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Updated: 2018-03-02T11:11:10.649-05:00


Greeted With A Stunning Revelation


It's a strange thing. Oh. Maybe it is not strange at all.

My muse dropped in to pay me a visit the other night.

The result was an outpouring of  words strung together into sentences, ideas and visions.

Whether it was the synergy of a busy productive day or was it simply the rich setting of the sanctuary that opened the doorway to the muse.... I do not really know the answer, but I do know that I completely enjoyed the visitation!

Then my muse left....and today I am greeted with a stunning revelation.

There are countless pages penned in days and seasons when the muse took up residency within my spirit....and it is to those pages that I must return for guidance.

There were golden answers transcribed during that sacred season that can direct my footsteps today.

Perhaps, I can even find the words and the divine messages for books!

After all between the journals and blogs, the messages are many.

So I ponder the question.... Can the words I recorded in that sacred season of my life REALLY guide, direct and inspire me today. And if  they really could, then why am I  so hesitant to revisit them?

And even more of a question.... Shouldn't the words of spirit spoken directly within my very heart and recorded by my hands be even more valuable in relationship to the context of  me?

Those old transcripts held so many prayers and petitions, revelations and  rapturous rhythms.

And yet, I am slow to revisit the dialogs that held me in spiritual suspension while God worked out the logistics of what was to come.

Oh, to go back and to visit, to see the prayers that were answered, to celebrate the blessings that God has placed in my life... What could be more comforting!!!!

Today, I sit on the other side of the story, and while surely it is not The Rest of the Story, it is a continuation of the story... It is the story 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 plus years later!

Today that story picks me up, no longer as the single woman that I once was when I penned all those divine dialogs, but as a married one, married and living in a different town, with a whole different set of dynamics.

Quite frankly, those different dynamics have at times overwhelmed and immobilized me. And have in some strange and incomprehensible ways drawn me away from, rather than drawn me closer to the actual recordings of the rich dialogs I have witnessed within my spirit.

I wonder if I am brave enough to fully and completely explore the depths within by way of print,
as I once did?

It is one thing to write freely from the heart on anything when you live alone, but perhaps another when you live with others. For iris these writings that the deepest stirrings of the soul are put out there by ink or keyboard strokes,

The Great Reconciliation


Today's adventure began with a jaunt along beautiful canopied North Florida and South Georgia roads. My destination was a beautiful plantation, that is quite the favored venue for southern brides.

The long drive offered the gift of time, uninterrupted time to deepen the thoughts that had filled my inner sanctum before hopping in the car.

Actually, as I sped out of the city limits and into the sunny countryside, I was smack dab in the heart of an uncomfortable spot. I'm sure you've been in those sort of spots, too.

This "spot of great discomfort" has been happening more and more recently.

Without knowing what else to do, I opened my mouth and broke the silence of the space.

"God, how can I reconcile the great difference between the God of the Old Testament and the God that I worship, the God of AMAZING LOVE?"

Just by asking the question in this space of relative quietness, and by willing to listen, the Almighty shared  beautiful insights with me that erased the feelings of discomfort and filled me with such a sense of awe.

I wish that I could have recorded this conversation of inner dialog and shared it word-for-word as it played out.

But basically the message that God gave me was that ...

That which was so disturbing from the Old Testament was reconciled with one person in one pivotal period of time that happened over 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ was and is the GREAT RECONCILIATION.

God loved his creation so much, that He sent HIS ONLY SON to come and live among us and set us free from the shackles of sin that enslaved this creation. We are reconciled to live out the true fullness of who he created us to be. 

In Ephesians 2:4-7 we read that God, being rich in mercy and because HE had such a great love for us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, loved us so very much that he raised us up and made us alive together with Jesus and that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus! WOW, what an amazing reconciliation! 

My Muse Is My Lord


It seems like an eternity since I first started this blog. Today I googled this blog, anxious to relocate it and read some of my early posts. So much has happened since those first posts and now and through it all God has been with me, albeit sometimes I have moved further away than I once was. Those early posts were written during such a special season of my life, a season where God's presence was the most profound in my entire life. It was a season that wrapped me in a divine embrace and kept me focused on the one thing that really mattered: my relationship with God. So much has happened, too which I owe God the Glory! I hope that one day in the not too distant future that God will once again pour messages through my fingers and allow me to share these beautiful messages on this blog or in any way that he so desires. My muse is my Lord! When the beautiful and brilliant strings of messages come forth, they are really not from me, but for some mysterious reason, I have been chosen as a channel of sorts, spilling forth something that seems important. Why did God choose me? Why did God stop choosing me? Will God choose me again?



