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Change Has Come!

It’s been a while since my last post. Going through transition isn’t always easy but anything worth it seldom is!

I now live in Las Vegas…who would have thought my path would lead me here, where the summer temperatures are consistently in the 100’s.

I’ve wanted to run back to the familiar, the safe, and the comfortable with familiar paths, family and friends. Job connections and options are plenty. I would survive because I know what to do!!! I’ve walked that path many times, its second nature.

But no, I’ve been called to another level of trust, another level of obedience.

How many people have said, “Lord send me, I’ll go wherever you lead me.”

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Well, how about the desert where your daily bread is Him and your provision you have to trust him for?

Can and will you really walk through the Valley not knowing how long or how rough it’s going to get before it gets better?

My Valley is a desert and the people around me can’t encourage me or lead me out. What do I do? Get mad at them or God? Should I have expected a place of comfort and provision just because I‘m following God’s leading!

Well, I can expect that, but still I knew it could be challenging yet I had faith that I would make it through and all would be well. (And it’s finally getting there).

However, in the midst were confusion, doubt, and a meltdown…”Why me Lord, did I miss it? My God, my God I know you haven’t forsaken me but it sure feels like it at this moment,” or “This too shall pass but not soon enough for me!”

Yep, new and uncharted territory when you are all alone can and will stir up mixed emotions even fear. Still each time I had to encourage myself and others called to encourage me as well.

They are my biggest cheerleaders and support.

I live in a place where the homeless is everywhere you turn and the people next to you can find themselves in the same homeless state and one person has and another person and her child is on their way. That I know of!

Complacency is way of life for some. They want more but don’t have the desire to pursue it. It’s easier to sit and complain and scheme to buy more time just to sit and do nothing until it’s time to scheme again. This vicious cycle that has become second nature to far too many.

Even the homeless get up and hunt for plastic bottles and cans in the heat to get money, while those with struggling to maintain a roof over their heads just murmur and complain or laugh and make fun of until…then they want someone to help them and get mad when no-one can or will.

Ironic isn’t it! Standing on the street corner with a sign for help or Going to your next door neighbor who you hardly know to ask for the same thing…is there a difference in the need?

Change has definitely come and it’s a learning experience of real life up close and personal.

 

My life has changed because I have changed.

 

Hugs and Love from me to you!

Valarie Lovelight

What Do You See/ Through the Darkness

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Going into the darkness or coming out!?

No matter how dark it seems, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed, fight for your life because you are worth fighting for!!!

Don’t give up keep pressing ahead to your break through!

If you want, I’ll fight along side you.

Hugs and Love from me to you!

Valarie

 

,th8DDDMF44When thinking about what to give to your children…

Give them roots anchored in love, a puzzle to teach them how to problem solve and wings to soar through the challenges and obstacles on the path of life!

Hugs and Love from me to you,

Valarie

A measure of love!

A measure of love is not how much you give but how much you give up for someone else! Prefer your brother in love.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

Life’s Surprises!

Well, my sister is visiting my parents in NJ from Germany where she has lived for 9 or 10 years. After taking a family with her trip down south 2 weeks ago, I had to fly to NJ last week because she was having emergency brain surgery to remove a mass. WHAT!?! Yes, life’s surprise in deed. The surgery was successful but now she can’t walk and speaks slowly at times. Still, her attitude is positive as she presses through this temporary challenge. 

First, let me say this, travelers insurance is a must for those who travel a lot. Her insurance covered the surgery (how much I don’t know) as well as transport (soon) back to Germany with a medical professional. All I had to do was call and they handled everything occasionally asking me for a document. Talk about being efficient and helpful! Also, thank God they have an office here in the U.S. because I don’t speak or understand German.

Now, I’m taking an unscheduled trip to Germany with her because health care is so expensive here that her travel insurance wants to send her back to Germany to do rehab since she needs to be in an actual facility. Can we say FMLA with no pay!!! Yes, another one of Life’s surprises!  But that’s what love does!

I won’t complain because she could’ve died. I thank God that it was detected in time! Whatever’s left of the hospital bill we will deal with without stress or worry! I’m just thankful and blessed to still have my sister! 

Hugs and Love Valarie

11 Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship — Inspirational Quotes | Motivational Blog | Images | Pictures

It’s easy to recognize an abusive relationship watching Lifetime – but it’s damn near impossible to see when it’s with the person you love. Abuse can manifest in many different behaviors and situations; and it doesn’t just happen with a sudden slap. If you are being physically abused like that, then please STOP reading this so you can…

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Breaking News: Love Never Fails

But love them anyway!

Nurture them with love; it just might be something they’ve never experience before.

Love that says… I love you despite your faults!

It’s called unconditional love and it takes practice!!! Start practicing today.

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

Choices

We’re all force to make choices in life, both good and bad. Happiness is a state of mind but more importantly it’s a choice. Life will have good, bad and even horrible moments at times but still we have the power to decide how we let it affect us, our love and how  we treat each other. Choices are not always easy or clear but when you make them from a heart of love (thinking about others as well as yourself); you’ll always make the best one!

 Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

Breaking News: Simple Words

As a writer, I love words but I’ve found that simple words convey the most powerful meanings. ‘I love you’, ‘I hate you’, ‘you’re wonderful’ ‘you’re stupid’, ‘pretty’, ‘ugly’ etc. Choose your words carefully. Say what you mean and mean what you say and don’t say it, if you didn’t mean it….keep it simple!

Hugs and love from me to you. Valarie

 

Enjoy Life!

Are you enjoying life or do you want to rush to the end to see how it turned out?

Hugs and Love Valarie #loverevolution