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I am 55 yrs of age, Proud Women of God, Wife, Mother, Grandmother. I have been at my place of employment for 26yrs and change is my goal. I am a family orient person and love working with the public.

Friday, January 2, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!


First of all HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015. It has been a 
while since I have posted to my blog. 
Seems like everyone is developing their New Year’s 
Resolutions, but as I've gotten older, I've found my 
resolutions are fewer and fewer. I suppose I figure I’l
just not follow through again so why bother with the 
New Year Resolutions? My only desire for the New Year 2015 is 
to develop habits that will strengthen my faith walk. I plan to grow 
and to soak in all that God has to teach me. I plan to inspire and 
empower family and friends to fulfill God’s best, reflect God to 
others and realize more peace, love and joy in our daily lives.

"Life Is Only What You Make Of It"
Vernessie Joseph-Burbank

Friday, May 30, 2014

HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE


Well, I have to be the strong one, and say I am sorry if I offend you with my words. I am not sorry for what I said, but I am sorry if you were offended. You may not understand why I am trying to lead a “positive” lifestyle in every area of my life. My attitude determines most of what I will experience each day.Yet, it is something that I find easy to neglect. I want to be someone others WANT to be around, because I lift their energy, attitude, and spirit.

We can achieve a serene state of mind by exploring healthy ways to combat negative energy. Anxiety and nervousness can build inside us and affect our actions and our state of mind. Rather than allowing our negative energy to push us into nonstop activities, we can choose to release it in conscious, healthy ways. Turning our thoughts to less nerve-racking manners will also have a positive effect on our bodies. We then feel calm and peaceful as we go about our daily activities. Burning off negative energy will help to regain inner balance and calm.

Having a positive attitude is imperative to being successful and manifesting our goals.
A fully functioning positive attitude comprises TWO essential components.
     1.  Willingness to look at yourself and a willingness to change.
     2.  Being open to new ideas and concepts
There is more to life than what we see. Each of these components plays an integral part in our overall disposition on a daily basis.  Doubts and fears can create cracks in the foundation of these components. These cracks negatively impact our ability to generate positive energy,  We all have difficulty continually demonstrating a fully positive attitude throughout an entire day.
     




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Straight From My Heart

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM MY HEART!

As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own BEST friend.

I have  asked GOD to give me a more 

COMPASSIONATE HEART 
A TONGUE TO SPEAK POSITIVE ABOUT OTHERS
I have the desire to STOP 
COMPLAINING
GOSSIPING
HAVING NEGATIVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT OTHERS  


I have seen too many dear relatives and friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

I know I am not PERFECT and I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. I eventually remember the important things. Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can MY heart not break, when I have lose a loved one, or when my children suffers, or even when life is so full of Negative Energy. But, MY BROKEN HEART has given me STRENGTH, UNDERSTANDING, and  most of all
FAITH!!
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As I have gotten older, it is easier for me to keep a POSITIVE ATTITUDE and to CARE LESS about what other people think of ME. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong. I like being older. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. My point is, I can not undo the past all I can do is live each day as it come and not worry about tomorrow.

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM MY HEART!

"Life Is Only What You Make Of It"
Vernessie


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

LET GO THROUGH LOVE

I am letting go and praying each and every individual follow and create a deeper connection with each other through love. My desire is to reach out in a positive manner. Our mind-set and actions have more to do with the quality of our experiences than we realize. By making our interactions with each other positive ones, will begin to attract more positive actions into our lives. Our willingness to be open and generous with our circle of loved ones and friends causes them to act similarly toward us, and together we create an atmosphere of support, gratitude, and encouragement.

The evolution of one’s own soul is a process. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not a five day workshop. It’s a lifetime process where we let go, discover and then allow for our futures to come into existence. Through connecting to our soul, to our collective heart, we can get into agreement with our deepest values and our life mission. We can then allow for the realities which are always available to us to unfold. As we all have heard, “LOVE” is the answer. Indeed it is, but it's not just the loving of our good self, of our good qualities. True love is embracing our dark impulses, our imperfections, our mistakes and our heartache. That is when one reconnects and experiences the love that is truly the answer “GOD’S LOVE”.

