Category Archives: ME

Spring is Here

Spring has sprung.  At least on the calendar.

I live on the East Coast and the weather this last few months has been quite eventful.  If you enjoy the snow you are absolutely loving the weather we’ve had this season.  It’s been super cold and extra snowy.  But if you’re like most of us,  you’re ready this craziness to end.  And I have good news…

Spring has sprung.  

At least on the calendar.

I was walking into work one morning this week  in 23 degree weather and the thought came  to my mind…isn’t it Spring?  Well yes, of course it is.  At least that’s what the calendar says.  And then immediately two questions came to mind…why am I stepping over a mound of snow and why am I freezing?

I KNOW that it’s Spring even though I SEE snow and I FEEL cold.

It was right then that God gave me a revelation. I have to conduct my life very similar to how I handled walking into work that day.  There are things that I have to KNOW, even though I see something or feel something that is contrary to those facts.

I KNOW that if God is for me then who can be against me.  So when my circumstances try to dictate my life, I have to hold on to what I know.

I KNOW that He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.  So when I don’t feel well or I received an unfavorable doctor’s report, who’s report will I believe?

I KNOW that when I fall into various trials, that I am to count it all joy because the testing of my faith produces patience.  And when patience has it’s perfect work, I will be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

What is it you need to KNOW today?  What are you seeing that you need to turn your eyes away from and look to where your help comes from?  What are you feeling that you need to exercise your God given self control to overcome?

Each of us have situations in our lives that our feelings are trying to dictate.  I implore you today to focus on what you KNOW and not what you feel.  You can do it.  And if you don’t yet know that you can, contact me and we’ll work together to find some scriptures to stand on. 

If you are visiting the site today for the first time, please contact me and send me your email address.  I would love to add you to our contact list so you can continue on your freedom journey with us.  Please email at reloverevolution@gmail.com.

If you have never left a comment, I would love to hear from you.  It encourages me to know you are there.    Thanks friends and be well.  We’ll chat soon.

KayD G

Come Out With Your Hands Up

A few weeks ago, I was watching television with my son. A show came on and the announcer said,  ” And now, in color, The Dating Game”.

Well, I just about fell out of my chair laughing. My son looked quizzically at me. He could not figure out why in the world I was laughing. When I finally got myself together, I told him that it wasn’t the show that had me laughing, or the fact that the first lady came out in a sunshine yellow dress and these horrible shoes, it was the fact that the announcer said in color.

It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard that. I remember the times of black-and-white television. One of the things I remember about that old black-and-white was when my father watched westerns.  Right now, I can’t remember the names of the shows but there was one where the town sheriff was one of the main characters.  Whenever the old stagecoach was robbed or the town saloon, the sheriff would always come on the scene and eventually the bad guys came out with their hands up.

Things haven’t changed that much even now when watching TV, in color, you may hear those famous words, come out with your hands up . And eventually by the end of the show you see the bad guy with hands raised above his head walking out humbly at the command of the sheriff or the police detective. Just like the character Woody in Pixar Films Toy Story series, “Reach for the Sky”.

This  reaching for the sky is the universal sign for surrendering. This sign lets everyone know that you have given up. You are at the mercy of the one in charge. You are under the authority of the one calling you out.

Isn’t it amazing that the universal sign for surrender is also the universal sign for praise and adoration and worship of our Lord and King? But if you think about it, isn’t it the same thing? Letting God know that you surrender to Him and are giving Him complete control. Surrendering to God and letting him know that you were at his mercy and  that you acknowledges His authority over you.


Come out with your hands up today.  For some it’s hard to do. But once you surrender to him it’s the most freeing thing you can do.

Be well and be free my friends.

KayD G

Voices in My Head

Excerpt from a chapter in my soon to be released book.

This chapter is entitled REJUVENATE.  ENJOY.

