We must seek his Kingdom First; and Early we shall seek Him and find Him. Embrace all that God has for you on this day that he has made!



She screams so so loud, and she goes to the city that is well populated so many can hear her screams for them. This time she screams so loud that it went over the sirens from firetrucks, police cars, and ambulances.

Her screams surpassed all the city noise. She set up a table for others to dine, and she waited and waited for people to dine with her. She watches many pass her by while they ignored her loud voice as she screamed. 

“Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom! Wisdom is my NAME!  I have set a table for you to dine with me, and have what I have to offer for free. You just have to ask for me and dine with me and you can have Wisdom instead of self-knowledge.”

I offer you Wisdom and you walk around me, over me, or you do not listen to me, or hear ME!

I want to help but you zone me out! I want to interject in your situations but you know it ALL!

I am screaming in the streets, in the malls, in the adventure parks, on the highways, I am screaming loud. I even set a beautiful table for you to come and sit and dine with ME, and you did not sit.

Only a fool gives up a free full coarse meal and loves junk food all the time.  How long will you eat this stuff that contaminates you? How long will you eat things that cause you harm in the end, how long will you allow your cravings to control what is good for you?

I sit waiting for you to dine with me COME! COME! COME! If you come,I will serve you WISDOM and then you will know that whenever you turn to the right or to the left you will hear me behind you saying go this way, or walk this way, and you will no longer desire junk in your bodies, and you will only desire to dine with Me WISDOM!

You will always hear which way to go, and if you follow after me WISDOM you will have all that you need and everything that you have lost to Ignorance will be restored to you in abundance.

Written by Connie

Proverbs 1:20-22 Isaiah 30:21

Wisdom sits at the table and waits; she is waiting, are you going to sit down and eat?


Are we willing to make the best investment ever? If so, investing in God is the best investment anyone of us could ever make in this life time.

Invest in God and we will see that we will become wealthy in Spirit, Soul, and Body.  God is a triune God, and he wants us to be Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically whole.  We are made up of a Spirit, a Soul (which is our mortal self, our fleshly desires, emotions, and this is why our souls have to be saved. It is our souls that dies; however, our spirit is immortal) Spirit gives life to the body (Soul).

The word Ruach hakodesh (Hebrew) is not just translated in the Bible as Spirit of God or Holy Spirit, in the Tanakh.  Ruach is also as a life force. Without our Spirit our soul will die. However, what we do with our soul affects our Spirit, and physical body. So investing in God, David knew would cause him to be (whole) wealthy in Spirit, Soul, and Body.

We devote so much of our time to things that do not make us whole. We allow distractions, disappointments, frustration, turmoil, pain, greed, work, people, anger, bitterness, busy doing all kinds of stuff that has no return just withdrawals, and all sorts of things to limit our investment with God.

We cannot afford to not invest in GODBANK

If we devote all our resources to God, and invest in Him we will bring the largest potential for returns, and this will cancel out debt such as doubt, sickness, pain, bitterness, anger, frustration, hopelessness, sin, poverty, fear, anxiety, loneliness, strive, insecurities, and anything that will destroy our Spirit, Soul, and body.

Invest in God and our returns will be: God will provide shelter, safety, and we will be above all our enemies, we will sing praises to our God, we will not be a cast away, we will see the Lord’s goodness in this land while we are alive and well.

We will be courageous and no evil will come near us, or anything pertaining to us. Everything we need will be supplied to us, and we will have a tremendous amount of savings to endure any drought, famine, or negative situation in this life time. We will have great success if we invest in GODBANK. 

David understood this well;  he could have asked for a tremendous amount of things, he could have made that one main thing something that he felt would help his current situation in the natural; however, he did not care about any of the things that were trying to discourage him or cause him to doubt his God. He cared about being in the presence of the most high God all the days of his life.

Once again in Psalm 27:4 David did not care about the distractions, and all that the enemy was plotting and planning against him.

He knew in Psalm 27:4 when he prayed that all he needed was to make an investment in one thing and it was to dwell in the presence of God all the days of his life.

He knew that if he was to invest in dwelling in the presence of God that everything else would be taken care of, and that God would hide him in his secret place where no evil will come near him or anything pertaining to him.

