The Program of Worry

I remember the voice of my Shepherd today as he educated the flock about worrying. The amount of scripture that he used filled my pages, as I diligently worked to cover every one of them.  I scribbled ferociously, and I was amazed at how far I’ve succumb to the sin of worry.  Why, am I so worried about situations and issues that I can neither change nor alter?

Our Shepherd covered a plethora of scripture, like music to my deaf ears.  Micah, Luke, Matthew and Psalms; with a side portion of Proverbs, Joshua and 2 Corinthians, Revelations, and 1 Peter.  Why do I worry, I asked myself, and before I could answer, it occurred to me that I was worried I wouldn’t be able to write down everything I needed to remember from this awesome lesson.  I was worrying within a chasm of worry; creating a vacuum of the “what if’s” and “why not’s” while listening to the soothing voice of our Shepherd.  He was stating biblical facts, and I sat there in agreement, while, the worry program was running in the background of my mind.  I needed to turn this off, and stay focused on the words that would provide clarity and peace within my embittered soul, and yet, I received the knowledge and wisdom flowing through my ear canals with partiality and the cousin of worry; doubt.

I heard my mind declaring “it’s easier said than done” and if I do not worry; then who would?  The answer was plain and simple, “give it over to GOD, and leave it there.” My worry began to dissipate, and the program that had been running incessantly in the back of mind began to loose its color and depth.  That pain on the right side of my neck that would make an appearance when I was unusually disobedient with my worry factor, started to fade.  It is a simple thing to do, and yet I find myself “thinking deeply” about the next day, and what it will bring, when in reality it will never matter.  In the manner in which the Almighty GOD

Through the clearing, our Shepherd’s voice resounded with “take one day at time” with Matthew 6: 25-34, KJV:

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (

Children of GOD, I was reminded today to hand over our cares over to the LORD, and never pick them back up.  If we are to trust and have the faith, then I, you must know in our hearts and minds that HE will never forsake or leave us.   1 Peter 5:7  states “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6  states “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Warmest Blessings…

The Covenant

Entering into a covenant with Jesus has allowed me to have a loving relationship with Him. I know that when the world prepares to give me a beating, Jesus is there to hold and comfort me.


              I always felt that being around too many women was never a good thing.  As you mature, and begin to understand life better, there are some habits that are hard to break.  For example, getting up early (even when you don’t have to), making Saturday your cleaning day, and accepting women as close friends.  I’ve always been the person that made friends with men before women, because men are so much easier to be friends with.  There was a time in my life when I did not want “confide” or have lunch with a woman because I feared that she would mentally judge me the whole  time.  It wasn’t until I came crawling back to Jesus that I began to understand what true sisterhood meant.
               GOD always knows what we need and when we need it.  HE lovingly removes all of the “junk” from our lives, and in my case HE saved me from myself.  GOD knew that not trusting women  was a struggle of mine, and HE brought me three sisters that not only changed my mind, but has brought so much peace into my life.  They each bring something different to the table, and our mantra is “Iron Sharpens Iron.”  I cannot put into words what they mean to me, and their love for the Lord is priceless.  I’ve given my heart over to them, and although I have biological sisters, these powerful women of the Lord keep me grounded and focused on the Lord.  I couldn’t have asked for a better gift, than to have these beautiful women of GOD to lean on and to seek advice from.  I am new at this, and I love and rely on them so much that imagining my life without them makes me shudder.  I have come to trust and believe in them, and I pray they feel the same way.  THANK YOU GOD for the precious gifts of NAT.

Your daughter,



Hello world!

The Lazarus Mission was birthed from a vision that GOD shared with me some years ago.  I thought on so many occasions how I could put my desire and passion into helping families rebuild after they are released from prison.  I studied Criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and it was always the same story.  How do you reduce recidivism with offenders that are released back into society?  I prayed for an answer, and the Lord led me to create this forum, where families could receive information and the Word of GOD simultaneously.  I am so grateful for the diligence of my family, and close friends that have consistently instigated this creation.  I pray that you receive a blessing from these writers, because these stories are from the hearts of Children of GOD, Mommies, Daddies, and plain folks that love LIFE,  no fake stuff here!  Sit back and enjoy, and please leave a comment on how this affected you, positively or negatively, improvements, insight, and prayers.  We  could use all of it to build on the ideology that “No Soul Should Ever Be Left Behind.”

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24, KJV