Sunday, November 29, 2009

God, You Know Me And That Is All That Matters

God, You Know Me And That Is All That Matters

Did you want to impress someone?
Don't bother, it won't even matter.
God has everything under His control.
He understands exactly what we are, who we are, what we need, where we should live, and all the unnecessary details.
Being who you are is not difficult, it ought to come natural.
The mask, facades, all the coverings will be removed and the real person will be revealed.
So don't hide, instead shine.
Who you are has been determined by God, and it's good, as long as He is in control of the developmental process.
So there is no need to hide, God is watching
every move you make and every step that you take.
He is there.

Psalm 139

1O lord, You have searched me, and known me.

2You know my down sitting and mine uprising, You understand my thoughts afar off.

3You compasses my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways.

4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, You know it altogether.

5You have beset me behind and before, and laid Your Hand on me.

6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

7Whither I go from Your Spirit? or whither I flee from Your Presence?

8If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.

9If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10Even there shall Your Hand lead me, and Your Right Hand shall hold me.

11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.

12The darkness hides not from You; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

13For You have possessed my reins: You have covered me in my mother's womb.

14I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Your Works; and that my soul knows right well.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


My Floral Arrangement

Thanksgiving Dinner arrangement that I created. I had the opportunity to meet two lovely ladies at Garden Ridge Pottery during the weekend. They both spent a nice amount of time helping me to select the flowers, and stuff.
It turned out really nice.

Special shout out to Corliss and a lil lady I'm naming "Gayle" .
created.

Yours Truly,

Alethea J. Brown

P.S. Post your comments, I'd like your feedback, or post your holiday decorations.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MUSIC
M.essages U.sed S.pecifically I.n C.risis

Have you ever been in a crisis, and all of a sudden you could hear a favorite tune?
It must have been an angel that whispered the song.
The message is clear to me in the song. Each sentence, every note, the melody was created for this moment in time. And now I am singing instead of worrying. How wonderful was it that a writer sat down and followed his heart and now it is healing mine. The place or time that it was penned is insignificant, but every note, bar, the key, and all the words were written just for me. There were tough times, but I thank God for the messages that were used specifically for me in crisis.
A writer wrote, It Is Well; when peace like a river attended my way, when sorrow like sea billows roll, whatever my lot, He has taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul. It is the peace and certainty that surrounds me during difficult times, while singing this song, that encourages patience, comfort and the reassurance that everything would be okay. There has always been a message for my crisis, they were already experienced and well written.
Sing, hum, whistle even if it is way out of tune, then comes the "Son", to heal whatever hurts.

Yours Truly,

Alethea J Brown

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Joy . . . With You In Mind


Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 16:11

Joy . . . With You In Mind

I can't resist the opportunity to encourage you to find a place of joy.
There are so many things that we could find that we
could be sad about.
But I rejoice today, because
God loves us so much.

Find a place of joy, before the holidays begin.
Create each day with your heart, in spite of your circumstances.
Embrace your children with everything in you.
Give them your best, which is happiness.
They will remember that, and then the meal that you prepare with your hands.
Joy how do you define it?
What do you do to find it?
Where will you go, looking for it ?
It is where you are.
Share i t today !

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today I read an article by Martha Beck in O Magazine. It was about

"The Art of Perfect Timing".

We can't force it.

There is an ordained time for events to happen in our lives. And when we elect to honor our spirit
(or acknowledge) the Holy Spirit, things happen.

I say, "It's like
serendipity : )

Ooohhh, I love that feeling of relinquishing, letting go, and letting God.

(really letting God)

Great things happen.


Thanks
Yours Truly,


Alethea

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Congratulations

Congratulations !!!

First, thank you all for joining in and being a part of a worthy cause,

Breast Cancer Awareness.

I am glad that we were able to spread a little joy.
All of you ladies were great, thanks for your encouragement, smiles, and comments,
they meant a lot.


