Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Book Review: Anxious For Nothing

How much more I can express what a gifted author Max Lucado is?!  I have read several of his books and written reviews Here and Here. I have adopted  the author as an Uncle in my head.  He makes you feel so comfortable and at ease. His writing style and way with words leaves you so blessed and reassured.  Uncle Max is anointed to be an inspirational author.

When I discovered he had released a new book Anxious for Nothing I knew I had to read it.  I mentally made note.  Just recently I had an urge to read a good inspirational book and  decided to check my local library and yup!! they had it.

The foundation of this book is based on Philippians 4:6-8

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
—think about such things.

Once again there was brilliant use of concepts, examples and explanations that leaves you smiling and comfortable knowing that whatever you are facing that may cause us to become anxious, how to overcome with biblical application.  The author uses personal examples of his life and examples from the lives of those he knows to concrete his scripture. 

Do you find yourself overwhelmed with anxiety, worry, fret, fear about a situation or circumstance outside of your control?  I recommend reading this book!!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Singing~ Lord You're Mighty!

I am ever amazed when I think about God's Greatness and Might.  Have you ever considered how Marvelous our Creator is that even in His Omnipotence,  He knows us, loves us, cares for and about us?!

I can't help but sing today.....Lord you're Mighty🎶

The Heavens are telling of God and His Glory 
A Mighty God we serve

They Speak of His Character, Awesome Creator
A Mighty God we serve

Hail the Power and Glory of God...
Karen Clark Sheard

Oh Lord how excellent is your name in all the Earth
You set your Glory above the Heavens and the Earth

When I think of all you've made 
the sun the moon the stars
What A Mighty God we serve

Mighty God we serve
Angels bow before you 
The Mighty God we serve
JJ Harriston and Youthful Praise

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pinkey Promise Conference 2018

Attended the 2018 Pinkey Promise Conference in Atlanta hosted by Heather Lindsey last week and I had a blast! 

It was such a blessing to be in the presence of young adult women who love God and have a desire to live more purposefully and meaningfully in our spiritual lives.  We received motivating spiritual refreshment from all the speakers/presenters.  One of the main speakers was Sarah Jakes Roberts, she is the youngest daughter of TD Jakes and she has an incredible personal story.

Heather Lindsey the host and also speaker is such a genuine sweet heart.  Her love for God is simply humble yet powerfully influencing.....evidenced by the over 3,000 women that traveled from all over the world to attend her conference.  There were attendees that came all the way from Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, London, Netherlands, Canada to name a few in addition to all over the US.

The music/praise team and band that facilitated each night was simply dynamic; the energy and enthusiasm was a perfect balance, it was just awesome....the music/songs are still ringing in my head.

My Sisters from Canada met me in Atlanta for the Conference and we were totally blessed.

Next year, the  2019 Pinkey Promise Conference will be held in Miami, FL, with an interesting line up of speakers.  A fun girls trip that I highly recommend.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Royal Wedding

This post is very special to me.  The reason is, my very FIRST Blog Post (Link) was on William and Kate's wedding.

You see, I was reading many blogs during that season, however I was not pulled to starting a blog and writing a post until after watching their wedding.

First let me say that Harry and Megan's wedding was simplicity at its best.  Their love and admiration for each other was so tangibly felt. The part that moved me the most was watching her mother and  imagining all the emotions that welled up in her heart. 

Coming from a somewhat slightly similar background, (being raised as an only child by single black mother, sent to private school and graduating from college, same age range).  Just looking at her Mom holding back the tears, and trying hard to keep her composure, my heart ached.  Just knowing all that she never could have dreamt or imagined happening before her eyes..... her girl marrying a Prince.... a Royal Wedding.....now titled Her Royal Highness...... the world watching...... I felt overwhelmed with her.

Then her dress stunned everyone in a way that they didn't expect. Everyone was expecting a bit of grandeur to some degree, instead just the opposite.....extreme simplicity. Talk about drawing attention in an unexpected way.  Also, I love how fresh her face was; to me that was Royal. Loving yourself the way you are; not bowing to pressure to please any one's expectation of you.

The black minister that officiated the talk on LOVE, with his humor, personality and charisma how powerful was that sermonette?! 

The Choir.....I was so happy to see them, excellent presentation. 

My heart is still full from this experience.  I pray that their marriage will be fulfilling to them both as they live out their purpose in service, compassion, philanthropy, equal rights, and all that they endeavor to accomplish together.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A Virtual Mini Concert:: Featuring~Kevin Downswell

It has been a while since our last 'concert' 😊.    I'm here to introduce not an artist but a Minister in Music.

Normally I like to give a little background on the featured Musician, however there are no accumulation of words to describe this persons ministry and talent;  For me, it is all summed up in one word...................................ANOINTED

Ladies and Gentlemen; Kevin Downswell

Close To You

If It's Not You

You Make me Stronger

God Is Moving

Kevin has a myriad of songs the ones shared above are among my personal favorites.  Hope you enjoyed.

Friday, April 6, 2018

An Anniversary Prayer

Dear Lord,

You are my Strength I  have no strength of my own
You are my Peace when I look to you
You are my Hope when I am lost
You are my Comforter when I'm tired
You are my Joy because you are faithful
You are my Grace because I am still working on progress
You are my Mercy because I fail often
You are my Favor because you Love me without limits
You are my Way Maker, when I submit to your will
You are my Promise Keeper because nothing is impossible for you
You are my Love because you choose to love me without condition
You are my All In All, because I am nothing without you

Thank you for one more year, one more opportunity, one more time.  I appreciate you standing with me even when I become distant.  I don't know where, what, or who I would be if it were not for your presence and power manifesting in my life.  I know I have much more to lean, grow and mature in you. Thank you for your patience, forgive me for all the times I have disappointed you. May your Good and Perfect will be fulfilled for the remainder of my appointed days in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gardening 101: The Harvest

The Harvest is the part that all farmers/gardeners look forward to. 

What a gift to be able to nurture a plant from a seed/seedling to full maturity and reap the benefits of its produce!

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Life Lesson

1. The process to harvest is not easy, there are often setbacks, difficulties etc. Nontheless, keep doing what is necessary and keep the end in mind. It will be all worth it in the end!

  • Hebrews 6:10-12 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

2. Each crop has a different way in which it produces.  Carrots and potatoes produce underground, while broccoli and sweet peppers produce above ground. Do not expect the same thing to happen for you the same way it happened for someone else. We often have no idea what 'price' a person has paid or is paying for their harvest. 

One thing is sure and that is God's promise to reward us for our obedience to Him.
  • Deuteronomy 28:2-5 Obey the Lord your God. Then all these blessings will come and stay with you: You will be blessed in the city. You will be blessed in the country.Your children will be blessed. Your crops will be blessed. Your cattle will be blessed with calves and your sheep with lambs. Your basket and your kitchen will be blessed.

3.  If you plant corn, don't expect to harvest apple;  If you plant tomato, don't expect to harvest cucumber.

  • Galatians 6:7 Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. A person harvests only what he plants.

This post concludes our Gardening 101 Series. I am encouraged to be more aware and I hope you were encouraged too.  Thanks for Reading!