About the Author

Hello! My name is Terra and I welcome you to my blog page! I pray that you find it insightful and helpful. God has blessed me to use my talents to serve others. I am a woman after God’s heart. I strive to be that Proverbs 31 woman daily. I am a wife of 22 yrs to a wonderful God- sent husband and a mother to 6 great children that I have been blessed to raise and nurture to be mighty men and women of Christ

First I want to give all glory and honor to Father God for planning my footsteps. Without Him I would not be able to do any of this. One scripture I hold dear to my heart is from the book of Jeremiah. And the scripture says: ” For I know the plans I 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)  During the course of my journey, I have grown closer to the Lord as I have been taught some incredible things. The gift of exhortation ( encouragement ) has blessed my heart just as much as those who have expressed their hearts to me. It is noone but the Lord working through me via the Holy Spirit who has imparted such words to me to share with you all. I have to give credit where it is due. To Him I give it all. I am thankful for the widsom and knowledge placed within me. What a loving God we serve. When we ask things of Him and believe with our hearts that we will receive, He will do just that.

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  1. Dear Terra what a blessing you are, I have thought of often you over the last few days with thankfulness but every time I sat down to write and let you know how grateful I was to you, once again I was distracted, I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your post on LeRoy’s Blog.

    Thank you were also thinking of me Terra and posting a thankyou it was indeed he melody of The Lord that prompted you to write when you did, I needed affirmation from Him and reassurance that I was not going along the wrong road in my understanding of His Truth. Yes I do know without a doubt because I asked for it that I have God’s wisdom growing in my heart but I’m still learning and have not yet been perfected in Love although I’m aiming for it as Paul did and he won the race and so will I because it is Jesus who will carry me over the finish line as He does all His Loved ones.

    Like you Terra, I wish very much we could have a cuppa to sit and fellowship with one another! That would be wonderful as you said perhaps we can do it another was on the phone I have a special rate with Telstra for overseas calls.

    I look forward to sharing with you again my Sister in The Lord – Christian Love Anne.

    • Hi Anne!
      Just saying thank you for touching base with me. I look forward to a cuppa one day with you via phone one day! No worry about getting back to me. We all get busy at times. I emailed you letting you know I had been packing up and cleaning for my upcoming trip. Boy am I pooped out!

      I appreciate the lovely words and compliments. God has been so good to us. Life itself is a blessing. I agree with what you said about Paul. Continue to run your race sister. No one is perfect except Christ Himself. Though our days seemingly grow weary at times, we must press on and get a reviving dose of strength in the Lord. The race is worth the journey until we see Jesus face to face! Now that’s a love worth chasing after. He is with us always.
      Blessings to you…..
      Terra

      • Hi Sister Terra, I received your e-mail thank you for your thoughtfulness the cuppa sounds good and sharing in your Loving friendship even better.

        As you said rightly by worldly standards we cannot be perfect, we all have our weaknesses and shortcomings, I’m disabled and have a learning disability, but we can indeed be perfected in Love as we walk in Christ Jesus, in Him are we perfected to serve The King doesn’t that make your heart sing it does mine.

        1John 4:16-17 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.

        Thinking of you always with Love as we run the race together Shining like the King as in our heart His Melody rings.

        Christian Love Anne.

      • My favorite Bible verse of all time! It has brought me such comfort and peace when I was restless (and I am always restless!)

      • Amen! May The Lord bring peace time and again to your restlessness. He provides unlike no other! Thank you Jesus!!

    • Hi CurlyLAF! Thank you for taking time to check out my post! I appreciate it. Thank you for your encouraging words as I will continue to do….. abide in Christ. Looking forward to following your post as I read more and more of yours. I pray that you stay safe and covered through everything you encounter. God bless you and keep you! Btw…. I noticed your email address! I LOVE butterflies! I have them scattered around my house ( trinkets, pics, Twitter address, purses etc…. Lol )

      Take care my new friend!

    • Hi Jabelah! Thank you so much for reaching out and responding to my blog posts. I appreciate your kind words…. so glad to hear that you like them. I pray continued success in your blog as I am know following you! Blessings to you and through you as you press on! Glad to meet you as well. 

