Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Life After Divorce and Proverbs 31

I have been divorced for 4 years now, Wow that seems like it should be longer, and what a time of transition it has been, There are so many stages to go through and I feel like sharing a couple.
With these stages there has been much loss, I feel I have weathered the storms as well as I could. One of the biggest losses was my role as a wife. I took this role very seriously, Here are the things I miss most about it.  I loved cooking and caring for my home, I am a rare woman who loves to do laundry. I loved my Laundry Room! It was sunny yellow and decorated with Bird Houses and Sweet Curtains. I had the best prayer time folding clothes.
Then there was my Kitchen, I loved my kitchen with Cherry Red Appliances, I love buying kitchen gadgets and Tupperware. I was just starting to collect Teapots, Oh How I love tea! Flowery teapots, old teapots, fabric teapots and a couple of paintings of teapots

and last but not least is my Small Studio, My Crafty Corner, This is where I could go to think of something other than the things that stressed me out. I had just gotten it right how I liked it. I made ATC Cards, painted Black and white Pictures, Sewed, Scrapbooked and etc

Things just change, Fast forward and I am busy working supporting my son and I and I feel like I have the weight of life and all of it's obligations weighing on my shoulders. I miss the times that made me feel warm and feminine. I have thought about it for some time, and I maybe have been a little confused..........Confused because I do not miss the marriage, or my ex- Husband, in that sense, being released from my marriage was the best thing ever.  but I continued to long for those sweet times that I just described.
My life moves faster now, there is stress everywhere and I sometimes don't cook for days and this makes me so sad.
I started praying about it, asking God, what is going on here God, I am really happy and content in my life, why am I feeling like this and what should I do?
My answer came.......... Here it is! I thought that because I don't have a husband I no longer qualified as a Proverbs 31 wife. Isn't that so sad! it's kind of true. But look at this.
Yes I am! it's one of the reasons We eat and don't have to be naked!
I do this too! We don't even eat much bread!
I admit that sometimes less kind things come out of this mouth sometimes, But I love to share the things I have learned and I love the people around me.
Just because I am not married right now does not mean that I won't ever be and it does not mean that I don't have Clothes to fold, Prayers to pray, Dinners to cook and dishes to clean, and Art to create! It just means that I have to make time for it and Remember the Joy that these blessed chores bring.
I Can Do This!!!!!! I can do all of the things I love and miss as worship to my God and Savior!
One day I will marry again.
I will be an even lovelier gracious wife, Because God gave me this desire and he is faithful to complete the work he began in me a long time ago. Don't allow change to disqualify you!
Blessings, Lori

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Monday, September 7, 2015

There is Power In the Name of Jesus

Several weeks ago, I answered a call for help and found myself waiting in an extremely dark and dangerous place, even in the illumination of the sun, this place remains dark. I sat watching people walking in and out, outwardly and visibly broken in so many ways, hopelessness, pain and anger hung in the air like a curtain. Bondage was the cloak many wore, and you could see the heaviness in the way they walked.

I waited......

I couldn't concentrate on the book I brought, there was just so much to see, it wasn't lost on me what a great place of ministry this is, I was completely alone, waiting and watching, hoping that an opportunity would arise, I saw many people wander in and out, in and out.

A man sat down, farther down on the bench, he was different, he had business, he dropped off his delivery and sat down to make a phone call, I made small talk about his delivery and he showed me some battle wounds, he made the comment that he was lucky because it could have been worse, I stated "That's Jesus" and I gave thanks to him for keeping this man safe, He asked me if I was a believer, to which I replied yes, and without Jesus I  would have nothing and I would be nothing. The whole time we were having a conversation people just continued to walk in and out, in and out, Some became familiar as if they couldn't leave. This gentleman and I continued our conversation about the amazing God we serve, He shared his story about his young daughter dying and how God led them into this new line of business upon her passing. He was a sweet spirit, and this really was the right job for him. We finished up our conversation as he needed to go in and complete his business, but before he left he graciously gave me some needed advice, I am so grateful.

