Age is just a number

Age is just a number…

I remember reading last year that Christie Brinkley posed in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 63! Yes, you read that right, 63 and it was the third time she made the SI cover.

See, age is just a number there was this video I posted on my Facebook page about a women who was 94 and she did this incredible dance routine that most 40 year olds couldn’t do.

When I did my triathlon I was  passed… Okay, I admit, blow away by a lady that was 69. How did I know her age? We all had them written on our calfs and as she blew passed me that is all I saw…Hello I was 49 and thinking… look at me until granny blew me out of the water.

I have a client that is 102 and is all together, there have been older women who do marathons, who are in way better shape than even I am. There is even a Guinness record holder for the oldest women body builder at 80!
Hell, when I went sky diving at 40 there was a mother, daughter and grandmother who jumped with us, she was 78!

I plan is grow up to be like them, that grannie who’s on YouTube getting down at a wedding, or breaking records for my age. Yes, I am not planning to go quietly, with regrets about things I should have done and didn’t.

I will never say I’m too old…I feel like I’m 25, I still exercise 6 days a week, I ride a bike on the weekends at the beach, I will try anything to keep my body and my mind from getting old.
This weekend I hiked for miles up the Georgia mountains and yes, I date men much younger than me because they can keep up with my active lifestyle.

I will be doing this until I coming to a screeching halt into my grave screaming…what a amazing frigging ride!

You decide what you can or cannot do, your mind is the most amazing organ we have, it can do and overcome anything. Men have survived Pow camps, people have survived concentration camps, famine, unimaginable things and still had the will to live and still had the most incredible outlook on life. Look at Anne Frank, Ellie Winsel, Dr. Martin  Luther King…people that never gave up and even in the darkest times, still held on to hope.

So today my friends, remember age is just a number you tell to yourself to set limits on yourself. Remember there is nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it and believe.

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You read my blog..you really do

I can’t believe you read my blog…you really read it

Along time ago Sally Fields won a Oscar and in her speech she said “You like me, you really like me”
She was amazed that she won this most prestigious award and that people liked her work.

This is the way I feel every time someone comes up to me or writes me and tells me that they read my blogs.
My girlfriend said last night as another person had just told me this “Why are you surprised? What do you think you just write them and put them out there and no one reads them?”

Well yeah…kind of, I don’t know, I guess I just write them and hope that maybe somebody will read them and maybe it would help them but yes, every time someone says this to me I am surprised.

I am surprised my girls young friends read my blog, I’m surprised my older clients read it, hell I’m surprised anyone is a loyal follower as there are so many others out there to read and follow.

I am definitely surprised that men read my blogs because in the beginning I thought that I was just writing for women, to get their voices back but I guess I’m just writing about life and that affects everyone.

There is nothing that’s off-limits for me to write about, love, racism, dating, problems with your kids, life coming at you, work issues, I write about life and that affects us all and so I shouldn’t be surprise but yet every time I am.

I am humbled as well because again there are so many amazing writers out there and your time is precious, so to spend your time reading my stuff humbles me.

I try to be as transparent as I possible can as I know what an expert liar I once was, lying about how happy I was, (I was misrable)
That my family was perfect (we were a dysfunctional mess)
That I loved my husband (I hated him, he was my warden not my husband)
Yes, my whole life consisted of lies and I swore that I would never live that way again. So yes, I put it all out here, the good, the bad and the really ugly for everyone to see.

I feel if I am real, if I am having these problems and issues, I know that there are other people out there going through the same stuff as well.

Maybe you can learn from my mistakes, maybe you can feel like your not alone, maybe if you see me getting through it, you’ll know you can too. Maybe just maybe I can be an inspiration to someone’s life and that would be fulfilling my God giving purpose here.

This is why I do this every day, 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year for the last 4 years because I am called to do it, not for the likes, the pat on the back or for the followers, it’s what I am called to do.

So today my friends, my followers and my readers, thank you, thank you for taking the time to read my stuff, to watch my videos and to send me your comments, I am so grateful to all of you and so very humbled.
I hope to keep doing this and one day soon do it full time, for a long time to come until one day, I no longer think I can’t believe you read my blog, you really read it.

