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A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime  

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a Godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.


"Because" - By: TD Jakes  
Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize what a gold mine you are...
Doesn't mean you shine any less.

Just because no one has been smart enough to figure out that you can't be topped...
doesn't stop you from being the best.

Just because no one has come along to share your life...
doesn't mean that day isn't coming.

Just because no one has made this race worthwhile...
doesn't give you permission to stop running.

Just because no one has realized how much of an awesome woman you are...
doesn't mean they can affect your femininity.

Just because no one has shown up who can love you on your level...
doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs.

Just because you deserve the very best there is...
doesn't mean that life is always fair.

Just because God is still preparing your king...
doesn't mean that you're not already a Queen.

Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing right now...
doesn't mean you need to change a thing.

Keep shining, keep running, keep hoping, and keep praying,
Keep being exactly what you are already...

COMPLETE!!


Let It Go For 2006! By: TD Jakes  

There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this!  When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk.
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you.
And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them
stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over.  And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead.

You've got to know when it's dead.

You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me.


And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!

If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to......

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains .....

LET IT GO!!!

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth.....

LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you ........

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge......

LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction......

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents ....

LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude.......

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better......

LET IT GO!!!

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him......

LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship.......

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves......

LET IT GO!!!

If you're feeling depressed and stressed .......

LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of it," then you need to......

LET IT GO!!!

Let the past be the past. Forget the former things.
GOD is doing a new thing for 2006!!!

LET IT GO!!!

Get Right or Get Left...think about it, and then...

LET IT GO!!!

"The Battle is the Lord's!"

Poem I Want Read at My Wedding Someday  
Love's Coming
By: Ella Wheeler

She had looked for his coming as warriors come,
With the clash of arms and the bugle's call;
But he came instead with a stealthy tread,
Which she did not hear at all.

She had thought how his armor would blaze in the sun,
As he rode like a prince to claim his bride:
In the sweet dim light of the falling night
She found him at her side.

She had dreamed how the gaze of his strange, bold eye
Would wake her heart to a sudden glow:
She found in his face the familiar grace
Of a friend she used to know.

She had dreamed how his coming would stir her soul,
As the ocean is stirred by the wild storm's strife:
He brought her the balm of a heavenly calm,
And a peace which crowned her life.




Letter to Mom on the Day of My Baptism  
December 12, 1999

To my mom on the day of my baptism:
I remember when I was little, I always wanted to wear your high heels. Whether it was those hideous gold ones or another pair, I always wanted to be walking around in my momma's shoes. When you and Daddy would buy me those pink plastic ones for my birthday or for Christmas, they would suffice for a little while...but then I would discard them and go rummaging through your closet again for a pair of yours. This was no coincedence. You see, the pink plastic ones were not the real thing. They had not been worn by my mom. They had not been worn smooth on the inside by the years of wearing the same pair, over and over again. In my mind, your shoes were better than any designer label.

What I am trying to say, Mom, is that ever since I was a little girl, you have been my kindred spirit. We share not only outer appearance, but a lot of our inner qualities, as well. The insecurities we both have on a daily basis...the tendency to never feel "good enough",,,the inclination to be loners and forge our own path through life, no matter how rocky the path might be and no matter how many people take the clear, well-worn path right beside it. It's definitely true: you didn't raise me to be a follower.

I want to tell you about the one time in my life that I became a follower. It was a few months ago when I followed my mom to church. After months of you calling me on Sunday mornings to wake me up just to hear me say, "I'm too tired, Mom...maybe another time," after months of begging the Lord to stir my heart, after months of trying your best to lead a Christian life...you got your wish. I became a follower. Thank you, Mom.

Thank you for caring enough about me to ask our God to touch my life. Thank you for turning your life around. Thank you for your incessant "Dear God, help her to be safe until I get back to her, after I get back to her, and all the time in between. Amen," prayed every time we left each other's sight since the time I was about 8-years-old. And most of all, thank you for making perhaps the greatest introduction of my life. You introduced me to Jesus Christ. So when you watch me be baptized today, and truly turn my life over to Jesus, add another jewel to your Heavenly crown.

You see, Mom, God took your prayer all those years more literally than either of us realized. He did keep me safe until you could get back to me...until I had the strength to put on my momma's shoes one more time. Thank you.

I love you,
Mandy
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