Saturday, January 5, 2013

This is something that we all fall victim to, no matter our spiritual beliefs. We want what we want now and we want it to satisfy our own indulgences. Do you want that brand new sports car to improve your status and feel luxurious? Or do you want that car to help you serve others. 

I was watching a show and the wife of Aaron Spelling had a home the size of 2 football fields. This woman had so much STUFF. Why do we get caught up in stuff? Why do we have to have the latest car and cutest outfit and just stuff. The car you drive does not define you, frankly some people don't even car that you drive a Mercedes Benz, Lexus or Rolls Royce. Those are items that don't make you better in actuality if you can't afford it then you shouldn't even be driving it. I have learned over the past year in my walk with God that I am not defined by my stuff. I spend more time now giving away stuff then keeping stuff. So do you want that car to help you serve others, or that home to house someone who just needs a warm place to lay their head. Do you want all the suits, coats and shoes to give to someone who needs it. Lets go through all our stuff this year and bless someone else, you will make someone very happy because its STUFF they don't have.

1 John 3:17 But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won't help him--how can God's love be within him ?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello!!! 2012 was amazing. Some how the years keep getting better and better so it won't surprise me if 2013 brings more fun and excitement than 2012. I have a amazing husband that I  get to spend everyday with; my awesome hubby who makes ordinary life so much better.

We made some changes in our lives and listening to God they have been the correct decisions. Ready! lets look at what 2012 has bought..

Here are our highlights from 2012. We ended 2011 with a powerful Christmas Dinner at my home we had everyone over cooked breakfast and Lunch, we BBQ outside and had a blast.   
  • Switching churches this year well actually 10/11...a huge leap of faith that was led by prayer, we could not be happier!

  • We started a new church and rang in the new year with the most loving people. Sang with Choir and performed in several singing engagements.

  • Celebrated my husbands 53rd Birthday with a lovely dinner and romance.

  • Celebrated with some dear friends weddings and Birthdays, anniversary always fun. We did several 5k walks for different charities - Every woman matters at Jones Beach, Leukemia walk at Cantigue Park, and light the night walk Eisenhower Park all with friends and families.

  • My father and my step-brother are back in our lives what a blessing we are all together now.

  • Always fun when new babys enter families, this year my brother had a bouncing baby boy, my friends Kiesha had a beautiful baby girl.  

  • My Niece was selected by her school to go visit President Obama in a leadrship program down in washington yeah!!! so proud of her. She also won first place in the NYSSMA nationals for singing.

  • Party like a rock start with my niece Imani sweet sixteen, she is getting ready for college so proud of her. 

  • Had the pleasure of being a planner to several weddings and parties this year always fun I know God has so much more in store for me.  My best friend son graduated so proud of Davonte'.

  • Started my Lia Sophia business selling jewelry. Went to Key West on a fabulous vacation in August. Also had some sad days our beloved dog Cas passed away June 30th, 2012.

  • Over the summer we linked up with friends from our former church and God restored friendships in 2012 such a blessing. Celebrated my 42nd birthday in Manhattan with Cirque desoiel Zarkana, wax museum and dinner at serendipity. Anniversay we went to see Mary Poppins on broadway so much fun.

  • Fall 2012 I celebrated my Gods sons 3rd Birthday party @ Whitepost farms with hay rides, singing, animals, corn ummm...good!      

  • Winter 2012 my Floral business took off with big accounts that paid very well ok! I had someone prophecy to me and my husband back in 2009 and said she saw a business with trucks and delivery. I delivered all my floral arrangments that were ordred in my new 2012 truck and smiled all the way to the bank. There is more to come stay tuned.

  • Promotion on my Job and big raise, Thank you Jesus...

  • Had a blessed visit with my in-laws, some said it could never happen, but God said different, we are forming a loving relationship with my mother in-law and I love it!

  • Rang in 2013 with Hubby and looking forward to what God is going to do excited. This year God blessed, healed, united and delivered what a mighty God we serve.
  • We are so excited for what 2013 has in store for the O'Connor family! We already have vacations planned and ideas. We celebrated our 3rd year of marriage in September. Thank you so much to each of my readers for loving us and supporting us through 2012, can't wait for a new year with you!
  •       Peace and blessings my friends......