From time-to-time, I like to post quotes that I view as noteworthy.

The following quote was written and posted on my church’s Whatsapp Group this morning, by Nardo Dean, who is the author of, “The Trilogy of Fitness: Bodyonix Bahamas”, and I’m sharing it with his permission.

“By being your true self, you take on the form of a unique shape that is a piece of the universal puzzle by Gods design. By trying to be who you’re not for whatever reason, your once unique puzzle piece shape becomes warped, therefore the other pieces that depended on you to be you so they can fit onto you…can’t fit. So in spite of it all, don’t be afraid to be yourself…we all need you to be you…. be encouraged.” ~ Nardo Dean


This year, let’s be our true, authentic selves.

Let’s be the unique individuals who God created us to be so that we fit seamlessly where and with whom we need to fit in God’s universal puzzle for His purposes and glory.

I dare you……



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It’s 2017!

A brand new year is ahead of us!

For some, the thought of embarking on a new year brings feelings of excitement, hope, and anticipation……….for others, feelings of apathy, despair and fear.

As Kingdom Citizens, no matter our feelings about 2017,  we can rest in the fact that although it is a new year to us, it is not a new year to God, our Father, the Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omniscient, King of Heaven and Earth, so we can trust Him to lead and guide us through it……praise His Name!

I send a big “THANK YOU” to all followers and visitors of “Unwalled” around the globe; your support, comments, and words of encouragement during 2016 were very much appreciated. Thanks also for sharing my content via email, re-blogging, and the various social media platforms enabling, even more lives to be blessed.

Most of all, I thank God for His grace and faithfulness because, without Him, none of this would be possible.

It is my prayer that the Lord continues to use “Unwalled” to encourage, edify and inspire you and many others in 2017 and by His grace, I’m confident that He will.

Again, thank you for your support and may each of you have a healthy, happy, safe, intentional, and purpose-filled year.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

(Jeremiah 29:11 – NLT)

God bless you,



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Happy New Year to all!

I did not intend to post anything today, but I feel impressed to share that this year, it is more important than ever before for us to trust God.

To trust Him, particularly concerning the following 5 areas:

1) The infallible truth of His Word…..

2) The unmatchable greatness of His power…..

3) The irrefutable goodness of His nature…..

4) His indisputable sovereignty, knowing He has the final say on all matters…….

5) His unchangeable love for you as His child…….

We have officially entered the unchartered waters of 2017 and we do not know what this year will bring, but we can make a decision today to trust God.

We can make a decision to trust Him and to show our trust by our obedience and submission to Him, and in our attitude and posture toward Him no matter what we face.

Will you make that decision today?

Will you say, Lord, by Your grace I will trust You this year?

Father, thank you for allowing us to see 2017. As we enter this new year, we declare our desire and decision to trust You and ask that You enable us to do it by Your grace, Your divine enabling power, in Jesus’ Name, amen.




“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.”

(Proverbs 3:5,6 – The Message Bible)


“Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”

(Psalms 125:1 – NKJV)


Be encouraged,



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2016 Gone


2016’s about to end…..

2017’s about to begin…..

the old is leaving…..

the new is coming…..

“this year” is becoming “last year”…..

“next year” is becoming “this year”…..




God remains the same….

trust Him!


He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 

They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.

You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.”

(Hebrews 1:10-12 – NIV)



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At the beginning of the year, I posted 10 totally random, but wise, musings that I felt would help you in 2016.

After reading them again this morning, I thought it would be good to re-post them for reflection and repositioning moving forward to 2017.

Be blessed!



New Year + Old Habits = Same Results

New Year + New Habits = Different Results

What Will You Choose?




If you set out and fall down, fall back, or fall off, get up and start again.

Even if you have to start again 1000 times with the sound of mockers ringing in your ears, get up and start again.

Just do it!




When God wants to bless you, He will often send a person/persons into your life.

When the enemy wants to destroy you, he will often send a person/persons into your life.

Whether online or in person, be discerning of people who show up in your life and want to connect with you.

Ask God to show you the real deal.




Be careful who and what you attach yourself to mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, sexually, financially or socially, particularly when you are experiencing pain or adversity.

Attachments are easily made but not as easily broken.

