The Vineyard : My Message Is Now My First Book!

The Vineyard : My Message Is Now My First Book!

I have teamed up with Please help me in raising the publication costs of my first devotional, The Vineyard, by visiting the link above. I have turned my blog, My Message, here on WordPress into a faith based, motivational journey through the seasons of our lives according to the seasons of the year! Please visit the link provided to be a part of my journey and help me make my dream come true of being a published author.

Thank all of you for your support and helping me bring the love of God to so many who are suffering.


My First Book’s Crowd Funding Campaign Launch Countdown!


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I am so excited to announce that the launch of my crowdfunding campaign for my upcoming devotional is in just 5 days! As most of you already know, I have written my first book, The Vineyard-God’s Favor From Seed To Harvest and have been chosen by to have my project (the publication of the book) featured to raise the money I need for publication costs. I will be raising $3000 and hope to meet my Aug. 31st deadline. There is no gift too small and you can also make contributions right here via my Paypal account

All of you have been so amazing and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you helping me make my dream of becoming an author and faith based motivator possible.

The devotional is a four part journey through the seasons of our lives according to the seasons of the year. Each season contains 15 topic related posts found right here at My Message and is intended to show those reading that no matter what you may be going through in life, God is very much there and has a plan for your life! The devotional also has a featured testimonial portion in the back which is reserved for the first 15 people who donate $100. As a thank you for such a huge help, I will give these people a page of their own in print to share their own testimony with my readers. You will be a part of this journey and My Message for always! The names of all who donate a gift of any size will be mentioned by name in the acknowledgements as well.

The world needs God so badly and this book will lay the platform I need in the professional aspect to pursue my calling and take My Message from blog to bookshelves everywhere!

I have some awesome gifts to offer all those who put in to this project and will be excited to get you all involved after the launch goes live! I will be posting an update daily to my social media sites as the launch approaches so stay with me!

The campaign is set to launch in 5 days from today Tue. 7/23! The final countdown begins. God bless and thank you again for your help!

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House Of Cards

“It’s like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don’t know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It’s like the throw of the dice.” -Jim Morrison

I remember bright lights and the smell of stale smoke,
I remember the noise of the casino and thinking life was a joke.
Drugs in my veins and the taste of vodka on my lips,
The devil had me right at his fingertips.

Always was with a man and had cards in my hand,
I was terribly naive then.
I was gambling with my very own life and losing big time to sin.
One more drink, one more hit, one more time the enemy pleaded,
Dangling my sanity right in front of me and saying this is what I needed.

“In all things there are three choices: Yes, No and no choice, except in this — I either choose the truth or I am deceit.” -Unknown

“As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.” -James Allen

I wanted so badly just to hear God’s voice,
Instead drugs had silenced Him and it was me who made that choice.

“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. (Deuteronomy 30:15 NLT)

God, He never left me…
Not even once did He let me go.
Even when I made it clear that away from Him is where I’d rather go.

It was 8 years ago when I chose to surrender my life to Lord completely,
Stories like these are only part of my testimony.
I have never left Him again,
Not even once have I let Him go.
I have made it my life’s work to make sure others know.
There is a way through the muck and the miles,
A relief from the suffering that robs our smiles.
Choose wisely and you will avoid these scars,
Collapse is inevitable when building your house of cards.

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth (1 John 1:5 – 1:6 NLT)