Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Endless Treasures...God's Wisdom on Display

This morning my studies led me into an anointing that was supernatural! Singing and prayer breaking forth into Adoration and Praise! The singing and tune was in a language of the angels... I had never heard it before! The words, a beautiful foreign language that my Spirit was pouring out to the Father. I was joined to the Fathers Spirit...The Great Holy Spirit... Praising Our Great
God and Savior King Jesus! He was moving in a new and glorious way inside my hungering heart! He was giving this dried up old vessel a new song! Just last week, I was telling him that I was bored with my walk...! I said,"There has not been any real growth lately for me Lord....! You know me Lord, I love to be moving along on my growth track and when I'm not growing or moving...Well, let's put it this way, I'm bored...Just then, I started to become aware of a stirring in my Spirit. The Holy Spirit was prompting me to pray for the anointing to start to reign down on me. I prayed in this way and the Spirit started to move. There are indescribable things that have been happening since I've prayed that prayer, things that start out to seem like no big thing start to blow up in front of me. If you know me, I will have stories to tell! He showed me he was moving... He is always moving![Jeremiah 33:3] I was just not tuning into the process until now. There is so much more for us. This morning a verse of scripture came jumping off the page for me In Ephesians 3:8[new living translation] it says; there are ENDLESS TREASURES AVAILABLE TO THEM IN CHRIST.[ has anyone ever seen the movie National Treasure?] Put it this way, that's nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 b. "WOW" I thought, "I'm in Christ...! There are endless treasures for me..." Think about what that means for a second... If there are endless treasures for me why am I not tapping into these treasures more often? ANSWER: I'm not aware of God's truth for me in Christ Jesus. There are more and more treasures to be found, more strength and power to be tapped. The possibilities are endless!Everyday we should live by the treasure of the application of His word! It is alive and powerful! God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display His wisdom in it's rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. I ask you... "What does this mean for YOU?"Our earthly home is the place where we play out our lives. I can tell you there is much more going on here than what is just seen with our eyes or felt with our emotions. We can experience all these Endless Treasures because they are meant for us. They are God's grand purpose to display His Wisdom to the on lookers in the heavenly realms. This was His Eternal Plan, which He carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord. Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence. By Grace. SUPERNATURAL WISDOM being made manifest through His word says; Supernatural Wisdom is not of this natural world. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes it is ridiculously awesome to think and meditate on. Don't be satisfied to live your life in the natural. Be SUPERNATURAL, You already are... if you have trusted in what Jesus has done for you on the cross. Tune in to what he wants to display through your life, It will show off His Wisdom to the unseen rulers and authorities. We will experience Endless Treasures which is given by His wisdom. We will bring praise, glory and honor to our King and the name of Jesus will be lifted up. The name of Jesus will draw all men unto himself. Through the treasures we display by His Wisdom people will come to know Christ. And Christians will grow in a more powerful joyous way.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thank You Everyone!

Thank You to everyone who hired me and helped me get work for Home Girl Designs! Home Girl Designs has established many nice new clients thanks to the cleaning special ! I will still be taking new clients. However the 6 month special is complete! The hourly rate is still very affordable! If you need help please call me!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cleaning Services Anyone?

Hello everyone! Does anyone get really nervous when they think about the holidays fast approaching? I have a simple remedy! A clean house! I'm offering a six month cleaning special for only $10.00 and hour. I will come and spiff up your home right before your guests arrive for the holidays! Call me soon for the best availability! Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Even The Little Sins

Even the Little Sins; I know... isn't it easier to forget these? I just push them around in my head. I try not to dwell on them. Today I had a come to Jesus meeting with my King , I was summoned to the throne room. I've been kind of in the wait room of late... Just hanging out! It's not really all that much fun living in the wait room. I've been listening to a voice lately, Not my voice let me tell you. This voice does not know how to shut up so I was summoned today and given a small lesson as to how to shut it up and why I need to shut it up. The King told me that I need to tell Him everything that is going on in my world... What has been happening with my spiritual realm life. There are constants in this realm that affect every moment of everyday for the child of God. The Lord asked me to take an inventory of everything that is filed and recorded as of recent past and present "now time." I went over the things that were standing out to me, but only after His prompting me to remember. I found I had somethings that were beginning to grow... some bad seeds. It was time to weed the Garden of my mind. He started showing me what to pull up. I told my King, "Father, I want to stab this enemy right in the heart and cut off his head." He said go ahead. "Yeah," I thought, So I took out my sword and cut the head of the demon off! I saw it happen, I received the visual! He was a gooey little creature, now he has no head, I sent back to hell in this condition...It was awesome! The Holy Spirit Fell on me in such a way...after I sent the demon back to hell headless! The King Loves it when we use our weapons of mass destruction. My point to you is this. The enemy uses anything he can to do his work, Let me tell you the enemy is the craftiest creature known to this world seen and unseen. He will make the sin feel sooo good...AT FIRST! Please be very aware who the enemy is. He is working on God's children in more that one way. He the devil does not want us God's children to be affective here on earth, take time to do your personal inventory when it comes to your heart. It must be guarded and protected above all else. The Spirit of God resides there and He will show you crystal clear where the sin seeds are growing. Cut, pull ,rip them out! even if you don't want to...It will be much worse later if you let them grow, they have really powerful roots if left and they send out runners as well. Protect the Kingdom, keep yourself weed free! xoxo Words from The Original Home Girl...Diana

