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(Isaias 40:8)

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The Scent of a Rose

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Every Friday night my husband and I hang out in Fells Point because this is what we enjoy doing for our date night. We love to hang out on the boardwalk because the atmosphere is wonderful and we enjoy the water as well as the people.  During the course of the evening, a rose peddler interrupted our date temporarily to persuade my husband to buy a me a rose.  My husband, not wanting to disappoint the peddler, complied and purchased three beautiful long stemmed red velvet roses.  I was pleasantly surprised and instantly delighted.

The scent of the roses were very potent and heady.  Not only were they beautiful to behold but the scent alone quickly changed and charged the atmosphere.  I began to look at the roses symbolically and I was suddenly reminded of the trinity, The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  I didn’t share that revelation with my husband but I did reveal to him that ironically I suddenly remembered that I was actually carrying a one-quarter ounce bottle of ‘Rose of Sharon” anointing oil.  We proceeded to anoint ourselves with the Rose of Sharon anointing oil and became saturated with the scent of Roses.  OMG the feeling was indescribable.  I never realized that the scent of a rose could be so euphoric.

As we were bathing in the essence of the Roses I was reminded of The Song of Solomon 2:1 that says “I am the Rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley.”  I found out that the Sharon was a plain, a level tract extending from the Mediterranean to the hill country to the west of Jerusalem.  This plain called Sharon was celebrated for its beauty and fertility.  The rose that is spoken of is actually being celebrated in Song of Solomon because the flower is being described as the beauty of a young woman.

I did a little research and found out that a red rose is the external symbol of love.  Love, desire and passion are closely associated with the red rose.  The meaning of the rose must be true because the experience left us feeling alive and one with God.  If you are ever feeling alone and depressed take a whiff of a red rose and it will turn your world upside right!

This experience reminded me of another scripture that rings true today, when the Lord said “I will never leave you nor forsake you”-Hebrews 13:5.  In the midst of every evil and ugly thing that is happening in these last days, God is still forever present.  I believe that He is the Rose of Sharon.  He wanted my husband and I to know that He still loves us, and I mean ALL OF US!

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From Isolation to Breakthrough

Sometimes we go through periods of isolation but I believe that those periods are designed for breakthroughs. An isolation period is when you feel completely alone, you don’t know where to turn or what to do.  This is the time to simply shut down.  This is the time to allow a higher authority (God) to take the reins. We tend to go ahead of ourselves which stresses us out and then we are unable to think rationally or make sound decisions.  We just want to get the work done, get through something, or simply be done with an issue at hand as quickly as possible. These isolation periods are set up specifically for a major breakthrough.

I moved to Maryland in 1999 as a single mother of three.  It was not an easy transition because it was difficult to find employment that would pay favorably in my field.  I was a medical assistant who was only certified in the State of New Jersey and a medical transcriptionist. Prior to moving to Maryland I worked with the Medical Examiners Office, a job I loved and regretted leaving. My title at the Examiners Office was an Executive Secretary which was a glorified name for transcriptionist/typist.  All I did was transcribe autopsy reports and certify death certificates in a medicolegal capacity. My departure from this great job is another story in itself, basically it was a wrong decision on my part.  After moving to Maryland I landed a job at a laboratory as a medical transcriptionist and the pay was lousy but I had to take what I could get because I was responsible for three little girls who depended on me. It didn’t take me long to realize that if you didn’t have a degree your chances of landing a good paying job was quite slim. After two months of being employed at the lab I knew it wasn’t the job for me. I hated it there and the company ran an unusually tight ship, it was so tight that you had to call your managers home to get permission to stay home sick.  I’m not joking.  That job gives me nightmares just thinking about.

At the moment I had a chance of a life time one of Maryland’s biggest law firms was interviewing for a transcriptionist.  Just to get an interview with them was a major accomplishment and so I landed an interview.  I must have been overconfident, because I knew that I was going to nail that interview but instead I flubbed it!  When I got there all of a sudden I went brain dead and forgot how to use the major functions of the computer. I couldn’t find the cut and paste function, the save function and I panicked.  Seriously!  I was so embarrassed, after all I can spell, I type 60-65 wpm and I especially know how to use a computer.  Heck, I have one at home.  What on earth happened?  OMG!  I just had an interview with one of Mary lads top law firms and I made myself look like a fool. Not only did I suffer privately with the embarrassment of being inept at something so easy but I had to stay at that godforsaken job for almost two years before finally landing an interview to work with the State of Maryland.

