The Mobile Waitress

My life as a Dasher for Doordash

I started with Doordash about 2 years ago servicing the Franklin and Brentwood Tennessee areas.  At that time, it was not in Columbia Tennessee which meant I was driving 30 minutes to get there and staying around 6 hours 3 times a week then spending 45 minutes to 1 hour to get back home but it was very satisfying.  No one in my hometown said anything discouraging about what I was doing until I started delivering in my hometown, Columbia Tennessee.

Now I’m hearing things like, do you think you will work in an office again?  Why put the wear and tear on your car?  These are just some of the questions I’m getting.  To many being a dasher is just extra money but to me it’s serving people and getting paid to do it.  The  way people are questioning me makes me feel like Jesus when He went into His hometown doing miracles, they didn’t want Him there.  I know people think I can do better, but I love what I am doing.

Why I love dashing?  When I dash, I am riding alone which gives me peace and allows me to communicate with my Father and have time with Him.  It also gives me a chance to deal with the hearing complications that plague me, Meinere’s, because I do not have to talk on the phone unless it’s necessary.  My biggest joy comes from seeing the children get so excited when I deliver the food to their doors.  The satisfaction of knowing that I helped someone get food when they couldn’t get out for example, a pregnant mother and pregnant mothers with kids.  Individiuals who are disabled and Homebound.  The workers who only get 30 minutes for lunch or an hour but would have to stand in line taking most of their lunch time.  Helping the parents who have to work while their kids are on school break, they order the food and I deliver it to the kids.  Those who live out of city limits and sometimes it’s people who just don’t want to leave the house. The wear and tear on my car amounts to a oil change every 3000 miles or so and gas.

The funny thing is that I thought about how nice it would be to have a fast food delivery service about 5 years ago but I didn’t know how to go about starting it up.  I’m still running my typing service in addition to dashing so I’m still in business for myself.  I make and set my own hours and with God’s help, I’m holding my own.  God puts us in places He knows can help us not hurt us and I’m glad to be a dasher.  Anyone who makes fun of me and what I do, may God Bless You.  Someone said why don’t you start your own delivery service and you can have people working for you?  True to that but I already own a typing business and that’s more than enough to be in control over.  It’s not always about having people working for you, but for you to love what you are doing.  Right now, I’m loving serving people, talking to them and making new friends.  That’s what makes me happy.

If you are a Dasher, Instacarter, Postmater, GubHuber or any other food delivery service, please chime in with your comments and tell me what you love about what you do.

Thanks for reading and May God Bless You All!

Real Life Observations

A young man whom I know only because he worked at a fast food restaurant that I visit regularly, saw me at another restaurant one day.  I know he has been arrested for illegal activities but was blessed to go back to his job afterwards.  This was my conversation with him.

Me:  Are you still working at the restaurant?

Him: (funny grin) No, I’m doing my own thing.

Me: Oh, I said.  I hope it’s something good and legal.

Him: Smiled

So I left that conversation right there.

I tears me up when people say there’s no work for them when every restaurant and many retail stores have signs out saying, “Now Hiring.”  This generation is so set on fast money and get rich quick, that they fail before they get started in many cases.  Technology has made them a little lazy and strictly relying on the use of it.  Don’t let your young person or people ruin their lives trying to make fast money instead of working hard and earning their way up the ladder.  Put them to work at home doing chores and while they’re in school, if possible, get them a job.

Hollywood and the Music Industry have lied to our young people and portrayed a lifestyle that is not attainable without hard work.  Those people started young and worked in fast food joints as well. They have our young people thinking that they have to have the latest designer clothes and accessories, expense cars to be popular and Apple has played a major part in that.  The IPhone is so expensive but more young people have them because the adults are giving them these phones.  Give them a cheap phone and when they graduate and get a job, they can buy themselves an IPhone.  We must instill in them that they have to work to get nice things instead of us giving them things.  We need to get back to the old school in the home and stop being our kids friends and be their parents.

My question is what can we do to show these young people that working hard for a living is not bad, but can and will benefit them in the long run.  For myself, I am getting tired of seeing so many young people getting arrested which ultimately keeps them from getting a job.  So many intelligent kids, working the streets for fast money.