And the

Winners

are


Regina Fetherson

and

Lisa Carroll

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Alethea J. Brown

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cancer Awareness and Giveaway



http://www.youtube.com/user/jazibabeez#p/a/u/0/QRNaajNKbUU

CANCER AWARENESS


Hello, I just wanted to take a moment and say,

"you are being thought of dear Cancer Survivors", and family to those who lost the battle.
There is so much emphasis during the month of October, but I understand that this is an everyday fight for you.

. . . Don't Wimp Out!
Isaiah 40:29-31

Fight with every fiber of your being.

I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and am asking God's Comfort, during your walk through.

Love,
Alethea

Friday, October 16, 2009

You Were Nothing, Until You Met Him

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6

You Were Nothing, Until You Met Him


Now you are wearing Jimmy Choo,
Gucci
Prada,
Marc Jacobs
on your pretty manicured feet.
You Hold your head up high and not to see Him and His Glory,
but to avoid seeing those that might remind you of who you were,
as you step over them.
You Were Nothing, Until You Met Him
Your hands are delicate yes, and really pretty too.
You've chosen beautiful colors, and rich hues of paint, and have adorned your hands with bold jewelry.
But they are too precious to even reach for Him,
Massage Him,
Caress Him,
Hold Him,
in all of His Strength and Might.

You Were Nothing, Until You Met Him

Your delicate lips are shaded with rich tones for a queen,
glistening with the shades of rubies, sapphires, diamonds, golds, and bronze.
And you don't say kind things to Him,
smile at Him,
call Him
talk to Him
laugh with Him
You won't even Kiss Him.

You Were Nothing, Until You Met Him

You were
Broken,
torn,
ragged,
hurt,
abused,
misused,
tattered
ashamed,
worthless,
and sad
nothing
until
you
met
Him.
But now you are
One with Him,
inspired,
restored,
refreshed,
Daughter of Destiny
rich,
princesses,
queens
fearfully and wonderfully made

All


from


nothing.

What A Creation !!!




Thursday, October 8, 2009


Then Miriam the prophetess, sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Exodus 15:20

Will You Dance For Him?

You've already entered His Room,
waiting anxiously for His Arrival.
Your heart is beating fast, pulse racing, thoughts are rapid throughout your head;
you are waiting to dance for Him.
It's all new;
dancing before Him.
Which dance will you offer as a sacrifice ?
Will He love you more or at all?
Will you wave a banner of victory?
Or will you wear sackcloth of shame?
Will you run and jump as you praise His Awesome and Magnificent Name?

Every fiber of your existence is because of Him
You move and follow His Heart as a Master of Dance.
You sway and bow and bend toward to earth, like a palm in a storm
For every movement, He asks you for more and more.
Your hearts desire is to give Him all of you,
each time that He asks.
You know that you are no longer your own as you dance before Him,
dressed in your fine, white silks, and linens
You are as One Spirit, as you rush towards freedom in Him

Woman! You Dance !

Dance with everything that you've got
Go before Him and give Him your all
Offer Him a dance that is
daring,
powerful
bold
and beautiful
unashamed of who He has called you to be with Him.
A dance to
recover
uproot
refresh
fill up
to challenge
You are His and there will never be another like Him
Give Him
your all
your everything,

Dance Woman!

I command you to Dance before Him!


Friday, October 2, 2009

When Was The Last Time That You Let Him Touch You ?

For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye:

Zechariah 2:8

When was the last time that you let Him touch you?
When you wake up in the morning, and He reaches for you,
You are up and out of bed, attending to the things of the day
never looking back,
Now you are in the middle of your day
and He stops by for lunch, desiring to enjoy one intimate moment with you,
And you tell Him, while in a hurry, "I'm sorry, not today
I just don't have the time." "I have meetings, required deadlines and mandatory overtime."
He so loves you and
is wanting to touch you,
your mouth,
your hands,
your feet.

