Prayers of Black Women: Lord Teach Me How to Write

The Little Red Writing BookAll week-long I have asked God to teach me how to write.  Writing well is such an essential part of communicating effectively.  And I wish to communicate without feeling less than.

Well-any-who-how, a couple of days ago I felt guilty, again, for spending too much time on Facebook.  So, today I prayed for the Lord to help me make better use of my time.  He quickly answered my prayer!  But what I didn’t know is that He was going to make this a treasure trove day full of blessings.

What seemed as meaningless chores became nothing but inspirational moments.

As I pulled weeds and grass from flowerbeds God was spiritually blessing me.  He was giving me answers to questions I had long forgotten.  I wanted to stop my gardening chores and run in the house to grab pen and paper to write what I had learned.  But something within said, “Don’t stop!  Keep going!  Because if you stop you will not return.  Set a goal and complete that goal.”

I did everything that was shouting from within and found my hour of gardening more refreshing for my soul than the long days I have worked in my yard.

But the motivational and inspirational blessings kept coming as I entered my home and proceeded to do housework.  I would venture to write the greatest blessing for today was finding a little red book.  I would have never found it had I not been rearranging books on the bookshelves.  It was tucked underneath books I have meant to read for a year now.  The titled “The Little Red Writing Book.”

I can only assume it was a college text for one of my sons.  They seem to throw their books here and there once they’ve passed whatever class.  I, however, seem to cherish books.  So, I walk behind them picking up their discarded books and place them on my bookshelves.

I was happy to discover such a fine.  I feel like the book was indeed sent to me by God.  And He used one of my son’s to deliver it to me.  His actions answered a prayer that lay deep within my subconscious for decades; as my wish was finally whispered a few days ago.

— Prayer —

Lord, thank you for my little red book.  Please help me to understand its content.  I will cherish it always.

Your Loving Daughter,

Yummy Sounding Recipes: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

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Well I’m cleaning house, again!  This time I’m cleaning with my friend’s voice in my head.  All I can hear is him saying, “How much is your time worth?”  

So, as I arrange books on bookshelves I am finding all sorts of cookbooks.  One would think I love to cook or I enjoy reading cookbooks.  But in truth I don’t have time to cook and when I do read I enjoy reading Amish love stories.  

As I thumbed through one of the cookbooks I found a recipe that sounded good.  After reading the ingredients I thought of you!  I knew a few of my followers would love the recipe.  So here it is!  Enjoy!


12 large eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons dill relish
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Place the eggs in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove eggs from the hot water and rinse with cold water. When the eggs are cool, peel and slice in half. Remove the yolks and place in a small bowl. Using a fork, mash the yolks well. Add the mayonnaise, dill relish, bacon, and Cheddar cheese. Fill the egg white halves with the yolk mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe taken from:  Y’all Come Over Cookbook by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson


What! Who Doesn’t Want to Go to Disney World?

This video is priceless (totally not what I expected)!  Laughter!  What person doesn’t want to go to Disney World?!!!  They must be insane or something [laughing hysterically].  But after seeing this video your heart will break.  It will have total compassion for the little person that doesn’t feel the same as most of the world when it comes to visiting the most famous place of all.  Disney World!