Abandoned by God

Jesus, David, and John, they all had something in common.  They all felt abandoned.  How about you?  Have you ever felt abandoned?  By God? By a friend, mentor, family member?  I think we all have felt this way at one time or another. As I reflect on 2016, I find myself seeing all the abandonment that happened in the last 365 days.  I honestly feel that God abandoned me.

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Twenty Sixteen

When I consider all that God blessed me with in 2016, I am amazed.  He was by my side the entire year.  Sometimes when I didn’t even think He was there, He showed me through another set of eyes.  He never gave up on me.

Even though another year has gone by with struggle, pain, with a path of not knowing, many blessings, joy, and laughter, I will remember Twenty Sixteen with a grateful heart.

My desire is to follow Christ, to be a better version of who God created me to be while here on earth.  People have come and gone in my life.  As I reflect on those that touched my heart, for that I am grateful.  Some taught me what I don’t want in my life, some taught me to be more humbled, some gave me a new set of eyes to see that I am worthy and deserving of better.

Twenty Sixteen brought me a special friend that will never leave my soul.  I miss him beyond words. My mentor, my friend, my “go-to” person who was honest, genuinely caring and gave more to others than anyone I have ever met.  He was never first in his world, he wanted everyone to find their passion, follow their gifting, and he loved the Lord so much.  A man after God’s heart.  “If I could see you just one more time” is what I’ve asked for the last two days.  Knowing that isn’t going to happen, I look to the heavens saying, “Thank you for believing in me.”

All the glory is to my Heavenly Father for Twenty Sixteen.

Twenty Seventeen is just around the corner, with a refreshed spirit, a renewed and more determined mindset, with God, ALL things are possible, HE and I together are focused and unstoppable!



Abundantly Blessed!

Hugs and Love,

Connie Ann

The Power of Christ

Let your guard down.  Let go and let God.  It’s in God’s hands.  It’ll be okay.  Have faith.  God’s got this.

Haven’t we all heard our friends and family say this to us?  I am first to admit, I have even shared these same short blurbs to my very own friends and family.  While each one is a very true short and to the point statement, personally, I struggle with each of them.  Now, I am a firm follower of Christ, and I do have Faith, the reality is, I am of the flesh as is everyone on earth.  The golden question, “how do you know when to…?”

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Divine Joy

Even in the struggles that we go through we rarely consider them a

“Divine Joy.”

As I am going through my new chapter in this life, I find the people that I encounter are intriguing.  I have been in the world of the homeless and poor, and I have been associated with the world of the rich and wealthy where appearance, titles, and dollars matter.  Of course, there is nothing the same in these two worlds, right? Continue reading “Divine Joy”

A.W.O.L. for Christ

For most, when we hear the word “AWOL”, we think someone has escaped or disappeared on purpose, generally pertaining to the military.  AWOL is “Absent Without Official Leave” per military law.  This is not a blog for or against the military, this analogy is only being used for purposes of understanding the concept of the acronym AWOL in the context that I have written. Continue reading “A.W.O.L. for Christ”