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Life Is A Teacher

Sometimes it’s just the writing in the sand…

Life, She teaches you. I say She because I Am speaking of me…

In life, we will experience so so very much and so very very much of it will hurt.

But the pain is the beauty of it all. And all of those ashes are needed is what I have learned.

At a very early age, before I ever even started school, I learned about pain. A pain that taught me to fight. Fight for my life…my sanity…fight for my peace.

There were several years of my life that I lost myself because I had begun to dislike “The Fight” because I felt as though I would lose too much or rather too many.

There are seasons though, that we can’t escape the fight and it is ever present.

What is important I am realizing is that we must be sure that what we are fighting for is worth it.

So, now that I am sure. I’ll say this…

When two opponents step in a ring, there is an expectancy of a end and the prize is victory over all of these wicked plans.

TRIGGER WARNING!!!

In my thirties I had a conversation with a woman via telephone. This was my first conversation with her ever and the only conversation as to this day.

She shared with me how glad she was to finally be able to have a conversation with me after all these years of never knowing or meeting me being that she was my aunt. We talked some small talk and then she shared with me why she didn’t have a relationship with my biological father (her brother). She shared with me how she had once left him at her home to watch her daughter only to return to him trying to rape her daughter (his niece) and how she had chased him out the house with a knife.

My response was good for you and thank you for sharing your story with me.

It was then that I found my voice. My aunts words were an echo of my own. I began to share my own story of how my biological father had molested me as a child.

I felt as if God had allowed this divine moment to happen so that I would never again question myself and my own experience. I understood then that my biological father was simply a sick individual.

What other rationale is there for a father to be on top of his own child…a child so young that she isn’t even enrolled in school yet…a child so young that perhaps he thought I would not remember. His own. His only child. His prey!

I once confronted him with this information and he began to express to me what he had gone through as a child, never any mention of any sexual perversion and then I stopped him in the conversation and let him know that at this point in my life I couldn’t be concerned with hearing his story while in the middle of processing my own.

He then offered a somewhat piss poor apology for anything that he had ever done to hurt me.

A few years later, I received a phone call from him in reference to the original letter I had written him about the molestation that lead to our conversation…he now knows nothing about the molestation. This was the first time he had read the letter…it must have got mixed up in old junk mail is what he said. The dates/age that I had estimated in my head didn’t add up to him because he had been in prison at the time…So it couldn’t have happened. Geesh!!!!! So what were you apologizing for previously.

I expressed to him that if I wasn’t 4 or 5 then maybe I was 3 or 4 and in all honesty if I was 100 yrs old let’s please not make me out to be the liar here. Because regardless of the date it had happened, right in my great mother’s house on Caldwell Drive in Panama City FL.

I share this with you all because…

It’s important that these stories are shared. The predators in our family don’t deserve more than those that have been preyed upon.

Family secrets of this nature happen more often than most would admit.

I have spoken with many women & men in the last 20 years that have experienced some form of sexual assault. Unfortunately, it’s common in families. Often swept under the rug while many suffer in silence.

The suffering is intense my friends. It can become tragic.

I’ve given up trying to have any form of relationship with him. I have come to the realization that it does not benefit my life in the least. I have no desire to and there is such a freedom in it that it brings healing to my soul.

And whatever is good for my soul is all that I plan on doing at this stage of life.

Oftentimes others wonder why there is estrangement in families…this is why.

So before you judge why family members are not close or why they don’t come around…consider this.

I’ve got more stories to tell than NBC could handle about these matters within my own family.

So before you jump to conclusions or believe alot of noise from perpetrators, please take the time to get to know why families are not close. Why family members don’t show up to gatherings, Why siblings are not welcome at siblings home.

I’ve chosen to live my life wide open so that the hurt can heal.

I’m also praying that the echo that was my aunts voice becomes my own and I am as brave and courageous as her Wynn my time comes.

The Truth Hurts but so does Healing…Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Unheard Of

He Answers! He Always Answers.

I Found My Tribe!!!

Recently I’ve expressed the importance in & of finding your tribe. Life changes in the blink of an eye. One moment you are listening to a heart beat…the next moment it stops.

With this being the reality, it’s important for me to waste little time on or with life’s small battles when there is a real war going on.

Most would consider that I am referring to some political matter; much to do with the election, perhaps even a racially charge debate on the rise…

Things of this nature never draw my attention far.

I see this world through the lense of my spirit. It is the only way in which I can survive.

The war that I am referring to is the war within…regardless of the words we speak our actions are our real truths.

Going within. Doing the work. Looking in the mirror and seeing past what the eyes see and experiencing what is felt within is the true test of seeing selfworth.

So many believe they are healed….believe that they have all the answers…believe that their way is better than the highway.

A willingness to hear another perspective and extend grace is oftentimes rewarding and have been some of my most important lessons.

Being unable to hear the voice of wisdom and experience…leaves many unfortunately stuck and repeating destructive patterns. I see it through coaching and mentoring often. It can be gut wrenching and leave one drained.

More self care…

So as this chapter begins, I’ll dedicate more of my time to myself and my interests.

Now back to my tribe…

This 50 birthday was blessed. A few days of what has the best self care retreat ever.

Relaxation! Observation! Conversation!

With Like Minds…

I experienced a women’s retreat like never before. Just imagine entering a room full of beautifully scarred and gracefully healing women.

Imagine being the new one. The painfully shy one. The one who’s voice is seldom heard…rarely appreciated and often ignored.

The one who is unheard of…The Birthday Girl 😎

I Asked Big Though & He Answered!

During this time I had the pleasure of hearing so many truths and speaking so much truth to so many women. I also had the pleasure of my voice being heard…by others but more importantly by me. It’s life changing and certainly makes the heart smile.

I’m excited about the connections.

Thankful for another answered prayer and the opportunity for growth.

Thankful for acceptance and community.

What an absolutely blessed birthday it has been.

I’m excited about the future.

What you see is what you get…

With that being said I am excited to share with you what I came home to on today. I have successfully grown peanuts. Last year I didn’t do so well. The reason was because I was impatient. Pulled them to soon.

Sometimes we just know a thing. We see or get a glimpse of what an end result might look like and we want it to soon. Or either we want to try and avoid it all together. Either way we suffer a loss.

So we must learn patience.

It can yield us our future.

It can surpass our past.

But you’ve got to do the work.

Peanuts are the 12th most valuable cash crop in the US.

Imagine: Investing in yourself. In your future. In the future of your offspring and leaving them a legacy…

And I’m not talking about The Money. I’m referring to a legacy of Divine Appointments…

On today, I embrace all of me…the good, the bad and the ugly.

Honoring the past helps you to appreciate the good memories and avoid the same pitfalls and mistakes in the future.

Release others and embrace yourself.

Release your past and embrace your future.

Accepting what was enables us to accept what is…

We all need time to grow and mature but we can’t stay in the ground forever…or we suffer.

Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Birthday Blessings

On today I celebrating my birthday and expressing three things…

All any of us can do, is do the best we can!

Accomplishing your dreams will spark even bigger dreams!!

Love is a powerfully beautiful thing!!!

I challenge you as well to live your life.

Live it to the fullest and share your gifts with the world.

Those certainly are my plans because when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say…

I used everything you gave me…

Think about that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Just Breath

Lean In

A early morning ride in search of fall. The air was crisp and the breeze was gentle. We watched the squirrels play for a while and then listened carefully as the birds spilled the beans.

To Sum It Up…

When your world seems like it’s too much to handle, just breath…take a deep breathe & have a good laugh. It clears the mind and frees the spirit.

Later today we will be with family and that’s always a blessing. Although today we’re laying to rest a family member, there will be lots of love and laughter. I am thankful that I also get to give out hugs.

Just to see the Smiles….

It’s important to create enough memories with the ones you love so that when their physical presence is no longer available…you are sustained until your spirits meet again.

Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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The Findings

It’s important to make peace with the past. I mean truly make peace. Releasing all the things that hurt us. Forgiving ourselves for all the pains we have caused…it can become exhausting and crippling otherwise.

So on last night we did more moon chasing. I was finally able to capture a beautiful shot and she was on fire.

She reminded me of a friend, a dear sister whose entire being is a flame. I prayed that her fire continues to burn. I prayed for her twin flame to burn a path to her heart. She sets this world on fire with her magic and she deserves it all.

We all do!

With each thought & each reflection of life, my heart melted a little. I thought of the two beautiful souls that I texted earlier in the week just to send some love…both who have invited me into their homes and allowed me to sit at their tables and cry…releasing pains unimaginable. I was grateful to have yet another beautiful soul that I spoke with over the phone and all the laughter and history that we have shared. Thankful that we have enough stories to last a lifetime.

And here we are again…thankful for life.

Thankful for the beautiful souls I’ve been blessed to journey with.

It’s Thoughtful Thursday. What are you thankful for on today?

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Well Said

Because we live in Florida, I can dress like it’s summertime year round. Today I decided on a pair of Ralph Lauren. Size 12

I am proud of me. No, it was not easy. Definitely worth it though and I’m no where near the goal. From a size 24 down to a size 12 has had its challenges.

A almost 2 year journey. I started by detoxing and doing some gut work. The colon is crazy!!! It’s unbelievable how much “stuff ” we carry. Also a reasonable explanation of why so many are “full of…themselves” 😎

Walking 3 miles until I could walk 6 with ease. From sidewalks to streets to parks & bridges…Building momentum for the jogs and now I’m actually running some as well. Having stairs in your home is a plus but there is nothing quite like having access to 3 flights over the summer months. Additionally, I lift weights. Years ago, I was almost to toned for my own liking so I’m sure to keep my workouts soft πŸ˜‡

I’ve been asked what I was taking…Better care of myself is the answer!

When others don’t have the discipline to put in the work, they assume you think like they think…No pills involved, Thank you very much! No surgery on my mind.

All natural!

I softly whispered to an acquaintance recently, “Don’t act like you didn’t know me Wynn I was a size 8” Geesh 😎

I pulled out my size 18 wedding gown and smiled. I’ve got big plans for her!

A friend reminded me that this body is my canvas and I’m going to create the most Pleasant Peace I can.

I owe it to myself! So do you… Now don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding,

Vetta

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In The Midst of It All

Wynn Things Are…Just Right Like

So on this evening I made dinner while Mr made beats! Being that its Taco Tuesday, I gathered the goodies necessary to ride the wave.

I’m not sure what to call it besides Delicious. Maybe Vetta’s Toasty Nachos…and because today is National Nacho Day, I put an end to our cravings.

I used Santinas Tortilla Chips as the base. Yellow Rice for a lovely centerpiece. Ground Beef topped with black beans, fresh tomatoes, red onions, cheese, cilantro, lime and all the peppers I desired. A little sour cream will help me deal with the fact that I couldn’t find a ripe avocado. A nice drizzle of Ortega Street Sauce and it’s a wrap.

Blessings Abounding

To work off this great meal, I decided to chase the moon on tonight. She was radiant…beautiful and seemingly full of life. I often say that not everything can be captured. Some things simply have to be enjoyed…witnessed…appreciated and held close to the heart.

Traveling a few blocks before realizing that tonight was for me and that I am blessed beyond measure by the simplicity of His Love.

As our adventure came to a end, I witnessed someone else enjoying God’s Full & Beautiful Moon and that was good enough for me.

Moon Chasers

Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water,

Vetta

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In Search Of

In the story of your life, write the best book that you can.

Have pages on understanding and tales of hardships.

Fill your story with adventure, laughter and love…

Make each chapter reflect time well spent. Meet your obligations and take time to meet your aspirations as well.

If you live up to your potential you’ll never have to live down any disappointment.

Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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The Life Giver

We are Trees of Righteousness

As I welcome November, I am pleased to celebrate another year of life this month.

On Today…I Am Thankful for Life!!!

And oh what a beautiful life it is…when I say thankful I mean just that.

When I say beautiful…well beauty is in the eye of the beholder…so,

All around me & Everywhere I go and with Everyone I see…I look for the beauty within…not only inside of them but as well, the beauty inside of me.

It’s important for our “insides” to match our “outsides”…for our walk to meet our talk.

In other words…#allthingsreal

Just as we are created to be!

Comprende!

Life’s too short to be looking down on people. Instead, look up and find the beauty in one another.

Enjoy The Beauty of His Creations!

It’s easy to find flaws when that’s all that you are looking for…Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding,

Vetta

All Things Real…

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Out & About

Just the right touch…

I had thought about getting a nice fall centerpiece but after a few aisles at a few stores I changed my mind. Everything is the same or so very similar.

Just as I forgot about it, my crush says, “It’s time to ride”

A coaching session needed to reschedule, so we had the entire day to hang out. We had a full tank, so we took a little ride, found a little water, had a marvelous picnic and then a beautiful stroll as we made our way to the dock. A gentleman was fishing for dinner without complaint. A boat passed in the distance and then the calm. The temperature was just right with the perfect breeze off the water.

Breath In!

Breath Out!

Good Conversation!

Good Revelation!

The butterflies were as busy as could be and fluttering all around me my husband said. But I was caught up…I had saw a vision and I was going to make it happen. It is not always clear in the beginning…these visions, yet we must trust that if God gives us a vision and we put in the work it will come to pass.

Trial & Error is the way of life. We learn as we go and we unlearn as we grow…trusting the end result that speak volumes.

We left the dock and the calm of His Waters to explore more. I gathered my goodies. Excited about each discovery.

Our work is done and after a simple prayer…Home Sweet Home!

I am thankful for creativity! I made our fall centerpiece and my crush made some music. Then I did some editing. Fun Friday indeed!!!

And there you have it…check out the little video I madeπŸ˜‡

Live. Laugh. Love…and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Trying Times

Another blessed day and I am thankful. This morning I was up before dawn. My first words of each day begin as a prayer from a thankful heart.

On this morning, I just sat up in bed for a while. I watched the sky light up. I listened as the birds shared their good news. Then just as I closed my eyes in the silence, I could hear the sound of motors passing. Those heading to the office. Others are heading to the base…the hospitals…clocking in & clocking out as life goes on.

As my mind begins to race…I can see myself going for a jog this lovely morning and then I conclude that I’d rather not leave the house yet. I’ll spend some time on my Schwinn. A little music in my ear and all is well. I resist the urge to ask Mr to make a donut run. Some quiet time in Vetta’s Garden and then a nice ride by some water.

I called my brother and chatted for a while today. It’s always good to hear his voice and thoughts on life. Good conversation is a gift.

I’ve recently been working on tuning people out…sometimes it’s the safest thing to do.

As for those I feel the need to listen to, I’ve also been very intentional on tuning in and listening to the words they offer me. It has been incredibly insightful and inspiring.

How do I decide who to tune out?

Most aren’t talking about much to begin with so that’s that…it’s easy to tune out nonsense. Those that i find myself engaged with…It’s simple, if my spirit is disturbed I will excuse myself and exit the conversation…the relationship if need be!

Today is pedicure day!!! I’m thinking turquoise for the toes. I’m walking boldly through life and my feet have always been a priority, so I’m sure to take good care of them as they take good care of me.

I captured this beauty while my crush and I were out and about. A single bloom…that’s all it sometimes entails. Just know that there will always be thornes…in Life that is!

The likeness of the thornes…

Life is too precious and too short to waste on what isn’t good for your soul…figure out what is and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Vetta’s Gifts

And these are just that…these things…these things that’s I do. Simply gifts, little gifts to myself, that I also share with others.

They are our reminders…simple reminders of life and it’s simple pleasures and sometimes hidden treasures that just ought not be hidden but shared by all those willing to see The Beauty of His Creations.

See God’s Beauty All Around You…each and every day. Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding,

Vetta

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Shadows of Doubt

The Palm of His Hand

On today I am thankful for rest.

Quite often I have found myself overextended…that is becoming a thing of the past for me. Busy being available for others can easily lead to not being available for self.

I’m living more intentional these days…It seems as though it was just yesterday but it’s actually been a year that I asked God to show me Who’s Who in my life. Once we gain this knowledge it’s easier to wait on God. People can love you and mean you no harm yet still be a distraction.

Distractions lead to Drainage!!!

I’m thankful for sight beyond sight as well as a ear to hear because He Answers.

So on today, I rested and rested well. Trusting God that regardless of anyone’s behavior or anyone’s belief that I’ve been true to self. Also knowing that beyond a shadow of a doubt God’s Got me…right in the palm of His Hand!!!

I’ve learned to speak less and pray more…Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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About Last Night

One With God

Because Knots Have To Be Tied and Brooms Need To Be Jumped…

Because of those things and so many more, my Dad stood in the sand on yesterday and waited on his bride…patiently!

Smiling from ear-to-ear. Wiggling his toes in the sand. Rocking from side to side…grinning 😊 He had the perfect view of God’s blue skies and His deep waters as The Sun shined down upon him…only one GOOD THING missing.

