Wednesday, August 19, 2015

North Beach Meets Michigan

Took my gran-girls to Life Action Camp in Michigan and the butterflies would not leave me alone.  It is an #awesome Christian Ministry and it was an #awesome week of loving fellowship!  This #gorgeous girl was stuck in the sand and of course God used me to rescue her.  Yes me, a former caterpillar :-)

He has a plan for every moment of our lives and one of my moments was to meet and save this beautiful creature.  I was supposed to go in June and it didn't work out.  So I switched my date to the week of August 1st.  He knew exactly why I needed to be there! #Psalm 139:16 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Forever A Free Spirit

Ecclesiastes 3:1 states that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

With that very profound truth, I have decided to retire my "Free Spirit Butterfly Blog."  Compliments of "google"  I have printed this blog along with all of your loving and heartfelt comments.  It is so very cool to have a created a book which has captured my authentic and transformative life's journey with people that I've never met but have grown to know and love immensely! You are forever inside my heart!!

I will always be a #FreeSpirit and I will forever be a "beautiful butterfly," but my truth and my passion are over at my other blog:  "His Princess Bride!"
Day to day you will find me sharing my Jesus Journey at:

I am a beloved disciple and committed follower of Christ Jesus; my Lord and my Savior.

I love to publicly journal about my journey with Jesus and all that He's done, is doing and will do in my life. 

And just as I type that, I am reminded of a scripture that has surfaced in "my life" at least 6 or so times in the past two weeks.

Matthew 16:25 "For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it."

Mark 8:35 "For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it."

Luke 17:33 "Whoever tries to keep their life will lost it; and whoever loses their life will preserve it."

John 12:25 "Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life."

There has to be a very profound reason why Jesus put this scripture in all of His gospels and a very profound reason that God is speaking this truth to me at this "season" of my life.

Maybe it's because my retirement is approaching and His plans for me are bigger than anything that I could have imagined..... 

Whatever the reason....I'm #listening my Lord.  I'm listening.

#POETRY is still one of my other passions and I'm still inspired to post something there as well.  "Poetry and Prose!"

Love, peace and blessings for all that your heart desires!
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in Him and He will give you the desires of your heart! 

Oh yes He will!


-Free Spirit Butterfly

(always a prayer and an e-mail away:

Sunday, January 25, 2015


This is going to be a very exciting year for me.  Lord willing I will be retiring from law enforcement in December.  I'm so excited.

I will have been a police officer for 25 years of my life.  That's so incredible to me.  And what is even more amazing is the fact that Jesus, My Lord and My Savior, has walked with me the entire time and I was completely unaware until 6 years ago.

He sustained me then, as He does now and will continue to do so when I turn in my badge and my gun! I will continue to put my future in His hands as walk toward His faithfulness and away from a more than generous annual salary.

HIS PEACE is Priceless!

I will trust Him as I hope to transistion into the public school system.  YES, my new dream is to become a substitute teacher.  I'm doing cartwheels inside my heart knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of many, many children.

If that's not His will for the next chapter of my life, I'm wide open to the possibilities in which He will direct my path. #Jeremiah 29:11-14

He is the only one who wants the very best for me and the only one who can give it to me! 

After all, I am His belove Princess Bride :-)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Welcome To #2015

"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." (‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭19‬ ESV)

God is up to something! I can just feel it!!!

Get ready for your blessings, if you've been obedient!

Get ready for your judgement, if you have not.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas blogger friends, family and those of you who just stop by for a brief moment.

Life gets busy and we oftentimes get distracted with our many tasks and to-do list.  I for one am guilty of that.  But the bulk of my time is spent serving My Lord and My Savior.  He is My King and He is the reason that we have life to begin with.

Happy Birthday Jesus <><

If you don't know Him or if you do not believe in Christ as Lord, I pray that you will open your heart to receive Him.  He is the Deliver of sin and the Redeemer of all things that seperate us from Christ' righteousness.  This life is a good one and we have all received one blessing after another....BUT soon, this life will perish and where will your soul rest? John 10:10

Hell is for real.

I pray that you will not delay in making a decision that will greatly affect where you spend eternity.  John 14:6

I for one will be at the feet of My Lord.  I anticipate the day when I will see Him face to face and humble myself in His presence.

Sending love and praying that on this Christmas Day, you and your loved ones will feel His overwhelming grace, protection and presence as you move about celebrating a day that HE gifted to us.  No other reason than the fact that He loves us.

