Thursday, December 23, 2010
I bless your Holy Name. This is the day that you hath made. I will rejoice and I will be glad in it. Because it is You whom I seek, it is You whom I serve. Therefore, I will not strive to please man and all of his ever changing ways. You, God, never change. Thank You, God, for being the same - yesterday, today, and forevermore. As I begin this day, I will work as if you are my employer. Prosper me in all that I put my hand to do. Order my every step. For the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Thank you for Your Word and for your blessings this day - in Jesus' name, Amen.
However, we must understand that there is nothing wrong with us if we don't have dinner on the table at six.
There is nothing wrong with us if we don't look like Claire Huxtable or June Cleaver 24 hours a day-7 days a week.
There is nothing wrong with us if little Jessie or little Jenay don't look perfect all of the time.
There is nothing wrong with us if we can't bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. Please understand me - it's okay to bring home the bacon and let somebody else fry it up in a pan. That's why there is a McDonald's. That's why there's KFC. So, sistergirl, free yourself in 2011. Be the unique woman that God created you to be and be not conformed to this world.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
"Are all black boys with unbraided or unlocked hair disciplined?"
"Are all black boys with braided hair or locked hair undisciplined?"
How ludicrous does that sound? I have two problems with this rule. My first problem with the argument is that the coach's rule only pertains to black boys - other boys do not typically wear their hair in such styles. Cornrows, braids, plaits, locs are signature styles of many blacks. Therefore, this rule discriminates against black boys. I would have no problem if the rule was against long hair in a boy's face that may prevent his ability to successfully play the game of basketball. However, that is not the rule. Auburn High's coach obviously has no problem with long hair since at least one of his players spends much of his game time fanning his long caucasian hair from his eyes.
My second problem with all of this racial nonsense is that Auburn City Schools clearly state that this is not An Auburn City School policy, but a policy of the coach. In other words, if this racial nonsense becomes national, the school system will leave the black coach "out to dry" and continue to stand on the fact that the policy is not a school system policy but the policy of one of its coaches. Can anybody see that this is a case of the white man using the black man to do his dirty work? Can anybody see that to tell a black student that his hairstyle which is a trademark of his race is considered undisciplined only perpetuates the lie that there is something wrong with all things that are uniquely black? Can anybody see that this attitude only fosters another generation of young people who believe that in order to get ahead you must assimilate into the expectations of white America?
Friday, October 15, 2010
Guess what? I had to realize that most of them don't like me anyway. Therefore, if they already don't like me, why should I care what they think?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
You are awesome, majestic and wonderful.
Today, gird me up with your might to face the situation that is before me. This situation is too big for me. This mountain – I can’t climb. This valley – I can’t cross. This tunnel – I can’t go through. I can’t face this giant alone. Your Word reminds me that you are with me always. Thank you for being with me. Thank you for ordering my steps. Guide me and guard me every step of the way. Bless my coming in and my going out. In Jesus’ name - Amen.
If it is too big for you, it is just right for Almighty God!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I know that the Bible admonishes us to forgive. However, human emotions attempt to hinder forgiveness. Emotions have a way of preventing us from forgetting the hurt, embarassment, pain, degradation, humiliation, etc. Yet, we must forgive. If we expect Christ to forgive us, we must forgive the mean, low-down, perpetrator
-that inflicted the pain,
-that caused embarrassment,
-that inflicted physical abuse,
-that verbally degraded,
-that mentally tortured,
-that took advantage of the weak.
Lord, I forgive _____________ for ________________. Show ______________ the error of his/her ways. To forgive is an act, not an emotion. Therefore, I ask you, God, to take away the pain, and all ill feelings that I have toward _________________. Your Word reminds me that if I forgive others , you will forgive me. Thank you, God, for forgiveness. Bless the one that has caused me harm. - In Jesus name, AMEN.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
- her deceitful text messages;
- her face book affair;
- her midnight calls;
- her secret breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
- her pathetic pity parties and
- her attention getting cries for help.
She thinks that she has gotten away. She shows up on Sunday morning - playing church-attempting to fool the onlookers. Many can see through the pretense. Others can't. Be not deceived. She may fool some, but she can't fool God. He knows her tricks, her schemes and her antics.
Psalm 37 reminds us,
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Friday, June 25, 2010
One Door Closes..Another Opens
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly! ‘The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe, send this to someone you know and hope it blesses them as well. If you don’t believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close. When you reach the end of your rope, you will find the hem of his garment…..
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Therefore, you must rejoice in the Lord today. In spite of your hurt and your hindrances, praise God in advance! The enemy's attack is menial in the light of God's counter-attack. Praise Him!
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Keep pressing on.
It is a struggle, but you can do it!
You must finish what you started. Don't quit because you are tired. Quit because you are finished. God quit creating the world on the seventh day -when he was finished. He could have quit on the first day, the second day, the third day, etc., but He had more work to do. Therefore, God waited until the world was complete (finished, done, finalized), and then He rested.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 reminds us that,
"The race is not given to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong..."
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
-At times,countless waves of despair and defeat ferociously pound against our boats. But,somehow, we continue to sail along.
-At times,currents of brokenness and loneliness drift us downstream like a boat without a paddle (no obvious direction, just going with the flow). There is still some fight within us. We don't lose hope.
-At times,clashes of thunder and downpours of rain filled with unimaginable hardships grip us with fear, even though we know that we are admonished to "fear not". Although, we are afraid and we have no idea what awaits us around the next turn, we press on.
-At times,the prevailing clouds of darkness looming in the atmosphere seem to overshadow the light of God's WORD.
This, too, shall pass. There is a beam of sunshine just behind the dark cloud. How do we know this?
Romans 8:28 assures us,
For we know that all things (this is all encompassing) work
together for the good of those who love God and to those who
are the called according to His purpose.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Since I am in the process of transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, I have been in search of a leave in conditoner to replace the All Ways Instant Oil Moisturizer Leave In conditioner that I had been using for years. Apparently, the All Ways brand is being discontinued since it is now very difficult to find in stores. When I do find it in stores, I usually stock up. Although Kids Organics Shea Butter Moisturizing Lotion is advertised as a kid's product, it does an excellent job detangling and moisturizing my hair. I have been transitioning now for nine months. This shea butter moisturizer leaves my hair extremely soft, and it does not contain mineral oil or petroleum.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,....
If you are experiencing confusion in your life, please understand that God is not the source of that confusion. Anything that attempts to rob us of peace, hope, joy, health, and prosperity is from satan. According to John 10:10, Jesus came into this world so that we can experience the abundant life, and satan came to steal, to kill, and to destroy. Identify the areas in your life that are filled with confusion and eliminate those things. If you can't eliminate those things, those people, and/or those situations, pray to God the Father for wisdom as to how to deal with it/them.
Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school..And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it! The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
The most highly favored woman on your job may be unable to have children.
The richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house, the clothes~ might be lonely.
So, love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,'I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed to be Disappointed!
''Winners make things happen~~ Losers let things happen.
'Be 'Blessed' Ladies and pass this on to encourage another woman.
'To the world you might be one person, to me you are special!
Friday, January 8, 2010
I pray that your New Year is off to a great start. Although I am recuperating from an automobile accident, I still consider 2010 to be off to a great start. Some of you may be wondering how could that possibly be. Well, I am truly a walking blessing to have survived. I take each day as an opportunity to express my gratitude to the creator of the universe. Each day is another opportunity give praise to our awesome God. "Oh give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good : for his mercy endureth for ever". (Psalm 136:1)