Voices in My Head

Have you ever taken the time to think that the only person you can never get away from is yourself?  For some, that doesn’t seem so bad.  We live pretty good lives, we make a decent  living, our kids are somewhat well behaved and our friends are adequate.  But for others, the thought of not being able to get away from themselves is downright depressing.  I truly believe that’s why some folks end up as schizophrenics, manic depressants and the like.  The voices in their heads (tormenting thoughts, if you will) get so overwhelming that their minds literally take them away from themselves.  I’m surely no expert in this area and have no thesis or scientific leg to stand on except that the Holy Spirit told me.  (And that’s good enough for me.)

Truth is, if folks are not strong enough in their knowledge of who they are in Christ to combat the voice of the Enemy, then those voices will overtake them. The lies the Enemy tells them start to become their truth.  A portion of John 8:44 tell us that “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

What are the voices in your head saying to you?  Is there enough of God’s truth in your head to be able to cast down those imaginations of the enemy and keep rising to the top, reaching your goals.  What are the voices in your head saying to you?

Think about it.  Be well my friends.

 

Too Many Questions

Over the past year or so, God has been amazing at providing me with answers to some questions I have.  Typically it’s something that doesn’t mean a hill of beans to anyone else but simply something I’m curious about. I have many questions for God when I get to heaven.  I’m sure you do too.

A few of my questions revolve around our senses.

When we close our eyes, we cannot see.  Is that because 2 Corinthians says “for we live by faith and not by sight”?  But when we try to shut out sound by closing our ears, why can’t we do that?  Is it because Romans tells us that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ”?

People say that we have two ears and one mouth because we should listen twice as much as we talk.  Ok, I can get with that one but is that the reason why?

Maybe I have too many questions.  Like, since we have command over the earth, why can we not fly like the birds and swim underwater for in definite periods of time?  Scientists say they are discovering new creatures all the time, how many different creatures are there?  Ok, here’s one…what day was Jesus really born? And then of course there’s the age old question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” 

All are good questions and one day they will all be answered. But for now, we continue to ponder these things.

What questions do you have for God?  Please leave your question in the comment section.  I’m sure God will hear you. And I’m certain, in time, He will answer.

Be well my friends.

The Point of No Return

This is the point where it’s closer to finish than it is to go back to the beginning.

It’s like walking a 3 mile path.  Once you’re past the ½ way mark, you may as well finish.

Well I have to confess, I have a very deep fear.  After some serious soul searching, I finally realize exactly what I’m afraid of…I’m afraid of succeeding.  Here’s a quote that perfectly defines my fear.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson

Here’s another famous quote by a woman I admire, Joyce Meyer.  She says, “Do it afraid”.  Of all the things I’ve heard Joyce Meyer say, this is the one I remember the most.  Second to that is “to always put away your shopping cart” (teehee).

But now I’m at the point of no return.  I’m past the 1/2 way mark so I’m doing it afraid.  I’m launching the blog.  I’m finishing the book.  I’m starting the business.  I’m declaring to the world that my little light will shine.  My SON-light will shine.  It’s time for the glory of God that is within me to manifest.  I won’t hold back any longer.

“Go get it.  Go get your blessing.  It’s your time!”  Those lines are from one of my favorite Mary Mary songs.

So I claim it.  It’s my time.

And it’s your time too.  Maybe it’s something you’ve tried and you failed.  Are you afraid of it still?  What is it your time for?  Are you shying away from it? What is it your season to do?  Where are you to shine?  Share it with me.  Share it with the world.  Leave a comment and let the world know how brilliant, gorgeous, talented, wonderful and fabulous you are.  Your comment might inspire someone else to their own personal level of greatness.  Be well, my friends. Be well.

JOY Junkie
aka KayD G.

Uncommon Resolution 2014

The ten most common New Year’s resolutions are

  1. to get fit (lose weight)
  2. eat healthier
  3. quit smoking
  4. get organized (better time management)
  5. spend more time with family
  6. save money or get out of debt
  7. travel to new places
  8. learn something new
  9. volunteer more
  10. live life

Sound familiar? In the past 10 years, how many times have you said you would commit to at least a few of these resolutions?  But is it really 10 different resolutions?  Take another look.