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The most famous failures

The most famous failures

I know there are times when we all feel like failures, when we can’t get anything right, when our dreams look too big to ever achieve.

But I am here to tell you, you are in good company of failures, many, many people who changed the world failed and failed big before making it.

Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times and he said
“Why would I feel like a failure? There are over 9000 ways a light bulb won’t work”
He never gave up, some of you give up after one time, two times maybe a few of you will hold on to three but then your outta there. He tried 9,999 times before he got it right, that is determination, that is about never giving up on your dream.

Colonel Sanders was 78 when he made the world’s most famous chicken.

Walt Disney is truly a man who knows the difdeence between winning and losing, it is not ever giving up.
He never gave, every failure was oppunituny to try again.

He was fired by a newspaper because they said he lacked ideas, ha now isn’t that funny? The most creative man in our lifetime lacked creativity…
No, the people who refused to see his, lacked creativity.

Sometimes it’s other people’s small minds that can’t see or imagine your big dreams, your job is to ignore them and keep the faith.
There are so many failures on this list for you to look up to:
Steve Jobs, JK Rowling, Micheal Jordan, even Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln failed many times, so believe that your are in good company.

You see all of these people had one thing in common they would never gave up, they never took no for an answer, they never stop believing in their dream and that their dream was going to come true.

That’s all you need in this life, you need a dream to hold on to, you need a dream to believe in and you need the faith and confidence to believe in yourself even when all others do not.

You need a can do attitude and a Fighter’s mentality, that no matter how many times you get knocked down, you will get back up and keep trying until you win that prize.

I write this blog everyday and some days I’m more confident than others, some days I’m human and I cried out to God, “When when is this going to happen?”
See but I don’t ever ask God IF this is going to happen because I know it’s going to happen, I just don’t know when.
I will never give up, no matter how many years go by, this will happen.

When I started thinking about how long I’ve waited, I look at these people, because some of them didn’t start their careers until much later in life, after many rejections, many broken hopes and knockdowns yet they still held on and that’s what I have to do.

Do you know how many times people have laughed and said “You’re in the second half of your life, you’re never going to be a New York Times bestselling author, be on Oprah Super Soul Sunday or have Tlyer Perry produce your life story, you’re too old to start another career or your dream is way too big, there is no way it I could happen, how is that going to happen? How are you going to do that?”

And that’s when you have to do what you have to, cut off the nay sayers, walk away, blocked them, they have no idea that you can and will be the next big thing. You have to hold on, you just have to believe in yourself even when no one else does.

Who’s telling you you can’t do it? These people don’t know your faith, your belief in yourself, they don’t have your fighters heart.

You are never too old to get started, to start over, to inspire, to change the world.

You cannot move forward if you keep looking back.
One of the main reasons we don’t go after our dreams is fear
Fear paralyzes you.. it keeps you stuck, only your inner strengh will get you through.

So today my friends remember you can do anything, you are not a failure, you my friends just have a vision, a dream that is way to big for others to see or grasp, so to them, it’s impossible. Keep going anyways, never give up…you have big footsteps to follow, of the most famous failures.

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What I’ve learned during the fast

What I’ve learned during this fast.

We fast every year, on the first week of January. We do this to thank God for all he’s done for us the previous year and to start the new year with renewed faith and to put out there what we are expecting for this coming year.

See fasting is about breakthrough, it’s for you to seek God, to become quiet and hear God’s voice, but don’t get this twisted this is definitely spiritual warfare, we are starving the physical man and feeding the spiritual man during this time and they are fighting each other to the death.

We are not made to feel uncomfortable, to suffer, to hunger. We want things easy and fast, we want to hear him now! But we must sacrifice to show him that we are serious to give back, to stop our crazy lives and put him first.

We are looking for more of God…less of us…
Its about turning off the TV, not going on social media, not talking or gossiping just focusing on him and his word.
It’s about saying I am not going to give up… I will sacrifice in order to grow.

