My Little Woven Thoughts: Volume II - Now That I'm Hooked, What's Next?

My Little Woven Thoughts: Volume II - Now That I'm Hooked, What's Next?

by T. W. Spalding

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Now that I am hooked, what's next? Will my marriage be remembered as a fairy tale? Will everyday be sunny? How will we handle our differences? Are you happy in your marriage? Does it feel like you keep dealing with the same problems? Did you really think that your marriage was going to be perfect, even though your soul mate had arrived? Has your husband moved to the head position? Have you down shifted to the neck? Have you two learned how to agree to disagree? Has your marriage lost its spark? Do you all still have date night?

No matter how you may have answered these questions, this is a book every married couple should read. I shared some of my deepest and personal pages of my journal in my first book titled, My Little Woven Thoughts-Volume I-Who's Eve Am I? Now I have done the same thing in this book.

My husband Thomas (TJ) and I had been married more than once. This time we both wanted to experience the togetherness, excitement and gain the will power to resolve any issues that might come up in our day to day activities. We are determined not to end up divorced again. We wanted to get a better understanding of the roles that a man and a woman play in a God-fearing marriage. The only way we were going to achieve this goal is by surrendering all of our ideas to what marriage was really about and trust God's instructions. Not only did we have to trust God's instructions, we had to believe in those instructions and we had to apply those instructions every day.

Is marriage easy? No, but with every challenge that comes your way, you must continue to choose your soul mate. I heard Oscar Johnson, my father-in-law say, "Every morning that God allows you to wake up to see your "soul mate"; you must remember the vows you took before God."

It will be your choice if you will believe or if you will not believe that "true love can happen". We thank God daily for blessing us with a special romance. We made the choice to "Believe God".

May you learn to reevaluate your current marriage, look inside of your own soul and try to do it God's way. We did. We are happy even when the storms of life come. Guess what? On a daily basis we continue to choose one another. Marriage is not a fairy tale, but with God, your marriage can reflect a true love story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463413644
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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My Little Woven Thoughts

Now That I'm Hooked, What's Next?
By T. W. Spalding

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2011 T. W. Spalding
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4634-1364-4


Chapter One

How do I get rid of the old and walk in the new?

You shall not look back nor be pushed back ... No matter how many times people, nightmares of your past or even when your own selfish desires try to take you back to being a slave to sin, you must maintain your position. Remember you are free from your sins by the blood of Jesus and you are destined to W.I.N.—Walk in Newness!

    What Is Your Green

    Is your green the shade of Forest

    This kind is concealed behind the trees of secrecy

    Only you and God knows that your heart is filled of jealousy

    Is your green the shade of Sea

    This is the kind that is wishy washy

    Meaning you speak words of support

    While you are overflowing with envy

    Is your green the shade of Shamrock

    This suggests that you crack jokes to hide your true mind-set

    In reality you are crammed with resentment

    Is your green the shade of Honeydew

    This could imply that you are sweet and juicy

    Deep within your soul is nothing but cupidity

    Is your green the shade of Harlequin

    You speak of romance

    Do you like telling false stories

    Your intentions are not right

    All you do is make the next have a night full of worries

    Is your green the shade of Hooker's

    This shade doesn't need any particulars

    The truth of the matter is do you only want what is theirs

    Is your green the shade of Army

    In spite of having a mind that is always in the battle field

    When your selfish desires overrule you

    By your tongue someone dreams are being killed

    When your true objectives are revealed

    Is your green the shade of Neon

    This is the kind that likes to be seen and always be in the light

    It appears to be brilliant and wise

    Awful thoughts enters the brain at night

    Is your green the shade of Jungle, Pigment, Teal or Electric

    On the other hand could your green be Jade, Pine, Olive or Lime

    On the contrary your green might be, India, Islamic, Persian, or
    Sacramento State

