Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

What are the big plans that you are going to embark upon this week? 

You are incredible and the only thing stopping you is you. 

Launch out and try something new. It's call fearlessness. Make a BIG MOVE today.

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Wow, final Friday of April. Where did the month go? Here is a little something for you to think about?

Who or what do you need to release before you go into May? Change is difficult but neccessary. Move to the place where you are so focused on the plan for your life that you are nor distracted by someone else's mission. People will use all of your time, talent and resources to build their empire and leave high and dry on yours be careful. Lessons learned. Listen to how they talk about others and drag them through the mud. Listen to how they talk about how they manipulate other people. If you listen close. They are telling how they will treat you to. Eyes open but ears open wider. Time to shed some winter weight.


Until Monday 

#liveBlessed

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy]. - 1 Corinthians 10:13

Every last one of us has been tempted by something or someone. Isn't it a wonderful thing to know that when we are being tempted, enticed, attracted or any other adjective you can find we have a way of escape. We are not stuck for a life time even though the enemy will whisper that you.

With the temptation a way of escape is already being made you have to open your eyes and see it. Once you see it you have to move in it.

In this scripture I also like that the writer reminds you and I about the compassion, love, and concern that Christ has for us. I am so glad the helps at my weakest points to be built back up in him. The old song says. No never alone. He promises never to leave me. Never to leave me alone.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

How do you refuel? Life, work,  and people can totally zap your energy and strength. How do you get renewed?

Here are a few suggestions
1. Get some sleep. At least 7 to 8 hours is suggested. Pick a specific bedtime and stick to it. Unwind at least 30 mins before going to sleep and if your still awake. Write down the things that are on your mind do that you can have a peaceful mind.

2.Develop a transfer routine. Too often we carry work home with you. Find what helps you disengage from eork to home. Home should be your place of renewal and peace.

3. Practice gratefulness. It is easy to get negative with all that happens in our world. Take time each day to be thankful and find the positive things that have and are happening.

4. Spend time in prayer/meditation. Take time to connect with God or your higher power. Taking this time will help you to get centered before day begins and ends.

5. Eat and drink well. Remember junk in, junk out. It is essential that you eat well if you want to fuel your body. Pack yourself healthy snacks so you are not temples by junk. Drink water. Flushing out the toxins helps your body operate better.

These are not in any specific order but are all helpful in renewing/refueling you.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Wow. This spoke volumes to me. It is so easy to put something off for tomorrow and tomorrow never comes or tomorrow is so far away that the relevancy has passed. 

What are you putting off that needs to be done, said, or pursued? We all have something. Loving your spouse more, spending time with your family, writing that book, going on vacation, starting that business. Whatever your thing is don't wait until tomorrow. Start today. Slow and steady does win the race. Firecracker burn up fast. 

Remember, you are in this race all by yourself. You are only in competition with you. Set your plan and follow it. Write the vision and make it plain. You have got this! I am excited about your future. 

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed

Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

As women we focus on everybody and everything beside ourselves. I challenge you to focus your efforts on you. Love you, enough to focus on your mental, physical, financial, and emotional health. Don't fool yourself, everyone is replaceable,  so make sure you are ready to slay everyday. 

When you truly love you, there wI'll not be time for distraction in whatever form they appear. 

Until tomorrow

#liveBlessed

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. Romans 10:9-10

We make the process of accepting Christ onto our loves so complicated but it doesn't have to be.

Acknowledge his power and authority. Confess that he is Lord. Repent and turn away from everything that separate you from his presence. Receive him in your heart.

