I absolutely LOVE dogs. I had to share.
I absolutely LOVE dogs. I had to share.
I AM LaCrease (( I don’t have to do anything else))
Growing up my parents always took me and my 3 siblings to Church. While my friends were outside playing, for some reason I enjoyed staying in the house. I loved to read books and magazines. But It was something about Jesus that made me want to know him better. Know him for myself. So, I started reading the Bible.
It was exciting getting to know the personality and Character of God. One day I came across the Scripture that read
“The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”
I was HORRIFIED!
I had never heard anyone of my friends talk back to their parents or even get mad at them in this way of the bible. We sure didn’t do it in my house. So, when I read it, it took me back because if those days were coming……. it wasn’t looking good for us. In my 14 year old mind, I couldn’t see how those days would come to pass. I remember God speaking to me saying, keep on living, you’ll see. Even though I believed it with all my heart, I kept saying, I love my mother and my father, who in their right minds would go against them.
I’m 52 years old, and Father God in the NAME OF JESUS. I have seen and heard it more times in my life than I care to mention. It saddens me. Don’t they know that their days on earth will be cut short? God gave us all parents or guardians for a reason, they are not to be disrespected. We are to love and cherish them. Even if we don’t agree with them all the time. I remember getting smart a time or two growing up, but the back hand smack was on my lips before I can get the last word out. ** Laughing**. There have been times when I didn’t agree with my parents even as a grown woman, but that does not warrant disrespect.
My daughter saw how I talked to and treated my parents. My daughter is 33 years and and she has never talked back to me. I RESPECT her, and she RESPECTS ME. Thank you Lord for the teachings in the Bible.
I’ll be so happy when this virus pass. I’ve had many different emotions about my life. This thing have me thinking if I want to stay at my current job. I’m off right now because of everything that’s going on, and its causing me to wonder if I even want to go back. This time off, is really good for me and I hope others are having life changing thoughts as well. Even if its not about a job, it could be spending more time with family, moving to another city, putting money up for times such as these, starting a business. I’m starting to feel good about my future and where I need and want to be, mentally, physically and especially Spiritually.
These last few days have left me crying and feeling depressed. At some point in the night, I had to stop and think… wait a minute…. God is in control. He’s the boss and plant manager of my life. This too shall pass. The bible didn’t say, this too shall pass, except the Coronavirus. I had to really think about that. Things are going just as God approved of them to go and there is nothing we can do, but to wait it out, pray several times a day for Peace, People and yes our President.
Once I/you come to the conclusion that God is in control, you’ll start to see things in a different light, his light, and for this, I can see again.
My daughter recently launched her very own handcrafted soaps and they SMELL DELICIOUS!
These days women love having their own personal soaps separate from the family. We call them *Yonisoaps* because they are especially good for your vagina, but absolutely can be used all over.
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I enjoy taking photos from time to time, so here are a few that I took recently.
When spring arrives I’m going to this same spot to capture the beauty of the fountain. You wont believe your eyes.
Photos taken in Detroit at Belle Isle Park.
If we would just pay attention to the moments.
I was talking to a friend earlier about her husband who happens to be cheating on her. She sees the need to check the woman when the man is the one who her loyalty lies with.
I remember being her age 22-23 and I was dealing with the same thing, but her situation is a little bit different because she has a husband and four children with him. As a woman I can surely understand her hurt and pain. The 52-year-old woman in me wants to tell her as she has been dealing with this for months and months now to file for divorce, collect child support, focus on herself and her children and to keep it moving. But the 22-year-old in me wants to tell her to keep fighting for her marriage because at that age I wanted to fight for my relationship and friendship with my significant other. But I do know that a cheating man or woman takes time to get it out of their system, and if a person takes too long waiting for that to happen, it can mess their partner up mentally, causing all kinds of trust issues in this relationship and the ones to come.
I hate to see this young couple go through this. But I also hate to see even more the back-and-forth exchange with her, her husband, and the person he’s cheating with on Facebook. If they were to ever work on a place of healing and actually get through it, they cannot take back the damage that’s been done on Facebook. Outsiders are not the easiest to forgive because they are constantly thinking about their own situation in this same area of hurt.
The Lesson in all of this….. try hard, really hard, pray if you need, keep your private life off social media. Don’t look like what you’re going through.
I’ll be back next week! 😘
January 10 I lost my best friend to a highway trucking accident. There was a waste spill on I-75. His truck slid in it and caused him to slam into another truck killing him. He died doing what he loved doing.
