Just Because I Love Jesus

don’t mean I love you.  Just because I have friended you on social media, doesn’t give you the right to say whatever you want to me. You don’t know me.  You may follow my news feed or see the bible verses I love and think you get me, but trust me you don’t.

 

If you have read any of my books you will know that there is a edge to me, and it is sharp as glass. Glass is dangerous if you mishandle it. It can be very useful and helpful in many ways, but if misused, it can hurt you.

I was born in the basement of a segregated hospital in one of the richest countries in the world.  This means I was brought into a society as a second class citizen by people who knew better.  God had blessed them with much and they refused to share. This means ABSOLUTELY no Caucasian person can tell me about racism.  You don’t get to decide what racism is. You don’t get to decide how I feel about it. Your parents forfeited the right for you to chat about this to me.

The Lord has spent the last year taking me back to the roots of where I came from.  He has allowed me to see what is important and what is trivial.  He taught me some people I don’t even need to associate with. He will deal with them Himself.  If I cut you loose, trust me, the Lord thought it was a good idea.  And I believe Him.

The Lord keeps me on a short leash. But it is still a leash. This means you can be cussed out or knocked out which ever I deem appropriate for the circumstance. So you might want to pray and ask God to give you some words to say to me or we might both be in lock up if you decide you want to approach me with your opinion.

If you don’t like what I post, unfollow me.  If you don’t understand the post, inbox or call me.  I keep it all public. I keep it all real.

God has promised to free the oppressed and I will keep shouting to the Lord for freedom. Someone said the media caused the problem, but the media ain’t shooting black men and killing black women in prison, authority is.

Like Isaiah, I am going to keep on talking till the Lord handles it.  But since Isaiah wasn’t raised in the Fort Worth hood, you will have to deal with the likelihood of being cussed out if you approach me wrong. But y’all keep praying.

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Sometimes I Forget

This morning at dark thirty, as I am on my way to work, this song gave me some perspective.  Sometimes that is all we need. This is not about condemnation, but confidence in what we believe.

We can take everything we know about our Creator and put it in a box. It limits everything. It allows fear to grow.

This reminds us that we make Him small. He is the King of the World. She says we try to take life back out of the hands of the King of World.  Wherever you are at…trust Him with it. After all, He is the King of the World.

 

When You Pray Over Something

You don’t get to decide how God answers. Today God sent me a message that He has my back. Many folks today like to paint a portrait of God as love, peace, kindness…you get me. They seldom like to think of the God who strikes terror in the hearts of those who wrong the ones He loves.

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I have learned to let Christ fight my battles.  I know He is just and will dish out what the other side rightly deserves. I don’t question Him. If you ever come against me, you don’t have to worry about me trying to get you back. You might want to read Psalm 18 and see who is coming for you though.

I love that the Lord has seen fit to destroy one of my enemies on the same day the Republican house voted to destroy healthcare for millions of Americans.  It was not a day of celebration, but one where we felt sorry for the person who had done so much wrong to others.  Some had forgotten all of the wrong done to them. Not me. God assures me He will deal with all of the wrongdoers according to the measure that they dish out.  Again, I pity them., but for the most part they earned it.

For the month of April, I camped out on Psalm 18.  I fell in love with the fact that “He” is the one who defends me.  The image is absolutely terrifying and I am glad I am on His side. And what keeps me there? Repentance. Regular and often.

When God places someone in a leadership role, responsibility comes with it.  He promises to show Himself shrewd to the crooked, those who take advantage of the ones they are supposed to lead.  He will take your job, home, all your assets and leave you flat on your back so that there is no place to look but up.

As I watch elected officials take advantage of Americans and make themselves rich, I pity what is coming for them.  As I have prayed over my circumstances, He has been faithful. He has shown me He won’t allow corruption to stand, not in our government and not in our church.

This past year God has revealed Christian leadership that does not know Jesus.  I am dumbfounded by some of the things folks claiming to be Christians have said and done. I am secure in saying there is no way any of these folks could stand before the Lord and say those same things or act the same way.  Only evil can do that.

