Being Aunthentic

My Investigative Reporting…….

Being Authentic

God, my Jehovah-Rapha, (which means our Healer): You brought me out of darkness into the light and purified my heart, mind, body and soul; SOooo many many years ago now. I love my Bible.

In-love verses that explicitly tell me HOW I am to live, no questions and no what-ifs, ands / or buts. IT is laid out in red and black on white pages. I have been through too much, not to worship You in every part of my being. This conversion has come with a lot of persecution from every angle at times. But, I keep pressing on, am grateful and forever thankful for His rescue. I will continue to praise Him all of my days❣️

“Rules for Holy Living”
Colossians 3

Listen to the incredible song, “Graves to Gardens.”  .Nearly 20 years ago I started planting gardens of every part of my yard that I could. (Knowing, however, since I was 8 yoa that God was calling me, but no guidance to seek or grow in Him. True story and why Children’s Ministries are so important to me today)

This desire brought Him forward and real in my life for many years now. I know why I was planting those gardens every where I could find sensible space, back then.💞

This picture of me is in front of Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo taken by a friend (LU is where my son graduated from in 2012)032a28a0-004f-4fde-ace7-b729be905a41

The Practice of Training

My Investigative Reporting   ……..Teach……..

May we know that by the practice of learning, diligent training, seeking wisdom and discernment; that He uses it to raise us up to help others.  May the LORD use all that He teaches us, and through our own trials and tribulations and learning from Jesus, our ultimate Teacher; that we would rise up to each occasion.    Be the best for God where ever He would have us.  Walk humbly with our God, we can not do any of this in our strength.

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  Phillipians 4:13PIANOTeach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”     Psalm 86:11

Sweet Peace.

My Investigative Reporting: …..Peace…..
How do you know? What does your life look like with peace present?
Sweet peace. It is important for each person to have peace with God, themselves and every person that has crossed their path. Some are a blessing and many a lesson. You have to pray to follow where the Lord leads.  Choose to have peace in every situation and as you are obedient; it is there JOY abounds.   In peace and joy, you can face anything when the Holy Spirit leads you.
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16
(My photo and investigative reporting 6/12/20)

Trust. Simply Said. God First.

My Investigative Reporting …….Trust……..
How does that word make you feel? When do you know to trust? What does that look like? Does it come naturally? What is the reasoning behind …… trust?
God first. Simply said. Even if God doesn’t answer when or how we would like, we still trust Him with the outcome. We still press on to serve and love Him.
I can earnestly say God will show you who and when to trust. There is no confusion in that. He is not the author of any kind of confusion. Pray to discern what the world serves you. Then,
Trust, where and when He leads. #Faith
“Lead me in the Right Path, Lord.”  Psalm 5:8
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”      2 Corinthians 5:7


(My investigative reporting and photo 6/13/2020)


Focus. Think on These Things.

My Investigative Reporting:     …..Focus……..
How do you start your day? What do you “gather” in your day to be your primary focus? What is it on? Is it to serve God where He would have you for that day and with purpose? Is it to live in contentment where ever He has you in this moment of time? Or Is it to live with our own selfish desires?   Giving our heart to God every day for His will to be done in and through us, in all we do or say.   Oh LORD, provide us grace where we fail.  Refine and polish us to get up and be better in our focus; always being Christ-like.  To live with purpose. In Jesus Powerful Name. Amen.
(My investigative reporting and photograph 6/12/2020) My Sideways Cross
” Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”      Phillipians 4:8

He is Our Hope

My Investigative Reporting:      …..Hope…..
What does that look like? Is it based on feeling? Or what is going on around you? Or things unseen? Things life has thrown at you? Simply said, it is our unshakeable firm foundation and faith in Christ.
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”   💜   1 Peter 3:15

LIGHT“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”

(quote from FB Life Images 6/26/2016)
(My investigative reporting and hiking photo 6/11/2020)

“The Miracle of Focus in our Commitment”

My Investigative Reporting:     ……Serving Christ……..
The Miracle of Focus in our Commitment”
Serving Christ? What does that look like? What does that mean?
Know Who You Are In Christ.  Do not let the world define you.
God says He gives us a new name.   “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in heaven. And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it” (Revelations 2:17).
“The Key is Focus! Paul may have had much activity in his life, but his focus was sharp. He knew who he was, what he was called to do, who called him, and what he must do each day to fulfill this calling.”
(I found this card that was received at my birth and it is in my baby book.  Photo and my investigative reporting 6/10/2020)

Make Room In Your Heart

My Investigative Reporting:    ……..Make Room In Your Heart……..❤️🙏🏻🌹

Find JOY in where you are today. No matter what the world throws at you. Happiness, peace and JOY starts in your home and in your heart. Make room today! ❤️💜💙

LIFE TAKES YOU TO UNEXPECTED PLACE LOVE BRINGS YOU HOME“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you’re living.”                  (from Joyful Quotes on FB 5/26/2020)   
 (I own the rights to the photo & investigative reporting above it 6/9/2020)