Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday Word

Good Wednesday morning,
As a scroll through twitter and facebook, I have to ask the question. Is this what the end times looks like? Wow, have we gone mad or just got to far away from God? The fact that we have two dishonest and not so trustworthy people running for the highest office in our nation to the fact that innocent people are being gunned down in our streets, What is going on?
Check it out for yourself 2 Timothy puts it this way.

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.

Wow,  this definitely describes what we are seeing today.  I'm not preaching he'll and brimstone but I am saying we need to open our eyes and be aware of what's going on around us. Invest love into someone today.

And as always remember to... live Blessed

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday Tools


Good Morning
Some of you have books in you that God is pushing you to write. Here are some practical things to get you going. 

How to write a book: Nikki unpacks her process.
There’s a lot more that goes into writing a book than you might realize. It’s not only about sitting in a chair and pounding away on a keyboard. You’ve got to know how to organize your thoughts, how to plan the book out in a logical way, how to build a following BEFORE you write the book, and how to publish and promote it once it’s written. Nikki Woods is here to help. Her generous sharing on this episode will help you get oriented in the right direction to get that book out of you and into the world!

After you’ve written a book, what do you do with it then?
It’s a monumental task to write a book that’s worth reading. Even if you haven’t gotten over that hurdle yet, you will if you keep working at it. But once it’s written – then what? You can’t expect to announce it on your Facebook feed and sell thousands of copies. It simply doesn’t work that way. You’ve got to know how to promote a book the right way – the way that gets people’s eyes on it and their wallets out to purchase it. Nikki Wood has that part of the process wired and will be sharing aspects of it with you on this episode, so be sure you listen to what she’s got to share. Check out the podcast. http://happyblackwoman.com/category/podcast/
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Monday Motivation

Good morning,
I could say a lot but why. I'm going to just let this simmer.

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Findings

Good morning,
I want share with you a reviw from
LaJoyce Hunter Brookshire new stage play.
According to Karen Harris. The stage play of her bestselling book, #FaithUnderFire was amazing. The acting was unbelievable (actually, very believable). They hit every mark and brought a story that could have been tragic to the stage with humor and hope. Faith Under Fire on Stage was FIRE. If you haven't seen it already, you have one more day to get to Harlem's National Black Theatre and check it out. Or see where it's heading next at www.faithunderfireonstage.org. Thank you, LaJoyce for including me in your journey. You are an inspiration!

If you have not heard her story here is a link to her book. She is truly inspirational. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013OE6FW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Word

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Good Morning My Friends, 


I am so glad to share with you this morning. 

Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed;And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn.This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,

And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.

So many times we fall apart when situation rise up against us and people question our relationship with God but, take heart. Weapons will form but they WILL NOT prosper. Then we skip down and it says we will have peace, righteousness, security and triumph over opposition. See when we allow God to fight our battles we come out victorious. It doesn't matter what people have to say, We win. I challenge you this week not to get fretful when the enemy forms situations against you. Start praising God for your peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over the enemy.  

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Tools

Good morning,
I just wanted to share a great bible study tool with you. I am going to participate,  will you join me? Open the link below and let's learn together. Uninvited is the book.

http://proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/?utm_campaign=Uninvited%20OBS&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=33244681&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_fYpAa2hg7XoDpK1zuha7TXKs9MQwBve-QRoWjIHi5-ylXyiFGLLbu3DjraMjGVBRpT9dd0M6oT2qzMAdkxqj9dNHE-A&_hsmi=33244681

And as always remember to... live Blessed

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Motivation

Good morning friends,
Stuck in Vegas for a few more hours but I wanted to motivate and remind us all to just keep pushing. As many of you know I have experienced a few transitions over or the last few months, but we have to keep pushing.
One thing that has really come to light for me is that there are lots of free class available. Whether you are doing them in person or online. Keep learning and advancing your skills.
No matter the circumstances keep progressing forward.
And as always remember to... live Blessed

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Findings

Good morning
I would like to share a product that I heard about on the Maggie Linton Show.
Oria's O'shay is a all natural body butter which contains No added water just all natural oils and can be used from head to toe!!
I'm Maria Lee-Driver and I started product in the kitchen 5 years ago.
It was originally created for my young clients hair ( Oria's Kid's Salon) which inspired the refreshing, citrus scent. All natural. Shea Butter, Chamimole, honey, green tree, Aloe Vera to name a few ingredients. Everything great for the inside I put it on the outside!
It's used for many things:*Oria's O'Shay Nourish dry/callus skin *Promotes healthy hair*Improve scars *Enhance Tattoos*Diminish stretch marks*Promotes Even Skin tanning*Wonderful for Natural hair*Aromatherapy.
Our products are sold in  Whole Foods markets, salons, barbershops, boutiques and online www.oriasoshay.com.
Four doctors endorsed it for eczema, Lupus, Diabetics and Cancer patients due to their  extra dry and itchy skin.

http://www.oriasoshay.com/

I order some. I will let you know how I like it. If you have tried it let me know.

And as always remember to... live Blessed

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning
Just a few thoughts. Transition can be difficult because you don't always know exactly where God is taking you, but just relax and enjoy the ride.

You are not defined by your position but by your purpose, so make sure you are fulfilling your purpose.

