Do You Know What Today Is?

IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY!!

Yes! We have been exploring together for exactly ONE YEAR today! Man, I can’t even believe it! I mean I literally remember sitting at my desk (at work) wondering if I should even embark on this journey. I promise I’m so glad I did!

Journeying with you all has taught me so much about myself! I mean, this month last year, God revealed, I knew absolutely nothing about Alyshia-Mae. He showed me, in order to move forward, I had to look backward one last time. So, I chose to do the work! I’m still doing the work… I will forever be doing this work!

Wow! How did I miss the significance of this month? I’m celebrating our first year together while getting settled into an entirely new state! You all journeyed with me through my first trip to Kentucky! Christmas of last year! Now, I live here!!! On top of all that, 2 years ago, on October 6th, 2017, I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior! As you can see, October has been HUGE for me these last couple of years.

Prior to this realization, I use to HATE the month of October! I mean between, clowns, vampires, bats, and zombies, I felt I couldn’t leave the house without being scared out of my mind. I would make sure to be locked in my home before dark and to turn off all the lights on Halloween, to ensure no one knocks on my door. Now, I just feel free. I’m amazed at how God will use a month I dread to bring me back to life! I’m so excited to see how He reveals Himself, even further, to me in this beautiful month!

Are y’all ready to explore on a deeper level? Throughout this last year, I’ve learned to accept all aspects of my past. With me being comfortable with, and accepting my past, it opens up an entirely deeper, more intimate level of exploring!

It’s a beautiful feeling to not fear judgment. To know who you are, in the Father. To accept your mistakes and FORGIVE YOURSELF, as you ask for forgiveness. I thank God for the person I am today, and am ecstatic to pursue Him on an even deeper level throughout this next year of journeying!

I want to take the time out to say THANK YOU ALL!! From the ones who have been with me since Taking a Chance, to the ones who are journeying with us for the first time today, and everyone in between… I LOVE YOU!

I appreciate you, you don’t know how much it means to know I have family in 56 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. This is only the beginning! I am enthusiastic to see what this next year brings!!

Please note we will not be exploring this Saturday (10/12). I have to get some things situated here in Kentucky. We will be back to our normal schedule the following Saturday (10/19).

Stay tuned as I continue…

“Working on me- While sharing with you!”

I love y’all!

As always, feel free to ask questions and/or leave feedback in the comments section.

(All new journeys will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

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The Road Traveled Matters (Break Down)

~Oh Hey Family!! I pray the last two weeks have been felt with love and joy! I had a beautiful vacation, spending some much needed time with my family in Kentucky!

Before we get started, I need to say if you haven’t read The Road Traveled Matters, I highly recommend doing so to ensure you understand this week’s journey. (It’s 3-5 minutes… DON’T BE LAZY!) This week, as promised, we are going to revisit The Road Traveled Matters, and journey through the meaning behind it. Ready to explore? Perfect! Indulge and Enjoy!!~

I’ve realized, in previous journeys, when I share thought-provoking information with you guys, I don’t give you a chance to form your own opinion. I want to give you all time to explore and digest what we’ve explored and then the following week, if needed, I’ll break down the journey. One last time, if you haven’t read The Road Traveled Matters, please go back and do so at this time…

Alright, so the title itself really is the underlying message I desire to put out. I’ve run into so many people, all on different walks in life, who seem comfortable (too comfortable) “allowing the universe” to dictate their future. Using statements such as, “My story was written long before I got here,” or something similar, to defend why they don’t see a need to live out their destiny. I, personally, do not wholeheartedly agree.

Yes, I am a Christian and I do believe God is the Author of my narrative. However, I also believe God gave us free will to allow us to choose the roads traveled throughout our story. In The Road Traveled Matters, the Prince chooses a road of no work and all pleasure. He didn’t have to have the Princess locked away in a castle, but that’s the one he chooses as his wife.

