My Good Place…

I’m comfortable. It’s the morning time and my home is quiet, peaceful, a bit serene. I’m sitting in my dining room looking out of my window watching as the wind makes its way through the trees. I’m in my good place, a place where I can be me, free from distractions. My computer is in front of me and I’m typing my first entry on

Yes! The excitement of freely writing and expressing myself in a way that I love, in a way that suits me, is my good place. I feel satisfied and I’m embracing this new beginning. Hopefully this feeling will transcend across my blog and my facebook groups today.

I did state that this is a “new” beginning. It all started a month ago when I became free to pursue what I am most passionate about, helping others. For years, I worked a 9-5, that was rewarding until it began to drain me, and I had nothing left to offer anyone else, myself included. You see, I live to encourage and help people find a happier way of life. During the last couple of years while I worked for someone else time did not permit me to cultivate or nurture my passion, my way of life was robbing me of what I wanted for myself and others-a happier life.

I’ll introduce myself. My name is Dona Nesbit-Smith. I am a Child of God, a Wife, a Mother, a Relative and Friend. I am also, a writer, singer, motivational speaker, merchandiser and event planner. I have a blog known as “God Wants Me Happy”, 2 Facebook groups-the first one is Grow a Minute-A-Day-With God and the second one is ShePlants. Writing is one of favorite ways to communicate.

Depression No More

God Wants Me Happy

My blog, “God Wants Me Happy“, is focused on removing the grip of depression and living the life that God wants for us. It’s time to be happy, not that every day will bring blissful happiness, but there’s a way to deal with life’s curveballs without losing ourselves in a downward spiral of depression.


Grow A Minute-A-Day-With God

Grow A Minute or GAMAD, is a Facebook group I created 3 years ago to help others grow a relationship with God. Each month presents a new focus and every 3 months we go back to basics and learn to read, pray or spend time with God starting at 1 minute a day and grow through the month, i.e., 2 minutes on the 2nd day of the month, 5 minutes on the 5th day of the month, and so on until we’re reading, praying or spending time with God for 30 minutes.


ShePlants is my baby, not yet a year old, ShePlants is a Facebook group for women who love God, themselves and their families. It’s centered on sharing stories and ideas that will help women of all ages, planting and cultivating seeds to produce greater works in other women.

What’s Next?

What lies ahead is nothing less than exciting! New ideas, topics, even stories to write about. Encouraging, helping and reaching out to others through the written word is my path and I’m shooting for the stars!

How soon do you need an article? Are you looking to inspire, encourage or motivate your audience? Do you need my opinion without tearing something or someone down? Let me write it for you. Let’s build together!


Yes, You Can Bear It!

1 Corinthians 10:13
Yes, You Can Bear It!
To read the entire context of this scripture, go back and read verses 1-18.  The scripture begins talking about people who became “caught up”, so to speak, in their situations.
Our Attitudes and Opinions
No matter what happens in our lives and we form an opinion and attitude towards the circumstance.  It can be minor or major.  We either like it or dislike it.  Either way, it is our attitudes and our actions that produce the outcome of every situation that we encounter.


I know that that last sentence may have caught you off guard, it’s okay.  Keep reading, I’ll make it clearer as we go on.  You see, just like in the first 11 verses of 1 Corinthians, Chapter 10, the actions of the Israelites placed them in a worse position than they started in.  There are times when we say and do things that place us in in terrible positions and when we look back we realize that there was another way to have handled things.  Verse 6 says, “these things were our examples”.  They continue to be examples for us.
What Can I Bear?
If you are anything like me, you are doing your best to live this life.  With all that you put in (even with room for improvement), it seems as though there are times when everything on earth that can go wrong, just goes WRONG.  What do you do when this happens?  Is this your life now?  If so, what are you doing now?  What did you do the last time your life was in the holding pattern or worse, sliding down into a bottomless pit?
This is where the scripture brings us.  First, in verse 12, we are warned to be careful, because we all have the ability to fall.  We all mess up, we all get it wrong sometimes.  Stop thinking, “I got this”, that thinking will cause you to fall.  Verse 13, tell us that God gives us a way of escape so that you can bear all that you are going through.
That escape is God, Himself.  He is the Great I AM!  The beginning and the end.  He loves you more than anyone on this earth and has a plan for your life so that you succeed, Jeremiah 29:11.
The Point!
Don’t fall in the trap of your situation.  Stop and think about what you are going through.  Don’t argue, don’t get depressed, don’t fight, don’t ignore the situation.  Look to your God, Who has made a way of escape for you.  Does that mean that you won’t deal with the situation?  Of course not.  This means that there is a way for you to deal with the situation and you won’t regret it tomorrow.  You will be able to handle the situation with peace of mind and it won’t overtake you.  The problem will go away in its own time, but it won’t consume you.  When you let God give you your escape the outcome is in YOUR FAVOR, yes, it works out for YOUR GOOD!