He knew that he would be made wealthy Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically. He would be made whole and would stay whole if he would continue to invest in God and if God would continue to allow him to invest by dwelling with David and never allowing his Spirit to leave him.

Shouldn’t we want to dwell where prosperity is, and where there is no lack?

Shouldn’t we want to dwell where there is beauty, and a sweet-smelling aroma of the presence of the MOST HIGH GOD?

David knew that this is truly our bliss if we will seek for it. Why are we not investing more of our resources such as TIME in the presence of God who has all of the earths resources.

“The Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him.”  Psalm 24:1 New Living Translation

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and (insistently) require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord (in His presence) all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty (the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness) of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.”  Psalm 27:4 Amplified Version

We need to invest in GODBANK it will bring the best dividends and the best returns.

“Your face, your presence Lord will we seek after, in this dry and thirsty land Lord we will seek after you, and it will be the best investment for our lives, Lord we will keep you on the top of the list, and not when we just have time to seek you. Lord you will be our first priority, and not our last priority.

Lord in your presence is fullness of joy, and nothing surpasses your love.  The aroma that you give us and the sweetness of your love that comes from being in your presence is better than anything that this earth has to offer. God continue to dwell with us and forgive us if we chose other investments that have caused us to become bankrupt and broken. Lord allow us to continue to realize that no matter what things may look like around us that you and only you are the place we should be investing in.

Thank you Lord for allowing us to invest our time and all our unlimited resources to you first and foremost! This is an investment that will never be a mistake that will cause us to lose everything we invested.




             What is love? Is love hurt and pain? Is love losing oneself? Is love fear of another? Is love lack of passion and trust? Is love hurting ones heart? Is love controlling another? Is love sorrow and strife? Is love uptight? Is love pain and Hollow? Is love wishing for no tomorrow? Is love lack of peace? Is love total deceit? 

          Tell me, oh tell me, is this love? Oh yes, some might say i love you, this is why I hurt you. However, does your heart say that this is true to you? Or does your heart say, “Is This Love?”  

Written by Connie and published in a news article for people in abusive relationships. 

We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.

  1. Maya Angelou said:

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”


  1. Mark Dever said: “Today is what the Lord has prepared for you”


  1. A.W. Tozer said: “Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will”


  1. Andrew Murray said: “The World asks, what does a man own? Christ asks, how does he use it?”


  1. Charles Spurgeon said: “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor”


  1. Charles Wesley said: “Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.”


  1. Billy Graham Said: “We are the Bibles the world is reading; we are the creeds the world is needing; we are the sermons the world is heeding.”


  1. Mother Theresa said: “If you can’t feed a hundredth people, then just feed one”


  1. Margaret Mead said: “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all whoever have.”


  1. Charles W. Jones said: “The more obstacles you have, the more opportunities there are for God to do something.”


  1. Andrew A. Bonar said: “God’s part is to put fourth power; our part is to put fourth faith.”


  1. George Verwer said: “We who have Christ’s eternal life need to throw away our own lives”


1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;


“But you are chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, (God’s) own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (AMP)


Adam was given the same royal status; however, he lost his crown to the devil

Lamentations 5:16 (NKJV)

“The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!”


Jesus died and went to hell so that he could destroy the works of the enemy and so that we could get our crowns back.


Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)

“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”

Because of Jesus we have our crowns back. He came that we may have abundant life, and that we will establish his Kingdom right here on Earth.

John 10:10 (NKJV)

“The thief does not come except to steal, and kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

My Thought: Now is the time to move into our royal position and take back our crowns and display the goodness of God, for he called us out of darkness into his wonderful light, so we must take the Kingdom back that already belongs to us, we must go out and possess the land that is rightfully ours!

We must stop giving the enemy our crowns by allowing him to defeat us! When a King loses a battle that person gets the crown and position of the person they defeated. He then becomes ruler over the kingdom that once belonged to the king that lost.

Also, the defeated king gets demoted to being a slave to the person who defeated him.

We are God’s Kings and Queens and God is the emperor who is over all. When we allow satan to defeat us we are basically giving him our crowns because Christ has already won the battle so why are we doubting this and giving our crowns to satan?

We must know who we are and take all that is ours and leave no room for the enemy.

