Life 101


Okay, I have had one of those days. No, wait, one of those weeks. You know the kind! The kind when everything you touch, all you try to do, every plan you made goes right out the…


Hi there!You are on the Life 101 page.You probably already know a little about me, Carley, and have shown yourself around my site.

This page is dedicated to my creator.Her name is Carla.She is thereal, living in the worldme.The other day she said I was the everything shecouldbe.I told her I was like her spirit self.Think about that!

So anyway, these past couple of weeks she had had another life crisis.One of those in the world, things don’t go right, people let you down kind of times.Ever had one of those?

She got a little down and shut down.Knowing she couldn’t stay that way, she came out to the studio and tried to work on me. I decided to have a talk with her.It went like this…


Carley: Hey, what are you doing? You can’t stop there, I need my arm!

Carla: I know Carley, just give me a little time, okay?

Carley: You have hardly touched me for 2 weeks now, I think that’s enough time! Now, finish me, we got to talk!



Carley: Now, what’s going on with you? One day we are rolling along, working together, getting the Word out…next thing I know I am sitting on the page, half finished andyou are moping around-grumbling and complaining.

What happened?

Carla: Life Carley, Just life.

Carley: Yeah, and…

Carla: See, I made a comment to a friend the other day that with everything going on in this world today, I was so glad I could count on this one person to always be my rock. That no matter what happened in this uncertain time, as long as I had that, I could keep going.

Carley: Uh oh, I see it coming…

Carla: I was let down. In a big way!

Carley: Disappointed?

Carla: Yeah, and hurt. I was wrong. The one thing I thought I had for sure, I didn’t.


Carley: So let me see if I got this…You’ve been down and out because someone disappointed you?

Carla: Yeah. But not only that. I’m watching other people’s lives, people I know and care about, crumble in front of me. Friends getting sick, I mean like serious sick, cancer and unexplained illnesses. Many friends have passed on. Then there are family and friends losing jobs, houses, some are even hungry! It’s unbearable! My heart hurts! And then when I think I got my rock to lean on, I am disappointed. I am just so sad.

Carley: Oh my dear Carla, I know it must be difficult. We have got to get you back on track. I know that the world you live in gets really tough, but you must continuously turn to Him. YOU KNOW THIS! Let’s see…for starters…


People will always let you down at some time, it isy’alls human nature. It’s not intentional, but you got to remember, you live in a fallen world. Nothing is perfect. Thing’s change, people change, everything changes…but God never changes! His love and His Word remain the same. That, you can COUNT ON! So it’s looks to me that you put your trust and faith in something or someone that isn’t God. You said you were depending on this someone to be yourrock, there is only one ROCK, and His name is Jesus!

Put no other gods before me. Deuteronomy 5:6-8

He is a jealous God that loves you very much. Exodus 34:13,Deuteronomy 4:24

You are in the this world, but you arenotof this world.Romans 12:2,1 Corinthians 2:12

All things of this world will pass away, but He is forever!1 John 2:17

And I know how hard it is to watch bad things happen to good people. Remember when you said you didn’t have to understand it all you just believed in Him? You have to remember that! I’ll remind you! When you see these things happen around you, don’t shut down, do something. Ask God what He’d have you do! Start with where you are at and whatever you have to give. Maybe it’s a ride someone, maybe taking someone to lunch or the grocery store if you can, or maybe it’s just your time. God will show you, just ask!

There will be great trials James 1:2

You may be sad today, but joy comes in the morning.Psalm 30:5

Be joyful in hope. Romans 12:12

He will lead, He will turn, He will smooth out, He WILL NOT FORSAKE!Isaiah 42:16


Carla: Yes, I do. I feel so much better. Sorry I haven’t been working with you lately. I get caught up in myself. Thanks for reminding me. Everyone needs to be reminded from time to time.

Carley: It’s okay, you don’t surprise God at all. He is always there to bring you back! Now, don’t we have some work to do?

Carla: We sure do. Let’s do it partner!

Carley: Let’s do, together…


Well, it looks like I got Carla back on track for now. She will most likely have other times like this, but I will be there to lift her up.

You too! We all need a lift up sometimes.

Share your story, or leave your comments!

Look around the site, it’s going to be changing again real soon!

And as always, let’s Live Life, Smile Thru It and Share The Faith!

Where does it go?

I get up, thank God for the sleep, coffee, toast, news, prayer time and then…BAM!!!!

The phone rings, the appointment has been changed and you need to be there, well now! The check you are suppose to pick up first thing won’t be ready until tomorrow and what do ya know, some of your bills you were paying with that are due, when? Yup, you got it, today!

The toilet has overflowed, again, upstairs.

The work that needs doing around the house you offered to pay someone to do, isn’t getting done, or finished, so you find that you are doing it yourself which now means that the job you should be on working and making money, you are not.

Then there is the friends that are heavy on your heart, hurting, sick, lost and…

Company is coming, today!

That’s just part of a day, it’s actually my morning. What happens when it becomes the whole day, or worse, a whole week?

What is going on????


Is it a test? Well, if it is, I have surely failed, again. Has the earth shifted one millionth of a mm and all things are just out of whack? Hey, at least I could say it’s not my fault and I have something to blame it on. Complain and murmur. Yes, wouldn’t that make me feel better?

No, not really. Temporary satisfaction is just that. Temporary.

Well, maybe it’s life. Things happen, things break-more often now than before! People change their minds, circumstances change, situations change, feeling change. Everything is constantly changing!

Almost everything….

God is always the same.

Okay, okay, deep breathe. Breathe in God, breathe out anxiety.


Breathe in Peace, breathe out frustration.

Breathe in His Word, breathe out the worlds words.

You know what He said! I CAN DOALLTHINGS THRU CHRISTWHOis going to make it hard every step of the way!



Stop! Before you throw that. Say it! I CAN DO ALL THINGS THRU CHRIST WHO STREGTHENS ME!

Remember we are on a battlefield! Get your armor on!

Helmet of Salvation? Check

Breastplate of Righteousness? Check

Shoes of Peace? Check

Belt of Truth? Check

Shield of Faith? Check check

Sword of the Spirit? Check

Put your helmet of Salvation on, protect your mind as there will be things that try to come against your your thoughts. Your thoughts are for me and of me. Do My will. Protect yourself, Put on your Helmet! I am with you!

Put of your Breastplate of righteousness! Protect your heart. There will be discouragement, things will try to come against you to try to bring discouragement to the things I have for you to do. Do not be disheartened. Put on your Breastplate. I am with you!

Put on your shoes of Peace. Stand firm I am with you! Without your shoes, condemnation, chaos, stress, worry will come to you. Put on your shoes of Peace and Stand Firm! I am with you!

Put on your Belt of Truth! I am The Truth, know Me. Come to Me. Live with Me. Involve me. I have a great work for you. If you know Me, you will know Truth. Put on you Belt of Truth! I am with you!

Put on your Shield of Faith. It will extinguish those arrows of the one who has evil intent for you. Stand firm and raise you Shield of Faith. I am with you!

Put on and hold on to the Sword of the Spirit! I am the Word! Know my Word for it will protect you, guide you, hold you close to me. If you will draw near to me, I will draw near to you. Put on the Sword of the Spirit! I am with you! Ephesians 6:12-18

He made you a promise, He will not change.


Today is the day the Lord has made! I will rejoice in it! (even if I have to grit my teeth and tell myself a thousand times, it will get down into my heart) Psalm 118:24

Today! Today is the day, not yesterday, He’s finished with that! Not tomorrow, you can’t be there yet! Today is where you are at!

Bless Jesus make the most of it!



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5 Responses to “Life 101”

  1. June 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    too cool carla/carley…glad you are back on track…i feel positive energy for both of you!!!

  2. kadie lee davis
    June 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    yeah sometimes i know how you feel having to deal with other peoples lives it can get tough but carley and god will always be there for you so hold your head high dont let it fall and be your self!!!!

  3. kadie lee davis
    June 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    hey girl hope you and carley and smokey have fun with this website im sure if anything goes wrong god is there love ya,
    kadie lee davis

  4. June 22, 2009 at 4:02 am #

    Awe Kadie, Love your encouraging words! You are so awesome! Thank you!

  5. Kim
    June 29, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    What a fantastic way to sort things out. And you should listen to Carley more often. She is right!

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