The Tearing Down of Garrisons

It is no secret what my country is currently going through. Criminal forces have risen up against the security forces in battle for control over Tivoli & organized crime in general. Extraditions, distrust of government, a country held hostage by years of corruption & little distinction between who is good & who is just plain bad. People brainwashed for subsistence.

It is easy to say that if this & that was not done then we would not be in this position. There are allegations and accusations but how will all that help the people of a nation who hang their heads in shame & disgrace at the turn of events? It all boils down to SIN. Jamaica has more churches per square mile than any other country, and therefore the country & it's people are under constant attack from satan and the forces of evil. No one has ever once proclaimed Jesus & not received enemy opposition. But what appears to occur slowly & surely starting with just one life giving over victory to the devil, then another then another etc. things have become rapidly immoral & sinful.  2 Corinthians 11 vs. 3-"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." 

People who have no hope in a life committed to Jesus Christ don't understand that these things must come to past. Ephesians 6 vs. 12-"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." This is an example of what the Bible means by "perilous times", "wars and rumours of wars". God hates sin. Sin can have no place in Heaven. Jamaica is full of God's people. Sin has to be destroyed and the people repent to save our nation. Christians! Renounce the lies and deception of the enemy. Be set apart! Psalm 26 vs. 9-12-"Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me. My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord."

Now with boldness and with the Word of God as our guide, we need to fast & pray away the violence & shame. We need to praise God & run the corruption and evil out of our nation. 2 Corinthians 10 vs. 4-5-" (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"


Thank God It's Friday & It's Fashionable

Just three months ago I had a terrible sprain in my right foot, my right knee had been previously broken & hurt in the process so it was no fun at all. I used crutches for a few days & had to keep my foot wrapped in the days. At work they graciously let me use a downstairs office until I could comfortably make it upsatirs on my own again.* I work at a local teachers' college that was originally the first hotel in my town, so it's mucho old. No elevators etal*

For awhile I really thought I would be sentenced to wearing flats for the rest of my life; It was that painful. Pookie had to massage my foot every night for weeks, he did most of the cooking etc. as well. I really love him, and that whole experience made me appreciate him more. Well back to the reason for the post. There is absolutely Nothing wrong with flats, I love them but at the time of my accident I wasn't wearing them often enough. Well after two months of flats I was starting to really miss my heels, some outfits just didn't look the same with flats. And I had alot of those outfits. My work actually encourages at least a small heel as it provides "a more professional look".

I prayed alot for full healing for my foot but everybody had a horror story of why sprains were worse than broken bones. A broken knee that I had for years always acted up on me, so that didn't sound too hopeful. But about  four weeks ago I realised things weren't so bad & I could actually wear some of my heels again.
So I had this one pair that I was afraid of trying again. I've had it since last June & I think I only wore it twice, four inch pumps are not in my regular diet. Three inches I'm really comfortable with. Well this morning I decided to brave it since my foot has been feeling 100% for weeks now.

...So today I'm giving God thanks for where He's brought me from & I'm wearing these... in grey
I went to bed at 2am this morning, so I had no time to take a pic in my shoes, maybe later:-)

Nine West Women's Hearts Mary Jane,Black Leather,6 M US


Where does your confidence lie?

James Chapter 4 verse 10- "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up."

Last week I read a Neil Anderson's devotion Daily in Christ 5/12

and he put humility in perspective for me by simply stating that "humility is placing confidence in Christ, instead of in ourselves."
I don't know about anyone else but the whole concept of humility has left me a little confused before reading that devotional text. I had always wondered if taking great care in my appearance, being too defensive etc. meant I wasn't practicing humility. Then it was as clear as the day after rain, whenever I do things or plan to do stuff or if I ever think about situations from my ability, with no regard for what God can do through me or for me, then I'm not being humble. Humility is not having a low self-esteem but having a confidence in every situation that God will work things out.

Also, when I was in the second grade, I had a teacher who used one word to describe each student and that word started with the same letter as our first names. She described me as "Meek Moya" I thought at the time that it was because I was quiet & reserved. And like many other people I related meekness to weakness. Neil Anderson put this simply as well "Meekness is great strength under great control". After seeing it explained like that I am humbled that my teacher had seen meekness in me at that age and it made me reflect on the work God was presently doing in my life. I have seen where I've been learning more & more to place all my confidence in God about EVERYTHING! And placing my trust with Him has led to His strength totally enveloping me & seeing me through them all.

A few months ago I had spoken about my husband's work situation in this post. Well it lasted about a month and he's been unemployed since. It doesn't help that our country is facing some really "trying " times. Well we had to change alot of things we did. And persons who have gone through this or are going through a similar situation can testify that none of it is easy. The only easy thing is trusting God to take care of everyday. But sometimes it's hard to reach that place of easily trusting Him.

It becomes easy when we realise that the God we serve is Powerful, Almighty, Owns everything, and there is Nothing Impossible for Him. So I know Who I serve, in Whom my confidence lies and this has been my rock for the past couple months. The Creator of the heavens and the earth knows what He's doing and what He has planned for our family:)


Thank God It's Friday & It's Fashionable

The outfit I'm wearing today is one I feel totally comfortable in; It's definately a "go-to" outfit since I don't usually need to iron it. I love the classic feel of it & I feel oh so feminine in it:-)


Blouse: Mom bought it somewhere in NY, the tag says Voice
Skirt: I don't remember which store I bought it, the tag says Geri C. New York
Shoes: Madden Girl, bought @ Marshalls (I think I paid $25 for it)
Bag: Gift with purchases from Macy's

Sweet as Pie

This morning my little girl says to me: "Mommy, I want a hug!"
Me: "Aww." (hugging her)
Pie pie: "I thank Jesus for the gift of you to me"*whispers*
Me: (heart melting & forming a pool in my stomach)

Us going to church one Sunday:-)
NB* Ignore messy room please! Cannot edit/crop photo here @ work!


Thank God It's Friday & It's Fashionable

One of my favourite accessories right now is the cardigan. It can add sophistication, comfort or just 'spice up' any outfit:-)  Adorable belted or not, buttoned or open, it's a wardrobe staple in my book! Enjoy the pics.

I couldn't help adding some cute ones from jcrew for Pie Pie!
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Thursday's Prayer

James chapter 4 verse 8a "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you."

Yesterday while fasting, I came to realise a few things about my present relationship with God: too many things were coming between us, I wasn't making as much time as I could for him, and my doubts & fears had been steadily increasing because of the first two reasons.

Sometimes I wonder what my purpose is in a certain situation & why I feel disconnected from God when I'm trying to seek him about something important. And if I would only ask myself these questions, I would know the answer. Do you find that your daily devotions have just become routine? Are you spending less time each day in meaningful prayer? Do you really make enough time for God each day? Do you obey him without considering yourself?

I realised that self gets in the way alot with my walk with God. What do others think about me?-When His word instructs us only to be concerned with what our Master thinks of us. I don't feel comfortable & why should I go out of my way when it won't benefit me? etc. Self. Pride. Idolatry. When something else determines our actions and beliefs over what God wants us to do or believe.

I have continuously & for too long made self-doubting get in the way of my relationship with God. It is a lie from the enemy, when God tells me I can & I say I can't, I'm not ready yet.

"Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I renounce every lie of the enemy in my life. Father help me to live in the freedom and victory I have in You and Your salvation. I pray for a healing touch from You, renew my mind, my heart, my body and my soul. Master Potter, remake me in Your wonderful image. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."