Monday, August 23, 2010

17 Saved!

Last night, our team went out and spoke at a local county lockup. The message was given by my husband, John. He spoke about the power of righteous living. The way he tied Proverbs 3, Matthew 6, Colossians 3 and 1 Peter 3 together was magnificent. Then he ended it with Romans 8 and Romans 10. There was hardly a dry eye in the house. All came up for prayer, but seventeen (17) men turned their hearts over to Christ. I glorify God for moving upon the hearts of those broken brothers. May the Holy Spirit continue to minister to them.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Journaling

As most of you know, I've been journaling since the beginning of my prison ministry career. Well, I counted notebooks and I've filled 28 notebooks and I'm half way through the 29th one. I believe it's time to go digital and seek out publication. There's so much in it to help those who have been down the wrong road.

Whether you've been in trouble or not, we will suffer as a society if we don't do better with hiring ex-cons. We can't simply put them in a facility and forget about them. They're going to get out and if we don't rehabilitate and help them, we may very well be their next victims. It just makes good sense to assist them.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Just a Thought

What would happen if every person who claimed to be Christian on Facebook posted an invitation to Christ just once a day every day that they were signed on to Facebook? I bet a revolution would begin.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Look, New Start

This blog has a new look and I'm getting on a new start. I plan to blog at least twice weekly to begin so as not to overload my brain. I know you missed me but I'm back!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Savvy Market Masters

In need of book marketing? How about branding yourself?

Savvy Market Masters, a new business endeavor by Lacresha Hayes, helps authors improve book visibility across the net and offline.

Lacresha, one of my long time friends and an all-around great businesswoman, began this business out of necessity when authors kept asking her for marketing assistance. In fact, at one point, she reports she was doing more to market the books of others than she was to market her own.

The aspects that set this company apart from others in the business is the genuine creativity used, new programs that no one else is doing right now, including the upgraded blog tours that boast higher ratings in Google searches. The fact that Lacresha is an author herself helps tremendously. The people at SMM are wonderful to work with and don't mind explaining their programs in detail and helping authors make informed decisions about their marketing dollars.

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Dog for Us

We have a dog now for the children. It's a Labrador and his name is Potato. We mistakenly told the children they could name him and for some odd reason, they finally agree upon something and that was giving that dog such a horrible name. So far, Potato fits quite nicely into the family.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Terrible Public Parenting

Our family was at Sears awaiting our turn for family portraits. I noticed this black lady snatching on her 2 year old. Finally, she pulled her out from the crowd a bit and proceeded to curse the little girl out. She called her stupid and basically said she slap her in the mouth if she opens it again with many explicatives used.

Women, it makes you look like a terrible parent if you are cursing, pulling, dragging and dogging your children. It makes a person wonder what can you possibly love if you don't even love those who come out of your womb?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Different Roads by Joyce Scarbrough

This week I am digging into a Joyce Scarbrough feature entitled DIFFERENT ROADS. I've just completed the first four chapters and my mind is already abuzz with ideas. Great read. Jaycee is one of those complex characters that will make you take a look at yourself. I will keep everyone posted!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Becoming: My Personal Memoirs - Not Just Poetry

I like poetry from time to time, but it isn't something I purchase often. Sometimes, the poetic mind is hard for me to understand. I am confused by all the wordiness. But, after promising Lacresha Hayes I'd really read all of her poetry book over and over again, I had to make good on my word.

I was so impressed with how true-to-life these poems were. Each one told a story and painted a portrait of her more clearly than any mere writing could have done. Somehow in rhyme, she showed her strengths and vulnerabilities, her power and fears, her triumphs and her failures. Somehow, this book showed me a woman I'd been knowing but never fully knew. That is the beauty of poetry. It captures the soul.

I highly recommend you get a copy of Becoming: My Personal Memoirs because it isn't poetry. It's life. It's a true memoir. It is also a mirror that can more clearly reflect your soul. Please use the links in this post, or visit Amazon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Broken Marriages

What happens when a person spends all their time doing everything for the world but ignore their family? Brokenness happens. A young, ambitious couple are separated because neither of them ever showed the passion and commitment for one another as they did for their careers and friendships. It was sad to sit and hear their story as my husband and I tried to lend solid marital advice. What can you say to 2 people who are bent on blaming one another rather than looking at themselves?

If you are married, the church, your social calendar and your career all take a backseat to that marriage. Please read 1 Corinthians 7 in its entirety.