    Then again your green might be Midnight, Moss, Mint Cream or
    Camouflage

    Is it possible that your green is Hunter, Rifle, Emerald, Clover or
    Sap

    Just know whatever your green might be there is a solution to the
    madness

    All you need to do is pray to God for his guidance

    He can change you from the inside out

    Search inside your own soul and analyze your own daily thoughts

    Stop craving what the next has

    Bring to an end all of the distrust

    To be free from bondage of suspicion

    This type of disconnection is a must

    You don't have to color yourself with any shade of green

    In an instance you will stop being jealous, inconsiderate, rude and
    mean

    Just trust in the Lord and focus on a new routine


    New Beginnings

    We both have been in love

    We both have children of our own

    We both have been hurt a time or two

    I am glad I am having a new beginning with you

    We both have shed so many tears

    We both have had some lonely nights

    We both have a lot of things in our past

    I am glad we are determined this new beginning will last

    We both have noticeable scars

    We both have hidden pain

    We both have stories that may seem odd

    I am glad this new beginning will be guided by God

    We both have lost a lot of material things

    We both are rebuilding our lives once again

    We both have many ideas and dreams

    I am glad that we know that God is the one who redeems

    We both have much fruit inside of our souls

    We both have opportunities daily to encourage each other's minds

    These are our bowls

    We both pray daily for guidance, support, direction and mercy

    Thank God we know when to agree and when to agree to disagree

    I am glad that in spite of all that we have experienced before we
    met

    With faith things will get better and we haven't seen anything yet


    Crabs in a Pot

    I had experienced all types of challenges

    Many different obstacles were coming

    The enemy is attacking

    Why is his army growing

    As I try to stand firm on the Word of God

    I am receiving impromptu tests everyday

    They are not really unexpected

    I know the enemy is out to destroy

    He can deceive an adult, a girl and even a boy

    Satan has no power

    Christ defeated death a long time ago

    We are like crabs in a pot

    Everyone wants to get out

    Hold each other down

    Gifts coming down from heaven

    Enough to be spread all around

    Watch out

    You might be working for the one who likes darkness

    Be careful

    Don't let your own desires block your blessings

    We all know Satan can be tricky, sneaky and deceitful

    He is definitely a liar

    Get out of that pot of snake oil

    Before this world start to expire


    Morning After Blues

    People often wonder

    Why do people choose to become celibate

    Maybe even remain alone

    Not wanting to get their groove on

    Are they not interested in climbing that high mountain

    Maybe they don't want to experience the morning after a night of
    fun

    The morning after is never as beautiful as the night before

    There is an abundance of joy and fulfillment within those sheets

    When you wake up in the morning

    You realize they are gone

    It bothers you that they couldn't even stay the night

    They didn't allow you to wake them up with your alarm

    People always tell you about the pleasure they got the night before

    They brag, they boast and even express how good it was

    Do they tell you that this experience was only for one night

    Do they explain that they did it at a dark campsite

    Do they clarify that the event did not end with a kiss

    Maybe had a verbal fight

    The morning after blues will kill your spirits

    You will get upset when they don't call like they did before

    You will be wondering did they really like me

    Was it only for my sexual ability

    The truth remains the same

    There is no one to blame

    We all have a choice

    Either we will settle for less

    We will wait for God to bless us with a mate

    Love making was meant for two to become one

    Not for a quickie or even fast fun

    Be careful when you want to take that chance

    To experience a night full of romance

    God allowed my Personal Adam to find me

    We will sing our new song

    That old CD is not in our collection anymore

    Is it morning already

    Lock our bedroom door

    I want some more

Say It and Believe It!

Backwards is NOT an Option!

Today is your day that you SERVE an EVICTION notice to your GIANTS:

* The negative & jealous people in your circle

* The crazy thoughts that enter into your mind

* Those nightmares of your past

* Your own selfish desires

* You have just drawn a line in the sand!

    I Need Help

    Father above, your child is dying for some help

    Can you assist me in making some major changes

    I need help in more than one area of my life

    This time God I want to do right

    I need help in learning how to listen

    Not only with my natural ears

    With spiritual devotion

    I want to make the right decision

    I need help in learning how to march

    Not only with my physical legs

    Walking in your similarity

    I can walk this walk holy

    I need help in learning how to talk

    Not only with my normal mouth

    Talking with humility and certainty

    I want to know when it is you speaking through me

    I need help in learning how to love

    Not only with the average adoration

    But with the examples given in the Word

    I want to know it is real when heard

    I need help in learning how to serve

    Not only with the typical way of using my hands

    I want to help others to reflect who lives inside of me

    I want to show that God is full of love, grace and mercy

    I will take this educational experience course

    I will stay in this class until you are finished with me

    On the day of my graduation

    At that moment when my diploma is in my possession

    I will know that only by you that I didn't lose

    I have won


    Negative Thinking

    What is the outcome of negative thinking

    When will we allow the Holy Spirit to transform us

    We need to come up with a plan on how to think positively

    That way you won't end up depressed, sad or even crazy

    Why can't we forgive ourselves

    Let the past go and give it to God

    Get up from that grave

    You are not dead

    Bury that old person they are lifeless

    Jesus has already saved you from that mess

    Stop holding on to the pains of your past

    I heard once that the spirit of Cain is breathing

    Do you remember what he did to Abel because of an offering

    The spirit of Cain wants to bring you down

    The Word says we all will be blessed according to our works

    Accept Christ by faith so that the things inside of your soul can be
    revealed

