Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Receive It So You Can Give It!

Have you ever found yourself making critical judgments about someone else? Maybe it was not anything you spoke out loud…but just a judgment based on a moment in time.

I found myself in that place today.  I was waiting in a line and thought to myself about the person in charge  “Wow…she is just not nice.  Look at that mean scowl she has on her face.  Would it hurt her to lead with a good attitude?”  I’m being honest here…so don’t judge me!  As soon as that thought popped in my head the Lord corrected me and said “Buffi, I love her! She is loved by me and has had a hard day, don’t be so hard on her.” 
I stood corrected and repented for my thought.  I could not help but allow my mind to linger there a little longer though.  Why was my reaction toward this person not first that of extending grace?  Why did I judge her with such a lack of compassion and love?   The revelation hit me;

I can only give to others what I can first receive myself. 

Receiving grace from others is difficult for me.  I am so hard on myself and place so many expectations on myself that should not be there.  Anyone else relate?  If I can’t receive God’s grace daily in my life for all my shortcomings, then I definitely cannot extend grace to others in my life when they need it.  It’s one reason that is so important that we DAILY receive a dose of God’s grace, mercy and love.  If we don’t, what are we possibly extending to others?

Turning on the news you can hardly ignore the fact that there are so many in this world that cannot extend grace, that cannot seem to extend love, and they judge others with such harshness.  It breaks my heart.  But keeping in mind that we cannot extend to others what we do not receive ourselves puts a whole new spin on what I see. 
No longer do I see hateful, rude, selfish people…I see a soul that God loves, that has never experienced His kindness. His kindness leads to repentance.  I see a soul that needs to experience the true love of God that isn’t rude, or proud, self-seeking, or easily angered.  I see so many people that have never experienced the fact that God loves them so much!! They can’t extend grace and love because they have never received it.

That is where we come in.  We are the body, the hands and feet of Christ! We have to be the ones to extend to others around us what they have never received, so they in turn can give what they have never given.  God so loved the world that He gave his only son….so that we could have LIFE!!! Life isn’t worth living if you don’t feel loved, if you aren’t extended grace, and if you don’t have the hope that there IS a plan for your life and you were created for a reason and a purpose!!
Our world is in a MESS and we are the messengers! We aren’t the judges! We have to be rooted and grounded in love so we can be filled (to overflowing) with ALL the fullness of God!! (Eph. 3:1-22) We must spill over God’s love if we are ever going to see our world change!
As I read that scripture in Ephesians…I was drawn to the word “rooted.”   A root is an anchor or support to a plant. The root is the origin/source of a plants nourishment.  What that root receives is what it is going to give out! So if we are “rooted and grounded in love and know the love of Christ that surpasses all of our knowledge”, no matter what comes our way or who rubs us the wrong way, what we are taking in at our root is going to come out in our fruit toward that person and situation!

This is definitely not a ground breaking revelation, but I do feel it is something we  have become a little slack in. This world of social media makes us feel it’s ok to air our opinions everywhere. But it is not! We air HIS opinions to the hurting and dying world.
Take a good look at your life.  What is daily coming from it?  Do you experience frustration and aggravation with others around you? You could be lacking Patience! Ouch…yes…I just said it! But don’t be hard on yourself.  If you’re having trouble extending it, I’m sure you’re having trouble receiving it.            Number 14:18 says the Lord is slow to anger and abundant in loving kindness!  

When is the last time you have allowed God’s loving kindness to flood your heart and soul when you knew you had blown it? If you want to extend it to others…you’ve got to receive it first!
The list could go on and on.  Take inventory of your life.  Get a journal and write down the areas where you seem to be really missing the mark in your relationship with others.  Then pray over each area and ask the Lord what part of His character you need in your life so you can extend that to others.
We are called to be hope bringers, grace givers, and to lavish love and kindness on others! As women of God, we cannot do that if we first don’t accept love and kindness, receive his grace and hope in our own personal lives on a daily basis! It’s a daily walk my friends. We all need it. 
I am hopeful that tomorrow when I see a grouchy lady, my first response isn’t going to be judgmental or negative, but it will be one of kindness and encouragement. That is definitely what God extends to me! When I receive it, I can give it! We are His hands extended to this world!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Ultimate Designer

