Friend Me


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“The word friend may very well be the most misunderstood word in the world.”

Social media opened our eyes to a plethora of people’s worst emotional struggles. One struggle in particular warrants attention in my opinion. It’s the issue of people starving for attention, acceptance and what they deem as friendships. Some people really go off the deep-end with this, acting as if people they befriend on social networks become actual friends. This thing about ‘friends’ and how many you have on sites like #Facebook has taken on a life of it’s own. I wouldn’t be surprised if some Facebook ERS are loosing sleep over not having a lot of #Facebook friends.

It’s unbelievable how many people actually give credence to the number of friends they have on social networks like Facebook . I chose to use Facebook as an example because it’s fueled by members hunger to amass so-called friends in large numbers. However, even though Twitter pushes  getting ‘followers’, the concept and end-goal is the same. Tweeters tweet to get followers.

The word friend should never be used “all willy nilly or taken lightly.” There’s no way anybody on earth could realistically have more than a few ‘ride or die’ friends. In fact, you’re lucky if you have one person you can truly call a friend.

“A friend never intentionally hurts you, either by word or deed and will take your secrets to the grave. If you know anything about Facebook posts, those kind of friends consistently take the F out of friend.

The kinda friend I’m talking about could never be confused for an associate, buddy or friend with Fringe benefits. This friend stands by you through thick N thin. They cherish your life as much as their own. A true friend is also a life- long friend, regardless of one’s perspective geographic, or pattern of communication.

I’m so thankful to God for blessing me with at least one loyal lifelong friend, and with a few more worth their weight in gold….and who have always been there for me and me for them.

I do not take this blessing of true friendships for granted and know my life could have been different.

The most important lesson I’ve learned about friends is that, ” friend requests” aren’t necessary or relevant in real relationships; and quantity even in friends never represent quality.

Honesty 


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Honesty is the best policy is much more than an old saying.” In a Christian’s life, “honesty is the only policy.” This requirement sounds like a no-brainer but let me tell you, walking with Jesus demands much more than brains. A brain whether good or bad can tell you something’s right when it’s wrong, especially when Satan gets in your head.

If you’ve been around the block some, you know it takes much more energy to keep up with untruths than it does to tell the truth. Yet, none of that matters to some folk. And yes, none of us are perfect, but most people strive to not lie or at least not make it a habit. You can lie without ever mumbling a word, your actions can do all the work. However, when you attach words to your actions you’ve upped the wrong, big time. Now you’ve given the untruth fuel. Everybody knows fuel has to be replenished……

God hates liars, and I can understand why. Liars ruin lives. Liars can’t be trusted. Liars live to embellish truth at any cost, so…..who needs them? Well, Satan loves a liar, because he’s all about tricks! In Satan’s army liars are indispensable. They make it possible for him to confuse people, mislead folk and steal their joy. Is this the kind of life you wanna live, the life of a liar? No, I don’t think so,

Strive to be honest as you journey through this often complicated life, because one day every one of us will have to explain our actions and lies!

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow


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“I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.” Luke 7:27

I am thankful for this day; this is the day that You Lord have made. Father God I will rejoice and be glad in it. I am forever grateful for the power in the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to protect, cleanse, heal, deliver, sanctify, redeem, justify, and to make all things new. Amen

I don’t know what God has in store for me but I’m ready to receive it. My life has taken several turns over the last decade, some were a little scary.

Two years ago, and around this very same manner month, I was wondering if I was gonna get laid off. During that same month my daughter learned her doctor would be releasing her to go back to work….this was after being off on medical leave for a year. She was about to need a sitter!

There was no way for neither my daughter nor myself to know that God was working it out. The Lord can move mountains you can’t even see. If He did it for me and He’ll do it for you. Long story short, “what I thought was a bad thing, God turned into a good thing.” And, as for my daughter; He made a way out of no way.

The two of us were in two different cities, she had no other options for child care, and her job called for nonstandard hours. When the dust settled, my husband and I ended up moving back to my home state so I could help keep my grandkids. What a mighty God I serve!

Minister Neecy

Social Media Makes Minds of All Kind Matter


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Times have changed! No longer can we pretend racism is a thing of the past, thanks to social media and it’s intentional mission to provide a free-form social networking platform to dialog, inform, enlighten and report, while keeping it real. You can speak your mind even if it only make sense in your head! On today’s social media websites, everyday people have 24/7 opportunities to go where they’ve never gone before, to get fed mentally, intellectually, socially or emotionally.

For those of us who indulge in social media, we know at times the truth does the opposite of setting us free, especially on social media. However, we take our chances anyway. We love to expand our reality.

Social media has single-handedly exposed every type of evil in the world, as well as those who perpetrate it. Once a post hits the internet highway, or pics and videos, the after-math is usually explosive, revealing and sometimes damaging, definately hard to contain.
Yet there are those who continue denying certain social ills are a thing of the past….doesn’t matter if it’s in black & white.

Today race issues as well as other prevalent social issues dominate every major social media website, especially #Facebook, #Twitter and #Google Plus. These sites also share mainstream and non-mainstream news articles on various topics. “You can’t find what they offer collectively and for free any other place.”

If you don’t understand the plight and fight of others, you can get schooled on Facebook. Some will say a lot off what you read on social media isn’t true? I say a lot of what I read or watch on mainstream media ain’t true! Also, any media source worth mentioning has a Facebook page? This means you can get the best of both world’s when visiting social media sites. Above all else get understanding!

I’m so happy to be alive during this era and to finally have a non-biased news and lifestyle specific relaying resource at my disposal. If I only had a choice between watching #FOX News or reading Facebook posts about or on current news and other stories, I’d choose Facebook hands down.