My sister called me that evening waking me up out of my sleep asking have I been on facebook and that there are post saying that Rodney passed away. I jumped up from my sleep, got an instant headache and logged on. I was devastated.
I became depressed and laid in bed every chance I GOT. I couldn’t cry for the first 3 days because it didn’t seem real to me. I thought about him all during the day and night. Seem like forever till the funeral which made me more depressed. My daughter knew it. She would call or text me just to hear my voice. Many times I would pretend to be fine, but I wasn’t.
Days after the funeral was over, I was lying in bed taking a nap deeply depressed when my daughter called she said “momma are you sleep?” She said why didn’t you tell me that Tyler Perry tickets in Atlanta were on sale? I said I forgot, plus we have 2 tickets (( nights)) for the Detroit shows anyway. She said but still we’ll be in Atlanta for the baby shower, and I wanted to go because it was his last show. She sensed in my voice that I didn’t want to go. I just wanted to sleep. She told me that she was online with ticket master and only had a few minutes for those tickets and they we going to throw them out. She said momma do you want to go? I said no, I’m okay. She said are you sure? At that point I didn’t even want to go to Atlanta in May. She asked me again, momma we only have a few minutes to get this good seats do you want to go? I said No. Just then I heard God say, you should go, by that time you’ll feel better. He said you wont feel as depressed as you do today. He said if you don’t go, you’ll be mad at yourself later. I felt that! Just as she was about to click off Ticketmaster, I said yes get them. I remember getting off the phone from her feeling more depressed. It forced me to have to “get in the mood” for this trip, because I absolutely adore Tyler Perry and his work. This forced me to get out of my funk and get myself together.
As the weeks passed I started feeling better about my BFF and learning that it’s Okay to cry, and feel some kinda way, but laying in the bed was not going to do it. My daughter wouldn’t allow it anyway. I started booking our hotel, truck, and also found some cool things to do for the 6 days we were going to be there.
I requested 10 days off from work and we were outta here!! I love to drive and drove 12 hours there, and 12 back. My daughter can hang, she stayed up with me going and coming.
We stayed in 2 different hotels. The first hotel was very nice, one we tried to get in before but was all booked up. It was as lovely as we knew it to be. The other hotel was across from the Fox. We always imagined leaving out of our hotel room and walking directly across the street without having to worry about parking and traffic. WE DID IT!! Yazzzzzzzz!
The second hotel was the Indigo. It was expensive, and not what I expected. It was beautiful, but since its the very first hotel of its kind, they were not allowed to upgrade as far as the bathrooms. It was tiny. But it was clean, neat and in the location we needed it to be.
We had plans to leave our room at 7:00 and we did. The show started at 7:30 sharp! Listen, when this play was in Detroit, they received much love, but when the show started there, it was a different applause . They absolutely love David and Tamela Mann, as if they were from Atlanta. But when Tyler came out, those people went bananas. It was a different kinda love. Maybe I’m not explaining it right, but the atmosphere and the Spirit of the place was so LIT! TYLER HAD TO MAKE US SIT DOWN, before he even started his part. It was amazing experiencing this for myself. Even though I had seen the play 2 times before, it felt good being there as if it was my first.
David and Tamela Mann posted a video of their grand kids car that was involved in I a car accident days before, and I knew she was going to let loose on this last day. I knew it. They all survived. I look at that footage and know it was ONLY GOD who bought them all out alive and well. Yes, it was that bad. When she sung her first song, she was gone in the Spirit. We went with her. Some people may not have understood what made her go there like that, but we knew. I cried, and cried, and cried, and cried and cried and CRIED!!! I think everybody cried in that place.
Tyler loves to have music during his plays, and since Monica is from Atlanta, she was there to sing a verse of her song for us. It was amazing to see her. She sat directly in the row in front of us, along with “Benny” from The Haves and Have Nots. I kept looking at him because he was so “beautiful” never knew who he was. So when the show was over as we were walking across the street to our hotel, I saw him again and said……. Benny, he somehow heard, turned around, laughed to his friends and said…. she called me Benny. LOL That was so funny.
The play itself was funny and loaded with lots of messages. In Detroit, I got a program book, but I wanted a shirt and other things. But the line was so long. OMGG!! Hopefully I can order online.
I hate to see Tyler leaving the stage. but I guess he’s really tired of playing Madea, and that’s okay too. I’m so glad God told me to go, THANK YOU LORD.