(Last edited 5/3/18). Heyyy!! If you have been following me on my other blog, GodfirstGodalways, or any of my 3 channels on YouTube, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!!! Though I’ve been absent here for quite a some time, I am back for good, and will continue to revamp this site. I am currently a caregiver and dog walker with many other odd jobs, trying my best at balancing all this, and still find time to upload videos. Because of my interest in just about everything that puts a smile on my face, I’ve been a total late bloomer choosing what career path to take. But realizing who I am more and more in Christ has helped me use this awesome thing called the internet, and so I strive to utilize it the best I can. Slowly but surely I am finding my flow in all of today’s social media. If it’s not obvious enough, this site is first and foremost dedicated to God. Do stick around as I manage to share my passions with you!

If you’re simply visiting to see what I’m up to, I appreciate it. 🙂 That tells me you want to get to know me better. I started this blog as a journal because I wanted to be honest with myself and more importantly with God. I am not perfect, but the truth is when I strive to live out His truth, I live with more peace and feel more whole as a person. He is consistently telling me to live more transparently, so I thought a niche that’s dedicated to following Christ as a lifestyle would help me be more bold about my walk with Him.

I believe that there are many Christians not living to their potential and others who are searching for answers or wanting to get closer to God in hopes of getting to know themselves better. I also believe many of those I’m talking about turn to the internet, maybe because they have not found it easy to fellowship in church. They might hesitate opening up about their life experiences or faith in general. If that’s you, I know where you’re coming from. For me, this spot on the web is a reminder to put all judgements aside and welcome anyone who might be hurting, in need of spiritual enlightenment, seeking to understand God more, willing to share their philosophy, or just anyone filled with joy, praises, and even prayer requests. In here you will find words that encourage, uplift, inspire, and motivate. This blog is based on Biblical/Christian wisdom that I try to tie in with my past and present experiences as well as talents, skills, and abilities He’s gifted me, all while I strive to be as fit and healthy as I can be. The goal of this site is to point others to Christ. Whatever circumstance you may be in, my hope is that you leave and come back with more zeal and passion for life. I am still learning a lot, but if you have any input regarding anything I write about, please don’t hold back. I hope everything you digest here will be good for your heart. GOD BLESS ALWAYS! 🙂

By His Grace, Sheela (via sheelaleigh.com)

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What Is It You Want? (2013)

I spent the first eight years of my life in quite a corrupt, yet humble country. But we had joy in our hearts. My mom, my older sister, and I lived a simple life in little Philippines. I almost died several times there. Well, I exaggerate. I almost completely sliced a big toe after running around in our backyard full of metal scraps. I think it was my mom who almost died. I endured many other bloody accidents…

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Maker Of My Name (2013)

Years ago, I looked up the meaning of my name. The best I could find was ‘Sheila’ and it meant “blind”. It’s funny, I look at my life back then and in so many ways I was blind! 🙁 Thank God for new beginnings. This year I looked up my name again and to my surprise I found ‘Sheela’. The definitions are exactly what I am trying to work out in my life. “Modesty”. “Of good character”. “Conduct yourself well”…

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MY TESTIMONY (written in 2013)

Seven years ago, I left my family. A year after moving out of Los Angeles, I just had enough of Las Vegas. It wasn’t because of the partying as I could hardly even leave the house. It wasn’t because of all the worldliness anyone could associate with living in such a city. I was trying to figure out this whole Christian thing. I was struggling because I had a father who just could not comprehend my desire for…

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107 comments

  1. Thanks for the follow. I too grew up in an abusive home, and your father reminds me of my father. I’m glad to read your father came to the Lord. There is hope for everyone. God bless, Jo

  2. You have a wonderful testimony. Often our journeys aren’t easy, but it’s great having God walk beside us. Thank you for following my blog and I apologize for my tardiness. I’m still way behind in my emails.

  3. I can appreciate your wanting to feel more at peace and feel more whole.

    It is the loud association, of feeling thus, with God that escapes my understanding. Maybe, a personal downplayed effort at being God-aware would seem more balanced.

