Spiritual Journey 101- Spiritual Diary

-Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.-
(1Pet 5:7) Amplified

Well, Dewitt and I have finished our 4 week Course, ‘Methods of Bible Study.’ All of my homework has been turned in…including my research paper (waiting for the grade) and the Spiritual diary.

What is a Spiritual Diary??

A Spiritual Diary is a Journal. It’s just like the diary many of us kept as teenagers. Remember how we would sneak off to a hiding spot and record all of our secret thoughts and private, personal conversations we had with our ‘best’ friends into our diaries. Well, Once Again…A Spiritual Diary is of the same concept.

When I am journaling, the best time for me to steal away is first thing in the morning, while my 4 yr. old, Hubie is still asleep.

I go upstairs, close the door behind me and enjoy some One-on-One time with my ‘Best Friend’ – Just me and the Lord…in my ‘Secret Place.’

I usually begin with prayer, then I
start to read my bible.
But really…there are no rules!
So, however you begin is your preference.
Your method has to work for You!!

As I start to write in my journal,
(any kind of notebook will do)
I write down the Book, Chapter(s) and Verse(s) I read…Sometimes, I like to write out the important verses, but the point is to write down what you’ve received or learned during your reading …What did the Holy Spirit illuminate in the verse??…and How does it relate to Your current struggles and Your many victories??

From there, I like to jot down those personal, private conversations that I’ve had with God – in prayer…What did He say in my Spirit?…What did I dream about?…What song did I wake up with, still stuck in my head?…Who I am praying for?…And of Course…What I am asking God to do in my Life!!

Now it’s up to you where you decide to go from there…should you decide to put a lock on your diary or hide it from the nosy people you live with…Again, It’s Your preference.

Now, I used to keep my spiritual diary hidden, but my husband would always find it and read it anyway…So now, I’m an open book…Lol!

The most important benefit to keeping a Spiritual Diary or Journal is this:
When You look back through the pages, You will be amazed at How Far You’ve Come!!

You’ll be able to look back and track your spiritual growth, the progression of your faith… And you’ll also be able to document How God has moved and answered prayers in Your Life!!

TIP: Whenever The Lord answers one of your prayers, go back to that journal and write down the date- next to the prayer request…or somewhere on that page.

I think this little tip is so awesome because, when satan (no capital ‘S’) comes to attack Your faith and You find Yourself wallowing in doubt and unbelief, You can Look Back through your journals and encourage yourself in The Lord!!

So, if you’re not one who currently journals, Try it out!!

There is another benefit You may also discover while Journaling. It causes you to release some of the heavy burdens you’ve been carrying.

As you write down your worries and concerns, leaving them there on the paper…yet trusting God to Come Through!!…You’re casting Your Cares on Him…because He Cares for You!!

As Always…

God Loves You and So Do I!!


Are You enjoying the Blog?? If so, Be a Blessing and Tell Somebody about the blog or Forward your text to a Friend.

I really appreciate You!!

You can leave Your comments, here on the blog, or You can send your comments by email to: ttwear@gmail.com.


How To Get ‘Full on God’

..He who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].
(Prov 15:15)

Hey Neighbor!!

Anybody that knows my children, know that they can ‘throw down’ at the dinner table. They can really eat!! Recently, some members of my church family got a bird’s eye view of my baby son, Hubert, in action…but by no means can he compete with my oldest son, Dewitt, who is Autistic. Everybody is amazed at how much Dewitt can eat. Now, he is quite slender, but he has a ravenous appetite. From time to time, our church invites the children to a buffet, after church…and Dewitt goes wild!!

Normally, I am pretty quick to remind Dewitt that he has had enough to eat, because he has a tendency to gorge himself, but on buffet dates, Dewitt gets the ‘Green Light’ from Mom. His little heart is so happy, because he gets to enjoy himself, on a continuous food feast. He takes full advantage of this freedom…and every time I look up…he’s back at the buffet bar, filling up another plate.

