Setting Goals

I’ve always been goal oriented. Meeting deadlines was never an issue or being on time. Then life really happened. My life flipped upside down completely. It’s been just a little shy of five years since I published The Color Red. Have I been busy? This is a loaded question. However, have I stopped writing? Absolutely not! Have I been writing as much as I would like? No. Have I used all my time wisely, educating myself on technology and publishing? No, not like I should have.

What I have done is allow God to lead me. I’ve experienced so much in such a little time and I have no regrets. I’ve learned. I’ve also not been much of a social media person as I was before. Life has been keeping me extremely busy. I have a new daughter in-law along with a new granddaughter. My mom and dad both have had more health issues than I care to share but I’ve used my time wisely to care for them. I wouldn’t trade any of this time for anything.

I’ve lost two pastors along this journey but they wouldn’t come back if they could. I’m so grateful for their preaching and teachings and that I was smart enough to take notes. I love both of these gentlemen. One as a father, he had been my pastor for over 40 years. The other pastor, my brother in Christ whom I knew for almost 30 years. Both men were very influential to my writing and they had no idea. God bless each of them. It’s not good bye. It’s see ya later.

I’m not here today to look for pity or make excuses of what hasn’t gotten done but to share that Gods way and will, well it shall be. I will continue my journey with mind, body and soul and allowing His presence to guide me. I do know this, it will only better enhance my writing in the future.

Big thanks for all my readers, colleagues, family and friends for supporting me along the way.

Much Love,



Nature vs. Soulmate

You won’t find your soulmate in flowers, trees, lakes or oceans. Nor will they be on that senic peaceful walk you took last week through the woods where the suns rays touched your face.

This is the reflection of what God has placed before you in His creations, teaches us to love and recognize our true soulmate and how to love them.

I often sit, walk, work and reminisce through my journey of nature as it is calling to me. As I take each moment through the nature of what God has blessed me with and for His purpose not mine. See it’s what He has created and has in store for me. The signs and plans through nature that are created by Him and yes, He’s created all, my heartfelt soul when it reaches toward the roots of nature grounds me. You too should step out into the world and take hold of it with your soul. He has laid it out before you, beneath your feet. Step out and take ahold of His free offer of a free lifetime. Pray, have faith and never lose hope. Fore when you pray upon the name of the Holy Spirit and believe with your whole heart, nothing or no one can stop you. Never give up on your dreams. They are your blessings in disguise and Our Father is the way maker.

You may be saying to yourself right now but; Mandy, those blessings feel like they are destroying me. Have no fear my child, those uncomfortable blessings come when Our Father is teaching you and the wisdom you gain will out far weigh the fear you are having right now.

I ask you now to step out into nature, embrace it, open not only your eyes and ears but your heart. Follow your heart, for it doesn’t lie.

God bless each and every one of you. Your time is coming. So remember your soulmate comes from above. He knows all and has created all for you. You are worthy and He loves each and every one of us enough to create this amazing special one specifically for you.

Inspirational My History

A Lifetime…

I’ve spent most of my life telling myself that when I fall in love it will be forever. Many years I spent searching, waiting and wondering, when it would happen then those years turned into years of, if it would come. Year after year passed by and I finally let go of the fairy tale love or even the idea of forever and taught myself to love me, expect nothing from no one or anything. Accept my life and myself for what and who I am. Some would even think I had lost faith, and maybe I did but I never lost faith in myself. I became a strong and independent woman who thought she needed nothing and wanted nothing from anyone. Truth of the matter is, I became content with everything and everyone around me. Then one day my whole life changed and it’s hasn’t ever been the same since then. I received the gift of hope. It’s truly amazing when a person can share one simple word and it manifests, this hope gave me new life and a whole new understanding of true love. Such simple words that were spoken to me gave me A Lifetime of Hope~ “You don’t know how to let anyone love you. Let me show you. Please give me a chance.” I had nothing to lose only to gain. I embraced the Hope he gave me and the underlying Love that came with it has been incredible. I’m truly blessed to A Lifetime…

A Lifetime