    The write on this page feels like prayer uttered conspicuously.

  4. Hello, Sheela. I saw a post by you on Mind seat, which is a blog I follow. You have an interesting space here. All blessings be yours as you continue to share.
    My main blog is lifehelps.wordpress.com I also have hisdeeplove.wordpress.com and healingforhearts.wordpress.com Com visit sometime.

    Love in our Lord Jesus,
    Hannah

    1. I’ve found 2 bloggers who I believe deserve more readers. I can tell they are passionate about God. I personally messaged them and I’m just waiting for their reply. Hopefully they will join the others on Mind’s Seat because they have great things to say. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

  5. I want to thank you for following “A Way With Words.” My joy in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written (and even more so as they respond).

    I write mainly about faith and mental illness, but am known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and even the occasional poem. If you have any requests, please let me know.

    I appreciate what you have going on here, particularly your faith perspective. I pray you are blessed in your life and writing, as you bless others.

    Gratefully,
    Tony Roberts

  6. Hey Shee, so glad to see you deepening your walk with the Lord and delighting in His presence. I hope all is well! And happy birthday! I hope it’s a year full of blessings, more growth and joyful happenings 🙂

    1. Haha!! Well look who found me! Wow. Joey! Apologies for the late relply. I’ve been quite busy. Thank you much for the birthday greet. 🙂 I hope all is well with you too!…nice to see an old friend on WP! 😀 God bless!!

      1. Shoot me a text or give me a call one of these days. I’d love to catch up. My number is (714) 914-3656 (this is a second number of mine which I don’t mind putting out publicly on the web). I’ll also be going to your area in a couple of weeks. Maybe we can grab a cup of coffee? Let me know. Until then, take care of yourself. Give my regards to the family.

  7. Your words and thoughts are beautiful! You are much more of a writer than you give yourself credit to be! You are very encouraging, and perfect just as you are! You do not have to change for anyone else, because God created You to be YOU! Life would be very boring if we were all the same! Keep up the great writing! God is using you through your writing to reach many! Blessings, Regina

    1. You’ve just made me feel so fuzzy and warm inside! 🙂 Hihi thank you! I am truly encouraged by you Regina! I don’t know what else to say. I’m just all smiles right now. 😀 😀 May God bless you in many ways, through your blog, through your encouraging words as well. With love, Shee

    1. 😀 Hey Diane. Thank you for the follow back. I love affirmations as they’ve always worked for me and I love the fact that you have plenty of them on your blog. I will be pressing the print button many times I can already tell. 🙂 God bless you!

  8. Hey, Sheela. Sorry about the delay, but thank you for checking out and following my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours.

    1. Hi Lori. 😀 It’s totally cool. Keeping up with WordPress can get pretty tough just like all other social networks…thanks for the follow back as well. God bless!

    1. Hello! Thank you for the follow back as well. I enjoyed reading your posts about your mission trips to the Philippines. I will return and will be reading more! Blessings!

  9. I do love how you express yourself through your writings. It is a great gift to have, to share the Love of the Lord with others. Thank you for dropping by Sheela. May the Lord continue to use you to inspire others. God Bless You!

    1. Hi Ann! 🙂 I’m never going to forget who first responded to one of the first couple of comments I’ve made here on WordPress. You are an angel to me. I’ve been encouraged by your posts and I’m glad we still support each other by the simple click of a button. I know you’re just doing what wonderful friends do here for each other through nominations, but I’m going to stick to the promise I made with God, and I know that you will understand. Being nominated feels like I received the award, and it’s enough for me know that you care. 🙂 God bless your day! God bless your heart and soul! *hugs* 😉 <3 Sheela

  10. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the nomination post (below) and share the love. I can not promise that your participation will grant you good health or outrageous wealth (I’m not Joel Osteen, nor do I play him in the blogosphere). I will say, for me, it has been a pretty cool way to connect with other bloggers. And, since I’ve been accepting awards, no unsightly warts have appeared on my body.

