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Book released-"At the hem of his garment" Daily devotional

Writing and publishing this devotional took a little over 365-days. I approached this devotional knowing that I was going to discover verses that I never heard, and knowing that I would certainly have a deeper revelation of God’s greatness. I fully expected to enlarge my relationship with Him. I wanted to read the Bible in a committed, organized way and assemble all of the scriptures that I had on sticky notes. Experiencing my own highs and lows, this devotional was more for me than anybody. I always write for me, to me, by me. I’ve listened to many pastors who gave the warning that when you set out to do God’s work, a legion of demons devise a plan to “Take you out of this life.” Over this last year I experienced the confidence of Elijah as he prayed at Mt. Carmel to rain down fire to burn up the stones (altar), the wood, the bull, and lap up the water. I was fed by ravens. I collected the daily portion of manna, but got greedy like the children of Israel. I wanted to build a larger barn to hold all my goods. God had to take the goods, and remind me that he said, to go out each morning to get one day’s worth of food. Like Isaac I asked, where is the sacrifice? At times, I was the sacrifice. I had to listen very closely for God to say, ”I will provide the offering.” I prayed for and discovered the ram in the bush. I saw God hang men on a scaffold that they erected in their front yard to hang me. Haman is still alive. I recited Job’s affirmation, “My redeemer lives.” Unfortunately, I had to let some people go because they were about to sell me for 30 pieces of silver. My own demons were at the hem of my garment and, parading around my house. I prayed Paul’s prayer of healing, and heard God say, “My Grace is Sufficient for Thee.” Nathan told King David, “It was you,” and he told me the same thing on a couple of occasions. And like David, I repented asking for a clean heart and a renewed right spirit. I experienced the pain that Samson felt when his eyes were burned out of his head. Unfortunately, I had a few Jezebel moments saying, “If it’s the last thing I do…..!!!!!” Jezebel is on the loose, but fortunately, God is on the thrown, were words spoken by one of my former pastors. Job’s wife said, “Curse God and Die.” I acknowledged, understood, but could not co-sign on her disrespecting God when she uttered the powerful words; however, she knew that only God could have allowed that attack on Job. She knew that Satan was powerless. I don’t quite know if God asked Satan, “Have you considered my servant Sharon?” I would like to think that my blatant mistakes leading to some uncomfortable lifestyle modifications were not the result of a card game between God and Satan. I read King David’s last instructions for Solomon. He wanted to ensure that Solomon had a peaceful kingdom, therefore, some people had to disappear or they were always going to be a threat. At times I felt like Esau instead of Jacob. Eating a pot of stew immediately, unfortunately was more pleasurable and quenched my appetite sooner than waiting for my birthright. When my patience and long-suffering were being tested, I wrote a blog titled, “I am not Joseph, I am not Job, and I am not Jesus.” Then, I was reminded of the nails in His hands and feet. That thought put me on the right track very quickly. For 365-days, I layed At the Hem of His Garment to listen.

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AT THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT

This is my largest book. It contains 382 pages of scriptures, songs, and most of all, my love for GOD.  

MENTAL NOTE LLC was incorporated February 3, 2017.

Book Details

Sermons from the Floor

I wrote this book, while sleeping on the floor in a brand new apartment during a very hot summer, while experiencing a life style modification. I was consumed with reading the Bible. I promised God that if he was supernatural, then I would be righteous. To God Be The Glory! I've stumbled many times, almost sleeping back on that very floor, but He hasn't failed me ever. I talk a lot about Job in this 12-chapter, 48 page book.

Consequences of Untreated Bipolar Mania

In this book I identify 7 attributes that escalate into destruction for anyone with Untreated Bipolar Disorder Mania. Each attribute is further illustrated by five personalities sharing their personal experiences regarding the 7 attributes which are as follows:
1. Depression
2. Hypomania
3. Complete Mania
4. Financial Ruin
5. Sexual Promiscuity
6. Penal System or Extended Unemployment
7. Religiousity 

 This book has 54 pages. 

Making Bricks without Straw

God has a sense of humor. Image the thrill of starting a Ph.D., program and later being diagnosed with a severe mental illness. This book is a little longer than the others. It chronicles the events from the initial phase of my Bipolar Disorder I diagnosis to me obtaining my Ph.D. in Chemistry. I wrote about everything that was hurting my soul. I hope that this book will help anyone who reads the title and the scripture and thinks to themselves, Amen. 

Psychosis

Psychosis has 42 pages that you gotta read it to believe it. Nobody believes it.  This book addresses psychopathology as it pertains to escalation of mania. Untreated Bipolar Disorder Mania can lead to hallucinations that mimic schizophrenia. This book chronicles the experience of one person if you can believe it or not. No one wants to believe that either a person can concoct such a conspiracy theory or that a tribe of men can be this organized in their hatred. 

$Situations$

The man you marry is not the man you divorce. No one is responsible, yet everyone is responsible. This book has 66 pages.

I've Been Patient, and I've Been Kind! Also, I've Been Patient, and Not Too Kind!

Letters, Essays, Thoughts, Reflections 

 

These books have 62 and 38 pages respectively, which means that I was kind more than not.

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