      Terra

  2. Good morning Terra, I have really enjoyed reading your posts. Most importantly, I have had the experience of watching you grow spiritually, creatively, and as a mother and wife. I am very thankful to have you in my life. You are such an inspiration on any day. A breathe of fresh air in a misty room. And a smile that can make hell think they have paid their light bill…

    Keep your heart in the intimacy of christ. You are being an inspiration to all that come in contact with you. Thank you for allowing God to use you as a vessel to encourage, inspire, and love others when they can’t love themselves. I love you dearly. Chat soon!

    • Good afternoon sis! I didn’t forget to reply back though you and I have chatted our hearts out on the phone! I thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring message. I am glad that you enjoy reading my posts. I could not do it without help from the Holy Spirit. I am humbled and thankful. All credit goes to the Lord, for my messages are to encourage and uplift my brothers and sisters as well as the lost in Christ. I will do my best to walk in the Spirit and speak no more or less than what is given to me.

      I appreciate your comment about my smile. I am actually smiling now! It’s a habit as you know but it is a true blessing and gift from the Lord. Satan better watch his steps because we as the children of The Most High are gathering together to spread the gospel and win souls for His kingdom. Much love to you for being supportive and my best friend. We have gone through some milestones ourselves. Thank you for noticing my growth in various areas of my life. You have a shoulder that has always been dependable. Bless you Shenine…. love ya with my all!

  3. Ahh, you going to make me cry and mess up my makeup…Terra, don’t you make me mess up my makeup; in my Madea voice. Yes, I too enjoyed our small talks and laughs. I think I lost 2lbs from laughing so hard. I am so proud of you, more than I can express. You are taking your fears, weaknesses and using them as stepping stones for others to benefit and grow from. More importantly, you are stepping outside of your comfort zone. We get so caught up with whats comfortable, that we hinderGod’s purpose for our lives,
    I think I will have a snickers bar now..right in front of Johnsonville Elementary, and look up to the heavens and say” Thank you father, for this is a vision I will never forget !” The day I laid eyes on an angelic spirit that made me smile at life. Yeah, that would be you my friend. From that day we have blossomed like two chocolate butterflies. Uhm, Uhm now thats real Chocolate for the Soul !!!

    A poem I wrote just for you…YOUR SMILE

    Terra…your smile is like a butterfly flying in the wind
    it tells a story from the beginning to the end. Oh, father how I thank you for my sweet dear friend. She is someone I can truly trust, Oh this is a friendship that will not rust. Father, when you said ask and you shall receive, everyday of my life is like Christmas Eve. My friend Terra is so humble and meek. Always reminding me lord, your face I shall seek. Father, I never knew what a smile can do, but when I met Terra , I knew you showed me favor, and now we both say we serve a mighty SAVIOR !

    When you smile Terra, it soars higher than the number seven, my friend I surely want to see you in heaven. I can only imagine how beautiful your smile is here on earth. I bet in heaven it has alot of worth. I hope now you know the value of your smile, the purpose of your gift, and the meekness in your heart. What Im trying to say I hope we never grow apart. Because I love your smile on a sunny day, and definitely, will need it on a rainy day. Its starting to get cold as far as I can tell…Can you send me a smile and put it in the mail. I will wait patiently everyday, eventually I will see that smile on your face. God has truly given you grace. I love you Terra to include your smile, I think I can make that extra mile…

    • BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for this. You left me speechless only because of the beautiful poem. I know we are close as ever but this has brought our friendship even deeper. I am just use to my smile being a part of my face and character but you took it to another level. What a blessing to read such kind words about me. You are loved my friend. I am so grateful to the Lord for us meeting that first day @ the school and it’s been ongoing since! 🙂

  4. Came across your blog from another person. I truly enjoyed reading your blog. I just had a talk with a friend about Faith, bn so busy with school I havent had the chance to get that entry in. To be able to read other people’s Faith, says a lot to me.I have learn a lot when it comes to that. I hope you continue on your journey, hoping to follow you as you take it. I can’t wait to read more of your post and get chance to post or either like it. God Bless U!

