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Sunday, May 18, 2014

What is Good:

As a Prison Minister, Mom, and ex-felon I know what it's like to be judged and to talk to those who are judged by their bad mistakes by those who call themselves a good person, because they've never been to jail or prison. But, what are their standards for claiming: "I'm a good person?" Also, as a Mom we have certain standards of judgement that we place on others that may be around our kids or watching them or even friends or other moms.

Judging What is Good: What are your moral values and standards you are living by?

for me it's been 5 years and 2 months since I was a TDCJ offender. I served another 6 months on parole, for a total of 3 years on paper for 2 felonies: arson and burglary. Why? i became addicted to marijuana, got some laced with another drug, became homeless, and bitter at an ex boyfriend. One poor decision leading to another. and just this month I'm paying off my last fine for a ticket on my record for driving with no insurance- Praise the Lord!

To the majority public standards if you have any history of criminal record especially felonies well you are deemed as dirt and scum not worth anything. This in my view is a very ignorant evaluation and standard set on people with a history of poor choices or criminal behaviors and activity. By people who most are not good and may even be good at being bad and immoral with no righteous values.

I believe  this majority standard will fail because of the God of the Universe works in Supernatural and mysterious ways turning darkness into light, cold hearts into compassionate souls. God can and does change us from the inside out making us once convicted felons who have been saved into new creations in Christ Jesus! He will give you a new hope, new purpose, new desires, and new thoughts if you allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life and will convict you of sinful choices where you want be able to stand your own sins.  If you don't believe in the super-natural, spiritual power of God then you are missing out. Once you've experience salvation you want ever be the same if you choose to surrender your life to God and let Him transform your life for His purpose.

As a mom of two toddlers I can confidently say that we are not born good, in fact they want to do what I've said for them not to do and go where it's off-limits. We have to learn good and moral behaviors. Daily praying and reading in the Holy Bible helps us know what's good and what's not. The word is filled with lessons in what's right and wrong living

We will study more on this soon.

Have a blessed day!


Faith & Works

"What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don't show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say 'Goodbye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well'-- but then you don't give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?" James 2:14-16

We are suppose to show the love and compassion of Jesus to others rather of the faith or not and if someone hasn't come to church in 2 weeks give them a call or go visit them not be too busy to care. Church isn't for good and important people it's for all people who admit they are sinners and need salvation found through Jesus Christ I think a lot of people have mistaken religion righteousness for pure and true faith. One is cold and unfriendly while the the other is warm and welcoming. Will God's people please stand up and boldly represent your saviour with humility, honor, and grace..... this is the world we live in and the generation of believers. which are you?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to Stay an Overcomer in Marriage & in Life

21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."

This is for marriage wives need to submit to their husband and it requires a change of attitude and heart, it requires putting Christ first and having reverence for our husbands and respect that only the Lord can give us. it doesn't come naturally it takes lots of practice and prayer.

"Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
   A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away."     Proverbs 22:6, 15

"To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad" Proverbs 29:15, 17

One day, One hour at a time we accept what we can't change,
change what we can, and pray to know the difference. It's important
to have a support group when you are struggling with whatever it is
that you are trying to overcome in your life. For me it's being a wife and mom.
I struggle with depression, loneliness, anger, and a bad attitude.
Instead I started attending Celebrate Recovery again after 2 years, I'm considering 
getting a job outside of the house, and will also attend AA meetings to help me
stay an over-comer.

   


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