When we do not take our position we are surrendering our crowns and royal status to the satan. He has no status when it comes to the true believers of Jesus Christ. The only status he has is the one we give to him.

My Thought again: Now is the time to move into our royal position and take back our crowns and display the goodness of God, for he called us out of darkness into his wonderful light, so we must take the Kingdom back that already belongs to us, we must go out and possess the land that is rightfully ours!

What does Kingdom mean: A country, state, or territory ruled by a King or Queen

The synonyms are: Realm, domain, dominion, empire, principality, land, nation, and province.

Some of us might be asking these questions

How do we go out and possess the land without ourselves being contaminated or changed by our surroundings?

How do we go out and possess the land when wickedness is at an all time high?

How do we go out and possess the land when everything under the sun is accepted in today’s society?

How do we go out and possess the land when prayer is no longer sought out in our nation or a part of our lives?

How do we go out and possess the land when people are not willing to let go of their lust and fleshly desires for the cause of Christ?

How do we go out and possess the land when leaders are caught up with sin?

How do we go out and possess the land when many have thrown in the towel?

How do we go out and possess the land when it seems as if evil has travailed?

How do we go out and possess the land when there are so many giants in the land.

How do we go out and possess the land when there is so much going on in the atmosphere?

How do we take our Kingdom back for the cause of Christ and possess the land that God has already gave us dominion over but we gave our royal status and crown to the enemy?

How do we do this?

My Theme:

“We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.

“This is how we will possess the land!”

What is a catalyst? A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change or without itself being affected.

A catalyst is something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected.

A catalyst is a substance, which speeds a chemical reaction, but the substance itself remains unchanged.

A person or event that quickly causes change or action an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.

“We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.”

How do we do this?

We should do this with unity

Corporate Solidarity: This means a group of people can be held responsible for actions not only as individuals but also as a group.

The results of our actions ripple outward to our entire community.

Are we as a group standing for Christ and representing his purpose?

Are we being that catalyst which changes all things around us?

Are we the chemical an allowing others to change and conform us, are we allowing others to seduce us by our surroundings?

Or are we that substance that causes others lives to change for the Glory of Christ Jesus our Lord, Son of the living God?

For instance Adams sin caused all of us to be born in sin because he made a choice to surrender to evil when he chose to ignore God’s authoritative command and listened to his wife eve.

Lets look at it in the Word:

Genesis: 3:17 (NKJV)

“Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’ “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life.

Romans 5:12 (NKJV)

“ Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned”

 Joshua 7:11 (NLT)

“Israel has sinned and broken my covenant! They have stole some things that I commanded must be set apart for me. And they have not only stolen them but have lied about it and hidden the things among their belongings.”

Study Achan in  Joshua 7: 20-26)

Cooperate Solidarity: A group of people can be held responsible for actions we make!

Achan’s Children suffered because of his choices; some of his attitude could have rubbed off on his family so to cleanse Israel, all that belonged to Achan (Including his children) had to be destroyed.

Do we realize that when we make a decision to disobey God that we are putting our seed in danger, and the people around us in danger of paying a consequence for our sin.

So if we are going to possess the land as a church, we have to realize and understand how cooperate solidarity works!

Now lets not get confused and think that if you decide not to get it together that you are going to stop the church from possessing the land; however, you will be exposed and what was hindering the church from moving forward will no longer be a hindrance.

Lets look at Jeremiah 32:18-19 (NIV)

18.“You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the father’s sins into the laps of their children after then. O great and powerful God, whose name is the Lord Almighty.”?

19. “Great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to all the ways of men; you reward everyone according to his conduct and as his deeds deserve.”

Now lets look at another person that decided to make a decision.

Study Rahab’s decision to protect the Hebrew spies and how her family was delivered from Jericho’s destruction because of her decision (Joshua 2:12,13. 6:17)

Because of Rahab’s decision not her decision to lie because God does not condone lying; however it was her acting on her faith by hiding the spies an then sending them away safely.

She confessed that she believed in Israel’s God and she was commended for her Faith. Rahab’s decision had an impact on her family, the people in her household and surroundings. Rahab’s decision also determined her destiny. She a Gentile became part of the nation of Israel.

Lets look at Joshua 6:17 (NIV)

17. “The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.”

