthday, who also happens to be my god son! He brings so much joy and laughter to my heart. One of God’s divine plans of choosing the right day to be his special day as well. Not just for him but for the joy he brings to others through his unique personality by simply being who he is. Just recently he and his brother spent the weekend with me over the New Year’s holiday, and that was when I realizes that this little fellow was a funny character. However, not to my surprise because of who his grandfather is, one of my five brothers and his mother whom both keeps me laughing when my spirits are down and in stitches when we are at family gatherings.

As I was going throughout my busy day from running to the doctor’s office, to and from various sites to get in on free income tax filing and the arduous task of grocery shopping with an impatient and restless husband (talking about shopping with child in the shell of an adult), needless to say I was completely drained once I made it home. Putting away the groceries getting something to eat and checking both the mail and emails, were overwhelming in its self. Needless to say, time got away from me and I forgot to call my babe to wish him a happy birthday and headed straight to my bed. Forget the fact that it will soon be time to shower and get tucked in for the night, I was drained and could not go another step!

Suddenly I was awaken, yes at 11:55 p.m. by my beautiful niece reminding me that I had forgotten to call my babe and did not respond to her text, ” of course not, because I was asleep, too tired for words”! By all means, I did not say it quite that way to my niece who is like a daughter who understands her auntie very well. However, the profound blessing I received when I spoke to my nephew who calls me “auntie-godmama”, was too much for words and left me in a state of reflection after hanging up from me, that I had to call his right mother back to finish the conversation and to wish her Happy Birthday as well since the midnight chime had rung and it was now her special day.

This little gift from God, when I asked him what did he want me to give him for his birthday, his respond was so unselfish and non-concerning. He did not run off a list of expensive things or gifts, big-ticket items or a lot of  things that did not make any sense. He just simply said that I don’t have anything in mind. Wow! Isn’t it beautiful to know that a simple Happy Birthday Wish was all that was needed to make a seven-year old child content and to know that you really did care. Not all of the commercial things were needed that we adults have placed around our children and in their minds to make them think that a birthday (and other holidays) only matters with gifts, money, expensive things, stuff and such, instead of the simple gift of genuine Love and a great big telephone hug. How sad in subtle ways we are guilty of teaching our children that simple acts of kindness of respect and love in this day in time is not acceptable or is not good enough anymore.

I found myself pondering upon this scripture found in Mark 13:16: “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And He took them up in His arms, put His hand upon them, and Blessed them.”

Lesson: When we begin to look at life from the innocent eyes and out of the mouths of children, it would be a better world to live in!

Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life

Angels Unawares

Upon leaving a restaurant my husband and I frequent, I received a blessing of a life time from a beautiful elderly woman whom I never met nor saw before. She got my attention by waving at me to tell me how much she admired my hair.  I could not help but notice this charming small frame elderly lady sitting alone near the exit waiting for who appeared to be her daughter at the cash register.  As I was approaching her with a smile, she returned it with in a soft sweet voice,  “your hair is beautiful”!

Once I got closer to her she repeated herself a little louder, yet still soft, ” you really do have beautiful hair, it is so pretty”, she said! I responded with a humble thank you and proceeded to let her know how much I really admired her beautiful green and pink country plaid jacket.  I could not help but notice that she was dressed just like her daughter, however she did have on a stunning fuchsia applique` cap that accented her entire outfit.

In the mean while, my husband recognized he knew the daughter of this beautiful woman. He could not help himself by interrupting our conversation and asking of her age. Her hearing was obviously a little faint and her daughter answered from the register before she got the opportunity to respond, “she is 103 years old”, we both were amazed needless to say! My Husband leaned over to her and repeated her age looking into her face, and she replied with, a simple yes!

I was deeply humbled and flattered to have received such a compliment from a 103 years old woman sitting in front of me with such grace and style.  Who would have thought she would have taken notice of me at such an age?  She sat with great poise and dignity and when she stood up, she stood tall, walked straight without a cane, or assistance aside from a little guidance stepping down a step.  How remarkable!

Before departing our ways, she reached to give me a hug and while she embraced me, she whispered in my ears, “if I don’t ever see you again~I will see you in heaven.” Wow! As my eyes begin to tear up, I said to her that “if you should get to heaven before I do, please tell my mother that I will be seeing her soon.  She will know you by the light shining from your halo!”

I could not help but to sit awhile before allowing my husband to drive away to gather my thought and just savor this precious moment. My mind drifted off to the amazement of the most stunning iridescent shimmer of white and silver, fine, long plated, pinned up hair as a halo around her head that peaked from underneath her stunning hat.

As God would have it, the scripture that came to mind was Hebrews 13:1-2, “Let brotherly Love continue. Be not afraid to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Lesson: Be careful how you treat others you will never know the Impact or the Blessings they will leave upon your life!

“For the Battle is Not Yours~It is the Lord’s!”

Author of Battle Scars of Emotions~
Divine Healing from the Scars of Life