This is a daily process, because at any point in any day our flesh can rise up and make our personal wants and desires supercede what is best for our spirit man. Everyone messes up. Don't allow anybody make you feel about it. Ask for forgiveness and move forward. The more you walk in his presence the more you want to be there. The less you will want to sin.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

I want to share with you the definition of a word you are going a lot of from me. Metamorphoo

Formed [Verb] morphoo like the noun (morphoo), refers, not to the external and transient, but to the inward and real; it is used in Gal 4:19, expressing the necessity of a change in character and conduct to correspond with inward spiritual condition, so that there may be moral conformity to Christ. Cp. metamorphoo, "to transform, transfigure," summorphizo and suschematizo, "to conform to."

It is one thing to transform the outside but something totally different when we go through the process to change from the inside out. Metamorphoo

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

A great thought for this Monday...“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” –Jim Rohn

Wow, this is a powerful thought to begin your week with. In our hurried lives we don't take enough time to plan. When we don't plan, then the doors of overwhelmedness are opened. These doors are the opportunity for our day to get away from us. The opportunity for any and everything to walk into our day and dictate to you will happen I your day.

Stop the madness. You must take control of your morning and command what will and will not happen throughout your day . Your words have power and they bring light and/or darkness to you.

I don't know about you, but I choose to walk in the light everyday. Life can be hard but you must take control of it, so it does control you.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Join us for Straight talk about health and our community.

We will be graced with great speakers that will share truths about the health of women of color and resources to help us recover.

There will be free breast exams and lots of vendors for  pre-mother"s day shopping.

Free breakfast and lunch. Free admission but you will need to register on the eventbrite link below.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Proverbs 28:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

What are you confessing over your life? I heard a kid the other day say man I'm dead. I heard someone say this is killing me. Heard someone else so I'm broke. Nobody wants any of these to manifest in their life yet we through idea words around without thinking. Words like seeds will germinate wherever they are thrown.

One spring we just threw some grass seed out in spot that was somewhat bare. The wind was blowing and the seeds went in places that we did not intent for it to go, yet it was there. While not in a place that was conducive for growth the seed began it journey. However, the environment only allowed so much growth because there was no real way to protect the roots so it withered and died.

The seed did it job of germination but the environment was off and it could not be sustained. Our words life much lime those seeds they get scattered around unwittingly.   We hear and use ideal words that sound good but do not produce sustainable life within us. Why say I'm dead or that killing me? Is that really what we want? Not so.

I want power and life. I want to walk in freedom and love. This can only be accomplished as I watch my words. You have got to do the same. Be intenational and deliberate with the seed that you sow in other but especially in the seed you sow in your own mind. Nobody else's seed has permission to grow in your mind unless you provide it with a conducive environment. It is time to pluck up all the seeds that should not be growing. Spring cleaning 101 in effect. Death and life are on your tongue what will do with it?

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

You is smart, you is beautiful and you is a queen. Yes, I know that is not how it went on The Help but it is what I want you to take into your spirit for today's transformational moment.

It is amazing how critical each of us can be to ourselves. Yes, the world can be cruel but not as cruel as the conversations that happen in your own head. So, today I just want to lift you. You are smart. I know there is circumstantial evidence that might point in a different direction but as we transform our minds we have to start with the conversations that are happening in our heads. YOU are smart. 

You are beautiful. Before you say it. There is something about your body that you do not love. I would dare to say something that, you absolutely hate. With all of that being said. You are beautiful!

You are a queen. Stop hiding your crown because there are others around that don't appreciate it. Strut your stuff. You have earned every jewel that has been encrusted within it. Don't sell yourself short. You have all of the skills you need to do what you have been called to do. Every skill that you lack will be filled in by your circle. Take your stroll my sister. Wave your hand and hold your head high. You are a queen. 

As we live our transformed lives we have to get rid of the stinking thinking that goes on around us every day. You are smart, beautiful and a queen walk in it. 

until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Motivation for today will be centered around the word consistent.

Before the earthquake, this morning, I heard clear and distinctly don't be in such hot pursuit for money that you forget to pursue the giver. In other words you and I can not be so concerned about making and getting money that we stop pursuing God.