Ok, I admit it! I LOVE HGTV!! I love all the DIY shows and House Hunters and Flip or Flop. You name it…I could watch these shows 24/7.  If you’ve been around for anytime at all…you are probably no stranger to repurposing furniture, taking something old and making it fresh and new again!! It’s absolutely inspiring to watch.
It never ceases to amaze me how someone can see past all the imperfections of an item and can visualize what it CAN be instead of what it is.  A whole new purpose can be seen in objects.  Something that was once trash, an old beat up shutter could be the perfect jewelry display holder! Something that was discarded as unusable and not effective anymore, like an old rake, could be re-purposed and hung by the back door as a dog leash holder and look as cute as can be!  I’m sure many of you have plenty of things in your home that you are re-purposing yourself!!   You looked past the imperfections of an item and cleaned it up and called those imperfections character! You saw in an item purpose for something it wasn’t made for…but you could see past its current condition make a new purpose!! It’s SO inspiring!

Honestly though, it’s not a new thing…to take something broken and make it beautiful. It’s not a fad to find trash and turn it into treasure!! I would say... 
God has been the ultimate designer since the beginning of time!!
 He has taken people who should have or could have been thrown away or discarded because of sins, failures, & mistakes, and re-purposed them to new meaning and purpose!! He has awakened people for generations to their original designs!!
What is absolutely amazing…is that all the things in our lives that we see as imperfections…the things we think would make us not good enough or unworthy, are the things that God sees and says “NO!! THIS is what makes you the person I have created you to be!!”  None of us are perfect! We all have flaws and major imperfections.  He’s working on us daily!
Sometimes I think how in the world can I be 45 years old and still see myself as lacking in so many areas?!? I look at what I “should be” from a flawed perspective.  Yes…I DO compare myself to others. I know I shouldn’t.  But I do!  If we’re honest, many of us still do! We’re all works in progress!!  But when I do that and compare myself, I’m not looking at myself from the master designer’s perspective!
When a DIY artist envisions a new purpose for something they have found, I don’t always see it.  Sometimes even up to the end of the show I’m still thinking…how in the WORLD are they going to use that thing for anything!?!? You see…I am looking at it from my perspective. I don’t see the worth of that thing because I’m not that master designer.   He sees it perfectly!
My friends, God sees you as a TREASURE!!! He has paid a costly price for you because you are so worthy!! You say, “Oh…but I’m this way, or I lack this or that”….but He says “That is what makes you YOU and perfect for what I have created you for.”  You have to see your worth from the designer’s perspective.  
Psalms 139:13-16 says: He formed you in your inmost parts!! He knitted you together in your mom’s womb! He fearfully and wonderfully made you!!! You were not hidden from him when you were being developed in your moms tummy! You were intricately woven in the depths of the earth.  He saw you with his eyes before you were even formed.  He dreamed up every day of your life and wrote them in your own personal novel!! He did all of this just for you before you had even taken your first breath!

Next time you’re tempted to look at your imperfections, your dents, your brokenness….I want you to remind yourself of these DIY/Trash to Treasure shows, and I want you to remind yourself that God is at work in you.  These things you’re working through with Him are creating an amazing and inspiring piece of His handiwork!! Don’t compare yourself to what you see Him doing in others! You have a different design!  It reminds me of this short “wisdom story.”

“A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on one end of the pole he carried across the back of his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream, the cracked pot arrived only half full. This went on every day for two years, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots of water to his master’s house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishment and saw itself as perfectly suited for the purpose for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived as bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself and I want to apologize to you.”

“Why?” asked the bearer. “What are you ashamed of?”

“For the past two years, I have been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws you have to work without getting the full value of your efforts,” the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and out of compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.” Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the wildflowers on the side of the path. The pot felt cheered.

But at the end of the trail, the pot still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and again it apologized for its failure. The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I knew about your flaw and took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you’ve watered them for me. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. If you were not just the way you are, he would not have such beauty to grace his house.”