You are empowered to be a blessing to someone else. Find that someone else.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday Word

Good morning, 
I just wanted to share a verse with you that stood out for me thus morning.  It is from 2 Corinthians 3:18.

All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.

Wow, God just wants us nothing in between,  just us. Eventhough he knows how ragged our lives can be, at times, he still wants us and longs for us to come I'm his presence. This why we are called to be salt and light in the world.

The totally awesome part is when get in his presence it changes our very countenance so that we are brighter. I know I'm not the only one that has been around people that are just dark. But his presence makes us bright. And the more I'm transfigured by him the more I become like him. I hope you are as excited about this word as I am.

In this season of transition I want to be in his presence and I want to be transformed by his power. How about you? Love you to life. Get in his presence.

And as always remember to... live Blessed

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday Tools

Good morning (in my Karen Hunter voice)
As most of you know I try to catch the Karen Hunter (sirius Xmas 126) show everyday and share things that I learn from there, and elsewhere. 
So Torin Ellis was on and shared a resource that I wanted to pass on to you. Also if you have twitter he is a great person to follow that will respond back to you. @torinellis
If you are at the place where you want help with your resume and job search here is the ultimate tool. It's called RIP. Below is the link to the book. Go get it.

https://www.amazon.com/Torin-Ellis/e/B01E7PAEJK

And as always remember to... live Blessed

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
In light of all the hatred that has been manifested in the last few years and especially in this election cycle I wanted to share some good positive black news today.

Black Women Are Killing The Olympic Games In Rio: We’re halfway through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and Black women are the breakout stars at this year’s competition. Hit the blue link above to actually read this informative article.

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Findings

Good morning,
WOW these Olympic games are giving us so much to be proud of.
For those of you that don't know,  Simone Manuel was the first black women to win swimming gold. What a historical moment in light of the fact that "Black people don't swim", or so the stats show.
There must be something about that name Simone. Lol

http://www.essence.com/2016/08/11/simone-manuel-first-african-american-woman-win-rio-olympics

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

Good Morning,
In light of all of the craziness,  that is going on in this world I wanted to share a few happiness quotes, adopted from Happy Black Woman. I hope that you find something that resonates with you. #Happyblackwoman

Happiness

  • “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” – June Jordan
  • “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sadie Delany
  • “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” – Carol Moseley-Braun
  • “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. ” – Audre Lorde
  • “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
  • “I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. ” – bell hooks
  • “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker
  • ‎”Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • ‎”In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” — Susan L. Taylor
  • “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ” – Alice Walker
  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
  • “All the money in the world doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t have time to enjoy it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way. ” – Nikki Giovanni
  • “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” – Marva Collins
  • “I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “I think there are things for all of us to do as long as we’re here and we’re healthy.” – Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.” – Nikki Giovanni
  • “A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” – Pearl Bailey
  • “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker
  • “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out.” — Tina Turner
  • “Take responsibility for yourself because no one’s going to take responsibility for you. I’m not a victim. I grow from this and I learn.” – Tyra Banks
  • “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.” – Nikki Giovanni
  • “The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.” – Halle Berry
  • ‎”Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.” – Audre Lorde
  • “Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.” — Oprah Winfrey
And as always remember to ...live Blessed

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday Tools

Good morning,
I wanted to share a Tuesday tool. As I was listening to the Karen Hunter show yesterday, she shared information for a company called spendefy. This site points you to black owned business and gives you the ability to recirculate your dollars. If you are a black owned business and are not on here you can be added. Awesome! Take a look at it and tell me what you think about on facebook @ Sistahs Can We Talk.

https://spendefy.com/

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Simple thought,  your present situation is not your final destination. 
No matter how bad it might appear, faith says, keep pushing. Don't give up, you have come too far to stop now. It is always the darkest and hardest right before your breakthrough.

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Findings

Good morning,
As the Rio games begin, let's begin our look at some of the ladies that will be competing for team USA. Our first one is Simone Biles

http://results.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=biles-simone/index.html

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
I wanted to share this story with you today. Many of us have been at the place where we couldn't pray, and it is at those times that we need to have a little help from a friend.

http://club31women.com/need-friends-pray/

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
I woke up this morning with this scripture on my mind.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. This passage from Romans was just a reminder to speak up for the gospel. 
There are so many crazy things being brought forth in our media until it is hard to distinguish right from wrong. But, isn't that the trick of the enemy?  To make wrong look right and right to look wrong. It is time for believers to stand up and declare,  truth. It is only when the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, is shared that salvation comes forth. This is not our opinion or denominational hang ups, but the gospel that brings salvation.  Who will you share with today?

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday Tools

Good morning,
I know that some of you don't have sirius radio, (it's worth it) but I won't share an awesome site with you. It's called the party of Lincoln.  It is an app for all things political but it comes from a non-political person so it's easy to understand. Kate Hunter has done a great job of pulling together, into one site, things are relevant to our knowledge base as American citizens.  Go check it android and apple party of Lincoln (it's free)

Go vote today

And as always remember to...live Blessed

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Motivation

Good Morning,
I was away at Young Life camp with no real service, so I was not able to share with you last week. 
Today,  in our Monday Motivation I want to just share this, under 2 min prayer, to get your day started.
https://youtu.be/7vyuQvwsQV8

And remember to live Blessed

Informational Tuesday

Good morning Friend, Grace and peace be unto you! Change only comes when you open your mind to the possibilities that the inconvenient th...