Wow!! Just sitting there watching him, I think to myself….if only we had that type of appetite for God’s Word…We would be Spiritually Fat and Full!
Proverbs 15:15 says that our heart, like Dewitt’s, is glad, regardless of the circumstance, when we continually feed upon His Word.

You know what…Our Father offers us a Spiritual Buffet and there are so many good things to fill our Spiritual plates with at
‘God’s Buffet.’

There’s the Fruit Bar:
Galatians 5: 22-23
-Where the Holy Spirit is serving up love, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, patience, meekness, faithfulness, and self-control….Man!! I’m just about full on that, Already!! Lol

Then, there’s Jesus, serving up a Heavenly meat entree at the table of Eternal Life:
John 6:55-56
– And everyone is welcome to come and eat the meat of His flesh and drink of His blood unto Salvation.

Now, to quench your thirst, Jesus is Also serving up refreshments at the
Bar of Revelation:
– He’s inviting everyone who needs their soul refreshed, to come and drink the water of Everlasting Life…..And can you believe this??…….The ReFills are FREE!!

When we realize that our cravings can only be satisfied by God and His Word, we learn to take advantage of every opportunity to indulge ourselves in reading and hearing His Word, therefore partaking of God’s ‘Spiritual Smorgasbord’….Wow!!

I’m reminded of Jesus, in John 4:30-33, when He got ‘FULL’ on God!!
He had sent his disciples away to go and purchase food, while he rested at the well, in Samaria. When they returned with the food, they begged him to eat, but he refused to eat. So they assumed that someone else had already brought him food, but Jesus explained to them that His Spirit was Full on God’s Words; as He habitually communed with His Father.

The Bible is Our Father, God’s thoughts and Words penned to paper by the Holy Spirit, and when we continually, commune with God, by reading and hearing…and hearing His Words, regardless of our current life struggles, We can have a Continual Feast… and a Full…Happy Heart.

Let’s Pray today, that Our Father will increase our Spiritual Appetites for His Word and teach Us how to get
‘Full on God!’

In Jesus’ Name


You have received an invitation to God’s Buffet …and He is waiting to fill both Your Spiritual Plate AND Your Cup…Enjoy!!

Again…God Loves You and So Do I!!


Are You enjoying the Blog?? If so, Be a Blessing and Tell Somebody about the blog or Forward your text to a Friend.

I really appreciate You!!

You can leave Your comments, here on the blog, or You can send your comments by email to: ttwear@gmail.com.


How To Walk With God!!

-So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) KJV

Hey, Neighbor!!

We all recognize the name, Abraham, the Father of our Faith, from the Book of Genesis…. However, his name wasn’t Always Abraham and he wasn’t Always Full-of-Faith.

Abram had a difficult time believing God. It happens to the best of us….But bless God that He is patient with us and continues to reveal himself in our hearts, causing us to hold on tighter to what we believe.

Now, If God reveals Himself to us by His Word, shouldn’t we be diligent, on Our walk with Him, to keep reading, and hearing…and hearing His Word…thus, increasing Our faith.

Take a moment to look at Abraham’s
“Faith Walk.”
(Gen. 17:16-17)

He laughed in the Face of God!!
(And Lived)
Wow!! Yes!!…Abraham, the Father of our Faith, fell on the ground, laughing in response to God’s promise to give him a son at the ripened age of 100.

No…Abraham was not always full of faith. His name was Abram and he diligently walked with God, as He lead him into places he had never seen; to do things he had never done.

Abram took a “Faith Walk” with God, and somewhere along that 25 year walk, he finally believed God. Abram walked from faith – to faith; hearing and hearing God’s Words; over and over again.

God fulfilled His promises to and through Abram…and God not only called Abram, “Righteous,” because he finally believed, but He also called him “Father of Many Nations.” – thus changing his name to Abraham.

You know What??

Our God has a sense of humor….He goes on to bless Abraham with that son He promised him…and God called his son “Laughter” – (Isaac).

