Celebrating Life

Hi Beautiful Beings (:

I will be away from blog land until Monday.  I am going to spend the weekend celebrating my life.  I've been enjoying as much quality time with Princess Charlie before she returns to school in August.  This will be her 10th grade year, so I'm sure she'll be pretty busy with work and school activities.  We spent yesterday putting goody bags together for the kiddies who are hospitalized in Methodist Hospital.

Well, I hope you all have a true blast this weekend!  I know I will!!

The Countdown Begins!!

Blessed Wednesday Beautiful Beings!

I am counting down the days to my birthday.  I'm very excited to see another birthday!  After the past five years who knew I'd be here living the life God has blessed me with now.  I've been spending more time in The Word, listening to praise music, cooking until my heart's content and of course sending out goody bags all across the USA.  It's been an exciting time in my life!

This upcoming Sunday I'll be 39 years old and I'm truly excited!  Growing old has never scared me.  Dying scared me, but it does no longer.  I don't mind gray hair.  Heck, I've had gray hairs since I was 17! (=
I've always been told the older you get the wiser you become.  I'm starting to see that not only in my life, but in a few lives that I desperately love as well.

This Sunday I pray you will all drop by and leave a few words of love!  I'm tinkled pink to still be here among so many beautiful people and I need you all to know I treasure each of you!  Have an amazing day!

Cooking With Tabitha

Many of you may already know, but I feel it necessary to announce it again...I love cooking!  I mean I LOVE it.  Preparing food for those I love is at the top of my joy list.  I'm a HUGE Bobby Flay and Paula Deen fan.  I watch them everyday to get new ideas.  After watching Paula a few days earlier I got an idea for a twist on one of my ultimate favorite food items ever.  I'm crazy over stuffed bell peppers!  I can eat 4 in one day and not think twice about it. LOL

I'm also a lover of tomatoes, so when I saw Paula bake seasoned tomatoes I thought "why not stuff them?"  I headed to Wal-Mart and purchased my needed items!  It's only three of us here, but Princess Charlie does not eat bell pepper nor tomatoes.  So, it's more for hubby and I. (=

I paired it with baked Talapia Fish marinated in a sun dried tomato marinade.  Our stuffing was made with Stove top stuffing and sauteed shrimp, onions and crab meat.  Yum-O!

As we say in Louisiana - Laissez Le Bon Temps Roulet, which means "Let The Good Times Roll!"

Sunday's Rest

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. --Matthew 11:28

I'm taking The Lord up on this one.  Today I'm sitting with my family, watching movies, laughing and resting in their love.  I'm giving God some devoted time.  Getting to know him more and listening for his prompts on which way to go.  I'm delighting in walking in the flow of His Spirit.

*Deep Breath*

Yeah, I think today is the day I'll get to know what His rest is all about. (=

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

--Audrey Hepburn

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why they call it the present.


At This Time

Blessings To All!!

At this moment wonderful and exciting things are taking place in my life!  My faith has been strengthened.  My very being has been renewed.  I now know just how strong I truly am through God!  What a difference a shift in thinking can do!

At This Time I'm Learning To:

1. Wait on God
2. Trust and Believe in Him with ALL of my heart & soul
3. Be the ONE who brings me great joy and peace
4. Smile through adversity (it's not my battle)
5. Pray from my heart
6. Never judge myself or other beings
7. Love the REAL Me
8. Laugh as often as possible
9. Truly hear when God is speaking to me
10. Live a true and joyful Life

God Bless You All!!


It's funny how as we walk our journey we learn more and more that we create the most pain in our lives.  We fear so many things.  Such as; the economy, death, our kid's futures, being hurt, failure and so on.  In the past and even recently I allowed fear to ruin many days of my life.  See, fear is of the enemy and he delights in knowing we can't move forward or achieve joy when we are stuck in fear.  But a thought hit me like a ton of bricks when I woke up today.  If Jesus is our Lord and He gave his life for us, then we should never have room in our hearts or minds for fear.  We are taught to walk in complete faith.  We are taught that as long as we walk with Him we should have nothing to fear.  So, it stands to reason that if He was willing to give up his life for us we should be willing to take that leap of faith and let him take the lead right? 

Trusting human beings can be a hard thing to do in life, but trusting Our Savior should be a no brainer.  He will never forsake us.  He will never abandon us.  He will never stop loving us.  It is NOT in His nature!  So, I've been looking at myself from the inside and there are things that I've screwed up in my past.  But, He is here to help me redeem myself.  He desires that we let go of whatever is creating the fear in our hearts and fully trust Him.  We may not fully trust those in our lives, but we CAN trust the man who sacrificed His life to give us great hope.

Have A Blessed Week!!

Sincere Thoughts on A Monday Morning

I wish to be: healed, restored, renewed and patient

I wish to receive: love, favor, patience, guidance and comfort

Today I am: healed, restored, renewed, loved, guided, comforted, wanted, needed, growing, learning, beautiful, intelligent and just as God wishes me to be.