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Winter Garden Special

Hello Everyone! Guess what time it is??? You guessed it... It's time for your own Winter Garden! We are all so blessed to live in the south especially in winter! We can garden all year round. This month in November I'm offering a starter color garden
For only $75.00 I will come out to your home to do a consultation, set up a time and day to do the install. The ground cover will be approximately 24 feet of color at full bloom. The install comes with 12 blooming plants. Each plant covers approximately 24" at full size. The plants are seasonal, but should last at least 2-3 months if properly taken care of. If you are interested call me at 941-747-3857 hm or 941-807-0516 cell. The flowers shown here are impatiens, begonia, petunia! But there are several others I can suggest. There are so many ideas when it comes to style and design in the garden! Come on... make your home a beautiful refreshing oasis of color! Everyone who passes by will be blessed!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Complete In Christ

When He said, "It is finished" He was! We already have everything we need in Him. Everything to be successful, prosperous, favored...I could go on and on. But why are we not experiencing all the blessings, why do we experience negative stuff? BECAUSE... Everything we think and say defines us. BECAUSE... Of our position in Christ. Our words are the most powerful force we have, what is inside of us will come out with our words and actions. What goes in must and will come out. It is imperative that we fill our mind with right thinking. As children of God we are complete in Christ, we have Jesus Holy Spirit living inside. We are Priests and Kings in His Kingdom. We have been paid for with the ultimate price, The sacrificial death of Jesus Christ bought for us our Freedom and Power to live and reign in this present world as Victors. We have all the promises in Christ Jesus.THAT IS PURE POWER. Our thoughts need to be trained up to think on the things of God. [phil 4:8] What we say as Holy Spirit filled children of God "Will Affect what is manifested in the earthly realm. We as children of the most high God have no business speaking out curse words...These words will have affect...They will manifest an outcome, gone bad. For instance; I heard a person recently say a curse word directed at her unborn baby boy, She damned her son. I was speechless...I woke up at five in the morning praying for this New Mom and her Baby boy. She had know Idea what she was saying and causing. Our words have spiritual ramifications in the causal realm. (The next words taken from the book Commanding your Morning; Page 3.) [Once you understand that the spiritual realm is the "causal realm," you will begin to grasp the massive power of your thoughts, ideas, words, and prayers-- spiritual things that engineer, mold, and craft the current and future state of your temporal existence. ]These words will have an affect on that child. The words are already having an affect, we need to know who we are in Christ. Now we must preemptivley pray for this child, because the damning process is coming around to the earthly realm. Thankfully nothing can prevail against God's spoken Word! There are tons of scripture about right thinking and guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I really wish I would of known about the power of the word when my kids were small, I'm sure We as a family could of avoided so many negative outcomes. Why do things happen negatively...This is one reason. These thoughts and blog post taken from inspiration by the Holy Spirit and the book Commanding your Morning, by Cindy Trimm.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stream; float, wave in the air.