I finally stumbled upon an ad seeking a legal assistant to work for the State to assist a group of attorneys. I only needed a high school diploma, knowledge of a computer and experience as a secretary.  I had all that they required and I felt that this was my only chance of landing a decent living for me and my girls so I ate my humble pie and went for it.

My interview with the State took place sometime in September, 2000.  The office manager met me in the reception area and walked me to the conference room at which my interview was to be held.  During our walk to the conference room we spoke and laughed as if we knew each other for years.  It was wonderful.  As I entered the conference room my nerves were on edge. Before me were four attorneys just focusing on me, how intimidating. I tried my best to answer all of the questions to the best of my knowledge and thank God most of the attorneys had a great sense of humor.  I stumbled on some of my answers and some of my answers didn’t make sense to me.  Previously I purchased a legal dictionary and some of the words that I learned in that dictionary helped me with my interview but technically I had know idea of what I was talking about.  The office manager escorted me out when the interview was over and I felt confident that all was well, we bonded and we developed a great repoire.

Days turned into weeks and I was anxious. Weeks turned into months and then I was getting depressed. I replayed the interview over and over in my mind and concluded that once again I must have messed up.  I probably said something that I shouldn’t have or maybe I should have said more.  I believe that they saw through my inexperience and moved on to the next qualified person with some kind of real legal background.  I was in a state of isolation. I just went about my daily routine without motivation or inspiration.  All I could do was cry out to the Lord, I had nothing left in me.  I felt that I was a failure.

Nine months later at the end of February around 7 p.m. my husband accepted a call from one of the attorneys who was calling to offer me a position as a legal assistant.  My husband was so excited for me that he told them “She’s a good worker too!”  What a lame statement.  I returned their call that evening and on March 7, 2001 I began my new career.

I have been working with the same people for 12 years now.  I began as a legal assistant, years later I was promoted to administrative assistant and finally just last year I made it to a Paralegal II.  The only degree that I possess is a degree in Theology.

Share your story of isolation with me, let’s talk about it.  e looking for some encouragement check out 30 Days to experiencing Spiritual Breakthrough  – Item No. 113511          Spiritual Breakthrough - 113511 by Bruce H. Wilkinson

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Don’t Give Up!

I’m starting to learn to cherish my best days.  Fifteen years ago I used to work in the medical field in New Jersey.  I was certified in New Jersey as a Medical Lab Assistant, Transcriptionist, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician.  I moved to Maryland in 1999 and my certifications did not mean a hill of beans to anyone in Maryland unless I recertified in Maryland.  Instead of going through all of that I opted to change professions. I decided that I wanted to know what goes on in the mind of an attorney; because the doctors I used to work with were what I would call paranoidally goofy (if there is such a term).  Presently, I work in a law firm full of assorted nuts of whom I’ve learned to love and appreciate.

I was hired by this law firm 12 years ago as a legal assistant.  Outside of the medical profession the only office experience I had was typing, answering the phone and using a computer.  I remember when I first began at the law firm, it was rough.  Habitually, I would refer to the attorneys as doctors, and the inmates as patients, I was glad when that transition was over.  There were a lot of bumps on this road but my coworkers were patient enough to help me through those rough times.  I must tell you that the transition wasn’t easy but I made it.

One of our beloved managers decided it was time for her to retire and when she did all hell broke loose.  It was an opportunity for all of the support staff members to upgrade for a higher position. The support staff members were fighting for the next level positions but management did not want to comply, it was starting to get ugly.  Although I was the lowest on the totem pole it appeared to me that I was expected to stay where I was, at the bottom.  But, lo and behold, I refused to be left behind and I fought to get my upgrade like everyone else.  The atmosphere was becoming thick enough to cut with a knife. People were turning against one another, cliques were being formed, and the drama was unreal. This place would get more ratings than any episode of “The Office”.