Once this gentleman left, a different man approached, I had seen him as one of the People going in and out, in and out. as he approached, he said his name was "Mike" and he stated that he had overheard my conversation with the gentleman before and that the way we spoke about God was beautiful, he asked if I would continue to talk to him about Christ. I happily obliged, You see there is no one else I would love to talk about then the love of my life, My God and Savior Jesus Christ. He sat a respectable distance away and as I continued to share, he asked if he could move closer, I agreed, and he moved closer, but there was still appropriate distance between us, He made a comment "I need your energy" that was a strange thing to say, but I continued, He moved closer and asked If I would pray for him, I asked him if he wanted to make Jesus the Lord of his life and He stated yes.

Here is where it begins to turn........... I prayed with him, with my eyes open, He repeated after me and seemed sincere, but my spirit was on edge, literally I had begun praying in my head for safety, I realized that the people coming in and out had slowed down to a trickle, that there were people around, but if something went down, there were fewer people around to help me. My prayers increased.

The Enemy began showing his hand...... The man moved closer, and I asked him to back up, he did, but then he moved closer and stated " I want to take you away from here and use you" In my head I was praying so big, I knew I was in trouble, that if this goes down, I was on my own and I we would both go down, but I was going to get hurt. this was all happening in a split second....

My spirit rose up and I heard the voice in my head saying "Stay Gentle and Calm" I heard it three times and I said I am not leaving here, He calmed down and then tried to get me to talk about God again, I stayed calm and then, He grabbed my hands, I was saying "There is Power in the Names of Jesus" right as he grabbed my hands, I calmly yet firmly with my hand up said "No! Do not touch me!" at the moment my hand went up, He jumped as if being thrown back....... There was a look of confusion on his face and he left so fast. It was supernatural, literally, something pushed him back.

There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain, The name of the Lord is a Strong Tower, The righteous run in to it and they are saved.

As the day came to an end, the realization of the situation sank in, His name was not "Mike", he had overheard me say to the other man that I was waiting for "Mike."  Once I realized this, I cried and cried and Thanked the Lord, for his protection over my life.

I will still continue to answer the calls for help, and I will continue to share of the goodness of my Lord, There really is power in the named of Jesus!

Thank you father for your love and protection.

With Love, Lori

Monday, March 10, 2014

I Miss The Blog.......

I miss this blog, I miss my life being so simple, but new things have happened, and I have found that some of the thing I have loved in the past are coming back to me. I met really amazing people here and hope to re- connect again.

 I have also started a new blog, Please feel free to visit, My new blog is for sharing what God is doing in my life. Come visit me at In The Key of Faith.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's Raining!!!! Heaven Is Touching Earth........

I love rainy days, love love love them! My son and I share this love and we also love love love gloomy days. here are some beautiful pictures I found online. They make me smile.

PS. Please pray for me, I have been under the weather and some of my tests came out positive, still cold be a false positive I pray, but I will stay in faith no matter what comes my way!



Tuesday, November 6, 2012


 I am so very thankful that We as a nation have the freedom to vote, There are some countries in this world that don't and It's so very scary. There is also a chance, although some may argue that we could lose our freedom. BEYOND SCARY!!!!

I brought my 11 year old son Little Man to the voting booth with me, He was so excited, so excited and so opinionated....... That is so precious! I am so blessed to be able to teach him about this, My parents taught us but didn't really include us in the conversation till much later, as a matter of fact it was when I turned 18 and could vote that my Dad begun discussing it with me. My Ex-Husband taught me alot as well, for that I am thankful.
 Here we are outside of the Home we vote at, I invited Little Man's Dad to come along since this is a first for our son and he agreed to come along, which turned out to be a blessing as he forgot he was registered to vote at this location since he registered too late with his new address, So he got to vote too! God is Good!
 Look at this face!!!! Little man was able to go into the booth with his daddy, watch him cast his vote, experience the excitement and the buzz around us, and they gave him a "I VOTED" sticker. This was so awesome!
 Little Man and his father. So excited that he got to participate!

This is what is the best part for me! I love celebrating this freedom by wearing this sticker!.

and now they are projecting the Re- Election of President Obama, and I am not in agreement that this is best for me our My country.


Do not lose hope, where where does our help come from?

Psalm 121

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the Lord,

the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—

he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel

will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord watches over you—

the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,

nor the moon by night.

7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—

he will watch over your life;

8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going

both now and forevermore.

Blessings,   LORI