    • ( smiling ) I am humbled every time I hear from someone new who contacts me. Thank you so much for the warm and kind words. I give all credit to the Lord for it is by The Holy Spirit who speaks through me that I can and am able to do this. I am happy to hear that you enjoy reading my posts. I pray that your journey is blessed abundantly as you share with others of His goodness. Blessings to you in and through all you do in the name of the Lord! See you on the blog…….. 🙂

      Terra

      • Thank you for your kind words, I bn replying from my phone all day so now to be able to actually be in front of the pc to read and be able to follow through . Thank You I pray I learn much more then I have in my 20 something life. lol.. You seem to learn something new when it comes to his word. No matter how many times you have heard it before,seem to stick with you the next 100 or whatever time. Just mean it wasn’t my time to hear it to now or whenever I take heed. Thank you for the Blessings, we can never have enough of his Blessings.. God Bless You.. 🙂

    • Hi Tiffani!
      Thank you very much for the wonderful comments and blessings. I appreciate you reading my blog as well. God is doing great things in me through this blog and I am so grateful to be a vessel. It’s encouraging to my heart that others are being touched by my writings; all credit to to the help of the Holy Spirit. ( and walking in obedience ) God bless you in all you say and do in Jesus Christ.

      Terra

  5. I am so greatful to have stumbled upon your blog todaY! Your blog looks exciting & uplifting for my very soul! I can hardly wait to get you in my email daily or however often you post. Looking forward to learning more about you! I am seeking desperately for nourishment for my soul & spirit. And I am so very thankful for the many blogs of ministry we can receive through via computer! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  6. Hello Helen! Thank you for your kind words. I welcome you to my blog once again! Your encouragement means alot; however it is that you came across my page is a blessing. I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. God bless you. 🙂 Looking forward to sharing thoughts and prayers with you along the journey.

    In Christ,

    Terra

  7. You are a blessing to the body of Christ. I love the set up of your blog and the awesome truths you share about God. We need more and more people to speak up for the Lord and to stand in the gap for those that have met Him yet as their Lord. God speed to all your dreams and ministry for Him, and may He receive all the glory!

    Huayni (Akcielo)

    Proverbs 4 Today
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    Truth Pressure
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  8. Thank you so much for the blessing of encouraging words. I pray that we as The Body of Christ will step out more and stand in the gap for there are many in need. God bless you in all you do, may all your steps be ordered by the Lord. Prosperity and abundance be with you, wisdom and knowledge go before you as you share Jesus with the world. Our heavenly Father is glorified in our faith and works for his Kingdom. God bless!

    Terra

  9. Sister Newsome,
    Thank you for the encouragement at American Parser! Your writing is beautiful and Spirit-filled, and I look forward to making my blog better by studying yours!

    • Oh my….. what a wonderful message that keeps me humbled. It’s no one but the Lord and his leading that keeps me grounded. Credit due to the Holy Spirit for speaking to my heart with clarity that I write with obedience. No more and no less than what I’m given. You are very welcome about American Parser. I look forward to reading your blog more. God bless you all all you do in His name.

    • Hi Terra just want to personally thank you for accepting my thankfulness in being part of God’s wonderful family, I found from the start that you were a Loving, faithful Sister in The Lord and that you care deeply for others, even those who have hurt you, which shows a beautful heart, you are indeed very special and I’m sure not just to me and your messages are very much an encouragment, thank you.

      Christian Love Anne.

    • Anne I don’t know how I overlooked your post and the one below. Sorry about that. Thank you for offering the King of Kings friendship award. This is a wonderful thing you have put together. You are a great friend that I have come to know. I thank the Lord for you and the many prayers and thoughts we have shared with one another. God bless you continually through all you do. I know you’ve faced many challenges this year but you have pressed on anyway. I’m proud of you.

      Christian love to you too!