You need to trust God…what battles are you fighting?
What prisons are you locked up in?

Poverty
Depression
Fear
Ego
Pride

These things keep you down, they don’t let you grow, your so worried, so afaid that ypu become stuck, you forgot your purpose here. Don’t get distracted from your blessings, don’t let your blessings pass you by because you refuse to let go, because you have to be in control.

I can tell you prayers works…God’s already addressed every area in your life, I love this verse:

Psalms 23
He is our Shepard and we lack not…he leads me besides the quiet still waters, he refreshes my soul…he prepares a table for me before my enemies
Ye though I walk through the shadow of death…he is with me.

I fear nothing, I stress nothing I feel peace in a storm because I know he has me, this is what prayer does for me.

God will create  a situation before you so that when he gives you the victory you will never doubt it was because of him! He’s guiding you through every step of your way

“You will succeed in whatever you chose to do and light will shine on the road ahead of you”

These are the three things I’ve learned from this fast:

1. Don’t get distracted by temporary situations

2. Never start or end your day without praying to God

3. Believe in yourself

So today my friends remember you can’t keep holding out your hands asking for things without giving something back…this is my way to give back, this is the time to learn lessons, this is the time to hear his voice so that you may start off 2018 strong!
Let’s make this the best year ever!

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Martin Luther Kings birthday

Martin Luther King Jr birthday

Today is a speical day, it’s a day to remember a great man, a man of God, a man of peace who’s life was cut down in his prime.

And still his dream has not yet come to pass, still we have battles to fight, still rasicm exists. All these years later and we can still  can’t seem to live in peace, we can’t seem to love people for who they are.

This saddens me, that 50 plus years later we are still where we were 50 years ago.
I write all the time about rasicm, how we need to love one another, how it’s about what’s inside, the person you are, what’s in your heart that should matter not your skin color, your religion or your sexual preference.

I was blessed enough to have grown up in a house where my parents opened the door to everyone. At any given time sitting around our dinner table were black friends, Jewish friends, Muslim friends, Spanish friends, Chinese friends, gay friends, even transvestite friends, yes our table looked like the United nations.

My mother had old friends, young friends, rich friends and poor friends, it didn’t matter to her, her heart and our door was open to everyone.
I try to teach my girls that, I lead by example, by honoring my mom’s legacy and living my life from a place of love, peace and acceptance.

One day I pray that we will live in a world when his words will ring true…where his dream will come to pass…
Maybe we should cut his words out, post them all over social media, tape them to our refrigerators, at work in the brake rooms so everyone can remember what he lived for and died for… a dream of peace, a dream of freedom, a dream of hope and of love….
Here are his famous words…I will let them speak for themselves.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

If America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

When this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Today my friends, let us change, let us show the world that all lives matter, that compassion matters, that love is the only thing that matters.

To be able to love your brother and sister, to not judge and to see people for who they are in their hearts because no matter what color we are, what religion we serve, what political party we belong to or who we love, we need to remember, we all bleed red.

“Be the change you want to see”

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I dont preach my faith, I tell you what works for me

I don’t preach my faith, I tell you what works for me

I am not here to preach at you, that is your life, this is mine, you live yours the way you see fit and I will live mine.

If you are a Christian, a Muslim, Jewish, Baptist or even if you believe in nothing at all, that’s your life, if it works for you, that’s great.

I am not on a soap box saying if you don’t believe in this or that your going to burn in hell. Who am I to judge you or your life? Who am I to say my beliefs are better than yours?

No, I will never preach to you, I am just here to tell you what works for me.
I am hoping that maybe someone out there that reads my blogs, may be lost, may be broken, may be searching for something and maybe seeing my life and how I changed, they might check it out and change their lives as well.

I am just the messenger, I am here to tell my testimony, this worked for me, this changed my life, hell let’s be real, this saved my life.
I am not the person I once was, I am changed, I have peace, I have more joy in my life than I have ever experienced even with the storms coming at me. I have learned to be grateful for what I have and where I’ve come from.
I know that I could never do this without God, I could never have all I have without his presence in my life.