In my years of observing people and their behavior one thing is consistent and that is the inconsistency of people. Too often when we are down and out we seek God and want him to break open the heavens for us. Turn water into wine and put coins in the mouth of the fish for us,  but as soon as we get those coins and we can rub them together we are out. When we were down there was not a prayer group, prayer line, or prayer meeting that we missed but when we started getting it together it wasn't important anymore.

In the day that we are in we need some consistency. Time out for being wishy-washy. It is time to stand our group. Yes, I talked about it from a spiritual connotation but we need consistency in every aspect of our lives. On our job, in our home, in our community work. Are you dependable? Can anybody trust you to follow through?

Our society is full of starters but where are those that will work the thing out to the end? Where are those that are not afraid of hard work and long hours? You have to push past all of the no's until you get to the yes and then fulfill your promise.

You can not be so one dimensional that you miss the 3-d gift that has been prepared for you. Be consistent. It's alot easier to remember what you've said, what you've done and where you've been.
Pursue the giver and the gift will come along.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems. Thich Nhat Hanh

When was the last time that you took care of you? Too often as women we don't rest because we are worried about everybody but us.

I challenge you to take some rest and relaxation time this weekend. Resist the notion that this is selfish. It is never selfish to put yourself in a place where you can present a whole, healthy, and present you. Without rest, relaxation, and recuperating you will not be the best you for the world.

Make the time. Say no and take care of YOU!

Until Monday
#liveBlessed

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Today's thought...

I saw this and thought it was so important considering all of the crazy things that are happening yo people. The younger you are the cheaper insurance is. Don't wait until your old. 

My husband and i encouraged our kids to use some of the graduation money to get started. Invest in you. If you don't nobody else will either. This example is geared toward women but men need to good stewards as well. 

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Who are you traveling in this life with? Make sure that you are going the same direction and have the same objectives. No you may not always agree on everything but at least you have someone to talk it through with until understanding can be reached. Don't walk alone.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

I don't if you have ever suffered from low confidence, but it can be horrible. The one person that you can never get away from is yourself and the messages that you are repeating to you. 

At the end of the day,  self confidence is all about what you have allowed to grow in the garden of your mind. The words others say are just that until you allow them to germinate. 

It is imperative that we reject negative thought as soon as they come out of someone's mouth. If it comes in, it has an opportunity to grow. Anything that takes root will be the fragrance you smell each and everyday. What you take in everyday is who you will become. 

If you don't like what you see in the mirror or hear coming from your mouth then change it. Yes, I know that sounds easy and it is on one hand and difficult on the other. Change isn't hard, consistency is. 

Find people that inspire you and listen to them until they have pushed out all of the negative. I love Cindy Trimm and Les Brown. I listen to Coach E and Joyce Meyers. Susie Orman and Joseph Prince. Who are you listening to? If they are not where you want to go they might be the problem?

When trying to elevate it is much more difficult when you have baggage around your kneck. It's time to go higher and to walk in your purpose. Break yourself out of the jail that has held you captive for far too long. Time to smell the roses.

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Be your authentic self everyday without apologies. That doesn't mean that you need to go around hurting people's feelings or being rude but be you. 

Too often you and I have flexed who we are to please people that didn’t really give a rip and we were hurt. However, you never went back to the beginning, you moved from being this new person to another person to please yet another. This has happened so much that one day you find that you have lost you. 

So,  today I want challenge each of you to do a bit of soul searching. Who are you? What do you like? What do you dislike? What makes your heart sing? Change is never bad if done because you are developing into the vessel you were designed to be. This change is good, healthy, and neccessary. You do not have to be stuck doing what grandma did without having a clear understanding if it fulfills your purpose. Each of us was place on with purpose on the inside but sometimes it gets buried. Buried under everything people told you that you should be.  Grow into your purpose. Doesn't matter how old or young you are. Find your purpose and walk in it. It is never too late to make the first step.  I'm excited about your future.

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed 



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