"It is called a flash portable drive." Millie said to her son. "Zack, I just can not seem to find one anywhere. Do you think that you might be able to look for one this afternoon for me?"

"Sure, Ma! No problem. Actually I know exactly where to look."

"Where is that?" Millie asked.

"Buy dot com is the place to find flash drives! I'll have them drop ship it to your office and you should have it in no time."

"Zack, have I ever told you that you are brilliant?"

"Only about sixteen zillion times!" Zack said as they laughed in unison.



"It just irritates the stew out of me!"

"Mildred, whatever has set you off?"

"It's this stinking insurance company. I go off to Europe and come home to discover that they've canceled my policy and sent a notice to the DMV."

"Really? That is awful. Just awful."

"Well, I'll show them! This time I'm going with a cheap car insurance company!"



"BBBBrr!" Alexandra and Bianca shivered as their teeth shattered in unison.

"I thought you all had a warm temperate climate here," Bianca said to her older sister.

"Well they are not calling it the Blizzard of the Decade for no reason! It's hit all the way down to the bunions of Florida." Alexandra said as she kicked off her sandals and headed to the electric fireplaces.



"It's time! Yes, yes, yes!! It is indeed time for our order fulfillment!" He said.

"Our order fulfillment?" She responded.

"Dad, what are you talking about?" The son said.

"Well, remember when we placed our wishes in the basket? Well I am pleased to announce that each and every one of our wishes are about to be fulfilled. Mind you, not only are they about to fulfilled as asked, but their fulfillment will far exceed our wildest expectations! God is like that you know!"

"Can I hear an AMEN?"

"AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN" echoed through the house!



Imagine getting a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and doing it online!

In today's highly competitive world we need to invest in ourselves and in our professional development. But if you are like me, and are unable to take off for a couple years and head to the Harvard Business School, here is one option that you might take a look at... it's an interdisciplinary, online leadership degree that combines cutting-edge research from the social sciences, communication field, arts, humanities, and business, into a transformative leadership masters.

This was exclusively designed for aspiring leaders with innovative Some of the things you will learn include how to:

■forge alliances
■build hope and contagious confidence
■inspire a shared vision
■turn details into action
■think creatively
■and more

Sounds like a GREAT curriculum that will stimulate and challenge the grad student to expand their ability for creative thinking, innovative problem solving and inspirational leadership. Beginning with the first course, the participant will learn leadership competencies that can be used right away and for the rest of their life, regardless of the path you take or the changes that might come.

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Shopping for clothes... now we are talking!

If you are anything like me, you also find it enjoyable to surf the net looking at the exciting new fashions of the season.

Blue Fly has some pretty cool clothes posted on their website that are worth a click or two! Great Christmas presents for family or friends or as a special splurge for moi...Free People!!



With the current temperatures of late in North Florida, I'm about ready to pack my bags and head south to a more temperate climate.

This weather is the pits. Cold, dreary and rainy to boot.

Ok, now granted it is December, but BRRRRRR I'm freezing and the worst part is that my better part has mandated a trip to the mountains after Christmas. I guess he hjust didn't realize he married a SNOWBIRD who loves warm, balmy weather all 12 months of the year.

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"Looking at these racks took me back to my father's garage in Oklahoma city where I remember seeing the genesis of what I am looking at now. My father had 3 racks filled with short wave radio gear in the late fifties. They were heavy, cumbersome, and somewhat unbalanced at their best. Today's racks provide a more secure easy to use interchangeabilty that makes using them almost child's play! If I had had racks like these in 1959 I might have been playing with electronics instead of pianos." ~ BB

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Now here is a website that my husband would like! You might like it, too!

This site sells all sorts of stands and mounts for your home theatre equipment.

Pretty cool, if you ask me, and I'm not even the big TV junkee in this house!



No matter what the circumstances are of our lives, we need to keep a positive, upward and onward attitude!

