A Look Inside My Search

In a search for answers to the woes in my life, I found God. The truth that lies in knowing God for myself, placed me on a quest for peace. While on this journey, I have discovered that there are others seeking this truth also and that I can help. I have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union, not to rise above anyone, but to better serve everyone. I am on a journey towards peace, speaking truth that opens people up to God.

28 December 2012

2012 is Ending?

"As I look back over my life, and I think things over, I can truly say that I've been blessed. I've got a testimony."

No matter what has gone on before, when given the opportunity to reflect, I find that God blessed me in ways I didn't even notice. God is AMAZING!!!! to me. Truly it is an honor to serve Her.
I was going to say it was my delight to serve, but that's not always the case. Sometimes I'm so caught up in my own situations that I am not delighted to serve our God. Sometimes I just trudge through.
That's why it's important for me to reflect on what has gone before and to reflect often. Only then am I able to note God's AMAZINGNESS without my human messiness.

As I look back over 2012 I discover the crevices in which God was working in secret. Did I say AMAZING!!!!  already?  Oh well, I'll try not to be redundant with it but if I can't manage it I'm certain you'll understand.

Anyway, I'm looking back and I'm noticing God's crevice work. Where others may have meant something for my ill, God has used it for my good. By doing so, God is glorified.

As much as I want to recap the year, I refraining from doing so. The list would not allow me to fully express God's AMAZINGNESS anyway, so...believe me when I say, I've got a testimony.

I'm excited about what God is doing today for the kingdom. I'm anticipating some challenges ahead because God is moving me out of my comfort zone. I'm looking forward to writing again.

This journey towards Christ's Peace is serious business. It is beginning to reflect in so many things that I do. I pray that as you ready about my journey, yours is clarified. And if it isn't, perhaps my musings will provide comfort that you are not alone.

Peace and Blessings, timone

26 April 2012

Fr. Augustus Tolton Interview

I found this interview online. Wow!! Totally forgot about this. Check it out by clicking below.

timone's thougths on Fr. Augustus Tolton

07 March 2012

Almsgiving Revisited

I had surgery on my foot 17 February 2012. I thought I was ready for the recovery. I wasn't. I had no idea how dependent I would be on others for even the simplest of things. As I sat with my foot propped up day after day for the first week, I realized that my Lenten journey was all about receiving alms. For me almsgiving has always been about what I was giving, never about what I was receiving. Yet this Lent I found that I was not only being called to receive, but to also ask.

Ask for what you need then wait for it to be brought to you. I have had to learn to not bombard people with my asking, and also wait patiently while they got what I wanted when they could.

Struggle? It sure is.
Are you willing to receive the alms someone has to give you or are you preoccupied with giving, ignoring the receiving?
I invite you to learn about the receiving of alms this Lenten Season.

18 January 2012

Jury Duty

As I sit in the jury assembly room determining just how I'm going to spend my time, I glance at the people around me. Truly the selection process gets a cross section of people.

God in all shapes, shades. What an amazing God.

May I use this time to quiet my mind and heart to hear God not only speak but lead and encourage me onward. 

Originally written 28 November 2011

01 January 2012

Sankofa 2011

I've been anticipating the writing of this topic for a week. I put it off cause I just can't stand typing with a broken finger. Now for those who know me, typing is difficult for me without a broken finger. LOL!

Anyway, looking back over 2011 I must shout Praises to God yet again for His GOODNESS!!
In January 2011 I was toiling over my thesis-project and didn't see the end in sight. We experienced Chicago shut down by a record snowfall which gave my thesis-project director all the time he needed to tell me what still needed to be done. Ugh! January also brought me onboard a project at work that had way too many downs.

February 2011 - OMG! I'm still writing. I can't believe there is still more to do. Prayer?? You mean beyond "Help me get this writing done! or Don't you see I'm working here?" My spiritual life was fading fast and into this my husband kept encouraging me to attend daily Mass at St. Ailbe. Wow the Holy Spirit is truly powerful.

March 2011 found me finishing my thesis-project and coming to realize how much I had missed people. For too long I had neglected friends and family and the Lenten Season afforded me the opportunity to put things in right order - God's order. By the time Easter had arrived I was ready to leave the tomb with Jesus. What was amazing is how easily we allow ourselves a tomb-like existence all while we are pretending to walk in resurrection-light. The family vacation to New York in April was revitalizing.

May 2011 - GRADUATION!!! CONGRATS dr. timone davis!! nuf said

June 2011 I taught at Xavier University of Louisiana in the Institute for Black Catholic Studies Program and embraced once again God's vocation for my life: Preach the Word God places on my heart. Teach the faith no matter what. Inspire young adults to grow in Jesus' love.

July 2011 - December 2011
My finger hurts with all this typing. Wanna know what happened? You'll have to contact me for more details. Know this: Through the pain, the loss, the sorrow, the disappointments, the ANGER!! GOD granted me joy, sunshine, Mercy and GRACE and I praise Her for giving me Himself so freely that I may grow in faith and courage.

Moving Towards Peace is ever so hard, but SOOOOOO worth it.