Pastor Doris G. Deckard

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Deep Reflections

It's funny how people treat you when they think they've arrived; they forget about the people that really helped them to progress through the toughest times of their lives and get where they are now.  I've seen the slogan: there is no U there is no US.  Some people get to a certain level of success and forgot their truth.  Don't omit the people who really helped you and always remember, no one reached the top on their own - somebody helped you get there.
  • Don't think just because you've gotten that six-figure job, you're too big for little things
  • Ok, now you've gotten that college degree so you are too smart for your own good?  Or you just hang out with your professional associates but still make miscalculated and not-so-smart decisions
  • Now that you have that high rise or dream house, you can't be bothered with your old neighbors
  • The nouveau riche individual who can't associate with people of a certain caliber but still act like they live in the "hood"
  • Now that you own the company, you feel it is OK to mistreat your employees and attempt to abuse your authority!  Cheap labor is the bottom line!  Triple work and less pay - that's the name of the game. And fattening YOUR pockets is the ultimate goal while discounting your knowledgeable, loyal, and hard working associates, called employees, that keep you in the black instead of out of business.   
Reaching the apex in one's life is always a wonderful thing but never disregard or omit people who really have your back.  Check for people you can count on when you are down and out. Invest in people who understand when you struggle with your inner-self.  Acknowledge the friends who know you BEST.  Get close to the people you can be open with about who you really are AND what you really want without any reservations.  The few people you can really speak vulnerably with [from the heart] and not just about what sounds convincing.  How long can one pretend? 

Having that close and personal friend who you can honestly reveal your true identity without a censored view or caution, fearing rejection or rebuke is really important.  As long as you do what is right by others; honest about your role in their lives; define who you are, where you are in life and how to have a peaceful journey living your life.  You don't have to pretend to be somebody you clearly are not.  It's safe to be your real self with your real friends.  No need to be afraid of people who know you; only the ones who find you out...later...
It's good to know when you are surrounded by people in your life who really care.  Unconditional love is  HARD to find so when you find that love, cherish it.  My mama always told me "you never miss your water UNTIL your well runs dry"....I say "bone dry!" I also know that when you have found one friend in this life [on this side of heaven] then you've done well.   
I'd like to think that I'm doing well because I have a beautiful family and a few choice friends because not everybody you know can go... 

In many ways I feel VERY blessed; so blessed to have  an awesome family of choice and genuine friends who really care.  They make me laugh until my stomach hurts and we hold each other accountable for the things we do...or rebel to do.

I honestly believe that God has specifically designed my family and friends for me; who I am, and will become, as I evolve into the image of Christ.  My family is small and friends are few but both are intimately important and that's what counts.  It's all about quality for me!

I have a dear friend whom I've known since 3rd grade and we are having lunch tomorrow.  I am soooo looking forward to our time together and feel blessed to have known her for so long.  We lost touch for a while but it was the death of a classmate that brought us back together. 
These deep reflections are ways of saying: I appreciate my family life and friends, AND extremely honored that God has chosen them especially for me.

Life is a classroom and I am forever learning and growing.  I am 2 Blessed 2 B Stressed and looking forward to the BEST days of my life in Christ!

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