I will continue to pray and lift up these situations, but God has assured me He is going to handle it.

14 to Fate Indiegogo Campaign

The movie project for 2017 is the short film, 14 to Fate.   It is a futuristic story about two women who meet to decide the fate of women all over the world, treason or slavery.

Consider supporting this campaign financially.

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New Projects for 2017

So excited about the new projects in the works.

New Devotional Book:

How to Raise God Wise Kids in a Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned.  He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved.  In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God  who created the Universe. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

This book should be published by July 2017

 

Updated Dancing During the Storm

I have added two knew stories to Dancing

Dancing During the Storm is a collection of stories from projects that I have written over the years.  They represent a desire to praise God despite the storms in my life. As the saying goes, you are going into a storm, in the middle of a storm or coming out of a storm.  All of these stories tell of people who enjoy the life that God has given them and live it to the fullest.  Each character has a storm in their life which they are going into, in the midst of, or coming out of.

The first story is about the first man to ever encounter a storm and the impact on his life.

The second story is about a court case that changed the lives of three of the women involved.  A Victim. A Juror. A Judge. The impact of the trial changed their thinking, yet prepared them for all that life threw at them.

The third story is a science fiction tale of the journey of a young woman who is searching for peace and quiet after spending the last two years on a planet that had to resemble hell. As she emerges from the storms of her life, she sees that things are not an easy as she thought they would be.

The fourth and final story is science fiction that deals with a world that had a major catastrophe and the inhabitants attempt to put their world back together again.  In a decreased populated world, city states begin to form new governments.  Sent on a mission to get the new Law Boss, a young woman found more changed in her world than she knew. It looked like she would have to fight her way back home.

Enjoy these fun, light hearted stories, but hear the underlying intent.

This update should be available by August 2017.

 

 

A new movie project  that will be a short film, about 30 minutes. I wanted to do a project that talks about the importance of women’s rights but in a fun theatrical way that will impact your life more than some preachy documentary.  I am going to stretch myself on this one.

 

14 to Fate

With war pending, two women meet to decide the fate of all women, treason or slavery. As their husbands prepare for a world war, these women secretly talk about where women will fit in the new outcome of this war.

In a time when women’s rights hit all-time low, with women being lower than slaves. Gilda, wife of the President of the 1st side of the planet, wanted a movement to create rights making women equal to men. Hythica, wife of the Prime Minister of the 2nd side of the planet, was willing to negotiate item by item to secure women’s rights, but peace also. In the midst of it all, allies and enemies set to expose their plans and topple the movement. Confined, these women realize the movement to free women is bigger and stronger than the both of them, but would it be enough?

We are just in the process of raising funds for this movie.  Production date is TBD.

Look for the links on Indiegogo and Kickstarter to support this movie.

He flapped furiously into the wind

but looked stationary. He went nowhere no matter how hard the little bird flapped his wings. I am sure some of you can relate. You are doing everything you know to do, but your situation is not changing. You are sweating, crying, and doing everything you know to do. The winds are going against you just like the little bird.  You feel it is all in vain.

But then the little bird stopped flapping, spread his wings and let the wind take him where it wanted to.  He glided carefree to the ground, picked up some food and flew on. I got such a giggle out of it. He spent all of his energy flapping for nothing.  Some days I feel like that.  I feel like I am flapping and flapping and not moving forward. But I know better.

We need to be like the little bird. Stop flapping. Glide and let it take us where we need to be.

God has a plan for your life, it is one to prosper you and not harm you.  (Jeremiah 29:11) He isn’t promising to make us all rich, but He is promising to make our lives full. You have to trust Him. Spread your wings and let the wind take you where you are needed.

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I am working on a couple of new projects. Can’t wait to share them with you! Stay in touch.

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Expanding Our Reach

In the next year I will sell the books on several platforms. In an effort to get the ball rolling, Privateers is the first book being offered online in different places. This includes Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Scribd and Inkterra.

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Which is your favorite? Let me know what you think.

 

Karen