It is my daily mission to find new ways to inspire ALL individuals to go on this lifelong journey to clean up their past, to forgive themselves for their flaws and shortcomings, to make peace with their humanity, to open up to their divinity and allow themselves to be guided by a power greater than themselves “GOD’S LOVE”. I must practice what I am preaching; get in agreement and take responsibility for the values that I stand for. Within me, there are voices that has provided me with all the answers that I need to heal my deepest wounds, to transcend my limitations, to overcome my obstacles or challenges, and to see where my soul is longing to go.

I am understanding the relationship between my inner world, where these voices and this wisdom reside, and the outer world is the thing that radically altered my life. Having come into understanding, this relationship is one of the things that distinguishes me from others, as do my awe and respect for both the inner and the outer, the “ego” created and the “soul inspired”, the human and the divine, the “false self” and the “true self”. It is the return to wholeness and the integration of all we are that has inspired and woken me up to seek more understanding doing it GOD’S WAY through LOVE.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Striving to Follow My Resolution For 2014

My resolution for 2014  is to show more COMPASSION. I am embarking into a cleansing process with an attitude of LOVE. I have vow to promote positive energy in all areas of life. I will keep my mind and heart open to motivate others to aim for goals and ward off any obstacles in their path. This vow will call up energy and strength of my Faith in GOD. A voice told me  NO MORE EXCUSES !!.

I WILL STAND ON:

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all (MY) your heart and mind and do not rely on (MY) your own insight or understanding.

6 In all (MY) your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain (MY) your paths.

I told myself that this year 2014 ,

Proverbs 16:3
3 I would - Commit to the LORD whatever (I) you do, and (MY) your plans will succeed.

Psalm 85:8


Amplified Bible (AMP)



8 I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him)--but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly.

"Life Is Only What You Make Of It"

Vernessie

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

No More Excuses!!

My resolution for 2014  is to show more COMPASSION. I am embarking into a cleansing process with an attitude of LOVE. I have vow to promote positive energy in all areas of life. I will keep my mind and heart open to motivate others to aim for goals and ward off any obstacles in their path. This vow will call up energy and strength of my Faith in GOD. A voice told me  NO MORE EXCUSES !!.

I WILL STAND ON:

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all (MY) your heart and mind and do not rely on (MY) your own insight or understanding.

6 In all (MY) your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain (MY) your paths.

I told myself that this year 2014 ,

Proverbs 16:3
3 I would - Commit to the LORD whatever (I) you do, and (MY) your plans will succeed.


Psalm 85:8


Amplified Bible (AMP)


8 I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him)--but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly.

"Life Is Only What You Make Of It"