Today I am grateful for: The love of God, The sacrifice of Jesus, My life, Growth, New eyes, Love, Peace, Comfort, Restoration, Favor, My Family, Life's Lessons, Falling and being picked up, Steady breathing, Music, Blessings, Sunshine, Warmth on my skin, Big Hugs, Kisses from Charlie, The gift of being a mom, The gift of being an aunt, The gift of being a child of God, Truth, Justice, Time, The ability to write my thoughts, The freedom to speak my mind, A roof over our head, Food to eat, Paid bills and The Bible.

A Beautiful Friday!

Hello Beautiful Beings!

Wow! Two days have come and gone since I last posted anything!  My family and I were blessed with a few angels who donated postage stamps to help keep our mission flowing.  So, each day we've been getting caught up on getting joyful mail out to the loving families who request it.  What a job and life we are living!  Daily we get to make people smile and I could not think of a better way to spend my days!

Hubby has planned to take us to Joe's Crab Shack tonight and we are very excited about it.  I adore spending time with my family!  they make me laugh, smile and sometimes scream.  But, at the end of the day they love me and are here supporting my dreams.

Today I Am Grateful For:

*God, Jesus and Holy Spirit
*Their love and guidance
*My family
*Waking up refreshed
*Clean air and water
*A loving roof over our heads
* Beautiful Angels right here on earth

I wish you all a VERY loving weekend!!

God's Love Never Fails (Poem)

After reading Psalm 136 I was inspired to write my own version of God's Love Never Fails.
I hope you like it and if you wish feel free to share it with others.  --Tabitha

God's Love Never Fails
by: Tabitha D.

The Lord is my Shepard
God's Love Never Fails
He created me for all the world to see
God's Love Never Fails
He requires that I only be me
God's Love Never Fails
He wraps me in his warm embrace
God's Love Never Fails
He gives me strength, so my obstacles I may face
God's Love Never Fails
He provides for me daily ~ supplying my every need
God's Love Never Fails
I express true gratitude through every good deed
God's Love Never Fails
He's made me his child and embedded me with his love
God's Love Never Fails
He's poured blessings upon me from Heaven above
God's Love Never Fails
He is with me every moment of my life
God's Love Never Fails
He protects me from evil and shields me from strife
God's Love Never Fails
He restored my soul creating a brand new me
God's Love Never Fails
So I walk through each day seeking to be nearer to thee
God's Love Never Fails

Birthday Kindness

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

A few days ago I was reading a great blog I've been following since I joined the blog world.  She posted about a friend who cunducted 30 days of kindness for her birthday.  She left coins at a soda machine, gave flowers to the elderly, gave strangers gift cards in Target and paid a person's bill at the grocery store.  Stories like this get me pumped up, because I love making other beings smile with a passion!

So, my birthday is just 19 days away and I want to commit my very own random acts of kindness to celebrate my 39 years on this earth!  Yep, I will be 39!  So, for todays kind act I did something for a neighbor.  She's always saying how she loves Crystal Light as I do, but she hasn't been able to afford it lately.  I thought I'd get her some and we'd leave it at her door step.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow!  What kind act will you perform this week!

What's Truly Important?

As I go through each day new lessons are learned.  I am being enlightened in ways I never imagined would be.  I'm going through each day, looking at hubby, smiling and saying "I like His style."  God has an incredible way of teaching us.  Looking back on my past and truly looking deeper into the things I'm learning leaves me in awe of just how masterful He is.  It leaves me in complete awe of who I'm becoming.  I love her!  I truly love this being I am becoming and I look forward to being with her each day.  All of this has me focusing on the things that are truly important to me.  I'd like to share a few things in which I think are important to me and I hope it will inspire you to do the same. :-)

1. Waking up each day and being fully aware

2. The love & support of family

3. Nurturing true friendships

4. Knowing The Father & The Son

5. Helping beautiful beings however I can

6. Self Exploration - Getting to know who the real you is can be the greatest gift ever

7. Being an inspiration and being inspired

8. Being a true source of love for whoever may need it

9. Spreading peace throughout each day of life

Sunday Thoughts

As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. 
And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins.  -Psalm 103:11-12 (The Message)

We went to Wal-Mart yesterday and on the way I had to snap this photo.
I am a true fanatic over clouds.  Something about them sends my imagination 
into over drive.  Today I am relaxing.  Soaking up the peace within my home.
Hubby is cooking today, so I'll take the day slow and easy.  I find sweet joy in
putting goody bags together, so I think I'll do that.  My play-list is ready and
so am I.

I hope your Sunday is filled with beauty and love. :)

Coming Together - Thank You!