He wants to caress your heart,
gently rub your hair and your skin.
It reminds Him of the day you met,
the moment He first touched you.
He massaged and molded the tender most part of a man to create you,
And He has stood by your side all this time,
and you won't let Him touch you.
He wants your tenderness
He needs your heart
He savors the times,
that you've reached for Him
He is even better when you desire to touch Him
His masculine touch is what you've needed.
If you would only submit for just a moment to enjoy what He has created.
It's soothing,
It's loving,
It's tender
It's healing,
It's restoration,
It's healing,
It's relaxing
It's all you need as His woman,
He has created you to be sensitive to His touch,
It will make you new again.
Let Him touch you. . . right there.

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Does HE ignite a fire in you?" . . . HE should

Psalm 104

1Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with Honor and Majesty.
2Who covers yourself with light as with a garment: who stretches out the heavens like a curtain:
3Who lays the beams of His chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks upon the wings of the wind:
4Who makes His angels spirits; His ministers a flaming fire:
5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

Psalms 104 1-5
NKJV
Does He ignite a fire in you,
When He demands you to kneel and bow before Him in all of His Majesty and Glory to Honor Him?
Does He ignite a fire in you,
When He commands that you lay prostrate before Him in His Chamber of Prayer while He ministers to your broken and contrite heart?
Does He ignite a fire in you,
When He asks you to walk towards Him, with your eyes affixed on no one except Him, telling you that you are His and that forever He will reign as King in your life?

Does He ignite a fire in you,

When He hides you in the cleft of a rock, to protect you and fight on your behalf like a soldier in a great army?
Does He ignite a fire in you,
When He leans down in all of His Greatness and whispers in your ear and tells you that you are His Daughter and that you are destined for greatness?
Does He ignite a fire in you,
When He touches the deepest places of your soul and constantly reassures you of His Unfailing Love, Power, and Everlasting Love for you?
He is Awesome in all of His Ways
He is The Lord of Lord and King of Kings to the women
and men who will receive Him
He is our Royal Majesty, let Him reign
Because there is none who is worthy of such praise.
Ladies, when we are honoring God, it teaches how to speak and minister to the men in our lives.
Yes, He should ignite a fire,
and
we should always keep the fire burning

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Are You His Lazy Love ( r ) ?


O God. Thou my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; to see Your power and You glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Psalms 63: 1,2

He enters the room in all of His Glory, His Awesomeness, His Power and Might
And He reaches for you, wanting to embrace you, to touch you, to caress you, and hold you in His Arms.
He cradles you, reassuring you of His Protection, and Everlasting Love; saying that He will always love you.

Do you tell Him who He is to you.
Speak the words of your heart, reaffirm Him.

Its three o’clock in the morning, and He gently touches you on your shoulder, wanting to spend quality time with you.
Do you gladly arise with tenderness, and anticipation to prepare, with fragrant oils and frankincense, myrrh
Put on your finest robe of silk
And anxiously await knowing that He never fails
His Love is sweeter than honey
And that He is wanting you to tell Him that He is Faithful,
That He is Awesome,
And Strong
There is no one like Him
You will never leave Him
That you can’t make it without Him
You need Him
You love Him
Tell Him
That He’s such a Great Provider
That you appreciate Him

Tell Him that you are who you are because of Him
When He leaves that you can’t wait for His return
Because He gives you Balance and Peace

















Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Has "He" Seen You Naked?


And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, that I commanded that you should not eat?
Genesis 3:11

Single Mothers,
where were you when He first saw you naked?
Did you try to hide?
Did you cover yourself with the branches, or cloth?
There is no longer a reason
to be ashamed.
God wants to see you naked before Him.
He wants to see you exposed, bare, and natural.
Don't be afraid to let Him see you.
He made us and He knows us inside out.
If we would just consult Him about our true naked selves, He could love us and teach us to be more confident in Him.
He is our Creator, He can heal us.
Show Him the scars, and bruises of life.
Tell Him how they hurt, and ask Him to cover you with His blood.
God is such a loving God, that He will touch, and He will heal all of those hurting places.
Take off, shame
Take off disappointments
Take off anger,
hurt,
your whoreish ways,
profanity,
worry,
fear,
burdens,
excessive drinking
abuse
take off self destruction
take off stress
take off the old and put on the new.
Go ahead, strip, take it off ,
Take it all off.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

He said, "Relax and let me love on you."

