Every time I think about being back home in Detroit from Atlanta…. I’m reminded of all the things that I’ve helped out with concerning my family, that I wonder how things would have turned out, had I not been here. I must say, since God said so first…”I am exactly where I’m suppose to be”. I love Atlanta, and I wouldn’t mind having my own apartment there, but for now…. Downtown Detroit is home for me… and after 2 years…. I’m finally okay with that.
I’ve lost a total of 20 pounds!!! Yes! Walking Mon-Fri has really helped me to come down. The part that makes me happy is that whenever I hang with family and over eat, I know how to get back in the ring and get it off. I know how to eat, and I pay attention to my body. Its a challenge to me to reach a goal. I still have a long ways to go, but its challenging getting there…which is not so bad.
I’ve been hanging with my Sisters this past week. I love them so much. I want to put together a gathering for Sisters Only. But if you’re an only child and have a good friend who you call a Sister, that would be just fine to attend. I found out that when you get along well with the Siblings you grew up in the home with everyday , that you’re likely to get along with other women easily. For me…. I will never ever engage into a disagreement or anything physically with another woman… my thought is this…. if I don’t fight or fall out with THE SISTERS I LIVED IN THE HOUSE WITH EVERYDAY AS KIDS… why would I give negative energy and time into women outside of them? To me…. that’s equivalent to SUICIDE. Now that’s my thought on it. I’m so happy that it doesn’t have to be that way, because I have great friendships, and I LOVE all of my friends dearly.
In putting together “Sisters Only”… I want to teach women that its okay to have debates and arguments with your sisters because of difference of opinion. I’ve learned that my sisters and I have debates a lot because we ARE DIFFERENT. But our LOVE for each other is so strong, that debates and opinions HAS NEVER OUTWEIGHED that day and time of being together. Its not important to carry the difference of opinion into the next day, or month. For us, its not about being “right”.. its only about being able to express how we each feel. Lets be real…. we all feel like we’re right. After we debated it out and it dies down… we laugh, talk about who was the loudest, who had the best point and then its over. I think Sisters Only will help sisters to understand each other better. That is okay… that you’re not on the same page all the time.
I just had to post the above photo. I remember my momma giving us that eye. LOL We use to be scared… we knew if we didn’t stop what we were doing bad, it was on and poppin. Hehehehe
Yall know I always have a story to tell. LOL Sometimes I feel that words are on my forehead saying… I’m a writer come talk to me and give me a great story to share with my bloggers. LOL
As I was sitting along the beautiful River Walk on the Detroit River a few days ago, this guy who was running decided to come and sit by me to get to know me better. I promise being a Christian is hard work… people mistaken that sweet peaceful calm Spirit as an opportunity to “get over” on you. That bothers me a lot, because I feel that I have to “go there” with people… when really it shouldn’t even be that way. I told him my name was Lisa… and I’m so glad I did. It was something about him, that I knew if I listen more than 15 minutes… it would show me who he was.. AND IT DID.
He told me that he was carrying around his “credentials” in this album because he was trying to gain employment and eventually move to Canada. That was a “clue” to who he was… and I’m calling it Clue # 1. When I asked him where he stayed, he said he stay with a “room mate” ((a guy)) that he met at Starbucks after he and his gurlfriend broke up and didn’t have a place to go. That was Clue #2. That told me that he was sorta like a “drifter” a person who tries to get in where he fit in. Any sign of an opportunity to get ahead at YOUR expense he will. It told me that he was purposely looking for people to meet. He had some shades…. and anytime he wanted to know about me, the shades were off, but when it came down to him sharing his story, he put them on. Clue #3. When he told me that he was 28… I was the happiest person on that day… it gave me an opportunity to “wrap up” the conversation and for him to BEAT IT. Told him, my daughter was 28 * she’ll be Sep 3* and that I had nothing in common with men HER age. Instead of him exiting from my “straight to the point, direct eye contact, bass in my voice, turned my head and made no eye contact with him after wards”, he still didn’t leave. So, I said to myself okay….. he’s up to something.
As I watched my phone because I had to be someplace at a certain time, he kept making small talk. When he told me how close he stayed and the landmark near it… he said it the WRONG WAY. He said that he stayed near Belle Isle. Clue # 4. If you grew up and was raised in Detroit.. you pronounce it like this…. *Bell Owl*… AND NO OTHER WAY. LOL LOL I knew that doe doe bird was from another city. I went right in after he said it wrong……. “Where are you from”? LOL He looked at me as if I was the smartest woman HE HAD EVER MET IN HIS LIFE. LOL And said Houston. After about an hour.. he was still sitting there. I didn’t say a word.. I enjoyed the silence.