I hope all of you had an awesome Summer. I'm so sorry to have not blogged much since early Summer Late Spring. I have been livin life! My world consists of Home Girl Stuff; Wife Mom, sister, stuff! Daughter,friend,Mentor, Stuff. Coach, Small Group Leader, Women's Ministry Participant, Stuff. And yes, I still have time to be involved with two small groups as an attendee. When I start to blog these words I see I'm very occupied as of late. All of these words come with "time" attached, and for me research and analysis goes hand in hand with all I do. I am not gainfully employed as of yet. NOPE NO paycheck for Home Girl! My Home Girl Business is very slow to take off...It is because of me, I know... God spoke to me and has a question for you, "What are "YOU" believing for?" "What is the vision He has placed in you?" Life is definitely not a mystery... it can be solved...We all have questions. "What kind of keys do you hold?" I'm not talking about your car keys or your house keys. Did you know there are "Keys" that are just within your grasp, keys that unlock your future? I'm here to tell you that you can know the mysteries of life, it will be a journey that will open so many doors that you will not even be able to scarcely take it all in! Pretty exciting huh? All it takes is faith, you know, that unseen thing! Faith is kind of like this Butterfly that just flew in my porch when I went out side for a doggy break. Think about the butterfly..., think about you..., Now be the Butterfly! "How" you ask? Well, please try to keep up with me as we delve into life as a butterfly. This will be a journey into the unseen world... There is more coming...stay tuned. You will experience life like no other!!! My Fav verses; Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith and not by sight.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Does anybody need help with interior home design? I'm running my specials thru the month of September. ONLY $25.00 FOR A COMPLETE 4 STAGE RE-DESIGN CONSULTATION. IF INTERESTED CALL ME ASAP! I CAN HELP YOU SEE YOUR HOME THROUGH A DECORATORS EYES!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Does Anyone Need a Crib?

Hi everyone ! I need to sell this cute baby crib.. My daughter and her family are at the point were they will be moving in with my husband and I for an extended stay. This economy is bringing us all closer... LOVE THAT... The cribs maker is "Simmons". It has a brand new mattress, maybe used three times. The condition is "SHABBY CHIC" It is chippy white...! Vey good condition and sturdy construction. This crib is really perfect for the grandparents guest room, or for anyone with a tight budget ! I'm asking only $75.00 for the whole thing... I'll even throw in the sheet !

Friday, July 3, 2009

Design Consult 1/2 price for the month of July

If anyone is wanting a professional opinion of interior design aspects for their own home... call me, Diana Hawkins @ 941-747-3857. For only $25.00 you will get a walk through, a "Final Four" check off list, plus a verbal consult with the delivery of your results. The walk through includes photography, it will take about 1-hour to complete. The "Final Four" check off list includes all four major rooms; (1.)Kitchen, (2.)Bathrooms,(3.) Living rooms/Family rooms,(4.) Bedrooms. With the results this will also include a verbal consult with me in regards to further explanation of your project and how it is to be accomplished and what the costs will include. The initial price for re-design/staging consults run approximately $150.00.(These prices are based on research from the California market in 2007.) This would be considered a "Final Four" Consultation. The reasons for the extraordinary low cost is because "Home Girl Designs" is a brand new start up business in a weak economy. I need new clients, and I believe in word of mouth advertising. I've been practising home design and staging for Wicker-N-Things Tropical Furniture Store for the past 13 years. If you feel it is time for a change or you just need fresh new ideas, let me help encourage you with your home decor needs.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Spirit of Rebellion

I thought I would blog a subject that is gripping...(litterally.) The Subject of REBELLION. For most people, they do not realize that it is possible to be plagued with this affliction. Yes... I said affliction. And I said plagued. Affliction means; to give pain or grief to, distress, trouble, vex. Plagued means; Highly contagious, affliction. To rebel means; "be contentious". The meaning of "being rebellious" is limited to the Hebrew language, as the meaning of this verb in other Semitic languages differs: "to make angry" (Aramaic), "to contend with" (Syriac), and to dispute with (Arabic), This serious problem can be CONTAGIOUS, take note; is anyone else who lives with you having the same problems with rebelling against authority...? If you have answered YES... Then, The affliction of REBELLION has spread, like a disease, all involved need the loving healing power of God's word, and the confession of sin. Rebellion is something every human deals with because we are all imperfect. We are naturally bent to rebel. And we are in a spiritual battle against the evil ones. They never stop trying to provoking us to sin. They use our human weakness to tempt us and fool us and make lies sound like the truth. Don't believe everything your heart is feeling. God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Learn to use "THE ARMOR OF GOD" ( Ephesians 6:10-18. ) Christians have been empowered by the Holy Spirit, to live in power, love and by self control. By renewing our minds daily partaking in the Word Of God, He will give us the ability to be able to identify what the trouble is and who it is coming from. [In 2 Corinthians 10:5 the word says; We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.] The only Correction for the problem, is the Word Of God and knowing it backward and forward. Find Christian Small Groups to join, this will help you to live out your christian life and "Experience in Community" instead of all alone. Seek out churches that have these kind of programs that are designed to promote fellowship and spiritual growth, where you can confide in people to pray for you, and to mentor you, when you are in need... And don't forget our Pastors who week after week prepare from their hearts what God gives them to share for our encouragement, refreshment and growth, they pour out their lives for the sheep.(US.) REBELLION was initiated in the beginning when Lucifer, feeling equal with God rebelled and took with him 1/3rd of the angels from heaven, He is master at persuasion. A few examples of rebellion: you may be in rebellion against God or authority if you are; Angry and confused... If you are stubborn and fighting to get your own way all the time, or, are rejecting wise godly counsel...If you are not satisfied... If you are disputing the ones that are in authority to you ...If you purposely disobey the ones who are in authority over you... If this was a test, How would you score?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wonderful White Bread

