This has been a very pleasant walk through the events of my life. The details are so plentiful, but I only had space to just pick a few that stood out in my mind, that impacted me significantly. Going through the pictures and recalling meaningful events brought many smiles. An autobiography just may be on the horizon.
On my 60th birthday, January 20, 2019, I was on the beach in Aruba. I have talked about Aruba for many years and it is fitting that I made it for halftime. Me and my Trusted Assistant made this final video in Aruba and it says it all. As I move into the next 60, I am learning tech skills. I uploaded the video to my You Tube channel. Look at God!
Cruise along with me as I run this last stretch through the years 2005-2019.
At halftime, the team gets a drink of water, a little rest and come out ready for the finish.
In this season, we won victories and faced what looked like defeats. But I don’t look at the things I see, they are temporary, subject to change. I look at the things I don’t see, they are eternal.
A postage stamp was 37¢, a loaf of bread was $1.05, a gallon of milk was $3.21, and a gallon of gas was $2.34.
We welcomed grandparenthood and we walked through death with grace. In 2008, we celebrated the homegoing of Aunt Bessie in March and Daddy in May. Another two passed away, Debra and Gregory 18 days apart in 2013. I helped my brother, Melvin the Beloved, take his step into eternity June 2016 and Aunt Earnestine got her heavenly reward March 2018. The surviving and thriving mechanism really carried me and my family when My Man of God transitioned December 5, 2014. The wholeness, happiness, and joy have been supernatural.
Another clutch family, The Starks, have been up front and center. My Man of God and Pastor Terry were friends since childhood. As adults, their friendship grew deeper and our families closer. We traveled across the country to visit them in their various homes and shared the ups and downs of life. Since my Man of God’s transitioning, they are my covenant family. Wherever they call home is also a place of refuge for me. Thank God for the Starks.
There were a few historical events that I could note but what could be more notable than these African American history firsts:
2008 Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States
January 20, 2009 Barack Obama was inaugurated on my 50th birthday
2012 Barack Obama was reelected as president of the United States
January 20, 2013 Barack Obama was inaugurated on my 54th birthday
Since 2019 is still in the making, you will continue to hear of my halftime events all year. And it has started off very active and will prove to be a promising start to the overtime of the next 60.
So, what does It’s Only Halftime mean? It means the 120 factor is always operating in my life:
Supernatural restoration and acceleration of health and healing
As my days, so shall my strength be
Generations of wealth and debt freedom
Another opportunity to get it right
Strong relationships, influence, and favor
International ministry and world travels
Reaching the nations through books and literature
Divine wisdom and witty inventions
Mountains moved, burdens lifted, yokes destroyed, bodies healed, spirits lifted, doors opened, demons annihilated, angels dispatched, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost
I will finish strong and I’m going all the way.
I rewind my mind, it’s only halftime.
Harriet Noel Jones