    Once it is out you will know for a fact that you are healed

    Be aware Satan has many tricks

    He will place upon you his type of false humility

    He will deceive you into denying your anointing

    Then you will be swindled out of your blessing

    Tell your pessimistic thinking to take a hike

    You are serving an eviction notice to that spirit of Cain

    Believe me you don't want to be a part of his race

    Tell Satan to get out of your face

    He must flee to another place

    Rebuke him and his demons

    Tell those unhelpful feelings that you are not afraid anymore

    Start exercising and practicing your belief

    Give your mind a long overdue break and relief

    Negative energy produces an aroma that smells

    Rebuke that evil spirit

    Start focusing on being blessed

    Get on the blessed channel

    We all need to make an adjustment

    God's promises are real

    We need to make sure the time God gives us is well spent


    Ups and Downs

    Life has ups and downs

    Do you smile or do you frown

    Am I supposed to be a clown

    When people are around

    How do you cope

    Where do you find hope

    Am I in control of my own destiny

    How can I motivate me

    I don't like it when I feel badly

    Where is the solution

    How can I survive

    Do I just waddle in my own mess and whine

    Will someone toss me a lifeline

    Do I drink a cup of moonshine

    I am lonely

    I am afraid

    Where can I find the strength to be brave


    Uneasy Feelings

    Often our minds race with crazy thoughts

    Why does it seem like we're on an unchartered boat

    Many times tears are involved

    Everything seems unresolved

    Could it be too calm in your life

    Three weeks with no anger or strife

    Maybe you're not use to having inner peace

    Are you afraid to feel at ease

    Do you have too much time on your hands

    Occasionally the reaction is to shut down

    How long will those uneasy feelings stick around

    A lot of times you don't know what to do

    Jesus will always come to the rescue


    No Matter

    No matter how many air pockets of confusion exist

    No matter how many needles of pressure burst your bubble

    No matter if you need to pump positive wind for your own oxygen

    God has a warehouse full of support

    God has a truckload full of encouragement

    God has an airplane loaded with confidence

    He even has love ventilators waiting for you

    Just ask him not to empty the warehouse

    Pray that God doesn't unload the truck at another destination

    Request and believe that the cargo airplane won't crash

    Be confident that the ventilators won't be unplugged


    Are You Waterlogged

    Does the storms of life have you feeling waterlogged

    Are you afraid of this terrible thunderstorm

    Have you realized this is only a trial

    Like all storms they only last for a little while

    Sometimes we need to go on a fast, pray and even meditate

    The wind of the Holy Spirit will help you

    This powerful wind will evaporate those issues into steam

    You will be as if you were washed with bleach

    You will come out oh so clean

    When the steam of depression, pain, insecurity and anger rises to
    the heavens

    God knows all about those unexpected weather conditions that are
    appearing in your life

    He will always open up his umbrella of protection

    You might get wet when these types of storms enter into your
    atmosphere

    You might even get tossed from here to there while you endure this
    typhoon

    The gift of the Holy Spirit will keep your soul dry even from a
    monsoon

    Don't soak up those insensitive words like a sponge that people say
    to you

    Speak with the authority to the enemy that God set you aside from
    the rest

    Run from evilness

    Do you want to end up with a temple that is overfl owing with
    moisture

    The kind that is nebulous

    God provided us with the best spin cycle

    It will help us not to retain the water of sin

    That's why he sent Jesus


    The Spirit of Absalom

    How many of you know what Absalom means

    Absalom means father of peace

    His mind was in chaos for more than one reason

    Absalom found out what took place behind a closed door

    The bitterness that was lying within his heart became an outburst
    and uproar

    He waited for his father to do something about it

    He knew his younger sister had been violated, mistreated and used

    His father didn't do anything to the culprit

    Justice was not done to the one who dishonored his sister

    Was this the event that caused Absalom to rebel against his father

    Could this have been the crucial moment that caused Absalom's
    mind to snap

    The spirit of Absalom is not dead

    Perhaps this is why he came up with the plan to murder his
    brother

    It is alive and well in the nature of rebellion, bullying, promiscuity,
    insecurity, and anger

    It is also breathing inside of jealousy

    This can also turn into murder and envy

    It is within all of us that have yearned for our father's love

    It is buried within our children that think they know everything

    Inside of the ones that don't want to listen to reason

    Many of them haven't dealt with the reality that the other parent
    has moved on

    It is hiding in the secret places of the mind in children who parents
    have divorced

    You might find that ghost within the children that have step-parents

    Resentment exists if the basis for their departure is shattered and
    unclear

    The older off springs doesn't want to share

    They often hide these emotions

    They have that look of a deep dark stare

    They walk around as if they don't care

    You could also find it surrounded by families who have half
    brothers and half sisters

