Thursday, April 29, 2010

Healing Others

“Hurt people hurt others, but healed people heal others.”

This phrase left an indelible mark on my life. I had just come back from a personal retreat, one that was recommended by my Pastors Bray and Diane Sibley. He and his wife told me, “Take time away without the children and allow the Lord to bring closure, and healing in areas that you have not exposed to Him yet.” I thought, “Okay what do I have to lose?” I went up to Shreveport, LA to spend time with my spiritual big brother and sister, Pastors Denny and DeAnza Duron. It was a five hour trip, and I’m not much for road trips. I listened to audio books; I brought journals Roosevelt had left behind; and plenty of photo albums. I did not know just what to expect, but I knew I needed to do this. I was amazed at what would become of this time. For days I cried, I wept, I prayed, I listened to new praise and worship (Anthony Evans). Something was happening on the inside of me. A transformation took place. It finally dawned on me that I went back to the place where I was married, and I first started my ministry life with Rho. God visited my pain and healed me. Yes! I left that place healed.

While I was there, Pastor Robert Morris (Gateway Church Southlake, TX) preached at a conference Denny hosted. He talked about, “The Blessed Life”. It was at that altar that I received two impartations. I received the gift of giving, and the gift of healing. These strictly belong to God, but he has imparted them to me. All I could do was retreat back to the hotel and spend time in His presence. On my road trip back I listened to Pastor Joel Olsteen’s audio book It’s Your Time. Only God could set me up for such a great miracle.

My children, Trinity Joy and Israel David are doing remarkable. I don’t assume that; we talk, talk, and talk some more about it. They will be traveling with me on Mother’s Day as we preach in Winston Salem First A/G under the leadership of Dr. Mike and Darla Rakes. I will have two weeks and then turn around to be part of a large youth conference in Alberta, Canada with Mike Love.

My assignment is simple. It is to always bring healing to others; through the magnificent way my Savior has brought healing to me. So many of us carry sickness, emotional wounds, and pain, this is not what God intended. He desires above all that we would prosper and be in health! (3 John 1:2)


Pthirtyone is my ministry name as I travel once or twice a month. I would love to connect with you as we complete this website by June. I am on facebook, twitter and have email. The adventure is just beginning. I love you!

Your friend and sis,


Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's a New Season

As I have journeyed this lonely, painful, road of grief and suffering; it has not been in vain. My life is forever changed. I could have resisted the change, but it would have made me go around in circles, only making my journey that much longer. I am convinced that my embrace to change and surrender to a sovereign, loving Father is getting me through this season. Personally, I can’t believe I have endured such hardship… What? Yes! Hardship! It’s un-American! I always seem to confine Christ to my idealistic views, only to find out that my ideology is not even Biblical. Don’t get me wrong, God does not desire to punish and hurt his children. Yet, he does desire for me to remain faithful to him no matter what I face, knowing he is trustworthy.

I have learned so much about Eileen without Roosevelt. I was forced to confront who I really am and what I am really made of. Many times it was easier for me to crawl under a rock and hide, even from my two little treasures, Trinity and Israel. Forgive me, you tried to contact me on Facebook and Twitter, but quite frankly I was too busy waiting upon the Lord. In the next few weeks I will be traveling to a solitary place for a personal retreat. I have remained hidden, because I am asking God to renew my strength. It is necessary for me to go to the mountain top in my quest for the Lord.

Isaiah 40:31

31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired- AMP

To renew: (verb) give somebody or something new energy; replace something used up; make something new again (Encarta Dictionary)

This April 10th marks the eighth month of my widowhood. Eight signifies the number of new beginning. New! I like that word. My life is re- NEW-ed!!! I have so much life ahead of me! My sneakers are on and I will be ready to run! God has remained faithful. You are all so dear to me. Thank you for praying for us!

Trinity has accompanied me as I spoke at Pastor George and Phyllis Sawyer’s Church in Decatur, AL. Trinity and Israel will be traveling with me, as I am preaching a Mother’s Day message at Dr. Mike and Darla Rakes church in Winston- Salem, N.C. Thank you, we could not have come through this season without. Roosevelt was there for you and now you have been here for us! We love and appreciate you!