When The Groom Brings Extra Flowers…

“Where she at?” was what I heard lol…what I saw was my Dad dancing around in the sand nervously. It was time for his love to be by his side and all I could do was smile. I joked with him before the ceremony that he had found him another knot to tie…and why not. If we are blessed enough in this life to find love enough in our hearts for another person…why not share sunsets with them as often as possible.

And laughter, lots & lots of laughter as well as everything else that life has in store for you.

Growing in Love. Growing in Life.

My Dad’s advice to my husband & I after we married was to just be good to one another. It’s really that simple for me.

Yes, life can be challenging at times yet being a good human to another human shouldn’t be a challenge at all.

Remember That and Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

This Is Why He Loves You…
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Home Sweet Home

Change is good…

This weekends plans changed…and for the better. There was a Seafood Festival nearby in Destin FL but I really didn’t want to be around people and I really wanted my husband to rest.

So in luei, I marinated salmon & shrimp; Jerk seasoning, cracked pepper, lemon & lime juice and several of Vetta’s herbs.

Once it hit the grill with olive oil and some irish cream butter I added sweet onion, ahola pepper, big bertha pepper, havasu & jalapeΓ±o as well as lemon and lime slices…That’s when I see Mr peeping and taking his seat at the tableπŸ˜‰ Paired to perfection w/ jasmine cilantro lime rice & sauteed spinach w/ fresh garlic & lemon juice.

We were certain there was not a dish quite like it at the seafood festival.

To add to the fun of the night, my crush made his way to the market for brownie mix because he makes the best…But oh my, how many sit ups will this cost me!!!

Dinner & Dessert!!!

It’s all worth it though! It’s always nice to just be at home…looking at one another…telling jokes…living our best life right from the comfort of our home.

Always remember and never forget that this world owes you absolutely nothing and there is absolutely nothing that you owe this world.

No if’s ands or buts about it…Believe That & Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water.

Blessings Abounding,Vetta

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Understand This

On today…I am thankful for understanding. Understanding that there is no healing with blaming.

Who did what is done and over with.

Self-reflection of One’s Own patterns is where Healing Begins.

Remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

Own It…or It Owns You!
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With The Swiftness

All Is Well

What a day…another Fun Friday…another beautiful day in paradise. It’s just past noon and the day has already filled me up.

A tenant moved. Walk through was at 10am. 98% of the townhouse was cleared out. Unfortunately they put items they no longer wanted across the street on someone else’s property including a few bags of household trash…Yuck!

I am thankful because that neighbor across the street has the tenants on camera putting it on their property and were kind enough to call code enforcement.

It really doesn’t pay to be ugly…because just like that the tables can turn. When those tables begin to turn is the point at which one normally understands what is important. If they do not then this is the point of no return and you are the cause of all the problems they suffer. Tears are shed. They pretend they don’t know your name so they call you “something else” 🀐 Fingers are pointed and they are pointed at you…phone in hand and on record!

Blah! Blah! Blah!

When all is said and done…My peace is unDisturbed and you are now faced with losing more than you gain by being nasty.

And life goes on…So don’t forget to drink your water. Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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James 1:12

It’s been said that if we find ourselves being everything to everyone, most often we have neglected self. I’m certainly understanding this more and more.

Once we begin to neglect our self…this world will follow suit.

In the past, I’ve tried to always stay connected…regardless of the situation.

No More!

I’m tired….tired of doing 99% of the work it takes to maintain a relationship. If I don’t touch base with you, if I don’t text you, if I don’t plan something…nothing is planned.

The notion that I only hear from you is when you need something is over as well.

I’ve already set my phone to Do Not Disturb…the only time my phone actually rings is if my one and only son calls me. I have to add a 210 area code to that list when I finish this post because I have a new phone…and I love to hear her voice. Baby girl; her and I have had one conversation about this and I’m going to have another one with her soon. These days I check text messages and respond accordingly. In this season I am focused on my son and his father’s healing. I am focused on praying him as well as his father through their process.

The Three Amigos

It still saddens me to think of those I asked to pray with me for him and the first response is how awful of a person he was…from people who don’t even know him personally. Folks is something else. Like literally don’t even know his name. For the record; my sons father was never awful to me. He may have been alot of things and he may have been not the best but he was there. Most often we have to grow up before the realization hits. We never went without what we needed! Didn’t get everything we wanted but who does? He was better than most father’s I’ve witnessed. He did better than most men I know! He did the best he could at the time and has definitely learned some life lessons. His father left this earth before he ever got to know him…still a baby himself!!!

The two of us know our story…we know our truth! What the world thinks is irrelevant!!! We’ve both had to set a few straight and then life teaches you that you don’t owe anyone an explanation about 20 years of your life and you certainly don’t owe an explanation of our friendship now. He gave me the best gift of all…My Sunshine. Our Golden Child! And for that I am forever grateful.

Nothing else matters!

No Luck Involved…we are blessed.

On another note; I cooked black eyed peas, ribs and yellow rice for my husband. I make the very best homemade BBQ sauce. My husband says it should be on shelves. How neat would that be. The peas are full of goodness from Vetta’s Garden. Onions, garlic, bell peppers, okra and lots of herbs as well as peppers. Cooking is certainly a passion of mine. Life without passion is not for me.

Sometimes you have to just let others keep on living to understand things! Some will. Some won’t!

In the meantime, you keep on living as well and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta πŸ’Œ

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The Spice of Life

It’s almost midnight and my hands are a beautiful yellowish orange…I have peeled more turmeric & ginger than ever before.

Some will be put aside for my face mask. Other than that it will be used in the kitchen to of course “spice things up”. On last night I made up some of my tea for us. I’ve most likely shared but each time it differs a little lately…

Vetta’s Tea Time Tonic: Raw Tumeric Raw Ginger Fresh Garlic Fresh Echinacea Fresh Chamomile Fresh Lavender Fresh Rosemary Fresh Purple Basil Fresh Lemon Balm Fresh Spearmint Fresh Peppermint… All from Vetta’s Garden. These lovely ingredients are not alone. I also add Mullien Leaf, Bay Leaves and Raw Honey.

After a little steep time is when I add the Fresh Garlic. I actually enjoy the garlic, tumeric and ginger bits in my tea…it’s like a little snack to munch on lol

I’m sure to drain Mr Coley tea. He doesn’t do all the extra😎 He just wants his tea…uninterrupted by bits & pieces of this and that! On this morning he asked for a 2nd cup.

Our cups have been running over lately….

This month has been full & eventful at best. 1 September was my angel birthday, my great aunt, my hero…I imagine heaven must be happy to have her. I know I sure was. 3 September was my husband’s birthday and 10 September was my God Mother’s birthday…a prayer warrior indeed. My beautiful extra special bonus daughter will celebrate another year of life as well this month. On one of her visits I stepped outside to cut fresh flowers before she arrived and burned the bottom of my foot the side walk was so hot. I use to always be out barefoot in the yard before this happened and my husband would always just shake his head…after a few years of being married he stopped telling me to put on shoes, seeing that I was not. Then life teaches you! You learn the value in the lesson and you have the reminders of what others mean to you, because scars can also be a beautiful thing. It reminds you of the love you feel when you hear their voice or as you stroll through your photos and when google sends those memories to you. It pushes you to pray a little harder as they live out their purpose planned life! To witness their growth is most certainly a Irreplaceable feeling.

I’m blessed indeed! I’ve got a bonus baby that is all the Rave!!!

It’s that smile for me!

On tonight I had a pampering session and did a little DIY that rivals any pedicure.

Soak your feet in three tablespoons of baking soda and water mixture for 30 minutes.

But before you do this plan ahead by soaking a slice of bread in apple cider vinegar for a couple hours or however long it takes to turn into a paste. Apply the paste to your feet and put on socks…Thank me in the morning!

On today I was able to share a photo with my two of husbands nephews of their father as a kid. He left this earth early in life.. I often tell my husband that I was blessed to have met him.

My husband says maybe 3 or 4 years in the photo. I was so pleased that my husband saw the photo book when he went to check on his uncle’s house. I love photos like this. They weren’t able to grow up with him. That makes a difference. I know because I didn’t grow up with mine…I can see so much of their father in them. It’s a beautiful thing.

Things That Make The Heart Smile…

The fact that God knew that I didn’t need him to be in my life because God knows my life would have been different and in a very unfortunate way. I’ve forgiven my biological father for so much…so very much!! I’ve attempted a relationship with him far to many times. I’m Done!

My mother married the coolest man I know…that is my father. My dad. The one who never abandoned me. The one who never mishandled me. DNA is all fine and well but it doesn’t make you family.

Life doesn’t always give us what we want but it certainly gives us what we need. And Closure is a healing balm all on it on. I’m letting it go. I’m letting go of a few other relationships as well. I’m no longer interested in maintaining any relationship all on my own any further. Especially those that drain me at its very presence. I am alive. I am living my life…not just existing! This new season I have walked in is #outwiththegloomifyouwanttobloom. Find something in life that you are passionate about. Do it! And then talk about it. Show it off! I promise you it will make the low times high and the high times fly…like when you’re having fun. Time Flies!!!!

Find your passion. Do what makes you feel alive inside or do nothing else. Regardless of how it appears, you are changing the ways of the world when you live your best life. Your very presence is enough…I want to do all that The Creator has purposed for me to do, that is what makes my heart smile!

The Promises of God

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Learning to Walk With God

The most important lesson I’ve learned in life was learning to walk with God. Learning to walk with God enables me to learn to talk to God. Learning to talk to God has taught me to know & hear His Voice and because I know His Voice, I’ve learned to listen & always trust His Plan.

Is it difficult at times? Yes! Does it get easier? Yes! As long as we trust the process.

At the beginning of this year I began working with one of my mentees on hearing God’s voice. I expressed to the individual that if they never heard from me again I needed to be at peace knowing that they recognize His Voice.

Leaps & Bounds!!! Hurdling over any and all obstacles. Standing firm in & on The Promises of God. Fasting & Praying! Trusting God.

I am so Blessed! A true blessing indeed to see such growth!

All Things Real

It’s a Lifestyle! Kingdom Lifestyle…believe that and don’t forget to drink your water. VettaπŸ’Œ

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Ready Aim Fire

We have all been hurt. With the blessing of life…each & every day is yet another opportunity for the disappointment of pain. It is a part of life and there is always a purpose for our pain. Knowing this…we Live and we learn. Attempting to avoid hurt is similar to attempting to avoid the common cold. It’s not going to work because folks everywhere and folk full of sickness. Ready and willing to spread the pain and misery. I’ve entered a season of life that once I sense that you take pride in your pain, once I recognize that this is where you want to live and see that you have unpacked your bags and pulled out your badge of misery and pinned it to your heart…I’m out. I’m praying for you from a distance.

Praying that all is well with your soul. Praying that you release a sound that allows healing to be your portion. Praying that you understand that triggers are simply unhealed wounds. Praying that you give in to God’s plan. Praying for your strength. Praying that you realize there is hope. Praying that change is your portion.

I no longer sit at tables that need to be turned over. I’m not entertaining your demons…same as I’m not entertaining my own! I’m not sitting by silently while you talk about folk things that I ought not hear. I’m certainly not sharing my struggles with you, so what’s the point of this meeting? I’m not listening to gossip because my time is to valuable for nothingness and nonsense. I’m staying in my lane…staying to myself and drinking my water.

A Serving of Hope & Change

Anywho…check out our okra harvest for the morning, just enough! Each and every day I harvest these beauties. On yesterday I was able to finally harvest a few from the plants out back. They are nearly as tall as the ones on the side and I love it. On tonight’s menu there will be okra & tomatoes. I could easily purchase some corn to add but patience is key, so I’ll wait for more corn from Vetta’s Garden. I am seeing silk again so it won’t be long.

It won’t be long at all. Change is coming…Receive that & don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding Vetta πŸ˜‡

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Can You Hear Me Now

Hear Me…

When you have poured into another person. When you have sacrificed…overlooked and understood. When it’s all or nothing and nothing is ever done and they’ve never done nothing.

When you have to hear them but they can’t hear you. When you continue to stay and all they do is walk away…to a world and people who are more important than the problem within.

Trust that they are showing you the value that your voice holds. They are showing you that your feelings are not their concern. If you hurt you best figure it out on your own. And you better not trust them with your heart.

Rest In Peace…
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Far To Far To Go

Sometimes…not Just sometimes, but all the time we should be thankful.

Thankful that there is a limit…a limit on what is allowed in the temple. As well, what is allowed to go on in a temple.

We All Fall Down…

Yes, on tonight I am thankful! Thankful that He Answers, Thankful that my God Answers, Thankful that Love Answers. The Very Lover of Our Souls. Sometimes a soft whisper & other times it is like thunder & lighting and it is this way because we all fall down.

We fall down because we are not answering our call. So in His Sovereignty, He grounds us. Planting our feet back on solid ground. Putting us in remembrance of what is and what is not…not important, not necessary, not easy, not hard, not your fault, not your business and not your problem. We gain this wisdom after we have asked God, “Who’s Who?” & As We continue to listen with A Ear to Hear!

He Answers.

Oftentimes, we play our own little mind game with our own little self. Listening with the head & Listening with the heart are 2 different realities. We make our own way long and we make our own way hard…when we listen with our heads. But daily if we put on The Mind of Christ, it will enable us to stand because the vile of the enemy is subtle. The stench is sometimes camaflouged.

Stay Alert… Soberminded and Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water

Vetta πŸ’Œ

Enjoying This Blessed Path…

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What You See Is What You Get

Some days are all about revelation. Seeing people for who they are…who they truly are as well as what they believe in. What they will do in your presence is exactly the beginning of what they will do in your absence and then some. Always Remember and Never Forget…that a lie doesn’t care who tells it and a liar’s lips stay ready.

Also, listen to people when they express their thoughts about change. When a person tells you over and over again that they the are not going to change…

BELIEVE THAT!

An individual with no interest in change is toxic. Especially the ones who expect and demand change from you. It is a sad situation to find yourself in and even sadder as you find your way out. Is it easy No…but as far as I am concerned No is a complete sentence and the answer for all the things that disturb your peace.

And Amen…

So on today I encourage you, as I encourage myself to keep your head held high, knowing that you are true to who you are and your values and interpretation of truth. Those who have not learned the lessons of life after a certain age, those who do not value you, those who answer only to themselves, those who think that EVERYTHING that they do is ok and they then turn around and call you the problem are not worthy.

A fool is a fool is a fool indeed…

You are responsible for maintaining your own heart and those who continue to do things that make your heart heavy should be removed from your life.

Do this for yourself and Do it…By Any Means Necessary.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Another Day in Paradise

On today I am thankful…I have no countertop space but considering the aromatics in the air, it’s all good. I’ve been drying herbs all weekend and on this morning I finished my last batch.

Thai Basil is the favorite for this season. I add it to everything. It grows in abundance and my favorite thing to do is add it to our Cabbage, the flowers as well and a generous amount indeed. Delish! With the mention of Cabbage, I am pleased with my outside baby. I have my very own cabbage growing for the umpteenth time. Started her inside and she has been outside for 2 weeks now. Enduring 100 degree temps and rainstorms. I Do Not Give Up…and I Do Not murmur & complain. My ears have become super sensitive to the release of sounds that I take in…from others as well as those sounds that I release. We live and we learn that some things and quite a few number of people will never change. They are “stuck in their ways”. But I digress and in keeping my heart healthy I go to my place of peace and I pray. Moments later, I smile while counting a few more chocolate sprinkles tomatoes peeping out. Cherry blings are nonstop. Roma tomatoes appear to be on pause. I guess everyone & everything needs a break from time to time. I know I sure do from time to time. From people, places and things…

Don’t Allow Your Peace To Be Disturbed…No is a complete sentence!

Goodies from the garden

With 4 okra plants producing everyday and 4 more in the back coming along nicely, I’m pleased that I will have plenty for fall. I love okra.

I’ve dug the potato bed up and we have enough red potato for a month perhaps. I planted more russets about 2 weeks ago and they are coming along nicely.

More Than Enough

The sweet potato patch is thriving and it’s a task in discipline to refrain from digging around for a glance but patience is key. The sweet potato pies I make are like butter on a cloud. I can’t wait. Thanksgiving 2021, I had only enough at the time for 1 pie. This year I’ll have enough for a bake sale, if I so desire and if we are not traveling. The last 5 Thanksgiving Holidays have been at home because my son visits. He sends me his flight confirmation & the menu and I then for the next few months, spend my happiest moments singing through the house “Hey honey, Jacquez is coming home” and do my happy dance. His presence makes the holidays happy once again. As well, he has definitely redefined Mother’s Day a few times. He certainly is My Sunshine. One of my favorite men. One of God’s Chosen. The kindest soul I have ever known…and patience is definitely among his virtues.

Faith, Hope & Charity is my prayer for him…always & forever πŸ™ I could write a book about him… it would have no ending. I can just go on and on and on about my hero. As it should be. We should Always Remember to be present with those we love. Never Forget that love is a two way street!

Thoughts of my son always follow with thoughts of my mother…

All my mind can ever think…I give that over to my heart, where God dwells. I know my Maker…and He makes No misTAkes! I surrender yet again, telling The Father that I just want to be OK! And because He Is The Author and because He scribes upon my heart…The Master Communicator reveals.

And healing is the children’s bread!

He Answers! Love Always Answers…and as He Speaks to me. I hear the sound of the abundance of rain. Showering Down and The Abundance of His Grace is upon us all & His Healing Virtue flowing, a Balm in Gideon and the soul pursues peace once again. Another layer of His Love is my portion. He is The LifeGiver & The very Lover of My Soul.

Always Remember & Never Forget…that it is our responsibility to transform our pain into our power. The realization of our power should drive us and it drives us to & in our purpose. We strive & we struggle…yet we purse.

Mr mentioned something about collard greens and I do believe we have enough…for a small pot, but who really wants a small pot of greens with just enough for one meal and then it’s over. I myself like them the next day once all the flavors have married. Once I suggested we wait his mind began to wonder…

Brentstew is what I will name this one and it is by Mr’s design; his requested ingredients are as follows:

Lump Crabmeat Red Potatoes Mushrooms Bell Pepper Onions JalapeΓ±o Pepper and for my own additional pleasure I’m adding one of each of our peppers we have. Those are the ingredients and I will put it all together for him.. Maybe it will take his mind off the greens for a while.

As the day ends, I have concluded that I’m not sitting at tables that need to be turned over. Life is to precious for every conversation and/or interaction you have with an individual leaves you drained.

Speak Life or we do not need to speak.

Blessings Abounding Vetta

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The Little Things

At a crossroads…

Happy Sunday!!! Today has been all about rest…because Saturday was a day full of love, laughter & celebration.

I have one that I’m sure prays every year that her birthday is forgotten. On top of that she now has a anniversary to celebrate in the same week and that’s where it gets tricky. Her and her sweetheart can easily disappear to celebrate, Vetta is guilty of this as well so I totally understand the beauty of it all. On this year though I didn’t even bother asking for a good date to schedule brunch. I sent out the dates and once confirmed chose our spot. She’s in town…in the country actually and that’s my prayer answered.

She had no idea because I’m just that good. I turned our normal brunch date into a surprise birthday brunch. I Sure Did!!! And all she did was smile. Not one for surprises but she loves me,, so I can get a pass! The birthday girl & I are the only gardeners in the group; so we went straight in on our passion.

Garden Girl Talk!!!Chitter Chatter of the best kind! 20 plus years of brunches & lunches…dessert runs, laughter and tears…birthdays, anniversaries, road trips, labor rooms & the scars to prove it.

And so much more!!!

Brunch was @ Amivida Coffee Roasters. I left the garden early and took a stroll on the Marina before the ladies arrived. Then a quick glance at the farmers market. I mentioned to someone that it looks like my kitchen counters & the bartop with veggies & herbs… EVERYWHERE!

Life is Full of Surprises…

I didn’t visit all of the vendors but I saw what I needed to…everyone is out selling what I’m already growing or making or either…I’m not interested! I’m not one for crowds so there is No need to fight through crowds for nothing. I’m still all about my 6 feet…and I am not offended if you generously allow me more.

ANYWHO…

Nothing like growing your own food…and if you can’t or simply don’t desire to at least look into some personal growth in your life. Something as simple as being appreciative of life can change the perspective.

I’m learning that as the days, months & years go by…some people will never change. Never have anything positive to say about anything or anyone; moreso they have about as much interest in your good news as you have in their bad. It is endless!

I’ve decided that I’m just going to love everyone…even the one’s that don’t like me and most importantly I’m going to do so because The Father says so.

I’m so done with the pity party vibes…I genuinely want to celebrate. And not that we can’t have bad times or situations happening. It’s just how we approach each obstacle and how we respond. I am thankful that I am living my best life regardless of trials and not allowing life’s downtime to dictate my mood or what & how things exit my mouth.

The tongue can be sharp and ugly, leaving a bad taste in the mind & heart of those who have not learned the technique of listening.

I Am So Thankful…

I am blessed to have a ear to hear God’s Heart…

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

Crowd Pleaser…

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The Promise

The Goodness of God

Life is full of ups & downs…ins & outs…beginnings & endings.

The old…The new! Rainy seasons, heavy clouds & His Rainbows too. Hold Fast! Trust that God’s Timing is just that…Exact!!! This rainbow of fruits is exactly what I need for this weekend. Monday is restock day. This is just another of those things that makes the heart smile.

The rambutan as you can see has already been sampled & it was refreshing. Then my special treats straight from Vetta’s Garden; chocolate sprinkles tomatoes. Definitely my favorite of all our tomatoes. So many goodies & I deserve them all.

He is Jehovah Nissi.

All that I am…. Is The Great I Am. All that He Sees in me. All that He created me to be…His Perfect Will. I am unapologetically His mouthpiece.

Desire to hear from The Father…and He will speak to you. He Answers! But you must have a ear to hear God’s Heart.

We must discipline ourselves to hear…in the stillness as well as in the chaos. Because God is always speaking.

Sooo… As we travel the roads of life, there will be seasons that things might not be as clear to us. In these times, we must simply use wisdom…that can be as simple as pulling over and waiting on a sign from God. And then still, proceeding with caution!

The Blessed Path

Completing your assignments. Loving & Letting God handle rest.

Blessings Abounding & Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water. Vetta πŸ’Œ

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The Weekend

Always Remember & Never Forget The Promises of God…

It’s said that the early bird gets the worm…

I decided that I’d put a twist to that and start the weekend early. Mr is in full agreement. So here’s to Thoughtful Thursday…I’m praying for a quick trip for this weekend but either way it will be grand.

A quick coaching session on Friday morning. Brunch on Saturday and quite possibly a visit to a church service with one of my mentees. She informed me today that she wants back on schedule and God had already sent a word that many from a particular season would be returning…so my Pooh is back on track. So very proud of her. God has something special in the works for her. Something special…so special, that it makes the heart smile!!! My prayer is that she be in divine position so that she may receive all The Father has.

I’m So Excited about what God is doing in this season and so to celebrate I reinvented Bagels & Lox

Bagels & Lox reinvented…

Bagels & Lox Vetta’s Style

When you find the time…toast up a Asiago Bagel on the panini maker with a light spread of Irish Cream Butter. Then a generous layer of Philadelphia’s Best; been around since 1972, just like Vetta… don’t you just love their cream cheese? Smoked Norwegian Salmon Slices (flame roasted), thin slices of the green skin avocado, my very own lemon cucumber, red onions, banana peppers w/ a drizzle of the juices, fresh havasu peppers, fresh garlic, cherry bling tomatoes, fresh mexican tarragon, fresh lemon thyme, fresh cilantro, fresh lime & lemon juice, a drizzle of avocado oil and fresh cracked pepper with as many capers as you can stand!!! Bon AppΓ©tit. I just love having access to so much of the freshness. Straight from Vetta’s Garden helping create Vetta’s Version of life’s little delights.

THERE IS NOTHING MORE EXACT THAN GOD’S PERFECT TIMING!

Black Is Beautiful…

I just love eggplant. Mr will have nothing to do with them once they are cooked lol. But they are a sight for sore eyes as they hang from the vine he says. I’m contemplating a recipe…garlic, honey & Vetta’s herb blend w/ some unsalted butter. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I pray God’s Blessings overtake you. Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to drink your water. Vetta πŸ’Œ

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On Time God

There is Healing in The Darkness…

What a wonderful weekend and back home safe. An hour time difference makes it easy to be home before midnight…having God with you makes it possible!!!

On Saturday morning, my husband’s uncle Lester was laid to rest. After the repass, we went home, grabbed some fruits & waters and at this point the beach gear stays in the car, so we made our way to one of our hideouts. Neither of us really like crowds, so we only listen to the sounds for a while. On tonight it was Koncrete Soul and they are wonderful. But let’s be honest; nothing satisfies quite like the sounds of the winds and the waters and the glimpse of God’s creatures gliding through His blue skies listening to their chitter chatter…other than unveiling the clouds that hide the moons full splendor yet still be in awe of its presence as only a sliver. We did not bring the telescope this round. My drone sits on my desk…The No Fly Zone Days of My Life…Geesh! Still the sky was bright with more stars than the mind could imagine. Here. There. Everywhere. Twinkle Twinkle indeed & In the darkness, I trust that our prayers did reach heaven. Tonight it is beautiful. One must remember that things done in the dark will come to the light…And the prayers of righteous availeth much!

The air; finally cool on the skin & laden with the fragrance of the gulf. Sandy sand between my toes like always, as we walk the waters edge…and these lovely little crabs seem to love sandy sand toes at the nights end as well.

THE PEACE!!!

Teamwork makes the dream work…

God is a Revealer. Things that our blind eyes cannot see, He shows us…when He knows we can handle it…when He knows we are ready. Ready to let go and let God. Whom we lose becomes unimportant & those we gain become gold…refined… purified…washed in His Waters & dried by His Winds…& His Words are like fluids; quenching the thirst and may we never forget to drink our water and in reading The Word may it speak to you!

Prophetic Whispers!

Prophetic Reminders!

Prophetic Gestures!

Prophetic Artistry!

Prophetic Voices!

Prophetic Words!

Prophetic Peace!

And when life becomes by invitation only…this is what you will know as well as have.

I invited a few women on a journey with me this year…only one accepted the invitation. It has been phenomenal. God is blessing her in spite of…healing…revealing and her heart is so full as well as open. She is a testiment of His Works. Mighty & Powerful He Is… removing the struggle out of her business and I’m believing God for more open doors and opportunities for growth.

GOD IS ABLE!!!

Endless Possibilities…

On the subject of growth…Vetta’s Garden is thriving & surviving this Florida heat. This is my sweet potato patch…I’m so ready! The Father has provided more water & nutrients than we could have paid for and that is what has kept the garden going. So many have lost their summer gardens and feel discouraged with fall planting upon us; but I say go for it. Be encouraged to keep on putting in the work. Continue to learn to grow…in life as well as the garden. You never know what might pop up or whom…

So Be Ready!!!

The Great Architect will definitely put you in the room with those willing & ready to connect. In His Perfect Timing; Our purpose begins to unfold. Right there in front of our eyes and for all the world to witness.

He certainly moves in mysterious ways…Believe That & Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water!

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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He Is The Door

The only thing you can tell me is nothing…

My husband took this of me one morning when I stepped out to greet Vetta’s Garden. I am so proud of her…our garden that is. She’s grown in leaps and bounds, that along with The Father’s Blessings & Blessings Abounding; Vetta’s Garden is doing just fine and so is Vetta. And it is just brilliant the way things have fallen in place. A branch found it’s way in the garden and just in the nick of time. The lemon cucumber have outgrown their little cage I created…expressing that they will not be contained. I totally understand that and so, I let them find their way to that fallen branch. I see exactly what God is doing. In my garden…Through my garden He speaks to me. His Presence is with me. He carries me and I carry His Glory. In my garden I have created & cultivated a place of peace. Peace within my garden is peace within my self. And it is self that we must make peace with. With each revelation, each level of elevation, with each layer of healing…within every battle and through each and every storm; we must trust that our peace will be disturbed…it is human nature!

BUT GOD!!!

He has given us a way out. Out of ourselves. Out of our logic. Our own selfish reasons…away Out of our very own madness.

The Way Out Is Surrender! He Is The Way Out! It is to The Creator of Heaven & Earth that we must Surrender. Nothing…No One. Only Our God! God’s people. God’s children. Yeshua’s Glory Carriers. Clothed in The Glory of His Essence…The Sweetness of Eternal Blessings & The Aroma of Sweet Parfums…to smell like Blessings that engulf the rooms that one enters as The Greatest Woodsman I know…opens door after door after door.

As I write, I see double doors…Red Doors, The Wood chiseled to perfection and with every flaw…it’s beauty captured by the eye. The previews, Vetta loves it when The Father Reveals…I love it how it Reveals my own heart…when He shows me; that He Answers. When the answer is No. I am thankful for His Mercies in my own life, knowledgeable of His Grace and More trusting of His Plan than ever before. Forever grateful that there is Healing in His Name. Day or night; Our Savior Our Jesus our Sweet Sweet Jesus Our Lord is just a whisper away. And when He Whispers back; He knows just right like how to bless… His Trees of Righteousness, planting them on solid ground. On God’s Earth to bring Glory to His Name!

My smile is still the same, only now my husband says I’ve added a certain hand gesture with each new discovery…each new bloom as well as each new lesson. Always Remember and Never Forget; there are no mistakes in the garden or in life…only lessons. Beautiful, Unforgettable and Never Ending Life Changing, Soul Bearing, Trial and Error…Win Some… Lose Some… All we can do lessons. And all we can really do is breathe and in doing so whisper His Name.

Call on Yeshua!

His Love is Unconditional.

His Word is Not.

BELIEVE THAT AND DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER.

New Seasons Blessings to you all.

Vetta πŸ™

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Under The Moonlight

The Gift Giver

Recently I was gifted 4 of these beauties. I’m invited back to enjoy as many as I can handle. I dare not overindulge…Blessings Abounding indeed.

The Trumpet Lilly will gladly reproduce and I will have more than enough! I normally let my plant babies get adjusted before I put the spotlight on them but I just couldn’t resist. AND she had something to say on this night…This particular one is eye level when I walk out to visit the garden. I’m 5’8. She has a sister that is taller than my husband, he is 5’11. He says she must be atleast 7ft. I say she’s reaching for the stars. I can’t wait to get a few in the ground. This will happen at first light.. They love full sun & with the temperatures here in Florida they are in their element and thriving. My vehicle registered 105 last week and so…this will be their Happy Place. Gotta love The Sunshine State!

The blooms release the sweetest aromatics. I love coming out front. It’s intoxicating…lavender, mints, lemon balm, rosemary and the list goes on. Now adding this in the air and for the touch. The Senses! Allowing the air of fragrance to calm and heal all within. The Father knows exactly what we need. He knows when we need it and He answers.

On tonight, He answer yet again. The answer was No and I do believe that I am glad about it. Another level of freedom. Another Release. Another Breakthrough. Another yes, that He said No to.

And I am so thankful. Because I am so tired. It is terribly difficult to process yet again that a heart has been revealed. Praying that people will change. Laying out before God for their breakthrough. Fasting. Praying. Bombarding Heaven on their behalf. Searching. Seeking. Revealing. Pouring…Into empty vessels…REBELLIOUS vessels. PRiDe FULL vessels of eGO. AND the STENCH…

like a seREpent!!!

And He says, NO MORE! THE ANSWER IS NO!!!

And the hEARt heAls & iT breaks & IT HeAls. He is like a balm…an explosion all on the inside of me. Purifying me…of All that I do not need. Echoing in my soul. My feet feel like roots, planting in Him & yet still growing. I am soaking in His Goodness. My portion from my God & He makes me wiser. Providing so that I may create my dwelling of peace both Inside & Out!!!

The Ins & Outs…

This One single Bloom was just destined to Fall. She’ll do her thing for a while on the inside…But those that made it through…those that the trip did not even phase…a 4 hour trip they took back to Vetta’s Garden. I myself even went through because I didn’t want to shock them on the ride with the air on I drove with the windows down and sunroof open!!! My vehicle registered 98 on that day. Thank you Father for the rain showers…I will do it all over again on tomorrow. Blessed coming & Blessed going I shall be! And He will be my God.

The DoorKeeper. On yesterday morning I saw a red door. By that afternoon I was walking up to 2 red doors. Prophetic Reminders from My Daddy! It is still double for my trouble and I’ll wait!

WAIT UPON THE LORD!!!

I Will Gladly Wait…

One must be willing to go through…to receive the rewards. And going through means, going through more than what You are going through. Selfishness is vile. One of my favorites said recently “It’s the one’s you prayed through, the enemy will use to put you through, but don’t you dare quit behind this hit”

And I say, “Well Said”

Then suddenly; if only for one moment more you are able…to endure.

I am thankful that The Father has equipped me to see…To see beyond. To see Behind…Behind the Mask.

The Father knows. He is setting every wrong thing in it’s place. His purpose carriers will Enter In… Room after room room…rooms flowing with milk & honey & coated in sweetness. Established concerning His Will. Monopolized with His Glory. His Presence is like a Flood. And this is The Hit that my heart desires we all receive.

Preparing for The Harvest, Vetta πŸ˜‡

Thai Basil from Vetta’s Garden

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More Than Enough

The root of the problem…

This Is My Now…

My love is feeling better. He sat out front for a few early this morning. His fever broke around 3am…just as I was contemplating heading out to grab up a few greens. Home remedies are the best. He requested apple sauce for breakfast but we were out of fresh apples, so I did a food run. He is now resting.

πŸ’™JEHOVAH RAPHAπŸ’™

I’ve harvested more turmeric on this Matchless Monday. I used the last piece we had inside while he has been under the weather making up teas. I see more popping up as well…concession planting is a whole thing and the garden is always full of surprises. I hadn’t had a real conversation within the garden on this morning and as a result I overlooked some goodness.

Color Doesn’t Matter…

Say Happy Independence Day to our watermelon babies. Not sure of the variety. Not really concerned. I just want them to be healthy & delicious. Last year we had yellow and red flesh, so of course I saved the seeds and didn’t even try to label them because what fun is that πŸ˜‰ The pot has six babies that have appeared along side this one and I am thankful that we will have more than enough.

I moved our cantaloupe a few days ago and she likes the new spot better. A nice trim and she may show off a little herself. I Am hopeful.

My drone arrived over the weekend…without the charger but it’s now “in route”. I’m okay with that being a reality these days, as well as No Fly Zone becoming a hashtag. I’m excited to get more practice in because it’s been a while…my crush crashed our last one while teaching me how to fly. He loves me, so he simply ordered another one.

Trading Places…

You’d think folk wouldn’t do certain things but NO…this is my husband’s little ride. It was actually a Valentines Day gift to me in 2018. It’s been in his possession though since I got him a pretty cool birthday gift that same year…a very nice vehicle and long story short…Basically we traded cars and I drive the Benz and he handles the Bimmer.

Now I will never for the life of me understand why a person would stop by here and remove one of his back light covers…just one. I guess that’s the only one they needed though 🀷

Life has its challenges! We have decided we will take them as they come. I’m just thankful that he is feeling better. His work has him inside of homes and that’s one of the easiest way to get sick as far as I’m concerned.

I’m so appreciative that my mother & father instilled in me the importance of cleanliness. Gwen did not play the radio! Five children & two adults, not to mention one of my aunts came to live with us as a teenager and our home stayed clean and organized. Inside as well as outside. There is no excuse for filthiness outside of physical limitations and that is not a sure all for me anymore after watching a young lady (double amputee) online clean her entire house! Outside of a possible mental illness and your house is nasty and unkempt, you are just nasty and lazy in my book and if you get up & clean up and trust me you will begin to feel better. I have witnessed it happen as well as assisted those that wanted change. It’s a beautiful thing to see a person smile a new smile and there is nothing like praising and dancing and loving and thanking God in clean quarters.

I can hear the abundance of rain outside my window and a cough from across the hall…both sounds are music to Vetta’s ears.

I pray that you understand that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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It Won’t Prosper

Check out our Lemon Cucumber. She has been thriving with all of the rain. We were to be going to my “Happy Place” for the weekend so of course I asked ahead of time for The Creator to take care of the garden while we were to be away. That request was BIG to me but EASY for God…sometimes we leave home and don’t know how to return but she is thriving! I just shared a video of her last week with a friend who has started a small farm. She was just a baby then & look at her now. He was questioning his cucumber plant, so I shared a little knowledge with him. My husband was like you should start a class to help people out…hmmmm!!! We then reminisced about a year that I had a bathtub full of cucumber and how babygirl and I use to eat them all up raw without pickling not one lol. I’ve promised him that this year will be different and I will pickle him some. He is keeping me at my word and has become very hands on lately, even saving his banana peels for me. I knew he was paying attention & I knew it wouldn’t be long. πŸ˜‡

Growth is Growth…

What a lovely Sunday evening. The fireworks have started…again. Oh Happy Day is on the way! There is a property that we manage that is vacant and I had thought we’d be able to sit on the rooftop balcony and enjoy the views on tomorrow night but I’m not sure. My love is still not feeling it as of now. I am thankful though that he is now actually going to sit out front for a while. Progress is Progress!

This is his 4th time not feeling well in the past couple of years. I am shocked that I am not feeling down at all because when he gets sick…we get sick. I made tea for him; lavender, chamomile, echinacea, gingermint, mullien leaf & turmeric is my staple and all grown in Vetta’s Garden. This week’s batch had some extras though. I visited the garden and made it extra special for him…because he is extra special to me. I need him feeling better!

I’m thankful to God that I’m not clocking in Anywhere! With the way they sprinkle 19 around, illness is everywhere and I’m able to be at home with him instead of worrying about how he is doing while at some job. He is the perfect patient. Drinking his tea, OJ and certainly his water.

Another visit to the garden and a trip to Winn Dixie for chicken thighs because no matter how exceptional the vegetable soup is…he will need a shred of chicken. He loved it!!!

I realized on today that I’m a little spoiled. My husband handles so much. I’m capable but he so often just tells me to rest that it seems to have become my way. I’m blessed to be able to spend my mornings with him before he starts his day. Blessed to spend as much time as I can stand in the garden. Preparing meals for us from out back and out front. Overloading myself this year with classes and trainings…it’s been so intense. I have so many projects going on and I love it. And I get paid to post on my social media now, Facebook as well as Instagram. How neat! Just posting my day, if I choose. Doing Me! That’s the blessing of it all. I don’t keep up with trends. I’m not twerking. Not pranking. Not with my face stuck in the camera every other day looking for approval, acceptance or likes, with an abundance nothingness for content. Some of the things I see; “UNREEL”

Just sharing my view of God’s Glory and The Beauty of His Creations, getting my little money regardless…I don’t need one like from no one to get my coins…because The Father knows. He knows and He cares & I trust Him. I trust that He will always be Jireh…

The Impossible…He will answer and when He does others will see. Then you will see…just how ugly folks are…just what they think of you…and the blessings that have your name on it will drive them to utter ugliness unheard…unless you have a ear to hear!!! But it’s all good! Ignore the chitter-chatter and those that question your NOW…those that want to know how; I’d just remind them that questioning God blessing me will Never get you blessed. I’d also remind them that I went through my hell and they’ll have to go through their own in order to receive.

The Best Is Yet To Come…

Remember that so many more blessings are on the way…in this rainy season.

Receive that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Good Days

Pearly Gates Morning Glory

Finally…patience is definitely a virtue and those things worth waiting on are most definitely beautiful. On last year not one bloom. I contemplated digging her up and trust me I’m so thankful that I did not.

Early this morning I was bragging on our cucumbers and I’m pretty sure she overheard and that is what nugged her to surface. She was laid back chillaxing amongst the gingermint. I gently lead her to the surface so that all eyes can see because she certainly draws the eye.

The Rain is on it’s way back!!! I’ve done a small harvest of corn, herbs, garlic, and peppers. Tomatoes & bell peppers are ok until after the rain. Collards are recuperating nicely after the shock of their move. Mid July I’ll have enough for dinner…along with a few okra!!!

No helicopter ride…No horseback ride…No boating or kayaking this weekend. But I am thankful for the rain. I am thankful that we have peace at our home and we don’t need to be out and about to be “happy” or fulfilled. Just as it should be.

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!!!

Blessings Abounding! Receive That & Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water.

Vetta πŸ’Œ

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With God

Anyone can do Anything…#foodlover Scene B

It’s Friday night! Something about this moon thing…Mr has the bass just right! Vetta loves it…Music! All night long! The Twirl…along with all that The Father will reveal…On last night we added some of my husband’s music to a video I made…Fun! I mentioned to him recently that I would like to not have to write, I do not own the rights so often. He answers! To celebrate I made a new dish for him that he envisioned and I made happen. A simple request.

Purple Potato Melody w/ Fried Scallop Garnish

SautΓ©ed red potatoes, onions, bell peppers, sweet peppers, mushrooms, jalapeΓ±o, havasu peppers and gypsy sweet peppers. Rosemary, german thyme, thai basil all fresh and all except the mushrooms are from Vetta’s Garden. I pan fried the scallops and topped the potatoes with them…Delish! Never fear, I’m going to continue research and I will grow my own mushrooms as well and why not? Anyone can grow… anything…even themselves and their character; if they desire to. Character is important to God. That’s why often time He doesn’t open doors…why others are blessed…why others receive favor…over and over again. Blessing after Blessing after Blessing & Blessings Abounding.

OBEDIENCE!!!

Regardless of how others view it…Live Life. Living in your world, while yet living in this world because this world is not our home. It is to filthy to be our paradise. Temporary indeed. Same as people. Here today…gone the next…but sticking around for the worst of the worst, in love with every day of the dread that is called the head. Painted pretty…but a dirty world we are all just trying to live in. But the dirt…the stench that comes along with it is at times unbelievable!

Stinking Thinking & Not knowing who you are in God brings about and brings out all those with intentions that are merely exposed insecurities.

We should all be out here getting it…whatever your it is. Get it! That’s it! Get It…Getting while the getting is good…Get good at getting it too. Leveling up…Crushing goals with your foot on the head, neck and back of the enemy.

Jealous is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Digest that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Vetta loves you!

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For The Greater Purpose

#foodlover…Scene A

I’m blogging…my reminder is on. It’s not that I forget. I’m always writing, I just need to get better at publishing. I’ve decided to share a meal with you all. Stuffed Aloha Pepper, quinoa & ground beef w/ onions and mushrooms as the filling. SautΓ©ed squash & asparagus w/ lemon. The aloha Pepper is full of the sweetest flavors. Delicious both raw and cooked…what a treat. I’m growing green, yellow & red bell pepper and I can’t wait to get a few of these aloha seed in the ground and see what pops up.  I’ve already harvested two beautiful green and used them both. One red is already settled on the bush, which is full of flowers.  I’m so pleased. The yellow went through a little trauma during a storm recently and is on her way back nicely.

In the background are green onions, garlic a few herbs and some tomatoes from Vetta’s Garden. I only have four tomato plants this year. On last year I had about eight different varieties in order to be able to share with my Godmother but Dr said no more tomatoes for her…but I’ve got plenty other goodies in the garden to share.

Yet I have to brag on these special baby tomatoes..chocolate sprinkles. I am so excited about tasting one once ripened. I’ve been popping the cherry bling tomatoes for snacks and adding them to salads. A couple big boys but yet only a few flowers on the Cherokee purple tomato…late bloomer. No worries though as I gather for spaghetti sauce those ready to be crushed…FOR THE GREATER PURPOSE!!!

I’m super excited about tomorrows coaching session. To witness her progress…her excitement. She is proud of herself and so am I. I love progress. I love growth. One step at a time. One day at a time.

Blue In The Back…

Always Remember, we all do well with light, love and liquid now don’t forget to drink your water…

Never Forget…THE GREATER PURPOSE!

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Out & About

Peeping at my corn…

Another blessed day. I spent the first part of the morning in the garden. Having that little talk about getting use to all of the rain. It’s just that time of the year. Zucchini Z has decided to push through with a few flowers regardless of the downpours. Cucumber and yellow squash are still hiding. Sweet potato leaves are spreading like love should and I’m holding myself back from any digging. I want them as big as they can get because I can cook a sweet potato for dinner and be happy. I’ve already been plundering for potatoes and came up with several russets that made me smile. Ginger is popping up like popcorn and I love it, especially with my teas. My happy dance today took place because of my corn. I just had to pop one open and peep. All kind of goodies in the garden and I’m so excited.

It’s always a special time when we get a preview…of all the blessings and favor and healing and deliverance and breakthroughs and miracles; that The Father has for us. All the living that is left for us to do.

To Celebrate Life…each and every day. Still standing. Still praising. Still reaching. Still teaching. Still learning. Still growing. Still supporting. Still sharing. Still caring. Still loving.

I pray each and every day that The Father continues to speak to my heart and speak to my spirit; so that I can be a blessing to others. This is something that I crave…blessing others, supporting others. It’s not a hard thing to do either.

On today, I blessed my love with dinner at one of our spots. Seoul Red Barn. The Lumpia are delicious and so is the rest of the menu. Chicken Terryaki is what Mr had on today and he will have it for lunch tomorrow as well because the portions are nice. Then a nice walk home for Vetta…sometimes my husband just looks as though why? Why are you walking around town as though we don’t have three vehicles. I just look back, smiling and waving. “I’ll see you at home honey”.

And that’s that…I’m out and about. Walking and talking to The One Who does all things well.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water πŸ’Œ

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Better Days

How one starts is not always how one finishes…

What a wonderful start to the day. Inspite of water aerobics being rescheduled, I’m having a great day. It’s sometimes a thing to remember, but school is out and the streets seem empty without the hustle and bustle of school traffic. This morning I had a half of Pitaya Fruit…delicious. The other half will be my late night snack.

I had a wonderful conversation with one of my mentees this morning. God has definitely been showing out in this individuals life. Leaning in…obedience and a pure heart. The perfect recipe for favor and those abounding type blessings. The entire year so far has been incredible and I can not wait to see the blessings that are about to overtake them. Proud…So very proud. It makes it all worth it, when you have poured into another and they have been intentional.

I only have two mentees this year and I am proud of them both. Oddly enough, they both have said to me that they are proud of me as well. Vetta has definitely been trying…one day at a time and I am thankful that they are seeing that I’m not just giving them assignments but I’m being given them as well and we are crushing it.

My coachees are crushing it as well. One day at a time. One task at a time. Progress is Progress and any steps back are only to help us get our footing so that we take off when the whistle blows. I call our days together Fun Friday, because coaching isn’t always so easy or such fun. Always remember that wisdom is often tucked away until you realize that you have need of it.

And because Vetta was in need of sushi for lunch, my crush made it happen. I’ve tanned enough for the day. I’ll be tucked away inside for the rest of the day. Checking on Vetta’s Garden after my nap.

Blessings Abounding…
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A New Thing

The mind wonders…

Another remarkable berry. The Thai Eggplant is as pretty as a button but is one tough fruit. I had plans to lightly toss them into a stir fry but maybe next time.

This little berry is full of seeds…giving the muscles of mastication a real nice facial workout. Not much taste in their raw state but I have an idea for a fragrant bath for them to rest in. A couple of Havasu, a few Sweet Gypsy and a Cubanelle; a few sprigs of Thai Basil, Purple Basil, Mexican Tarragon and Lemon Thyme…all peppers & herbs from Vetta’s Garden. A little rest & then a tasteful delight. I love a special snack.

I am one to become very bored with food. I have to try new things. I couldn’t imagine going through life not having the opportunity to try new things. Tantalizing the taste buds.

What new thing have you tried to excite the taste buds?

Remember, life is an adventure…

All About the views…

Blessings Abounding

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The Small Things

There is nothing quite like a trip to the market for weekend snacks.

The Java Apple has many names. I like best, the love Apple. This little edible berry makes my taste buds experience a little taste of pear as well as apple. I like to drizzle a little raw honey on for a slice of heaven. The rose apple is not only a great late night snack; it is rich in vitamins A & C and provides calcium. Need a little help improving your metabolism? Add these beauties to your diet. They also help boost immunity, hydrate the body and aid in digestion.

These weekend…is all about my fruit. Enjoy yours…I’m certainly enjoying mine.

Blessings Abounding

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Thankful

And because fame only last about 15 minutes, today’s star is our Thai Basil. She whispered something about coming in the house…I assured her that she’d be inside soon enough. I’m thinking about cooking a Thai dish so let’s see if coming inside the house means she’s interested in just sitting around looking cute or is she willing to contribute to Vetta’s well being. I’ll be removing those pretty little flowers before they open. Once they run to seed the flavor will change drastically and become bitter, like any other herb. They are perfect for a garnish. I’d like to try a tomato & cucumber salad and add some thai basil for the win. This is the first year I’ve successfully had thai basil and I’m excited.

Such a versatile herb. I love them all. I’m eyeballing the holy basil and she’s troubled about somethings like us all from time to time. Sweet, Spicy, Purple, and a Pesto Perpetuo Basil. I do believe that will do…for the basil…for now!

After the rain…

And because we like things spicy at Camp Coley, I will be debuting the Havasu Pepper, jalapeΓ±os, the lone pepper and garlic. Green beans & green onion will find their way into the mix as well. I’m going to do something special with those cherry bings.

Never stop learning…

Vetta had a little help with her homework from last night. My love on last night and then my cousin this morning. Now I can play around in the garden all morning…my peace! Then a little rest before tonight’s class.

Ya’ll know who my husband is…but don’t we all have way too many cousins in life? It’s hard to keep up sometimes, but not with this one. I’m old school but she just reminded me new school works too…

So when you have A moment goggle Iesha Woodfaulk. You will see one of the sweetest faces of the day and she’s all things real estate, that is. If you are searching for a home, get some help with your search from one of Florida’s Best Realtors.

While you are doing that, I’ll be heading out to my Schwinn. An hour of peddling and I never leave the back porch. Enjoy Life πŸ˜‰

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Seeds of Faith

Today was a good day. Didn’t do much walking but I did get to walk around Walmart while I waited for some of the crowd to thin out…never one for crowds. I got in a work out though…in the garden. I’m on break now watching Mr work on Butterfly, his bimmer…his baby…men and their cars!

I dug 12 holes for transplants…all herbs. From seed, I also started more basil both sweet and spicy. Coriander in both the front and back because I love it. Of course, I’ve shared my gingermint experiment and my plan is to just let it continue to spread by properly preparing the soil, which I did. Also from seed; spearmint, peppermint and lemon balm. Even found a few lavender seeds and tossed them into the mix!

I have marigolds returning and something pretty & pink that flew over from a neighbor and I’ve already thanked her. I took it upon my self to also drop a few nasturtium seed here and there. I’ve recently put one of the citronella outback and she’s not happy…not happy at all. Life!

Our little neighbor Big Man came over for a while. He has a new scooter and knows how to ride it…He’s two but there’s nothing terrible about him. We chatted as he showed us how his Spiderman scooter lights up…he is so eager to learn. He heads over to the car with my husband like, let’s finish this up and play and follows him around the car foot to foot…I took him outback and pushed him around a little in his jeep. The battery is dead, so when I suggest we go back to the front he gives me this look of innocence and mischief perfectly paired!!! Vetta has faith that the innocence outweighs the mischief…and that goes for us all…just as I have faith that these seeds are going to produce…I just believe! And just as one plants seeds and they grow, as one reads The Word, it grows within us…becoming a part us, just as God intended!

The Evidence…Faith Is!

And that’s how life goes, all we can do is plant the seed and see if it grows. I’ve planted some seed lately and I’m trusting God to either have it grow or just say no. I’m just one to try and give 2nd chances and 3rd. I know when God has a person in my path it’s for me to bless them as well as them bless me…sometimes those blessings are lessons…lessons hard learned.

I’m simply at a point of obedience that if God says bless…I’m blessing. It’s up to the other to receive. I am so thankful that God has anointed me to receive…anointed me to believe…

Vetta believes there is nothing to hard for God and just leaves it at that…enjoying the breeze and the birds…and the sounds!!! Sooths my soul, making it easier to wait…wait on change…wait on things to get better…wait on these seeds and easier to wait on God.

What are you doing while you’re waiting on God?

Waiting On God…
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The New You

To awake for prayer and hear the subtleness of sprinkles from Heaven’s clouds and as that prayer increases so does His rain and sprinkles down on Vetta’s Garden…April showers bring May flowers. I can now see the sun peeking out.

The writing on the wall…

On Wednesday I was out and about and though the Sun was shining brightly I still managed to capture both a rainbow and the number 8 in God’s Skies. Biblical Mathematics tells us that the number eight always means new beginnings or a new order of things. The new in contrast to the old. The very thought of resurrection and the rainbow God’s promise, yet fullfilled. Igniting hope and preparing our spirits for a brand new start. I love a new start and I’ve always loved rainbows, so much so that I had a rainbow wedding…assigning each of my lovely ladies a color and because Vetta does things the way that she likes them they all got to walk with their husbands. Oh What a Beautiful Day at the park; with just the perfect breeze off of the water. I’ve been asked a few times why the rainbow wedding as though something was wrong with that, I simply remind those that have forgotten that the rainbow is God’s promise to God’s people and that we His and that’s that. A wedding is a new start so why not demonstrate God’s Glory, His Promise at the start of our new life together but that’s just me.

Also on Wednesday I purchased three new garden babies, yes only three. My husband thought it strange as we left the nursery especially when I spotted an elusive beauty and walked right past her whispering “I’ll be back for you”…I’d been very intentional on this purchase, yes indeed. A new way of doing things, a new adventure, a new perspective, a new culinary experience, a new dream…placed in the Heart by The Father. The new dynamic…a new chapter in our beautiful books of life and as the pages turn… I strolled through that nursery as though I was walking through paradise…the thought of the Garden of Eden where every need is met and the sounds of satisfied souls. In honor of satisfied souls I decided on my three new garden babies and in honor of my sister friend, the sweetest dream girl I know; a Cherokee Purple Tomato, a Gypsy Sweet Pepper and in honor of all the newness in her life, the Havasu Hot Pepper. As I was researching this hot pepper, the Havasu I found the meaning was literally blue-green water, so that’s settled that and she’ll catch that. I’m going to do something authentic and grand with these baby boys. Now the Cherokee Purple Tomato, bursting with its own distinctive flavor is rich and smokey…it’s so pretty that you almost don’t want to eat it but you do and you do so because it’s full of all the good things that our bodies need…vitamin C, especially in the pulp near the seeds. Vitamin K for strong bones. Vitamin A to help maintain a good immune system and promote good eye health. And because we always save the best for last even though this is all good, we have the Gypsy Sweet Pepper, now this is the result of a Bell Pepper & an Italian Bull Horn crossing paths and there you have it…Vetta knows some phenomenal women oh and for those of you who don’t like the Heat this will be perfect for you, it’s a sweet flavor with no heat because sometimes we want to be on the chill side & that’s ok & even though she’s not a hot mama she loves God’s Sunshine…kind of reminds me of my sister friend, the beauty that love soaking up God’s rays, so she’ll find her place in the garden so that she can get full sun. I’ve got a pretty little grow bag waiting on her and it’s right near the potatoes and an update; those Russets are doing what they do and in full bloom; flowering indicates that the vines have enough leaf area to begin forming the tubers and did you know that within a few weeks of glimpsing those pretty little flowers it’s harvest time. We all know potatoes are symbolic of love; always and forever and that’s how it goes and goes well together and that’s life and the things of love. I feel so bless y’all, to know that God is indeed doing a new thing…a new thing in the me, a new thing in the lives of all those I hold dear.

Always & Forever…

My heart is in flutters…I feel butterflies… oh the things of love… the loves of our lives…the days of our lives, they are beautiful and crazy and calm and peaceful. Oh so peaceful, just lovely because there is always peace in the valley…valley’s deep with so much love. Love that overflows and flows like grace. Oh my God, this man love me because I am a beautiful beautiful mess…a hot mess…but he says that I am his mess, so that’s that…so to my sister, be a mess…be your man’s hot mess…he will have it no other way…be his damsel…just for fun because…we are never really in distress. Be his mess sis…he loves it and he loves you…he is on fire…I see twin flames…the glow matches perfectly…oh the things of love. Madness and you are pure radiance…if you were indeed a real life mermaid…he makes you want to find an ocean somewhere and swim until there ain’t no swim left…and the oceans…if those ocean walls could talk, the things they hear, as one swims…bathing in His Waters…basking in His Glory…washing away all of our sins, blameless. Daily baptisms in His love… Clean Waters…the refreshers course…be his mess honey golden girl…Mrs Thang strut your blessed self baby girl…be your man’s mess…a hot mess she is…but aren’t we all though? I feel a dance…I see a twirl….get it girl…twirl…I see you. Handle your twirl. A new twirl in a new world…a new thing in the lives of all those willing to be a part of His Plan…so much is happening. So much beautifully orchestrated madness and it’s all for our good, believe that. I just love the anticipation, the excitement while waiting on God. That Supernatural surge one feels in their Spirit truly overriding all our moments of doubt, unbelief, sadness…all the things that we all experience from time to time. These Supernatural Surges most often have me wandering…caught up perhaps but then I put on the mind of Christ. The belt of truth…The breastplate of righteousness…my feet ready y’all. The shield of faith…the helmet & the sword. Because I am preparing for the serenity, that madness, The VERY Passion of our Christ… thankful that he both died and rose for us. Our sweet Jesus, our Savior, our Lord and His Promise…sometimes just sometimes that promise is over in a foreign land; glowing, smiling from ear-to-ear, wedded bliss indeed…The look…The look of a woman in love…the look of a woman being loved just as The Father intended and it is a beautiful thing. She is the hand and he is the glove, she is always covered and she knows this. As he inhales…you, breathe and let him have His way and you let go of all of your pain, relax those thoughts and heal just as The Father intended. Be made whole my sister…and know that he comes with freedom…now be baptized in His love & you’ll never drown in His goodness…he is so full of grace… distinguished grace…a life of lessons yet to learn and share with you and only you. Tender moments…. Tender Mercies and blessings, blessings abounding to you and Hallelujah…it’s good good to the last drop…Ya’ll please don’t forget to drink your water…Peace.

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Pleasantries…

A pleasant walk this morning before service…Tyndall Parkway was quiet. I love the quiet & the calm. I had planned on walking to Winn Dixie to purchase some fruit but of course, I left home with no dinero! This would as well be problematic when I realized I would miss an opportunity to take a break and stop by the laundromat…to play Ms Pac-Man!!! I will be tickled pink if my husband ever actually finds me one. I Am hopeful πŸ˜‡

On the way back I spotted a berry bush along the brush. A few berries sided-eyed me as I leaned in to get a better view. They looked delicious. More motivation and inspiration. We had blueberries, raspberries and blackberries growing at one time. I’ll be adding them to this seasons planting. Another go at strawberries. Last year, 2 berries total! Year before, 6 containers of unyielding fruit!!! I am not sure what happened with those 2 berries but I Am up for the challenge and ready with a twist!

So…who else loves fruit? Don’t mind the ornamental corn plant in the back ground. Those leaves are as rich and lush as it comes in The Jungle. Rather camera shy but I Am trusting that soon these photo ops become a joy. They have been in the family for quite some time and are thriving, as long as they remain in the house…The Twins, one day I’ll show you all how they lean but I’ll go ahead and tell you now that it was because they got put outside and cried they entire time and began leaning toward the front door. They were a shade tree for The Basils but very unhappy. So back inside they’ve been since this past Thanksgiving.

The fruit I’m referring to is Pepino Melon. It is named The SuperFruit due to the many health benefits. I call it SuperTasty because it is…Yummy!

Vitamins A*B*C*K Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, Iron, Copper and Protein. All the makings of a healthy immune system and cardiovascular health.

Of course, I’ve already removed the seeds because they will be in God’s Earth soon. A little late night snack. The Pepino Melon has a flavor of cucumber, pear and I inhaled a hint of apple…like a sweet cucumber indeed. My first time trying one and I Am pleased. I so appreciate trying new things…growing new things…learning new things…the simple pleasure of experiencing new things. No routine. No schedule. We don’t do same old same old. Spontaneity!!! Moments In Time. I’m all smiles when he says “It’s time to ride baby”. We’ve been having a lot of those lately & more to come. I’m excited about what God is doing & as “nervous as a tick” ( I may or may not have just made that up) Mr explained that it’s possible, so that’s good enough for me. We will just call it a Coleyism…now back to the story!!!

The Melon & Enjoying New Things…Life will always have it’s ups and downs. That’s not where we are to dwell…We Dwell In His Presence. So that we are at peace & safe…regardless of the weapon.

We Speak Life…We Live Life…We thank The LifeGiver. Remember there’s something about the power of love and God loves you receive that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding Vetta

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Small Miracles…

What a wonderful day indeed…In relax mood! Captain Kirk is up to his shenanigans again and I smell like blessings…like always! God’s Word says I Am blessed & I Am anointed to receive & I receive His Word… I Am Blessed! I struck more gold, black gold this evening while enjoying the garden. God’s Earth…I just smile when I dig deep and spot those worms wiggling. My compost game has been on point lately. I Am proud of me. We’ve got russet potatoes coming, sweet potatoes, corn, some black beans and green peas…all from seed. No evidence of the other seeds I sowed, no okra, or pumpkin, no summer greens. But I Am has blessed me to trust what true patience is. And my husband is a man of great patience, so I’ve followed his example & his instructions and he is an excellent teacher. Is it easy? NO. Is it worth it? YES. And it is worth it, because it pleases The Father. AND WE SHOULD LET EVERYTHING WE DO BE PLEASING TO THE FATHER…I prepared my new herb bed out back and I’ll sow seed tomorrow morning…all the good stuff. I’ve shared some of the herbs out front that survived the winter and wintered the storms. We also have basil, green onions, sweet onions & the aloe are multiplying just as God’s Word mentioned. I’ve got some goodies in the cupboards, some favorites in the window sil, a catalog of heirloom seeds and a ready hand.

A few of the inside plants have decided all on their own that they’d prefer to be outside…so outside they are and soon to be in the ground.

Then there’s a small miracle…a lovely experiment yours truly did last year that I thought didn’t make it. I grew ginger and mint together in a container. At some point it was thriving, then it wanted out of the container. I buried it deep because it was in the 30’s. Well bless The Lord that being buried is exactly what we need at times because when it’s time to reveal, more is well with our souls and prayerfully we aren’t who we were.

Always Transforming…each and every day there is potential for growth! Vetta received another small miracle, my husband put all of his tools INSIDE of the shed!

Check out the lavender…an updated photo. The blooms are intoxicating. One can get lost in the richness of this hue of royalty. It hurt a little as I harvested for oil and tea. Both the lavender and my ginger mint have me happy and excited about the next experiment.

Showing up for life and experiencing it all. Blessings Abounding Vetta

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A Ear To Hear

Thankful Thursday yet again…My husband took this for me. I’ll be honest, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do the podcast or this blog. I am thankful that I don’t have to do it alone…thankful that my husband is right by my side..Thankful for his insight and the wisdom that he contributes in all that God is doing. I’ve been such a private person but someone said something about sharing is caring so I’m here for it all.

The excitement over sharing our God… Sharing how God has blessed our life… Caring for those God has placed in our life…and continually praying that people will have a ear to hear.

I’m excited about what God is doing! I want to invite you to tune in to the podcast. Coley Chronicles: All Things Real w/ Vetta on Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and other listening platforms as well.

Blessings Abounding & Don’t Forget To Drink Your Water…Vetta πŸ’

Let God Fill You Up…
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Boldness At It’s Best

Boldness…Blowing In The Wind…

Italian Oregano…an easy add to your diet. An excellent source of fiber, vitamins K & E, iron, calcium and tryptophan. Tryptophan is a essential amino acid that helps produce a healthy sleep routine as well as boost your mood.

I absolutely love adding a few sprigs into a pot of…anything; Italian, Mediterranean or American. But for sure add them to your beans…yum yum good!

Diffuse in the bedroom to help sleep. My oregano tea does it every time I hear a cough coming from Mr…he doesn’t know what’s all in there, he just drinks it, feels better and then later gives me the look (lol). It helps in lowering blood pressure as well.

Place oregano in boiling water…steep for 2-3 minutes. Once you reach your desired flavor, simply strain & enjoy.

Of course, Vetta loves making oils…if you are using oregano oil to help in healing, be sure to mix in a 1:3 ratio with olive oil. Oregano oil is pungent as well as strong…And Ladies, a little oregano tea helps Vetta out with cramps…a little ginger, a drizzle of honey, a drop of lemon and lots of relief!

I’ll be doing some harvesting on this beauty…drying herbs kind of day and adding a sprig or two to my water.

Don’t Forget…Drink Up.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Stamina To Run The Race

Lavender in bloom…how ya’ll doing?

A flowering plant of the mint family, lavender has biblical roots. Mary used lavender on baby Jesus and then anointed Jesus after the crucifixion when preparing Him for burial.

The color of royalty, a simple reminder of Who’s we are! Symbolizing purity, devotion, grace, serenity and love. The ultimate peace flower. Of course Vetta is blessed to have a plant just like her…an early bloomer that it is enjoyable late into the summer months. And who doesn’t enjoy lavender?

I’m blessed by all The Father has given us…I’ll used these blessed hands to make lavender oil. It’s a tried and true healing plant. Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties and helps heal minor burns & bites from our summer friendly bugs and mosquitoes. I’m running low on my tea blend and lavender has its place in that as well. It is bittersweet but those beautiful blooms have purpose and no worries, as we prune & cut back for purpose…the more we reap in the end and God will keep us.

A few drops in the diffuser or a small bouquet close by for a little spiritual healing from the anxieties and restlessness of the day. It’s not to late to add this beauty to your garden or let this be the start of your gardening journey. Our little beauty made it through the winter months but I’ve sowed new seed as well…

THAT’S IMPORTANT…SOWING SEED and your water, don’t forget to drink your water. Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Up Close and Personal

A Nutritional Powerhouse…Purple Basil

The ideal companion for tomatoes, you want this beauty in your garden, not only does it make a bold statement, it’s fragrance is intoxicating and the flavor is intense. It helps reduce chronic inflammation and is full of vitamins and several other nutritional benefits. Purple basil loves the sun but it can easily be grown inside, just be sure to give it plenty of light if not growing your herb near a window for sunlight. It’s perfect for making scented oils and just as good in turning pizza night into a new experience. Use it in any dish that you make that is already bold in flavors and it’s perfect for jazzing up anything that is boring to the palette! Forget about your plug-ins if you do decide to grow this beauty inside…because your dwelling will be smelling is all I’ll say and you really want to experience it yourself.

As far as the subject of Powerhouses…we all have power within us and that power is The Power of God.

Use that power wisely and don’t forget to drink your water. Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Walking It Out!!!

My first time keeping a citronella plant year round…but she made it and through an unusually cold winter here in Florida, even had to come inside a couple of nights. Check out her blooms and the aroma is intoxicating. I just love gently rubbing my fingertips along the different herbs in the garden…and then the inhale. The citronella will definitely make you smile. Her twin is camera shy, as well as upset about the move (she’s going outback) because living across from the water ain’t living when those mosquitoes start living off you!

What a beautiful Palm Sunday!!! God is good & church was awesome. I cooked pot roast for dinner & used an entire package of mushrooms, as to avoid my husband’s meat, but of course when it’s falling apart like it was, it’s inevitable that you see a little on your plate and get caught up…but no worries, my crush is taking me walking later. As I’m walking, I’ll be thanking The Father for grace & favor!

I’m walking it out.

I’m walking it off.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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A Symbol of Love

Psalms 84:11

From the darkest of cupboards… to the Sun of God, we’ve got potatoes. We used the last of our spuds for Thanksgiving so this year I’ve succession planted so we eat year round, because who has time to be going to the store when we can just go out back!!!

And umm umm good!! Fat-free, cholesterol-free & low in sodium, they are a great filler for the day especially if you’re on a weight loss journey.

I just love potatoes, maybe because the potato is and always will be a symbol of love…remember that and don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Our Daily Bread: Praying for Rain

Praying for Rain…

Our Father in heaven Hallowed Be Your Name Your Kingdom Come Your Will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors, and lead us not into temptation but Deliver Us from Evil, for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

Just Pray…that’s all I can think to do or ask. There is a fire in our home town of Panama City. It started on Friday. I happened to be in the area. It was challenging… traffic was challenging… people were challenging…The Atmosphere was challenging. But most days are. The residents have been through so much…same as the rest of the world, So many Still desperately trying to recover from Hurricane Michael. Folk refuse to stop sprinkling 19 around, all the while so many are still struggling to put their homes as well as their lives back together. These are the challenges that we all face…and we face them globally. Natural disasters occur so often that it makes one wonder if they are natural…but instead of the wondering…we must pray. whether it be face to face or side by side, on the phoneline or via text. On social media platforms or at the park and playground…we have got to get back to the business of prayer instead of just praying, about our business!!! You know, Our wants and needs…our “family future”… we are all connected…through Christ…and There is power in prayer…there is power when we pray for each other…So much power.

Colossians 4:2 says that we are to…continue in prayer and watch in the same with Thanksgiving!!!

With each of life’s tragedies we are prevy to there is a softening…of the heart. Tender Mercies just as The Father has given. Forgiveness and Healing flowing like banners of victory…and this is what manifests as The Father slowly begins to burn out all of the things that are hindering His people…distracting us, to be lead away into the wilderness…into the darkness and stinch of this earth. This is A Temporary Place…Eternity is Forever and Ever and Ever…with our Father…Where Nothing else matters. No worries…No fears…No trouble-No Where.

And when all the smoke clears, we need to remember to be as kind tomorrow as we were on yesterday and don’t forget to pray…every day and not just when things are upside down….these things…that are plots of the enemy…God can turn it all around. But we have got to be willing….each and every day to Just Pray…because after all He is our daily bread now don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Peaceful Passtimes

Because lunch is important…

It’s been a rainy morning here in The Sunshine state…but quiet and peaceful. Listening to the birds conversate is always a delight. So many things on the to do list before we begin our travels…Why not get the day started with a delicious treat.

I love a good raw salad…soaking in raspberry vinegrette. loaded with spinach & cilantro…full of the sweetest red, yellow & orange peppers. Green olives for the bite. Cranberry for the next bite. Cucumber for hydration πŸ˜‡

And because lunch is important, I sprinkled it with flaxseed and chia seeds…Now don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Angels On The Wall


Death Is Only A Dream…

And when all the cherry blossoms had bloomed…

Our sweet sister, found herself in a familiar place…escaped and returned to peace, just as before.

Before this world became her life… Drained! Mishandled! Exhausted! Frenzied! Darkened!

But only for a moment and then His Marvelous Light. To be absent. To be present. Praise Jehovah!!!

So many questions and now all of the answers. The celebration. The destination. Bless The Father because He hears the humble cry.

In memory of Jeryln “Gee Gee” Coley

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Always Transforming

I am in a constant state of growing and learning. Suspended…Mid air in His Glory. My mind is expanding. My thoughts are neutral and The Holy Spirit is my guide. On my own I am nothing…a weakened vessel. Vulnerable. Frightened. Lost in a vast wilderness.

But God!!!

He is my strength.Β  I am His Noah. I am all the things that My Father has created me to be. A Perfect Imperfection, submitted to His Plan.

Created to abide in all of His Ways… sharing in goodness, extending in grace and experiencing love… experiencing God.

I am different than all others. I am unique…formed perfectly while yet in my mother’s womb & then born into this sin but only so that I might find my way, growing and learning to be more like Him…He…The Creator provides me with everything that I need to carry out His Plan.

The Holy Spirit is my peacemaker while experiencing this earthly walk…while journeying on my blessed path. I belong to my Maker. He is my owner. My ultimate and The Finisher of My Fate.

A Cry For Grace
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Seeds Of Prayer

On last year I was given a assignment. I had to pray and I had to pray on Facebook. I tell you this…you better learn how to reach heaven on your own before you ever depend on another soul. I had folk in my inbox worried that I was having a nervous breakdown. Others just thought I was losing it… those people were right. I was losing lots of things but those were all the things that were weighing me down and tormenting my soul. I also did some major dump sessions. I did several with a Woman of God. The rest…you guessed it I had to do publicly. I’d do these on my Podcast, Coley Chronicles: All Things Real w Vetta. It was difficult but I had to get it out, we all do otherwise we are doing ourselves an injustice. Release is good. Crying is ok. It’s just an indicator that we are still alive and as long as we have breath we still have hope.

A part of the assignment was to see what people actually responded to…I mean after all how many folk actually read the post. Unfortunately I learned that all most do is hit the like button on a cute picture. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, I prefer prayer over likes. I’ve recently cleaned up my FB page and I trust that it’s full of prayer warriors.

But on today I want to share with you one thing that I did end up losing that still pains me. I lost a young lady that I was mentoring. She walked away from her mentorship all due to addiction. She was addicted to pain, after all that was all she had known. She once shared with me that God had already told her a woman was going to come into her life to help guide her and that the woman was going to be a tough one and be a prophet, I was like well here I am, let’s do this. For a while we did just that. I invited her into our home. She sat with me for hours as I worked in the garden. I poured into her like I had not done in years but it was because God had revealed to me that our time together would be short.

I used my resources to secure her decent housing at a decent price. I invested into a business she wanted to start, even came up with a name for the business. She had full access to me. I didn’t grant that to clients that I use to coach back in the day and they were paying me. She gave it all up for a male that had nothing to offer but sex and his hands around her throat. But all one can do when it comes to helping others at times is pray so I pray for her often.

On last year it was also revealed to me that a organization would be closing their doors soon. I offered on several occasions to try and help with the business but realized they didn’t want my help, so I pulled back. I even had a chance to offer a new location for the business but I was instructed to gauge their response to the structure and it was not one that I can say impressed them so I let the owner know and he put it on the market. It’s been totally restored and is gorgeous. I sometimes wonder if folk really know what a blessing is. If they fully understand what not despising small beginnings really means.

And here I am again, seeing what could possibly be another closure and all I can do is pray. Sometimes we have to just know what we know because God knows we will pray. Intercession is not for the weak… not for the selfish. You gotta pray regardless of how you feel. You’ve gotta pray without ceasing. When the world is stuck on and in the drama that it loves and craves…you gotta pray. When all seems to be falling apart, do what it is that we are required to do.

JUST PRAY!!!

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

Pray Without Ceasing…
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Free Your Mind: 2021 Another Year Of Release

New Year Blessings to all. I want to share a little experiment with you that my purpose partner and I did on last year. A major dump & a cleanse…we got rid of some things and did without some others. Let’s start with the microwave because let’s just be real, it’s enough radiation out there…we don’t need to come home to it as well. We also agreed to not have a television downstairs. Believe it or not at one point we had 5 televisions… anywho at some point early in the year I figured well let’s just hang a small one on the back wall just in case we have company and they want to watch tv. Well the truth is we don’t really have company and it’s not due to COVID… when and if we do I’d pray they come to engage with us. But nevertheless my husband mounted a TV and within days it was every so nicely laying on what was at one time a coffee bar…because we don’t drink coffee like. No damage to it at all and we still have it and we will be watching Judge Judy shortly. Most would say well the husband just didn’t know how to mount the tv correctly. Not the case my friends…I’ve watched this man hang drywall…even the ceilings by himself and we have several satisfied clients that can vouch that not one piece has ever fallen, so a little flat screen is not going to be a problem…or is it? See I told God that I wanted our home to be free of the distraction of the television on all the time and I meant it. I wanted to be fully engaged with my spouse and if we had company I wanted to be fully engaged with them. But sometimes we need a little help in keeping to things we’ve said…to people and to God. Oh and the microwave, let’s talk about that…with the quickness. We were slow getting the microwave out of the house. It was just to go outside by the road because I’m not into giving people things that I know are not good for them, after all would a true friend give you something that they themselves don’t use? Well one night something stayed in to long and literally burnt in the microwave and that was that. I say all that to say all this…Our downstairs is now our sanctuary. If you follow me on Instagram you already know we live in a small jungle lol. The crush told a friend that I have us eating plants and trees and I laughed so loud. But it’s mostly true. We pay close attention to what we put in our bodies these days. And I definitely grow what I can.

Yes, Down stairs is now our little haven. We only play music down stairs now and we carry on, letting laughter fill the room and we talk and are able to be fully engaged and because there is no microwave… when it’s dinner time those talks are everything. And I dance y’all…all around the house and I have plenty of room because we have literally given away almost all of our furniture. We basically only have the pieces that we have purchased since we have been married and trust me, we had lots. I had wall to wall furniture and then here comes my crush adding to it lol but no more because I now enjoy the space more than the stuff that was taking up the space and it takes space to dance. Sometimes I twirl around just so thankful to God for healing me because I no longer have verigo and I can spin as much as I please. A neighbor once asked what I was listening to while working in the garden and I told her It was Tasha Cobb but nonetheless I made it clear to her that she might hear some drop it like it’s hot coming through those soundbars because that’s just how I am…I’m real. One minute I’m doing my praise dance and the next…well let’s just say praise is what I do. But because I’ve always loved music and I’ve always loved to dance…I also dance for and with my husband. Y’all should try it sometime.

I’m strong on my own but with him by my side, I no longer have to stay in beast mode and trust me, he is strong enough for us both and this is why our marriage has lasted… because of his strength and because of his promise. This is the first and only man that has kept his promises to me. And this is why I love him. We use to dance together as teenagers and now we are blessed to dance together for the rest of our lives and all because we waited… Hear me loud and clear, there’s something about waiting!

Personally, I was able to release so much in 2020 that I felt ok but my friends I’m here to tell you when it comes to release and healing, there’s always more. We never arrive!!! And let me be clear healing is not for the faint, because in order to properly heal one must revisit everything and everyone who has been a part of the pain. We also decided no WiFi, we used a MyFi instead. No cable either just a antenna. We live across the street from the water so sometimes tv is good other times it is not. But remember, distractions come in different ways. So when it works it works. We don’t need a television to keep us entertained, entertainment comes in all forms.

With that being said I’m going to end up for the day. I have a session in a few with one of my newest mentors, we are going to be praying during this mentoring session because I asked a few folk questions last year and haven’t heard back from them y’all…go figure. So I decided maybe they don’t have a answer for me and I’m working on being ok with that but it’s been difficult because of what I thought I meant to them. Life is funny y’all and even when it’s not you better learn to laugh way more than you cry.

As the year was ending, I asked The Lord for some answers and it has been confirmed 3 times from trustworthy voices in my life that I have to wait. And if I have to wait y’all have to wait… for my next entry that is.

So until next time…Always Remember and Never Forget, we are all growing and like plants and trees as my husband says…We all do well with light love & liquid so don’t forget to drink your water.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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ON THE BRINK

Free Yourself

Hello World, I have been super busy with mentoring but I’m back…And just in time for Freedom’s Eve. I’m so excited about what God is doing…how He has been using me to bless others. Working for The Creator is by far the best job in the world but let’s be clear, it’s work but it’s worth the work.

I often tell my mentees that “Freedom Ain’t Free”. I have one in particular that thinks I know all the answers…oh sweetie If Only. It’s a humbling experience to have someone like her in my life. We hold many other titles between us and are connected in more ways than one but we both know that the covenant connection…the divine connection is most important and because this young prophet is also our Goddaughter that solidifies that nothing else matters if we need to connect when it’s a spiritual matter.

I see her coming back from a trip…and I’ll need to be here for her is what I feel the Lord saying. So I’m preparing myself and I’ve let her Goddaddy know we’re about to level up in prayer again and of course Mr Coley stay ready for battle, that’s the Baltimore in him lol. He also reminded me that it’s only so much we can do. When I asked God for instructions on how to proceed with her mentorship for next year, the answer was to Just Pray and that’s exactly what I will continue to do…Praying that she begins to say what she sees…praying that she trust what she feels. Praying that she understands that the journey is often times difficult but the rewards are great. I pray that as her gift makes room for her, she walks in to those rooms boldly, confidentiality & courageously. I pray that the blessings I spoke over her marriage, as I performed the union are manifesting each and every day as long as they put in the work. And those two little blessings they have, I pray that she understands that that’s all the confirmation she needs. I also pray birthday blessings over her…she’s a new year baby y’all so after she pops the bottle and toast to New Beginnings in 2022, I pray she Always Remember how much she means to me and Never Forgets to drink her water…

She doesn’t know it but she’s my hero…pouring into her has blessed me in ways that can’t even be articulated and it enables to her to grow as she should but what one must always understand is that as we pour out we must be refilled. I’ve been able to let her see what peace is all about…but there’s always more. So I pray a birthday prayer, that this peace that I’ve found not escape her and that prayer will always be a gift I offer to her but I also pray that she has been faithful to have a ear to hear…what I’ve been saying to her but most importantly what God is trying to tell her.

Birthday Blessings to my little Wild Child 🌹

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Another Day In Paradise

James 5:13

Today was a good day and one day at a time is the best way to go…

I’ve been so busy lately that I absolutely forgot about another gift. Well actually it belongs to my husband…but he doesn’t mind sharing, at least not when it comes to me. I was deeply reminded of this on today, while going through old photos I ran across our first birthday trip to Georgia.. to the mountains. Spectacular scenery, mountains for miles, delicacies for days and those walks… you know we love our walks. Of course we opted out of the guided tours and did what any newly wed couple should do…We found our own way. It was a beautiful time. I can remember trying to record our outdoor adventure for the little ones and posting it on YouTube for them. That’s where Coley Chronicles was born… September of 2015. We had the girls with us for the summer of our wedding so there was no real honeymoon so this actually served as both a birthday trip and honeymoon and it was lovely. I say that as I vividly remember the moment like it was yesterday. I was busy taking photos and at a point I just got lost in the wonder of it all. I could feel my husband step back and just watch me. He stepped back and gave me that moment to take in all that God was revealing to me and it was the most selfless thing that anyone had ever done for me. That’s who he is, my husband that is.

My Lord, the girls forbid us from the helicopter ride so we remained grounded & walked our trail for what seemed like hours…and then we found our spot, it was just beyond the waterfall… that little stream of water changed us both that day as we sat talking about the future with light whispers of the past….to be one with nature is to be one with self & that my friends is the key to a peaceful life.

I’ve rambled way past the gift…our tripod is ready for action. Creating content for several projects simultaneously has been no easy task but I’m enjoying every new challenge. The journal is going to be awesome and the “brady bunch” album is coming along. I love making memories with this man.

1:30am peace out πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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Prophetic Forecast

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The Promise Keeper

I’ll never get enough of God’s Blue Skies…

Picture This:

Grabbing the picnic basket & filling it with goodies… heading to our favorite park in the city. Good vibes & good company & good memories. These are the skies we stood under and made The Promises.

It’s so easy to make plans. Even easier to make promises… Just be sure that even if you have to cancel plans, try hard to always keep your promises.

So much has changed at the park since 2015. At the waters edge, the Palms that we took photos are no more. The pavilion where everyone gathered is gone. What remains is the gazebo where we stood and made those promises… A beautiful mermaid had been added to a private garden area. It’s quite prophetic but that’s another story lol.

Much like our lives, things have been gained & things have been removed but The Coley’s are still standing & still keeping the promises and The Promise Keeper is still having His Way!

After all, His Way is the only way to go… Yahweh!!!

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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Enough Is Enough

So on today, I did a thing…I went to a farmers market to purchase okra. Yes, I know the question could be asked…”why is she buying things that she already grows?” I’ll get to that but first let me point out that the okra pictured on the right are from our garden while those in the bag came from the local market.

Okra once they begin to produce will produce everyday. Yes, you can eat from this plant every day if you like and most days I do. With weather and seasonal challenges we are down to only one plant which is still enough for us.

What is pictured is what I harvested this morning and I still have two more mornings to harvest before Thanksgiving Dinner.

So what’s the problem?

No problems… Just points!

