Still Standing

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post.  I haven’t been motivated.  I thought and thought about what I could write about and my mind went blank.  I really couldn’t think of anything.  Then it hit me: I’m still standing.  I began to think about all the things I’ve been through since August 2013.  You can read more about my story in my first post.  I went through some storms but I’m still standing: spiritually, mentally and physically.  I could have given up on God.  I could have had a nervous breakdown.  I could have allowed myself to become so stressed out that I had a heart attack or a stroke.  But God didn’t see fit to let any of those things happen. The winds and the rain came.  I swayed, but didn’t fall.   God kept me.


Here’s a short update to my story.  Ford Credit Company finally exchanged that brand new 2013 Ford that had to be towed so many times, for a brand new 2014.  I’m making a little spending money.  I work a few hours a week in a retail store making minimum wage.  I am still working on what I hope will be my last degree.  Things could be much better, but they could also be much worse.  I feel that I have grown closer to God.  There’s a saying,  “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.”

I like to think that I’m stronger, wiser, and better.  I’m grateful.  I’m happy.  I have peace. My current situation is not where I will stay.  I’m just passing through.  When you’re going through something remember that you have to go through to get to the other side.

I don’t know how long I will continue with this blog.  Some things are only for a season.  I may still be posting next year.  I do know that it’s been fun and a little scary stepping out of the boat and doing something that I had never done before.  I challenge you to step out of the boat.  Do something new, something different.  Have no fear.  Follow your dream(s) in 2015.


“Food” –Creation retold    

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God’s great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Krispy Creme Donuts. And Satan said, “You want chocolate with that?” And Man said, “Yes!” and Woman said, “and as long as you’re at it, add some sprinkles.” And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.

And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.

So God said, “Try my fresh green salad.” And Satan presented Thousand-Island Dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side. And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said, “I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them.” And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

God then created a light, fluffy white cake, named it “Angel Food Cake,” and said, “It is good.” Satan then created chocolate cake and named it “Devil’s Food.”

God then brought forth running shoes so that His children might lose those extra pounds. And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue light and gained pounds.

Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And Man gained pounds.

God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created McDonald’s and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said, “You want fries with that?” And Man replied, “Yes! And supersize them!” And Satan said, “It is good.” And Man went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.

Then Satan created HMOs.


Thanks for stopping by.  Thanks for letting me know that you stopped by.  Thank you to those of you who chose to follow this blog.  Happy New Year!

God has been mighty, mighty good down through the years and He’ll continue to be good in 2015.



Try Jesus. If you don’t like Him, the devil will gladly take you back.



2 thoughts on “Still Standing

  1. Loretta

    I enjoyed reading your Blog It is very inspirational. Continue to let God use you. I also needed a good laugh.

    May God continue to Bless you in every area of your life.


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