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Pslam 27:1

"The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes came upon me to eat at my flesh, they stumbled and fell, though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear, and a war shall rise against me, in this will I be confident."


Monday, July 18, 2011

Excess!

Ok, I admit it. I am a major purse junkie. I don't know why.  They get thrown around, tossed, have drinks spilled on them. In my closet I have this laundry basket full of purses. I was running out of room so my daughter's had the bright idea of handing them on my wall. Like you would see in a store.  So you walk into my room and see the purses hanging on my wall.

The Lord has been talking to me about excess. "Why all the purses Robin?" 

"Well Lord, they are cute and I get bored with one after awhile and I grab another.  You know, to change it up a bit.  And in the store some are really cute and that 'Gotta Have' mentality kicks in."

I don't think the Lord was impressed with my reasoning but he already knew what my answer would be. This was a lesson for me. My answer sounded flat even to me. Questions came to me, "Is it necessary?" Well no. "Can you use more than one purse at a time?" Well no.

Have you even been in your walk when the Lord to you to get rid of excess? You know, that test where you are obedient or not. So, I sat down on my bedroom floor and went through all my purses. Donated all by three. Good bye Gucci, Coach, Dooney and Burke. They were donated to this ministry in St Louis that gives clothes, purses, shoes etc, away to those in need.

After I heard the stories of the reactions of those purses, I have learned, it was well worth it. I would do it again all over.

Does that mean I can go buy a new Coach, so I can give it away in the future? Ha!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Servants Heart

I will be honest and say that I have two lives. One that I am living and one that I am drawn to. The one that I am living is working in an upscale community, with money making business professionals. And the other is ministering to the homeless along the Mississippi River. This is where my heart is. Ministering to upscale professionals is HARD. Harder than ministering to the homeless and drug users. The people in Tent City (homeless city in St Louis along the Mississippi), their hearts are hard but not prideful.  They will listen and accept love. Especially since they never get it. Professionals, their hearts are hard and prideful. Thinking they don't need God or love. Because its accessable and they choose not to partake of it. 

Professionals have their demons to fight but they can mask it by attenting counseling sessions and easy accesses to optional help instead of going to the Cross.

The other day I was talking to a Professional who is a Christain.  He facilitates bible studies at his church.  He was disturbed about having this women come into his class. This women makes bad decisions, while not yet divorced brought a man into her home with children. Apparently she makes very bad choices and when they tell her how the bible reads on these issues (tough love they call it) she balks (go figure) and they get upset because she is not cooperating.

The only thing I said to him was..."then your bible study is the perfect place for her. I mean...that is why we are here right?"  He rolls his eyes and says yes but he kept going on about the frustration of even having her around. My heart broke. He forgot the whole reason why we are here. Not to sit around with posh posh christians and debate theology. But to go out and minister to the broken hearted. Lord, how can we forget that? Please God, don't ever let me forget that.

After a lengthly conversation he admitted that is what he needed to do. Minister as long as it takes but he was not happy about it. How can we forget why we are here. Have we been so diluted? Is there really such a thing called Americanized Christianity?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ever so long!

It has been so long since I wrote on this blog. I was setting up a blog for a ministry I am involved in and I thought of this one and I realized how much I missed my lady friends.

The ministry is called "Heart of Christ Ministries" and it is a ministry catering the broken hearted. We reach out to the homeless, the gang members, the abused and even the abuser. This is what is on our heart to show the love of God. I will let you know after it is completed.

I cannot stay long but please know that I will continue to log in and chat with you and that I have missed you ever so much. There is nothing better than sister friends.

Have a blessed day!