Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TOO many teachers for the Chalkboard

I am writing this post to vent and before I go any further I know that the bible says a fool vents in anger, so I pray right now that instead of foolishly venting, I respectfully and honestly express how I am feeling about class. I am so excited to be in the school of ministry program; I mean words cannot even express the joy I feel about this journey. I am very grateful that some of my family and friends are committed to helping me pay for the program. I am super geeked about learning more about the word of God and growing in my knowledge of Christ. I love the small group setting and the wonderful people I am in class with and I look forward to getting to know each of them better as we experience these next two years of higher learning in Christ together. BUT I am extremely annoyed with the few extra “teachers” in the class. I mean too many teachers with one chalkboard creates too much chaos and my patience at there yet. Plus it takes away from others learning the weekly lessons and preparing for the exams that are to come.

I understand we have questions, but must the teacher be interrupted to get the questions answered? Do you always have to answer your own questions with an answer? Do you have to recite the information in unison with the teacher? Do we have to hear a random thought for over 2 minutes the multiple times that you randomly share them? Perhaps we can organize some study groups and you can even lead those, but can you please let the teacher teach the class? I mean we are paying to learn not to have group bible studies and hear your opinions on every topic. I left class with a headache last night and feeling anxious because we have a midterm next week, but we wasted so much time on matters that were not very pressing to the majority of the group. I just pray for strength because right now I just ain’t able to deal with too many teachers and one chalkboard!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Looking Great At 68!

This is why Anna Mae
didn't wanna eat the cake!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

SAY IT AGAIN SISTAH KITTEN (textscriptz instant replay)

Praises be to God, I started a 2-year school of ministry program offered through my church last Monday night! I felt like a giddy teenager getting ready for her first date as I prepared for my first day of higher learning in Christ! When I got off of work that day I had 4 hours before I would have to be at school. That being more than enough time since it would have only taken me 30 minutes to get there. Well, I stopped to look at something with my mother and while doing so, I started looking for me as well. I truly believe the problems I encountered on this journey started with this situation. See, God made a way for me to go with my mother, but he certainly did not say “While you’re there Keisha, go ahead and pick one out for you too.” However, my eyes got bigger than my purpose and my flesh slowed me up a bit. Now at this point, I still had 2 hours before class would start, so I headed off to school. Then…I encountered unbelievable traffic. I decide to take a few short cuts that usually work, but to my surprise there was traffic everywhere! See, the storms from the previous weekend became floods that created a whole lot of detours, which ultimately resulted in a major delay for me! I wasted so much time and gas that day because of the detours.

At this point, I am as hurt as that giddy teenager would be if her first date stood her up. Now I’m about to tell you something family, and I pray you won’t tell nobody cause I ain’t no punk. I cried like a baby in the car because it was clear that I would be late for my first day of school. It literally took conversation over the phone with three of my sistah-girls and some prayer to slap me back into reality! Of course, the master manipulator the devil, tried to play on my vulnerability and say “Just give up. You’ll never make it on time. How dare you go to class late!” But the devil would have to get under my feet while I pushed it to the metal, because I had to get my seat in the class God prepared me to be in for a time such as this. After tons of detours, hours wasted, and several suggested routes to take, I ended up calling another friend who sent me back the way I started to hop on the expressway.

Thank you Jesus because although I was 2 ½ hours late for class, he did not allow me to give up and I made it!!!! Even though I didn’t get the seat I would have grabbed in the front of the class, my spot is secure and I’ll be back ON TIME this week! I know you might be thinking what if another detour happens, well I’ve already said this to God “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalms 25:4-5). Which basically translates to “Lawd, who is my Savior, will you please tell me which street to take so that I can get to class on time to dig deeper into your word? Amen!

Here’s the lesson I learned while in that car fighting to get to school.
1. Stay on the course that God has placed you on.
2. The easy way isn’t always the best way.
3. When detours come your way don’t give up.
4. Pray for new direction.
5. Sometimes you have to go opposite of everyone else to get to your destiny.
6. God will always put you back on the right path if you seek him.

