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Confessions of the Heart

Author Canaa Lee’s released “Confessions of the Heart” is a glimpse into the soul of a woman sharing her story through letters from God.

“Confessions of the Heart” from Christian Faith Publishing author Canaa Lee is a collection of beautiful letters written during times of struggle to bring light to dark situations.

“Confessions of the Heart”: a simple, yet sophisticated admission into the life experiences that brought a spirit from sin and darkness to a life lived for the Lord. “Confessions of the Heart” is the creation of published author, Canaa Lee, who grew up in the small town of Brinkley, Arkansas with a population of roughly five thousand people. She has been a teacher since she was twelve years old. She started playing the piano at the age of six. Her forte in high school was mathematics. Mathematics came easy to her, and she helped her friends with their homework.

Her first passion was music, but she soon realized that majoring in mathematics would make her become more marketable with a degree in mathematics verses a degree in music. Lee’s first teaching job was in Fort Worth, Texas, at South Hills High School. She completed her graduate work at the University of Central Arkansas in August 2005. In 2006, she took a position as an instructional specialist at Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2008, she took a position as a lead content teacher at Leonard Middle School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lee taught at Little Rock Central High School from 2003 to 2006. In the summer of 2008, she moved to Garland to teach at Garland High School. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to be Program Administrator for Project Educating and Diversifying to Grow Exponentially (EDGE). In September of 2011, she was unanimously selected as the 2011 Garland NAACP Educator of the Year. This was the first time in her entire teaching career that she had been recognized for her efforts as a teacher. But her world came crashing down on October 5, 2011. Her mom called to tell Lee her dad died! She asked, “What do you mean Daddy died?” She was in denial, and soon thereafter the emotions came. This was the first time in her career that she put everything on hold and had to STOP.

In 2012, she met the woman who soon became her best friend and introduced her to the Christian lifestyle. Her life slowly started to pick up. Lee decided to make some changes in her life. She was a published author and a public speaker; she had a new best friend. She even started to go to church. A new circle of friends was a breath of fresh air. Instead of just going to work and going home, she was actually enjoying her life and the people that she was around. In 2013, she decided she wanted to do something special for her thirty-fourth birthday and went on a singles’ cruise. It sounded like a great, relaxing, and enjoying vacation. She met the nicest guy ever. However, the events that happened after this changed her life forever.

Canaa believes that “Death changed my perspective on life and moved me in the direction of seeking God. My Dad was a totally different man before he died. I knew at that moment that only God could change the heart of a man. What started out as just a friendly email conversation, evolves into a collection of poems and letters that I believe in my heart will draw people closer to God”.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Canaa Lee’s new book is a testament of repentance, forgiveness and God’s unconditional love: the underlining theme throughout the entire Bible.

“This is an inspiring book and I loved the poetic tones. It took a lot of courage for Canaa to open herself and bear her soul, but she gave me the courage to look at my own life and empowered me to seek the answers, by reading the Bible in a different light. It is beautifully written and very easy to read. I love the depth of her writing and the warmth of her heart. Thank you, Canaa, for reminding me we are all human, we make mistakes, sometimes people don’t forgive us nor do we forgive them. I recommend this book to all. It is deep and inspiring” (editorial review by Debbie Raynes).

“Your book had been on my desk for me to look at every day but recently I had been digging into learning more about confession and repentance and that’s when I picked your book up. Your book reminds me of the feelings and hurts I had with my father growing up. I love your transparency and honestly, you really know how to put a book together that points to character of God. Keep it up!” (Brian Knoedl).

“I read the book in one sitting; it was good because it was real! This is an amazing read” (Chasity Lewallen).

View a synopsis of “Confessions of the Heart” on YouTube.
Consumers can purchase “Confessions of the Heart” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

Why is There a “but” behind “I love God?”

There are so many that profess of the name of Jesus, who sit as a dictator of own lives as the judge and jury, condemning every decision, opinion, thought pattern, and belief system that is different than their own.

They have a self-righteous attitude: How dare you challenge my beliefs and thoughts? I believe in God and in Jesus, but I don’t have to follow the words of the Bible. I don’t have to answer to you or anyone else. How dare to tell me what I can and cannot do with my life and my body?

They have created an image of the God of the Bible in their own imagination, a god that is comfortable with their thoughts and feelings. When we say God, everyone has their definition and concept of Him. When we say Jesus, everyone has his or her concept of Jesus. But there is something dangerously deceptive about this line of thinking.

This is the spirit of antichrist. Anti- means against Christ or another Christ. If you are against of the ways, the commandments and the laws of the God, then you are under the influence of the spirit of the antichrist.

Many have created their own kingdom, where they are the ruler and authority of not only themselves, but the world around them. They make up the rules as they go. As the society and culture shift, so does their ideas and thoughts about reality, equality fairness and truth.

Psalm 10: 3 – 4,11: For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; he blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved; I shall never be in adversity.” His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity. He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.”

This kingdom that many have created is built on pride and idolatry. In 1 Corinthians 6: 9, Don’t be deceived no idolater will inherit the kingdom of God. How can you? Your kingdom is centered yourself, and ways, thoughts, ideas, belief systems of the world. There cannot and will not be two kingdoms to exist.

Matthew 23: 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Now, we say we believe in Jesus. We are quick to give our “Christian credentials”
•I know Jesus died for my sins
•I know Jesus rose on the third day
•I know Jesus is the Son of God
•I know I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb

Is that Gospel or a list of facts about the gospel? Many hold dear to a profession and the grace of God. We are holding dear to the idea of Christ, not the person of Christ.

New Moon in Pisces

You may wonder why I make a big deal about the New Moon and Full Moon phases. It is because I feel it is important to honor these celestial events that will enhance our lives in some manner. On February 26th we will have a New Moon which means that as you look up into the sky there is no visible moon present. It falls in the astrological sign of Pisces so it is all about water and being fluid and flexible.

Piscean New Moons call for self-exploration an opportunity to delve inward and see what makes us tick. A good time to examine the beliefs we hold dear. Which ones are serving us? Which ones should we let go? This can be an emotional experience but it doesn’t have to be painful. Looking into the self can be enlightening and motivating giving us the opportunity to forge ahead with things we may be procrastinating on.

Sleep may be a bit illusive as your creativity is kicked into high gear. It would be a good idea to keep a journal by your bed and if you wake in the wee hours of the morning with a great idea write it down. Also take this opportunity to keep track of your dreams. These too could give  you significant insights into what is going on.

As Marianne Williamson said:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” This Piscean New Moon reminds us that there is no more playing small in our lives.

To max this energy even further there is an Annular Solar Eclipse. An Annular Solar Eclipse is where the Sun appears behind the Moon as a bright ring of light called an annulus looking like a ring of fire around the dark disk of the Moon. Observing from the Earth, the moon will cover approximately 99% of the Sun.

We have all the players then converging to create quite a burst of energy. The Moon which represents our past, unconscious, emotions, and feelings.  The Sun which connects with our identity, self-esteem, creative expression and Pisces which is connected with water, our psychic abilities, our dreams and our creativity.

On February 21 on The Night Shift at 7:00 PM  we will explore all of this and what it means to you. How can you best utilize this energy? What are some tools you can use to harness it? Mini readings throughout the show as well.

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