Instead of doing the work and training to ensure he would be successful in rescuing the princess HE CHOSE, he signed the contract, a black magic contract, giving him access to the strength and skills he needed to slay the dragon. Did it work? YES! He slew the dragon and kissed his princess…

The moment his lips touched hers, the contract had been fulfilled. But everyone knows there’re terms and conditions with ALL contracts. Now he finds himself in the middle of a war, back to where he started, wondering how he can get to his princess…

The road the prince is traveling was not “the universe” nor was it “God’s plan.” God’s plan was him finding a princess, putting in the work, and staying with her. The road he chose made his narrative more difficult. A prince doesn’t belong in war. Unfortunately, because of HIS CHOICES, he has altered his narrative…

What appears to be the easy way out isn’t always easy. We don’t know what’s lurking in the twists and turns of life. However, we know right from wrong. We know nothing in this life is just given to us at no cost whatsoever. Therefore, if we choose to take the easy way out, we have to also be ready to deal with the consequences that may follow.

We have to take ownership of the choices we make in life. We can’t continue to blame the universe and, in some instances even blame God, for the actions we chose to make. I’m not going to give a bunch of examples or go on a tangent of what’s right and wrong because I don’t feel it’s needed. I’m sure you understand what I’m saying.

As always, feel free to ask questions and/or leave feedback in the comments section.

(All new post will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.

The Road Traveled Matters

~Hey Beautiful People! I pray something happened, this week to soothe your soul. On this journey, I want to tell you a story. I’m not going to explain it nor am I going to tell you why I wrote it… Okay, if you really want to know why I wrote it, just leave it in the comments, I’ll tell you in the next post!

Oh, next Saturday, April 20th, there will not be a post. I’ll be enjoying some much needed vacation time. Posting will resume April 27th. Ready to explore? Alright! Indulge and Enjoy!~

Following the coordinates given to him to find his Princess, he approaches the castle door with caution. After the fight he had just encountered with the vicious beastly dragon, he didn’t know what dangers could be awaiting once he walked inside of the rustic, Gothic-looking castle. He paused and took a long deep drag of fresh air to calm his nerves.

He pulls on the door and to his surprise, it opens without him using any strength. Walking the long dark hallway he hears rummaging behind him. Fearlessly, he pulls his sword and assumes a fighting stance but, the noise was gone. Resuming his journey down the dark, gloomy, tunneled passageway leading him to his princess, he contemplates the choices he made leading to this moment.

Pushing open the door, directly at the end of the hall, he sees his princess awaiting his kiss to wake her. He runs to her and kisses her gently on the lips expecting her to awaken.

**BOOM- POW-POW- POW-BBDDAATT**

Turning to his left his eyes confirm the loud abrupt explosion ringing through his ears, bringing him to his reality. You see, he didn’t get to his princess all by himself. In all actuality, he’s a fearful coward. Lacking faith and strength, he chose to cheat, signing a contract with the evilest man you could imagine… Fairy-tales call him Mr. Rumpelstiltskin and the world refers to him as the devil…

Soothed by true love’s first kiss, the prince was struck with pain, as a bullet rips through the flesh of his forearm. Looking down, he notices a gun in front of him. Diving to the ground, bullets continue to zip past him. Picking up his gun and surveying his surroundings confusion overwhelms him. Then it hits him. He remembers a strange phrase the evil man mentioned as he was signing the contract….

“You can’t have love without war.”

The prince was on a battlefield. Realizing he may never feel the kiss of his love again. Unless… He wonders if he won this war, would he be united with his princess. Still not understanding his life is no longer his own…

Don’t forget to tell me in the comments if you want to know what all this means to me and why I choose to write it this week! Also, remember, there will NOT be a journey April 20th. I pray you and your families a very Happy Easter!!

As always, feel free to ask questions and/or leave feedback in the comments section.

(All new post will be uploaded Saturdays by 12:30 EST)

I am BEAUTIFUL. I am PASSIONATE. I will LOVE.