Friday, October 31, 2008

And The Winner Is.....

Congratulations to Stiletto's for the Christine & Kelly Pumps. They are truly a steppin out shoe.

Yesterday, I realized some flaws in my shoe give a way.

1) I can't add people after someone has voted.

2) I need to institute some type of contests as well as comments.

3) I need to make it easy.

Any suggestions?

In addition to shoes, I will be giving away other shoe items. As well as anything I find with the word Faith on it. Stay tuned and tell your peeps about this. It is "FOR REAL"!

Keep Walking,


Monday, October 27, 2008


Hey Ladies,

This week, I have got to say "FOR REAL?"!!!! Oprah has "Ah Hah!" I have "FOR REAL?"

Just when you step over a puddle, you realize you are in the middle of the ocean. And you can quote me on this one. It is not that I expect to sail through life care free and that everything will be so easy. It is just that I want, need, and really deserve a break. I shouldn't say deserve, but desire.

It is hard for me to list these moments, without totally exposing some of the culprits, but you know who you are. And to you I say, "FOR REAL?!!!"

There are times in my life when I really don't understand what people don't get. I guess that because I am Christian, because I have been changed, because I am maturing and because I don't carry a gun, that gives you authority to do, say or treat me any kind of way. Not so!

I am surely a child of God and know that I have been brought out of darkness, into His light. And since He has been so gracious to me, I must extend that grace to you. It is only fair. Because I do not yell, scream and fight like I used to, doesn't mean I won't go to war (in the spirit, of course). I will cry out to God on behalf of both you and me. And because I have grown; spiritually and naturally means that God is truly doing a work in me and that I must understand that you are a work too. And even though I don't have a permit to carry a concealed weapon because of the Blood of Jesus over my life I am still packing (the HOLY GHOST, of course).

It is truly amazing to me when I look back and realize that my reaction to the some things do not affect me in the same manner. I believe it is because I have Faith in God and I know without a doubt that since He has called me to do His will, that things won't be easy. Wearing 4 inch heels is difficult enough on dry land, try it when you are stepping out of the boat and walking water.

I am glad that I am in this place at this time in Mi Vida (my life). A time when I can see the storm, step out of the boat and DARE to walk on water. I have not always been here. I have not always felt confident enough to do something so radical. I have not always felt the love of others, probably cause I didn't love me enough to demand better. I have not always been so open and honest, for fear of losing someone. I have not always been so generous, because of what it would cost me. The Bible states that "Perfect love casts out all fear". I believe that although I am not perfect, I can have and experience "Perfect Love".

To those who still don't get it, I will still say "FOR REAL?!" but I will take the time to enlighten you. I will share my thoughts and feelings with you. I will still love and support you. I will still be a shoulder to cry on, but you might hear me whisper, "For Real?"

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!

(My Life is Golden!)
Shoes Steve Madden ~ LOLLAA

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bid Me To Come

OH MY GOODNESS! (My computer or my fingers have a mind of their own). I posted a blog with no writing.

On Friday night, I experienced my own personal breaking. I am sharing this with you because I believe that many of us are experiencing the same thing. I had to admit to God that I am afraid to walk on water.

I am finding that writing this blog each week is therapeutic. Although, it is scary to do something that exposes your inner thoughts and feelings and allows others to scrutinize what you say or think. I do want to be pleasing to the Father and even when I am unsure of how it translates to the brethern (sisteren), I must be about my Father's business. My goal is to let others know that it is okay to be you. In the past five years, I have learned that no matter what anyone else says or thinks about me, they have not had to live, think or breathe in my shoes. Their experiences may have mirrored or been similar to mine, but we all have to make our own choices.

I have had people say that they have read the blog and it is "interesting". Well the only thing that I can say is "I guess, I am "interesting" too", because it is about me. That is the only person that I have authority to expose. I have to understand that when you put yourself in a position of scrutiny, you will be scrutinized.

Last year, my cousin gave me the book, "If you want to walk on water, You've got to get out of the boat", by John Ortberg. I have read it front to back two times. This weekend, I read the passages about Peter walking on the water. And I am now finding that it is time to get out of the boat. He is bidding me to come. Just like Peter, I am sure that it is Him but I keep saying, If it is you Lord, command me to come.

I have to continue to do the things that I know will be helpful to someone else. I keep hearing "Fear not", but that just strikes up more fear. Why is God telling me not to fear? Because in saying that, there must be something to be afraid of. Am I afraid of failing, am I afraid of succeeding, am I afraid of what someone else thinks, am I afraid of what it will cost me, am I afraid of the sacrifice?

