Vision, Purpose, and Goals

Bishop T. D. Jakes’ Vision, Purpose, and Goals

I hadn’t done a post with Bishop T.D. Jakes in a while, but two weeks ago, I kept getting the answer, ‘T.D. Jakes’.

What was the question?  God I need help finishing my latest book.  It is s o o o o o late.

I’m glad I listened because, as a writer, I found this tag team lecture and sermon both relevant and inspiring.

I listened to it twice and I realized that the problem was that I had lost focus.  I’d lost focus, not because the book wasn’t interesting but because it was hitting to close to what was happening in real life.  And as a writer, you don’t want your readers to think that you’re just re-hashing the local News.  So, I put the book down – not once, – not twice, but three times.

This lecture/sermon inspire me to:

a.  Put a new tagline (trailer) on both my websites (https://elizabooks.com  and https://elizaebooks.wordpress.com)

elizabooks is well written easy to read contemporary fiction.  No flowery prose.  No stopping your reading experience every five minutes to pick up  a dictionary.   Just well written fiction using everyday words.  

b.  to outline and re-write the last 15 chapters of https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com

Enjoy and be inspired!

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders – A Novel
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
A Woman’s Voice: Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

 

 

 

 

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Commintment

Reverend Jakes made me cry, again, with this one.

And I am committed to trusting in the Lord

I am committed to becoming a million dollar best selling author, not just a thousand dollar one.

I am committed to bringing psychic stalking out of the shadows and into the light.

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

 

 

 

The Gay Night Club Shooting

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This morning, I was watching the news out of Florida before I left for Church.  And I couldn’t help but wonder, how do you get to the point in your life that you get up and go out saying, “Today, I’m going to  kill as many people as I can.”  Where does that mindset come from? Continue reading

Proviso’s Annual Mission Day

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This coming Sunday, February 28th Proviso Missionary Baptist Church will host The Annual Mission Day celebration for its Missionaries.

The Scripture for the day will be:

John 12:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

I had only a couple of minutes to explain what that scripture meant to me,and why I chose it.  Initially, I said it’s about being a good servant.  Which it is.  But I’d like to elaborate a bit further on what it means.

I am a fan of Downton Abbey.  And this season, the show focused a lot on the relationship between Mary and Anna.  Mary is the oldest daughter of the owner of the Downton Abbey Estate and Anna is her personal maid servant.

We always see the two of them in Mary’s bedroom as Anna is helping Mary get dressed for dinner or some other event.  The two of them talk away as Anna helps Mary in or out of her dress, hangs up Mary’s clothes, and then brushes Mary’s hair.  Not only is Anna Mary’s servant but she is Mary’s confidant.

But the thing is that whenever Mary decides to go to London or whereever, she always takes Anna with her instead of relying on the hotel’s staff.  So, Anna gets a free trip to London and usually Mary says to her, I’ll be back at such and such a time.  The rest of the day is yours to do with as you see fit.”  Not only does she get a free trip, she gets to sight see on the Boss’s time.  All for being a good servant.

And that is what Jesus is saying in this scripture when he says, “Where I am you will be also.”  If Jesus is in Heaven = you’re in Heaven.

But instead of being a good servant, you chose to give up smoking, drinking, cursing, whoring, and a mirage of other things thinking that will get you into Heaven because of your sacrifices.

Instead of sacrificing, have you considered being a good Church servant by washed a dish, have you swept a floor, watered a plant, picked up the paper from the seats after a Service, taught a class, prayed with the sick and elderly, visited someone in jail, given a helping hand to someone who has just gotten out of jail, gone with your Pastor to visit another Church? Have you done any of these things?

Also, this year in the show, Anna kept miscarrying.  And when Mary found out, knowing how much Anna and Mr. Bates wanted a child, she dropped everything and in the middle of the night, rushed Anna to London to see a doctor.   Mary honored her servant just as the scripture says,  “if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.”

I hear the complaint all the time, “my boss doesn’t appreciate me!”  Is there any reason why he or she should.  Are your priorities your boss’ prioritizes?  Or do you have your own set?  Do you show up at work and work once you get there or are you a space filler.  Meaning you’re just taking up space?  Can the same thing be said of you at Church?  Are you showing up every Sunday for two or three hours filling a seat and then you’re gone?

The most frightening question that can be asked of any Christian is, “Have you asked your Pastor or God what it is he wants you to do?  Have you?

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

And yes, this is what God asked me to do.  And he honors me by rewarding me with a e best-selling book from time to time.

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders (a best Seller)
Jared Anderson (a best seller)
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgement
Dancing With The Fat Woman
STALKED! By Voices ( a best seller on Amazon.com for six months in a row)

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1116 South Fifth Avenue, Maywood, Illinois. 60153 Come out and fellowship. Donations are truly welcomed.  Thank you.

 

 

 

New Year – Same Old Stalker Crap

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Day 1 of a brand new year and the stalkers are already trying to cause trouble.

Yesterday, on the drive into work, they tried to stage one of their ‘accidents’ but as soon as I was surrounded by cars, (one in front, one on the passenger side, and one directly behind me, I figured something was up and I was able to maneuver my way out of the ‘accident’.

A word of advice to those also being stalked, try to remain aware of your surroundings.  A lot of things are NOT your imagination nor or they coincidences.  Stay aware.

And then last night, I came home to find another car parked in my parking space.  I tried dismissing it as a rude party guest who parked their car in a tenant’s space, but when I came out this afternoon, the car was still there.

Click link below, to see the apartment building where I live and my car parked in my parking space.

My Parking Space

I left a polite note saying, “It would be very nice if when I came home tonight you were not parked in my parking space (parking spaces are assigned by landlord).     Thank you.”

Then about half way to work, this afternoon, I thought to myself (becoming aware) that the car being in my parking space was more than likely done on purpose since I’ve parked in that same spot for five and half years.  Everyone knows it’s where I park.

And then I thought, The Stalkers.  At it again.  Happy New Year with the same old stalker crap.

Psalm 27:3  Though an army may encamp against me, 
                          My heart shall not fear;

 

                     God’s GPS  The Core of Transformation – Pushed Out

I decided to add this sermon by Bishop T. D. Jakes, because a lot of time while the stalkers are raging at me, I’m really thinking that they’re talking to me as if I was still 22 years old.  And how long will it take them to learn that there is a difference.  And that a 62 year old will not respond, nor can she, the same way a 22 year old will.  Bishop Jakes touches on that when he talks about David asking God, “Shall I go up?”

 

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

by
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
STALKED! By Voices
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen
Dancing With The Fat Woman