Wednesday, June 25, 2008

TOEtally Blessed

I took a quick 24 hour vacation to visit my sistah-girl in Wisconsin last night. Today she decided to take me on a date as a late birthday present. We got dressed and headed off to get a pedicure. This was a right on time treat because me feet were in need of some love and care! (Toetally Blessed #1) After a short wait, we were taken to the pedicure chairs. They started the water for both of us and then had us soak our feet in the warm water. I was disappointed because my water wasn’t hot enough for me. I like it hot! Anyway, I whispered my disappointment to my sistah-girl but I didn’t want to complain since it was an unexpected treat. Someone started working on her feet, but I had to wait for about 10 minutes soaking in water that was getting cooler by the minute. Then my angel disguised as a Chinese woman with a mask on her face came to give my feet the treatment that they definitely needed. First thing she said was “is water okay?” I had to be honest and say “NO! It’s not hot enough!” Well, to my surprise she took the water out and made me a fresh batch that was nice and warm. I got to soak at least another 10 minutes in hotter water. (Toetally Blessed #2)

I never got this masked woman’s name but all I know is she spent way more time on my feet then the other girl did with my sistah’s feet. (Toetally Blessed #3) In fact, she showed my feet some tender loving care. I mean my toes were given some major TLC. She massaged my feet, rubbed my feet and legs down with lotion, and to top it all off she said, “you feet not too bad.” Then she took the neutral color I chose and brought it to life with a spray painted French pedicure. Now if I wasn’t TOEtally blessed today than I don’t know what to call it! I surely appreciated my sisterly date today which included toe jam cleaning, some popcorn and a movie!lol……..Ain’t God good yall????...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

An Unappreciated Gift

Can someone please help me understand how people are blessed with children and they don't like them? Tell me how you can have a child who is a good person not perfect person, but a good person and find fault in all they say and do? I cannot understand for the life of me why a parent would choose to stay on the battlefield with their child. Your child for Heaven sakes!

I swear before God that when I am blessed with children, I will love them unconditionally. I will be woman enough to admit when I am wrong. I will speak life and not death into them. I will respect them as a human being and talk to them as such. I will seek God about all matters that concern my children as well as parenting. I will work to be the best parent that I can be.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


As of May 20-June 14, 2008 I have lost 7lbs. Not bad but could be better. However, slow & steady will win the race!

This month's goals:
-Increase water intake
-Stick to healthier eating plan
-Increase exercise

*I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Picture This

Which one best describes what this picture looks like?
A. School teacher on picture day
B. Woman taking a photo in the bathroom before a wedding
C. Someone headed to a business meeting
D. None of the above
I'm bored, can't think, but wanted to post...what can I say!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008


These locs drive me crazy in the summer. My head sweats too much and I feel like I have a sweater on my top of my head in 90 degree weather!!!!! It's too much of a task to wash them as much as I would like in the summer time. But I have to cause I can't stand no sweaty smelling hair.....where the scissors at? Naw, I'll hold off on cutting them......gotta stick to the 'cutting locs plan'......oh well I guess I gotta wash my hair....retwist my locs...and be prepared to do it again in a few days cause my head sweats too much in the summer time!!!! Damn...Damn...Damn.....

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Encounter

This weekend I had a life changing “encounter” with God. I had the opportunity to participate in a women’s retreat. I had no expectations and I wasn’t necessarily excited about it, I just knew that I was going. When we arrived to the camp ground I had no idea that those same grounds would be the place where God would come and speak directly to me. I was clueless that I would share quarters with 7 beautiful sistahs in Christ who would forever hold a special place in my heart. Nor did I realize that I would leave there a new woman headed to a new level in Christ.

For nearly a year I have been feeling weird for a lack of better words. I had verbally expressed my feelings to a few people, but I could not clearly explain it. I just knew I wasn’t feeling right. Although, I had this weird feeling I continued to send you weekly letters, I still prayed for people when they asked me to, I remained faithful to the two weekly LYLAS calls, I would minister through spoken word when requested, and I worked ministry here and there at my church. I basically continued to work for Jesus, but the passion and drive I once had was slowly fading away. Eventually I stopped serving at church all together. Still I could not explain my feelings. I prayed about it for a while and I thought I was listening to God for a response, but how could I be when I blocked him out with the internet, old habits, ungodly people, television, telephone, busy-ness, nothingness, and the chaos of the world? It was as if I was a deaf child with headphones on while playing a surround sound system on full blast in the background, there was no way I could hear my Daddy ‘God’ knocking at the door. Let alone His whispers in the late night hour.

This past weekend God sent me away to a place where I was required to shut off my phone the majority of the day, a place full of beautiful green grass. He sent me to a place where I could talk to him by the lake and see the leaves on the trees move to the rhythm of the wind. He sent me to a place where I gathered with a diverse group of women in a chapel where worship flowed freely and prophetic lessons were taught. A place where I would witness an abundance of women receive their breakthrough. Then to top it all off, he strategically placed me with 7 women, one of which was the group leader, who I was able to relate to and bond with so that we could experience this life changing event together. God is so good. At this place, God met me where I was at. We had an encounter and I was empowered to release resentments toward a few people who have hurt me through forgiveness. At this place God came and he gave me a word specific to my situation, some direction, new vision, more knowledge, better understanding, and much needed comfort. He came, He spoke, I heard, and I received. Thank you Jesus!

Friend, I know that the weird feeling I was having over the past year was not exclusive to me. There are others who understand how I was feeling. Ironically, the answer was always there, resting on the headboard of my bed. See I had been writing about a scripture a week through this ministry, but I was not reading His word and mediating on it as I should have been. I WAS OF THE WORLD IN A LOT OF WAYS AND NOT IN HIS WORD ALWAYS. Therefore, my passion and purpose was dwindling away as I drifted away from his word day by day! So God sent me away to hear him say “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever” 1 John 2:17. While I was at this place He filled me back up and sent me back home brand new. I am no longer feeling weird but rather thirsty for his word again, with clearer vision, 7 new sisters, spiritually reconnected, and ready to be shifted from comfortable to uncomfortable all for his glory! Won’t He Do It!!!!