Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

It is so interesting to me how we don't always pay attention to things that are hidden in plain sight. We get so busy being busy that we miss the things that should be so blatant in our lives. When I got up this song was swirling around in my head.

Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever will be
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
And all I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me
Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer
And to guide
Strength for today
and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside
See no matter how jacked up you and I are GOD is still faithful. Faithful to forgive, to love, and to heal. No matter how hard are we are on ourselves he comes to show us that he is love. He brings people into our lives that are there to extend that love to us in a tangible way. 
Too often in our pain, we shut people out because it is safer but it is NOT more helpful. It just perpetuates the loss and emptiness inside. Even in our darkest hour God will show that will the storm is pouring down over your head he can be calm. No, I won't lie to you. Hurt is real and its nothing to be swept under the rug but everything has a season. While it sucks there is a season that we all must experience pain, disappointment, rejection, and other discomforts so that we don't forget that we don't float on water. Friends, as we head into the eleventh month of 2018, let's really consider our wins and losses for this year. I would venture to say that most of us have had more wins than losses but the losses loom larger in our lives. Let's look and grateful for God's faithfulness in our lives.
 Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

As many of you who read regularly have figured out...I'm human. Yes I know that's funny but in my humanness I lose my way like many of you do. I trip, I fall, but I am getting up. I started reading, No Matter What by Lisa Nichols and this lady has me thinking this morning.

She talks about having a I-Know-Like-I-Know inside you. That trigger that tells you that know matter what it looks like me and God are going to come out on the other side.

I had to smile because in my most recent test I wanted help from people but they could not reach the proverbial scratch. You know you have had that itch in the middle of your back that you couldn't reach. There was a Jesus sized whole that could only be filled by him a this new place. As you walk with Christ he challenges you to go into various spaces that will test your fortitude in the face of the challenge that he can forsee.

No matter how long you walked with Christ you don't have all the answers and you can see around every bend in this road of life but you have to know that you know it will be ok. Get your eyes off of people and on your help. People will disappoint you every time, but they are not your true source. Build up you I-Know-Like-I-Know muscles.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Remember, it is always the darkest before the day breaks. Hang tight morning is on its way. I know you want to give up, but don't.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Do you know what you want? Hum, might have some homework. 

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind. - Isaiah 40:30-31MSG

Woooooooow, even when I dropout he will give me strength to get back in the fight. That is good news to me. Life, work, family, and church can all come together in cataclysmic bomb sometimes. It feels like every bit of good you have done is for nought and the voice in your head ( yeah don't pretend like you don't talk to the voice in your head) tells you to walk away. Just throw up the duces and move to some island.

Then just quickly as you can go all the way inside yourself somebody will post a message straight of the printing presses of heaven just for you. Then you flip on the YouTube and the person speaking is all in your business. After the person at work that does really talk stops you and says JUST what you needed to hear and your weight has been lifted. You are able to soar like the eagle that you are. High above the earth and the foolishness.

Yes, life can and is hard sometimes but the best problem solver lives in us but we don't tap into it. We call everybody but the holy spirit. Take the time today to tap in. Seek him while he may be found. Let him renew your strength. Time to come to class every dropout. This school called life is not over. #liveBlessed

Until tomorrow

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Transformation takes place as we learn how  to take time to breathe. Anxiety, stress, and pressure can easily over takes us but we have to breathe. You place the mask on yourself in a plane if there is an emergency so you can breathe and then help others. Sistah you have invested in everyone but yourself, and the cost is too high. Too high because it is sucking the very breath from your body. 

Yes, I know that each breath feels like your chest is going to explode and there is no space for air to come through, but breathe. What relaxes you? What song, what smell, what location brings you tranquility? Focus on it and breathe. Maybe it's a scripture, a prayer, or a mantra. Focus and breathe. 

You only have control over this moment. What will you do with it? Will you allow the panic and fear to steal it or will you step up and seize the moment? Breathe my sistah. Breathe.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

What will you or have you exchanged for peace? You are a precious soul and deserve to have everything that God has preordained for you. Peace, joy, happiness, contentment, success, and much more belong to you. 

Don't allow thieves to rob you of your joy. Don't allow the words of hater get into your spirit more than the words of those that care for you. Don't give up too quick or stay too long. Girlfriend, your peace, your joy, your balance is so important to your journey and to God. 

Say, I am at peace, until it gets from your lips into your spirit. (Feel free to exchange peace for whatever you need to attract into your life)

Until tomorrow 

#liveBlessed

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday Word

Good day
Grace and peace be unto you!

Praise the Lord the sun decided to shine today. It is so amazing how something as simple as sunshine, a hug or even a phone call can lift your spirit when the devil has been whoopin' on your head. No matter how long you have been walking with Christ there are seasons when it feels like devil 1 and me 0. Then you go the message bible and read scriptures like this...

Jeremiah 30:17 The Message (MSG)
“‘Everyone who hurt you will be hurt; your enemies will end up as slaves. Your plunderers will be plundered; your looters will become loot. As for you, I’ll come with healing, curing the incurable, Because they all gave up on you and dismissed you as hopeless...