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Help Needed

God gives and God takes away, Blessed be the name of the Lord. Job 1:21

Thursday night, September 8, 2016, before I went to bed I did what had become a habit, to go in Eman’s room, kiss him on his forehead and whisper in his ear, Mama Loves You…

Friday morning, September 9, 2016, God decided that it was time to bring Emanuel up to heaven with him so that he could do the things that he couldn’t do on this earth.

This is a out of the box step for me but I really need everyones help.  I’m asking for donations to help with the furneral expenses for Emanuel James Martin by the GoFundMe account or any offline donations.

This GoFundMe account for Emanuel was created in order to get him a new van but now God has saw fit to use it to help with his burial expenses.

Having a pre-existing condition can keep you from getting the important things like life insurance and we could not insurance Emanuel.

Click here to go to the GoFundMe account for Emanuel Martin.

The link still says van4eman, but it is now being used to help with the expenses.

Any help anyone can give us at this time will be greatly appreciated.

He was my Joy, he was my Heart and I will miss him so much especially that contagious smile of his.

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Thanks again everybody and May God Bless You All!

In Jesus Name, Amen

Tears of Joy

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My special baby on his senior prom night..

It’s been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog but the Holy Spirit is leading me to post something today in my time of need.

On September 9, 2016, my only son, Emanuel James Martin, went home to be with the Lord.  He was 20 years old and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and MR at birth due to a Prolapsed Cord.  This story could be very sad for me but it’s not simply because of my relationship with God from the beginning of Eman’s life until the end.  See when Emanuel was born on March 21, 1996 he was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Tennessee after an emergency C-Section.  I was still at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia Tennessee recovering for the next 3 days.  What’s so amazing about the number 3 is that the doctors gave Emanuel 72 hours to live.  My tears of joy come from the fact that not only did he survive the 3 day window they gave him, but he remained with us for 20 years.

Our relationship with God plays a very important role in how we handle situations like sickness, loss of income and death.  I thank God everyday for my relationship with Him because I would have lost my mind or worst a long time ago.  It’s hard when the family member is in a normal condition but it’s even harder when the family member has a disability.

To all the parents and caretakers of individuals with special needs or disabilities I salute you and will continue praying for you all.  Keep you heads held high and Never, Never give up on your Special family member or Special person you are taking care of.

Please continue praying for me and my family.

God Bless You All!

 

 

Are You Setting An Example?

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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I am going to say something that will probably put me on the HOT seat and cost me some friends and maybe family but when the Holy Spirit moves me to say something, I obey. I want to know what has happened to the institution of marriage. Yes, my marriage did not last, but I was on paper. Everyone these days want to shack-up with someone without a committment, even some older folks. What message are we sending our children today, “Oh, that it’s o.k. to live with someone and play husband and wife. When your children get old enough to date and move in with a boyfriend or girlfriend, are you going to allow it? Well, if you are living with someone and not married to them, you really don’t have a say so in the matter. If you are a TRUE Christian with a PERSONAL Relationship with the Lord, then you would never be able to think about living with someone because your conscience would eat you alive. It wouldn’t feel right. Ladies and Gentlemen please think about the message you are sending to this hurting generation that is coming up because if we don’t correct our actions and lives, they are not going to think twice because they will think it is O.K. Personally I was scared to stay over night, stay in a hotel, have a boyfriend in my bedroom or get pregnant when I was a teenager because I feared my parents. Yes, you might be from a single parent home or a single parent of teenagers but you can still tell them what’s right but only if you are living and setting an example yourself. Please don’t come try and take me out, I have a right to express my opinion and if I am wrong, I will welcome an explanation. I am doing what Pastor Donald Walker Jr. Ministries said on yesterday and “Walking It Out,” because I have tried the WORLD and the WORLD is not for me. I’m not perfect and sho’nuff no angel but Y’all getting ready to see the FIRE in me. No more playing just seriousness. #SayingWhatIsOnMyMind….#IfYouOnlyKnew….#ButGod

“Guarding Your Heart” ~~ Joyce Meyers

As you can see I’ve fallen behind a bit and these are really hitting home. This one especially I had to post because I’m sure each and everyone of us deals with this daily.

Enjoy your read and apply where needed.

