October 4th: Redeemed & Restored through ‘Sailvation’

Twelve years ago, October 4th was the worst day of my life for it was the day my ex-husband held me hostage, suffocated me, strangled me, and pointed a shotgun at me and my infant daughter when I tried to flee our home with my newborn in my arms. That same moment I learned the power of Jesus name for it was only by His grace, my precious daughter and I were literally saved. It was then this “convenient, comfortable, not-that-committed-Christian” suddenly realized this Jesus-stuff is for real. For all I could do in what would have been my final breath, was to desperately cry out through smothering hands, “JESUS! SAVE ME!”. You will never be the same when a demon instantly releases his literal grip on you and says, “Don’t cry out to Jesus!” in the most horrific voice imaginable. Needless to say, it not only took me years to safely exit the relationship, after accepting the realities of the situation, but it took me years to heal as well.

43169852_251284468851402_1656118425602228224_nToday, however, on this October 4th, 2018, while driving to our “sea trial” as we are in the process of purchasing a sailboat we will name “Sailvation”, I realized it was the dreaded date of October 4th. While out sailing though, experiencing unspeakable joy this beautiful sunny day, I thought how ironic that the once seemingly forever tainted date of October 4th has now been redeemed and restored as quite possibly the *best* day of my life! As my cheeks swelled and the wind dried droplets of happy tears sprinkling my face, I thought to myself, “Sailvation” is indeed the perfect name for this boat and October 4th is the perfect date for our maiden voyage together.

Only by His saving grace. #freedom #faithconquersallfear

Thank you, Jerry, for helping me heal over the years and for being my 1st mate. And thank you to the people who adopted my sweet daughters, now 12 and 10, for it brings me great peace knowing they are safe and well-loved. 

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Much Has Transpired

Since the last time I posted, much has transpired. Due to Hurricane Florence, we had to evacuate Myrtle Beach and our beach condo settlement date was postponed by a week. Nevertheless, God was in control and the delayed timing actually worked to our advantage (Romans 8:28). Turns out, our delayed settlement led to an even more affordable sailboat available to purchase. If you are new to this blog or my Flip Flop Fellowship YouTube channel, we listed our beach condo in order to purchase and liveaboard a sailboat. The Catalina MKii I had been closely watching online dropped in price by several thousand dollars making her even more affordable while awaiting our delayed settlement!

I could go on and go about all that has happened these last few weeks. In fact, you can watch for yourself. Be sure to subscribe to our Flip Flop Fellowship channel on YouTube to get caught up on all that has transpired in recent weeks. Since we moved on from Myrtle Beach, we are now making Season 2.  Feel free to click here to Binge watch and get caught up on all the Lord is doing in this Spirit-led journey!

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Hurricane Florence – Repeat Prophecy?

(Recorded September 6, 2018) As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, Carrie reflects on the possibility of a prophetic word that applied to Hurricane Irma may also manifest THIS season! After obediently posting a warning on social media news and weather outlets forewarning Charleston of coming destruction, some called me a false prophet. Just as I warned on 9/9, the storm will shift. Charleston was heavily battered on 9/11, ground zero day (see below links). Could Hurricane Florence ALSO shift on 9/9 making Charleston the epicenter or “ground zero”? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2… https://www.postandcourier.com/news/f… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GwZG… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVM0… #HurricaneFlorence #HurricaneIrma #prophecy #Charleston

Birds, Snakes, Alligators, Oh My!

(Recorded August 3, 2018) Come discover loads of wildlife with us as we explore Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC. Even more amazing is the fact that this adventure was approved as super cool by our teenager! Oh my! #HuntingtonBeachStatePark #alligators #birding