In Christ,
Free Spirit Butterfly

#2015 Expect God's Best but in return....give Him yours!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

If You Don't Know Him...

If you do not have a relationship, [not religion] BUT a relationship with Jesus, you will not understand the bible.  Come to Jesus and get an understanding of His word and His ways.  Not over night, but yes my friends...over time He will gift you with wisdom, discernment, peace, joy and hope unlike the world.

"When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ."
(‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭13-16‬ NLT)

He is the ONLY ONE who wants the very best for you.  His best is way better than your best!  Trust me beloved, I've experienced it for myself.  NO GREATER LOVE!

sent w/love

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MY Twin Sister

This is so amazing to me.  Only JESUS! :-)

This is Denise Michelle Fuller. I was searching google a few months back and there she was. I like to search my name every now and again just to see if there is anyone out there pretending to be me. You never know with the increased risk of identity theft and all the predators searching the world wide web. And, as trusting as one can be, there are still some crazy and desperate people out there waiting to seize their moment. I just #Praise God that she isn't one of them.

Not only does she have a gorgeous smile [just like me] but she's also a Christian. I just love her to pieces. She and her husband, Mark travel from state to state in their RV and she also blogs about her journey. Imagine that!
Does God had a great sense of humor or what?. How freaking awesome that there are two godly girls with the same exact name loving on the same Lord and trusting Him with their whole hearts!

I'm so anticipating the day that we will meet, hug, laugh and cry! I'm just as excited to see what the Lord will reveal in her her life as she is continually traveling and trusting in Him to provide, comfort and protect their journey.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ask Me About Jesus

His Spirit indeed lives in me!

* Romans 8:11
* 2 Timothy 1:14
* 1 John 4:13
* 1 Corinthians 6:19
* 2 Corinthians 5:17

His word is alive and active!

Hebrews 4:12-13

There are so many more truths that you can read and discover for yourself. Please don't delay. Invite Him into your heart <3>
1 Peter 4:7-8

The below photos are just a glimpse of our awesome and amazing Grace Brethren Ladie's Retreat in Ocean City, Maryland.  This was the weekend of October 24th-26th!

#COMPLETELY Unforgettable

Sunday, October 19, 2014

He Is a MIGHTY Redeemer!

What I know for #sure!

Jesus Christ is a Mighty #REDEEMER

I have been through many trials in the past. And although I celebrated my 50th birthday this past July [pause: HALLELUJAH!] I've only been saved for 6 years.

But I am here to tell you that all that "stuff" I suffered, endured and experienced was not in vain.

Isaiah 61:3
" bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

Yes, I am so very proud to be a display of spendor for the Lord's display :-)

Yesterday He used me in the most amazing way and as I reflected on it last night before turning in and again this morning, I'm reminded of His word and His truth that He had it planned long ago. #NOTHING is new to God!

Psalm 119:16
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

How incredible is He to know all things and to have always known all things?!?!

We could get stuck on that...who He is and if He in fact exist.....OR we can choose to #believe.

And since I have chosen not only to believe, but to surrender. These past 6 years have been the most amazing journey of my life. And knowing my Father, He ain't finished yet!

He has blessed me with one blessing after another and His promise in John 10:10 is so very true.

All of His promises are true, but as long as we live apart from Him, we will never know the goodness of His heart and the love that He wants to so graciously lavish on us.

And, speaking of love, He is using me to speak at our upcoming Ladies' Retreat. I am overjoyed to be sharing "the joy of being single" with some of the women in attendance. The title that I have chosen to give my session is: The Lover of Your Soul.

That's what He is to me and that's what He can be to you; male or female. We were all created with a longing in our hearts. Yes, a spouse or significant other can meet those needs, but not every single need and not all the time. Jesus is the only one that can fill any empty space or place in your soul. He created us for fellowship with Him.

God thoroughly delighted walking in the [garden] with Adam before sin came into the world. Therefore, He sent His Son to die on the cross and redeem us back into a loving and intimate relationship Him.

Choose to walk this life's journey with Him and open the door as well as your heart to the endless possibilities and the endless blessings that the world simply cannot match.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This Song Is My HAPPY Place!

