I was telling my husband that Miami Beach has got to be one of the best vacation spots ever! Water is so blue, breeze is lovely and the temperature is perfect this time of year! We had some beautiful days here.
Top spot is our trip to the UK in May 2017. We hit London, Scotland and Paris! It was amazing. Two weeks of pure bliss and an unapologetic reset for us. It was much needed for the soul. That same year in November I traveled back to Scotland for an unforgettable 8 day trip with my sisters!
But this year as I sit on Ocean Drive in South Beach Miami—Starbucks and light breeze I cannot help but be in complete awe! This is utterly fascinating. Its lovely here. Lots to do and lots to see. It is certainly relaxing and the same time as upbeat and lively for some evening festivities. We love watching the people and the international diversity. Its like a warmer New York only with sand and palm trees everywhere.
We needed a nice time away. As we just celebrated 21 years married and 28 years together during our Vow Renewal 02.21.2020 in Atlanta Georgia. We couldn’t be more grateful, thankful and blessed! We had a small ceremony, that was intimate with our beautiful family and special friends that make life worth it all. We danced, laughed, shared, ate, traveled around and got stuff done together.
Everything came out perfect… our own version of what perfect looked like. It was exquisite, extraordinary and excellent. What a place to have it… we just took the New York cold with us! It rained a lot in Atlanta more than ever and while there it even dropped to upper 20s and 30s!!! On our vow renewal day—it was sunny skies and brisk. Just enough to make it happen! Then we celebrated! We are overjoyed!
Now we head back to New York today to prepare for work and also our “what’s next” steps. We are ready and keeping all this so prayerful. May God open the necessary doors so that our next half feels just like a nearby vacation everyday. Healthy living and happiness. All things are possible. Trusting God because He said it and does all things perfect in its time. ♥️
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“In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “ Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.” 1 Samuel 1:10-11 NIV
“But Samuel was ministering before the Lord —a boy wearing a linen ephod. Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, “May the Lord give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the Lord.” Then they would go home. And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord.” 1 Samuel 2:18-21 NIV
The prayer for the promise will come to PLENTY!
But that story didn’t happen so easy. You see year after year, in the process of her pruning, God had to use Peninnah to provoke Hannah!
Imagine what that year after year process was like for Hannah! Enough to irritate her to the place of an anguished prayer. You see it takes anguish to produce a deeper type of prayer…. the kind that moves God. He provokes you so that you can provoke Him.
That is what happened for Hannah! But she not only received her promise, she received her plenty. Pruning will always produce PLENTY! So the next time your bent out of shape from the trial, just know that is because He is bringing you to triumph! A flourishing finish. For when Hannah learned to pray the RIGHT way, He not only answererd her but He also INCREASED her.
See we have to change how we look at our situation. It is only a gateway to the blessing.
Peninnah vexed Hannah at Shiloh, thereby causing her distraught rival wife to pray fervently. Thanks to Peninnah, Hannah’s prayer was answered, and she gave birth to children…. not just ONE son. So thanks to your problem, God is going to bring you into plenty.
Thank GOD right where you are at because you are about to give birth to not just one thing but plenty of favorable things! Just like this mom! It was a wow for her!
So was I on this Mother’s Day. I was showered with not one but plenty! God really opened up the windows on my behalf. I was floored! Non-stop gifts, treatment, love and hugs. What a weekend to remember. For all the labor of love and pressing through the pressure, just like Hannah, God was gracious with this momma too! Wow. I am forever grateful and thankful. The family, church and friends God surrounded me with warmed my heart like never before. They went next level above and beyond this year.
It was a good day. A great weekend. And an unforgettable mom’s day. I said, “WOW!”
Wow for this mom over here that needed it. God knew. 😭😅
I’m so grateful!
THANK YOU AGAIN!
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Time to Celebrate! Let us rejoice in the Lord! When? Always! Easier said than done, especially when you are put to the test. But the real test is if you are able to celebrate and rejoice with others when you know something is not happening with you. When someone else is celebrating their victory, can you feel and show great delight for them? What about celebrating someone else’s victory such as an engagement, wedding, child birth, new homeowners, graduation, promotion or other exciting experiences that are cause for celebration. Continue reading
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