Monthly Archives: July 2015
Just to let everyone know The Naked Truth’s release date is September 29th. There’s great news though! You can purchase a copy or an e-book at Tate Publishing’s website! Just click below and order yours today. I pray that you will be blessed as you travel your journey.
I am finding when I write blogs or even chapters in my book it normally relates to something going on at a particular moment. Whether it is something in my life or something I have read on FaceBook that triggers a thought process, it is usually a moment by moment thing. As I write I feel inspired by God what He wants me to share. Sometimes it is my own lessons to be learned and I share with others who may be going through something similar and sometimes it’s because of what someone else is going through. Life….moment by moment. Where are you at this moment?
I read today where someone I know was feeling depressed and discouraged; as if no one cared at all. This feeling I can relate to as I know that everyone else can as well. We’ve all been there. It isn’t really a pity party, if you will. It’s a feeling of emptiness and loneliness; physically alone and spiritually empty. Then the tears begin to fall. Some consider that weak, I don’t. When tears begin to fall it’s because we have reached a point of letting go and then God is allowed to step in and do His work. I have felt this a few times within the last year simply because I no longer have my mother to talk to. I know my husband and other family members love me but there’s an emptiness within me without Mama.
I write about this today because I don’t know how many others may be feeling this way. First, a little reassurance ~ you are not alone. We have all felt this way. Second, yes, as you’ve heard many times over, Satan attacks you at your most vunerable times and would like for you to “think” that no on cares. Ah, the father of lies strikes again. Your heavenly Father is always with you. There are times when we don’t “feel” His presence, but He is still there. Feelings come and go ~ you just need to allow this one to pass on by. The song “Tomorrow” says it beautifully ~ “The sun will come out, tomorrow…” and it always does. Even if it is raining the sun still exists just like the Son is always with you.
As a final note ~ you may feel like no one cares but think of the cross. My friend, that is love. Jesus died a horrific death because He loves you and cared for your salvation. When He was alone on the cross He thought of you. In His Word we are told that He came for the brokenhearted. Hold on….pray. Know that you are loved more than you could ever imagine.
This is DeVaughn ~ bringing it home.
My birthday was in April and it was the hardest day I have experienced in a long time. It was the first time I didn’t have Mama to call and sing me Happy Birthday. Sound silly to you? Well, in a way it did to the logical side of me as well. At the same time, I found myself crying on and off all day for it really made me miss Mama even more. I also realized how much it meant to me that she did that every year. Just a simple phone call and her singing to me. When I was working and she couldn’t reach me she would still sing Happy Birthday on my answering machine at home or voice mail on my cell. Another hard lesson how much the little things in life really do matter and not to take them for granted.
Many times over I have heard girls speak of the expensive gifts their boyfriend / husband got them. When I was asked why I married Peter my answer was, “He brings me coffee in bed.” The days I’m in extreme pain he gets me an ice pack and moves my heat pad to the living room so I can at least lie on the couch and watch TV. He may despise some of the little things he has to do when I’m laid up, but sooner or later he will get to it. So many little things day after day that seem to go unnoticed, and probably do once in a while; it’s these little things we need to remember when times get hard.
Recently, everything that could go wrong has. The enemy has been attacking us from every direction from health to finances. It’s time to remember the little things that God has always done for us during these times. For example: the many times He calmed my storms when I have been close to a seizure, the many times He has provided financially at the last minute, the time He sent an officer to help us out of a ditch we slid into on an icy road, and the list goes on and on. Every day God blesses each of our lives but because it’s not a major bush burning experience we tend not to pay attention to the little things He is doing and working in our favor.
I want to take the time to urge you to STOP! Stop worrying and start praying and praising. Take the time to remember when He has been there for you to help you through the times you are going through now. Start living in faith instead of talking about having faith.
This is Devaughn ~ bringing it home.