NO PAIN NO GAIN Blossom White
2 CORINTHIAN 12:9-10
AND HE SAID UNTO ME, MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE: FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS. .
I AM NOT THE ONE TO GOSSIP BUT WE ALL GET WEAK, WE MAY ACT LIKE WE'RE SUPER HERO AT TIMES... STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES , BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME..
THAT IS FAR FROM THE TRUTH. AS CHILDREN WE ALL HAVE SAID THIS FEW WORDS, BUT SOME WHERE DOWN THE LINE WE ALL HAVE DROPPED A TEAR OR TWO. JOHN 11:35 JESUS WEPT.
BECAUSE HE FELT THE PAIN OF HIS FRIEND DEATH . BE VERY CAREFUL OF SOMEONE WHO SAY "I NEVER CRY BECAUSE IF JESUS WEPT WE WILL ...ONE GOOD THING I KNOW THAT WHEN I FEEL LIKE GIVING UP I CAN LOOK TO JESUS.. NOT MAN OR WOMAN CAN DO YOU( ME ) LIKE JESUS. LIFE CAN BE SO HAD AT TIMES FAMILY, BILLS ETC. THAT'S WHEN WE CAN GO IN OUR PRAYER CLOSET, CRY OUT TO THE LORD .. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US...REMEMBER THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THORN IT'S THAT PHONE, STOP PICKING THAT CELL PHONE UP ASKING 'WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO""
TAKE IT TO JESUS ...WE WILL HAVE PAIN IN THIS LIFE TIME , WE'LL BE WEAK AT TIME
BUT WHEN WE ARE THAT'S WHEN JESUS WILL STEP IN AND WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH THAT YOU NEED ..
GOD BLESS YOU
FROM UNDER A BRIDGE
A message from Blossom White
And he that sat upon the Throne said, Behold I make all things new. And he said unto me write for these words are true and faithful.
I am not the one to gossip, but
HAPPY NEW YEARS . .
OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE GLORY ..
Each New Year we sit down and make this long list of things that we will and won't do ..
And by January don't know where the list is..
Jesus, The Lord of Churches
Revelation 1:1 - 3:22
Jesus The Lion over The Nation's
Revelation 4:1 - 20-15
Jesus, The Lamb Among Believers
Revelation 21:1 - 22:21
For behold , I create new heavens and earth, and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind . But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create, for behold, I create a Jerusalem as a rejoicing and her people a joy ( Isaiah 65:17-19).
Just think the former things have passed away.
No Tears, Sorrow No Death, Pain
New Jerusalem has No Temple No Sacrifice
No Sun, Moon, No Darkness No Sin, No
Abomination. One thing we can do is stand on God's Promise .
We must Believe in our heart and confess our Sin and ask The Lord to come into our Life and Be our Lord and Savior And know that Jesus arose on That 3rd day with all Power and now He is sitting at The right hand of God speaking on our Behalf..
So Rejoice and Remember
HAPPY NEW YEARS....
ALL THINGS ARE NEW .
God Bless you
Happy Birthday Jesus by Blossom White
FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN; AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER . AND HIS NAME WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL , COUNSELOR MIGHTY GOD EVERLASTING FATHER PRINCE OF PEACE.
THIS BIRTH IS NOTHING LIKE YOUR BIRTH OR MINE, FOR WHAT GOD DID FOR US WE COULD NEVER DO. GIVE ONE OF OUR KIDS TO SAVE THE WORLD . SITTING HERE THINKING I'VE GOT 3 BOYS AND WOULDN'T GIVE ONE AWAY..BUT THE LOVE OF GOD IS DIFFERENT . GOD CAME AS A CHILD (JESUS) BECAUSE HE WANTED THE BEST FOR US. JESUS WENT THOUGH SO MUCH FOR YOU AND I Reread ,TALK ABOUT LIED ON ETC.
NOW THAT'S LOVE I ( YOU ) CAN'T AND WONT DO IT OH BUT WE THANK GOD FOR JESUS .
WE AS (CHRISTIANS ) WILL STOP SPEAKING TO PEOPLE THAT WE FEEL MESSED OVER US ETC..BUT GOD . .
SO DURING THIS SEASON LET'S ASK FOR THE LOVE MEEKNESS AND BOLDNESS LIKE JESUS . SO LET ME BE THE 1ST TO SAY FORGIVE ME WHERE I HAVE FALLING
1 WONDER- HE IS EXCEPTIONAL , DISTINGUISHED AND WITH OUT PEER.
2. COUNSELOR - HE GIVES THE RIGHT ADVICE.
3. THE MIGHTY GOD - HE IS GOD ALL BY HIMSELF .
4. THE EVERLASTING FATHER , HE IS TIMELESS, HE IS GOD OUR FATHER .
5. THE PRINCE OF PEACE HIS GOVERNMENT IS ON OF JUSTICE AND PEACE ISAIAH USE FIVE NAMES TO DESCRIBE THE MESSIAH..
NO OTHER NAME LIKE IT.. JESUS..