God knows you…just the way you are and still thinks your amazing and so worthy of what He has called you to do!! Be encouraged today and know…You are His Masterpiece!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This Ain't Home!!!

Traveling home from a weekend get-a-way with our family...we had to go through a "big city."  Well...it's considered a "big city" compared to what we're used to.  It was actually Nashville, TN.  The interstate was backed up bumper to bumper and we made a split decision to head closer to the city, the downtown area to bypass the traffic.

Nashville, TN
As we went toward the skylight...our youngest son who was adopted from China...exclaimed "WHOA!!!"  He was in awe of the big buildings and how big this downtown area looked.  He was wide eyed and amazed!! I chuckled...because he responded as if it was the first cityscape he had ever seen.  In all actuality....he is from a city in China that has over 32 MILLION people.  The downtown area where he is from dwarf's the little cityscape of Nashville.  But you see...he doesn't remember where he is from.

Chongqing, China
Did you catch that?!? HE DOESN'T REMEMBER WHERE HE IS FROM! Considering this world we live in is not our home....don't you find yourself in the same place as my son? We admire all the things this world has to offer. We strive for these goals we have set for our lives that are really not our own.  These things we admire and these goals that we set for ourselves PALE in comparison to the Master Designer's plan for our lives and what HE has created for us!

I recently purchased some Norwex products from a dear friend.  I didn't know a lot about the products, but knew they were good and supposed to be good for the home and environment.  One of the things I purchased was the Norwex mop system.  I've got to admit....after being so excited for it to come in....I was totally bummed once I got it.   I couldn't believe that I got it.  But hey...at least it helped to support my friend as they raised money for their adoption.  It was a good cause. #AdoptionRocks

Continuing to want to support her...I decided to tag along with her to another Norwex show she was having.  As she gave the demonstration again...she showed the proper way to use the mop and I was FLOORED!! The light bulb went off in my head!!!
I had been using it wrong this whole time!

Excited to try it once home...I couldn't wait to sweep my floor with it.  OH MY GOODNESS!!! Let me tell you! It is the most amazing thing. It's wonderful for pet hair!!! It's now my favorite cleaning tool.

What was my problem before?!?! I was not using it the way the maker intended it.  I had my way of using it, the way that I thought was the best way to use it.  I honestly just didn't realize there was a better way to use it.  I didn't realize it would work so much better the way the maker envisioned it.  Really....I didn't know there was another way to use it! I was looking at it from MY perspective instead of the makers perspective.

Isaiah 55:8 (The Message)
“I don’t think the way you think.  
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
And so it is with us! This world that we live in is not our home! The life we strive to create and live, is really not our life! It is ours to steward the way the Lord wants us to.  Things we think we could never do...God may be saying..."But that is what I want you to do."  He is seeing it from a Heavenly perspective...the perspective from where we were designed and created.

He is saying...."Don't let the world define you and make you think you can't do something that I have really created you to do!"  He is our HEAVENLY FATHER!!! He works things out all for HIS GLORY, from HIS Perspective, and based on HIS plan! Not of this world based on things we see! (And mind you...HE does it! We don't have to force something!!)

1 Corinthians 2:9

So today as you ponder and seek him...remember...the little plan/dream you have in your head that you think is really grand...is NOTHING compared to the Master Designer's plan for your life. Don't forget what your Homeland looks like and the way your Homeland's principles work! Seek HIM in the midst of the unknowns...Don't get distracted by little things, or discouraged by seemingly big things.  Remember where your home is and that He's your Daddy and you cannot imagine all that HE has planned for you!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It's All About Timing

It's summer time! Sitting here quietly while my kids have their "down" time.  They're soaking up every minute of their electronic time as possible.  Have you ever seen one of those cool apps that lets you play the piano? You just follow the dots where they tell you to go and you have officially played the whole song.  They're really fun apps.

So I'm sitting here...listening to one of my children play through the songs as fast as she can...like she's trying to beat a record. I was trying to figure out what each song was that she was playing.  I could catch what some of the songs were by just the notes alone.  But my daughter was just clicking the buttons...she had no idea how the song went.  So even though she was pressing the correct note...her timing was off. She didn't have the rhythm of the song.  Without the rhythm...the song was completely unrecognizable in so many ways.

The rhythm is just as important as the notes.  

The beat each note holds...the rests...the syncopation...they all make the song what it is! It's not just about playing the right notes!

Isn't that what life is like? Many times we feel if we just "DO" the right things (play the right notes) everything is going to work out like we think it should. God will open all the right doors and things will go just like you think!  But that isn't the case.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"

This is a very familiar passage in the Bible.  Many of us have heard it our whole lives.  It is so true! Just like the "timing" of a song is necessary for it to be the song it was written to be....The "timing" of our lives is equally important for our lives to be like it was designed as well.

When we feel like we're doing all the right things and have everything in place...but it's not working like we think it should....MAYBE...just MAYBE it's the timing.  God does everything in seasons...and HIS seasons most of the time are different from our time table.  

For many years...Mark and I could never figure out why we seemed to be doing all the right things...but our path was not going where we thought it should be going. It really made no sense to us.  We went through many seasons of discouragement and second guessing ourselves. The enemy would quickly come in to discourage us and make us feel like we had missed God and we weren't good enough.  But really....the whole thing is just about timing. The timing of our "song" of life.  

Just because you're doing it all right, playing all the right notes, doesn't mean it's the right timing.  Keep being faithful...and don't grow weary in doing what it right.  Gods timing is different from ours...but don't stop! Keep playing the right notes....let them become second nature.  Then once God places our life song on the right rhythm....Our lives will begin to make beautiful music!! 

This is just another little lesson, "A Pearl of Purpose" if you will, that I've been learning in my life song!! Can't wait to hear beautiful music from YOUR life song as well!! Have a great week!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I'm Adopted Too!! - My Personal Story of Adoption

I know many of you know that my husband and I have adopted two children from China.  We adopted a precious 3 year old daughter in 2007 and a 5 year old boy in 2013.  Many people don't really understand adoption.  Why in the world would we want to go to the other side of the world and bring a child into our home that we have never met?  Why would we want to spend years coming up with a combined total of $78,000 just to pay for all the paperwork and everything else needed to adopt them and go and get them? It really makes no sense does it?

They did not do one thing to draw us to them. They did not do anything for us to make such sacrifices to do all we could at all costs to go and get them.  They did nothing to deserve our attention or our love.  We didn't know them, or all the "problems" or "issues" they could have had.  For all we knew, we could have been bringing a child into our home that had major issues.  But you know what?!? It didn't matter.

In our mind and hearts, there were two children on the other side of the world that God said was special and he destined them to be in our family.  So we wanted to do all we could to get to them. We loved them even without knowing them.  They were valuable! They were treasures that we had to do all we could to get and bring into our family.

We did all we could within our means to go and get them and bring them home.  For 18 months, we turned our world upside down doing home studies, filling our paperwork and chasing a ton of paperwork trails.  We spent countless hours raising funds to do all we could to get to our daughter and bring her home.  Likewise...it took 15 months of the same thing for our son.  The very thing driving us the whole time was a love in our hearts for these two precious children.  We wanted to love them, show them acceptance and give them a home and a forever family.

Adoption changed our life! After having our children in our family for several years now...we cannot imagine our lives without them.  We cannot imagine not making those hard choices and sacrifices to get them and bring them home.  They are such an important and vital part of our family now.   They love us now, even though at the beginning they didn't know us.  You see....they love us now...because we first loved them and gave all we could to get to them and provide them with all the love we have to give them.

Many of you have watched us walk that journey of adoption twice.  But I bet many of you did not know my story.  You didn't know that I was adopted too!
When I was 9 years old I found out that there was someone that loved me with unconditional love and thought I was so special!! 

I found out what He did in order to make me part of HIS family.  I could not believe that someone would go to such great lengths to show me love.  What I found out was that God had decided in advance that he wanted to adopt me into His family. (Eph. 1:5)

His price was great!  While the price we paid to adopt our children was around $78,000, and many years of paperwork and sacrifice of our time and energy.  What He paid for me, made our sacrifice pale in comparison.  You see...He gave us His ONLY SON to die for me and for my sins, so I would be free to be a part of His Forever Family.

Because of my sin, I would not be able to be a part of His family.  There had to be a way for my sins to be wiped away and forgiven so I could become part of His wonderful, loving family.

God saw my value, and loved me so much, He gave His only son Jesus to die for the forgiveness of my sins.  It was a FREE GIFT!!  It was nothing I did to deserve it.  He just loved me enough, and wanted to do all He could to show me that love and provide me with a loving Forever Family.

When I was 9 years old, I was adopted into the Family of God, and I will never forget it.  My life was changed forever and I have lived with purpose and meaning ever since!  I love Him now because HE first loved me.
He overlooked all my faults, and all the areas where I needed improvement.  He knew I would grow and learn to overcome these areas of weaknesses.  He loved me anyway...with all my imperfections.  Just like we did with our own children...we did not turn them away because of issues they were dealing with.  We love them through it and help them overcome them...whether its behavior issues, health issues, or emotional issues.  We didn't require them to over come those before we loved them and made them a part of our forever family! We want to love them through it.

That is what Christ did for me!! He died for me even though I have all kinds of flaws, and areas that need improvement.  He loved me anyway....flaws and all!! 

I have something exciting to share!! God loves YOU TOO!!  He has gone to such great lengths to do all He could to adopt you into his family!!

He is a loving Father waiting so patiently to be able to show you His love and acceptance.  You have not done anything to draw Him, and you have not done anything to keep Him away! He is always there....waiting on just the right time!! He sees you and He sees how precious and valuable you are.  He would do anything to let you know He Loves You!!

It has been years since we have adopted our son and daughter.  When we first brought them home, they didn't realize that we were going to love them, and care for them no matter what.  They struggled to accept our love.  They had to come to a point to learn to accept this love and this free gift of family that we were giving them.  But now they know we love them and we want the best for them.  They know we would do absolutely ANYTHING to show them love and acceptance. We would protect them! That's what family does.

Now...they accept our love willingly.  They no longer reject us because of fear.  They know we love them unconditionally. 

That is the way it is with our Heavenly Father.  He is steadfast and will love you, even when you don't love Him....even when you reject him...He is faithful!

I want to encourage you to open your heart, and consider the fact that you are loved and you have a Heavenly Father who has gone to great lengths to adopt you as a son or a daughter in His Family.

Adoption is a beautiful thing.  It is a blessing.  I have been touched by adoption in many ways.  It was not until we adopted our two children that I realized just how deep our Heavenly Father loves me.

He Loves you that much too.  Stop for a moment....think about this....HE LOVES YOU!!! HE ACCEPTS YOU...just the way you are!!! Take time to receive this love today.  You don't have to reject it because of fear anymore.  He is always going to love you. He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross to forgive you of your sins so you could be adopted into His family forever.  

I am grateful my adopted children have learned to love and accept us as their mom and dad.  We love them.  I want to do all we can to show love and acceptance to them.  I am grateful I AM ADOPTED and have been loved, accepted and given a purpose on this earth.  He makes me all that I am!!

Likewise, God wants to do that for you! Would you open your heart to be adopted today?!? 

Monday, June 1, 2015

When The Dust Settles

I LOVE to mow our lawn.  It is something that I can't wait to get out and do each week when I have the time.  It is such a special time for me to think and ponder all the things going on in my life.  It's a blessing!

It takes a little over an hour to mow our lawn.  While I'm sitting and enjoying the productivity of long grass blades being reduced to short....it never fails that God speaks to me through something in nature.  I love it!! His principles are carried out in all facets of life.  I love when God speaks to me through nature.

We have this one section in the back of our property that is somewhat woody, and shaded with many trees.  But it still has to be mowed or we will be overtaken by all the vines...and weeds that creep up back there.  Not much grass grows because its quite shady.  You don't see much sun back there at all.  It's usually the last thing I cut in the back yard...because it stirs up SO MUCH dust.  It really makes a mess!!

What NEVER ceases to amaze me is when I get back in that area to cut and start stirring up the dust...I begin to see the most beautiful sun rays peering through every little sparse place in the trees. It's almost heavenly as I drive through those sun rays enveloped in dust.

Immediately what God spoke to me is when the "dust" gets stirred up in our life,  its the time for HIM, the SON, to shine.  You see...I didn't see any sun shinning through that back part of my yard until I stirred the dust up.  I didn't realize there was sunlight coming through.  How beautiful it became once that dust was stirred up.

In our lives...when we walk through tough times or trials...it's like the dust getting stirred up in our lives.  It's during those times we can actually SEE God's hand moving in our lives...and more importantly...it is when others can SEE God in our lives.  It's the perfect time to let him shine.

Know every trial and tough time you walk through is an amazing opportunity to let the rays of God's love shine through us to others.   It's a perfect time to really see God moving, to feel His presence and see His hand. On a daily basis...it may be hard to really see God move or see Him in your life.   It may be easier for us at times when the dust has settled...but it is when things are stirred up that things are happening and He is moving us forward toward a more beautiful place.

Don't be discouraged as you walk through challenges.  Keep in mind...it is just the dust getting stirred up and God is wanting to shine through you!! Be encouraged!! This is just another "pearl of purpose" I've been learning in this thing called life!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Doing GREAT Things?!?

My husband and I were talking last night about how many times have we said to our children, “you’re going to do GREAT things!” How many times did our parents say that to us? On one hand…it’s wonderful to have encouragement and belief in us that we can do great things.  On the other hand…not having what “GREAT” is defined for us can be detrimental, and even discouraging. 

I mean, C’mon….I’m in my mid 40’s…and I have to admit…while I LOVE my life and wouldn’t change a thing about it….I’ve always had this nagging feeling I’ve not lived up to my potential because I’ve never done that “great” thing.  I always feel like there’s this moment that is gonna come and it is going to be “MY MOMENT”…The moment when I change the world…the moment that I do my “GREAT” thing and will be known for.  But do you know what?!?! I live those moments daily. 

Do you really think if Moses wouldn’t have had 40 years of little, life changing moments…that he would have had his “GREAT” moment leading the Israelites out of bondage? The Great thing he did began WAY before He became the leader of the Israelites. 

When we speak to our children and say, “You’re going to be a WORLD CHANGER”, do we help define what a world changer is?  If we don’t…we could be setting our children up for a disappointing life…one where they are disappointed in themselves for not living up to some standard their parents placed on them. It is a well-meaning standard…to encourage, and to speak into their destiny.  But being a world changer, and doing great things, doesn’t have to mean you’re leading a mega church, or worship ministry.  It doesn’t have to mean that you’re famous and all over the news and media.  It doesn’t have to mean so many people know you because of all the awesome things you do. 

Really….being a world changer could mean you pour your life into your child and the next generation daily.  Doing “GREAT” things could mean extra ordinary things you do on a daily basis…caring for parents, or a sick child, or the homeless.  It could mean that you bring in foster children and show them love and family. It could mean that you adopt a child or children and give them a loving home they would never have otherwise.  It could mean so many things. 

I DO believe my children are going to do great things.  But I pray that God helps me redefine what great actually is.  Matthew 23:11-12 states:

 “Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up, you’ll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you’re content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty.” (The Message)

This is a scripture that I need to be more mindful of daily. It is a message that we need to pour into our children and let them know…THIS is what GREAT is!! THIS is what being a world changer is. 
So don’t stop encouraging your children that they will do GREAT things…and don’t feel you’ve not done great things because you’re not some “big person” known by all.  Remember….the greatest of these…is the servant. 

Let’s remember to define for our children what GREAT is! Then as they grow into a beautiful young woman or man of God….they will have their eyes on serving others and they will think of themselves less.  In doing that…they will automatically become world changers. 

This is just another pearl of purpose I’m learning in this thing called Life!!! Praying you all have a blessed, and purposeful Thanksgiving!!