Tell the truth and shame the devil this morning.

As I laid down to write the long overdue post Bekah tagged me in it really got me to thinking on a few things. Or maybe it was the Armageddon movie playing in the background.

1. If I could give any advice I guess it would have to be the quote that has stuck with me since middle school-"The me I see is the me i'll be" Sometimes I wish I remembered the lady who spoke this at a Ladies Tea when I was in the 8th grade. I would love to tell her how much her words have impacted me to this day.

2. The past few weeks have been a real struggle and I have had to continually check myself. Britt said it best in her post yesterday when she quoted 1 Peter 5:8.

"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8 
 After I read her post I went to read more of the chapter and it had me in tears. The scripture goes on to say that the suffering won't last forever and you are not the only one going through. God has great plans and he gets the last word. I can't control everything as of late but I can control the way I react to things. I refuse to allow the enemy to take my joy or be glorified through my actions. Girl, Thanks for reminding me of this cause I really needed it. Of course the sermon on Sunday was also something I needed to hear. I may not of thought so while I was listening to it struggling to stay awake in the third row. But as I went home and contemplated over what the pastor said I realized that the Good Lord was telling me not to let the Chaos overtake my life.

3-4.  I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I used to be a caretaker of a girl with Severe Autism. Special Needs children have always had my heart and for a short time I thought I wanted to be a Special Needs Teacher. Lately I have been inspired by the things around me. In the after school program we have a boy with Austium. I am not quite sure of his diagnosis but I would categorize him as mild on the Autism spectrum. Coming back to work and seeing is smile is inspring. Picking apart the way his brain works and the joy he gets on his face when he figures something out is amazing. Or the millionth time he's said, "... but Ms. Aleshea I have to tell you something" and I already knew what he was going to tell me.

5. If you don't know by now the bloggers I stalk read daily, and would love to meet in person, then you really ain't that observant. Bekah and Brit always seem to inspire me for different reasons. I'll leave it open ended at these two for now.

Now excuse me while I finish watching Armageddon and cry that Ben Affleck is the new Batman. Gah, what where the producers thinking?





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5 comments

  1. Ah, yes. I felt the same way about Brit's post yesterday. I have to check myself all the freaking time!

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  2. inspirational bloggers are great!

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  3. I am SO glad I found your blog! It is amazing. and we're both Texas girls :)

    New follower :)

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  4. Hey there Texas Belle,

    Can you believe? Ben AFFLECK?

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  5. I love your anchor shirt in that picture!!!!

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