Devoted to the Lord in this sense means destroyed. Animals were killed and sacrificed to God for sins so the people who resided in Jericho had to pay the price for their history of Rebellion, sin, and corruption.

Lets look at Hebrews 11:30-31 (NKJV)

  1. “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.
  2. “By Faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.”


Study Goliah in 1 Sam17 8-10

Study Jesus in  Romans 5; 15-19

Cooperate Solidarity! I said one person could cause turmoil and curses for numerous people! Or one person can be a blessing to numerous people. We are not as independent as we think or often believe in our decisions.

So think about cooperate solidarity before you make a decision to go against the plan or purpose of God. This does not just affect you, “Even though it is all about you and yours; however, this has an impact on business, family, community, institutions, organizations, and all facets of society.

Adam did not think about corporate solidarity or being the catalyst when he decided to heed to his self-will, the same way we do today.

He did not think about the havoc that this would create for those around him, just like we do today when we give into our flesh.

We are supposed to change atmospheres not atmospheres changing us!

Self-deception and self will still operate in the world and in Christian society today.

We must not allow the world to change us and cause turmoil for the next generation, but we must change the world and possess everything for the cause of Christ.

We must not allow our selfish desires or accept deception from the enemy because we have a divine call and purpose and it is to conqueror this land for the cause of Christ. This is the great commission:

Mark 16:15 (NKJV)

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

If we are questioning how is this possible, how can we go out and possess the land and be the catalyst that brings about a change pertaining to all aspects of life. Lets look at.

Acts 1:8 (NKJV)

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

You go out and change the World and not allow the world to change you! Do not allow your circumstances, hurts, disappointments, fears, anxiety, quilt, disobedience, sin, or unrighteousness to cause you to be conformed to this world.

Be the catalyst for others that when you come into contact with them their lives and surroundings will change.

We must change a chaotic atmosphere into a peaceful atmosphere; we must possess the land that our God has given us.

How do we do this?

“We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.

Study King of Syria Naaman

The Little girl Prisoner of war knew her position: She knew the God of Israel and she was determined to Be the catalyst for others that when they came into contact with her, their lives, and surrounding changed. Not only did their lives and surroundings changed they accepted and wanted to serve her God!

She could have complained about being taken away from her family, her home, and being a maid to strangers.

She could have complained about not being able to have a childhood like everyone else.

She could have questioned God as to why he allowed her to be captive by the Syrians;

However, she knew her position, and did not allow her circumstances or her surroundings to stop her from believing and trusting the God of Israel.

She could have had anger, bitterness, resentfulness, hurt, and fear against her master; however, she took her position and said, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Not Lord help me! Lord save me!”

She did not look at her situation and cry and say if only I was back home! She thought about someone else and she did not look at the distractions that the enemy was throwing at her. She said, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria for he would heal him of his leprosy.

She did not say: I am angry with him he conquered my people so it’s good he has leprosy.

She did not say: it’s good that he does not know that I know a prophet in my land where he stole me from that could have healed him but to bad he hurt me so I am definitely not telling him anything.

She did not say: I need to figure how I am going to get myself out of all of this.

Because of this Naaman told his master that a girl who is from the land of Israel told him about this.

She could have cried to him instead about sending her home to her family. However, she knew she had a purpose and she wanted him to experience the God of Israel.

She was in position saying I have something that will change you and cause you to want to serve the true and living God.

You see she knew that nothing compared to knowing God and the power of his love and healing virtue.

She knew that she had no real problem because the problem solver was with her.

She knew that she had to be the one to help her master and that this was why God allowed her to be a prisoner of war so that God could use her.

When she made this decision her situation had to change also because now her master worships the same God of her heritage. Lets look at what happened after Naaman’s healing.

2 Kings 5:15-17 (NKJV)

  1. And he returned to the man of God, he and all of his aides, and came and stood before him; an he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”


  1. But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.


  1. So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord.

This prisoner of war who was a young girl did not allow her circumstances to change her or cause her to conform to the God of her master who worshiped other gods.

She did not allow herself to be distracted by anger, bitterness, doubt, depression, loneliness, hate, or fear.

She knew who she was and took her position and she changed her atmosphere and all around her.

“We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life. 

Some of us have thrown or giving away our crowns to the enemy.

We have allowed him to overtake our Kingdom that God has given us dominion over.