      Terra

  10. Love the blog, the categories and your writing. I am particularly touched by “Feeding the Multitude.” On my mission trips to Ukraine and Argentina I have seen first hand how the poor and destitute often go hungry. God is moving on my heart to do something about orphans and the poor, especially this year at Christmas. Don’t know where that’s going but I’m trying to stay sensitive to where God is leading me. I have subscribed to your blog. I would like to ask your permission to invite you as a guest blogger on my Christian Devotionals blog. I would love my site visitors to read your “Feeding the Multitude” it touched my heart. My blog is http://stevensawyer.wordpress.com. I would also like to invite you to subscribe to my blog. Let me know if you would be okay if I re-posted your Feeding… blog. Of course, I would give you all the credit and post a link back to your blog.Maybe we can trade blogs from time to time. Truly enjoyed reading your blog.

    • Hello Steven,
      Thank you for coming across my blog and subscribing. It’s very nice to know that a particular post touched your heart. I too know what it’s like to go overseas and see such poverty. I’ve been to Somalia and some other places. How my heartstrings were tugged at and to converse and see how people live in the mist of their own controversy is overwhelming. Thank you for the invitations to your blog and to be a guest blogger on your Devotional blog as well. What an honor. I’m really humbled and shocked. I only know how to speak from my heart and to speak God’s word into the lives of others. I do as I am asked of God, not expecting anything in return from others. My hearts desire to is see others lifted up and encouraged in Christ. ( I have so many thoughts going through my head. Sorry! ) I give you my permission to share my post about Feeding the Multitude on your page. No problem at all. Thank you in advance for linking my post back to my page. I hope your readers are blessed just as much. I look forward to following you as well as getting to know you and perhaps some of your blog followers along the way. You’ve written a pretty awesome post that I’ve read already. I would like to share your writings just as well with your permission. God bless you on your journey to being all and doing all you are empowered to do in the Lord for the purposes of building up his kingdom.

      Terra

  11. Hi Terrai I can’t contact you by e-mail Telstra is haveing problems and a lot of us in Australia are unable to send or receive e-mails.

    I need your prayers My Sister in New Zealand died last night, Anne is my 1/2 Sister we had the same Dad, I was named after her, she was 71, it was sudden, please pray I’m hurting so much.

    Love Anne

    • Oh dear……. Anne my condolences to you and your family. Sorry I am getting this message late. My inbox is flooded with emails in general as well as messages from the blog. ( I’ve been sick and a bit busy the last few days ) You know that you are always in my prayers even when I don’t know what’s going on with you.

      My prayers and Internet hugs are sent to you always as you know. I pray in the name of Jesus that the Comforter will be the great shoulder and set of arms you need right now. If I could be with you my friend, I would. My heart mourns with you.

      God bless you comfort each and every family member as your sister goes home to be with the Lord. Please keep me updated and contact me whenever you need to talk. I’ll be checking up on you more. (( Hugs ))

      Terra

  12. HI Terra,

    I feel blessed visiting your blog. I have more to read but wanted to say that your words are very encouraging and amazing. Stay blessed in all that God takes you through. I am definitely coming back here for more 🙂

    Sherline

  13. Aww…. it is nice to meet you Sherline. It has been a blessing to read all the encouraging things you have spoken of me. I know it is God that enables me to do what I do and say what I say. I always have to give the Lord his props because he has been nothing but good to me and to see life more and more through his eyes blesses my soul indeed. How he blesses us all. I look forward to getting to know you just as well. God bless you abundantly in all you say and do in His name.

    Your sister in Christ,

    Terra

  14. Hi Terra, thank you for all we have shared together for your support and encouragement on my blog this year and for your wonderful prayer support.

    Blessings to you and those you Love , may the Beauty of Christmas past and the Joy of Christmas present, fill your heart with Love that overflows all year.

    Christ- mas Love Anne

    • You are most welcome Anne. You have been a jewel to me since we’ve crossed paths. I pray that you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating Christ. Let me know when your email is back up running properly. I haven’t forgot about you nor have I kept you out of my prayers. God bless each day granted to you.