This is because of soul ties, unseen yet very real ties whose power, and sometimes very existence, you will never know until its time to let someone or something go, or to give someone or something up.

Be careful who and what you attach yourself to this year.




On what, where, when, how, and with whom you spend your time tells the true story of your priorities, your character, your life.

Spend your time wisely!




Will you use social media this year, or will social media use you?




“Leadership is not a position that you occupy, but an influence that you exert”. – (Unknown)

This year, be mindful of your influence.

Lead well.




Will you obey and please God at the expense of people or obey and please people at the expense of God?

Though hard at times because of the backlash, retaliation, verbal assassination, and negative vibes and attitudes, the former is always better than the latter.




There will be rejection.

Instead of as an enemy, see rejection as a gift.

It is often through rejection that we experience isolation, and through isolation, that we better hear the voice of God and have the opportunity to experience clarity, instruction and exponential growth.




The first mention of the word “worship” in the Bible is found in Genesis 22:5 concerning Abraham as he sought to obey God about sacrificing Isaac, his son of promise.

There is no mention of singing, shouting, dancing, music or instruments, but there is mention of an altar and the treasure of man’s heart being laid on it.

Worship is so much more than the expression of reverence and adoration to God with our lips; it is so much more than a “hallelujah”, a “Praise the Lord”, a shout, a dance or a bending of the knee.

At it’s highest, it is the expression of “worth-ship” to God by surrendering, sacrificing and offering up to Him that which He requires of us no matter what it costs or how much it hurts.

Worship is more so what we do with our lives at God’s request.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” – Romans 12:1 – NIV

Will you worship Him this year?



Be encouraged, be blessed and move into the new year empowered by God’s grace and knowing that He has good plans for you!



“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

(Jeremiah 29:11 – NLT)




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This year may your Christmas be:

Christ-filled not Christ-less

Heavenly not Hellish

Relaxing not Rushed

Inspiring not Infuriating

Smooth not Strained

Tranquil not Tense

Merry not Morose

Awesome not Awful

Sanctified not Sinful

A lot will depend on your attitude, perspective, and choices.




I first heard this song a few years ago and loved it.

It’s a thought-provoking reminder of the necessity to keep Christ at the center of our holiday festivities.

Listen and be blessed!



“For a child is born to us,
 a son is given to us.
 The government will rest on his shoulders.
 And he will be called:
 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
 Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

His government and its peace 
will never end.
 He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
 The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies 
will make this happen!”

(Isaiah 9:6, 7 – NLT)


Merry Christmas to you and your household!

Peace & Blessings,



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This Christmas



When considering what to post as my Christmas message this year, I decided to re-post what I said in 2013 because my sentiments are truly the same, and even more-so considering the enemy’s increased warfare against Christ during this season.

Be inspired, be encouraged, be determined, and be blessed!



This Christmas,

each time you see a light, remember that Jesus is the light of the world.

This Christmas,

each time you see a gift, remember that God gave the greatest gift in sending His only begotten Son to earth so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

This Christmas,

each time you see a Christmas tree, remember the price Jesus paid for your salvation by suffering and dying on the cross.

This Christmas

each time you see preparations made in commemoration and celebration of the first arrival of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, remember the importance of preparing yourself for His next arrival because He is coming again, not as a baby in a manger, but as a mighty, conquering King.

This Christmas

may you and your loved ones have a blessed, peaceful, safe, and Christ-filled, holiday.

Merry Christmas!


“For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

(Isaiah 9:6-7 – NKJV)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

(John 3:16, 17 – NKJV)

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

(John 10:10 – NKJV)


Be encouraged,




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Are you in a time of transition or transformation and have been in it so long that you feel like you’re in a long dark tunnel?

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, which I believe will be a timely word for you, and as such, am re-blogging it with her permission.

Be encouraged,





November 25, 2016


By Elaine Tavolacci

The Holy Spirit showed me a long dark tunnel. In the same way that you travel through a tunnel to go from one place to another, there are many believers in a time of transition. In the natural most people don’t like to drive through tunnels, especially if they don’t know the length of the tunnel. A tunnel could be dark and cold and seem endless. When you are in a tunnel you have a drastically narrowed field of vision and you are surrounded by walls. Many of you are in a time of transformation that you are unfamiliar with. It seems as if you have been moving forward but not experiencing victory in this cold dismal place. You have been there for so long that you have developed “tunnel vision” as your vision has become extremely narrow.