Oh God! Give me Your grace to continue on my faith walk with You. I just want to hear Your voice, Lord, speaking to my heart. Lead me in the paths of righteousness and call my name, ‘Faith-FULL.’

I’m ready to receive the fulfillment of your promises, with a heart filled with Joy and ‘Laughter.’


Now You can take a closer Walk with God…Pickup Your Bible and Read It, and Be Blessed!


God Loves 💕You and So Do I!!



How Can We Be a Witness for Jesus??

-Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned –
(Mk 16:14) Message Bible

A few Saturdays ago in October, my husband, Dewitt and I went out witnessing, with our church in the local neighborhood.

You may be thinking….What does a witness do??

Well, a witness attests to, gives testimony to, and/or testifies to something.

And…Because we had chosen a Saturday Morning on which to witness, several of the neighbors suspected that we were Jehovah’s Witness.

It was so funny…As I approached a couple of guys who were moving a mattress into their house, I had to quickly reassure them that I was not a witness from that organization, but I had come to testify about Jesus Christ!!

They began to chuckle with one another, as they responded to me by asking,
“Could you hear what we said?!” Lol

After talking with them further, these two guys both confirmed that they knew Jesus and that they also had their own church homes…So it was on to the next house.

As I knocked on the next door, one of the Mothers of our church, who was witnessing with me, responded, “Sister Tam, if I lived here and heard you knocking like that, I would come to the door and see who’s out there.”

She went on to say that I was knocking on the doors in the neighborhood as if I had an urgent matter of importance to share.

When I think about it…Salvation IS of the utmost importance…and it is urgent, because Satan is a Liar and the Father of Lies and he is strategically deceiving our Sisters and Brothers everyday!!

He is telling the Brother that it’s too hard to follow Jesus!!

He’s telling the Sister that Jesus can’t dwell inside of her because of her past!!

What are we telling our Brothers and Sisters, as Witnesses for Jesus??

As Jesus’ hands and legs, in the world, we should be urgently knocking on doors and when invited, walk into our Brother’s and Sister’s home to share with them the Truth!!

Our Brother needs to know…that Jesus Paid it ALL!! And if he will receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, He will deposit into his heart, the Holy Spirit, who will help him on the journey and teach him how to live for God…and even if he falls, the Holy Spirit will lift him up again!!

We should be reassuring him that salvation is not lost because of our sinful mistakes…Jesus’ blood cleanses us of our sins continually.

Our Sister needs to know that, if she will just trust-in and receive Jesus, He is faithful and His blood will cleanse her of ALL of her

We need to reassure her that her past is dead and that She is a Beautiful, new creature in Christ and Now there is no condemnation in her future!!

So Yes!! Like Jesus, we should be standing at the doors of our Neighbor’s homes knocking, ready to share the Message of Truth…Because the matter of Salvation Is Urgent!!

-Jesus said, “If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.- (Jn 8:31-32)

We, who believe in Jesus Christ and “know him” and who have His Word living on the inside of us, are His disciples.

He has set US free…Hallelujah!!

Now, He says we should “GO” and Set the Sisters and Brothers free with the Truth of God’s Word!!

So….”Go be a Witness for Jesus!”

And…As Always…Remember

God Loves You and So Do I!!


Your Comments are important to me, so leave me a reply or send me an email to ttwear@mail.com to let me know that your are enjoying the Care Bible Study Blog.



I only refer to you as “dear” because of our long-term, intimate relationship, and certainly not because you are dear to me in any way. In fact, you have been a tormenting influence from start to finish. You have told me lies and prevented me from doing the things I wanted to do and should have done. You are indeed a miserable, wretched companion and one that I no longer am willing to be involved with.

I am writing you this letter to let you know that from this point forward, I will not fear! Although I may feel your presence, I will not bow down to your demands. I have a friend whose name is Jesus, and He has promised to never leave me nor forsake me, but to be with me always. He is indeed a powerful friend and although you do have some power, His is by far, much greater than yours. You can come against me, but Jesus lives in me, and the power of the One who is in me is greater than you are (see 1 John 4:4).