For years I hated him, I  cursed him, I couldn’t believe that a God who swore to love me could let all of these things happen to me. But when you hit rock bottom and you have no one else to turn to all of sudden, you start to pray.

It is then, at your lowest point, you will reach out to anything that will help you, even to a God you no longer believed in.

Yes, I tell you of all he has done, things that can never be explained, doors that opened, how my life totally changed and I give all the credit to him. Now if you think it’s all you, if you got this, if your life is perfect and that’s working for you good for you, I am happy for you.

But that wasn’t me, I have made way to many mistakes on my own, I  stressed about everything, I lived in fear, I crashed and burned too many times on my own, no I needed help and this was my help.

Maybe this will work for you, maybe it won’t…hell for lots of years I went from church to church, I even went from religion to religion. I was raised Catholic but fell out because you will burn in hell for everything, they say they love but only on their terms…that was not my beliefs and if they are yours good for you, I’m just saying that doesn’t work for me.

When I met my ex I wanted to raise a family in one religion and he was more into his than I was, so I converted to Judaism.
I learned alot and they have amazing rituals and beliefs but I always had a problem with not believing Jesus was our savior.

So when I got divorced I had hit rock bottom again and I prayed and God opened this door to this church and it was where I needed to be, it literally saved my life.

So today my friends, maybe you need to check out others things, other religions, go for it, one may not work, but don’t give up, keep trying, it’s all about what works for you.

It’s about finding the peace and joy in your life, it’s about being grateful everyday, it’s about finding your purpose, it’s about helping others by telling your testimony, no matter which path you take.

Take the path that works for you and let others take their own path.
This is your life, your path, do what works for you.

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What is total restoration?

What is total restoration?

What do you want God to restore in your life?

You have to have vision and be willing to go through a process.
You need to allow him to strip you down, to be able to restore it, can you give up yourself? Can you surrender all to him?

This is a hard one, we are human, we want to be in control and for me this is the hardest because I was controlled for so many years, I don’t want to give up my control. So yes, sometimes even with God I hold on but last night I realized I might be blocking my own blessing by holding on.

I realized that you need to believe this verse:
Psalms 23 The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want…

We need to let the Shepard take care of his sheep, we need to let go…
“My sheep know my voice and they will follow me”

God needs you to be totally depended on him, to not try to do it yourself, to follow, to totally trust him for everything.

In order for total restoration you have to be a candidate for restoration…
You need to believe “No weapon formed against you will prosper”

I noticed last night I am a lot like David, he had a bad childhood, he endured many hardships, he lost it all and was thrown in prison, things were coming at him hard and fast for so many years, yet he believed, he had faith, he never gave up.

I know no matter how many times I get knocked down, no matter how many storms I go through, I never stop believing. I am human and I do question God when? How much more do I have to endure for it to be my season? Yet, through it all, I still have “crazy faith”

These were David’s traits:

David’s character was:
Trustworthy
Provides protection
Commitment / dedication
Servant
Appointed king
Life transgressions

David’s Faith:
Shepard
Obtained vision from God
Obtained courage from God
Obtained covenant from God
Repented to God
Restored by God

Because of David’s faith look at all he got from God. Yes, it didn’t come overnight, yes, he had to endure many hardships but he held on to his faith and look how God had blessed him.

When God is stripping you, he’s getting ready to bless you, when things are coming at you, he wants you you have total dependence on him.

This is the lesson I learned last night, as I was late for church because the bank paid 2 mortgage payments in one week and my credit card took the whole amount I owed out of my checking account and yes, I still haven’t found another job, so there is way more money going out them coming in.

But I realized again at servicd that when I got divorced and I got no alimony and 250.00 a month child support for 2 kids, I depended totally on him. I had started a new business that he instructed me to do, I walked out in faith, just depending on him as I had no one else to turn to.
He provided for me and my girls every day for the last 4 years since and he even blessed us with a home we own on top of all that.