      Christian love,

      Terra

  15. Terra,
    I nominated you for the 7X7 Link Award. To learn more about it and how to accept it visit my site. You deserve this award. God Bless. -watw

  16. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the 7x7Link Award. To read more about it please visit my site. You deserve this award. God Bless – Michele By His Grace

    Oops, I just saw that WATW nominated you too. LOL

    • Hello byhisgrace! How the love and blessings overflow. I am truly thankful that you have nominated me for the award just as well as Woman at The Well. I count your nomination for me just as much. Thank you for the gift. God bless you always. Hoping your Christmas was rich in love and blessings with your loved ones. 🙂

  17. Oh what a blessing of kind and generous words Deirdre! You are most welcome about me liking your post. I look forward to reading more of your blog ministry and getting to know you as well. I’m do thankful that the Lord directed you to receive a dose of inspiration through my site. I am just a vessels wanting to used by Him to exhort others. God bless you richly.

  18. I nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award which is given to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” Please see my site for instructions about the award. God Bless!

    • What a sweet and kind sister in the Lord you are Anne. I know this is from your heart and I great appreciate your love and passion to reach the heart of many. We’ve known each other for some time now…… it has been a blessing to be called your friend. Much love I send your way with prosperity that reaches beyond your imagination. God bless every step you take to bring unity amongst His children.

      Love ya in the Lord,

      Terra

    • Hey lovely! Lol. You are not bombarding me. I find it a blessing and an honor to receive recognition though I just see it all as an act of love and obedience to the Lord! I am overwhelmed in a great way to be loved and encouraged by you and others who have nominated me for awards.

      I appreciate you reading and loving my blog. Had I not taken heed to the Lord’s promptings and direction, who knows where I would be in my walk and ministry. He has brought a downpour of new friendships and kindred spirits into my life. For that, my rewards are blessed through Him!

      Much love to you sister!

    • You are so welcome! I was really proud to see what you stood for at such a tender age in this society. God bless you as you press on and press through. Thank you very much for the blog compliment! It’s all because of the Lord I can do what I do. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

      In Christ,

      Terra

      • You are welcome! I meant every word of it. Feel free to contact me anytime. I look forward to getting to know you. How sweet you are! I have a big smile on my face. I truly appreciate you stopping by and chatting with me. God is wonderful! I hope you are having an amazing day. 🙂

      • I’m having a good day ma’am just reading your comment. Yes, I will. I really feel the love of a mother. Seriously. I’m looking forward to know you more too.:)

      • Awww! How you have poured love over my heart with your words. I am happy to hear that you are having a good day! Mine is going well. I was outdoors taking pictures of some wildflowers. Who knows what else will capture my attention. I look forward to hearing from you.

        Just in case you do not see my contact address, it is terrasiphone@gmail.com.

        I will share with my kids about meeting you on the blog! 2 of them have new teachers this school year that have come to the USA from the Philippines. Now I’ve made a new friend/sister/daughter in the Lord. This is a day of rejoicing because our God has brought new things into season. We never know how much he blesses us!

      • Thank you Ma’am! You’re such a good woman. Wow! maybe they can ask their teacher where she is from the Philippines. Okay ma’am, I will continue to reach you no matter what. 🙂

      • I am a woman striving to be all that I can be and should be in Christ! Thank you for warm words! I will ask my children about their teachers. Both are male teachers. One teaches 8th grade and the other teaches 6th. The 6th grade teacher in still in route but is suppose to be here this Monday. Thank you for reaching out. I look forward to building a relationship with you!

    • Thank you so much! To God be the glory for what He has blessed me with and instilled within me that I may reach lives. I truly appreciate your kind words… They bring joy and a smile to my face!

      God bless you!

      ~Terra

    • How happy I am to hear from you,Lauralee! You are welcome for the blog follow. I am blessed to have found you as well. God is so awesome isn’t He?!! Love and Hugs to ya!

  19. So very blessed to connect with you. I love your beautiful heart for God and His children. May He continue to bless and keep you!

    • It’s moments like these that make my heart full, thankful and blessed. Thank you so much Erica for this. So glad to connect with you as well. May I continue to seek the Lord and do His will. God bless you sweet sister in Christ in your ministry and bless always you and yours!

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