One thing that I have observed among some people with disabilities is this distorted sense of identity that they have wrapped around themselves.

While there could be some temporary comfort in this blanket, overall I believe it stifles, smothers and essentially squashes the better side of who they can become.

I don't wish to sound cold or callous or unsympathetic to their plight. I understand that they have been given a heavy cross to bear... but can't they JUST let GO and LET GOD help them to live up to their full potential despite their disabilities?

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"Don't you worry! I'll have you looking all pretty and perky in no time." The cosmetologist said as she brandished the silver-lined tube of under eye cream along the sunken moon-shaped bowls of my eyes. "You really mustn't stay up so late at night..." she scolded.

"But I have a manuscript to write," I pleaded in defense.

"Puuuulease! Three New York Times Bestsellers in one year! I think you can coast for a couple nights!"



If there is one thing I can not live without... I'd have to say it is my IPhone!

While I use it very little for chatting, I use it all the time for snapping pictures, checking e-mail, sending quick notes, surfing the net, checking the weather and crunching numbers.

I'm curious about different iphone accessories that would be handy to have.



There is a melancholy that hovers and hangs about this place today. Like the drooping spanish moss that drapes like a lacy negligee from sturdy old oaks.

There is no reason for such gloominess, for life is good, and yet even the sky above lacks any vibrancy of color on this ho-hum November day. The sky is the color of the collective lint on a dryer screen.

Perhaps, I should peel away the lint. Then, will I be happy? Then, will the joy return?

Should I go read a good book or flip on the tube?

The new plasma tvs ...



In my most humble opinion, natural is by far the most superior way to go when treating all types of minor or major skin conditions. Drug stores sell all sorts of different potions and cures, but the best cures are from Mother Nature's glorious garden. For example, the batural components listed here are said to fix acne! How cool is that? Very cool if you are one prone to breakouts. acne treatmentOrganic Aloe Vera Gel ~ The aloe leaf contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins. Aloe gel has been used for topical treatment of wounds, minor burns, and skin irritations since ancient Egypt . A major part of acne treatment is healing, and nothing naural heals acne better than aloe.White Willow Bark. The bark of the stately white willow tree (Salix alba) has been used in China for centuries as a medicine. The active ingredient in white willow is salicin, which the body converts into salicylic acid (check the label of your current acne treatment, odds are it contains white willow's the probably the best acne treatment). The salicylic acid in white willow bark lowers the body's levels of prostaglandins, hormone like compounds that can cause inflammation. Salicylic acid helps slow down shedding of skin cells, preventing clogging. Salicylic acid also helps break down blackheads and whiteheads. The salicylic acid derived from white willow bark DOES NOT have the adverse allergic reactions and irritation as the chemically derived salicylic acid.3. Chaparral. A very expensive aqueous extract of the leaves and twigs of Larrea tridentata (Sesse & Moc.) Chaparral was taken by Indians as a remedy for curing a wide variety of ailments, including arthritis , cancer , venereal disease, tuberculosis , bowel cramps , rheumatism, and colds . Today it is applied in skin treatments used for afflictions such as acne and eczema, sores, wounds, and rashes.4. Gotu Kola. Gotu kola is a slender, creeping plant that grows commonly in swampy areas of India , Sri Lanka , Madagascar , South Africa and the tropics. Gotu kola has been referred to as "food for the brain". This oriental herb has demonstrated mild tranquilizing, anti-anxiety and anti-stress effects, as well as improving mental functions such as concentration and memory. It has a calming effect on the body and is chiefly used to support the central nervous system. It has been used as a tonic for purification of blood and for promoting healthy skin and to treat skin inflammations.5. Alfalfa. First discovered by the Arabs, they dubbed this valuable plant the "father of all foods". The leaves of this remarkable legume contain eight essential amino acids. Rich in protein, vitamins E and K, alfalfa restores and increases body tone. It contains an anti- fungus agent which alkalizes and detoxifies the skin. This ingredient is one of the top acne treatments.6. Valerian root. Comes from the Latin "valere," which means "to be in good health." The plant grows in damp places throughout Europe, northern Asia, the U.S. and South America. It affects the central nervous system (CNS), and has antispasmodic, sedative, and stimulant properties to sooth your skin. It is an antibacterial which cleans deep within in the skin.7. Green Tea. Catechins (the medicinal portion of green tea) are well recognized as powerful antioxidants. Used to enhance your skin's immunity and rebuild damaged skin cells. Useful in the treatment of acne, sun burns, chronic photo-damage, aging and the effects of environmental pollutants.8. Walnut Shell Grit. Exfoliation is required for any top acne treatment, and nature doesn't have a better [...]