This is the time of testing. I have to do some hard things right now. I have to set goals, WRITE THEM DOWN, get out of the boat and WALK ON WATER. In this season of my life, I will have to really rely on God to order my steps and to keep me under the shadow of His wings. I expect great things in the season and as He bids me to come, I must be obedient to His command. I must trust that He knows exactly what I need and shall supply it in that time.

In each one of you, there is something that is calling you higher. Please take the first step and get out of the boat. "Even the longest journey must begin where you stand." (Michael Moncur, 9/1/04)

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!
My Life is Golden!
(When I am tried in the fire, I shall come out as pure gold!)
Shoes by Guess ~ Carrieelee

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And the Winner IS.....

Congratulations to A Work in Progress.... Cheronda White.

You have won the Pierra Dumas Marcella's Size 8 1/2. I will make sure that you get this on Sunday.

Keep Walking in Your New Faith Shoes,


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Booster Shots

Tomorrow I have to take my daughter to the doctor for her check-up and possibly some booster shots. Most of us remember a children going to the doctor every so often to get another shot to help protect us for dreaded diseases. These shots were designed to work with the original shot and help booster the protection that was already given unto us.

Well today, I need a booster shot of Faith. It is not that I am staggering or wavering in the belief of the promise, I just feel like I need more. I take today's example from the apostles, who asked the Lord to "Increase OUR Faith." They didn't lack faith they just wanted more Faith to help them accomplish the goals that were set before them. Again this is not Bible study, but my life in stereo.

I know that God has some wonderful and precious promises before me. It just seems extremely hard to keep my focus. I have been assured that God is working everything out and that I must wait patiently to obtain the prize. Receiving a personal word from the Lord is awesome because it helps me to be assured that I am on the right path. But if you know me, you know that I am a doer and I need to get it done.

The Lord is teaching me to be patient and be still. I read a devotion the other day and it talked about making our hearts to sit still. This devotion was so on time because in my heart was racing, thinking about what I wanted to accomplish and by what time. I began to faint in my heart because all of those deadlines are passing. The writer said that "If we faint not at the promises, but believe in our hearts, patiently waiting for God to line up everything we will need, He will do just what he promised".

That is what I shall do. In the midst of praising Him for everything (because this is my month of praise), I will begin to still my heart and wait on Him. God has made everything good in His time. I believe that!

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!
My Life is Golden
(Shoes by Aldo ~ Silao)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Abundant In Faith

Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7

Thank God for His abundance of Faith, Grace and Glory. I am so excited that God is moving with such intensity and force. He is showing Himself strong and giving power to His sons and daughters that we may stand. It is so important that we take time each day to read something from the Word of God. Mediate on what we have read and then apply it in our lives. We have to begin to praise Him for the things that have manifested and those things to yet come.

The Lord has given us His word. Our job is to take that word, deposit in our hearts, minds and spirits. The Word of God will help us in our times of testing and trial. It will deliver us and quench the fiery darts. It will expose those things that are not like Him and help us to praise Him for the goodness that He gives unto us.

Each week, I sit under men and women of God, who take God's word and work seriously. Their labor in the Word of God so that the Kingdom be built. I do not take it lightly the labor of love that these individuals pour out each week. I have been taught so much Word that it would be very hard for me to deny that He is the Christ. I desire that God's word abide within me and that I can use that word to preserve me in the time of trouble. I can use that word to help someone else. I can stand on God's word as the truth for my life. This is not always as easy as it sounds, but it is necessary for me to be able to encourage others to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

I strive to praise God for who He is not what He can give. I strive to increase my faith by believing that God is my source, my provider, my friend, my comforter, my healer (naturally and emotionally), and most of all my Savior. This is the season that God IS pouring out His blessings and manifesting promises in our lives.

I intend to continue to bless the Lord and to praise Him. In the darkest of hours, the most unsurest of times and in the deepest of pits, He still deserves all the praise. I really want each one of you who read this blog post this week, to take a few minutes praise Him, thank Him and tell someone else about Him.

As the weeks unfold, I will begin to share some of the revelations and manifestations of God's promises in Mi Vida (my life).

Keep Walking,

MiVida es de Oro!

My Life is Golden!

(When I am tried in the fire, I shall come out as pure gold!)


This week begins the "IF the Shoe Fits.... give-a-way. Leave a comment of the Blog site. At the end of the blog, there is a comment button. Post your comment and type in the code given and use anonymous, if you don't have a log in. The stipulation is that you must leave your name and comment on the blog and email me at Each comment will be entered into the give-a-way. There will be poll posted for the best comment and you will receive the shoes. How easy is that? Leave a comment and win shoes. The shoes are located under the "If the Shoe Fits..." to the right.