Yes, You CAN Bear It!

1 Corinthians 10:13 New Living Translation (NLT)

13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.


Acts 4:29-31
“No Fear”
How is God dealing with you in this area?

These believers had just witnessed Peter and John getting thrown into prison and even though, they were released at this time, the people were afraid of what would happen to them.
They took their problem (their fear) to God and left it right there!  What would happen in our lives if we trusted God with everything that we are unsure about?  How would things turn out if we asked and trusted God for the miraculous to happen in Jesus’ name.
After their prayer the place shook and they were able to proceed with boldness.
I want to see your confidence and your boldness.
Will you give God the issue and trust Him to do the miraculous today?

Acts 4:29-31(NLT)

29 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.


Faith & Patience

We look everywhere for a quick schemes.  Get-rich quick, lose weight quick, learn quick, etc.  We are living in a “microwave” age where we want everything Quick.Fast. and in a Hurry.

We live in a “microwave” age.

In the book of James, the 1st chapter, it’s a lot different.  Here we are told that we are going to experience troubles.  We are told to have joy while we experience these problems because it is a testing of our faith.  Trust is believing and knowing without a shadow of doubt that God will come through.  Faith requires patience.  Patience means wait a while.  The while doesn’t have a timer, it can be fast or slow, but waiting definitely comes with the territory.  It’s important while we faithfully wait to believe and stay focused on the goal.

We absolutely can not be double minded. We must have faith and be patient when we ask anything of God. For example, to ask God for a house, you have to believe God for the house. If you turn around and say, “I’ll never get a house”, you’re faith is not in action. If you ask God to help you and then you do things your own way, this is a lack of patience and it says that you don’t trust God for His perfect way. Every thing in your life takes FAITH and PATIENCE.
James 1:2-8:

2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.


The Veil is Removed!

Grace and Peace!

I thank God for removing the veil from my life! 

We don’t have to worry about God’s glory fading away from us, we have the ability to communicate with God our Father and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand Him.

It doesn’t matter what you are going through or how bad it has gotten, you can now live free.  You can give God all of your problems and ask Him to show you the way out of them.  It’s then up to you to get some sleep or some rest while you wait on His answer.  Once you receive the answer you can then run and get it done, but you don’t have to worry.

God’s Glory won’t fade like it did in Moses’ day.  If you stay connected, He will stay right there and give you peace in the middle of that problem.  He will bless you if you believe Him for the blessing!



He wants to to bless you and that is why He removed the veil!

Trust Him for your happiness today!

2 Corinthians 3:7-18:

7 The old way,[a] with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. 8 Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life? 9 If the old way, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new way, which makes us right with God! 10 In fact, that first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new way. 11 So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!

12 Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away. 14 But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ. 15 Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not understand.

16 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.


Coming Soon!

Depression Peter


Move When You Hear HIM!

In Luke 7:3 and 4 we read how the Centurion heard about Jesus and immediately believed in HIM and sent for Him.
How amazing would it be if we moved the moment we heard Jesus?  Where would we be in life if we moved when He spoke?
Would we still call that person our friend, even though the relationship has been over for so long? 
Would we still be at that job where there isn’t a chance of growing? 
Would we still live in that town where we feel stagnant and no longer at home?
We should move quickly when we hear about God. We should believe HIM and look for Him! That’s our lesson here, get moving and look for God in your situation.  God has already spoken to you.  Stop sitting still and go out to Him.

Your faith is what will carry you. God looks at our faith in HIM. Do you believe that God will save you, heal you, bring you out of that situation? It’s a new year. It’s time to move quickly when we hear God.
Love you!

God’s Blessings in 2018!


Happy Veteran’s Day!