Lori - Author/Speaker

I can honestly say that no one has ever called me "normal"! That is just fine with me! God placed a lot of personalities within my tiny mind and it is a journey to say the least. It is "Grand Central Station" up there! I have even 'named them'! (Don't send in the troops just yet)

The great thing about having such diversity is that there is never a dull moment with me! I always make sure that heading up this little party in my mind is the Lord God Himself!

God has shown me how to embrace the 'fun' inside me and use it to better His Kingdom! I have found that I don't have to be a 'stick in the mud' to be a Christian.
I am a child of God!
I am a Christian!
I am a follower of Christ!
Every day I am working toward becoming a better Disciple! I will NEVER be perfect - but I am SAVED; so that is all that matters!!

Asking for prayers as God works through me to publish the books we have written together.
If you are interested in having me speak at an event, women's study, etc.; just send me a message!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Keep'n It Real

For those of you who have caught my videos on Facebook, this post is a "Wrap UP", if you will, of the first 3 videos. If you have not watched them, they are still there for your amusement - LOL

Taking off our masks is not something that any of us "want" to do. In fact, the world teaches us just the opposite. We are trained to be happy no matter what, look on the bright side, be inspired to always want more, let the desires of your heart lead you, and the list goes on and on. We wear these masks so that no one else knows the REAL US.

If we are too real then we would not be accepted and we would live a very lonely life. If we show our true colors, then we are pegged as weird. If we stand for what very few believe in, then we are outcasts.
These are all true.... BUT...

“Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able." Luke 13:24 ASV

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." Matthew 7: 13-14

The Word tells us that the way to Heaven is Narrow and MANY will NOT get in! So, by that we can see that we should NOT do what the "many" do! Following the world will lead us to the wide road of destruction! That would be Hell Y'all!!

Trusting and accepting God is not easy to do because most of the world doesn't want to do this. It exposes our faults, weaknesses, flaws, and the world is all about covering those up - am I right?! God wants us exposed so He can FIX US!! There is a hole inside and you are searching and seeking something to fill it - right? I know y'all, I have been there. I stood at that crossroad more times than I can count! Each time I chose the destination that looked good or easy and it was WRONG!! I ended up back where I started every time!!
There is nothing in this world that will fill that hole folks! NOTHING and NO ONE!!!

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:4

What's that say? How did God demonstrate His love toward YOU? WHILE YOU WERE STILL A SINNER!!!! You didn't have to change child!! You just had to lift your head to THE ONE who saves!!!! God accepts us for who we are at that moment!! You don't have to work hard to "fit in", you don't have to become someone you are not, and you certainly don't have to lie your way in!! COME AS YOU ARE!!! God will do the rest!

"For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving." 1 Timothy 4:4 ESV

When the trials and temptations come, turn to The One who knows you better than anyone! Turn to The One Who already defeated Satan! Turn to YOUR FATHER, YOUR CREATOR, YOUR KING! Let Him fight for you!

"We are hard pressed on every side, but NOT crushed; perplexed, but NOT in despair; persecuted, but NOT abandoned; struck down, but NOT destroyed."
2 Corinthians 4:8-9

If that don't get your blood pump'n - honey CHECK YOUR PULSE!!!

Don't be fake - Be who God created you to be
Don't loose heart in the storm - turn to your Creator
Don't fight the battles - they belong to the Lord

"In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37