We'd like to take a moment to thank every beautiful being who's sent us postage stamps to help keep our mission going.  Our hearts are so overwhelmed with love for each and every one of you!  Weekly we mail up to 50 goody bags to children and adults who are battling life threatening illnesses and disabilities.  Because of YOU we will not miss a beat and we are forever grateful.  I wish we could hug each of you to fully express our gratitude.  What's so awesome is many of you live far away from us, but you support our mission 100%.  You will never fully know what that means to us!

Because of your loving-kindness we are able to do this!

From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and wish many blessings upon you!

Love Always,

Tabitha and Family

He's On Top of It

Each day I learn something new about God and his majesty.  I believe God loves it when we SEE him in situations.  I had a very important appointment yesterday and off and on I kind of worried a bit as to how things would turn out.  The night before I prayed and I laid it in God's hands and truly believed he'd make things go well.  I asked him to please let the person I was meeting be a God loving person.  When I sat down in her office I was blown away by how masterful God is!  Her office was just like my home office!  There were bible verses printed and taped up for all to see and she had positive quotes all around.  She smiled and showed the loveliest personality.  In my head I kept thanking God for showing up today and answering my prayers.  Things turned out beautifully and I left her office now making a new sister in Christ. =)

Just as quickly as God had shown up Satan attempted to bring me down with another issue.  Honestly, I failed and he won.  But, I immediately saw what I had done and fixed the situation.  He truly does not wish for us to be happy huh?  Well, I'm having none of that!  I deserve all the happiness my Father has to offer and NO ONE will take that away from me. 

Today I am grateful for:

*Sweet love from The Father
*Blessings galore
*The ability to love and be loved


I believe I am becoming the person God always wanted me to be.

I believe that this is by far the best summer we have had in a long time.

I believe in LOVE.

I believe in the unseen aspects of this world.

I believe that a cure for cancer will come.

I believe music has the ability to heal and comfort souls.

I believe in God, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

I believe in Angels.

I believe in answered prayers.

I believe I am abundantly blessed.

I believe I am DEEPLY loved.

What do you believe today?

Idea for today's post from Owning The Words

Finding Bliss in Wal-Mart?

I can't fully describe it, but when I walk through the doors of wal-mart I become peaceful.  Something about being there soothes my spirit.  It's not about spending money, because the majority of the time I don't.  I love to go there and think.  I know that sounds crazy, but it is so very true.  I get some of my best ideas when I am there. 

I love visiting the candle section.  I'll smell them and feel so comforted.  I do not know why this is, but I'm actually grateful for it.  During some very difficult moments over these past two years (losing loved ones) I have gone there.  As we make our way through the store I pray within my head to God.  As time goes by I start to feel comforted.  I've been trying to figure out why wal-mart?  Why not a church or chapel?

What I'm learning is it's not so much the building that holds significance.  For some odd reason that is where my psyche has decided to feel it's most secure - open and so that is where He meets me to help me get through whatever ordeal I am facing.  To be honest I don't care where it is He meets me so long as He meets me.  I know it's not the ideal place to find comfort, but it works for me.  I'm actually joyful to know that My Father loves me so much that He's willing to meet me in aisle 8 at the local wal-mart.

Refreshed and Clearing The Air

This weekend was simply amazing!  I didn't log into this blog nor did I check email and I must admit it felt good!  This entire weekend was spent with hubby and Princess Charlie.  On Saturday we went to see "The Last Air Bender" and it was phenomenal!!  Before the movie started we walked over to Chili's for a little bite.  The food was delicious and being with my honeys made me feel blissful.  After the movie we took a trip to Target to get some delicious Pepperidge Farm cookies and Worther's original candy...Heaven!

Sunday after eating a delicious rib dinner (cooked by hubby) we headed back to the movie theater to see "Eclipse."  I SO loved it and so did PC!!  I'm not a big fan of Bella, but I love the Cullens and the wolves. :)

I want to clear the air a bit before I log off.  I want to make it clear that I am in no way sad about how many comments I do or do not receive.  I am not here for that at all.  What I meant was the blogging community use to be so helpful to one another.  I've met some BEAUTIFUL beings through blogging and I will cherish them forever.  But I also see a trend that is simply not attractive.  I write about my journey with God.  I write about family and our mission to uplift others.  Not many want to read that anymore and I'm totally okay with that.  But, I WILL keep writing about those things, because they are a huge part of who I am.  I will not allow others behaviors to alter my life, beliefs or words.  Choosing bliss is a way of life for me and without God there is no bliss. My blog...My views (I'm just sayin')

Hurt and Need A Break

Happy Saturday!

Things feel different in the blogging community lately.  I've decided to take a few days and disconnect from this blog.  My voice feels strained when it comes to blogging.  I no longer feel supported in this community and that hurts a bit more than I expected.  I will bounce back from this, but for now I need a few days to myself.

Please have an awesome 4th weekend and God Bless!

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