Vernessie






Friday, July 15, 2011

Repentance

     What is Repentance? it is "right about face", it implies that I have been walking in one direction - living my way and now I have chosen "By the grace of GOD I will forsake my sin, and do His Will," that is Repentance—a turning "right about face"
     1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that we have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced ourselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.
     Titus 1:13 And this account of me is [really] true. Because it is [true], rebuke me sharply [deal sternly, even severely with me], so that I may be sound in the faith and free from error.
     Psalms 38:17  I am on the verge of collapse, facing constant pain. For I am ready to halt and fall; my pain and sorrow are continually before me.
     Hosea 4:7 The more (I) increased and multiplied [in prosperity and power], the more (I) sinned against GOD; GOD will/HAS changed my glory into shame.
     Job 1:21 And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother's womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart. The Lord gave and The Lord has taken away; blessed praised and magnified in worship) be the name of the Lord!
     Psalms 139:24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the (right) way everlasting.
     1 Corinthians 4:3 But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you [on this point], and that you or any other human tribunal/judge should investigate and question and cross-question me. I do not even put myself on trial and judge myself.
     Basically, what I am confessing, is that I sinned to the point that I have hurt my partner of 25 years,  to the point that we both are hurting so much from shame. So it's time for me to deal with what's accumulating inside me before it causes larger and more deadly avalanches.
     Job 9:28 I become afraid of all my pains and sorrows [yet to come], for I know GOD will not pronounce me innocent [by removing them].
     If anyone thinks that the Christian life is a life free from pain they are terribly mistaken. It is a life with as much, if not more, pain as any other normal life without GOD. What marks the contrast is the way we handle pain as Christians. When GOD is with us, pain takes on another meaning. For now we overcome through pain. We return good for evil and love for hate in and through the pain. We learn not to retaliate and we endure pain as a good soldier of GOD. So, we never give in to despair. Our situation never becomes hopeless even though the pain may be great. In all things we overcome because we have learned to handle pain.
     The shaking we both are enduring and the hits we both are taking, are tools in God's hands to bring out an amazing beauty in the both of us: a strength, a tenderness, a maturity, a confidence, a compassion that comes only from Walking in Faith through God's Word. So we are trying not to wallow in the "why is this happening?". Instead, we will keep asking, "How can GOD use this?" We will not despair when we keep running into things and things keep running into us, when our whole world is spinning and colliding. This isn't to destroy us it is to give us a beauty we've never had before. We will let GOD have His way in this turbulence, for we will "display His splendor" for the rest of our life!
THROUGH FAITH & HIS WORD!!
     Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord GOD helps Me; therefore have I not been ashamed or annoyed. Therefore have I set My face like a rock, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
     2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to GOD, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ's victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of GOD everywhere.
    This is my testimony and I shall not be judged nor persecuted only LOVED. This is my desire for our family to grow in WORD & LOVE TOGETHER By the grace of GOD I will forsake my sin, and do His will," that is Repentance—a turning right about.

I Am Standing On Isaiah 50:7

But the LORD GOD keeps me from being disgraced. So I refuse to give up, because I know God will never let me down.      Before jointing Life Church I was living life as a hypocrite christian, I was so confused and at my lowest point in my life. Through Life Group and Discipleship fellowship, a light went on in my head:Let Go- of everything that hinder me emotionally; self esteem issues, fears, family drama, just all of it! All the crap, the baggage, the tears, the negativity, the procrastination, the devil, the enemy, false and unrealistic expectations of myself and others.
     It has allowed me to experience The Spirit working deep in my soul to spiritually form me: and to teach me to practice GOD Law of following The Spirit so I can be an encouragement to others to hunger for Him. I am getting to know me, for who I am. Not what society says I'm supposed to be. I have learned that happiness keeps me sweet, trials keep me strong, sorrows keep me human, life keeps me humble, success keeps me glowing, but only GOD keeps me going!!!
     Letting Go-Doing It GODS Way! is confirmation that I no longer have to live with guilt, shame, and doubt in my life, fearing others judgement of me, I know this path is a life style commitment and that I am not perfect but by the grace of GOD I will forsake my sins and do His will.
And 2 Corinthians 2:14
But I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ. It’s like a fragrance that fills the air.
     The opportunity is for our private confusing worlds and supernatural reality to meet in understanding what it means to follow GOD"S Spirit into the depths of people’s souls, including our own; so that we can (1) enjoy GOD, (2) accept our selves, and (3) engage with others in the energy of CHRIST.
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"Life Is Only What You Make Of It"
Vernessie






Friday, February 13, 2009

Tough Love

I am new to the blog world, so I am still learning. I am in a common law relationship that I have been in for twenty three years, mother of two daughters and proud grandmother of three. Over the years I have been obedient to my children, fulfilling every wish they requested of me, no matter what . For the past two years I have grown into myself spiritually and mentally. I have learned to say “no”.

Now that I am a grandmother, and have chosen to raise my children and grandchildren different from the way my parents did of me is creating friction between myself and my mother. Let me explain a little bit better. I love my parents dearly and I am very proud of my up bringing. I was taught independence at a early age in life. I have always worked since the age of 13 yrs old and have never depended on my parents for anything. I have brought my daughters up the same way, except when they are in a financial bind myself are my partner is their for them and that is where the problem arise between myself and my parents.

My daughters have always depended upon myself are my partner to help them in any financial situation, which we have done so and will always do so, as long as the situation is not life threatening. But I have learned to show tough love, because they need to grow up and make decisions that is beneficial to their livelihood.