Hey everyone, Today you can make Wonderful White Bread in your bread maker. I was sick of not having fresh bread whenever I wanted it, so... I figured out my own recipe that I could make once a week at home. Here is the recipe and pictures. The Bread Making Machine should be set on BASIC or WHITE BREAD. I had all the ingredients at home except for the Active Yeast, But all the ingredients most people have lying around in their pantries. RECIPE: 1-cup Water, 1/2 pkg. Yeast, 1- Tbs.+1/2 tsp. Sugar, 1/2 tsp. Salt, 1 Tbs. Shortening, 2 1/2 cups Flour. Throw all the ingredients in the bread maker in the same order as the recipe reads. And Voila!! YUMMY hot bread in approximately three hours! Not to mention how wonderful your house will smell !! Please note, keep any unused bread in the frig bagged tightly. Because of no preservatives, the bread will mold in a couple days if left out. P.S. This bread can be sliced thick for the worlds greatest FRENCH TOAST Yummy again !!! I'm going to make the french toast right now!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Conduit of Grace

So here is what He said to me today. It always catches me off guard when I hear Him whispering softly in my ear. The Word said, "Conduit of Grace..." I'm like, "What did you say? What is a conduit?" I pondered and said," I don't even know what that is..." I actually had to look up the word in the dictionary. Today I chose the bible dictionary. The reason I chose the bible dictionary is because I was seriously doubting that God was saying the word conduit, I thought I had heard all the words spoken in the bible. The word conduit was located in the bible dictionary, I was getting excited now because he was going to tell me something that I needed to hear and possibly share with all of you! The word CONDUIT means; a channel for conveying water from it's source to the place where it was delivered. The word was described in the bible as an aqueduct. King Hezekiah had constructed an aqueduct to bring water into his city. His enemies then could not cut off his water supply during times of war. He was a super smart King. "Wow " I said, "that is pretty cool, so what does this have to do with me?"uh, I now have to look up GRACE. So I did... Putting the phrase together now would reveal what He was trying to say to me. I have to blog this because I've been in His presence for the past 4 hours now putting this puzzle together. I'm soooo sharing this incite with you. I will not want to let this one get away. Are you ready? It's kinda deep, (CONDUIT OF GRACE) I am a deep, straight, groove purposely cut by the Masters hands. I'm called out to convey to the nations & peoples the moral practical cleansing effected by the removal of defilement by our taking heed to the (water)Word of God in heart, life and habit. I am called to a spiritual ministry that gives a drink to the converted. The MISSION is to inform them of the truth of Gods Word(the water). Teaching them about the power that is theirs through JESUS CHRIST by the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit will enable them to understand the sustaining influence, that they have been given, to supernaturally be able to persevere in the Christian Life. I will teach the precious ones about their security in Christ. Their Salvation is eternal and is maintained by JESUS CHRIST throughout the entirety of their christian life as they live it hear on earth. They cannot lose their salvation.(many people are afraid of this false teaching) The token proof of Gods Grace is the glue that "holds us" through our suffering unto eternal life. All our risks, humiliations, and trials are opportunities for CHRIST to demonstrate His power and presence in and through us. We are all called by the same God and the same Power, Resurrection Power, The same power that caused Christ to rise to life from the grave...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

To Stage Or Not To Stage This Is the Question

Do you need to sell your house? This is the first question. If the answer is NO then start to PRAISE THE LORD! You are favored! You did something right! You are able to enjoy being in a stable environment! Some of us have found ourselves in a position that is very unfamiliar! The bottom feels like it is falling away... We are experiencing a trial. We find ourselves going through a faith building refining process. Our dreams of home ownership have gone out of control. Now we are faced with the question...What can we do to help sell our dream homes fast? I have the answer... Hire a Home Stager!! That's right, a home stager can help you see what is missing from your home selling equation...of, selling vs not selling. There are many factors in not being able to sell your home. "The Look Factor." Your house must look good, smell good, and be in good condition. If you want a professional opinion then HIRE ME. You will first need a consult. With every consult I will come to your home and do a walk through. I will put together a home staging check off list that you can accomplish yourself or you can hire me and my team to stage your home to get it to the best selling condition. For the Month of July, I am doing half price on consults, which by the way is ridiculous; Regular$50.00 now $25.00. Call me @ 941-747-3857 hm. My cell; 941-545-4871. Or e-mail @ dhawkins14@tampabay.rr.com. CALL ME. P.S. If you just want a consult to update your existing home that you are not selling, I will help you with these needs as well.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Answer for a Troubled Marriage