It is time for us to go to war and possess the land so that we can take back our Kingdom, put our crowns back on, stay in position, and get our royal status back.

How do we engage in spiritual warfare effectively?

We must pick up our weapons and stop putting them down. These weapons are crucial in our fight against Satan and his demons.




What is thanksgiving? It is an expression of gratitude, especially to God. “He owes us nothing! We owe him everything” We have dropped this weapon so many times with our ungratefulness when things do not turn out the way we anticipated them to. Pick back up your weapon of thanksgiving!

Worship: pick it up!

What is worship?

In psalm 100 there are 7 elements of worship that are suggested.

Shout joyful

Serve the Lord with gladness

Come before him with singing

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving

Enter His courts with praise

Be thankful to Him

Bless His Name

Worship is a place where our heart and God’s heart should meet.

This is why worship is so important in spiritual warfare. When we worship we should be anticipating and expecting to meet God!

When we worship we should not ask God for anything, we should worship God for who he is and not what he can do for us!

Satan knew this when he came to Jesus he requested that he worship him. Satan knew that worship is powerful and this is why he asked Jesus to fall down and worship him.

We have to be careful what we open ourselves up to that has become a form of worship in our lives. We are only to worship the true and living God and him only shall we serve.

How do we worship Romans 12:1 CSB Christian Standard Bible?

“Therefore, Brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.

We have to make sure that our bodies and all that we do to them is exemplifying Christ!

Ask yourself how are you presenting your body in the presence of God?

What type of worship are you giving to God? Are you making your body a living sacrifice, pleasing, holy unto God?

Or does God have to turn his face away from your worship when it comes to your body?

If your body is your spiritual worship everything you do that is not pleasing to God in your body will affect your worship, and you need this weapon to wage war effectively on the enemy.

Theme: “We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.”

We need our weapons in order to do this

Why is Worship so important?

While we worship the doors are being opened that the enemy has shut!

While we worship God is being glorified!

While we worship crooked paths are being made straight!

While we worship our families are being drawn to Christ!

While we worship our flesh is lining up with our spiritual man!

While we worship demons tremble when we call 0n the Name of Jesus Christ son of the living God!

While we worship there is no arrow that can pierce us!

While we worship mountains are moving!

While we worship God is giving us financial liberty!

While we worship healing is taking place!

While we worship our strength is being renewed!

While we worship we will acquire joy unspeakable and full of glory!

While we worship we will be entering into the inner courts!

While we worship we will obtain perfect peace!

While we worship we will write the vision and make it plain and we will be able to run with it!

While we worship people will see the Glory of the Lord all around us!

While we worship God will teach us how to be still, stand still, and sit still and know that he is God!

While we worship we will change and all the things that need to be stripped off of our lives will be destroyed!

While we worship old things will past away and all things will become new!

Thanksgiving, Worship, and Praise are tools that wages effective warfare on the enemy and we must go and possess the land

 “We must be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.

 Lastly praise: Praise is to express warm approval or admiration of commends, applaud, admire, and pay tribute to, and speak highly of.

Psalm: 117:1-2 (CSB)

1.“ Praise the Lord, all nations! Glorify Him, all people!

2. “For great is His faithful love to us; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.” Hallelujah!

If that is not enough to cause you to want to praise him that his faithful love to us and his faithfulness endures forever.

Are you breathing? Do you have a voice? Are you able to say thank you? Are you able to lift your hands? Are you able to dress yourself? Did you make it to see another day? If any of these things are yes than you ought to praise him just for that! If he doesn’t do another thing for you he kept you! If he doesn’t open up another door in your life he is still worthy of worship, thanksgiving and praise just because who he is!

Who is he?

He is the alpha an omega!

He is the beginning and the end!

He is the first and the last!

He is the King of Kings and Lord of all!

He is our rock and fortress!

He is our shelter and strong tower!

He is our keeper!

He is the Lord that heals thee!

He is all that we need to succeed!

He is the same today yesterday and forever!

He is a God that if we seek his kingdom and righteousness first that he will supply all our needs according to his riches in Glory!

He is the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us!

He is everlasting to everlasting!

He is a father that sticks closer than any brother, mother, sister, or friend!

He is creator of all things!

He is the one that is above all and over all!