Although I cannot prevent you from coming to visit, I do want to give you notice that you will be ignored. I am far too busy now fellowshipping with my friend, Jesus and developing an intimate relationship with Him to give you any of my time. The more time I spend with Jesus, the more courageous I become. He is teaching me a new way to live – one that is exciting and adventurous – one that is fearless.

I also want to inform you, that since I have so much experience with you and know how self-defeating it is to listen to you, I now intend to tell as many people as I can what a thief and a liar you are. The years I have wasted with you will be redeemed and I will bear much good fruit. Thank you for driving me to Jesus. You see, you made me so miserable that I sought a way to be free from you, and Jesus met me where I was and set me free.

Should you decide to waste your time and try to visit me even after my letter, I am letting you know ahead of time, that you will be met by faith in God and a determination that

Sincerely and Determined,

(Your Name Here)

From Joyce Meyer Ministries Women’s Conference 2014


I Will Not Fear!!

-There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. – (1 James 4:18-19)

Hello Neighbor,

Many of you know that I am a Joyce Meyer fan. For several years now, I have been a Joyce Meyer Ministry (JMM) Partner…And I have a Library of her books and teachings, available at the Benton Center for our neighbors to read…And I have faithfully attended the St. Louis Women’s Conference for the past 4 years.

I met a Special friend that first year at the JMM conference; my ‘sister’ and friend, Donna. Donna and I have since attended every September conference, together. We do a sleepover at her house and we call it “girlfriend weekend.” It’s always AMAZING!! Lol.

Actually, Donna and I are pictured together on The JMM website, we’ve made the video highlights and that same photo has made the Enjoying Everyday Life Magazine..Yay!!

The day we met, I was sitting out in front of the Ed Jones Dome, all alone, probably about 3-4 hours prior to the doors opening; trying to get a seat down front. Donna approached and sat down on the ground with me and we hit it off, right away. She lives in St. Louis and had come to the conference solo…and I live in Illinois, and had also come solo.

I remember feeling afraid to attend such a BIG conference, all alone. I had desired, for many years, to go to the conference and had never gone, because I couldn’t get my girlfriends to come with me and my husband could not attend. (No Men Allowed..Lol!!)

But…that was the year, I had made up my mind, that I would just “Do It Afraid” and Go!!

I am so glad that I moved beyond my hesitations and pressed past my fears….and I am so glad I met Donna. The Holy Spirit orchestrated our meeting…As he does for thousands and thousands of Women, from all over the world.

Many of the women who attend the conference, like myself, Go solo, but the Holy Spirit matches us up with other women according to our spiritual gifts and needs. He is like a Master Puzzler, fitting women together, of all different shapes and sizes, races and nationalities. We step out of our hotel rooms and vehicles alone, but He brings us together in Love and Support…and Sisterhood!! We’re never the same when we Walk Away!!

So…Are you ready to Press Past your Fears??

Well, Today is Your Day!!

Joyce asked us ladies to”Break-up with Fear” this past September and to sign Satan out of our lives…and Yes, We Did!!

So here is your opportunity also…

The ‘Fear Letter’ is available here, on my blog…so check it out. Print it out and sign it and Break-up with Fear today!!

Welcome to You’re New Freedom in Christ!!

Let me Know that you signed the
‘Fear Letter’ and Email me at ttwear@gmail.com.


God Loves You and So Do I!!



How Should We Pray??

-Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. – (James 1:6)

Does God hear and honor our heart prayers?? -These are mental prayers that are inaudible-

I believe that He Does!!

So, Let’s Look…

When we read the book of 1 Samuel, Chapters 1 and 2, we meet Hannah. Hannah was the childless wife of a Levite, named Elkanah. Now Elkanah loved his wife dearly, but he took a second woman to wife, named Peninnah, because Hannah could bear him no children. Now Peninnah was both fertile and fruitful, bearing Elkanah sons and daughters; however she was not the adored wife. She was envious of Elkanah’s love and adoration for Hannah and therefore despised and continually, taunted Hannah .

