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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well...This is it...for 2008!


I want to wish each and every one of you a well, prosperous, peaceful, and blessed 2009. I look so forward to all that the Lord has in store for me. I will be turning the BIG 4-0 in March and am preparing to party like it's 1999!!! I have been working like a minx, getting an upcoming project ready to celebrate my year. Here is a sneak peek...

I will share more peeks later on as I work on it.

Again, God Bless each and every one of you all. Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sending you Chrismas Greetings from the Mann Clan

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Enjoy!!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I refuse to give in!

Dear God,

Thank you for all the blessings you have given and continue to bestow on me and my loved ones. There are many issues and road blocks that I face on a daily basis, but I continue to hold steadfast to my faith knowing that there is better waiting for me. There are many times when I want to give in, give in to my health issues, give in to financial woes, give in to disobedient children, give in to martial stress and strain. I ask now for your patience and guidance.

Lord, I ask you to continue to give me strength, continued strength in my diet - food and exercise choices, continued strength in making better informed financial decisions, continued strength in guiding my children in the right manner so that they will become strong and viable Black men in their families and communities, continued strength in communicating effectively with my husband for complete understanding on household needs.

Full Original Serenity Prayer
by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.


peace and blessings!!