A Pocket Full Of Sunshine -

I got a pocket,
got a pocket full of sunshine
I've got a love and I know that it's all mine
Do what you want,
but you're never gonna break me,
sticks and stones are never gonna shake me

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)
Take me away (take me away
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

I got pocket,
Got a pocket full of sunshine
I've got a love and I know that it's all mine
Wish that you could,
but you ain't gonna own me
do anything you can to control me

There's a place that I go
That nobody knows
Where the rivers flow
And I call it home
And there's no more lies
And the darkness is light
And nobody cries
there's only #butterflies

The sun is on my side
Take me for a ride
I smile up to the sky
I know I'll be alright

-Natasha Bedingfield

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How I Met My Father(s)

My new friend, Denise Fuller, recently asked how I met my father. I cannot talk about how I met my dad without talking about how I met my Father, Jesus Christ.

I may have written a post about it in the past, but just in case I did not, I'd love to have this story in my blog book for my children to one day treasure.

If I could go back in time, I would love to remember the moment when I realized that my step dad was not my birth father. I simply have no recollection of how that came to light. I do remember most of my life, longing to meet "my real dad." My step father was and is a good man and he has always loved me and still loves me like his own. He's a retired police officer and I remember seeing him in his uniform many times when I was a young girl. However, I think my pursuit of law enforcement came from watching way too much television. I was introverted and had very few friends. I was best friends with my diary and I enjoyed being alone and being inside.

I was so in love with "Columbo," an old detective who solved every case before the cops even gathered all their evidence. And my second favorite was "Charlie's Angels." It was so cool to watch those women solve cases and look so cute while doing it. (Looking back, I had no idea about how real the crime was and how endless the paperwork could be.) Lol

Anyway, in 2003, I had seen the movie, Antwone Fisher. There were so many parts in the film where my heart was connected to his, (Antwone's heart). I could feel his pain and I could so relate to wanting "answers." I knew how the ending would turn out and I wanted that for myself. I somehow believed that I would get it. And lo' and behold, I did.

I found my dad with the help of an employee at Andrew's Air Force Base, a woman who stole his identity, my ex-husband and a website called, All of those resources helped me to discover that my birth father was alive and only 6 1/2 hours away, living in Hartville, Ohio.

I called him on July 8, 2003, we spoke and I made an announcement that sealed our hearts forever. I said, "Hello, my name is Denise and I'm your daughter." The rest unfolded like a fairytale. We met, hugged, cried, shared, laughed and cried some more. We introduced long lost relatives, exchanged numerous photographs and settled into a loving relationship, just like a pair of comfortable shoes. Not only that, we have so much in common that it's not even funny.

Strangely enough, apart of me always felt that if I found my birth father, I'd be at peace, I'd be happier and I'd somehow feel complete.

Well that was not the case. After the happiness settled in and the formalities began to fade, I still felt a longing. However, I had no idea what it was or how to fill it. Three years after meeting my dad, my marriage ended. I am not one to advocate for divorce, but it was truly the best thing that could have happened to me. I was free to be still and not have to please anyone else. The kids were grown and on their own and my need to be the "good wife" was no longer a need. I could sit still with myself and discover who I was and what it was that I wanted.

In walks Jesus. Not that soon, but over the next two years, he was wooing me into his loving arms. Truthfully speaking, I believe that He was wooing me all of my life, but because of my deep rooted fears and insecurities, I did not adhere to His voice. But at the age of 42, He was calling out to me in the quietness of the day and in the subtleties of the night. Having been in "relationships" since I was 16, I was finally alone with myself and my thoughts and I could hear a voice unlike any voice I'd ever heard before. It was soft, gentle, caring and compassionate. When he called out my name, it was kind of familiar but then again, it wasn't.

God used Dr. Ed Young, Dr. Charles Stanley, Stacey Earl, and a man named Kenneth to witness to my heart. I was sitting in my family room in Waldorf, Maryland, on May 4, 2008, and Jesus knocked on my door. I answered, open up and let him into my heart and my life.

I slowly began to trust him....something I had never fully done before. I was slowly shedding my old self, my old beliefs and my old way of living in exchange for his love and his promises. The main promise being to never leave me. Of all the boys and men in my life that left me, Jesus promised to never do that. Now what girl could say no to that?!

I have not one single regret about giving my life to the Lord. I have seen what he can and what he will do to someone who wholeheartedly trust in him and who has a longing to obey him. He did not say that this walk with him would be easy, but he did promise that I would not have to go it alone. He promised that my sins and my past would be forgiven if I repented with a pure heart and he promised that if I allowed him to be the Lord of my life that my name would be written in the Lamb's Book Of Life. And that when this earthly life is over, I'd be with him forever.

