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When I Choose Truth, I Am Choosing Freedom.

There has been times in my life when I did not want to face the truth.  It was scary..... It was messy....... It was fear based from my own insecurities...... It was reality I did not want to deal with, and it was freedom I had yet to embrace.
Someone once told me, if I did not stop and face my giants in life, they would continue to chase me.  My giants grew, overshadowed me and consumed every area in my life.  I had no peace..... I walked in false happiness..... I believed if I ignored them long enough they would just simply disappear. I lived in a bubble of false pretenses. A bubble I created on my own. 
Over time I have learned truth is not the enemy. Truth may be scary.It may be a little messy when I am getting to the core root of an issue, however there is so much restoration waiting for me once I get there. I am living proof to walk and abide in my daddy God's word, truth is my freedom.
There was a time I had a hurtful issue within my family. It was a truth I did not want to deal with…

It's Here.....She Stands, the book!

Well after several years of going back and forth, it's completed!!  The Lord put on my heart to write this book and invite a few other ladies to share their stories. I was uncertain how this project would turn out, after all I have never written a book.  It took some time and a lot of trust in my daddy God to complete, and  I am so glad it is!!  Each story is a story of hope and shows how our daddy God is forever working in our lives!!

 I invite you all to order your copy and be encouraged that no matter what trials you are going through .... you too can stand!!
Many thanks to all who have contributed in way form or another in the publication " She Stands"
I call you all blessed!!!


Click this link to purchase your paper back copy.
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Forever His Daughter,
Stacey

Forget Me Not......

Photo Credit: Caleb George Hannah was one of two wives to Elkanah. Though her husband loved her greatly, scripture tells us her womb was closed. She watched year after year her rival , Peninnah give birth to many sons and daughters. Every year when time came to go up and make an offering to the Lord, her husband gave her a double portion. Peninnah provoked her for her barren womb and she, Hannah, wept. 1Samuel 1:8 Then Elkanah her husband  said to her; " Hannah , why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?" I can only imagine how Hannah must have felt. Her emotions misunderstood by her husband, taunted by another and forgotten by God. Or so she thought. God's timing is never our own. I have my seasons it seems the womb of life is closed to me.  The desires I want, needs I believe should be handled instantly, cries I long to be answered and my silent prayers of  "forget me not." It's easy to pres…

Speak Lord

Photo Credit: Christopher Wind I can feel the sun's warmth; the glowing embers dancing across my face and the brilliance of light causing my eyes to close. It's a unexplained peace in the midst of my own internal voice.  I have portions of my life in which it seems I am peering through windowless bars watching all that is around me. Life seasons changing before my eyes, winning victories and battles fought. And yet not knowing if I am to jump in or remain still. Do I go or do I stay planted? Many questions I have, and answers I have yet to receive.  This place of isolation of sorts has become another season of growth; a place where He chips away the old to allow the new to surface. Transition can be hard, it can be uncomfortable and yet beautiful all in the same.  In spite of my happiness in general I long for direction, a revelation only He can give me. I pray. I praise. I worship. I trust. Speak Lord............... I seek. I declare. I expect. Speak Lord............ I desir…

When God Says Go, Will You Go?

Photo Credit: Greg Raines
Remembering the story of Jonah , God instructs him to go to the city of Nineveh and preach against it because of all the wickedness there. However Jonah fled from the Lord and ran in the opposite direction. After being thrown into the sea and swallowed by a giant fish for three days, Jonah cries out to the Lord and is then spat up from the belly of the fish to go and do as he was instructed.

Jonah 1:1-3
The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, : Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me." But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarnish, paid the fare and went down into it to with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.

I still have a time wrapping my head around the fact Jonah was in the belly of a fish for three days. I can not fathom the intense grossness of it all. Can you? Had he gon…

When Desires Overshadow Contentment

Photo Credit: Amy Treasure
If I only had more money in my bank account….
If my house was bigger……
If I had a new car I just know I’d be happy…..
If only I could buy that new furniture…….
How many times have we all desired for something more than what we already have?Our bills are paid, but yet desire more extras than our bank accounts allow. We have a home to lay our heads and somehow find fault in its size. The car is paid off but the smell of a new one entertains our thoughts on a daily bases. And the furniture is a tad old but yet not the latest fashion statement we want to make.

There is no wrong in wanting more in life; to be able to upgrade from time to time, take that long awaited vacation or make a brand new purchase for something we have always dreamed of.The downfall comes when the desires of our flesh become more than the contentment of our hearts; when materials things take presence over our spiritual desires.When we look at King Solomon, 1 Kings 3:9, he asks the Lord to give …