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20 Random Facts About Me!

1. People think I’m an extrovert, but I am most likely a mixture of extrovert and introvert. I can be the life of the party or sit in the corner watching everyone else. Sometimes I can actually be very shy!

2. I am adopted by my Dad – he married my Mom, because I was part of the package! I always think it’s funny when people tell me I look like my Dad, because I do not have his dna, although I have always had all of his love and acceptance.

3. I love collecting and have in my life time had many different collections – comic books, star wars figures, knieves and antiques just to name a few…

4. I love the outdoors – almost anything outdoors is a treat to me…

5. My very first job was at a bank before I was a teenager. (I watered their grass!)

6. In High School I was voted “Most School Spirit” along with the Cheerleading Captain Kelly Burgess!

7. My current comfort binge show on Netflix is Supernatural.

8. Two of the most meaningful relationships in my life have been with my “PA” on my Dad’s side and my “Granny” on my Mom’s side.

9. I was across the street neighbors with Cher, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in NYC for one week back in the early 90’s.

10. I currently have 3 tattoos – an eagle on my wrist, the word “blessed’ on the side of my hand and the “lion and lamb” on my upper arm.

11. I love just about any kind of food, but my regular goto food is BBQ, Mexican, Japanese, pretty much any meat and three w/ corn bread and I will flat out hurt myself on cube steak with rice and gravy!

12. I would really like to travel one day and I love going pretty much anywhere, because I have found that there are very interesting things all around us, even in our back yards…

13. I like pretty much all genres of music and usually listen to whatever I’m in the mood for, but grew up on classic country… (Hank, Waylon, Willie, Haggard and Jones = you get the picture???

14. My favorite word is probably “GRATITUDE”, because so much of our lives can be set right if we will begin to practice an attitude of gratitude.

15. I don’t really have any superstitions, but I still lick my finger and draw an x on the corner of the windshield anytime a black cat runs across the road in front of me.

16. I used to have bad migranes and terrible stomach aches, but outgrew them thankfully. I will still get a headache if a bad weather front is coming through, but other wise I stay pretty healthy.

17. My favorite animal was my horse Ceasar. My time with my horse and riding my 08 Harley Davidson Heritage Motorcycle got me through some hard times in life.

18. A favorite movie I could watch over and over is Tombstone!

19. My favorite color is blue, with purple coming in a close second.

20. My favorite candy bar goes back and forth between Snickers and Milky Way, but I also love Butterfinger, Resses Cup, Babe Ruth, Moon Pies – well pretty much anything sweet!

Peace Of Mind!

The mind is a very powerful thing. With our mind, we can make or break life. We can give into the limits of the flesh or tap into the unlimited power of our Creator. This is very often a battle we find ourself engaged in and rather than fight our way through it, any times we just give up with the attitude that “this is just life!”

But, it’s not just life, unless we choose for it to be. We have the power, if we are willing to utilize it. We will either control our mind or our mind will control us. When our mind connects with it’s Creator, we have the potential to be positive, creative and intuitive, which leads to our growing and being a blessing.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. -Colossians 3:2

By allowing our mind to connect with Spirit, we are making a choice to not give up control, but to take control back with God’s help to make our mind and His mind one. To set our mind is to make a choice in the direction that we are going to allow it to be empowered.

God is love and when m mind becomes love, I am invited to be a co-creator with the great “I AM” and I am destined for breakthroughs, miracles and blessings as I learn to walk with confidence through God’s mercy, grace and love. This is a beautiful thing!

When we allow our ind to connect and yield to God’s Spirit, we are able to take on and take out the wrong, self defeating and limiting thoughts of this world we live in. Our mind can be a worst enemy or a best friend. When we train our I’d to see, understand and act as our Creator, the dimension of the miraculous opens up and the unexplainable begins to manifest in incredible and breath taking ways.

Set your mind on things above, you will be glad you did!

The Power Of Being Present!

So many of us are failing to live life, because we are distracted by the failures of yesterday or anxious about the worries of tomorrow. We miss the holiness of the present moment, because we are not fully present. Part of us is stuck in the past and part of us is lost in the future and whatever is left over is trying to get by in this human experience. This is no way to live this amazing and beautiful gift called life.

To live in the power of the present we must learn from yesterday, our past mistakes and failures and then let them go and move on. Otherwise we run the risk of totally missing the present and all the miracles and blessings it has to offer. To live in the power of the present we must learn to not get drawn out of the now by worrying about tomorrow and what may or may not happen.

Insurance companies know that a large percentage of the stuff we worry about never happens and this is why they rake in billions of dollars a every year, because somehow we are convinced that giving them our money buys us a little peace of mind, just in case???

Luke 12:25-31 says: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”

In this moment, we have the perfect, infinite and empowering love of God. When I learn to live in the present moment, by not being distracted by the past or lost in the future, I am free to experience the salvation that breaks the thoughts that attempt to enslave me. In this place of power, nothing has the strength to hold me back or keep me down, except my thoughts which I choose to empower.

In this beautiful place of love, this majestic present moment, I receive forgiveness, restoration and am filled with everything I need to live the most amazing human experience ever. In this moment I can choose to give what I have received, showing that I truly get it and releasing the weight of burdens that had long enslaved me. In this moment, I am open to miracles and realize that life is a day and eternity. In this moment, I am everything I am created to be and nothing that gets in the way of the Master’s plan for my blessing and fulfillment.

Today, right now in this very moment, I choose to live in the unlimited power of the present. I learn from and let go of past sins and failures for myself and others. I keep my thoughts under control and focused, so that I do not wander and get lost in an uncertain future and instead find in the power of this present moment the opportunity to create a future of blessing that chases me rather than having me chase it. I allow love to get rid of fear and light to overcome darkness, so that I might be, do and experience all I was created for.

Forgive what was, don’t get lost in what might be and choose to grab hold of what is and enjoy the presence and peace of the One who brought you to the dance in this present moment – it truly is magic!