Thursday, June 22, 2017

Will He Ever Leave His Girlfriend To Be With You?

Many years ago, before my marriage I found myself caught up in my feelings. I wanted love from a guy who I was friends with very badly, however we were supposedly just friends and he was in a serious relationship with his girlfriend of almost a year during that time. Back then he was the guy, I really thought I had a future with. I was holding on to his half-ass promises of him leaving her to be with me. Let’s just say to speed this very frank story up that days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and another year flew right on by. Being caught up in the thought of him being with me made me wish that it was me who he was spending New Year’s Eve with while watching the fireworks from a distance. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Weeks 18-20 Of My Pregnancy | Dear Baby

Dear Baby Hurd,

We have made it half way through this pregnancy and it still has been one of the greatest joys of my life. You have grown so much according to a few baby apps that use fruits and vegetables to measure your size. At 18 weeks, you were around the size of a bell pepper and now you are possibly a little bigger than an artichoke. Don’t worry, Mama will educate you on all the fruits and vegetables there are! My baby boy you are very active in my womb. Your father and I think that we have discovered a name for you. We think we will call you Alan Eli Hurd. We are still not certain yet.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

You Can’t Give Great Marriage Advice If Your Marriage Isn’t Great?

Last night, I had a huge argument with my husband. We have been married for now over three years and together going on eight. We always argued. I mean, I guess that’s what people do. However, ever since I have gotten pregnant the arguing has become more and more intense. When I say intense, I mean in ways that would raise your blood pressure rapidly too. If you have read my pervious blog then you would be caught up with what’s been going on in my life. You can read that blog post by simply clicking here.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

12 Bible Verses About Trusting God | KJV

Let me stop by and let you know that I serve an amazing God. A God that will love you despite your short comings. A God that will love and guide you through any storm in life. If you have no one to vent to discover that friend that you have in Jesus. If you are battling with any sort of sickness, disease, or even depression I pray today that you do not allow your sickness, diseases, or even depression to hold you back from getting what God has for you.

Monday, June 12, 2017

When Life Knocks You Down To Your Knees...

When the month of June started I was mending together the mentally scattered pieces of my relationship with my little sister that started to no longer exist. We fell out and she was someone that I thought I would never grow apart from. I always thought that nothing would interfere with our bond. However, she changed in ways I never imagined. Our communication has always been one-sided. I always did the phone calling or texting and she would be the one replying.

I decided to give her the necessary space that she needed. It started to seem as if I was beginning to bother her with phone calls to check up on her and the family. She started not answering and within weeks, I followed my heart and stopped calling. As you read these words, there are truly tears streaming down my face. I had to shake back and rethink what it meant to just vent to God and writing it all down in my journals. You see I felt like not only I lost a bond with my sister, but with the only girl that I considered my best friend. God had a reason for splitting us apart and I am thankful for the mentally clarity that I now have. 

I placed the scattered pieces of that relationship in the back of my mind. I was happy that my little brother understood how I felt and my mother. Their reassurance gave me peace of mind. With that peace of mind, I went on into the days of this month. If you are an avid reader of my blogs then you would know that I am currently a bank teller and I am pregnant. 

My work life has truly been very stressful for me these past two weeks. I haven’t been balancing or getting any referrals and my job just dangles on a weak thread before my eyes. I don’t know about you, but have you ever have thoughts or dreams about being fired before you can give them your two weeks’ notice? 

Well, I really have been feeling more uncomfortable than ever before. When among my co-workers I just feel like I truly am the weakest bank teller in my branch. I can say that I have been smiling through it all while still creating more goals to accomplish for myself. Right now, my focus is getting what God has in store for me. I want to be in the midst of his glory and works for my life this year. On this past Thursday, when I did not balance and things hit the fan hard; my spirit told me that everything was going to be alright. I wanted to cry.

 I wanted to say that, 
“I don’t understand why all of the bad things are constantly happening to me?” 

I didn’t. I remembered that if it is in God’s will for me to be let go by my job then it shall be. I remembered that I have dreams that are way bigger than being a bank teller. I remembered that God has already equipped me with the essentials to excel to the next level in life. I am covered by his favor. You see I had to speak over myself.

No one else was going to do it for me. When life starts to knock you down to your knees you are in the perfect position to pray. My question to you today is what do you do when life knocks you down to your knees? I want to encourage you that you do not have to allow your trials and tribulations to tear you down. If someone wants to walk out of life, allow them. If your job is tearing you down, push through. Encourage yourself through your storms. You always have a reason to smile!  

Discover your inner strength every step of the way