Yes, I can not worry, I cannot stress, I will bow my head, I will surrender, I will give it all to him and I will trust him, depend on him and know because he is my God I shall not want, I shall not worry.

So my friends, this is my year of restoration, this can be yours too, all you have to do is depend on him, surrender and never stop believing…he can and will do it for you!

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Fasting releases angels into the battle zone

Fasting releases angels into the battle zone

Fasting comes from the bible, Daniel, who was confused about what was happening to him and the decisions he needed to make, prayed and fasted to hear God’s voice.

Sometimes we need to block out everything in our lives to just focus on hearing God’s voice. Sometimes we need to be quiet and listen…
Fasting is denying yourself, it’s letting go of your strength to gain his.

See I’ve learned that not everybody going to believe in your journey, not everyone is going to understand your walk with God, yet you need to hold on, you need to hang onto your faith.

God has already spoken into your life, he has already blessed you, he has set things in motion on your behalf and there are all kinds of things against you, because they knowing what is coming.

Daniel saw a relatalion, he saw this war coming, so he mourned and fasted for 21 days.
Sometimes you don’t know how to get out of a situation and praying and fasting clears all that. In order to hear from God you need to sacrifice yourself.

So what did Daniel get out of this fast?
1-He got a visit from God
2-He saw things others couldn’t see
3-He no longer depended on his own strenght

One night an angel came to Daniel and said “Don’t be afraid, since the first day you set your mind on gain and you humbled yourself before God, your words were heard and I have come in response to them
But the prince of Persian kingdom resisted me for 21 days, I had to call Micheal, one of the chief princes to help me because I was detained there”

(See God heard your prayers but sometimes they are delayed, sometimes angels are fighting on your behalf to get to you.)

The angel said “Don’t be afraid, you who are highly esteemed peace, be strong now, be strong”

Then Daniel said “When he spoke to me I was strengthen and said speak my Lord, since you have given me strength”

See there is a battle going on, on your behalf, things are coming even if you can’t see it. You can’t imagine how it will happen, this dream seems too big, it couldn’t possibly happen. This is where your faith steps in, it tells you to believe even when everything and everyone is telling you to give up.

The part I love the most in this story is when the the angel said “Be strong…don’t let nothing move you, you have peace”

You need to hold on…be strong, feel the peace in the mist of your weakness, for what is about to come in your life, you will need this strength, you need to be able to hold on to it.

Fasting takes your strenght away from you and makes you depended on God.

Don’t worry about what others think and say about you, you know where your strenght comes from it, you know what your faith does in your life, you have seen the miracles God can and will do.

I no longer stress, yes I’ve lost my job…yes, my car broke…yes, I am having issues with my daughter… yes, life is coming at me fast and hard but I sit here, I fast, I pray and I give my strength to him, I give my life to God as he is my strength and he has way bigger dreams than I could ever have for myself.

So today my friends remember you need to give up on your notions of how to “fix” things, on how it looks or seems impossible, you need to be quiet and hear God’s voice….be at peace…be strong…God’s got this.

“Be the change you want to see”

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The annoiting over your life

The annoitong over your life

Sunday as we started our 8 day fast, our Bishop didn’t preach instead another pastor gave the service.

He spoke about the fast and how we need to listen to God’s word. That this year is a year of restoration, that all that was taken away was going to be restored.

As he was talking he mentioned that he was here preaching and prophesizing over us two and a half years ago. It was at that moment when I knew it was him, he was the pastor that prophesized over my life.
I couldn’t for the life of me remember which pastor did it, as my Bishop let’s a lot of pastors speak at our church.
I remember that he had said that someone here was looking to buy a home and if they sowed a seed for 15.50, they would get for $150,000.
I, of course, have crazy Faith like my Bishop, so I sowed a seed of 150.50 and sure enough, without good credit, without being on the job long enough and getting a home 40 thousand less than anything on the market, God gave me my home just like he said he would.

I asked for a home for me and my girls, but I was asking for a rental that we could afford, I never dreamed of a home to own, but God had greater dreams that I could even dream for myself.

