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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I'm sleeping now. And I'm laying up here listening to 'Don't make a black woman take off her earrings!" LOL.... Mmmm good like the soup. Ttyl

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) and GOOD MORNING!!!!!!! Song: "Her Heart!" "Love On TOP!" <---- yes, you are! :-) My Love is on top! ...LoL... :-) Enjoy your Sunday! Kingdom! Power! & the Glory! ForEVER. Our Father! :-) ...LoL... Now & Later. Hugs & Kisses from me to you! Thank you! Song: I'll always love you! :-) You bring me JOY! SERIOUS! SWEET LOVE... Enjoy your day: "Take Me to the king!" :P Hey My king! :-) I love u.....

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  • Vanessa bolding Aberdeen,Md

    Your story touched me to keep trying. Thank you. I had a question, I know God puts the plays in your heart. But I woke up 6:30a on a Sunday out my sleep thinking. I haven't seen a play on a single father raising his kids and struggling with his emotions. These men are out there. These black men who put their heart into doing their best to be a good man and follow the right path but things get hard. This was just a thought that came to my heart. Tyler everything you do God uses to bless the world and He blesses you. I thank God for you.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    TP, do u live alone?

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, I will try to make this SHORT & SWEET! :-) ...LoL! For one, I have to hear an alarm clock in just a few hours & its SATURDAY!! Early, at that! Anyway, Congratulations again on all you all's #ImageAwards from #44thNAACP. I enjoyed it! Question is: Where you be hiding at? What you be doing? I already know u be doing something! Mr Low Key! LoL... :-) Anyway, you already know I be all up in your grill/face/business. LoL... I'm just enjoying myself AND u, too, all at the same time. LoL!! :-) And I'm soooo thankful that you allow me to do so, too! :-) I have a question: When did the 'about' & the 'plot outline' change?? Yes, I just noticed that tonight! I was like, wait a minute! This is not.... Hmmm okay! ANYWAY! Moving right along. So, how was your day? And do you mind me being in your business, meaning all in your space? :-) I heard someone say while he was on a LiveChat in 2012, "I don't know where this woman come from!" LoL! What kind of day did u have today T? Dee, Crystal & Craig been over tonight & guess what? They're already about tired of me bringing your name up! LoL! LoL! LoL! They like please, why you get her stopped & they wanna be laughing at a sister & stuff. Do you think I care? Yeah, they were cracking jokes on me, on the cool. Dee was like, Man, just let her finish my head! I'm like, WHATEVER! And I told'em, "all y'all doing is putting fuel on the fire!" HELLO! LoL! Smh!!! I wanted to tell'em so bad, I was hoping y'all didn't show up at this time! I'm busy! Well, Good night Tyler. And look for me today (meaning Saturday!) Cause u already know...!! :-) Now & Later! :-) ...LoL... :-) P.S. Tuesday I'm busy, unless u coming to watch them with me! That's a great idea, isn't it Tyler? I believe so. :-) Enjoy

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Morning My Love, Tyler, did u have any idea that last night was a whole month from New Year's Eve? How did u spend your New Year's Eve Tyler? I really wanna know what you did on New Year's Day, though? :-) Well, today is Feb. 1st 2013! And I'm looking forward to Tyler Perry's Good Deeds getting his 'OUTSTANDING' MOTION MOVIE AWARDS at the NAACP Awards. How are you feeling? :o !!!!!!!!!! LoL... :-) If you & your woman were together, which would u choose to do, Tyler? Stay in on the couch or get out together & enjoy yourselves? Which BOTH can be enjoyable! Which would you choose? What's Tyler Perry's desires of his heart, today? Well, have a great day TP! And enjoy. Next one I'll be there right by your self. :-) I would like to see you not only laugh but smile, too! Big FUN! Song: Spend my life with you, T! That's what I see & longing for, too! Ok, gotta go Tty Now & Later. Oh, and the truth of the matter is: You & I, can do it all! :-) Yes! That's right. Whatever we wanna do, whenever we wanna do it, & however we so choose to do it! :-) ...LoL... :-) Can you read my lips? What did I just say? I love you! :o !!!!!! Love never fails. Love endures

