Thursday, July 31, 2008

Survey Says????

Okay so I have an opportunity to give up my TREO 755p and get the brand new Instinct phone or the Blackberry Curve through Sprint for a price you can’t beat with a bat. The problem is…..I’m torn between the two phones. Why is getting a new phone causing me so much confusion?

The Instinct does almost everything at the touch of our finger including an audible GPS system, but you can’t read or edit Word and Excel documents. (I want a GPS system….like having Word option, but I don’t use it anymore like I did before I got a laptop). Plus I love to text and I’m wondering if the touch keyboard will slow me down.

The Blackberry Curve has a lot of the same features my Treo has, but you can’t send or receive pictures through text (SPRINT CURVE ONLY) and I use that a lot. Also, there is a step by step GPS, but it’s not audible.

What’s a girl to do????? Do any of you have either phone or one similar to it? What do you like about your phone? What don’t you like about your phone? Help a Sistah out!

Monday, July 28, 2008


Ten random things about me...
1. I was a vegetarian for 2 years and recently surrendered to fried chicken.
2. I have acid reflux
3. I love music but I don’t listen to it that much
4. I write songs and poems
5. I absolutely love making music and vibing in the studio
6. Keisha loves the kids
7. Teaching kids is one of my favorite things to do
8. I worked in a child development Lab for 6 years at my university
9. When I went off to college I stayed gone for 8 years
10. I have a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master’s degree in Family and Child Studies

Nine ways to win my heart...
9. Love God8. Love me like Christ loves the church
7. Be able to make music with me
6. Be supportive
5. Have good conversaton
4. Have vision and a plan
3. Keep my car clean
2. Take out the garbage without me asking
1. Take me for who I am

Eight things I want to do before I die...
8. Get married
7. Have children
6. Go on a cruise
5. Become a jogger
4. Become a grandmother
3. Take my friends and their immediate family on an all paid vacation
2. See my ministry become a nation wide ministry that changes lives
1. Live in my big house and design each room myself

Seven ways to annoy me...
7. Lie to me
6. Lay around on your pity couch
5. Move too slow
4. Act too slow
3. Talk too slow
2. Be disrespectful especially to older people
1. Be selfish

Six things I believe in...
6. GOD
5. Jesus
4. The Holy Spirit
3. Reciprocity
2. Consequences for actions
1. Heaven

Five things I am afraid of...
5. Walking out of God’s grace & favor
4. Never having children
3. Becoming stagnant
2. Not walking in my destiny
1. Not being a good leader

Four of my favorite things...
4. The Bible
3. My Treo (soon to be Blackberry Curve)
2. Taco
1. Frozen Fruit bars

Three things I do everyday...
3. Text
2. Eat
1. Sleep

Two things I wanna do right now...
2. Find some Rolaids
1. Take a nap

One person I wanna see right now....
1. My future husband (or at least a vision of him)

Friday, July 25, 2008

We Had A Ball

This week I had the pleasure of spending three whole days with a great young man. We would spend the entire day in each other's company laughing and playing like little kids. He's such a pleasure to be around and I love to hear him call my name. Well, not when he says it about 15 times in 5.5 seconds. Yep, it was just the two of us and we had a ball!

Priis drove me around for 3 days like I was Miss Daisy! (Don't tell him I said this, but we're lucky we didn't get pulled over by the police because he doesn't drive that great).
We played the drums together! (Keep this between us, but I don't think he's ready for a full set of drums just yet).

We played Air Hockey together! (Don't tell him, but I LET him win).

We made a song together! (Please keep this on the down low, but I should be the lead vocalist in the band because he can't remember all the words just yet).

We went grocery shopping together! (Don't tell his mama I said this, but her baby knows how to budget shop better than her and I only had to teach him ONE time).

We ate "cake" together! ( was really cornbread, but I didn't have the heart to tell him otherwise).
We played doctor together! (Don't say nothing, but I didn't have a headache I had a heartache, but I played along with him because he was so serious about healing Auntie Keisha)
BUT you can tell him that he made me feel much better over the past 3 days with that big smile of his......and tell him if I have a son, I'd be blessed to have one with half of his personality....That's my Prissy of my many babies who always keeps a smile on my face....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Then & Now...

I was looking at one of my baby pictures and I was thinking about all of the potential that comes in the form of a child. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if my parents took the time to look into my eyes while I was a baby. Would they have been able to see me for who God created me to be? What if they would have listened attentively to the words that I spoke out of my mouth as a young child as opposed to devaluing my voice? How far would I have excelled if they would have recognized all the talents and gifts that God had deposited in me a long time ago?