Loving You Like A Sistah (LYLAS),
Keisha “Kitten” Isaacs

Monday, September 22, 2008


P- Passion for Christ

O- Operating in faith

W-Willingness to serve

E- Energy to conquer

R- Reasons to live
Your turn my people. What's your source of power?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

SAY IT AGAIN SISTAH KITTEN (textscriptz instant replay)

Hello Victorious One,

The other day my sistah-girl called me to pick up my nephew from daycare because she had overslept. I certainly had no problem with that because I love being around that little boy and teaching him to call on the name of Jesus. It’s so funny, because he knows how to say, “thank you Jesus” and he’s just turning two today. Anyway, while we waited for his mom to meet us outside my class, I decided to get him a snack. In order to do so I had to turn my car upside down to shake a few coins out of it. I was able to find about 2 quarters, 1 nickel, and 3 pennies. We both walked to the store excited that we’d be able to get some “chips” as he would say. However, to my disappointment the potato chips I’ve known to be 25₵ for as long as I could remember were now 35₵ or 3 for $1.00.

This discovery wasn’t adding up for me and I had to sacrifice my chips to ensure that my nephew got his chips. I left out of the store thinking, “wow, times are hard when you can’t get 2 bags of 25₵ chips because the price has went up and your 50 cents just won’t do anymore!” Well, family has to share so I taught my nephew that lesson as we sat and ate the bag of chips together and recited, “thank you Jesus” and “Sonto” which is praise God in Spanish.

Later that evening when I was leaving class, I looked at my gas tank and noticed that it was quickly approaching “E” and that I was not as close to home as I would like to be in that situation. Right then, I got a call from another sistah-girl who wanted me to meet her for dinner near my home. I let her know my funds were low, and she basically said “come and let us break bread.” As I was parking I got this joy inside of me and I spoke out loud to myself, “My funds may be low, my gas tank might be on empty, payday might be a few days ahead, but I’m riding full of faith!” Once I met up with my sistah-girl, I shared that with her and even told her that I was expecting a financial blessing the next day because I know God is my provider. Sure enough I got text in the morning from another sistah-girl saying that she was putting $40 in my bank account. I wish my nephew was here with me right now so we could say in unison, “thank you Jesus!” because she only owed my $10.

Family, I know the economy can make us nervous, and that having a pocket full of lint, zero dollars in our checking accounts, and an empty tank of gas can make us worried, however, as believers, “we live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Let that fear turn to joy and ride knowing that God shall provide. Can I get you to say, “thank you Jesus,” since my nephew isn’t here to say it with me? We might as well praise God in advance for financial blessings since we stand in faith knowing and believing that it is coming.

Loving You Like A Sistah (LYLAS),
Keisha “Kitten” Isaacs
GOT GOD? If you do not know God on a personal level this prayer can start your walk with him today…….
God, I am a sinner and I know I do not deserve your grace or mercy. Still, I trust you and I believe that you sent your son to earth and that he died and rose again for my sins. I thank you Lord for the personal gift of salvation. Amen.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Picture This

(1997-age 23)

"I don't wanna be....

who I used to be"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Certified Honest Blogger: And the award goes to....

I was awarded the Certified Honest Blogger Award by my lil blog sistah the flyyest ….

Here are the rules to follow:
1.) When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back 2.) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.3.) Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Honest Weblog’ 4.) Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).5.) And then we pass it on!
10 totally honest things about me:

TEN: I was a lustful being for over 30 years of my life and now I am practicing celibacy until I get married. I have fallen many times but my desire to please God outweighs my desire to please my sexual cravings, so I get back up again and pray for strength to stay standing. Lord, please continue to keep my on this celibacy path so that I can be pure for my future husband on our honeymoon.

NINE: I believe that the man who will win my heart will be one who speaks the word of God to me. I used to love hazel eyes, muscles, and strong legs. Now I find myself attracted to men who have their eyes on Jesus, are secure and strong in Christ, and stand on faith. Lord, I trust that you will grant me the desires of my heart for it is your will for me to have a husband who follows your commands and loves me like Christ loves the church.

EIGHT: I used to be very insecure about my weight. I still have my days here and there, but I know I am beautiful inside and out. I also, know that I can lose weight with discipline and better eating and exercise habits. Lord, please teach me to be disciplined so that I will honor you with my temple and live a long and healthy life.