Just then a couple came and sat on the bench next to ours (((LOL after all those that were there)))… oooweeee.. why they do that? This guy was SOOOO irritated about that. I heard God loud and clear when he said…. you see that? I said yesss Lord…. I’m paying attention. Clue # 5. Just then God said…. he’s going to ask you to take him home. I kept saying to God, I knew this guy is up to no good. I sat there mentally preparing his VERBAL DEATH. I looked at my phone and it said…. 5:04… I said… OH WELL… LET ME GO. He said.. oooo ummmm umm oooooouumm which way are you going? I smiled in my mind because he was fulfilling just what God told me. I pointed in the direction of where I was going. He said.. do you mind if you can drop me off. I LOOKED AT HIM… I said.. I, WILL NEVER—— EVER—— IN MY LIFE—— let a stranger get in the car of my personal space. I said I don’t know you. Told him, my daughter would have a fit if she THOUGHT I took a stranger home. He made me so heated, I said I wouldn’t even let a stranger WALK ME TO MY CAR. Then he said… no.. I’m not like that, here are my “credentials” right here,* showing me his album of his ID and important papers. I said I DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT.. DON’T MATTER WHO YOU ARE, I’M NOT TAKING YOU ANYWHERE. I made it PERSONAL.. Just then I jumped up REAL FAST… catching him off guard, told him I was leaving…… and left! He didn’t know which car was mines * lol*, it was actually parked directly behind where we were sitting. He wanted to know so badly which one it was. As I walked off…. I walked the whole circle to get to my car…. NO THIS CLOWN didn’t get out of his seat.. and started doing push ups on the side walk just to have full view of where I was walking. It was so funny watching him looking around for me, by the time he spotted me, I was popping the locks on the car. LOL
I know for a fact by the way he was irritated that couple sat near us, had they not came, he would have harassed me and tried to convince me that he was a good person. He got me messed up… I watch too many killer shows for me not to know the signs of my last days on earth….messing around with him. He’s looking for another person to link up with so that he can free load and create another opportunity for himself to advance. This VIRGO is way to smart for that. If people knew what I KNEW…. they would stop TODAY.
Let me say this. People will show you who they are be them FAKE OR GOOD PEOPLE…. just pay attention to the Spirit they usher in with them. The Spirit is like a fragrance of cologne or perfume. Pay attention people. Listen.. don’t be so quick to want a friendship, that you miss the person you’re befriending. Give them time, honey, they will show you all day the condiments they wear.
After feeling down in my last blog… just before bed…. I get this below. I shall sleep well. Thank you Lord.
Today, Lacrease, we believe God wants you to know that …
good thoughts and actions always produce good results, sometimes in unusual ways.
You just focus on doing what you can, and leave the results up to God.
New International Version (NIV)
Pleasures Are Meaningless
2 I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. 2 “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives.
4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. 8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem[a] as well—the delights of a man’s heart. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me.
10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;
I refused my heart no pleasure.
My heart took delight in all my labor,
and this was the reward for all my toil.
11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.
Wisdom and Folly Are Meaningless
12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom,
and also madness and folly.
What more can the king’s successor do
than what has already been done?
13 I saw that wisdom is better than folly,
just as light is better than darkness.
14 The wise have eyes in their heads,
while the fool walks in the darkness;
but I came to realize
that the same fate overtakes them both.
15 Then I said to myself,
“The fate of the fool will overtake me also.
What then do I gain by being wise?”
I said to myself,
“This too is meaningless.”
16 For the wise, like the fool, will not be long remembered;
the days have already come when both have been forgotten.
Like the fool, the wise too must die!
Toil Is Meaningless
17 So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. 19 And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they will have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 21 For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? 23 All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.
24 A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? 26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Someone on my FB page ask this question: Have you ever asked yourself; “Am I being a good role model to those whom admire me?” That’s a question everyone should ask themselves. Before I post anything on FB or Twitter, I ask myself.. what message will they get, am I angry right now, will I please God? I admit I can be quite VERBAL on Twitter, and I noticed that and for now on… I will take a few minutes to regroup myself from posting things that are done out MY EMOTIONS. People are paying attention to what you post. Whatever is in your post… it first came out of your heart.
I learned that if I’m angry about something, If I just give myself about 20 minutes to calm down… then what I was going to post I WONT EVEN POST ANYMORE. I LOVE that about God. But if you want to be seen, heard, or even felt, your EMOTIONS will override God’s voice, and your stats will always be full of ANGER AND RAGE, UNNECESSARY BRAGGING, AND IGNORANT CONVERSATIONS. If you don’t believe me….. scroll down and check your last 10 stats. Remember people are on FB for either one or two things, to be Spiritually Fed, or to be Nosey. Just know we ALL have BAD days.. we ALL go through… we ALL get mad and angry….. but the person who can control their EMOTIONS are the ones who are most ADMIRED.
Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy