Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Years prayer

Lord usually there's a news broadcast about the city's first homicide of the year. Please God, let there be a news broadcast about peace and forgiviness, not about death.

In your heavenly name I pray
Christ Jesus, amen!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 18, 1990

Haiku -
Twenty years ago today
I took an oath to
protect and serve!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Grateful heart

As the unemployment rate continues to rise, I am more and more grateful for the overflow of work that awaits me in my in-box.

My prayers are truly with those who have lost their jobs. I continue to pray that those of us who continue with the 9 to 5, give thanks to the Lord even when we're feeling over worked and under appreciated.

If you find yourself in a "funk," which we all do at times; do something nice for someone else. It'll surely lift you up and out. You may very well start a trend. It used to be called a random act of kindness. Do people still do that?

It's all for the Glory of GOD. His rewards are eternal.

Love and continued peace

Monday, October 11, 2010

GOD answers prayers...

I can surely testify to this. In HIS own time and in HIS own way, He hears your prayers and He answers them. I've been praying about a lot of things in the work place and He has revealed some truly amazing things to me.

There was a point in my past when I truly want to quit; totally give up and give in. He would not allow it. He had and still has a purpose for me in the work place and I'm trying daily to walk in His path and listen for His direction. It is not an easy assignment, but I have given Him my word that I would follow His lead. I am not perfect and I do not consider myself to be a person with all the answers, I'm just a believer in His word and trying my best to obey.

Life is very challenging and it can sometimes become overwhelming, "if" we allow SATAN to have control. I don't know about you, but SATAN is not the BOSS OF ME!

Love for a great day!
Sgt. Free Spirit Butterfly.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My motivation for working...

Colossians 3:23-25

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward, it is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.

Sometimes, in the midst of my busyness at work, I loose focus and this scripture brings me back to my true purpose each and every time.

Love for a great day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A loving & unexpected message from my daughter to get me through my work day...

I Love you mother, I prayed that your day is peaceful and joyful and that the lord gives you the will power and the strength you need to get through this work day. Remember Romans 8:30, And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to this? IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?

Love T

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Love and forgiveness go hand and hand...

Hebrews 13:1-3

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

Be safe out there, it's been a rough summer here at MPDC.
Please keep praying for our public servants and our Nation.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

An answered prayer...

I have a prayer journal and when I fill it with prayer request, I like to write down the date that it was sent up to God and the date that he answered it. I can honestly say that he's been so busy answering them, that I'm actually behind in my record keeping.

That alone is blessing enough!

But, I have to take a moment to share this special prayer. As you know, Stacye at Standing Able is my prayer warrior at work but we don't work in the same office. I've been praying to God and also asking my Church family to pray as well that the Lord would send me someone a little closer; preferably in my immediate office so that I may share the Gospel. Someone that I can openly talk with about Christ and his goodness, glory and forgiveness!

Well that someone is here and she is open, honest and willing to listen and share with me. We can talk about Christ and his Amazing works and how he has plans to make it all work together for the good of those who love him. "Romans 8:28."

Thank you God.
Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Love, peace and safety!
Sgt. Butterfly

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Today's lost youth...

A rebellious son - Deuteronomy 22:18-21

18)If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19) his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20) They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is profligate and a drunkard." 21) Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.

I know this seems a bit extreme today, but isn't there something we can do to get the youth on the right path of obedience?

Monday, January 4, 2010

A new beginning

This year is going to be different for me. I have to admit that for the past year, I have been resentful and frustrated. My boss was transferred last January and I was MAD! I had the most time on as far as seniority, so that meant that I would have to be "the boss" until another one showed up. After being angry and having a tantrum, I decided to journal about the experience.

I knew that the Lord was preparing me for something, I just didn't know what. And frankly, I wasn't interested. But during my Christian walk, I've learned that it's not about me ;-)

As I look back in my journal, I laugh and smile. I was so afraid to take the lead not knowing that I was capable all along. You and I both know that He does not give us more than we can handle and we tend to forget that while we're going through "it".

Now almost a year later and still no BOSS, I have learned my strengths and my weaknesses. He has shown me that He is near and always has been. I am great at being punctual, organized and supportive. I use to suck at delegating and telling it like it is. But through this journey, I have learned to lean on my staff and find a nice way to get people to do what they're supposed to.

The most important lesson that I learned was to start each day with prayer. Before I put on my "cop face" I pray for this Nation, the Command Staff that I work with; and I say work with, because GOD is my real boss - and I pray for my team and the community in which we serve.

I've been doing this job long enough to know that we can't solve all the crime, but with teamwork and our faith in GOD, we can make a small difference.

Keep me in prayer as I continue to dedicate my life to protect and serve!
Love, peace and blessings
Sgt. Free Spirit Butterfly