HOW FREEING! I don't have to struggle anymore, I don't have to people please, I don't have to place all my hope in man, only to be disappointed, and I don't have to be the queen of worry. God's in control and all I have to do is #believe and to #trust.

I choose to believe and I have faith that He was and is and is to come! He is coming back soon! Revelation 1:7-8

Yes, he is my Father and I am his beloved daughter.

(Just know that I can talk all day about My Father and how he's completely changed my life, but you can have the same #great experience by surrendering and going directly to the source...The Holy Bible is all the hope you need).

Sent w/love
Free Spirit Butterfly

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

From My Poetry Blog

I hope and pray that you are enjoying every moment of this life He's gifted you with.  Someone I care about is close to going home to be with the Lord.  We each have a day that we will leave this earth, known only by the one who created us.  And, until such time, I choose to bask in His Glorious sunlight and His Glorious Son's Light!

sent w/love free spirit butterfly <3>
Rohobeth Beach, Church By The Chesapeake annual women's retreat!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

100 Pics

I have joined my fellow blogger and brother in Christ, Wynn in a 100 picture journey.  We are taking a picture a day of the things that make us happy.  He is posting his on Facebook as am I.  However, since I like to turn my blogs into books, I am also posting mine on one of my other blog sites.  So, if you'd like to take a peek or tag along, you can go here:

Writing is my passion and photography is my pleasure :-)

And of course, anyone who knows me knows that JESUS is

Be blessed as you continue to seek his joy!  Not happiness but joy, as it's much more sustainable!  :-)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEVER Felt Better!

I turned 50 on July 14th and I have never felt better.  I am wiser. I am healthier. I am SO content. I am filled with more joy than I ever knew possible.  Not only that, I am "RICH" in love!  My life overflows with amazing friendships and a family who simple adores me!  Life cannot get any better...or can it?!?!

The flowers are from my dad.  He sent me flowers on July 8th to celebrate our 11 year anniversary of knowing one another and he also sent me flowers on my birthday!  Am I spoiled or what?!!!!

My Mouth Will Proclaim His Truth

Let not mercy and kindness [shutting out all hatred and selfishness] and truth [shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood] forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them upon the tablet of your heart. — Proverbs 3:3

In Psalm 45:1, the psalmist said his tongue was “like the pen of a ready writer.” And in Proverbs 3:1-3, the Word states you should not forget God’s laws but “write them upon the tablet of your heart.” We see from these two Scriptures that the heart is the tablet and the tongue is the pen.

When you confess God’s Word out loud with your tongue, you are effectively writing it on your heart. When you write it on your heart, it becomes more firmly established both in your heart and in the Earth. God’s Word is forever “settled in heaven” (see Psalm 119:89), and we establish it in the Earth each time we speak it. When your mouth is filled with God’s Word, it is a weapon against the devil…use it!

#Power Thought: My tongue is my pen, and my heart a tablet. When I speak the Word of God, it establishes His laws on my heart.

-Joyce Meyer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy Summer

Love, peace and blessings for an awesome summer!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, If tomorrow never comes on this earth, I pray that I will leave behind a testimony that points to you. Help me to live as if today were my last before entering eternity, for I know not what the day may bring. I pray that I will love others with a godly love, that I will be kind and considerate, that I will share who you are and what you have done, that I will smile at those I see throughout the day, that I will remember and pray for others, that I will appreciate every little thing and have an attitude of gratitude, that I will be honest and responsible in all things. Thank you for blessing me and loving me and filling me with your spirit. Please feed my soul and give me strength this day. May you be glorified and my family be blessed. May I touch lives and sow seeds throughout the day. In the name of my Savior I pray, amen.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Grateful Heart

My Lord,

Thank you for loving me and my family!

Thank you that my daughter's heart longs to serve you. Father, please guide her in the direction that you want her to go and keep the evil one clear of her path.

(Pause) Salvation for J. T.)

Thank you for yesterday's #bliss. I was relaxing, packing and watching a great movie in the den while packing up my books. Truly #insane! (11 boxes of books) Thank you!

My #50 day juice fast is over! Thank you for the new body, renewed energy and freedom that I feel in making healthier food choices! #VICTORY!!!!! "Thank YOU!

I had a yummy salad. So simple and so good! Thank you for seconds. Simply fresh tuna, lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Yes, I can eat a salad w/o croutons and cheese. Thank you!

Listened to the waves without leaving the house. Thank you!

My mom and dad texted me yesterday! THANK YOU!

I love you. Thank you!

Got a card in the mail from Jackie #2, Darlene and Dixie. Thank you!

I feel so safe in North Beach. Thank you!

I'm #surrounded by your presence! THANK YOU!

Eternally yours

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


What Are You Currently Facing?
If the answer is nothing...then save this in your file for future reference.

1809 Born February 12

1816 Abraham Lincoln's family was forced out of their home and he needed to work to support his family.

1828 His sister dies

1831 A business venture failed

1832 He ran for the State Legislature. He lost.

1832 In the same year, he also lost his job. He decided he wanted to go to law school but couldn't get in.

1833 He borrowed money from a friend to start a business. By the end of the year, he was bankrupt.

1834 He ran for the State Legislature again. This time he won.

1835 The year was looking better as he was engaged to be married. Unfortunately, his fiancee died and he was grief stricken.

1836 This was the year he had a total nervous breakdown and for 6 months was bedridden.

1836 He sought to become Speaker of the State Legislature. He was defeated.

1840 He sought to become Elector. He was defeated.

1842 Marries Mary Todd. They have 4 boys but only one would live to maturity.

1843 He ran for Congress. He lost.

1846 He ran for Congress again. He won and moved to Washington.

1848 He ran for re-election to Congress. He lost.

1849 He sought the job of Land Officer in his home state. He didn't get the job.

1850 His son, Edward, dies.

1854 He ran for the Senate of the United states. He lost.

1856 He sought the Vice Presidential nomination at a national convention. He got less than 100 votes.

1858 He ran for the Senate again. He lost again.

And in...

1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States

Persistence. Determination. A willingness to face defeat after defeat after defeat... if it meant that one day he could achieve his goal.

Are you struggling to hold keep it together?

Lincoln's guide to perseverance...

Never.. ever.. Ever.. EVER give up.

If you refuse to give up, you're *guaranteed* to succeed.

#LOVE for a great day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TOO Incredible Not To Share!

Hey Family and Friends :-)

I have to share this journey that I've been on. It began with a conversation on Valentine's Day. My sweet sister in Christ, Missy, wanted me to join her on a juice fast. I could not get past the fact that we were not going to be #chewing! It completely baffled my mind. All the things that I loved to eat were floating around in my head. Specifically, the pizza that we'd just indulged in from our Single Sister's Pizza Party! Not to mention the yummy yogurt treats and the cupcakes that were made with such love!

She wanted an accountability partner and thought that I would be just the one to keep her motivated. I had to be honest and say that I was not in agreement. I told her that I would have to pray about it and that I could not promise her anything.

Well, the next day, she invited me over to her house to watch a movie. "Sick Fat and Nearly Dead", by Joe Cross. All I have to say is "WOW!" Not even half way through, I was in.

We started a juice fast on March 1, 2014, and plan to go for 50 days. And I must tell you that the weight loss was a given, but the added #bonus is the fact that I feel incredible. The renewed energy and the intense clarity that you gain from eating only plant based food is truly the secret to a healthier you. It still blows my mind to think that this was all it took to get me to see that my body is very important to God and should be just as important to me. AND, not for vanity sake, but because it carries and sustains me day after day-and has since 1964.

I so love my new outlook on being healthy. It's my new #passion! I never wanted to be skinny or a size 6. I just wanted to the best version of me! I'm so there and it feels #amazing!

YOU owe it to yourselves to reevaluate your eating habits and to experience the best nutrients possible for sustaining your life. So many are simply amazed at how my body has transformed and have joined in. Even my dad, who will be 73 this June.

I don't know anyone who is willing to go the full 50 days. However, many are inspired and wanting to try it just to get the taste and feel of #something new and improved. We desperately need something different from the typical food that we've been unconsciously digesting, just because it's quick and just because it's easy.

And remember, it has to be 100% juice. (So you're going to need a #juicing machine). No smoothies and no chewing! Only if you want the best results. You can do 3-5 days. Some do 10 and some go longer. It's completely up to you and #trust me, you will not regret it. So far I've lost 19 pounds. #Warning, you will experience headaches in the first couple of days because your body will begin the detox process.  And yes, you will gain some of the weight back overtime, but the overall goal is to reboot your brain to crave healthy food and make solid nutritious decisions. Our society lives to eat and we are supposed to eat to live!

