Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Motivation- Hold on

As I was praying about what to write today, two words came to me and they were, hold on. Just simply hold on. Our lives are so busy and full of stuff that is seems as if you are at the end of your rope, and in fact you might be but hold on.

I just want to encourage someone today that no matter how dark your situation is a better day is coming. It might not feel like it, but this will pass. The scriptures say that weeping may endure for a night, but this is not a chronological night. This is a season of darkness and every season has to change after a while.

I would challenge you to start asking God what are you supposed to be learning during this time? Who does he want you to shake from your life? What or where is he moving you to? Those of you that know you are supposed to be working for yourself, is it time to step out on faith?

The first step is just to hold on. Don't let go of God, because he has not let go of you. His grip may not be as tight as it once was, but you are still in his palm. Your rope might be getting thin and only seems to be a few unraveled ends. Girl, tie them together and keep it pushing. Hold on my sistah.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Finding

Good Morning,
This is not the findings that I am going to share with you today, this is  more of an observation. This has been the rainiest summer I can remember. This rain coming down this morning needs to go away. I want to have a sunny and fun weekend.

The findings that I would like to share with you today are related to the expulsion rates of African Americans specifically and Hispanics somewhat. Ladies, we have to speak with our children about respect in a public setting. We have to teach our children that every time someone says something they don't need to be punched in the face, even though you might feel like it. There is a time and a place for everything.  Some of these situations are eliminated by the student taking control of the students behavior. You don't get in trouble when you are being studious. I just saying.

Share this with your friends, neighbors and especially your Christian education department at your church. The kids at my church know 1st Lady will do a drive by at our schools.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

This will be a time where I share with you inspiration thought that have come to me (they won't have a name listed) or those around me. If I use yours I will give you credit. No need to steal. LOL

  • It's your business isn't it? Then, get to working it like you want to be a millionaire.
  • We want to grow, but we don't want to read
  • A seasonal vessel preps you for the Promise... Don't allow it to wear out it's welcome...(~Bri ism) Brianne Atkinson
  • It is not a sin to wear business or at least business casual clothing in a work environment, even if that work environment is our home. Your clothing is a direct correlation to your attitude. 
  • When you feel overwhelmed & you're tempted to take everything into your own hands, you have to make yourself be still. The battle is not yours. The battle is the Lords. I'm standing on his word! Have a great day! Michelle Rohner

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday in the Word

Good morning, friends. Last night (Tuesday) was our bible class night. My husband/pastor had to go the mission so it was my turn to teach bible class. So, I am going to give you a few points from it on this Wednesday in the Word time.

We’ve Never Done It That Way Before!

Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew)

13 Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that gathered around him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax-collection booth. "Come, be my disciple," Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him.  15 That night Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious sinners. (There were many people of this kind among the crowds that followed Jesus.) 16 But when some of the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with people like that, they said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with such scum?"  17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor--sick people do. I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough." 18 John's disciples and the Pharisees sometimes fasted. One day some people came to Jesus and asked, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?"  19 Jesus replied, "Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can't fast while they are with the groom. 20 But someday he will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. 21 And who would patch an old garment with unshrunk cloth? For the new patch shrinks and pulls away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger hole than before. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. The wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine needs new wineskins."23 One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples began breaking off heads of wheat. 24 But the Pharisees said to Jesus, "They shouldn't be doing that! It's against the law to work by harvesting grain on the Sabbath."  25 But Jesus replied, "Haven't you ever read in the Scriptures what King David did when he and his companions were hungry? 26 He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest), ate the special bread reserved for the priests alone, and then gave some to his companions. That was breaking the law, too." 27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made to benefit people, and not people to benefit the Sabbath. 28 And I, the Son of Man, am master even of the Sabbath!"

