We Must Lose To Win

Every now and then, and then and again,

We must face the unkind but obvious reality,

That sometimes we have to lose in order to win.

It isn’t a pretty thought, in fact it is a tough pill to swallow,

Therefore, inside one’s being it has began to wallow,

In self pity as the song plays, “Woe It’s Me!”

As the mind agrees, “Oh Yes It’s Me!”

And the heart pleads, “Please Set Me Free!”

But the body says, “Just Let Me Be!”

Oh yes, sometimes we must lose to win,

You have to let go of some things to get to the end,

Of the me, myself and I and the “I’m doing this my way,”

To ultimately find out the way that has already been paved.

Paved before we were even created by our Heavenly Father.

“Get Yourself Together”

​You cannot possibly run forever,

So you may as well get yourself together,

Inspite of the storm and the outpouring of rain,

As well as the heartache and the gut wrenching pain,

You best well get yourself together,

I mean, eventually things will get better.


For many hours until about 30 minutes ago I was feeling a little down. And that’s ok because I’m human and I fight battles too.  But in the very midst of my (self) drawn out moment I hear “ASPIRE STACY!” How many of you know that we can bite that bait and lay down on things instead of giving the enemy walking papers?? So I asked aspire to what??
Aspire to rise above your limitations,
Aspire to move beyond adversity,
Aspire to jump over life’s hurdles,
Aspire to climb above and over your mountains,
Aspire to look past the naysayers, downers, pretenders and purpose killers,
Aspire to be all that God has created you to be,
Hold your head up that you may clearly see what HE has shaped you to be.
Get up!!! Look up!!! Suit up!!! And keep moving…


Who is it that can give me direction and inspiration?
Who is it that will give me strength and motivation?
Who is it that can give me Agape love and affection?
And Who can I depend on for around the clock protection?
Who can I literally talk to all day long?
And Who can I depend on when everyone else is gone?
Who will never leave me and have never forsaken me?
And Who has broken these chains of bondage to set me free?
Who, I say WHO can I walk with whether it be day or night?
And Who can I depend on when I  need to stand and fight?
Who can I look to when feeling lost and lowly,
And Who can I approach behind the veil in awe and boldly?
Who will stick closer to me than any other?
And Who will give me the words to speak when my tongue wants to stutter?
Who, I say WHO can I trust always and forever?
That WHO would be my Heavenly Father, and truly there is no one better!

“Still Standing”

The struggle is more real some days than others, but I’m still standing 

Some days are more harder than other days, but I’m still standing 

I have moments when I don’t know whether I am coming or have gone, but I’m still standing 

For life has certainly whipped on me more times than I can count

And many times I felt like giving up on life and was near ready to bounce 

From the hell that was wreaking havoc in my life

From the overload of burdens that had taken over the fight

Yet through all of the hell I’ve endured and the high waters I have climbed

And through the obstacles crossed and the mix messages of the signs

I’m still standing even stronger and tall

And I’m still pressing in the midst of it all

Not because of who I am, but Who He is

And not just because I was created, but because I am His

Therefore although I endure the rough as well as the tough, I’m still standing 

And with my Father right by my side, I will keep on standing! 


“Get Out of Bed”

I really didn’t want to get out of my bed on today,

Heedlessly disregarding the sunlight as it brushed its warmth against my face,

Letting me know that it was the morning of a brand new day,

Yet in my bed under the covers I slothfully laid,

Is it really morning already my insides cried out?

SHHHHH I said to the sun as I took cover to douse,

Move on Mr. Sun, get away and out of my sight,

Please go away Mr. Sun and bring back the hours of night,

So the sun hid behind some clouds that dimmed its light,

Yet within minutes the sun rays began to beam once again more boldly and bright,

Okay, Okay I said earnestly to this big ultra bright light,

I know it’s time to get up now without resistance or fight,

And although I did not want to rise up and out of bed,

I’m grateful FATHER for another day among the living and not the dead!!