Friday, December 7, 2012

Staying focus!

Hey everyone,

Its being awhile. God is truly working in my life.  He is taking me to new heights.  I am more focus.  I am more determine.

Since we last chatted  God has opened another door.  He has introduced me to speaking.  My past will say never, but God removed all the fears and I am stepping out on Faith, being
Bold, Brave and Courageous. Thank you God for considering me important enough to save and use!  Thank you for instilling in me the sense to be obedient at all cost.  
blocking out the confusion and focusing on the road to Truth

Staying focus is so much more important to me now than ever.  I have this drive to please God.  To go where He wants me to go, to do what He wants me to do and to say what He wants me to say!
 What will Jesus do?  Holy spirit show me, teach me, lead to the path that is ordained for me.

greedily soaking up God's Word

If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14;15

Saturday, September 22, 2012


--> Hey everyone,

Its been awhile!  I was and still is studying God's Word!
Drinking it all in!
Getting fed at Jesus' feet!

 It starts here!!  The Holy bible!

 Open it and learn all that God is acquires of you!!  Study His Word!

 Take notes, learn from others who are righteous, use all tools available!

And then go out into the world and spread the Good News of our awesome God! 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15 NIV

Friday, August 31, 2012

Live it!!!

Hey everyone,

Let us LIVE this Christian life!!!!  We read the Bible, study the Bible, quote the Bible but we sometimes leave a very important  part out!!  We have to LIVE the Bible!!!!

God has put in my heart the desire not only to write about Him, not only to speak about Him but to
embrace all situations and opportunities to continue to strive to be like Him!

God give me the patience to wait on You and to follow Your directions!!!

God let me have the courage to go out there and do what you call me to do!  Be bold!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

No turning back!!

Hey everyone!

Now that my books "Smoothies For The Soul" and "Honey Flowers" are in publication, I am asking God, "What's next?"  "Where do You want me to go next?'  "What doors are You getting ready to open?"

It is so important to let God exalt you.  He can do it so much better than we can.

No more looking back!  No turning back!  Forward! Up!

God said "Be anxious for nothing my child, I got you!"

"For I know the plans I have have for you," declares the  Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

 I see myself soaring like a eagle, free to enjoy God's vast creation! 

 I see myself embracing technology because it is part of our future!

I see myself taking the staircase up step by step!  Trusting that God is ahead of me leading the way!

The world is my oyster!

God did it again!!

Hey everyone! God did it again! He allowed me to be published a second time and He is not finish with me yet! On the 13th of July 2012, Honey Flowers was released.

  Honey Flowers is God's Grace! 

How God kept me through it all! How He was there every step of the way, that even though I fall, many times, He kept on picking me up. His mercy for all of my misguided paths!! 


 Every women has a story, Honey Flowers is mine!!

 Me smiling after the journey!

At Honey flowers book signing!  Saying a silent prayer!  Thanking God for being so faithful!


The book signing line!  Dreams do come true when you put your trust in God!

 Sharing!!  How God took a messed up life and transform it into a life of abundance!

Thank You God for considering me important enough to save!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Hey everyone,

God is at it again!  He has once again used me to bless you.  He has made it possible for me to write another book.  Another book to show His grace and mercy!  Another book to show how great He is!

This book is my testimony!
 You are not alone!  Many had walked the road you are walking.
Many had the experience of God coming into their mess and bringing  them out.

Honey Flowers is my experience!!  

Psalm 40:2 KJV

He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings.

Excerpts from Honey Flowers:

Writing this now, I am screaming inside.  Why do I have to relive this, any of this?  Tell your story, tell your story.

 I needed relief.  I needed everything to stop.

It was over.  I was free.  Now I can see what stateside has to offer me as an adult because as a child, it served hell on my plate.

Release date is July 13th.  Be blessed!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Reaching out!!!

Hey everyone,

Its being a while!  God is doing so much in my life but I cannot forget my faithful readers.

I will continue to reach out as long as God allows me to. I am following the path He made for me.

Being of service!

Reaching out to all!
Helping someone up!

My primary focus is reaching out to others.
I believe and God's Word says so that whatever we do in this life it should concern others.
Jesus said to go out!! Feed my sheep!

So I go out! 

In this wonderful world of technology, if I cannot physically be there, God have provided so many amazing tools for me to use. I am a blogger, you are reading it, Living An Abundant Life and faithfully writes on "The God's Got This!", NJFMBC Body Transformers" and "Smoothies For The Soul" pages on Facebook. I uploads the Daily Word on the New Jerusalem Baptist Missionary Baptist Church page and daily writes words of encouragement, and connects with others through status, messages or IM on my personal page on Facebook.    

E-mail, drop someone a "how are you?", "thinking of you"
The wonderful world of Facebook

Pick up that phone, call or text

Give of yourself, your life will be the better for it!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Hey everyone,

Think about the butterfly, the progress of its life, the stages it goes through and then it dies.  From an egg to a beautiful butterfly.  Maybe only the beauty of flowers are spoken more about than the beauty of butterflies.  Like the butterfly, we go through so many stages before the end of our lives.  We have one upped on the butterfly, everything is done instinctively by them. But us, we can choose, we can make decisions.  God has given us a choice.  To choose Him or not.  In our life progression, on our life journey, we can say "yes" or "no"  to Him.

Once we enter that stage of our life when we can make decisions for ourselves and is offered the wonderful Word of God, prayerfully we will embrace it.  Whatever we go through, God is in the midst.  Lets us use the time from birth to death accepting who He is and  what He means to us.  What we do with the time in between is vital to our destination.