While this is not specifically for me it is for me. LOL Sometimes I just need to know that he has me and covers me. He is watching for my best interest and even when people discounts he is giving out upgrades. He is a healer and balm for wounds, visible and invisible. 
Until tomorrow 
#liveblessed
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good afternoon,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Yes, I know this is not my normal time. I will be totally transparent. I have been having a rough week, that started last week. It has been very eye-opening, to say the least. It has also been a time of reflection and growth.
It is totally crazy how our childhood can haunt our present. As you and I go through the process of transformation it is not always pretty but it is necessary to help us live our best life. So, while it may not be absolute truth today we have to press to our best life.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed


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Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

No matter how much of a wonder woman you might be there are days that you are just not feeling it. Let me be the first to say, that is ok. You don't always have to have the answer, make the cookies, run the meeting or be present (preaching to me first). It is ok to get away for rejuvenation even Jesus did. People don't know what they have until your absent. 

Ladies, know that you are worth the time it takes to care for you. You will make it. It might not feel like it in the middle of the trial but you will make it. You will be stronger and wiser. Sistah you got this. 

Until tomorrow #liveBlessed

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

As we transform we have to take the time to be honest about where we are in our mind, body, and spirit. Nobody wants to be the odd one out so when mental instability begins to show we tend to try to hide it. You do not need to hide any more.

Mental Illness Awareness Week
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are also, unfortunately, widespread.

That is why each year, during October, NAMI and participants across the country raise awareness of mental illness. Each year, we educate the public, fight stigma and provide support. And each year, our movement grows stronger.

We believe that mental health conditions are important to discuss year-round, but highlighting them during Mental Illness Awareness Week provides a dedicated time for mental health advocates across the country to come together as one unified voice. Since 1990, when Congress officially established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), advocates have worked together to sponsor activities, large or small, to educate the public about mental illness. https://www.nami.org/

Don't suffer in silence. Get help. Remember, iron sharpens iron. We ALL need help to be our sharpest.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Any real coffee drinker knows that sometimes you can get a cup of coffee that taste like sweet nectar and sometimes you can get some that taste like the bottom of a shoe (or at least what you think it would taste like), either way you don't stop drinking it. You do however learn the places you can go that will satisfy you need for the warm black stuff.
Much like searching for a good cup of coffee you must seek our people, places, and things that will fill your internal cup. Your motivation cup.

There are certain people that just being in their presence gives you a boost, but when they speak all of your senses are engaged and your are charged for the journey. Along that same line, there are places that you go to just relax and unburden your mind, body, and spirit. You grab a coffee, you sit in your favorite spot and you allow yourself to be recharged (mine is the tub). Finally, there are specific books you read, podcast you listen to or YouTube stations you connect with during certain seasons because that particular author/speaker talk right to you.

If you are saying yeah, I don't have any of those I will indy ask you to start paying attention to your inner self. Often we are not tuned into our times when we are full just emptiness. Pay closer attention to what makes your heart sing. What gives you joy? The coffee is only good if it's made the way you like it.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Think about what you're thinking about, Joyce Meyer This is such a simple yet impactful thought. When we understand that your mind is your most power part of you, you will change how you interact with it. 

The more positive we can put in the positive will come out. Just like weeds in your yard. The more grass seed you plant the less space is available  to the weeds. Time plant some seeds. What are you reading? Who are you listening to? Where are you spending time?  These are all critic to the growth of your mind. 

Until Monday  #liveBlessed


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Breast cancer is real and has the potential to take you out if you are not in tune with your body. Get to know how every part of your body feels. Just like you know when somebody has been in your stuff and there are no visible signs you need to listen to your spirit when it throws up red flags about your body.

You only get one body and your are the Stewart of it. Are you stewarding it well?
If you have not been screened do so with a quickness. Don't think. Just make an appointment. The minor discomfort of a mammogram is nothing in comparison to chemo or radiation. If you need someone to go with you. Let me know.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

As we go through the transformation process it is essential that we practice forgiveness. The hardest person to forgive is ourselves. Time to start.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you! I

Can you believe it is 4th quarter already? Where did the year go?  I want to encourage you to write down three top 3 things you want to accomplish in October. Then I want you to take each of them and determine who and what do you need to help you accomplish said goal.  In other words if my goal is to exercise who is going to hold me accountable to do it and what class will I sign up for?

Use your journal to keep track of your progress. (If you need a 4th quarter journal hit me up. I have some ready to go) Every day that you accomplish your goals celebrate. Let me clarify. Your small victories are important because they get you to the big ones but don't all these small celebrations to make you go backwards. If your goal is to exercise then your celebration should not be a king sized candy bar. Lol Are you getting my drift.

Small victories need small meaningful rewards. Each  victory on something you said helps your body, soul, and spirit believe that what you say is what you mean. You are teaching yourself to believe in you again.

If you need any coaching let me know. I am available to you. Have an awesome day.

Until tomorrow
#liveBlessed

Wednesday Word

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