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I'm now READY to talk with you over the phone TYLER PERRY! I'm actually pass ready to spend time with each other. Pass Ready! LoL... If u passed ready you must be at Set...Go! LoL! I just wanted to say that. Seriously though, I want my phone call tonight. Meaning now! This night right here. And no, its not a test. And please don't treat it like one. :-) It's kick back relax your feet... LoL... :-) Were you waiting on me? Didn't u know I was coming, T? This is the simple part. I actually want to see you, be around you, etc...like today. Now. Like do u know I'm reading your comments? Yeah & I hope so. And my phone haven't rung yet, I wonder why! Do you know? Will u tell me. I can hear your voice in my ear, right now T! Whether u know it or not. :-) LoL

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Hey you! :-) First of all, I had to prepare myself for bed before coming over here. Because I don't know how long I just might stay. AND my request to you is Tyler, I would now like to hear your voice. I actually would like to see you & spend sometime with you. However, tonight I'm wanting to hear your voice. And I'm saying it, in that way. Instead on saying, "hold a conversation" because I don't want u to miss understand me. LOL! Tonight its laying on the couch -talking on the phone!!!!!!!!! LoL! Yeah, that's what I want from you. That's my desire for tonight.

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  • Shondanette Turner Freeport N.Y. 11520

    Hey Tyler Perry. I'm always told to dream BIG, I recently wrote a book titled "Change of Heart" and I was thinking about making either a play or movie of it. Not to mention I admire your Love for God and passion for what you Love to do. God is good all the time & his Love never fails. I know that with God ALL things are POSSIBLE!!! I honsestly dont care more about making millions then I care about reaching others. My story in itself is a testimony & I'm a walking miracle with a walk that preaches a sermon. So anyway my book is about a man/pastor who started off as a man after Gods own heart & became a wolf in sheeps clothing. Although he was swindled by choice the decision that he made caused him to get caught up in WITCHCRAFT & instead of leading a congregation like God had called him to do he became the leader of an OCCULT. He also struggled with the spirit of Jezebel and exemplified the spirit of the ANTI-CHRIST. My book is basically about Gods prophetic time clock & false teaching which is common in the church. Not only did God give me this book to write about but to also expose the TRUTH to those who are unaware. But more importantly to bring enlightment to those whosoevers in & out of church who may be partakers in this act & will hopefully have a Change of Heart to turn away from this demonic behavior & REPENT. The genre of my book would be end times & prophecy & there are events that occur in my book that have yet to come too pass but will. My purpose in writing Change of Heart is not onlybecause it is a ministry but to reach nations so that they can know & hear about the Love of our Lord & savior Jesus Christ and hopefully have a Change of Heart to receive Salvation. I want to reach nations & of course make money at the same time but its ministry first for me. Change of Heart was birthed out of me and meant to reach nations. The truth of the matter is that anybody can have a Change of Heart because I did & I'm sure you have too concerning many things in life. In fact since I been saved I have encountered & endured many obstacles & have had a Change of Heart. What I minister to others first has to minister to me & I am now FREE to live. God is the only one that can change our inner feelings & emotions because of the Blood of Jesus. Watching many of your messages has truly inspired me & even the movies that you make reminds me that you can be saved & still LIVE is the message I get. I really & prayerfully hope that if it is in Gods will you consider this message & get back to me. I'm a DREAMER & all I really want more than anythig in this whole world is for people to hear my story." Be Blessed :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    What we(my mother & sisters) each have in common is: we just kinda stay to ourselves. Not allowing a crowd around us, don't like to have many friends. Just a handful is more than enough. And its not one somebody we gonna have around us everyday, all day! Oh, no! Not at all! Like my would say, "its a time & place for everything!!" Smh LOL!! But out of each of them, they tend to believe I'm the one who knows lots of ppl or who do have lots of friends out of us. Which isn't the case! And Paulette, she knows better! Anytime I'm there its more than likely gonna be me & her, for however long. Even though she moves about tending to her own business, & I just do me. We still together & we just respect one another & have fun too doing whatever, cause we just love each other. Paulette was never the going out type. It's really hard to get her to go out out! Like hang out! Oh No! That really ain't her thing. Now, as for my brother in law, her husband! Al have to have ppl around me, all these 27+ yrs we been knowing him. LOL!!!! Oh, so why am I telling u all this Tyler? So, you'll know the other side of your family. They my A-Team. A-Team!!! And that's what that is. I know two shall come together as one. Those two have to be willing to be open enough to say, into me see, be vulnerable & risk being hurt, etc but never ashamed. And also able to handle each other with care & love. As well, as understanding & communication: talking & willing to listen. Nobody should feel comfortable being with someone who don't mean them well! Well, at least that's my take & or Outlook on the matter. To each us own though! To each us own! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) ...LoL... Good morning or almost Afternoon TP! And how is your day going? You know what I noticed about last night? LoL.... It was a couch night for real! I thought about that before I finally went to sleep. Yeah, that was a couch night! :-) Sit on the couch, lay on the couch, whatever; you call that THERAPY! The things & stuff I be encountering, I can't explain this stuff to ppl. Or a better way of putting it. Do u think I can explain this stuff to people? Even when I finally decide to at least talk to someone about it. They don't even understand. So, I just go on about my business. Most times, I say stuff to my family like, "ok, don't say, I didn't tell you!" And there are also moments & circumstances that would drain me. And I'd have to shut it down. For the best! Doesn't mean I'm not thinking about it or that I'm not trusting & believing God to do what only He can do, anyway. Example: when it comes down to my family. If & when that thing get me heated where I have to go off on one of them. (In a good way, for a good cause, too!) Then 9 times out of 10, I won't entertain that subject pretending to that situation w/ him any longer. Most times, if not, each time; it finally worked itself out after the fact. I got a limit/boundaries, Baby! And or then, I can call my Mom; tell her briefly(she not understanding the this or that of the matter however, she gonna pull that Bible out & sit & read it w/ them, if need be). Mom is all mellow, calm & a SLOW talker. I'm the hyper one. My mother & sisters don't act like me. LOL!!! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, if I called my momma right now. You know what she going to say?(which I wouldn't call her this late, cause I'm the only one be up like this.) When I call Momma, I say Hi Momma how u doing or what u doing? Her response be, Oh, nothing but the blessings of the Lord, Baby! I say, ok, I hear you! Me too! Or she gonna say, Blessed & Highly favored. Or when she call me, what yall doing round there? My response be, I'm just taking it EASY! LoL!! :-) And she say something like, you always just taking it easy! And I say, that's right! Matt. 11:28-30 says what? It's says, Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE you REST. Amen(I got Amen written there! :o !!!!) LOL!!! Take My yoke upon you AND LEARN from Me, for I am gentle(meek) and lowly in heart(Zech9:9), and u WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS!!!!!!!!! FOR My yoke IS EASY & My burden IS LIGHT. Amen again! ....In Him was life, & the life was the light of men. AND the light shines in the darkness, AND darkness did not comprehend(overcome) it.... full of grace & truth. OMG!!! FULL OF GRACE & TRUTH!!! Lord, have mercy Jesus!!! :-) Here's something else: you know the 10 & only 1 came back to say, thank you? That's kinda like the example of 10%. Cause 1 out of 10 is 10%. Just like $1 out of $10 is 10%. Tyler, I hope u can catch this example: if I been right there with u all day, then u step out to go to the studio or something. Will someone need to come tell u something I said when you are just now leaving from right by my side? What sense would that make? Somebody tell me that, if they know?! People so smart til they just too d*** smart for their own use. Where they do that at! I don't ever wanna get that smart. And I don't ever want have something so bad that I must look my n*** up at somebody. Nope! No thank you! And I wish I would run behind a n**** cause be got a car, house, money, some this or that. For what? What is that gonna do for me? Somebody tell me that?! If a man can't love Sheneith, protect Sheneith, care for Sheneith & provide & guide Sheneith. Sheneith don't need, nor does she want him. And its a MUST he be lead by the Holy Ghost, himself. Nothing else will do, Baby! Nothing else will do!!!! Jesus, Holy Ghost/Spirit & God works for me!!! Yes!!! Song: "That's how I like it, Baby!" If I'm dancing for God then why would I not dance for the man he gives? Everybody do understand that it all was unto God, right? And if unto God, whose business is that? Ok, then! I have no idea what kinda ppl yall be around. But just know yall be getting on my nerves with all this foolishness. But no everyone always talking about all these 'positive thoughts' & stuff. Let me see them positive thoughts put into action then. Can we do that much? All I do know is love never fails. Take it however they wanna take it. Oh well! Misery loves company. And I'm with Madea! The best part of having company is WHEN THEY LEAVE!!! Hello!!! :-)

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