Thank you Lord for a new day.

I was once again, for the past 3 years, awakened in the middle of the night during a great dream by my noisy neighbors. They are the type who have high activity from many people, front door and back door, and once I go to bed, they get active, talking outside and all. They never use their “inside voices” as parents used to say in my 10-years of owning a daycare. I actually had to get up an hour later, (at 5 am,) in which I had decided to just take a “blessed bath” to at least ease my body which has been horribly wracked in pain lately. This changing weather isn’t helping us at all either because our bodies are like barometers and can read temperatures. I hope you know that. I am usually one of those sink washers like the lady on “Sex in the City” who recently mentioned that she does that as well, on a talk show. She admitted that she doesn’t “shower” daily. I was raised in the country by people who “washed up” good in the mornings without using $800 worth of water for a shower. Yes, I wash the 5 main parts and rinse as well and I am clean the whole day.
Anyway, after taking my blessed bath, (where I put dead sea salt in and oil in and pray over the water,) I anointed myself from head to toe with my anointing oil in my bedroom, got dressed and came downstairs around 6 a.m. not quite ready for the day yet but up nonetheless. I turned on my computer and put on a pot of coffee as I do everyday after morning prayer that I usually do before my feet hit the floor. I thanked and blessed God for this new day with a toast of my coffee and a “Baruch Hashem!” (I love new days.)
This whole time, the neighbors are STILL yelling and slamming doors. I get online to do my daily Facebook devotional that everyone likes where I put up a nice, pic with scripture to edify, uplift and encourage, and the thought hit me, “it’s too early, you simply cannot do this day only on a few hours of sleep.” There have been times where I would have and could have but now that I am older, I try to get my rest in. Good rest brings on good health, mentally and spiritually as well as physically. I hope that you are getting yours. I’m going to get mine come hell or high water. I turned off the computer, grabbed my (book) bag and went right back upstairs and got into bed until 9:30 a.m. (I put my bible, journal, pen, glasses, headphones, and notebook in that bag.) That little bit of new sleep did wonders. Yes, the neighbors were still arguing and yelling at one another, (mother and daughter believe it or not,) but God helped me to sleep. They are so loud that my daughter has to keep a big fan on in her bedroom in an attempt to “block” their noises, sex noises, arguing about needles missing veins and all. It’s like, they rob each other or something weird goes down and when they get high, they scream at one another about it. And as old folks used to say, “They have more traffic than Grand Central Station.”
The picture that you see is my breakfast for this morning. Zucchini, potatoes, onions, elephant garlic fried in bacon oil. I had to put something nice on this post. Forgive me if I sound like I am complaining but a sista has to let loose at some point. I am still praying for my nice “country home” somewhere quiet and nice where I can continue to do my ministry online every day and on our Radio Program on Sundays. I need to let loose in the Spirit, I am tired of feeling quelched, (if that’s a word….quenched?) I am not wonder woman, I am not Jesus. One good thing though, I DO have the Holy Spirit in me. I thank God for unwavering patience. Sometimes it seems dangerous but it works for me.
I think I am ready for my day now. As God plainly put it to me as I lay in bed at 4 a.m. awakened by my neighbors, “The World says, ‘Victim Mentality’ but my word says, ‘Patience and Longsuffering.'”
Have a Blessed day and get some rest when you can. Never operate on “e.”
Mat 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

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