Saturday, April 10, 2010


The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let go, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I am finished with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need preeminence, position, promotion, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith. I lean on His presence. I love with patience. I live by prayer. I labor with power.

My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is heaven. My road is narrow. My way is rough. My companions are few. My guide is reliable, and my mission clear.

Cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I am a child of God. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, or slow up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Christ.

I must go until He comes, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He stops me. And when Jesus comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me, for my banner is clear. I am a Child of God.
Writing of a young African Pastor prior to his martyrdom

Yolanda Conley Shields April 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010



As the song goes “Always Sisters Always Friends will be together till the end” (Winans). There is nothing like having sisters. My sisters and I have had some amazing journeys during our lives. My oldest sister Iris has always tried to be the mama for all of us. My sister Regina was the one that always thought she had to take up for us.

Sheila continues to be an amazing mom who has homeschooled her children all 12 years. Nickie keeps on amazing us with her vocal gifts. Tiara our youngest sister is just starting her journey and will be an amazing mother and nurse.

Always stay close to your sisters because when things get hard they are still there and will help you with their love and prayers. I use to think that my mother was hard on us, but now I thank God today for how she raised us. God has truly blessed us and continues to lead and guide us in the destiny He has for us. If you have sisters remember to stay close and love them. This is not a dress rehearsal this is the real thing.

The Importance Of A Sister
A sister is someone who loves you from the heart, No matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart. She is a joy that cannot be taken away, Once she enters your life, she is there to stay. A friend who helps you through difficult times, her comforting words are worth much more than dimes. A partner who fills your life with laughs and smile,These memories last for miles and miles. When she is by your side, the world is filled with life, When she is not around, your days are full of strife. A sister is a blessing, who fills your heart with love, She flies with you in life with the beauty of a dove. A companion to whom you can express your feelings, She doesn’t let you get bored at family dealings. Whether you are having your ups or downs,She always helps you with a smile and never frowns. With a sister you cannot have a grudge, She is as sweet as chocolate and as smooth as fudge.  Having a sister is not just a trend, It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend.

BY: Shiv Sharma

You are a True Beauty
Your real beauty is a work of art-hand carved by Me. I have given you beautiful lips to speak words of life, beautiful eyes to see Me in everything, beautiful hands to help those in need and beautiful face to reflect My love to the world. I know you don’t see yourself the way I do because you compare yourself to beauty idols that will soon be forgotten. I will work wonders that will radiate true beauty from within. And when My work is completed, your character will show off My craftsmanship, and your beauty marks will be remembered by all that were loved by you.


Jesus Christ your Radiant King

April 3, 2010