Most go to the farmers market for freshness and while I have no real complaints over the quality of the food just look for yourself at the difference when you can go right outside your door and harvest fresh everyday…IF YOU LEARN TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!!!

Below is a photo of the mornings harvest minus the collards… they are taking a bath and require privacy!!! The harvest was small but enough for us. Enough sweet potatoes for a pie. Enough potato for potato salad & a few mashed potatoes for a special request. Those okra that I grew are enough for me and by the time I harvest more there will be more than enough to share. And the jar of Vetta’s Pepper Sauce goes into our little turkey to make her sing!!! Fresh Bell Peppers & Onion for the dressing and a few other side dishes and it’s a done deal… DON’T OVER DO IT!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I pray that God’s Blessings be forever yours and that God gives you the wisdom on how to offer guidance to each and every person that’s assigned to you. As well, I pray that they receive! I’m so thankful for each and every person that reads my blog and I pray that as I share a little of myself it blesses someone. Always Remember and Never Forget to be thankful for what you have.

Blessings Abounding, Vetta

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PREORDAINED PAIN

Always Remember that your purpose is greater than the pain.

And Never Forget that the pain is made bearable because of the purpose.

Our Father is not merciless… He has gone before us, prepared The Way…He is our Light, as well The Path we should take.

Who’s Footsteps Shall Carry Us?

Who’s Word Shall Sustain Us?

There Is No Greater Love…

The Time Is Near.

Blessings Abounding,
Vetta πŸ’•πŸ¦‹πŸ’•

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THE unsTABLE

Looks can be deceiving

Just because a thing appears stable doesn’t mean that it is. From the distance all seems to be good. But upon closer examination the discovery can certainly be a thing that shakes one to the core.

But Always Remember,

The shaking that you yourself once felt.

And Never Forget,

Some of the most beautiful things come out of the ugliness all around us.

Blessings Abounding

πŸ’•Vetta πŸ’•

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THE SMOKE ALWAYS CLEARS

There will be people in our lives that will clam up on us…for whatever reason is not important in the scheme of things.

What is important is our response.

Yes, it is hurtful and certainly grieves the spirit. Managing our own pain as we attempt to not not lash out or retaliate is no easy task. But it is achievable. Ask The Holy Spirit into that situation and this time let Him be your guide.

When we make the unfortunate attempt at planning out our lives it can lead to disappointments and set backs. But that doesn’t mean it’s over.

We are soldiers & warriors, triumphant in battle because of our Father and there is no failure in Him.

Take a minute but as soon as the smoke clears…get back to what it was that God had planned. It always works out better in the end.

Blessings Abounding,

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THE BEAUTY OF HIS CREATIONS

Always Remember that you are beautiful.

You are that way because of what is on the inside of you.

Everything that God made IS ALL GOOD.

Those wide eyes are full of vISiON.

That wide nose smells all of the fragrance that is PLEASING.

Those ears… They’ve HEARD IT ALL!!!

Those funny looking feet keep you grounded.

The chocolate that is your skin…is the skin that you are in, wear it well.

I could go on but I am sure you can relate by now.

WE ARE TO EMBRACE WHO GOD CREATED!!!

AND REMEMBER WE ALL DO WELL WITH LIGHT, LOVE & LIQUID SO DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER.

Blessings Abounding,

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All Things Real

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FORGET ME NOTS

NEVER WORRY OVER FORGOTTEN PHONE CALLS AND LOST INVITATIONS. FOLKS INVITE WHOM THEY DESIRE TO BE AMONG & PEOPLE CAN OFTEN TIMES GET DISTRACTED AND WHOLE HEARTEDLY FORGET ABOUT YOU.

THERE IS NOT A PLACE ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH THAT YOU ARE CALLED TO BE THAT HE WON’T GET YOU TO…

NO MAN, WOMAN OR DEMON FROM HELL CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE GOD HAS PREPARED.

SO CONTINUE IN ALL THAT THE FATHER HAS CALLED YOU TO DO. BE CONFIDENT & SURE IN ALL THAT YOU DO SO THAT IT IS PLEASING TO GOD. LOOKING FOR APPLAUSE FROM THIS WORLD WILL CAUSE YOU TO LOSE FOCUS.

REMEMBER WE LIVE IN A LOST & FALLEN WORLD…

ARE WE TO CONFORM???

OR ARE WE TO STAND ON HIS WORD EVEN IF IT MEANS TO STAND ALONE???

ALL OF OUR ANSWERS ARE IN HIS WORD.

AND ON THAT NOTE: I’VE BEEN READING UP ON SOME OTHER THINGS AND HAVE COME TO REALIZE THAT YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE THOSE THAT SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU. THEY WILL NOT SUPPORT… THEY WILL NOT COMMENT… THEY WILL NOT SHARE BUT TRUST ME, THEY ARE LOOKING AND FOR ME, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VIEWS.

Blessings Abounding

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SMALL MINDS

What an excellent start to this Thought Full Tuesday!

A very special couple donated this Hibiscus to us on this morning.

I just love this particular plant.

I AM currently propagating several w/ a lovely bold yellow hue & the excitement over this is UP THERE!!! ALTHOUGH I LOVE THE YELLOW I AM HOPING FOR A DIFFERENT COLOR. REGARDLESS IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHALLENGE. THE TIME & CARE REQUIRED FOR A ALREADY ESTABLISHED PLANT IS HIGH, SO JUST IMAGINE…

A STARTER PLANT OR RESCUED PLANT IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE FAR BEYOND EVEN THAT, BUT THAT’S WHAT WE DO…WE BRING DEAD THINGS BACK TO LIFE.

HOW?

BY SPEAKING LIFE TO THEM, IT’S PLAIN & SIMPLE.

FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU SEE A PERSON THAT YOU LOVE YOU SPEAK TO THEM… KINDLY & SOFTLY LIKE A WHISPER. ALL OF NATURE UNDERSTANDS A WHISPER.

DON’T YOU LIKE FOLK YOU LIKE TALKING NICE TO YOU?

NOTHING MUCH COMES FROM A SCREAM EXCEPT ANOTHER SCREAM!!!

ANYwho, I WAS ABLE TO GET A NICE LITTLE BOTTLE TO BRING HER HOME IN. SHE’S SITTING OUT FRONT FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE AS SHE GROWS.

AND FOR THE ZOOM EXPERTS, YES THAT’S A HENIKEN BOTTLE. DON’T ACT LIKE Y’ALL WASN’T ONCE DEEP INTO “SOMETHING”

EXACTLY LIKE THIS OR EVEN WORSE!!!

SO CHILL, IT’S ALL GOOD!

FOCUS!!!

YOUR ENERGY SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON THE OUTCOME. THE BEGINNINGS IN LIFE ARE OFTEN UNSIGHTLY, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO LACK VISION. BUT STICK AROUND, I’VE GOT MUCH MORE TO SHOW YOU.

JUST TAKE A SIP…OF WATER THAT IS. I CAN SENSE TENSION IN THE AIR OVER A LITTLE OLE BOTTLE… AND PLEASE, NO MESSAGES ABOUT “HOW US DRINKING OVER HERE YANDER”.

WE LOVE THE LORD!!!

HE LOVES US RIGHT BACK!!!

RELIGION HAS SO MANY BOUND… YOU KNOW LIKE BONDED… TO NOTHINGNESS & THAT’S WHY YOU CAN’T GROW ANYTHING.

BYE NOW,

WE’VE GOT A DAY PLANNED FULL OF LIGHT, LOVE & LIQUID.

TO THOSE WHO LACK…

NEVERMIND… just FIND PEACE!!!

BLESSINGS ABOUNDING

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THE LITTLE THINGS

Don’t you just LOVE gifts?

Doesn’t even matter the SIZE…

A GIFT IS A GIFT IS A GIFT INDEED.

BUT SOME GIFTS ARE PRICELESS.

IT’S SUCH A BIG DEAL FOR ME TO FIND A PLACE TO DISPLAY GIFTS AROUND THE HOUSE. FIRST THE PERSON THAT GIVES THE GIFT HAS TO HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS.

FUNNY STORY,

I ONCE HAD A “FRIEND” ACTUALLY STOP BY UNANNOUNCED & UNEXPECTEDLY. FOR ME THAT IS A NO NO UNLESS IT’S ANY TYPE OF EMERGENCY. anyWHO, WHEN I ARRIVED HOME THAT EVENING MY HUSBAND HAD THE ITEMS SITTING OUT FOR ME AND I DO BELIEVE HE THOUGHT I’D BE EXCITED FOR THEM BUT I COULDN’T GET PAST A “FEELING”.

IN HIS DEFENSE, WE WERE JUST MARRIED AND HE DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHO MY “FRIENDS” WERE… BY NAME. I KNEW FOR SURE THOUGH THAT THE NAME HE WAS SAYING, LETS JUST SAY DIDN’T MATCH THE GIFT AND I STILL HAD THE “FEELING”.

LONG STORY SHORT, WE SAT DOWN AND TALKED SO THAT HE CAN GIVE ME WHAT I NEEDED TO DISTINGUISH WHO HAD GIVEN THE GIFTS.

Didn’t take Long, Because it didn’t take Long and

AS BAD AS IT HURT, I HAD TO THROW THE GIFT OUT AND LET ME BE CLEAR IT WASN’T JUST ONE ITEM, THERE WERE SEVERAL really really NICE items that were apart of the entire gift itSELF, BUT UPON FURTHER EXAMINATION AND DISCUSSION THE GIFTS BECAME GARBAGE!!! ONCE THEY WERE OUT OF OUR SPACE MY WHOLE “ATTITUDE” CHANGED BECAUSE I WAS UNNERVED AT THE WHOLE thing.

THAT WAS OVER 5 YEARS AGO, MY HUSBAND NOW KNOWS EXACTLY WHO’S WHO IN MY LIFE AND WHERE I STAND IN ALL OF MY relationSHIPS.

HE KNOWS BECAUSE I KEEP HIM UPDATED!!! THAT’S JUST A LITTLE THING WE DO…WE CHECK IN!!!

BACK TO MY GIFT

THIS IS A GIFT FROM MY SISTER. ITS VERY SPECIAL TO ME, SO MUCH SO THAT IT ACTUALLY IS SITTING ON A VINTAGE PIECE THAT MY HUSBAND & I INHERITED. IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PIECE ITSELF & SERVES AS A REMINDER TO ALWAYS BE COURAGEOUS. TO REMEMBER THE POWER I HAVE THROUGH CHRIST JESUS & TO ALWAYS BE HELPFUL TO THOSE THAT NEED HELP BUT TO NEVER AGAIN IN LIFE WASTE TIME ON NONSENSE.

YES, I GET ALL THAT & MORE FROM A LITTLE OLE POT STAND and believe it Or not, THERE IS MORE… THERE IS ALWAYS MORE MY DEAR.

BUT A WISE MAN ONCE TOLD ME… DON’T NOBODY CARE ABOUT ALL THAT!!!

ITS TRUE, FOLK DON’T REALLY WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THE GOOD STUFF. BUT THEY BRIGHT EYED & BUSY TAILED FOR THE NEXT. AND BY NEXT I MEAN… WELL YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN AND IF YOU DON’T JUST THANK GOD!

And ONE quick shout OUT FOR NO MORE DRAMA AND LET’S JUST LEAVE THAT RIGHT WHERE EVER IT IS NOW.

THE FIDDLE LEAF WAS A RESCUE, I SO WISH I HAD A BEFORE PIC. SHE WAS A HOT MESS BUT ALL OF OUR HOUSE PLANTS ARE RESUES. I AM VERY GOOD AT BRINGING THINGS BACK TO LIFE AND NURTURING THEM SO THAT THEY THRIVE AS WELL AS SURVIVE.

GOOGLE SAYS THAT THE FIDDLE LEAF PURIFIES YOUR HOMES AIR WHILE LOOKING STYLISH…REMINDS ME OF ME!!!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

ISN’T SHE GRAND?

AND YES, SHE HAS ALREADY HAD HER WATER TODAY!!!

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH WATER TODAY?

REMEMBER WE ARE LIKE PLANTS & WE ALL DO WELL WITH LIGHT, LOVE & LIQUID SO DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER LOVES.

And always

TRUST YOUR FEELINGS!

BLESSINGS ABOUNDING,

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THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS

Have you ever diserned when a person is acting?

FOLKS,

ACT like they ACT

WHERE THEY ACT AT!!!

please catch that..

SEE

The Word says

He that WAITS upon

The Lord SHALL reNEW STRENGTH WITHIN THEM.

and that’s good

ENOUGH FOR US…

To be able to WAIT on what He has, be satisfied with what we HAVE & STAND STRONG REGARDLESS…

That’s why it’s important to LEAVE people right where they are to act out their lIeS…I meant LIVES!

anyWho, just be grateFULL THAT

YOU ARE FREE

BREATH

THANK GOD

NOW GO

LETTING GOD’S WIND BLOW YOU IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR PURPOSE.

RELAX & LET THINGS COME TO YOU

NATURALLY.

In the meantime, Check out our Queen Corn, READY TO go in the ground. Corn is symbolic of spiritual goodness as well as a symbol of fertility & rebirth.

It’s important that

WE ONLY PLANT IN FERTILE GROUND.

ARE YOU ON GOOD GROUND?

And for the ones that don’t like corn…this isn’t for you but stick around, Something that suits your

FANCY IS BOUND TO POP UP.

NOW REMEMBER

JUST LIKE OUR GARDENS WE ALL DO WELL WITH LIGHT, LOVE & LIQUID…

NOW DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER LOVES.

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THE ELEMENTS OF NATURE

WE

WITH

all

OUR

DIFFERENT FAITHS

EXIST

EACH WITH ONES ON

MEASURE.

LET

us

BE KIND IN

our

RENDERINGS

OF

JUDGEMENTS

OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH

SPEAK

OF

YOUR DESIRES

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TO OUR LORD, WHILE BEING PATIENT TO RECEIVE.

LET HOPE RISE IN YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH

MAY YOU SEE THE BEAUTY OF HIS CREATION IN THE REFLECTION OF HIS MOON.

AND THEN THE SUN BY DAY REVEALS THE SPLENDOR OF ALL YOU DESIRE.

TAKE IT IN.

ANOTHER…

DEEP BREATHS

THIS IS YOUR REALITY!

THIS IS YOUR FAITH AND HIS WILL THROUGH CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.

HOLD STEADY

STAND FIRM

MARVEL

AT THE COMING OF HIS

SALVATION.

AND

REMEMBER

WE ARE EACH OUR OWN

CONSUMING FIRE .

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THE UncOVERed

BE MINDFUL OF HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE & DON’T LET LOOKS DECEIVE YOU…

OR BLIND YOU!!!

OF COURSE, WE ALL AUTOMATICALLY LOOK AT THINGS WITH THE NATURAL EYE BUT WHAT IS IT THAT YOU ARE SEEING?

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT A THING…WHY IS IT THAT YOU ARE EVEN LOOKING AT IT?

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DESIRE TO DISCOVER AS YOU GAZE UPON ANOTHER.

THERE IS A LINE… AND A NOT SO FINE ONE BETWEEN

OBSERVATIONS

&

INSPIRATION

as APPOSED TO

distain & judgeMENt or

tHe Look Good LOOK

LOOK CHILD…

WE DOING WHAT WE DO

ANY WHO.

I’D LIKE TO THINK WE ALL KNOW WHO’S WHO IN OUR LIVES, BUT THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE.

YOU HAVE TO REALLY REALLY TRUST GOD IN ALL OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. I SAY THIS BECAUSE OFTEN TIMES, WE ARE NOT ALWAYS IN THE RIGHT SEASON TO DEAL WITH WHAT HAPPENS. AND WHEN IT HAPPENS, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, LIFE THAT IS. JUST REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU disCOVER WHY A PERSON DecideS TO BE AsSociated WITH YOU & tHAT reASon NO longER exIts, wHen thIs

rEVEals ITself

DO NOT fREt

This is when you have to

ReMIND yOURSelf

That’s

GOD’S BUSINESS

NOT mIne.

alSO thIS wHeN 1 mUst B mindFUL OF THINGS

little things like a look or a odor, perhaps a gesture…there will always be something that you can see when one

BEcomes famiLIAR

YOU KNOW HOW WE ARE AROUND FAMILY

LET IT

ALL HANG OUT…

Lord, please help us…

We’ve got to do Better

EVERYBODY THAT ACT LIKE FAMILY… IS JUST LIKE FAMILY AND YOU LOVE THEM JUST THE SAME.

AND REMEMBER

WE ALL DO WELL WITH LIGHT, LOVE & LIQUID…

NOW DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR WATER LOves

Blessings After Blessings,

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THE GOOD LIFE: Never Forget Where You Came From

There’s much to be SAID about silver spoons… and being born with ONE in the MOUTH!!!

FIRST OFF..

YOU WERE BORN!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!

When we are born we know nothing about Spoons… but we know about hunger.