  1. As you set your mind to getting fit, no doubt that includes eating healthier and quitting smoking, right?
  2. As you get organized, you are better able to manage your time so spending quality family time won’t be a problem anymore.
  3. Certainly as you save money, you are able to take some of that money to travel to new places or take a class and learn something new.
  4. And since you’re saving money, you can take more of your money and donate it to a worthy cause or better yet, you and your family members (now that you’re spending more time together) can volunteer at your local community center or homeless shelter.
  5. Now that’s living life!!!

Now that we’re down to only a few resolutions instead of an entire list, let’s add one more (teehee).  Probably the most important one anyway.

How about resolving to love more?

Isn’t that what the other resolutions were about anyway?  You love yourself, so you want to get fit, eat healthier and quit smoking. You love your family, so you want to save money so you can provide for their future and/or travel together and spend quality time. You love your community, so to volunteer more is just par for the course.

Galatians 5:22 tells us “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

It all starts with love.  It always has and always will.  Love is the Alpha.  Love to self-control.  It starts with Him but it ends with you.

For me, I wanna love more than before.  I wanna worship the Father deeper than before (thanks Eddie James for putting my feelings to song).

I implore you to really think about it. What or who is it that you want to love more?  What or who is it that you need to love again?  Relove Jesus?  Relove Others?  Relove Yourself? How ‘bout you join me with this uncommon resolution to love more?  To reLOVE if you will.

I can’t be the accountability partner to all of you but I do know that the Word (Hab 2:2) and the world tells us that if we write down a goal or your plan, or a resolution and make it plain, we are more likely to follow through. Leave a comment here and tell the world.  Let’s start a reLOVE Revolution. Be well.

JOY Junkie
aka KayD G.

What is reLOVE?

What is reLOVE?

There’s an old saying, “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”. While this may be true, having loved and lost creates a void or a broken place in us that often requires lots of time to mend.  Once you’ve loved and lost, there is a fear that tries to set in that tells you if you love that way again, then you will lose again.

Not true. But it’s hard to combat those thoughts when they invade your mind. That’s where the art of reLOVE-ing comes in.  So let’s define reLOVE.

Here’s one of the definitions of “re” (Source: The Free Online Dictionary)

a prefix; an action done over, often with the implication that the outcome of the original action was in some way impermanent or inadequate, or that the performance of the new action brings back an earlier state of affairs

WOW.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Now for that big word some fear:  LOVE.

There are so many definitions of LOVE.  Too many to list here but let’s try a few.
(Source:  Multiple)

1:  strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties <maternal love for a child. 2:  warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of the sea>3:  the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration<baseball was his first love> 4:  a beloved person:  darling —often used as a term of endearment (2) British —used as an informal term of address deep euphoric feeling for someone. 5: a person’s adoration of God. 6:  a score of zero (as in tennis)

Now for the real definition of LOVE from the only SOURCE that matters:

God is LOVE

1 John 4:7-18 (NIV) tells us where love comes from and what love is…

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

 There you have it.
With all of those things multiplied together, to relove is the action of bringing back the original state of affairs on what was impermanent or inadequate the first time around.  To love at the place before the fear of lose or hurt set in.
Or in a nutshell to love again. 

We’ve all been broken.  We’ve all been hurt.  But you can learn to love again. To relove God (Jesus) again, to relove others again and to relove yourself again.  As famous poem by Crystal Boyd tells us (in part)

    • Work like you don’t need money
    • Love like you’ve never been hurt
    • And dance like no one is watching

I’m certain at least one thing entered your mind based on your life experience and how you define love and how you’ve experienced loss.  Let us know what you think .  You never know, the thoughts you share may rejuvenate someone else.  The words you say may renew someone’s mind or provide the refreshing they need to make it through another day.

Leave a comment and let’s take this relove journey to freedom together.  Be well.