(SUPER, super BONUS...many studies have shown that it reduces your risk of getting cancer, diabetes, and various other diseases.) Now who wouldn't want that?!

Just a peak: I'm loving how my fridge looks like the produce section at the super market! So cool to me! Day #32 YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 18 more to go! And with Christ, I can and will reach my goal!

A very special #thank you to Missy who blessed me with a gift that I deeply wanted but did not know. What an amazing and priceless #early 50th Birthday gift to me!

AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO GOD!  It has been expensive but it has been the best money I ever spent and Glory to God for making continual provisions for my life!  If I was not in prayer and writing in my juice journal daily, I don't think I would have the success that I have now. He so delights in me!

#Daniel 1:12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing be vegetables to eat and water to drink."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Gift Giver

Hey there beautiful and beloved bloggers.

God is so amazing and I am here to tell you that He is the gift giver.

There was a secret dream that I held in my heart.  I never really voiced it to anyone and it is about to come true.  I cried because when I came to that realization, it dawned on me that God heard me and He knew.  He's always known.

WOW! To be known like that, who could possibly....?!?!

Only Jesus!

I'm praying that all is well with you and I would love an email if you have any prayer request.  My life involves a lot of bible study and I'm not sure when I'll have the time to come back to this blog but I cannot stop journeying with My Savior at my other blog.  He truly sustains me and I pray that over there, someone will read something and come to know and trust in Him.

His Princess Bride ( please visit when and if you can!

Please, I'd love to pray for you.

I love you and I am asking you...Dare to put your #Faith in Him!
Amazing things are bound to happen!!!!

Free Spirit Butterfly....Yep, I'm Soaring!

Monday, November 25, 2013

From Me to YOU

I was reading a devotion yesterday and I thought of you.  Here is a prayer from my heart to yours.  I am so enjoying our study of Gideon and just as I knew he would, God is using me in a way that I am not fully comfortable with, but because insecurity is about me and not him...I am going to do it!  Will update you later :-)

In the mean time, praying that everyone will have an awesome Thanksgiving and that you will find some quiet time to count your blessings...naming them one by one and reflecting on what GOD has done!

"Dear God, My heart is moved today for people who just cannot seem to find their place. They feel lost, empty, out of place, floundering. Some are discouraged; some are depressed; some are anxious; some are hopeful; some are searching; some have given up. I pray that today will be a day of breakthrough for them. I pray that the right job, the right ministry opportunity, the right words, the right whatever it is they need will be there for them today. I pray that you will open doors and lead them through. I pray for encouragement and guidance. I pray for joy, excitement and blessings of the heart and spirit. I pray for contentment, initiative, passion, thankfulness in their attitudes today. May they look to you and receive the gifts you have in store for them. And may you, oh wonderful gracious God, be glorified. In Jesus' name I pray, amen."

All my love,

Friday, November 1, 2013

Blogger Haitus...

Hey there family, friends and loved ones!  Praying that all is well...mentally, physically, emotionally, financially, and of course SPIRITUALLY!

Just posting a little something in case anyone is looking for me. Lol

I just began a new 6 week bible study with my Thursday night sisters and it's really intense and personal.  It requires lots of study, meditation and a close look at self. 

We are taking a journey with Gideon in the Book of Judges.  This is just what I need so that through this process, God can purify me and expose my weaknesses.  I love when that happens and I want to give him my undivided attention.


Your butterfly blogger :-)

Sunday, October 20, 2013


the speed limit is 25 mph and strictly enforced
there are no traffic signals only stop signs
there are two bakeries...both simply delicious
funnel cakes in the summer and tasty freeze all year round
art and antiques well within walking distance
trinkets and souvenirs and a farmer's market bonanza
ducks and seagulls play for hours on end
kettle corn and flavored taffy with just enough sugar
lawn chairs and flip flops in every color imaginable
hot sand and umbrellas make it all come together
movie night and live music for lovers and children
cruise ships and sailboats set an amazing backdrop
and ginormous sunrises day after day after day
occasional weddings and events fill the calendar each year
endless fishing and horseshoe crabs cause visitors to take notice
and a humongous wooden cross stands tall in the center
the grand finale is the soft pink sandcastle that's
achored in the middle of our quaint little town
it stands four stories tall and firmly holds forty-two families
favor and blessed by my Savior
i blissfully reside in a suite on the third floor
and until the wind blows it away
i'm a real live princess living out her dream

Thursday, October 17, 2013

IF you believe, YOU have the VICTORY!