As we look at these passages a few things to...
  1. The Pharisees (church people) were critical of Jesus because he was doing things that had not been done before. 
  2. In these days and times God is calling us to go into places we have never gone before to get things we have never had. 
  3. Make sure that when you fast you have a purpose
  4. Healthy people don't need a physician
  5. You can not put something new into something old. 
  6. If we want God to pour out his spirit into our lives there are some things that we have to empty out so that God can fill us up. 
A few questions that we pondered 
  1. Do you fix and mend or toss and replace? 
  2. How did the Pharisees (church people) feel about Levi being called by Jesus? 
  3. Who are you influencing to come to Christ? 
  4. How mature does a person need to be to witness? 
  5. What does the new wine represent? 
  6. What do you want God to do for you as it pertains to doing things in a new way? 
Be blessed

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tuesday Tools- Things to think about

Happy Tuesday, 
It is my effort to bring tools that will help you as you continue your journey. Some of them will be spiritual, some will be business others might be more technical but tools for our growth none the less. Today I want to share with you a tool from Dr. Venus. She is a hoot. For some of you, her language will be a bit much however, her knowledge is what I'm after. Dr. Venus is a website called black women millionaires. If you are ever going to excel to a higher level you have to put yourself in the presence (physically or virtually) of people that are doing it. 
So I wanted to share with you a little snippet from Dr. Venus' article titled Stupidity of Survival: How it kills off rivers of revenue and how to stop it. I hope this hels you like it helped me
Here’s my point: healing your heart of CURRENT wounds that are rooted in past hurts opens up rivers of revenue your survival strategy may have killed off.Here are some Defy Impossible Tools to Open Up Rivers of Revenue Streams Your Survival Has Shut Down:
  1. Partner with God. I had asked the Lord to enlarge my territory. I never imagined it would be doing a tour or healing. When you partner with Spirit, things move! Be ready!
  1. Tell the truth about where you are hurt. My pride is strong. I had forgotten about Momma’s ways, but I was still smarting over feeling shunned by industry leaders. I had to tell the truth about not wanting to be somebody’s bitch before I could heal the heart hurt.
  1. Apologize for your own peace. It takes a big person to say they are sorry. When I apologized, I became free. Not because it was asked. Not even because I did something wrong. I apologized so I didn’t have to carry the weight of knowing my survival had taken me out.
  1. Ask for support from people who love you and are expert in an area. It was my mentor and my mastermind peers who helped me come up with the idea and structure of a tour. Rosetta Thurman, of, even gave me her notes to model for my tour! That’s the power of community.
  1. Be open to the miraculous. The opportunity to do my talk for a group of Black Women who live 5 minutes away from me is God being gansta. Stay open.
  1. Play full out. Once you commit in your heart, throw everything at it! I am doing press releases, I’ve hired a new team, learned Periscope and (social media platforms), written a shit load of copy, made videos—everything. When you are inspired by you, give yourself the full change to win.
  1. Let go. Trust God. Do your best, and let God do the rest.
Which of these seven action items will you implement this week?

Monday Message- Meantime

Wow, I have really been doing some soul searching and trying to figure out just where I am supposed to land in this life. What is God's plan for my future? How long will I be restricted in my movement? 
In my morning devotion time the concept of in the meantime rose. What are you going to do until God opens a door? What are going to do until the millions roll in (and I am believing for them to)? 
What attitude will I have? 
What direction will I go? 
Where will I put my trust? 
In the meantime.... it is the period between intervals. (Webster) The time between my situations, good or bad. The time when I catch my breath and look around to see what God is doing in the midst of the storm. 

Job 14:13-15 in theAmplified Bible (AMP) says,  Oh, that You would hide me in Sheol (the unseen state), that You would conceal me until Your wrath is past, that You would set a definite time and then remember me earnestly [and imprint me on your heart]! If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare and service I will wait, till my change and release shall come. [Then] You would call and I would answer You; You would yearn for [me] the work of Your hands.

In the meantime can I wait for my change to come? Can I trust God to fight my battle or do I so much need to be in control that I will work in my own flesh to make it happen? 

My sisters, I encourage you to give it to God. Throughout all of the affliction that came upon Job he waited. Situation after situation, he waited. He pushed through his meantime. He pushed through the interval of pain and discouragement. He did not know how God was going to bless he just trusted that he would. 

2 Corinthians 4:17Amplified Bible (AMP) says,  For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],

You may feel like it is going to take you out but if you will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you will just stop trying to work it out on your own, you will see the blessing of the Lord come forth. My sister be encouraged to get through the meantime. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I'm back

Wow, I have been off for the summer. Yes, I should have been blogging while I was off work but it just was not working. LOL

So I am back to it.

I have come across a great resource that I would love to share.

I have really enjoyed learning from and gleaning from Rosetta Thurman.
Take a look and see if it helps you.

Monday Motivation

Good day friend, Grace and peace be unto you! What are you manifesting on this marvelous Monday? With the new day comes new strength and th...