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Stay and Fight

You ever been challenged in your emotions? In your health? At your job? With your friends? With this happen? I didn't even do or say anything wrong and I'm attacked? People are against me?" Have you ever had an experience so bad, it ripped you to the core?
your family? You ever been challenged with life's circumstances? You ever been so broken you wondered how you would make it? You ever had anything happen to you that was so painful you asked yourself, "how did
I have. Yet I stayed and I fought. I decided to face my giants head on. I decided to face my storms straight up. And I decided early on that I would not retreat. That's not what a great warrior does. I would not give up. That's not what a great champion does. I would not claim defeat. That's not what a great winner does. I would not stay in my bed, I would not stay away from church, and I would not stay away from the word of God. That's not what superstars do. And just in case anyone tel…

Not Getting Older, Getting Better

I got older, I would often hear my mother say, "I'm not getting older, I'm getting better." If you were around her long enough you were going to eventually hear her say those words too. It got to the point where that phrase was almost like her life's motto. I loved hearing her say them. She was such a faithful woman and she would say those faith-filled words with gusto, humor, and sincerity. They rang true in her life more and more. In a lot of ways she sure did get better, because she wanted to. I loved her even more, because she was willing to do the hard work to be a better person. Her memory will always be of a woman I will continue to strive to emulate. She loved us with all her heart. She loved God too and He ensured her words came true. He made it so she was right. In a sense she didn't get older. 
She got newer.

Her better was her newer and better.

She told us she loved us more. She apologized more. She walked more. She traveled more. She became more…

Push, It's Coming

Sometimes when I think back to when I had my kids, I am reminded of the scripture in Genesis 3 when God tells Adam and Eve that women will bear much pain during childbirth. Whew, let me remind those who ever doubted the word of God, His word never lies. Just look around. There's proof all around you. You are proof yourself, because your mother had you and at some point during your birth there was pain. So either way you look at it, just think about how God is in everything. The bible is the truth y'all.
Our testimonies are further proof of its truth. 
Childbirth was one of those times when I can for sure tell you about my testimony. I was in much pain. It was indescribable. When you're going through it you will typically say, "never again." And the people around you should get out of your face quick, fast and in a hurry, at best. Yes, it was that bad, it was a rough hard time. It was like it would never end. It was no joke, I'm telling you.
Then it's …

No Doubt

Don't ever doubt what the Lord said will come to fruition, because it's taking "forever." It WILL come to you, you will get it, the experience will be manifested, because it's impossible for the Lord's promises to come back empty. Nevertheless, I too, know that feeling of "The Wait", but guess what? That lil devil lies, you know. Uh huh.

So when you start to get discouraged, you're not alone, I also go there from time to time. But, it's a momentary/temporary feeling that I know is not from God. And if it doesn't come from God, I'm not feeling it. 
Ya feel me?

That's all.


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Words

I read these awesome words today in Matthew 11:28-30 (this is Jesus speaking):
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” This is a mouth full isn't it?

All we have to do is bring our issues, situations, and circumstances to Jesus and He's got us. That's it? Wow. Why wouldn't everybody want to do that? Hmmmmm.

Anyway, I love the bible, because it is the most awesome book in the world. It is the most powerful book in the world.

Reading the bible.

Writing about the bible.

Being better, smarter, and faster, because of the bible.

Do people know just how blessed we are to be able to partake in such an endeavor? 


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This Day

Many of us have heard this scripture before, "This is the day the Lord has made, let's rejoice and be glad in it", right? It comes from Psalm 118:24. It's one of my favorite scriptures. Like certain words, lyrics, and names, there are some scriptures I just love repeating. Certain scriptures just get me in a good happy mood. They remind me that everything is going to be alright no matter what.

So, yes this day and tomorrow and even yesterday are all days the Lord has made and guess what? I refuse to think anything less than them being great days, simply because the Lord made them and He wants lil ole me to enjoy every last one of them.

Why would I not rejoice and be glad for that? Comon now.



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Preparation

You ever wonder how it is that people lose weight? Or become financially fit? Or get promoted?
We don't have to really think hard, because we probably know the people who have done at least one of those things or all three maybe. We may even be one of those people. I do know there is a formula to success, with several moving parts.
Preparation is part of the formula.
The reason I think I'm not as successful (my definition of it) as I would like to be, is because of my lack of preparation. Focus plus consistency plus a plan added together equals preparation. Prepared people are ready for the future. Prepared people do things over and over even when they don't feel like doing them. This is how great habits are developed.

For instance:
If they want to get in shape, they eat right and work out. It becomes habit. If they want to become financially fit, they don't spend frivolously, they spend wisely. It becomes habit. If they want to get promoted, they work hard, don…

In Sharon's Heart on Facebook

I have just started my over-due Facebook Page(https://www.facebook.com/InSharonsHeart). You can visit any time you wish. My page will eventually have lots of information regarding what I am doing in the world, daily encouragement, and much more. Feel free to post anything you wish to my blog page, as well as, my Facebook Page. Talk to you soon.