Set Your Mind on Victory:

We're currently studying "Foundations, Good and Evil" in my bible study.  I love KNOWING that the Devil has been defeated, but that does not mean that he will stop trying to take hold of your family, destroy your marriages, lure your children, cause bitterness in the work place and tempt you at every opportunity...

Pray without ceasing and keep your mind on the things of GOD.  He gave you the victory and you have to choose to walk in it!

"...everyone who is a child of God conquers the world.  And this is the VICTORY that conquers the world-our faith." 1 John 5:4

"God stripped the spiritual rulers and powers of their authority.  With the cross, he won the VICTORY and showed the world that they were powerless." Colossians 2:15

"But we thank God! He gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57

"...overwhelming VICTORY is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us." Romans 8:37

You can choose to walk in YOUR OWN Beliefs and face the day of judgement not knowing your eternal resting place, or you can CHOOSE to walk in the way of Christ and have the assurance of VICTORY!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Necessary Endings...

"Holding on is believing that there's only a past; letting go is knowing that there's a future." -Daphne Rose Kingma

"All endings are inexorably tied to new beginnings. That's the nature of the journey. It continues to unfold.  It builds on itself.  It can't help itself from doing that. Cherish the moments, all of them. You have seen and felt much in life so far.  But still, the best is yet to come." -Melody Beattie

"Letting go means letting be, not throwing things away. Letting go implies letting things come and go, and opening to the wisdom of simply allowing, which is called nonattachment." -Lama Surya Das

"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar." -Thich Nhat Hanh

"Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others."
 -Thich Nhat Hanh

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." -C.S. Lewis.

"I simply cannot imagine what my life would look like if I continually held onto the past...fearing to let go and missing out on what the future holds."
 -Free Spirit Butterfly

Sunday, October 6, 2013

In This I Am Confident...

In the past, I never really felt, believed, or considered myself to be "smart." I was a pregnant teen and dropped out of High School because I was ashamed and embarrassed. I decided to attend night school instead and received my G.E.D. Much later in life, I attended George Washington University, but only because I was an employee and received a discount. I was the only black student in the Journalism class and that intimidated me. I had low self esteem, no courage and no encouragement, so I stopped going.

About a year ago, I read this quote: "A thorough knowledge of the bible is worth more than a college education." Theodore Roosevelt

My eyes lit up!!! My posture changed and my confidence soared!!! I have been deeply passionate and all consuming with God's word. For a little over a year now, I've been attending three separate bible study classes and I find great delight in spending time with Him and soaking up his precepts and will for his chosen people. God has opened my eyes and my ears to His Truth and it has completely changed my life.  With what I've learned and "gained" in wisdom, I have not kept it to myself.  God is using me to change lives!

So with that being said...I am one of the smartest women I know!

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man..." Matthew 7:24

"... But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man..." Matthew 7:26

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. Proverbs 9:10, 11

For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 1 Corinthians 1:25, 26

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. Colossians 2:2-4

Thursday, October 3, 2013


A friend sent me an e-mail indicating that today is National Poetry Day and Butterfly and Hummingbird Day!


I wrote the below poem in 2011 and it's in my first book :-)


if i were a tree, i would be deeply rooted in the earth and happy regardless of when the seasons changed

if i were a bird, i would perch myself upon the highest branch and sight see from sun up to sun down

if i were a flower, i would be a yellow rose and smile wide each time someone called out my name

if i were a leaf, i would be the prettiest shade of red and all the other colors would envy me

if i were a seashell, i would be the rarest find on display at the Smithsonian Museum for the entire world to see

if i were a butterfly, i would migrate to CHINA to research my ancestors and then publish a book about my journey

if i were a rock, i would rest upon my owner's collectibles and everyone would want to hold me and retrace my steps

if i could be anything that i wanted to be, i would be anything besides a human being...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Choosing to BELIEVE...

I watched a powerful movie this weekend.  "The Stoning of Soraya M." A true story about a woman who was stoned to death because her husband wanted a divorce and she'd refused to comply.