Once our eyes are closed on this earth, Time's Up!
Use your time wisely!
Every second, every minute, every hour, every day should be spent putting God first!
You want Him to say "Well done my good and faithful servant!"

Monday, March 12, 2012


Hey everyone,

Since I am striving to keep God first in my life, He has given me some ideas, nuggets, pearls, to help me accomplish my goals. Goals that will enhance my health and my finance. Keeping myself healthy by eating right (striving to) and exercising.  It helps my physical body in many ways then one.  I am told that I look so much younger than 51yrs old.  I will contribute that to God's favor, His hand on my very soul and my daily goal of eating right and exercising.  But most of all living a spiritual and a healthy life gives the Holy Spirit an awesome home. 
Jogging is my time to commune with God and it also strengthens my physical body.

Veggies -an important part of my daily intake along with fruits and some dairy product.I also take a vitamin supplement - Geritol Complete.

The joy of writing, the pleasure of seeing the ideas that God put in my head on paper.  It is one of my greatest dreams come true.  It also generates an income for me along with the other daily blessings that God provides.
With God's Grace, my desktop and Ipad, I am an accomplished and published author and my future holds many more books that will make me a best seller list inductee.


Friday, February 24, 2012


Hey everyone!

As we grow older and experience more, we really should be more open to tell others about our journey. For those coming behind us.  As we know, the younger do not think that the older knows anything.  Old school they say.  But we know that everything just go around and around.  What is new to them is fading memories to us.  So before those memories fade completely, lets share them.

Lets not count our older generation out.  They have so much to say.  If you see an older person, speak to them.  Say hello. Stop and chat awhile. You might learn something when you do.



Friday, February 17, 2012


Hey everyone,

Its better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth.  And if one falls down, the other helps, but if there's no one to help, tough! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Message Bible.

Let's not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing , but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Heb 10:25 NIV

Married couples, dating or just friends, let us all work towards being the friend that we will like our friends to be to us. THE GOLDEN RULE!!!!

friendship and joy

This rose expresses what true friendship should be! 
sensational, strong impression, brightness, so bright that it cannot not be hidden. So bold that others will not mistake it for being fake.
In your face, an act of protection. best friends
lifelong companions
bonded by love
....when you cry
i cry
when you laugh
we laugh together
you help me
i help you

excerpt from the poem "sisters" from the book "Smoothies For the Soul"

Saturday, February 4, 2012



Hey everyone,
God is opening up so many doors for me.

He is showing me that I need balance in my life. I am doing what He called me to do.
Being God's servant doesn't mean that is all you do. We are also his children and He wants us to enjoy this life to the FULLEST.  He died that we will have eternal life but we must enjoy this life on earth also.  So if you are only going to church and servicing, you need to do more.  Make connections, laugh, dance, travel. Jesus paid a non-refundable price for us.  Show Him our appreciation.








Monday, January 30, 2012



Loneliness sets a trap
For the flesh to fall in

Starve the flesh
Feed the spirit

Lord, provide a way out

Don't want to yield
Want to yield
Don't want to yield

Loneliness sets a trap
For the flesh to fall in

Paula Wilkes/JoggingPoet (c) 01162011


taking steps
forward march
blinders on

the flesh that I am
the flesh I can be
will make u-turns
turn left
turn right
how did I get here?
got to focus
one foot in front
step step

so you stray away
start again
forward march
blinders on

Paula Wilkes (c) 01192012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

More to come!

Hey everyone,

Yesterday was another step in  promoting my book "Smoothies for the Soul".  I did a promo.  An advertisement  for on-line viewing.  When its done, it will be shown here, on facebook and hopefully on my website(in the making). God said that the book will take care of itself but faith without work is dead.  So I am doing everything to promote knowing that it will take off! Fly!!!

I recorded a few of my poems. The idea is to use my voice and to read as many poems from my book as possible in the allowed time. Of course eloquence was in place! Endure (page 138) was chosen.  Although it was an audio promo, I felt like a movie star. Take one! Action! Over and over again!  So much fun! God is working!!

I have discover for some time an amazing tea, Organic Chai Tea. Actually my daughter drinks it. I tried it and fell in love! I told a friend of mine that I drink it with brown sugar.  He said to try it with sugar in the raw.  To get the ultimate favor, I boil the teabag and one teaspoon of sugar!  Try it and let me know your results.

oh...oh.. A cup of desire!!!!

Oh, did I tell you that I am now jogging 5 miles. My goal of jogging 5 miles at the end of 2011 was not met, but the first week of January I was able to accomplished it. I want to jog 6 days a week. Work in progress! Forward jog!

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Birthday! My Worship! My Celebration!

Hey everyone,
 To bring in my Birthday yesterday, I asked my facebook friends to send me Gospel music  so I can be in motion, praising God in song and dance when I turned 51. I started worshiping and praising God at 11pm until 1am.  I pray that it was very pleasing to God.  All the Glory belongs to Him!
I want to thank all those who send in music.  I appreciate it so much!!
These songs Blessed me:

"Well Done" by Deitrick Haddon!!! When I stand before God I want to hear "Well Done!"

"It all belongs to You" by Damita Haddon!!!! Lord, I belong to You!

"I Smile" by Kirk Franklin!!!  No matter what, I am smiling!

"Give myself away" and "Here I am to worship" by William McDowell!!!!  My walk!
"Dear God" by Smokie Norful!!!  I thank You Lord for my life!

And here is the Birthday Girl!!!!  Embracing 51...Hitting the ground jogging!