IF

I AM hungry

&

The Meal REQUIRES a spoon…

I AM GOING TO PICK UP A SPOON… DOESN’T REALLY MATTER WHICH ONE.

Even

THE DIRTY SPOON CAN BE WASHED & USED!!!

And YES, THE OTHER SPOONS ARE SMALL… ALL THIS MEANS IS YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE IN SMALLER BITES BUT YOUR PORTION IS STILL YOUR PORTION, SO TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR PORTION & BE GRATEFUL THAT YOU HAVE A PORTION.

Unfortunately

THERE ARE FOLKS THAT WILL LITERALLY WATCH YOU STARVING AND TURN THEIR BACK ON YOU, NOT DARING TO SHARE THEIR PORTION, NOW THIS IS HURTFUL BUT REMEMBER hurt FOLKS hurt OTHER FOLKS. THESE PEOPLE ARE USUALLY IN SO MUCH INTERNAL PAIN THAT THEY THEMSELVES MAY VERY WELL

BE satisfied

WITH JUST THE POPCYCLE STICK PORTION, YES THE POPCYCLE stick IN THE BOWL OF DIRT… did you know that this can be used as well…

BY ANY MEANS

NECESSARY

WASH IT & EAT OR STARVE…

AND PLEASE TRY TO STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT little old silver spoons…did you know that the silver mines are easy Access compared to GOLD MINES and as the saying goes,

THINGS THAT ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE AREN’T REALLY OF MUCH VALUE!!!!!!!

BUT THE GOLD!!!

THE SHIFTING…

THE PLACE IT COMES FROM.

RATHER THE WOODEN SPOONS THAT OUR ANCESTORS MADE?

WOW JUST WOW!!!

SOME FOLK, TO GOOD FOR THOSE WOODEN SPOONS… PERHAPS TO MUCH OF A REHEARSED REMINDER OF POVERTY?

I meant SLaVery… SORRY

THEY WERE KINGS & QUEENS MY DEAR…

beFore ALL OF this here!! ID BE SO HONORED TO LEARN ALL IT TAKES TO CREATE SUCH BEAUTY. A PIECE OF ART THAT COULD FEED ONE IS A POWERFULLY BEAUTIFUL THING.

I’ve much more to disest within this all and I

STAND BY

WHAT I SEE

WHICH ENABLES ME TO SEE MORE

ANOTHER THING

A CLOSED MOUTH DON’T GET FEED…SO I WILL CONTINUE TO USE MY VOICE…

REGARDLESS OF A FEELING.

and if those aren’t

ENOUGH

Spoons

HOW’S THIS FOR YOU???

p.s.

STOP LOOKING

D

O

W

N

ON PEOPLE

LITTLE people!!!

AND FOR THOSE THAT LIKE TO

“look up”

AT PEOPLE LIKE THEY CRAZY…

I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE BLOOD…

WE HAVE GOT TO DO BETTER.

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BLUE IN THE BACK

Bound Because of The Bond

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU BOND WITH. IT CAN BE DETRI……MENTAL!!!

WHEN WE FORM A BOND WITH ANOTHER IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DESTINGUISH SOMETIMES…

BETWEEN

THE GOOD & THE BAD

YOU SEE THINGS

YOU HEAR THINGS

YOU SENSE THINGS

AND ON AND ON AND ON…

BUT DON’T STRESS YOURSELF MUCH OVER WHO YOU CAN TRUST.

A PERSON I LOVE, USE TO OFTEN SAY…

I TRUST GOD!!!

I FEEL IT TODAY THE SAME I FELT IT WHEN I FIRST HEARD IT AND THAT’S BEEN 20 YEARS AGO AT LEAST.

WISE WORDS

WORDS OF WISDOM

PEARLS

AND BY THE WAY

CHECK OUT WHO YOU ARE

BONDED TO

BONDED TOO

BONDED TWO

By the way, the piece my husband is helping me work on is a part of the

Blue in the Back Project we are working on together.

It’s coming along nicely!!!

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ALL THINGS REAL

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All Things Real

We are so grateful on today…

My husband and I have been in deep meditation with our Lord.

It’s not a word for the feeling one receives when they have been deep in God.

HIS TOUCH

HIS WHISPERS

The Things He reveal to us.

Nothing feels

BETTER THAN THIS.

IT is beyond amazing in which the ways are that

The Lord Speaks…

If only we could See

If only we could Hear

Oh, The Goodness of God

And oh how,

He Loves Us

And how

He wants Us

to

Love ONE ANOTHER

GOD WANTS US, HIS PEOPLE TO,

FORGIVE

THOSE

WHO HURT US

HIS PEOPLE

and

Remember

The reason they

ACT LIKE THAT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE FOCUSING ON THE WRONG THINGS…..

NOW HAVE WE NOT ALL BEEN GUILTY…

BEEN GUILTY OF IT ALL

AT SOME POINT!!!

ON SOME LEVEL!!!

THAT’S WHY YOU SEE IN LUKE 23:34

INSTRUCTIONS TO

FORGIVENESS

BECAUSE THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN. WE ARE GOING TO BE HURT, JEALOUS, ENVIOUS, JUDGEMENTAL AND ALL THAT IS IN BETWEEN.

SO GROW UP!!!

LEARN TO TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD.

LEARN TO LOVE, LET GO AND THEN LOVE SOME MORE.

POINT BLANK PERIOD!!!

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LOVE ONE ANOTHER

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NOTHING BUT LOVE

It is a hard task…

To recognize the HURT

TO SEE THE PAIN

TO FEEL THE SORROW

OF THOSE WHO YOU KNOW

BUT OH THE AGONY WHEN THEY ARE THOSE WE LOVE.

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GOOD MESSAGE

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THE CHANGE

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I AM SO FULL

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BREATH BREATH

Sometimes when we Treasure a thing……..

Above All Things…

And including God.

We will

FEEL

A

SHAKING

ON

THE

IN SIDE

OF

US.

BREATH

BREATH

NO

THAT

IS

NOT

GOING

TO

DO

IT

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO

REALLY REALLY

TRUST

GOD

TRUST HIM LIKE YOU CLAIM YOU DO..

IN

ALL

OF

YOUR

PRAISE REPORTS

&

HALLELUJAHS

THINK BACK

ON

YOUR

I THANK YOU LORD’S…

&

LOOK

AT

GOD

MOMENTS OF TIME…

SUSPENDED!!!

THIS

IS

ONLY

A

TEST

BUT

REMAIN

MINDFUL

YOUR

HELP

IS

ALWAYS

THERE

BY

YOUR

SIDE

LEAN

IN

LISTEN

THERE

IS

ALWAYS A MESSAGE

OUR ACTIONS ALWAYS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

SOMETIMES THEY’RE BIG

SOMETIMES THEY’RE SMALL

OTHER TIMES THEY’RE HARD

OTHER TIMES THEY’RE EASY

ONCE WE ACKNOWLEDGE

THAT

A THING

IS

HARD

IT

BECOMES

EASY

ONCE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE

A THING

IS

BIG

IT

BECOMES

SMALL

WHEN WE HAVE SITUATIONS THAT ARE HARD, WE SHOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY ARE HARD… NOTHING GOOD EVER COMES OUT OF PRETENDING THAT THINGS ARE EASY TO DEAL WITH. SOME THINGS SIMPLY ARE NOT!!!

AS WELL

SMALL

PROBLEMS

NEED

BE

TREATED

AS SUCH…

A

SMALL

PROBLEM

ADDRESSED

PROPERLY

AND

PROMPTLY

CAN

BRING

LIGHT

AND

CLARITY,

IN HOPES

OF

AVOIDING

SMALL THINGS

TO

MATURE…

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Beautiful Art

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This is Powerfully Beautiful

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HE IS MARVELOUS

It doesn’t matter what the enemy tries to do, God can turn it around.

Don’t let what happened get the best of you.

Don’t let what happened make you lose yourself.

Don’t let what happened make you lose your faith.

Don’t let whatever IT IS that happened break you.

Instead, give it to God and He will turn it around.

EVERY SINGLE THING THAT THE ENEMY tried TO STEAL…

GOD IS GOOD!!!

NO WEAPON FORMED!!!

πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

GOD IS A MIRACLE WORKER…

HE IS MARVELOUS!!!

πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

HE IS…ALL THINGS REAL

GOD IS THE RESTORER.

GOD IS THE REDEEMER.

INVITE HIM INTO YOUR TURN…

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TAKING MY BREATH AWAY

With your knee, your hand…your noose around my neck.

MY LIFE MATTERS

MY LIFE MATTERS

But you NEVER take the time to check.

From photos and postcards to camera phones and videos…

We SEE ALL that you do!

Proud like your father.

How dare we trust that you could EVER be TRUE.

STEAL

KILL

DESTROY

is what you come to do.

Every demon from hell that’s on his way to a cell,

By God’s authority I BIND you, Lord knows I do.

Let us RISE UP God’s Children and do what we do.

Lord

Help us SEE these very demons, observe their actions and their ways each and every day-

So that we hit the target each and every time we pray!

THE EARTH IS CRYING OUT!!!

Be attentive to the groans.

THE EARTH IS CRYING OUT!!!

Tell me, can you hear the moans?

THEN RISE UP…

LEAN IN AND BE STRENTHENED AS YOU DO.

IT IS TIME TO UNIFY AND BOMBARD HEAVEN AS ALL THINGS ARE BEING MADE NEW.

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False Claims

WHEN PEOPLE’S TONGUES BECOME LIKE FIRE TO YOU.

1 Peter 2:15 says-

It is God’s Will that your lives should silence those who make foolish and false accusations against you.

It doesn’t matter what you used to do, you are a new creature in Christ. You’re the new kid on the block, the new kid always has someone saying something.

Remember, they talked about Jesus and lied on him too.

So know that since you are trying to be CHRIST-LIKE they will talk about you also and speak BIG LIES !!

STAY FOCUSED ON THE LORD AND KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DONE WHAT IS RIGHTEOUS AND JUST.

KNOW THAT HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU TO YOUR ENEMIES.

THE LORD WILL ENSURE YOUR WELL-BEING AND FOR EVERY WORD THEY SPEAK OF YOU…

HIS VENGEANCE IS ENOUGH.

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THE LENSES OF LIFE

The eyes are created to view our lives. When our lives are cemented in chaos and confusion, it brings about brokeness.

When we are broken, we can become a liability to ourselves as well as those close to us.

When we are a liability, we are considered a risk.

And in Life, no one really wants to have to deal with their own risk factory not to mention another individual’s.

Remember, people can only meet you as far as they have come.

When you first see, then acknowledge and accept that a individual is not with you and that they are a risk factory, see it for what it is and proceed accordingly.

Be mindful and watchful.

Our first response should be to simply have a little talk with Jesus.

He knows All of His Creations…He knows them well and He knows them better than they even know themselves.

He always reveals but we must be prepared.

Preparation is Key!!!

When we prepare we are aware…

Always trusting that life’s circumstances and situations are merely a continuum experience.

And always understanding that we must not be caught up in the things of this world.

Know that with true transformation comes the wisdom of transformation and the beauty of adaptability.

BE TRANSFORMED

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Romans 12:2

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All Things Real

Since early on in the pandemic, I’ve heard it spoken that a spiritual component of this all is that God is dealing with “The Church” and with the leadership and how most would say It operates is the most tactful way to say it.

I myself have witnessed all types of ungodly behavior inside of buildings but let’s just get to the core of the matter…

“We are the Church”

It is not now or has it ever been any great secret that evil exist and actively attends church, leads within the building and even oversee the house.

But what are we as individuals, as our own church doing to make our visit to the building better for us all.

I must be honest…

I first saw a glimpse of myself in a building.

I found a portion of myself in a building.

And that portion of myself was enough for the eneMy to go hard to find a way to break me,

But God…

See I can never hold a building responsible for my well being more than I hold myself responsible.

And that is where One can be lost. Depending on others more than our own selves for the upkeep of our relationship with Our Creator.

Are we not to have a personal relationship with Him?

That to me means I can contact you myself with direct access, which means No Excuse!!!

I’ve lived in a area that suffered a Cat 5 Hurricane…

There were no buildings.

Very minimal cell communications.

No internet for Facebook Church.

That’s where the rubber meets the road my friend.

Take some time to spend with The Creator and then take some time with His Creations, first including yourself.

Life Happens

And just like that…

Life is Beautiful Again.

That’s just how it goes…

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All Things Real

WHEN AND WHERE THERE IS CONFUSION…

THE ENEMY IS LEARKING AROUND.

BE MINDFUL

BE WATCHFUL

BE SOBER MINDED

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All Things Real

THERE IS A HEALING ANOINTING BLANKETING THE EARTH.

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN GOD’S EARTH.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES ARE OR HAVE BEEN, THERE IS HEALING AVAILABLE IF ONLY YOU WILL RECEIVE.

LET GO OF YOUR MINDSET ABOUT ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND TAKE ON THE MIND OF CHRIST.

KNOW AND TRUST THAT HIS WILL IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN YOUR WAY.

LEAN IN

CRY OUT

SURRENDER ALL

EXPERIENCE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH

RECEIVE YOUR HEALING

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The Beauty of His Creations…

@druidhillpark, Maryland…

What a wonderful spring break. Our two youngest were out of school so we took some time to see them. They are both growing up, trying to make some sense out of life… like most. And like with most all you can do is pray… that they remember the lessons taught and that they make it through ok.

We also had a opportunity to see family and friends… sowing seeds with some & with others, praying that our presence was enough & provided a sense of peace.

In all that we do, my husband reminds me that our main objective is to come in peace… When people have wronged you and lied on you, the truth will eventually come out.

When people have kept secrets and maintained lies, they will try to persuade others to keep their distance, oftentimes making grand statements as to play the victim. I don’t mind at all…

I’ve been a survivor of lies and decite for quite some time… I’ve learned to not let anger lead me. I rarely bother defending my name anymore. When people that were supposed to protect you and cover you… when people that were supposed to be your friend kept secrets about you that were ugly lies and no one ever saw fit to even ask but instead smiled in your face constantly…you learn to shake off the hate real smooth like and let God handle your lightweights.

Now look at these two… standing strong… the beautiful blue skies.

These are the skies that we pray under… and then we wait.

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Soul Food…

Childhood memories have sparked the taste buds. My crush & I have come up with a first for us and he has name it “The Manwich Pie”

We get the craving every few months and last time I prepared it with ground turkey. It was delicious but it just doesn’t satisfy the childhood cravings that we are both having.

So here goes nothing…

I prepared the Manwich as directed and then added- fresh garlic, mushrooms, worcestershire sauce, fresh cracked pepper, ground pepper and salt. While the mixture was simmering, I used flaky style biscuits, split the layers in half & layered them in a cast iron pot. Once done I poured the Manwich mixture on top of the biscuits. Then layer the mixture with gouda, munster & provolone cheeses. Return cast iron pot to 400 degree oven that the biscuits cooked in until cheese melts. Turn broiler to low setting & let cheese brown as desired.

The best part fresh basil, english thyme and italian oregano from the backyard to sprinkle on top of this deliciousness.

Bon Appetit,

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All Things Real

Look what was waiting for me when I returned from springbreak…IοΏΌ even have squash blooms. I’m so excited. Last year my garden was huge and I practically lived in it. It was a safe place for me. The world seemed to be unsafe but in my reality, it’s as safe as it’s going to be. We just have to be prayerful and mindful about who we allow in our space. This trip, like all, opened our minds & increased our vision. Took our prayer life to a whole new level. We are believing God for several things and trusting that He is always directing our paths towards the greatness that is already ours. We have done a lot of thanking & praying & decreeing & declaring…alot of praising. I’ve done much of this publically on my Facebook page and few have caught on. People seem confused by my post…but it’s been said that praise confuses the enemy so I’ll stick to that for now.

I’m going to politely add these lovelies to our dinner and carry on.

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All Things Real

Spring is in the air. I love this time of year. Emerging from the coldness of winter. Watchful eyes searching for signs of new life. Reminders of yesteryears all around mixed in with hope. We found a spot at the park and just listened to the birds… chattering away. Trusting the delight we heard as they eloquently released sounds in the atmosphere. Sounds that felt like peace and joy spreading through all the nations.

It was beautiful.

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The Spirit of the antichrist

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All Things Real

We’ve had a beautiful day thus far…

Early morning walk at Laurel Park. We sat for a while and just listened to the birds. They were chatting about something good, something real. The sounds that were being released were of splendor and majesty. There was nothing being released that disturbed our spirit. It was the perfect way to start this beautiful day.

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Look at God

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ALL THINGS REAL

IT IS NOT WISE TO BE NAIVE AMONG WOLVES…

THESE THEIVES SHOWS UP FOR ONLY ONE PURPOSE… AND ONE PURPOSE ONLY AND THEN ONE PURPOSE AT A TIME THEY SET OUT TO DESTROY THE BODY OF CHRIST.

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