Now Hannah’s soul grew bitterly sorrowful, as she suffered the incessant provoking by her rival.
So, Hannah brought her concerns before the Lord. She fervently, poured out her soul before The Lord in prayer. Her inaudible, heart prayers were mixed with many, many tears, as she made her petitions known unto The Lord…asking Him to grant her a son.

Although Eli, the high priest, had mistakingly believed Hannah to be drunk, because she appeared to be talking to herself instead of praying (Eli could hear no utterance), he blessed her and she went away in peace and with a renewed hope (confident expectation).

Now, as the story goes on, The Lord remembers Hannah and in less than one year, she gives birth to a male-child. She names him Samuel…as his name means, “Asked of God.”

So Once Again…YES! I do believe that God hears and honors our heart prayers. Hannah asked God, and by faith, she received. God heard Hannah’s heart prayer and granted her petition.

[Recap from Care Bible Study @ The Benton Cultural Center located at 1516 N. 43rd St. ESL, Illinois
Tuesday Nights at 6pm. 11/11/2014]

The Lord is waiting to answer your prayer, Today… So whether you are at work, driving in your car, laying down in your bed, or even sitting in God’s house (the Church), God is waiting to hear from You!!

Your prayer need not be loud, long, nor eloquent; just fervent and faith filled.

So…Go Ahead and Ask…in Jesus’ Name and I dare You to Expect and Believe!!

As Always…
God Loves You and So Do I!!



How to Live a Full, Prosperous Life

-For by me [Wisdom from God] your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.- (Prov 9:11)

Hello Neighbors,

I remember watching the movie Cooley High, as a child, and hearing the character, Preach say to his high school teacher, “I wanna live forever!” For some reason, those words have stayed with me all these years.

Now we all know that our physical bodies cannot exist eternally, in this earthly form, yet we all want to live a full, prosperous life…and that includes myself.

Many of you know that I am sort of a “Health Nut.” Lol. I have a herbal regiment that I follow each day. – I take a probiotic each morning for my digestive health, -I take my vitamins, the AM pack first thing in the morning and the PM pack, before bed….which is equivalent to a total of 18+ herbs/day. I know your thinking Wow…She’s Serious!!

Even My 12 year old daughter, Alexandria, jokingly, calls me a witch doctor because I mix concoctions together and use them as natural remedies for coughs, colds, and sore throats, etc.

Now, we also have the Exercise Class twice a week at the “Center” on Wednesdays and Fridays. We’ve been following a Walking program that is equivalent to 4-6 miles/wk. …therefore, -I also walk for my heart health and to maintain physical fitness. -I try to eat organic and Non-gmo foods (genetically modified organisms) – and I try to refrain from buying junk food. – and I have practically weaned myself off of both coffee and sugar.

Why do I practice all of these behaviors??
Because I want to live a longer, healthier life for myself, for my husband, and for my family and friends.

So Sunday Morning, as I was reading Proverbs 9,(as it corresponds with the date 11/9), the Holy Spirit illuminated verse 1 and 2 and also verse 12.(listed above)

-WISDOM HAS built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars. She has killed her beasts, she has mixed her [spiritual] wine; she has also set her table. – (Prov 9:1-2)

He showed me that all of my personal efforts and attempts to multiply my days and to increase my years, in the land of the living, are in vain,
-without Godly Wisdom.-

Verse 10 says, the knowledge of the Holy One, -Jesus,- is INSIGHT and UNDERSTANDING. Jesus has prepared a feast of Wisdom (in the knowledge of Him) and has personally, invited us, to come to His table and sup with Him.