When #Facebook is used in the way it was intended, it’s a powerful resource!

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Praying For Safe Passage


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“Father God, Bless my husband and I, other truck Drivers, their riding companions and everybody else on the road this morning”

I’ve been on the road with my honey 11 days now. This journey is different than any other I’ve taken on. There’s a whole nother’ world out here, “it’s the world of truckers!” This lifestyle is not for most and definitely challenging.

I would never have thought I could function in such a small space, but I’m doing it. However,  Marcus said I brought too many clothes and other stuff???? When we go home we’ve gotta off-load some stuff, but somethings won’t be negotiable LOL

Thank all truckers, men and women who are on the road every single day delivering goods to your stores so you have food and clothing.  Lord, they go through so much stress making sure their freight is delivered on time.  When hazardous conditions arise I pray You keep us safe.  When running behind, give us Your peace in the moment. Father, I pray for safe journeys for all!  Amen

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Say Yes To Peace of Mind


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Good morning everyone.

“Today is a good day to evaluate the company you keep.”

It took many years for me to recognize the warning signs of toxic people. Once I accepted God as Head in my life, He blessed me with the gift of discernment. 

A discerning spirit equips you with an ability to see into a person’s abyss. In other words, you can see the heart, which is the soul of the conscience.

If the heart is not right the mind is not right and what one does with a contrite heart is mostly wrong.

You don’t want hard-hearted people in your circle, they require too much work and they drain you to the point of emptiness, if you let them. I don’t anymore!

Remember, the battle is not yours, It’s the Lord’s!

Minister Neecy

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God Hears Your Cry


What speaks to me today.

“As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.”
Psalm 38:

In this life you will come to know pain! There’s no way to live a life void of it. The good thing about pain is that it strengthens all who endure it. Yes my friend, pain makes you stronger and less fragile in times of distress. Distress is just a blessed mess!

“God hears your cry!”

As for today, no matter how it starts off, thank God for putting you smack dabb im the middle of it. Honor Him for favoring you. Embrace the lesson before you, while believing with all your heart…..a blessing is attached somewhere, because it is!

If you couldn’t get through this, God would not have brought you to it. There is no problem too big for God!

Minister Neecy

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Thank God For Hump Day


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To my family and friends, enemies too. “If you’re reading this text I know God is working on you.” We are all a work in progress. As for traditional work, those we work for and along side, should see the love of God in us, even as we labor.

Today was hump day! Since jobs are a gift from the Lord, our words at work should exemplify those of a thankful and appreciative heart. There should be no doubt in anybody’s mind, that God is Head in your life, your provider, comforter and protector.

Thank God if you have somewhere to hump! They’re a lot of people unemployed or seriously underemployed out here.

Lord I thank you for everything and everybody in my life. Help me refrain from complaining about things I don’t have. I know I’m truly blessed. 

Amen!

Minister Neecy

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The Greatest Story Ever Told Is About Jesus Christ


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You can choose to believe Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary on Christmas day or you can spend the rest of your life trying to disprove it. I choose to believe, because, frankly there’s just too much evidence of His miracles to deny His birth.

The story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ is unmatched by any other human’s life story; it’s also the greatest story ever told. God wants us to know that the story about His son Jesus Christ is not a fairy tale. “Reading about His life will change yours forever.”

Jesus was born in the year 4 B.C., in the city of David, Bethlehem. He was born of the virgin Mary, put inside her by the Holy Spirit. When Baby Jesus was born Angels announced His coming to all the world. Excluding Gods creation of heaven and earth; there has never been anything as magnificent as the birth of Jesus Christ, and there never will.

On this day, many moons ago, on what we call Christmas day, even shepherds  gave honor when this King was born. The event was so magnificent wise men were summoned from afar by the shining of a glorious star. Christmas day deserves praise and recognition  from all those who claim to love the Lord.

Fast forwarding: Baby Jesus was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth, instead, He was raised in the small rural town of Nazareth. His father Joseph was a carpenter who taught him how to use the tools of his trade. Carpentry requires manual labor as well as special skills. “Jesus was a hard worker.” What about you? Is this the life you envision when you consider being more like Christ?

On this Christmas Eve, I want to begin my Christmas celebration by acknowledging and believing with all my heart, my Savior was truly born on Christmas day.

Next I want to thank Him for saving me and blessing me with my cell phone ministry.

I started my cell phone ministry on February 9, 2014, about a month after my sister Phyllis passed away in California. On that day, I identified about 18 people I thought I could ask if I could send daily inspirational text messages too, and not get cussed out. Yes I got permission first and still do.

Today that list has grown to  (71) people. Yes I send 71 people an inspirational text message almost every day. I have missed a few days, but not many.

I have 6 groups of 6-10, 4 groups of 2 and the rest didn’t want to be in a group, they get a personal daily inspirational text message. God is so good!

Thank all of you who told somebody who told somebody else, about this ministry and for praying for those who requested prayer from time to time.

I even have a couple of anonymous brothers or sisters too, they just texted me their cell number and asked to be added to our ministry, I still don’t know their names, but God does.

I’m so overjoyed today, hope you’re feeling it too. My goal is to add 29 more people to our list, reaching 100,  by the end of January, with your help of course. What a wonderful Christmas it’s been for me!

Merry Christmas everybody, have a wonderful day and I hope you’ll find a way to be a blessing to Jesus Christ first, by blessing another in word, thought or deed on this wonderful Christmas day.

Thank You Lord for keeping me, blessing me and protecting me, so I can honor the most celebrated birthday in the wide world. Merry Christmas to all of you.  Amen

Minister Neecy

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