Servant Heart-A word to build on

I’m learning so much lately. I went to church this morning and during slivers of reflection can’t help but say to myself “you have done more this year than you have in year’s past”

     In December I told myself that I would do everything I felt God call me to do. I was giving him from January 1st-December 31st 2016 to do what he wants through me. LOL! I know– who am I to bargain with GOD??? It’s my style and He knows that and yet still loves me. 

   I would not say no, I would not whine,or be fearful. I would just have a “suck it up cupcake” mentality and do it with a good heart. 
    Let me tell you; it has been paying off and has been quite a whirlwind all at once. I am reading more books than I have in a long time, I found a job I am enjoying and that allows me the balance I need, I’m finding time for hobbies (working on a cookbook) , I’ve tried out for my church’s music ministry team,and created a networking presentation I am putting into action. 

    But the most exciting piece is:

My relationship with the Lord is growing in ways that to describe it would sound surreal. 

He is ever present.

This journey while filled with lots of good and joyous moments is also filled with learning some tough lessons.

    The hardest one for me: learning to have a TRULY servant heart.

Man-o-man this one is tough! 

Pride jumps in, fear of rejection or ungratefulness  jumps in. However, today in church I was reminded that to truly love the Lord you MUST have a servant heart regardless of the outcome with those around you. 

     He wants us to love and give selflessly.

I can’t guarantee the rest of my life to be perfect in this area. I can though commit to the next seven days of servant heart and see what it will bring about. I feel it to be a calling and as promised,plan to follow.

Here is to the next seven days, are you with me? 


Pureheart Service wititnessing the power of prayer



A closet for more than clothes

Mood today: My heart is still (while my body is going 500 MPH)

Inspiration tune:
Third Day “Revelation”

“Give me a revelation”is how my inspiration tune gets started.

     The music has a steady but strong beat and yes this means my head is swaying back and forth as I blog this post for you.

I love this post title because it reminds me of a time that was truly instrumental in me becoming a Believer. While my faith has taken dips and turns since then,it has never wavered since this particular moment about who I call Lord.

Closets for as long as I have been alive are used to store clothes, shoes, Christmas gifts, shoe boxes and so much more. It is a small room within our home or space that we use to keep things in and hope to goodness that a sweater doesn’t pop out from the crack under the door…

                 AM I RIGHT?

Today’s lovely lesson is going to take you INTO your closet. 

It is going to take you actually going inside your closet and popping a squat. 

You won’t go empty handed and you won’t be alone.

Our lives regardless if you have human beings who rely on you at home or not are still as women—hectic! 

     No matter how much balance you work towards and no matter how many minutes earlier you wake up

                  LIFE JUST HAPPENS… 

and in the process it causes us to have moments where we are weary(and yes, at often times tired)

That’s why it is an absolute necessity 

…AKA no excuses…

 AKA “No is not an option”

Sorry I had to add that because I know many of you personally and you NOT placing yourself as an important priority is quite the stubborn topic!

So as I was sharing: It is an absolute necessity to have a space that has no distraction but is small and comfortable enough where you can become prayerful and relaxed. My closet was a place to breathe and read a book just a couple minutes each night. It didn’t require me to wear any of the fancy clothes that were hanging and it certainly required me to go in barefoot without worry that a heel would break.

My closet did allow me to read quietly… it was also my place to cry silently and to wrap my arms lovingly around myself. I did this alone almost every single day when the kids were little(and sleeping)  and I was a single mom.

   I did this routine daily alone until one day at a moment of pure “overwhelming blah” I raised my hands and told God to come take it all and fix it. I had received too much on my plate and 


Instantly and to some I know it may sound strange but I immediately felt His presence. That is THE day I realized all those days (there were lots and lots) God had been going into that closet with me and was silently listening to my prayers, and was lovingly allowing me to process things at my “own pace”. Because the second I felt I was falling he caught my tears in that closet and I have never seen closets or His love for that matter the same.

You may have a phobia about closets…the point is find a safe place in your home that you can go be transparent with yourself. Take a book, journal, coloring book or anything that will help soothe your mind for just a tad.


here is my real-life nothing fancy closet
Know this place will be there every day and available for you at an affordable “budget friendly” price of FREE. 

No fancy clothes required, or shoes and the only requirement is that you walk in and have an open heart and mind. 

God works wonders when we are still and allow Him to be there with us.

    Time to open our minds to new steps towards the most beautiful year we can have!

 Schedule a minimum of 1 minute per day in the space you find… come back soon and share how it is helping your heart. I would love to know!

Love y’all,