What does a true marriage look like? Is it possible to reach the awesome reality of true marriage here on earth? For Christians the answer is YES! The Holy Spirit will enable us. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (Phil 4:13) Submitting to another person is a fact of life. Anywhere you go someone is submitting to the will of someone else. So then why is it so difficult to submit to one another in the marriage relationship? We submit to our bosses or to people who are in authority over us. The bible makes it crystal clear when it comes to submission. We follow Christs example. Isn't He good! He always is our example. He shows us how to do it. Submitting to someone doesn't mean becoming a doormat. Jesus-at whose name EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, in heaven and on earth and under the earth" (Philippians 2:10)- submitted his will to the Father, and we must honor Jesus by following His example. First, when we submit to God, we become more willing to obey His command to submit to others, WE CHOSE to subordinate our rights to theirs. In the marriage relationship, BOTH parties husband and wife are called to submit. We must learn to work, love and obey Christ together, as one unit. For the wife, this means willingly following her husbands leadership in Christ. For the husband, it means putting aside his own interests in order to care for his wife. Submission will not be a problem for those who are committed to their marriage relationship with Christ as the head of their marriage. Each will be concerned for the others happiness.(scripture ref Eph 5:21-22) Paul of the new testament devotes TWICE as many words to telling husbands to love their wives as to telling wives to submit to their husbands. (scripture ref Eph 5:25-30) There are three profound items of discussion when it comes to the marriage relationship. (1.) The scripture indicates that the husband should be willing to sacrifice EVERYTHING for her. (2.) The scripture also indicates that the husband should make her well being of primary importance. (3.) The final indication is, The husband should care for her as he cares for his own body. No wife need fear submitting to a man who treats her in this way. I hope this helps clear up any issues that anyone has towards the submission factor in marriage and in life in general.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where Does Your Strength Come From?

Are you experiencing God's strength? God's word says in; Nehemiah 8:10. Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the Joy of the Lord is your strength. The people had just heard the book of the law and realized just how far they had gone away from the Lord. They were crying over their spiritual condition, It's good and necessary to acknowledge and repent from sin in our lives but we should not dwell there. I really feel God wants us to get up and get over it and get to the celebration of life that we all have in Christ, not to mention that we should invite others to come hear the good news as well. We can all be mission minded, by sending food and drink to the lost and needy of the world, as well as right here in our own communities, let's get everyone involved. Put an end to being self centered . Every day is sacred. Celebration and giving go hand in hand. The needy of the world will get the chance to celebrate too. Celebration and giving in the Lord's name will cause us to be spiritually strong and filled with Joy. His Joy Becomes our strength. Just remember He will be guiding our every footstep. Go everywhere, He will lead you! Try everything until He shows you where your fit is. The word of God says in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. There is a glorious conclusion, with the lord!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Yo Yo's what are they good for?

Oh My Gosh I just love Yo Yo's! These little cuties are great for enhancing any project. Pillows, baby apparel, headbands, quilts, shoes, aprons... The sky's the limit. This is one of my future craft classes soon to come. They are easy to make and VERY INEXPENSIVE! It's a fun project to do in a craft class setting. It reminds me of when the ladies used to get together for quilting parties. The date for the craft night is pending. If you are interested in coming to yo-yo craft night please let me know.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Deep after Deep

I've been praying for depth in my spiritual walk due to the Holy Spirits promptings. God wants me to go out to the deep waters where I cannot touch. In Faith I Must Jump In. Without asking a million questions. And Yes, I have questions, but He says "JUMP" So I say, "Yes." It really boils down to my attitude. To obey, doing what the will of my Lord commands, I know when I do this I am receiving the Holy Spirit into my life, He does the work. I am also welcoming the Holy Spirits "REVIVING LIFE" into my life and this is to be a continual work by Him. This becomes my "Life Attitude." When trials come I am prepared. I feel like trials are divine for the christian, I heard it put this way, Trials are divinely provided vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill. I picture them in my head to look like a beautiful cup lined with a beautiful blanket/covering, that fills the cup, and I'm lightly placed on top of the soft blanket/covering which represents God holding me through the trial. They ARE divine appointments. Pray that God helps you to understand there meaning so they will become opportunities for receiving new blessings and deliverance's which we can get no other way.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Modern Day Nehemiah