He is the one that can change your destiny!

He is the one that died so that you will be saved!

He is the one that opened up blinded eyes!

He is the one that demons are subject to!

He is the one that will give us rest in time of turmoil!

He is the one that restores our joy!

He is the one that will establish us!

He is the one that has mansions prepared for us!

He is the one that is always available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

He is the one that can make the impossible possible!

Are you all still breathing? Do you still have a voice? So why not give him thanksgiving? Why not worship him? Why not reverence him with praise? Everyone that is breathing should praise the Lord, if you cannot speak you can wave your hand, If you cannot wave your hand, you can stomp your feet? If you cannot stomp your feet, or if you cannot do any of the above you can lay prostrate before him!

Study Psalm 150

In my conclusion: 

Lets pick up our weapons of Thanksgiving, Worship, and Praise.

Lets get in position NOW, RIGHT NOW,

Lets take our crowns back and our royal status!

Lets take the kingdom back!

Lets go out and possess the land that is rightfully ours!

So that we will be the catalyst for Christ that causes a significant change on any and all situations pertaining to life.”




It’s a beautiful day and everyone seems to be rushing to get home. The lines were extremely long. So much seemed to be going on, I looked to my left and there was a young lady with two children hurrying to get a space in line.  She had enough groceries for about fifty people. ‘Mom, mom, we have to hurry, grandpa and grandma are coming.’ said the little boy, who looked about ten years old.

‘I am trying my best to hurry, but this line is very long.  Everyone is preparing for the holiday.’

‘But mom,’ the little fellow said as he looked over at me. “Why does than man only have one thing in his hand?’ His mother scolded him for pointing and said, ‘Maybe he already shopped for the holiday, or he could be attending somewhere else.  Which is great because then he would not have to prepare because he’s going out.’

I looked down at the carton of ice-cream in my hand, and it seemed to be leaking from the long wait in line.  There was no one on line with less than twenty or more things, except me.  I then realized that it must e a special day.  I tapped the lady on her shoulder and said, ‘What is the occasion, and why is it so crowded in here today? I come here everyday, and there is hardly anyone ever in here.  Let along a hideous line.’

‘Oh dear, you don’t know why it’s packed inside of this grocery store?’ The your lady looked at me like I was joking and said,

‘You have to be kidding!’

‘No, I am not. I have no idea why it’s so crowded here today.  I just came here to get out of the house. I wanted to have something nice to do.  I enjoy coming here because of the people that I see, and it’s very exciting.’

‘You enjoy coming here! I hardly have the time in a day to shop.  This is why I am here now.  I wish I could have come ahead of time because tomorrow is a holiday. Plus, my days are very busy with the children and my husband so, I don’t have enough time in a day. Of course, you understand how busy one’s life can become. Especially since tomorrow is Thanksgiving.’ (The truth of the matter was he did not understand.)

‘Mammy, mammy sleepbe want baba, want baba!’, the little two year old screamed. I looked over at the lady who seemed to be so very impatient, and said,

‘Ms., you can go in my spot because I have to get another pint of ice cream.’

‘Oh, if you want, I can have my son hold your spot until you come back. Then you won’t have to wait on this extremely long line again.’

‘Ms., thank you very much; however, I don’t mine.  I see that your have so much to do, and your children have become tired.  So please, take m spot.’ The lady rushed with her two shopping carts and was very elated because it saved her a little bit of time.

‘Thank you so very, very much! You are a life saver. Tell your wife she has a good man, and have a Happy Thanksgiving with your wife and family,’ she said, as she kissed my forehead. I felt really good at that point because I made someone else happy; when deep down inside sadness and loneliness knocked at my door.  So for me that was my preparation for Thanksgiving.

I waled away and acquired my ice cream and went all the way to the back of the line.

‘Why not?’ I have nothing better to do. At least being here, I get to talk to people. Most of all, I can watch the shopping carts go up and down the aisle.

The moral of this story that I wrote: During this holiday season be mindful that all are not celebrating and some do not have family, friends or love ones during this season. Some are just making the best out of their emptiness, and loneliness, and we must show love to all and be open because we never know what someone is going through!” Remember the title during this holiday season: “It’s Thanksgiving for some and loneliness for others.” Lets change that and show love to the lonely.