The Lord is saying to continue to go forward and don’t grow weary in well doing. His plan will begin to unfold as you diligently seek Him in this time of transition. It may be a challenging time and a difficult process, but don’t make the mistake of going back to the old door and opening it again if you know that God had closed it. When Jesus opens a door or makes a way for you, there will be no fear, neither will it be difficult or stressful.

For those of you who have been waiting on a word or promise from the Lord and you are not seeing it come to pass, don’t allow discouragement to take root. We are entering into a season of promises and destinies that are going to be fulfilled. Don’t give up or compromise in the eleventh hour. The greatest challenge is not what you went through in the past but it is the success of your future. Continue to pursue the vision that was promised to you. It will surely come to pass. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Proverbs 4:18
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

Daniel 12:3
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”

Galatians 6: 9
“And Let us not be Weary in well Doing: for In due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Philippians 3:12-14
“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season –

I hope the word was a blessing to you.

Be encouraged!



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This Thanksgiving Day, again I thank God for many, many things.

Just off the cuff, I thank Him for life, health, strength, peace, joy, rest, salvation, His love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, provision, protection, Word, Spirit, Name, and Blood, my husband, children, mother, brother, family members, friends, pastors, the church, laughter, living in the Bahamas, my pets, ……..just to name a few.

But above all things, I thank God for being who He is to me, for our relationship, for drawing me unto Himself, for allowing me the privilege of being a part of His family through faith in Christ and because of this, having hope and a glorious future to look forward to in an ever darkening world.

Thank You Father!

Also, this Thanksgiving Day, just like the past Thanksgiving Days, I thank God for every mountain He’s brought me over and for every trial that He’s seen me through.

I thank Him for my experience of being sick because it was through sickness that I got to know Him as Jehovah Rapha, my healer.

I thank Him for encountering times of need because it was in those times that I got to know Him as Jehovah Jireh, my provider.

I thank Him for seasons of loneliness and unconnectedness because in this “empty place”, I got to know Him as Jehovah Shamma, the Lord who is present, the One who is always here.

I thank Him for the times when the enemy rose against me through persons, places and things because this is how I got to see Him fight on my behalf and know Him as Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts.

I thank Him for the people in my life who did me wrong and upon whom I sought no revenge because it allowed me to know Him as Jehovah Gmolah, the God of recompense, the One who repays.

I thank Him for encountering confusion, stress, turmoil and unrest because it was in those times that I got to know Him as Jehovah Shalom, my peace.

I thank Him for the situations where people in high places set out to disadvantage me in some way but He intervened in my favor showing who really rules and carries the clout thereby allowing me to know Him as El Elyon, the Most High God.

I thank Him for restraining me from going certain places I wanted to go and doing certain things I wanted to do because it enabled me to know Him as Jehovah M’Kaddesh, the Lord who sanctifies and sets apart.

I thank Him for the times I’ve failed Him and fallen into sin, exposing my inadequacies and my inability to do right in my own strength, allowing me to know Him as Jehovah Tsidkenu, my righteousness.

I thank Him for the times when I was lost and needed direction and spiritual insight because it allowed me to look to Him and get to know Him as Jehovah Roe, my Shepherd.

I thank Him for the “close scrapes” in my life because it was through them that I got to know Him as Jehovah, Nissi, my banner covering me, keeping me and preserving my life.

Thank You Father!

Be blessed by this video of:

Karen Wheaton Live – Exhortation I, the song “For Every Mountain” and Exhortation II

“Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].’

(I Thessalonians 5:18 – Amplified Bible)

Be blessed by this video of:

Judith McAllister – “O Give tHanks Unto the Lord”

“O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!”

(Psalm 107:1 – Amplified Bible)





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Whenever a man and woman come together in holy matrimony, there is an intermeshing of two distinct bodies, minds, souls, spirits, families, histories, experiences, personalities, worldviews, expectations, and imperfections so conflict is inevitable at some point in the union.

This stands true whether the individuals are Believers in Christ or not……can I get a witness???…okay, I won’t get “churchy” on you (smile!).