I just wanted to post about yesterday. I've been going through The Book of Nehemiah with one of my chapter studies. During reading and meditation time I heard the Lord say to me, " Invite T.J. and Shayla Mc Cormick over for dinner this very evening," Jesus wanted to encourage them. I love to do what God tells me, so I devised a plan to do that very thing, The Lord wanted to use me to encourage them with the very book that I had been going through, The Book of Nehemiah. I usually ask for confirmation about what God tells me to do so I prayed and asked the Lord to confirm to me if I were to share the encouragement with these two church Planter's then T.J. would ask me himself what God told me to say to them. I just want to say for the record that JESUS LOVE and ENCOURAGEMENT towards this couple is active and powerful. God allowed me to speak His word over T.J. and Shayla last night. They have been called to a huge undertaking of planting a new church in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. and I am blessed and humbled to have a teeney part in this mind boggling undertaking that they are committed to do to completion. Please here what God is saying; Any of us could receive a call from God to Go, do not delay, walk in the path He has purposed for you, If it breaks your heart and causes you to fast and pray, it's something you will need to look into. Opposition will be a factor doing the will of God, stand fast never give up on the vision God has given you. God will give you people who have the same vision, He will build the wall. It may take months to see something coming together, just keep praying and stay committed. Don't be afraid to admit your fear, this is where your strength in Him comes from. Do not allow fear to stop you. God is always in charge. Plan ahead. Don't tell everyone everything all the time. When it is time, God will help you share it with enthusiasm, inspiring people to want to be a part of your vision that God has planned out ahead of time for you to do. Team work = action. During difficult times of discouragement, fear and opposition depend on Gods strength for the building vision . Persevere through and rally the people. Everyone will feel a part of the building process, encouragement goes along way. Strategy can be learned through reading Gods word. There will be people needed to build and people to pray and intercede against spiritual attacks, Pray with weapons of warfare! Pray God's justice is carried out. Combine prayer with preparation and planning, keep vigilant and watch over what has been entrusted to you. And don't forget effort! Are you tired yet? That's just the tip of the iceberg. Accomplishing any large task is tiring. There are always pressures that foster discouragement-the task seems impossible, it can never be finished, too many factors are working against us. The only cure for fatigue and discouragement is focusing on God's purposes. Nehemiah reminded the workers of their calling, their goal, and God's protection. If you are overwhelmed by an assignment, tired, and discouraged, remember God's purpose for you life and His special purpose for the project.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hear me, O God

Life is kinda funny..." NOT!" Especially when I have my self will in my head going in one direction. And then suddenly everything gets turned around. "WOW" What did I just hear? Is that the attack of SELF PITY again rearing it's OH SO UGLY HEAD? I was so not expecting that ugly demon spirit to show up. Reading my devotional today, I thought I was covered by divine protection of being attacked spiritually. I was reading how King David was praying to God, he said, "Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. When I read that this morning, I literally breezed over it, I did not take the scripture to heart. I just went on to the next verse, and kept going till I was done. I was not prepared for the day, not really. During transitional times in life I'm starting to think, I better not think. I should never lean to my own understanding. I've got to only depend on God for EVERYTHING. Once I start to do stuff in my own power that is when I'm left wide open for the enemy to attack. I will study, I will praise, I will confess, God is always there to here my prayer. REMEBERING... Satan will tempt us and appeal to our self will in effort to make us useless for the Lord. PART TWO A.M. DEVOTIONAL, Jesus heals a demon possessed boy. Jesus comes up to His other disciples and a crowd of people and some teachers of the law, during an argument, when they see Jesus they are filled with wonder and run up to greet him.( I ask myself, when I'm having my devotions is my heart really in it? Am I filled with wonder? Do I run to greet Jesus with a heart of expectancy?) Jesus asked what they were arguing about.( Jesus is asking me what is the problem in my life) A man came up to Jesus and told him about his demon possessed son( Do I really tell Jesus what is going on inside my head?)( He needs me to tell Him, this is how my faith will grow) describing what the demon would do to the poor boy, The father of the boy told Jesus, that this Demon robbed the boy of his speech( they can cause us to say things that we shouldn't, or think words that should not be spoken), it would seize him,( have you ever felt grasped by evil thoughts or felt captured by wrong motives?) throw him to the ground,( do you ever just feel beat up like you've been pushed to the ground to grovel?) made him foam at the mouth,( physical attacks) it would gnash his teeth together,(physical pain) it made him become rigid,(stressed out) it would on occasion try to throw him in the water or fire to kill him.(tripping or falling like you've lost your balance for no good reason) This evil demon was very strong,( Sometimes, It can feel like the evil demon spirits, if they were aloud, would possess us too if they had permission, they can only harass us from the outside, but that feels bad enough when it is happening. Christians are being attacked on many levels when evil spirits are battling us from the unseen world) "The disciples could not cast it out," The boys father said to Jesus" I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not." O UNBELIEVING GENERATION,"Jesus replied "HOW LONG SHALL I STAY WITH YOU? HOW LONG SHALL I PUT UP WITH YOU? BRING THE BOY TO ME." So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. he fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. Jesus asked the boys father "HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN LIKE THIS?" " From childhood," he answered." It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us. 'IF YOU CAN?' said Jesus. "EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR HIM WHO BELIEVES." Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" (Trust and Confidence is an ATTITUDE, that the bible calls Belief or Faith) It's not something we can obtain without help. Faith is a gift from God, no matter how much faith we have, we never reach the point of being self sufficient. Faith is not stored away like money in the bank. Growing in faith is a constant process of daily renewing our trust in Jesus. So next time I have my devotions, I will have them with the correct attitude of confidence and trust believing in faith that God will make all things possible for me and he will take care of the evil influences that oppress me.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Low Carb Grilled Chicken Salad