My life was nothing like hers...based on the bible and the sins that I committed, MY LIFE was worth stoning.  I should have been stoned to death; not her.

Every time I think about My Lord and My life...the one I gave to him.  The enormity of HIS FAVOR continues to overwhelm me.  When I wake up to this...

How can I not PRAISE Him?

I've said it before...most of my life was lived without a voice and because Our God is "all knowing" he has chosen to allow the remainder of my life to be quite the opposite.  I openly blog about my life here, on my Princess Bride Blog and on my Poetry and Prose blog. (Both on my Blogger's List)

Yes, I use my writing abilitites to tell everyone on Facebook, via e-mails and texts.  And also in person about His transforming my past sins into present and future work for His Kingdom.

In my what "seemed" the happiest of times, he took my husband (by divorce) my beloved four legged friend to doggie heaven and my home.  All that "so called" brought me safety and a sense of comfort.  I was at the end of myself until a friend entered my life and told me about a man named Jesus.  And in my despair, this is what He revealed to ME...

Psalm 66: 16-20 "Come and listen, all you who fear God, let me tell you what he has done for me..."
Psalm 61:1 "Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer."
Psalm 63:6 "On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night."
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding..."
Jeremiah 29:11-14..."For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord..."

In May of 2008, I chose to BELIEVE.  And as a result of that belief, I began to read the word and haven't stopped since.  All the scriptures that God pointed me to were intentional.  He gave me specific instructions and I have to finish the work he gave me.  It's now my life's mission.  He said, "If you love me, you will obey my commandments."  And anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE HIM!

My soul has finally found the rest that I was unknowingly seeking all of my life...


Thursday, September 26, 2013

God Is Mine...

My friends at church tease me because I act as though God is mine, all mine.  In my heart, I feel that He is.  We have such an intimate relationship and he fulfills all my desires.  He listens to me, he understands me, he accepts me, he longs to spend time with me, he truly has my best interest at heart and he has promised to never leave.  Not only that, day after day, he writes me the most profound love letters and creates one of kind paintings just for me. Yes!  He is mine, all mine.

last night's sunset....all for me, his princess bride

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Programming Our Minds...

That sounds simple, but it's oh so challenging...especially with the media, radio, TV and Internet.

Dr. Charles Stanley wrote the below article and I wholeheartedly agree.  It wasn't easy for me in the beginning but overtime, I've come to control my thoughts and take the ones of my flesh captive.  Still working on it and hopeful that He will finish the work in me that He started.

According to Dr. Stanley, the mind is the control tower of life.  Decisions determine actions, which in turn affect the immediate and distant future.  The person each of us will be 20 years from now is impacted by how we think today.  If we want our future self to be pleasing to the Lord, then we must begin at once to program our mind with godly thoughts.

First we must reject worldly thinking: Romans 12:2 and Ephesians 4:23...renewing the mind.  This is done by submitting to the Holy Spirit.  If you allow him access to your life, he will convict your old ways and transform you. 

* "Trust me. He did it for me!"

A second way to submit is by sifting our thoughts through the Word and will of God.  We must consider whether an attitude or line of reasoning is pleasing to the Lord and useful for making each one of us into the person He has called us to be.  Then, when a thought is unscriptural, we can choose to reject it. 2 Cor 10:5

* I did a recent summer study with my church and the basis was: Going with God's Truth or Going with Your Feelings.

*One thing for sure: God's Truth Never Changes...but our feelings...WOW - they are continually changing.  Just look at and evaluate your relationships; both past and present, both personally and professionally.  Isn't that proof enough?!

*my input :-)

Sunday, September 22, 2013


I never dreamt...I only wrote...

Below, I'm holding my second book.  And the posted poem is published in my first book.  I never dreamed of publishing or even sharing my words publicly.  I never had a voice...just a pen and a journal.  Amazing what God does with a life that is submissive to him.  When I speak, it is not me, it's my Spirit.

Not A Poet

when i write
it is not to create a poem

it is not to arrange stanzas
and line up couplets

it is not to form 17 syllables
for the perfect haiku

it is not to have the last
line rhyme with the previous

nor is it an attempt to duplicate
a piece written by a famous poet

when i write it is not to satisfy
the reader or even myself

it is not a fixation to get my thoughts
onto paper before my memory fades

when i write it is not to one day
with hopes to some day...

when i write it is completely and
utterly beyond my control