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Proverbs 4:23 says to guard your heart “for it determines the course of your life” (NLT). Think about that. Whatever’s in your heart is eventually going to show up in your everyday life. Whatever’s inside will eventually find its way out, where anyone and everyone can see it.

That alone makes it extremely important to monitor the things we allow to shape our hearts. I don’t want something nasty, sinful, and selfish finding its way out and damaging my relationships with others, and I doubt you do either.

A large part of guarding your heart means learning how to control your thoughts, your words, your disposition and your general outlook. What you think usually comes out in what you say. What you say affects how you feel, and that shows up in your overall attitude.

In the course of everyday life, this is what determines how you handle your circumstances, whether you’ll have peace or fall apart in a stressful situation. It governs how you respond to others, either with compassion and understanding or with judgment and arrogance, especially when you disagree with them!

You can try and keep your inner thoughts from altering your words and attitudes, but I find it’s much easier to have godly thoughts to begin with. Spend time in God’s presence, and let the Holy Spirit fill your heart with His goodness.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I only want my heart to be filled with thoughts and desires that are from You. As I spend more time in Your presence and focus solely on You, I know that my heart will change for the better, affecting the rest of my life in godly ways.

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“Through Christ Who Strengthens You” ~~ Joyce Meyers

It’s been awhile since I posted anything but I went back and grabbed a devotional from early in the month. It hit home again so I felt that I needed to share it with the world.

God has really helped me to be content and able to handle any situation that arises in my life. This is good but sometimes scary but I know I’m covered. I hope this helps anyone reading to know that you too can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

Philippians 4:13 is a very popular scripture that is often quoted out of context. It says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” That doesn’t mean you can just do anything you decide to do because you want to do it. Paul was talking specifically about how he was able, through the power of Christ, to be content no matter what his circumstances were.

I do believe that, by God’s grace, we can do whatever we need to do in life. I think that’s a mindset we need to have. There’s nothing that’s too much for you if you’re trusting God. You can handle whatever comes your way because God promises that He’ll never put more on us than we can bear and deal with.

So keep a positive attitude no matter where you are right now, no matter what’s going on in your life. Cheer up, God is on your side. Stop being upset about things you can’t do anything about.

God wants you to know that He has an individual plan for your life, and He wants you to accept His unique plan for you and not compare your plan with anybody else’s. You have to trust God knows more about what you need and what you can handle than you do. After all, He knows you better than you know yourself!

Prayer Starter: Lord, like Paul, I want my contentment to come from You, not my circumstances. Show me every day that Your plan for me is perfect and that I don’t need to worry.

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Complaining is a Sin! — Joyce Meyers

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE……

What a great day to have this devotional to read.
Jesus didn’t complain as they were beating him to be crucified. Here prayed for us allow.
I am so guilty of this, but I’m working on it in Jesus name.
We all do it. #beblessed

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In Ephesians 4:29, the apostle Paul instructs us not to use any foul or polluting language. At
one time, I didn’t realize that this included complaining, but I have since learned that murmuring and complaining pollute our lives.

Plain and simple, complaining is a sin! It causes many people a great deal of problems in their lives and destroys the joy of anyone listening.

We need to ask ourselves, how quick are we to become impatient and begin to complain when stuck in traffic or while waiting in checkout lanes in grocery stores or department stores? How quick are we to spot and point out all the faults of our friends or family members? Do we complain about our job when we should be thanking God that we have one?

The best antidote for complaining is thanksgiving. Truly thankful people do not complain. They are too busy being grateful for all the good things they have that they have no time to notice the things they could complain about.

The Bible says that we are to enter God’s courts with praise and thanksgiving. You and I need to make it a daily goal to live a life of thanksgiving. Let’s be as positive and grateful as possible.

Try going to bed at night pondering everything you have to be thankful for. Let it be the first thing you do in the morning. Thank God for “little” things or things you might normally take for granted: a parking place, waking up in time for work, a meal, your family… Don’t get discouraged when you fail, but don’t throw in the towel and quit either. Keep at it until you have developed new habits and you are living with an attitude of gratitude.

Be generous with your gratitude. It will sweeten your relationship with the Lord.

Prayer Starter: God, I want to live with an attitude of gratitude, starting right now! I thank you so much for loving me and for blessing me. Help me see the positive things in life and to thank You for them.