This is the best chicken salad recipe, I make this usually once a week, I serve it on a grilled croissant or crackers. You can also top it on a bed of your favorite salad for the real low carb experience. Try it You'll like it! This is a "two serving" recipe. Now that it's just my husband and I most days, I'll give you the recipe that I use for two. Just double the recipe or triple it for serving amounts needed. RECIPE; #1. One half of a CHICKEN BREAST chopped in tiny cubes( see picture) #2. CELERY one stalk chopped. #3. ORIGINAL CRAISINS, about the same amount as the celery, approx. 1/3 C. #4. MAYO, not miracle whip! approx. 1 C. Add seasonings; LAWRY'S, lightly sprinkle, do not use too much it is very salty. GARLIC POWDER, sprinkle over. SEASONED PEPPER, I love pepper, sprinkle over generously. GROUND THYME, two dashes. Mix it up, chill in frig 1 hour. ENJOY!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Craft Night Was Rosey !

I wanted to post for all to see what we made on "Our First Craft Night." Sorry if my pictures are not the quality of my personal photographer, Jennifer Soos, but she was kind of busy and totally forgot and left her camera at home. It's ok Jen, I have gotten over it! You all will just have to suffer through the bad photography taken with my awesome 8.2 mega pixel kodak! I wanted to give a quick shout out to my girls who showed up in the rain. 1. Leanna Huff, Sweetest Girl Ever! Thanks Leanna for the totally cool paper dollar rose. 2.Grace Cuff, my awesome decorator friend! Who may I add drives a VW Beetle like me...! 3. Jennifer Soos, My daughter and BFF+ personal photographer. 4. Dionne Chang, My other daughter, when her Mom is gone up north. She is a dollysweetie face! All the women in my life are the most precious gifts God has given me. I used to pray that God would give me one really special friend, but He sees fit to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Now to all of you who could not come, There will be other nights. Home Girl Out!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Craft Night-Come See