Having recently celebrated 25 years of marriage, I’m blessed to be able to say that the canvas of my matrimonial relationship is painted with more blue skies than gray, more mountains than valleys, and more roses than thorns, nevertheless, like many other Christian women, I’ve faced my share of marital challenges.

The following are five “sanity-keeping” strategies that I’ve found helpful in my experience as a married Christian woman. 

I shared them previously in April of 2011 and felt a need to share them again today for someone…….if that’s you, my prayer is that you’ll find them helpful too.

1) Recognize and accept that your husband is not perfect.

This may come as a great surprise to you, but your husband is not the only one in your marital relationship that is not perfect, neither are you…..ouch!

It’s important to accept and recognize that the same way you’re on a life-long journey of learning, growth, and development and are therefore likely to make some mistakes or “not so good” decisions at some point, so is your husband.

Remembering this will help you to have more patience, compassion, and understanding when it comes to dealing with his shortcomings, weaknesses, and failures.

2) Look to God as your source, not your husband.

Whatever your needs, whether mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, or financial, practice going to God first about how they can be met as opposed to automatically looking to your husband to meet them.

Ask God for wisdom and direction as to how best to deal with your needs, and know that at times, He may not give you the liberty of voicing them to your husband, but may instead require you to quietly wait on Him to intervene and meet them in His way and His time.

Also, remember that by divine design, your husband will never be able to meet all of your needs so be careful not to fall into the trap of placing unreasonable demands on him, i.e., expecting him to give you what only God can give, or be to you who only God can be.

3) Don’t try to change your husband.

Although they may deny it, many Christian women secretly take on the role of “Holy Ghost Jr.” and set out to change their husbands into the man that they believe he should be.

Woman of God, do yourself and your husband a favor and “don’t go there”.

No matter what you may think, feel, or believe, the truth of the matter is that you can not change your husband, only God can, so you may as well not even try.

Setting out to change your husband is an exercise in frustration and futility because changing a person is a role reserved by God for the Holy Spirit to be done in His way and His time.

Also, be aware that even when your husband is in “error” or “at fault”, sometimes God may not change him right away, but may instead require that you adjust or change first instead.

From your view, this may not be pleasant, or even seem fair, but God is God so we must trust Him and His infinite wisdom to work, in and through our situations as He knows is best.

4) No matter what your husband does, forgive him.

Let’s face it, whether intentionally or unintentionally, sometimes husbands say and do some very hurtful and even harmful things.

When faced with this kind of situation, in spite of the temptation and or desire to retaliate or hold bitterness, anger, and resentment toward your husband, you need to forgive him.


Hold on a minute!!!!!

Do you know what he did to me?

Do you know what he said to me?

Do you know what he told others about me?

Look at how much I am suffering!

And I must forgive him?

You have got to be out of your mind!!!

Yes, I am out of my mind.

I am out of my fleshly mind because my fleshly mind would tell you to retaliate and seek some type of revenge, to find a way to as Bahamians say, “do him in!”, but that is not the way of the Kingdom; it is not the mind of Christ.

Matthew 6:14, 15 states, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (New Living Translation)


No one on the face of this earth, including your husband, is worth influencing you to the point where you find yourself walking in a place of unforgiveness with God…….absolutely no one! Selah!

No matter what we face within our marriages, as Christian wives, it is critical that we diligently guard our hearts from  harboring a spirit of unforgiveness towards our husbands.

If ever you find it difficult to forgive your husband, stop and think about the many times you sinned against God and He in His mercy forgave you………..I think that should help.

5) Never love your husband more than you love God.

As Christian women, while it is Biblically correct to obey our husbands, we’re not to do so if what our husband desires is in opposition to what God requires.

God measures our love for Him by our obedience to Him so if we do what our husband desires when it is in opposition to what God requires, we show that we love our husbands more than we love God and this is never right.

God is a jealous God and He makes it emphatically clear in His Word that we are to have no other gods before him.

This means that no matter how “good” your husband may be he should never have first place in your life.

Love your husband, but never allow him to sit on the seat of the throne of your heart, that place is reserved for God alone.

If you ever allow your husband to become an idol in your heart, you can rest assured that at some point, God will take action to correct the situation.

Well, those are five “sanity-saving” strategies that I have found helpful in my experience as a married Christian woman….I hope you found them helpful too.

Be encouraged!



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