If we really want to live a prosperous life and extend our years, the Proverb is telling us to eat of God’s Words (by reading the Bible) and to drink of His Spiritual Wine, -The Holy Spirit,- Who will teach us how to live a righteous life for God. And not only will He give us the power to refrain from sin, but He will also train us up on a spiritual regiment of seeking The Lord early and daily. He will teach us what foods/herbs are healthy to eat and what foods we should avoid. He will remind us that we need exercise for our spiritual heart (soul) as well as for our heart, of flesh. He will teach us Faith, as He weans us off of dependency upon ourselves, and shows us how to trust, rely, and depend on God. And most importantly, He will show us how to love our neighbors, as we have certainly loved ourselves, and He will teach us how to mix our faith with good deeds, by serving our sisters and brothers.

Wow!! God is SO Awesome…So Let us yield to the Holy Spirit, as He transforms our spiritual lives and He teaches us how to transform our physical bodies, thru His Godly Wisdom, and thus extending our years, for the service of His kingdom.
In Jesus’ Name,

So….As Always, Remember….

God Loves You and So Do I,



What are You Building for God??

Good Monday Morning!!

This Sunday, my Sunday School kids and I learned more about Noah’s Ark
(Genesis 6-9) Notice, I said that -I learned something more, – also. Although I was teaching, I was soaking in the lesson, just like it was brand new.

Here it is:

Have you ever been awakened by the sound of chain saws in your neighborhood at 6 in the morning? So you get up and look out the window to find that the electric company is cutting down tree limbs near the power lines or maybe it’s your neighbor trying out his new power toys(tools). Ok, Now that you know what all the noise is about..you get back into bed to try and get a few more minutes of shut-eye. Now imagine that this noise goes -on and on- day after day- for months at a time – and years on end. Now for some of you, like me, you may decide, at some point, to go out and ask your neighbor…”What are you planning to do with all these trees that you’ve cut down?”

Now, what if he says he’s going to build an ark?? You’re thinking…. WOW!!
And when you ask why he has decided to do this…AND keep you awake,… he says, “Because God told me to DO it!
As you question him further, he goes on to say to you, “Repent!! It’s Gonna Rain!!

So as you head back towards your front door, you’re trying to figure out which mental health agency to contact because this guy is a “Nut Job.” I can imagine the neighborhood kids, are already out there laughing and yelling out at him the newest slang word for CRAZY!! Others are standing by videoing this looney’s construction job so they can put on youtube….There goes the Neighborhood!!

Now As far fetched as this may seem, this is Noah’s story…

Noah was following God’s orders to build an ark and forewarning people of the coming flood. Now, these people didn’t know what Noah was talking about because they had never, ever seen rain and yet this construction job went on for 120 years, before anyone saw even one drop of rain fall from the sky. Sure, this was difficult for the people to receive, as they were a hardhearted group and very wicked.

I can imagine that the people came from near and far to see it for themselves, having heard all the rumors. So Noah, who diligently continued to build the ark, found himself at the pulpit of his ark-construction site, telling the people to change their minds about sin, Repent and Return to God!!

Sure…We know how the story ends…the people thought Noah was ‘Loco’ and refused to repent. And so they perished in the flood along with everything that had breath and spirit of life, besides Noah, his wife and their three sons, and the son’s wives, and of course the animals that had come into the ark, two by two.

Now, As I was teaching the lesson, my Holy Spirit says, “What are you building for God?”…WOW!!

My answer was, that I am rebuilding a Spirit of Community, one house at a time, in East St. Louis…And God told me to Do it!!

The lesson inspired me so much because I realized that we have to be more like Noah… When we hear a Word from God to GO and build His kingdom. We have to step out with our tool belts, hammer and nails and Do it! And….Yes! satan (no capital ‘S’ for him) is going to send out the naysayers to call you crazy, as they attempt to hinder your progress. So what do you do?? Do you give up because your mother doesn’t understand??
Do you quit because your friends are laughing at you and spreading rumors??
Do you surrender because your Pastor or the Congregation has not given you the green light??
No! No! No! You can never give up on God, because if He spoke it, He will bring it to Pass!

So hold fast to your vision, write it on the pages of your heart and be prepared to answer the unbelievers with Godly wisdom….that Godly wisdom, that is taught by the Holy Spirit, as you read and study God’s Word. He will equip you with the answer to the questionings of the unbelievers and the doubters.