Be encouraged in the Lord.



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A Second Wind

Years back I used to run 5k and 10k runs. The 5k's were 3.1 miles and the 10k's were 6.2 miles. When I ran I would either start off at a good speed or start off too fast. Depending on the terrain, some of those runs seemed so long and exhausting that it was hard to go forward another inch. Sometimes I would often feel as though it would be almost impossible to win or even place, because it seemed I was losing energy with every step I took. Because of those changing elements, those were the most difficult races. Sometimes it was like running uphill the entire time. I would run to win, but that winning didn't always happen without a fight and overcoming temporary discomfort. But well into the race, something amazing often happened. 
I would get a burst of energy at just about the time I felt like giving up. This energy, this second-wind, would just come out of nowhere it seemed and I would take off like a rocket passing the same people who passed me a while back in the run.…

Watch Out

Does anyone remember when Kanye West got on the stage during the 2009 Grammy Awards and took over Taylor Swift's mic when he thought Beyoncé deserved the award instead of her? Well, after that happened many more people knew who Taylor Swift was. I mean almost every major news outlet carried the story. It was huge. So huge that Kanye said he, 'put her on the map.' Fast forward to the 2016 Grammys and Taylor makes a memorable speech that many are saying was meant for Kanye.

What she said got me thinking, because she had a point. This is a summary of her acceptance speech: '...there are going to be people along the way who will try to take credit for your accomplishments/fame, but don’t let those people sidetrack you because when you look around, you’ll know it wasyou and the people who love you who got you there" (usatoday.com).

My first interpretation of what Taylor Swift said is this (to which I totally agree): watch out for the people who say they're respon…

Use Your Pain

Pain happens to us all. That's just a fact of life.

But this is the thing, just because pain happens to us, doesn't mean we want others to feel pain too. Did you know our pain is not just for ourselves? It's also for us to help people get through their pain. Our pain is to show people how God brought us out of despair and how He can and will bring others out of their low too. If you went through it, God has a bigger message for you to bring others through it too. Yes you. 
God wants to use you. 
I'm telling you, it's true. God really wants us to take everything we went through, to show people who He is. That's the way we will begin to help people. He is God and He is the reason for all seasons. In other words, God is the orchestrator of our lives and He wants us to be a model for Him whenever He deems us ready to walk down His runway. His runway lasts forever. 
Whether we did something to cause pain or pain was directed at us, we still feel pain. Pain is pain.…

Consistency is the Key

Let me just be real, being consistent is sometimes hard. 
Very hard. 
But...to make a positive impact, consistency means doing what needs to be done over and over again. Yes, although Lebron James makes basketball look easy, he has to practice alot, again and again, rain or shine, happy or sad, good or bad.If he wants the prizes, he has to pay the price and he has to sacrifice. I doubt if he's always in the mood for all of that. 
Yet the rewards are great. 
Consistency is focused practice, full dedication, and extreme commitment. It is one of the hardest things to do. I don't know anybody who is consistent in every area of their lives. In fact I am pretty bad myself when it comes to doing certain things I know I should be doing. Let's take working out for example. In my twenties I was obsessed with fitness, but now it's just something I have to do in order to stay healthy. If I didn't have to workout, I wouldn't. That's why I carry around a few extra pound…

People Notice Us

Have you ever said something and a little while later you hear the very thing from someone else? Or you may do something and before you know it someone else is doing the same exact thing? Or perhaps you wear something and the next minute others are copying your style? I have news for you: you are a leader. You may even be a trailblazer. Trailblazers do things first. They're innovators and trendsetters. They "blaze" the trail for others to follow. Oftentimes they don't even have to try hard. They make things look easy just being themselves. People admire them.
Now, the question to those leaders is, are you leading people to heaven or hell? That, my dear comrades, is the million dollar question.

Where are we leading them?

Some of us may think that what we do doesn't affect others, but what we do, can and will be used against us if we're not careful. How? Well, if anyone falls because of us and because of the position of influence God has placed us in, then we h…

Stay with God

This is a poem I wrote 2 weeks ago, around 5am. It took me about 30 minutes to write it. That same week I recited it to music at an eveningchurch service dedicated to encouraging women.

Stay With God

I have a message for you, yes, you, you & you
Why? Cuz I've gone through it too 

My life was hard just a few months ago
At first I didn't know where to go

Then I thought hold up, God
Go to Him 'cuz things are hard

So that's what I did, that's what I do 
And I know some of you are going through it too

But don't give up, there's more for your life
God will fix it, the pain, the hurt, the strife

He's here for you & will never leave
But, we must seek Him first, you & me

My life was in turmoil y'all, the pain, it was bad
It was hard to function, anger, fear, just sad

But I knew God & I ran to Him
Then light grew bright, no more darkness, no more dim

The Lord said I'm here, girl you are blessed
I'll show you who I am, clean you up, clean up your mess

He&…