FROM UNDER A BRIDGE
A Testimony by Blossom White
Born Blossom Lafyetta Butler in New Smyrna Beach, FL on January 15, 1966 to a teenage mom. As a teenage mom, she made a decision to allow her grandmother to raise her beautiful daughter, whom she named Blossom. Being raised by a loving great-grandmother who believed in some unique home remedies, those remedies later developed detrimental habits for Blossom. She recalls drinking a Colt 45 beer as a cure for ring-worms. She states “I was excited when Mama (great-grandma) called me Monkey (Blossom’s nickname) and said “Go get your medicine”. “It took two hands to open the refrigerator door. When I finally got it opened, there was a can with a horse on it, Colt 45.” Looking back, Blossom remembers feeling warm and fuzzy, but still had the ring-worms.
Later Blossom’s mom married and told her that it was time for her to come home. It was a bitter-sweet moment, because it was always just her and her great-grandmother and now she was to live with others and would have to share. Living with her mom, step-dad, and siblings, Blossom was often confused, angry because of sharing, and yet, happy to have play-mates.
Things began to change when Blossom became more relaxed living in this new environment. Her step-dad would treat her differently around others than in private. She recalls, private times of him tell her that she had pretty legs. But around others calling her big lips. As time progressed, he began foundling her and that made her flash back to age 5 when one of her great-grandmother’s boarders exposed his “worm” and asked her to kiss it. Blossom did as many did during that time and did not tell. She recalls saying to her step-dad as her touched her, “I’m gonna tell my mama” and he laughed and said “no one will believe you”. That statement stuck with Blossom and shut her mouth of years to come.
This inappropriate behavior continued until age 16 when she got pregnant on purpose by her boyfriend who promised to marry her and get her out of the house. The child was born and he abandoned her for someone else. Later, Blossom married a military guy and living in Fort Braggs (Fayetteville, NC) birthed another son. The marriage dwindled and Blossom left the relationship, but didn’t get divorced. She started dating another man and later birthed a third son. By age 23, she was the mother of three sons.
Still yearning for love and looking for a true sense of belonging, Blossom met a guy whom she trusted, yet he also had a deep secret of drug abuse due to crack cocaine. Still, she loved him deeply. He began beating her and because of her deep love for him, her warped option was, “since I can’t beat him, I’ll join him and she began smoking crack cocaine. Drug addiction led her to become an “unfit” mother and she gave her sons to her mother and great-grandmother. This action began a long life of jail, prison, homosexual habits, rehabs, mental institutions, theft, homelessness, and doing everything against the love-life teachings of her great-grandmother. Because of this lifestyle, Blossom began living under a bridge in the back seat of her car.
On June 3, 2004, sitting in a crack-house in Daytona Beach, FL, Blossom surrendered by writing a letter to God. She took a piece of paper and pen out of her purse and told God that she was sick and tired of being sick and tired. She smoked and wrote and smoked and wrote. As a lady walked in the room, Blossom told her that she was leaving and never smoking crack again and the lady laughed. Blossom put the note in her purse and walked away from drug abuse, forever.
Blossom checked herself in to a rehab center in Miami, FL where she received the knowledge of how to stay clean and sober. She went back to school and became a National Certified Medical Assistant and met her second husband, later moving to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she presently resides. Living in Tuscaloosa, Blossom went back to school and became a Certified Drug Counselor. Recently divorced, for the second time, Blossom has never given up on remaining clean and sober. June 4, 2016 makes 12 years of being clean and sober. Her dreads are a symbol of the 12 years of deliverance.
Blossom is presently the author of 3 books: From “Under A Bridge I and II”, and her latest book, “And They Laughed” because the world will teach you the difference between laughing with you and at you. She is the CEO and Founder of From Under A Bridge, Inc., the TV host of her own talk show, The Blossom Show (WEPH Channel 49 in Tupelo, MS), a motivational speaker and facilitator of a Drug Rehab program (Zion and Recovery). She has spoken at the University of Alabama, TBN Christian Network, Great Day Tuscaloosa with Kip Tyner, and many other great venues.
Habitat for Humanities of Tuscaloosa, Alabama has donated land, where she is presently seeking funding to build ‘From Under A Bride Safe Haven Home for Women’. From Under A Bridge, Inc. is a 501c3, non-profit agency. This home will house 6 women as they journey to recover from drug and alcohol addiction and abuse, while acquiring learning skills to leave clean and sober.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please contact Blossom via email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 305-753-8164 or Facebook @ Blossom Rogers. Blossom believes in the scripture Jeremiah 29:11 stating that “no matter what your past looks like, God has a great plan for your future” (para-phrased). From Under A Bridge is in negotiations with Elijah Wells Films, Inc. in Miami, FL and will be featured as a short film. God has brought Blossom from under a bridge to drive over the bridge to her dreams. Stay tuned! The best is yet to come. To God be the Glory!
Pam Ryans, Writer
Johnny Hawthorne, Photographer