    Congratulations. And keep up the good work.

    Now, if you are so led, you may go here —

    http://awaywithwordsblog.com/2013/09/24/social-psychology-blue-kangaroo-suits-and-the-brady-bunch-the-liebster-strikes-again/

  11. Hello Leighla *waves* it’s so nice to meet you and it’s fantastic that you followed our (mine and mom’s) blog! What a blessing it is to us to have you as a part of the number. Your personality comes through in your writing and I must say I’m impressed. Keep striving everyday and submitting your will to His and He will see you through any and every obstacle. Jesus is Victor and He’s victorious all the time.

    Blessings in Christ Jesus,
    Rebecca (and Ma Chris too!)

    1. 😀 😀 Hi Rebecca and Chris!! *hugs* *kisses* Thanks for reading! I have never gotten that compliment before and I quite appreciate it, so thank you! Yes, everyday is a day to surrender. AMEN through and through!! God bless you both! 😀

  12. Hiya!
    Your Sheeeeela section could have been written bout me! Love your style and humour 😀 Thank you for popping round and visiting, I shall be doing the same sister! <3 God Bless! <3

  13. I just wanted to thank you for following my blog, Princess of the Light. I love your writing and the Light is shining brightly in you!!! I know that you say you are imperfect but remember that in God’s eyes, you are perfect! Just be you and your life will be blessed! Cheers!

    1. Hahaha! It was your “About Me” section…I just had to follow. I love the humor! I shall return to read more! So nice to meet someone who can relate haha! God bless you Sis, Vanessa! 🙂 🙂

  14. My grandmother was a little Japanese lady (about 4’10) who lived in Las Vegas. Hahaha… She had anger issues too but she was a good honest and hard working person. 🙂 Unfortunately we couldn’t reach her with God’s gift of salvation. 🙁 I think you and I are about the same we just need to keep running the race! Good to know you!

    -Ryan

    1. 🙁 I’m sorry to hear that. Darn Napoleon Syndrome. Yes keep running the race we shall! Nice to meet you! I will definitely be popping in your blog and read time to time. I love your photos of nature! Just great! 🙂

  15. Hello there kabayan! Thank you for discovering my blog. 🙂
    If you wish to read an objective account of what’s going here, stay in touch. I have no loyalties to any groups except our country (yours formerly).

  16. Hello Sheela, you’ve got one in me. My full name is Oluwaseun Adegbohun. I was an unsteady christian for a long time till God finally took control. I am a Nigerian (please do not let that scare you). I live and work in Nigeria. I am a worker and sunday school teacher in my church as well. I work with Procter and Gamble Nig. as a material planner.

    My email addresses are adegbohun.oa@pg.com; adegbohunseun@yahoo.com. Mobiles are +2347033192031; +2347043319080. Call or send emails whenever you are free. We can swap experiences and stories and encouragements on how to move on in life.

    FYI; I’m yet to be married but I’ve got a great woman as my wife-to-be.

    Greetings to your man; Shallom Aleichem.

    1. Haha! Nice to meet you Oluwaseun! Thanks for stopping by. I am not scared that you are Nigerian…not one bit. I am happy though that now I have met a new Christian friend all the way from Nigeria! 🙂 Thank you for your kindness and for being bold about your relationship status with your future and blessed wife-to-be. I appreciate that! We shall definitely be friends! God bless! Shallom! 🙂

  17. it’s a real blessing to have a faith like yours, but as in everything worth having, it’s best not to overdo it. it’s like a bird in your hand. hold on it too tight and you’ll smother it. hold on it too loose and it will fly away. easy does it.

  18. But anyone can deprive you of the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
    Nice to meet you!

    1. Yes, I guess it was imagined more than anything, but I didn’t know myself enough then. I didn’t know my potential to change my circumstances. What’s good is I’ve got real relationships now and I feel no one is holding me back. Thanks! Nice to meet you too. 🙂

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