Tell them that God has given you a Divine Construction Job and that you are GO-ing forth to build His kingdom, while spreading the Good News….telling the world that We are saved by Grace, through faith in Jesus Christ….So Repent Today and Receive Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior and The Lord of your Life!!

-[OH, I know, I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God!] I will [in my thinking] stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress, and will watch to see what He will say within me and what answer I will make [as His mouthpiece] to the perplexities of my complaint against Him.- (Hab 2:1)

-And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.-(Hab 2:2-3)

Oh, How I Love God..He is Doing a new work in me…I hope you were also inspired by the lesson.

Go forth and Build for God, by faith. He will order your paths. Remember…

God Loves You and So Do I!!



Why CareNRC in ESL?


I know that many of you have been pondering this question: Why Carenrcinesl?? So I want to bring you up to speed:

Care Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation -“Care NRC”- is a Redevelopment company started by my husband, Dewitt and myself -“IN”- East St. Louis. -“ESL” –
Thus CareNRCinESL.
Our home office is @ The Benton Cultural Center located at 1516 N. 43rd Street.

What does Care NRC do in ESL??

Care NRC is revitalizing the neighborhood community from 40th-45th St. in East St. Louis. We are purchasing and rehabbing the beautiful old homes, in the “Van Buren Neighborhood,” that have fallen into disrepair. Each house that we renovate gets wired into a video surveillance system which secures the home, the neighborhood…and more importantly, the New Resident. The video surveillence records the perimeter of each house and the street activity 24 hours/day and 7 days/wk.

How Long Has CareNRC been in ESL??

We Started working on this project about 4 years ago. We began by cutting down the weeds and the overgrown trees surrounding the abandoned/vacant homes and getting them boarded up. We spent months cleaning and cutting down the SUPER HIGH weeds in the alleys and mowing grass in the vacant lots.
-Thus increasing safety in the area.
The People thought we were CRAZY!! Lol.

Eventually, we began to gain the support and trust of the neighbors and We started passing out newsletters to initiate monthly neighborhood meetings. The purpose of the meetings were to explain to the people (who thought we were crazy) why we were in their neighborhood.

Before CareNRC owned a “neighborhood house” or Cultural Center, several of the neighbors would volunteer to “host” the monthly meetings in their own homes, inviting people into their homes who, at that time, were total strangers to them. We were so in awe of the love that the neighbors were showing us.

Eventually, we did purchase a neighborhood house, The “Benton Center,” and began to host the neighborhood meetings in our house. We also began an Exercise Class, for the neighbors, on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
The evenings grew long, as we were having such a great time with our neighbors, just hanging around, chit-chatting, playing cards (Skip-Bo) and OCCASIONALLY, exercising. Lol!

We were truly in fellowship!! These people, who had not been accustomed to even “waving at their neighbors,” had begun to establish beautiful relationships with one another- Talk about Loving Thy Neighbor as Thyself- I have been so in awe at what God is Doing in the Van Buren Neighborhood!!

Where is Care Bible Study held??

Recently, we began to host a weekly Bible Study at the Benton Center. Our Bible Study is held on Tuesday nights at 6pm and we are so excited because our neighbors have been very supportive and the class is growing – Thus, the fellowship continues to grow at the “Center.”

We also want to keep you abreast of This Great Thing that God is Doing in ESL- Thus the CAREBIBLESTUDY @ Carenrcinesl.wordpress.com blog.

I hope I have answered some of your questions about CareNRCinESL.

Please keep Dewitt and I, as well as our Neighbors in the Vanburen Neighborhood in your prayers and “FOLLOW US” on the blog as we go forth, as Disciples for Christ, in East St. Louis.
-This was the Lord’s doing. And it is Marvelous in our eyes.- Mark 12:11

Thank you for your comments and support!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!


P.S. Be on the lookout for videos and pics..Coming Soon!