Life Is Like a Rollercoaster: Two Reasons You Should Not Worry


Life is a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump, or you can throw your hands up and enjoy the ride.
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In September, I screamed EVERY time I hit a bump. At the end of EVERY situation, I screamed for nothing because EVERY time it worked out.

God didn’t promise me my life would be trouble free. He did promise me two things.

1. “He will never leave me, nor forsake me”.

Forsake means “to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert; to give up or renounce”.

During the roughest moments of my life, God promised He would not quit, leave or abandon me. I can honestly say, He hasn’t!

2. “All things will work together for my good”.

When I look back over my life, there were things I did not understand at the time. However, I can honestly say it worked out for my good in the end.

So after this crazy month, I had to ask myself, Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? The answer is simple. NO.

It’s a new month. I will hit new bumps, but I purpose to keep these two promises in mind, throw my hands up, and just enjoy the ride.

Everything will be okay in the end.

If it’s not okay,

it’s not the end. John Lennon

I only listed two reasons, but there are more. Feel free to comment below and add to the list!

Have a blessed day!

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A Burden That Was a Blessing in Disguise

Blessings in Disguise

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”  Henri Matisse

At the end of last year, I committed to doing some contract work for a private adoption agency.  I quickly regretted it.  The contract requirements and duties often conflicted with my personal beliefs and values.
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When It Looks Like All Hope Is Lost


But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20 (NKJV) 

Even when it does not look like it, God is always up to something. We have to learn to trust His plan even when we do not understand.

The story of Joseph in the bible is a great example that nothing can stop the plan God has for your life. Joseph went from being a slave, to prisoner, to being second only to the King.

From slavery to his promotion was something called process! It is in the process that many of us become discouraged and quit.

It may “look” like everyone around you is prospering, BUT looks are sometimes deceiving.  Continue reading

We All Matter!

We All Matter_The Jolly MomentsThis morning I had an emergency at my home (All is well now!) and I would like to publicly thank the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and the Channelview Fire Department for assisting me.
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I Have Learned To Be Grateful For Closed Doors


This month I celebrated my thirty something ;) birthday. As I look back over my life, I am grateful for so many things and one of them is CLOSED DOORS!

A decade ago, while in the process to buy my first home, I found one that had everything I wanted, except the color of brick. I shared with a friend that the house was too good to be true.

I asked, “Why would God give me exactly what I asked for?” She responded, “Why wouldn’t He?”

After a few days, I returned to find the home was no longer available. However, another house with everything the first one had, including the color of brick I wanted, was available to be built from the ground up.

One door closed, BUT a better one opened. I walked right through it and purchased my first home. Continue reading

The One Thing That Scares Me The Most

women-loveThis past week as I searched for quotes to post on my Jolly Moments Facebook page, I came across this one from Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Do something that scares you everyday”

As soon as I read this quote, I knew what I needed to do.

When I was three, my father, two older brothers, and uncle went on a fishing trip. This one decision forever changed our family.

My oldest brother loved to wear cowboy boots. The boots he loved caused him to slip in the water and a current took him under. My uncle jumped in to save him. Neither made it out. Continue reading

What to Remember When Waiting On Your Breakthrough!

Just when the butterfly thought

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

The caterpillar has to go through metamorphosis to become a butterfly. At times, the process is difficult and painful, but the outcome is beautiful.

It is through trials, tests, and tribulations that we grow. Anyone can give up. However, it takes faith, courage, and endurance to keep pressing, standing, fighting, and believing when you don’t understand.

Your breakthrough may be on the other side of your next yes, next no, next act of obedience, next leap of faith, etc. You cannot skip the process, but still want the promise.

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow!”  

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL the women who currently play a significant role in a child’s life.  It truly takes a village in today’s age to raise a child.

So whether you are the biological mother, adoptive mother, aunt, sister, educator, friend, etc, I salute you today for all you do. Your role, no matter the size, plays a part in shaping the man or woman that child will become.

Happy Mother’s Day to the women whose children are no longer here.  Children who said hello and goodbye in the womb.  Children who lived on this earth for just a season. Continue reading

Let It Go!

Simply Let It GoSo many times in life, we miss out on something great, trying to hold on to something good, or familiar.

Just because something, someone, or an idea is “good”, does not mean it is from God.

If you are holding on to something or someone, and you know you need to let go, I urge you to do so. 

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It’s Not How You Start, But How You Finish!

Hope DespairRecently, I visited a local church with my sister. During the sermon, the pastor, who is a former professional football player, recalled a time he fumbled the football during a critical moment of the game. After the fumble, he felt defeated knowing he let his teammates and coach down.

To his surprise, as he walked to the sidelines, his coach greeted him with words of encouragement. He said, “Forget about the fumble. If you keep thinking about the fumble, you will fumble again. There will be many more opportunities for you to make a play, so don’t get stuck in the moment.” Continue reading