Everyone is invited to CRAFT NIGHT, we will be "TRYING" to make Our Beautiful Paper Roses. I went to Michaels yesterday, picked up all the supplies for the creation of the roses. I sat down last night to pre make a rose and got blown away, WOW! Everytime I make one I'm impressed. They look so real and they are quite easy to make. On a scale of 1 to 10. One being simple and ten being impossibly difficult, I would rate the rose about a 3 1/2. There is some level of difficulty, but with PATIENCE and LAUGHTER we will accomplish the project. It is worth it to learn how. Arts and Crafts are a favorite past time for me, I spend alot of time researching and making new things that don't cost alot, and the satisfaction levels run high, I guess you could say I'm addicted to crafting at all levels! If anyone has questions, please e-mail me at dhawkins14@tampabay.rr.com or leave a comment on my blog. I'm pretty sure my photographer, www.jennifersoosphotography.com is coming to take pics! See you all tonight! Home Girl Out!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Just wanted to update everyone on a new concept I will be using for Home Girl Designs. Along with great info, decorating tips, plus inspirational meditations, I will be plugging my most favorite people in business. These people have far exceeded others in their line of business. I completely believe in their dedication to their vocation. These special individuals are to simply say "AWESOME AT WHAT THEY DO" "THEY ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST" !!! Here are a few of the greats: Everyone who sees this blog has loved the pictures. #1. Jennifer Soos of Jennifer Soos Photography. She is located in Palmetto, Fla. Notice my teeth, I really wish you could of seen them before, I owe my smile to my orthodontist. #2. Dr. Frank Pazulski of Sarasota. He is worth the drive! Locate him on the web at www.sarasotabraces.com The Hair! OMG! #3. Joy Davis of Salon 50. Joy rocks the house when it comes to hair design! Love her! She is located in West Bradenton. Love my peeps! Home Girl... Out!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Hey Everyone, This Morning was "THE HOMELESS BREAKFAST" We go on Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. We hang out with the homeless to offer support, encouragement and the love of Jesus. But what always happens, they end up BLESSING ME INSTEAD. I always pray that God will use my hands and feet to minister the truth of Gods Great Love and care through SERVING AND FELLOWSHIP. I sit and listen to their stories, and I always think that could be me, It truly could happen to anyone. Now don't get me wrong there are alot of these people who choose to live this way. They will even admit that they made the wrong decisions in life and this is where they ended up being homeless and destitute. Never the less I still need to go, I'ts what GOD REQUIRES of me so I do it. It has turned out to be one of the more rewarding events in my life. There is something very precious when your being obedient to the Fathers call on your life, Nothing can get better than that. What is He telling you to do ? What is your purpose for being here? Are you fullfilling THE GREAT COMMISSION? If you can answer YES than well done faithful christian! If the answer is no, then you still have time find out what He wants of your life and when He tells you... SERVE HIM with all you have. HOME GIRL OUT!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Busy At Home !

To be self controlled is a wonderful thing. Controlling the self is hard but achievable with the help of a daily dose of Gods word for purity. With the culture of our day it is easy to just give in and go with the flow. For all of us who are out of work because of circumstances out of our control, we should keep busy at home! I'm finding , while I wait for Gods leading in my life that there are so many projects that are getting my attention now. It is really a most wonderful time to reinvent myself and to do projects that I could only dream of before! Besides all the "Home Girl" projects and crafts that I'm planning, I've been able to work on being kind to my husband. I've found this is something that has got to be cultivated, just like my garden. I must tend to it, I plan for it and feed it. I run a small group, we've been studying " The Power Of The Praying Wife" This small group has been so life changing for me. I really feel like I'm living out Titus 2:5. The scripture says; to be self controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Nothing can top that! I will sing and Praise my God forever. " HOME GIRL " OUT!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Over Cast Day=Great Garden Day

Hey, today is a great over cast day to enhance your garden, I recently found a really inexpensive nursery down the road from me 5 miles east from Greyhawk Landing. The nursery's name is H&H. They are located on SR 64, approximately 8.5 miles east from interstate 75. Happy Gardening!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Everything's coming up roses...

I will be HOSTING and TEACHING a craft class on May 20, 2009. We will be making "Paper Roses" out of coffee filters! For all of you who want to be simply amazed, this class is for you. Every time I make one of these roses, I find it hard to believe it is possible to construct something that looks so amazingly like the real thing. I have limited space for this class so please leave me a comment if you would be interested in attending. There is no charge for this class, just show up to have fun! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Coming Alive!

Today this blog will come alive thanks to JENNIFERSOOSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM If anyone needs a great photographer she's your woman! Jenn and I had so much fun last evening shooting for the blog. Please check her out if you want to get blown away by her PHOTOGRAPHIC GENIOUS. She is a true ORGANIC PHOTOGRAPHER, I can't say anymore about her picture taking secrets, but... "The Secrets" are what make any artist who they are and "The Secrets" set them apart! Other photographers would probably die to get their hands on her knowledge and vision. But they can't, Jennifer will be the first to tell you that her vision and genious come Direct from her God!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Original Home Girl!

This is The Original "Home Girl" You will hopefully find alot of cool stuff on here in the near future that has to do with the home. My main objective is to help you with all your decorating issues or questions. Getting you to think about your personal spaces inside or out. Ask yourself, "What is this space saying to me?" " What do I want this space to do ?" Whatever you want to work on, I want to help you with. One on One. I can come to your home and get you to the place where you want to get to with your own special living spaces. Or you can ask me questions right here and I will give you my thoughts. I've been in the decorating business for the last 13 years, I specialize in color and design plus taking what you already have and redirecting the design elements to create your own personal style that you are comfortable with. I don't want to change who you are, just realign your space to complement a more peaceful environment with the items you already have. In the near future I will be adding real products that anyone can purchase from my store. Home Girl Designs is a work in progress and will grow as the concepts develop over time. I hope all of you will enjoy the trip through a decorators life.