Happy Birthday...

... to my Love! wish you many more Pookie & I pray that I'll be able to share them all with you:-)



Where am I?

During this mornings devotion from In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley this sentence was what stuck out the most to me : "He has already mapped out the perfect plan to get you from where you are to a flourishing spiritual life."

It's obvious to me that I'm not at the flourishing spiritual life, but where am I?
This summer has been a triumphant, humbling & unsuccessful spiritual walk for me. Highs & lows, in that order. I have felt really close to God & very distant. I have felt secure & really lost. The tide was turning & then unexpectedly crashed on my head. From being a source of encouragement & prayer for others, I'm at a place where I'm struggling & need such a source.

It's the little things that God says & does that make a difference in my heart & this little sentence He just now showed me has given me a little boost of confidence & hope~ He has already mapped out. Right now that is all I need to know.


I won a giveaway:-) Thank you CG!

I won a giveaway from the beautiful CG Blogger of A Country Girl Blogs, and I recently received it in the mail. I loove it & I'm excited I won! I've only tried the Avon lip stix in Romantic Rose so far & I really like it:-)


♥ Avon On-The-Go Eye Shadow In Lavender ♥

♥ Avon On-The-Go Eye Shadow In Green ♥

♥ Avon Arabian Glow – Shadow Stix In Intense Bronze ♥

♥ Avon Arabian Glow – Shadow Stix In Emerald ♥

♥ Avon ANEW Rejuvenate Dial-A-Glow Anti-Ageing Moisturizer SPF15 ♥

♥ Avon Lip Stix In Romantic Rose ♥

♥ Avon Glazewear Extreme Lip Gloss In Pale Pink ♥

♥ Shimmer Lip Gloss ♥

♥ KLEANCOLOR Nail Lacquer In Fairy Lover ♥

♥ KLEANCOLOR Nail Lacquer In Beach Blue ♥

♥ Avon Nail Polish In Cotton Candy ♥

♥ Hair Bands (x3) In Bronze/Gold/Brown ♥

♥ Beaded Bracelets (x3) Multicolor ♥


Pumpkin Pie took this pic for me


What I see when I look at this picture is strong life. Life that despite the dirt splattered on its leaves, is still growing and spreading.


Would you like to go out with me?

Pookie & I had a date evening/night on Monday, since it was a public holiday & the Pie was at Grammaw's house.

It was relaxing & ended way too soon, but now it's in my special memories section of my brain that induces secret smiles whenever I visit it.
We started with dinner here:

awesome view!!!


And delicious seafood!

Then we ended by going to see this:



Can't wait for the next date night :-)


Overcoming Sin

I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 32 vs. 5

Christians sin daily. Sometimes presumptiously. Went back to an old way that God had previously freed them from. Sometimes the guilt they bear is so great they stop walking with God. Fall out of fellowship. But it is at times like these we should really cling to Him & hold firmly His hand.

But how can the guilty mind grasp that. "I knew better but I did it any way; I've caused so much pain; I made someone else sin; Even if God forgives me, I can't forgive me; I'm not strong enough to walk with God, I keep messing up!" Ever felt like this, maybe worse? thought it didn't make sense because you are so imperfect?

Well turning back from God is EXACTLY what the enemy wants us to do when we give into sinful temptation. Do we want to give satan anymore victory over our lives than he already got? I'm sure noone wants to keep fighting the deceiver over & over again about the same weakness. How do we move on with God after an episode like giving in to temptation? Whether it was one time or repeatedly, God is waiting for you.

Tell Him exactly what you did even though He already knows. We must admit when we are wrong. Ask Him to forgive you & accept that forgiveness. Many times we dwell on things God has already forgiven us for & live in defeat. Jesus can use anyone for anything. All sin does to a believer is make them feel worthless & believe the lies that the enemy would rather have us believe so we can't accomplish God's perfect will for our lives.
God can remove any influence of sin from your life no matter what it is, if we sincerely ask Him.
John chp 4 vs. 13 & 14 " Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Don't be defeated by your weaknesses, confess them & ask for help & definately continue in the walk of faith.


Vacay from work & blogworld:-)

I've been M.I.A. lately because of vacation. It's really fun so far & some awesome things have happened.
So, I recently returned from NY where I spent alot of quality time with my sisters (soo fun & well needed, we hardly get to see each other!) Pumkin Pie was spoiled rotten the entire time & she loved it; once again refusing to return to Jamaica ( This has happened everytime for the past three years, guess she's a city girl at heart).
I'll share a few pics of our time there. My vacay officially ends next week but I feel revived & ready for work again:-)
God has definately been gracious & provided for us in many awesome ways. All glory to Him:-)




Mother-daughter bonding!