Central vacuum units for home or office use are just amazing. Imagine just being being able to hook up hoses in any room of the house for a quick clean up. Nice, huh?

As great as the concept is, there seems to be one little problem.

Where in the world can you get the hoses, motor and necessary parts? This is not something you can find around the corner at your neighborhood Jiffy Mart, nor is this something I would expect to find at my local Publix.

The best to place to find all the parts you need is just a mouse click away at ....lamb motor.



Did you know that you should replace water filters at least once every six months and maybe even more often depending upon the amount of water you use!

Ok, the objective here is to reduce - reduce Lead, Cysts, Turbidity, Lindane and Sediment.


The GE GSWF Refrigerator Filter Specifications:

•Micron Rating: .5 - 1 Micron
•Pressure Range: 40-120 psi
•Temp Range: 33-100 Farenheit
•Flow Rate: .5 GPM at 60 psi
•Filter Capacity: 750 Gallons or 6 months



It's the diet pills I wonder about.

The question sitting on my mind is this: Is it the diet pills or the inner motivation that lead to ultimate success in the weight-loss game? Or is it the combination of the two?

I suppose that the combination of 1.) A sincere desire to lose weight coupled with
2.) effective nutritional support - can actually make the difference between half-hearted efforts and full-blown success.

What do you think?



Today I'm sharing golden nuggets of wisdom from one of my favorite little books. The book is called, "The Art of Abundance ~ A Simple Guide To Discovering Life's Treasures."

IT IS ALL TOO EASY to lose one's sense of appreciation. So I truly appreciate(no pun intended) gems such as this one to set me back on the upward track.

Books like this one, is just one of the many splendid things that can be ordered through a fulfillment center.



One of the smartest decisions my sister-in-love ever made was buying disability insurance when she was working.

I'm happy for her that she had the wisdom to invest in her future, even though she was investing in something no one would truly desire to invest in.

Afterall, most of us think the relatively good health we experience during the early years of our lives will continue forever. Unfortunately, good vibrant health is not always the case. Disabilities can strike us down at any time... the smart ones have prepared ahead of time by taking precautionary measures.

In my sister-in-laws case disability insurance gives her extra money every month since she is no longer able to work at a regular job.



I need to be careful about what I write. Here is what I have discovered... things come true!!

You know the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for!"

As a writer, I've discovered that some of the things I write about end up materializing in my own life!

Therefore, I believe it is essential to only write about the things that I want, to think only on the things that I want and to avoid anything that is not my desire.

As a Christ follower, i DO BELIEVE THAT Jesus will indeed supply us with the desires of our heart. While this idea is full of complex philosophical contradictions, some that may or may not be considered "theological", depending on who you are talking with and how this statement is presented.

A quick summary--- I believe that the true and authentic desires of our heart comes from the very best possible version of ourselves- or better put- GOD LIVING IN US!
So then it makes perfect sense that God would want to give us the desires of our heart, because we are actually wanting what HE created us to want.

With this understanding, I can look back over my life and see that this has indeed been a principle that has shaped the course and direction of my existence.

Knowing this I can move forward confidently in the pursuit of all my dreams for tomorrow.

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Give me some diet pills right now... and I'll be one happy bride. For almost three months I've known about this wedding.

But the stress of planning a wedding in such a short time frame, combined with the overwhelming emotional tides have led me to not be as diligent as I should have been!

Now all of a sudden the full import is weighing down on me. I wish I could be thinner on my wedding day. But the bottom line is I'll be what I'll be!

Ready to get married and ready to shed this fat once and for all!

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Much can be said for packing it all up and heading out to tour America by rv!

While I've never taken this sort of rolling adventure, I have met people who have.

And the verdict is that people who live the gypsey caravan lifestyle really do get into it! They love it!

Maybe one day... but for now I'm tickled pink to hit the road on occasion for a fun little jaunt to a new destination,