Monday, December 31, 2012

Be Not Conformed !

( A Repost From 12-23-10)

Please understand that I AM NOT advocating eating at the places mentioned in this post.  I AM making a point!

Stop allowing the world to dictate how you should behave. As I was reflecting over the past year, I decided that I would let go of trying to conform to the images and ideas of mainstream America. No matter how hard I try, I will probably never be the super woman- mom - wife that the world portrays. I have spent too much time being frustrated , aggravated, disappointed and depressed all because my life does not measure up to my co-workers life, my classmates life, the life of someone that I read about, the life of someone that I heard about. I realize that I have put too much pressure on me trying to be the perfect this or the perfect that. I have come to realize that it's okay to strive for perfection . As a matter of fact, the bible admonishes us to press toward the mark...
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 2013. Be the unique woman that God created you to be and be not conformed to this world.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Sunday!


...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
James 5:16
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Isaiah 9:6

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

When The Believer Is In Despair

When the pain is not tangible, but yet almost unbearable

When the suffering doesn’t quit,

When the darkness won’t leave,

What do you do?

What do you do?

-When there is no one to talk to,

-When no one will listen,

- When no one understands,

- When there seems to be no one to trust,


So often, even as believers, we find ourselves in despair. No one wants to talk about it - because, after all, we are believers, right? We are suppose to have it all figured out. We are
suppose to have all the answers. We are not suppose to be in a rut, depressed, down in the dumps singing the blues.

What, then, is a believer suppose to do? - when despair grasps the very essence of who we are and forces us to question our faith in God.

Now, as believers, we know the “spiritual” answer. The “spiritual” answer is found in Psalms 121:1, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” But, there are those days when so many of us don’t feel like walking in the spirit and doing the “spiritual” thing.

There are days when we choose to wallow in defeat,

When we make a conscious effort to shout to our soul “Woe it’s me!” as opposed to shouting unto the Lord with a voice of triumph!

During these temporary lapses in spiritual sanity, it is a tedious challenge to walk away from the fleshly mental agony of defeat and to walk toward the Spirit for wisdom and understanding.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Mark 11:22-23
King James Version (KJV)

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Sunday!


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Isaiah 54:17
King James Version (KJV)

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Friends - Part 2 (Click here for pt. 1.)

Sometimes, people will disappoint you.

Sometimes, people will fail you.

Sometimes, people will let you down.

Sometimes, people just don’t react or respond the way we want them to when we want them to.

Refuse to allow your disappointment in others to cause you to be bitter with the world.

Stop making SUPERHEROES out of people who are not worthy to be heroes. Only God is worthy of superhero status.

Like and love others for who they are and not for who you expect them to be.

Click here for "Friends - Part 1".

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Be still, and know that I am God...
Psalm 46:10

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