When Jesus speaks to me, I get peace that passes understanding.
When Jesus speaks to me, the Power of God takes control, and the billows cease to roll.
Single mothers, I am certain that all things do work together for our good.
Jesus is speaking to us.
He is whispering sweet words to us, that will give us peace to relax and know that He has everything under control.
Having a relationship with Him, is like none other.
He will tell you things, and you will not want to leave.
You will want more and more and more.
Learning to let Him love on you, is only fine tuning your senses to what real love is. And it will help you identify what to expect and demand in a relationship.
It teaches you how to be still, and hear and enjoy love and its refreshing sounds.
We have not been attentive to the words that were being spoken to us. And because of it, we've lost out on some really fabulous relationships with people.
We are nurturers and we always want to do all the loving, and caring and we don't know how to receive what He has sent especially for us.
Stop!
God wants to love on you, and teach you what His Love really feels like. So that you will be so sensitive to His Voice, you won't resist His Real Love when it comes.
We have been in control so long, we don't want to let go.
So we struggle.
We fight like a fish that have been caught in a net trying to get away, because it doesn't not feel natural to us; but it should.
So lets try it.
He is saying to you, "I Am, is in control today, and if you will be still for this moment, I have something I want to give you. And I have words that I haven't been able to say to you in a long time."
Do you remember what that feels like?
Take this moment to enjoy, He is waiting on you.
He said, "Relax and let Me love on you."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Find Your Way . . . .

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Galatians 6:9

(KJV)

Find your way Single Moms, there is a reward for what we do.

We love,

help,

uphold,

uplift,

reassure,

provide,

caress

create,

and we can look forward to the great gifts that will be given to us in return.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Take Time To Pray,What Does God Have To Say ?

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

James 5:16

(KJV)

Single mothers, take out the time to listen to another.
You might hear that one little thing that others did not. This will give you the opportunity to pray and ask God to help her with her situation. You might even pray and ask God if there is something that He would have you to do.
There are so many small opportunities that we have to help, and to make a significant difference in the lives of other mothers. Imagine, your prayer helped a mother.
And now she is a place of nurturing, peace, patience, and love for her family.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Isaiah 40:29-31 . . . Why I Wrote My Book

29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:29-31

(NKJV)

Single Moms I wrote "I Don't Want To Be A Mom Today !!!," after being reminded by this scripture that we will get to the point where we can't go on. Even the best of us gets weary, and feels like there is no need to keep pushing. Of course we know that this is the enemy's tactic to stop God's children. He will bring whatever he can to stop, detour, trip, kill, or distract you.
But I thank God for a woman of God who used this scripture to encourage us one day.
He (God) is the Power source to the faint, and strength to those who have lost might.
The scripture even reminded us that the youth (our children) will faint and be weary.
But God reassures us that if we wait, He will come to the rescue.
I often hear a lot of people speak as if hardship will never come their way. My prayer is that is doesn't, but if it does here is some scripture to give peace in the midst of the storm.
I never knew that I would experience such tough times, to this degree.
It seemed like it all came all at once.
So much stress that I couldn't remember songs that I sang every Sunday.
Or simple things that I should have remembered, but it was too much, I had to stop.
Thank God that I had a chance to plug back into Him and get a recharge.
The scripture was life to me.
I studied and prayed and rested and prayed and studied and rested. God had previously reassured me, that He would send people my way and not to worry, and He did just what He said.
Everything changed.
I couldn't have imagined things as they were. I started to used my journal as source of comfort as I waited. Because it was not easy, having to come off of work. And I had this beautiful little girl depending on me and now she was waiting too. I lost friends and associates.
But, I kept writing and one day I had enough to compile as a book. After some rough spots, challenges, encouragement and prayer I went ahead with it and today I am an author of a book.
I never would have thought, and there are more to come. One day the Spirit of God encourgaged me while praying, that whatever I wrote He would publish it.
We never know what the road ahead holds for us moms. Stay with God. Pray to Him.
Love on Him, and watch what He does.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Need You Because Two Are Better Than One


Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
Ecclesiastes 4:9
(KJV)
"If I've made this much progress alone, then just think what we could do as a team."
This could be a powerful statement when speaking to our loved ones.
we can encourage our children to join in on projects, or ask our guy friend to participate and even work better with friends and co workers.
How we say things is so important as to how much we can get accomplished.
Saying, the words "I need you," doesn't show a sign of weakness, it only says that I would like your input and your support to make this the best that it can be.
Two are better than one, so the enemy attacked the family structure to try and cause it to fail. He grasped the understanding of how powerful a woman and man are when caring for a family.
It is a difficult task for a single woman to lead alone, but she can with God. Maybe she had to walk alone for a season to understand her role as a woman and how much power and influence she really has alone. And to understand that God created the man first, and that He understood the dynamics of male leadership.
Thank God for making up all the difference, when we are walking alone.
He is like no other to hold hands with while taking long walks.
His partnership is a guarantee that you will never walk alone, and that anything that you want or need will be provided.
What a friend we have in Jesus.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Does It Takes A Fool ?


“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

Matthew 5:43-44

(NKJV)

Single moms remember the old song that says, "It takes a fool to learn that love don't love nobody."
Maybe he hadn't heard the Word.

God is giving us a chance to prove His love to man, not to prove our love. Because our love will fail, over and over again.
But to love a man or woman that despise you, that doesn't want anything to do with you, that talks about you, that wants to destroy you, WELL, that brings on a challenge.
Who in their right mind wants to love someone that feels this way?
Not me.
But none the less Father, if it means that You and I will remain in relationship, then not my will but Thine.
To be able to communicate with my Father and understand His Perfect Will for my life is so much more valuable to me. So even if you really don't like me, it's okay.
Ask God how to love your enemy and to what degree.
Our Father
will have the last say.,

so here goes
I Love You!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So What If Doors Are Closed !

“Thus says the LORD to His anointed, (that means you too single moms)
To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—
To subdue nations before him
And loose the armor of kings,
To open before him the double doors,
So that the gates will not be shut:
2 ‘ I will go before you
And make the crooked placesa]">[a] straight;
I will break in pieces the gates of bronze
And cut the bars of iron.
3 I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places,
That you may know that I, the LORD,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 45:1-3
(NKJV)

Single moms, while going through life, we will experience closed doors.
So What?
Most of the time it has nothing to do with what we have done wrong or what we haven't done enough of.
It is simply God taking His Supreme Position in the matter.
We never really know what is behind the door. The experience may not be what we expect.
But God, with His Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge can see ahead and can determine the outcome on our behalf.
There are cases where people won't believe in you, because it is not the normal, or there is a so called formula for getting things done.
When you are asking God, the way is not always familiar. So then we will have to trust Him, and Him alone to open closed doors, or find new paths to follow.
He can get you where you need to go, and get you there in time.
Trust Him.

Monday, September 7, 2009

God's Favor . . . Is More Precious Than Anything In Life

3 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.
4 Then Moses said, “Thus says the LORD: . . .(read more)

Exodus 11:3-4

(New King James Version)

Single moms, when you have the favor of God, its is priceless. I say this to you because, when God speaks a Word on your behalf, people, things, and circumstances has to change;everything must obey His Commands.
Imagine, praying and waiting to hear the Voice of God. You are asking Him, how can I get this task done, (tear filled eyes, broken heart and a contrite spirit, not knowing what to do) except You speak to me, or speak to Your Friends to help me get this task complete.
And then He says, "Thus saith the Lord, or (This is what I have to say to you about the situation)
This changes everything around you, because not only will He speak to you, He will speak to men and women, that He has strategically positioned to aid you on your journey
So don't you worry or don't fret . . .
continue, be encouraged, be strong.
His Favor is all you need, it is as precious as life.


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