Every crowd has its hater.  I will call my haters’ name, “Naysayer”.  I cherish the day I received my upgrade and I was finally promoted to Administrative Aide.  It took almost two years, since our beloved manager retired, for this upgrade to go through.  This day was special for me because instead of the naysayer congratulating me she made a great big deal of being astonished and appalled over my promotion.  She literally stomped out and walked off the job only to return the next day without any retribution. The best part was there was nothing she could say or do about it.  Yes! Gimme a high five!

A couple of years passed by and this time one of our paralegals retired.  I was the next to move into her position but instead I was overlooked and a new paralegal was hired. I assumed that the newbie was hired possibly because she held a degree from a credible college and she had prior legal experience.  Now, I was surprised to know that they were hiring (outsiders) for this position but it didn’t make me act ugly. My vindication was on the way, and it wasn’t long after my immediate supervisor was promoted to Deputy Counsel.  Subsequently, my supervisor’s promotion left room for me to climb the promotional ladder too.  So I presented my argument and my beloved supervisor (Deputy Counsel) agreed that I was entitled to another upgrade.  So she presented my case, armed with my position description that detailed my job functions, to the higher ups.  The result was that the hiring agents agreed that my duties were compatible to the responsibilities of a Paralegal.

Last year on April 24, 2012, Administrative Day, my promotion was approved and I was officially promoted as a Paralegal. I may not have the education but I have the experience.  I am still the lowest on the totem pole in regards to pay but I am equal with my co-workers.  Once again that same naysayer went over the edge when she saw my new title was Paralegal II.  Why was she bent out of shape? Because my bosses did not notify her of their intentions regarding my promotion, and rightfully so, because she is not my supervising agent.  Yes, once again she stormed off the job, she returned the next day without any retribution.  But, I must say that my naysayer finally treats me with respect and I’m not as incompetent as she believed me to be.

All you need to survive in this world is good work ethics, patience and a good attitude.  I don’t have a Secular Degree but I do possess a Theological Degree and maybe that might speak of my integrity.  I still don’t make as much as a Paralegal with a degree but I make more now, than I did when I started.  Guess what?  I Never Gave Up!

Share your memorable moments by reply to my blog.  Let’s share because someone else may need to know that they shouldn’t give up.

For more inspiration read Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In by Terry Dwight Coleman.  Find this and more at Robin’Spiritual Nest

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Scripture Tea at Robin’Spiritual Nest

Scripture Tea at Robin'Spiritual Nest

EASTER SCRIPTURE “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives in me shall never die.” John 11:25-26

Some Thoughts as Easter Approaches Easter bunnies, eggs, baskets, church and family; these are the things that come to mind when most of us think of Easter. It’s easy for us to get caught up in the preparation of the Easter egg hunts and baskets. But it is even more important for us to teach our children and to remember for ourselves the true meaning of Easter. That is why we love our product. It is not just a delicious cup of tea, but a vessel for spreading God’s word. Each tea tag has a scripture that allows us to read and relate to God’s word on a daily basis.

This morning, my scripture was: “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Scripture Tea is a great way to share this message with your family and friends. Add Scripture Tea to your Easter baskets or serve the tea at your family gathering and spread God’s word and blessings! Happy Easter from Robin’Spiritual Nest.

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National Doctors’ Day – March 30, 2013

                              Show your favorite Doctor that you care with the Doctors’ Bible

The Doctor’s Bible combines the full text of the popular Holman CSB translation with sixty pages of additionalThe Doctors Bible 239200 information and inspiration for dentists and physicians. The ancillary material is provided by the Christian Medical and Dental Associations that exist to motivate, educate, and equip Christian doctors to glorify God through their work. This Bible’s portable design and brief specialty entries enable users to step back for just a few minutes to refocus on the important in the midst of the urgent.

Devotions include “The Mission of a Christian Doctor,” “The Practice of Compassion,” “A Question of Character,” “The Other Side of the Curtain,” “Lazarus at Our Gate,” and more.  The Doctors’ Bible – Item No. 239200

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