Shanquella Robinson’s story is so disturbing and it made me think of previous experiences I had with so-called friends. In my previous post, I wondered if she saw any red flags or sensed anything negative about her “friends” and simply disregarded it? Well, I used to have a close friend (let’s call her Amy*) that I knew for several years; we worked at the same employer, and we would hang out after work or on the weekends. She seemed gentle, kind-hearted, and a good listener. If we did not hang out, we would still talk via phone, chat, text, or email. I did not feel any weird vibes or feel anything was “off.”
I’ve read the story of Nehemiah several times and this time (you can check out my previous blog post about Nehemiah here), I was amazed to see how it related to my current situation. I’ve been working on staying close to God, reading my bible a little more, trying to remember who He is and not believe lies from the enemy about God, myself, and what God has promised me.
In November 2021, I attended a classic car show in Rosemont, IL and took almost 200 pictures (I finally got around to organizing them last weekend). There were several different cars as well as classic bicycles. I really enjoyed this day because I was able to get some use out of my camera (I hadn’t used it in a while). I also had joy and peace while driving and even explored nearby areas after attending the car show. It was nice to travel to a new area without having a lot of fear and anxiety. Thank you Jesus for giving … Continue reading Classic Car Show
The other day, I thought about when my mom told me how God protected me on a school field trip. My first-grade teacher, Mrs. Schuneman (can’t remember how to spell her name), always took our class on various field trips—we had a tour of a firehouse, saw a performance at a theater, went to a pumpkin farm, etc.
Lately, I’ve been battling a spirit of fear (irrational fear) since 2020. It wasn’t just anxiety, even though I’ve struggled with that for years due to negative things I experienced in the past. It’s been crazy because at times, I … Continue reading Battling A Spirit of Fear
I realized that I never gave an update about my sewing machine from February 2020. After I’d written that post, I took my machine to a Singer Factory Outlet on the northwest side of Chicago; I thought they could look at my machine and remove the tight screw. I was concerned that the repair cost would be expensive, and I wouldn’t have my machine for several days. In addition, I didn’t want to buy another machine when I hadn’t experimented with the different settings and stitches. I prayed and asked the Lord if it was ok to go and “safe” … Continue reading Sewing Machine Update
This is a recap of the last video with a couple of additional examples. God will give you discernment about people in your life–friends, co-workers, dating prospects, etc. He will also give you discernment about a situation you’re dealing with … Continue reading Signs of Discernment PART TWO