Unfortunately, that was not the case. In fact, I don’t believe that they have taken the time to see me for who I am 34 years later. I often feel resentment from them when I long for their acceptance. However, I thank God that His will for my life came to pass regardless if my parents helped foster it or not. I thank God for seeing the best in me even when my own parents see the worse in me. I thank God for allowing me to use the gifts that He has stored in me. I thank God for who I was then and who I am now. I praise Him in advance for all that I will be in the future.

Our parents may overlook us sometimes and may not know all the potential we have, but God knew us before we were even created. He knows the plans that He has for our lives. Most importantly he loves us for who we are; flaws and all!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I had a million thoughts #4

Let the drama cease….
Kill.... that beast…that lives…. inside... of me
I wanna be at peace….
Heal ....the wounds….that have scarred .....the... inner me
Set me free
From the claws…of the enemy….trying destroy…my victory
Let me Rest in Peace….
While..... I.... LIVE………..

Monday, July 14, 2008

Embrace the Cross

“If you want to know the depth of God’s love, then you have to embrace the cross”.............

God loves us so much that he sacrificed his only son for our sins so that we may have eternal life. Jesus embraced his Father’s will as he painfully hung on the cross for us, brutally tortured and betrayed. Still he loved us enough to embrace death on that same cross so that we could live. His love was so unconditional that he even asked our Father in Heaven to forgive those who trespassed against him as he hung slowly dying on that cross. For Jesus understood that they lacked knowledge about who He was and why He was sent to earth as a Savior for them, you, and me. The precious blood of Jesus Christ, running down the sides of the cross made peace. It was so that we may be redeemed. He did it for us. He did it for grace. He did it for love.

Friends, can you imagine what this world would be if we would acknowledge the depth of God’s love by embracing the cross? What if we showed unconditional love to our fellow brother and sisters? How wonderful it would be if we were able to carry our cross daily without complaining but rather asking that God’s will be done. So great it would be if we could show forgiveness and pray for those who trespass against us, not once but time and time again. It would truly be amazing if we would sacrifice our desires for humankind. Imagine the victory that we would all walk in if we would embrace what happened on the cross that day at Calvary . Friends, God loved us then and he loves us still, his love is deeper than the deepest downward distance, never-ending. Let us embrace the cross. Let us remember what happened on the cross for us. Let us often praise God for giving His only begotten son for us and thank Jesus for willingly carrying the cross on our behalf. THAT’S LOVE!!!!!!!!

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I had a million thoughts #3

I attempt to give way…. to my thoughts…
Make them …transparent
When I’m awake…in bed….

And I toss…it’s apparent…
My mind…has something…heavy…

And I’m trying to bare it
But I’m consumed…

So when God whispers…I can’t… hear it
Makes me feel…a bit…overwhelmed…
All these thoughts……jammed…

Into a…. small space
Forces me…to tune out the world…

And get down …on my face
Pray for understanding…

And peace….to take place
Then He transforms…

The chaos…to tranquility…
With His grace…

Thursday, July 3, 2008

SAY IT AGAIN SISTAH KITTEN (textscriptz instant replay)

Friends, I have often found myself wondering why it seems so difficult for many of us to forgive others when they have caused us wrong. In fact, some of us struggle with forgiveness even when the person has validated our hurt and has apologized for their wrong doing. Why is it that we hold grudges and harbor resentment for situations that have long passed?

My dad recently lost one of his sisters and after attending two funerals in one day, he realized that life is too short to be unforgiving. His epiphany is one that often comes with death. We lose a loved one or even hear of the loss of someone else’s loved one and we briefly acknowledge that tomorrow is not promised. We are all humans and therefore we are all sinful beings, so can’t we just show more mercy and learn to forgive others? It’s amazing how we can say and do so much in one day and then ask God to forgive us, which we should do. However, one mistake made by another and we not longer know the word forgiveness. In fact, it completely disappears from our vocabulary.

When I sit back and think about the life I have surrendered to God, I realize that this journey requires me to walk in Faith, Love, and Forgiveness. It is my faith in God that will allow me to love all of his children including those who offend me. It is my faith in God that shall give me the ability to forgive those who curse me, slander my name, disrespect me, and down right insult me. It is my faith in God that will allow me to trust him and not depend on my own comprehension. Therefore, as I seek him daily for forgiveness, let me seek daily to forgive. Jesus has said “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Matthew 6:14).

Friends, let’s not wait for another death to recognize that life is short and that we have to keep striving to get it right while we are alive. Let us no longer carry that luggage filled with unforgiving hearts on our shoulders into a new day; let us forgive as God forgives us.