As this all started to come back to me, I began to go into the ugly cry, for the longest time I tried to remember who the pastor was, yet here I was and it all came back to me. I started to shake as he was speaking of what God was getting ready to do this year, he was talking about sowing a seed and before he even said an amount I was down on the alter.

I was shaking and crying as I knew this was God’s annoiting on me once again and I was once again going to listen. I told him and the congregation of what came from him prophesying over my life and that I knew God had big plans for me this time as well.

There are times when you ask for things and God hears you, there are times God tells you things and you listen, this is a give and take relationship, God shows you how much he loves you and you show him how much faith and love you have for him.

I can’t tell you how with everything coming at me these last few months and yet how much peace I feel through it all.

See recently I felt off centered, I was stressing, I was mad, I have been hurt by a lot of people I trusted and loved, I have had my heart broken, my money stolen by friends yet again. I was having issues with my girls and working 12 hour days for months trying to pay my daughter’s bills, things were coming at me from all ways and I prayed for peace every day.
I prayed for peace and God gave it to me recently and this was no small feat so I was so grateful for this and all he does, I was going to do anything he asked of me.

Including sowing a seed into my new harvest, yes, I have seen what listening does, I am living proof of what God can do if you listen. Talk about me, laugh at me, tell me I am crazy but you can not deny what he has done in my life…

A new business that took care of me and my girls from day one, when I started it.
A new home without the qualifications needed.
Money that appeared when I needed it.
People in the right places, free trips, the list goes on and on…
Yes, say what you want, you have know idea what he has done and keeps doing…
I am going to listen despite the haters and the na sayers…this is between me and my God…you do you and I’ll keep doing me..
We’re all good…

So today my friends, remember things happen for a reason, I needed this because the day before I lost my job, my car broke, I threw out my kid and someone stole my identity once again…
Yet through it all I was at peace, I held on to my faith and I believed nothing was impossible if I keep my eyes on him and know the annoiting is over my life.

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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The start of the Daniel fast

The start of the Daniel fast

2018 The year of restoration

Every year the first full week of January, we, as a church do the Daniel fast for 8 days.
It is a show of our commitment to God, to start the year off the right way, giving praise and gratutite to him.

I need this like a thirsty man needs water, I need to give thanks and show God my commitment towards him. I need to cleanse myself and focus on what is truly important for this coming year, which is him.

See I know what he has in store for me, I know the miracles he has worked in my life, I am a living testimony to his grace and mercy.

Joel 2.25
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten, you will have plenty to”

I know that he will replenish all I’ve lost and I know he has brought me to this church to be able to hear his word.
See I know that this is where God chose for me, where he placed me so I can hear his voice through my Bishop.

I know that God speaks through him to me whenever I need a message, I pray and I come to church and there is the message I needed to hear.
God speaks through people and pain…
What you don’t realize is that pain is your friend, pain will teach you what you pride won’t let you hear…

Why do we put up with the pain? Because we don’t listen to God, we don’t ask God’s advice. We do what  we want to do…
^I’ve got this” we say.
“I’m in love why do I need to ask God’s approval”
“This is a great oppunituny, why do I need to consult God?”

We think we know better, and so we do what we think is best for us and it is then our actions, our decisions cause us pain.

So to start off the year right I will be fasting for 21 days, I will commit to going to church every night for the next 6 nights, I will pray, I will not watch tv or be on social media (except for posting this blog to get God’s word out)
I will commit my upcoming year and my life to him and I will to try to give back a fraction of what he has given to me.

I have my girls, a business, a home, our health, my church and my church family, I am blessed with friends and family, I have a peace that I never had before and gratutite that brings me to tears. For all of this and so many other things he has done and continues to do, this is a small sacrifice for me.
So if you would like to change your life here are the 5 keys to restoration:

1. Your going to have to live right
2. You are going to have to think right
3. You have to speak right
4. You have to give right
5. You have to praise right

If you do all of these things, God will do amazing things in your life, trust me I am living proof.
Let the New Year begin with praises to him!

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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