    It is living deep within many children who are always seeking
    approval from their parents

    They are wishing they could hear at least one time in their lives
    something positive

    You know like way to go, good job, thank you, you've done well,
    and even I am proud of you

    That unseen phantom is the type that plants seeds in your mind
    that you are not the favorite

    With the purpose of making you feel like the black sheep of the
    family

    That ghoul will make you feel what you think doesn't matter

    Nobody knows you even exist

    It will also make you believe that you are ugly

    Make you ask the question where do I belong

    Many of these children run off to do things that are definitely
    wrong

    Seeking acceptance but denying rejection

    Searching for approval but refusing support

    Requesting respect but displaying rudeness

    Demanding praise but rejecting criticism

    How does one contain this outlook on life

    How do we kill this disposition

    When does one stop seeking acceptance

    We must all realize that life is a game of chance

    A lot of us were results of a one night stand

    A night filled with lust and romance

    You have the choice to either recoil or advance

    You have the option to deal with your emotions

    You can make better decisions

    Or continue to be rebellious, rude, and jealous

    Constantly causing divisions

    I speak life to you on this day

    I pray that you will become loyal to yourself

    Maybe loyal to the people around you

    Stop walking around sad

    Why do you want everyone else to feel blue

    Start being obedient to God's spirit

    Share the spirit of love

    Give that spirit of Absalom a big shove

    You will have peace like a dove

    Fix your mind on the things above

    The ice around your heart will melt

    Your soul will start to be happy

    Your mind will not be focused on the things down here

    You will have your own debut

    I meant to say premiere

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

• What Is Your Green....................2
• New Beginnings....................5
• Crabs in a Pot....................7
• Morning After Blues....................9
• I Need Help....................12
• Negative Thinking....................14
• Ups and Downs....................16
• Uneasy Feelings....................17
• No Matter....................18
• Are You Waterlogged....................19
• The Spirit of Absalom....................21
• Temper Tantrums....................25
• Why Are You Dancing On My Grave....................27
• What Else Do U Have....................30
• Where Would I Be....................32
• It's Not About....................34
• Unexpected Surprise....................36
• Stop Battling Yourself....................40
• It's Not About You....................42
• A Nosey Artist....................44
• Dark Places....................47
• Dangerous Daydreams....................49
• Placed In A Dungeon....................51
• Father Above....................53
• Natural Alarm Clocks....................56
• I Am Not Her, I Can Only Be Me....................57
• Isn't It Funny....................60
• Jill In A Box....................61
• How Would You Describe Me....................63
• It's All About Choice....................65
• Ear Hustling....................67
• You Had Your Chance....................72
• Forgive Yourself And Them Too....................77
• Ruth Luv Shoes....................79
• A Mist of Misery....................81
• What Makes You Think....................82
• Everlasting Life Tryouts....................85
• Encouragement....................88
• Your Umbrella....................91
• How Handsome You Are....................92
• Pebbles of Life....................94
• A Rose Without Thorns....................97
• You Are The Best For Me....................99
• Only Listen To God....................103
• Speak Bold, But Be Gentle....................105
• Who Cares What They Think....................107
• My First Date With Jesus....................110
• Not Your Fault....................113
• Write It Down....................115
• The Grass Is Not Always Greener....................117
• Has Your Holy Ghost Been Checked Lately....................120
• Your Rewards Are Rated F....................122
• Communication....................124
• Stop Forcing It....................126
• Eve's Curse of Control....................128
• You Are Not Second Best....................131
• Stop Thinking For Me And You Too....................133
• I Come From You....................135
• You Are Appreciated....................137
• Let's Down Shift....................139
• There Can Only Be One....................141
• You Can Do This....................143
• You Are The Head, I Am The Neck....................145
OMG! The sweet taste of milk and honey! Joining Assets....................148
• Being A Lady....................150
• Roll Tide Dreams....................151
• Let's Agree To Disagree....................153
• Rowing To The Shore....................156
• Are You Hollering At Me....................165
• Can I....................168
• Rose Petals, Labels and Glitter....................169
• God's Love....................171
• Escort Me To The Altar....................172
• Date Night....................174
• 15 Minutes of Cuddling....................175
• Pour Love On....................176
• Seek God's Approval Only....................178
• Twelve O'clock Gate....................180
• Purely Pecked....................182
• Answered Prayers....................185
• Built On The Rock....................187
• A Dash Of Modesty....................189
• Bela's Hot Air Balloon....................190
• The Desires of My Heart....................192
• Mini Kisses....................194
• Body Language....................195
• Baby, Just Walk Through....................197

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