SEVEN: There is an old lady who lives inside of me. I love playing old ladies and even when I’m not acting she comes out of me. Some of my friends and even the teens I work with think of me as the grandma. Lord, thank you for wisdom beyond my age. I also thank you in advance that I will one day be a biological grandmother to many children.

SIX: I purposely don’t have a favorite bloggers list posted on my page, because I want everyone who stops by my blog to know they are favored by me, but most importantly by God. I use to keep up with my blog family’s latest posts. Lord, please bless everyone of my brothers and sisters who have stopped by my blog in the past, who still stop by, and even those who have yet to run across Ink on the Sheets.

FIVE: I am a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and I was the captain of my line back in 1993. As much as I love my sorors I rarely go to any group functions, because I’m an “old lady”. However, whenever I do go out I’m always so happy to be apart of such a fine group of women. Also, I don’t get into debates with other women who belong to Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, or Zeta Phi Beta because I feel we are all equally blessed to have a sisterhood that was designed just for us. I got love for any sistah rather she’s apart of my organization or not. I feel pink and green, red and white, and blue and white are just as lovely together as my sorority colors of blue and gold. Lord, please continue to grow each and every one of the 4 sororities that I just named. Lead women with serving hearts to each of those organizations so that the legacy may live on.

FOUR: Speaking of red, I truly think I’m cute when I have on red. If don’t nobody else tell me, I’ll look in the mirror and say “your pretty in red”. I never really had a favorite color, but red has become one of them since it reminds me of the blood of Jesus. God thank you so much for loving the world that you gave your only begotten son, so that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life.

THREE: I keep joking about ending up with a “Christian Puerto Rican husband” especially since I now go to a church that is 65% Puerto Rican. Truth of the matter is my first crush in grammar school was a Puerto Rican and I never forgot about that boy. People think I’m Spanish half the time anyway, so it’ll work! God I am open to whoever you have for me. Please help me to receive him in whatever package you send him to me in. I trust you with my heart and I lean not on my own understanding.

TWO: I’m mixed with shy, out-going, and silly. That’s a strange combination, but I can be very shy until I know someone and then my outgoing and silly sides come out. However, there are times where I can be very out-going and a person would swear on a stack of bibles that I’m lying about having a shy side. God let me always be comfortable in the skin I am in and let me represent you with boldness.

I love God very much. I’m like crazy in love with him. I don’t even understand how I spent so many years not open to his presence, voice, guidance and love. It’s my love for God that is making me be a better me each day. I strive to make my Daddy God proud of me and when I mess up I appreciate his loving discipline. He is my everything and if I had nothing I’d be complete just knowing that He loves me unconditionally and that he always wants what is best for me. God, thank you so much for being my everything and for always forgiving me and guiding me. You are truly awesome and I adore you more than words can express, so please continue to teach me to let my actions speak louder than words.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

SAY IT AGAIN SISTAH KITTEN (textscriptz instant replay)

I pray Jesus fills your mind and soul today and everyday.

I remember back in the day my friends and I would love to play games, particularly games that required someone chasing the rest of the group. We would all bunch up together and put our feet in the inner circle while one person would do a clever rhyme to eliminate everyone. The purpose of the clever rhyme was to randomly choose the one who would be “it” which was always the last one standing. I can recall that the person responsible for eliminating the players from the circle would always find a way to ensure that they were not the last man standing. Well, at least I can recall that I rarely ended up being “it” when I was the “clever rhymer”. Anyway, games were fun back in those days, but life is real and I’m too old to still be playing “It”!

Sometimes in our immature or vulnerable state of mind, the devil chooses us to play games with. As the master manipulator of the mind, he takes any and all opportunities to keep us from maturing in Christ. That lying devil will trick us into believing that happiness remains on the playground that we once ran on. You know, the place where we would fornicate, lie, steal, cuss, fight, cheat; where we would down right fulfill our earthly nature. See he doesn’t want us to grow up, and realize that playing with him keeps us from truly living a liberated and abundant life.

Mr. Manipulator desires to eliminate us from the kingdom of God by reciting clever rhymes in our minds and unfruitful memories. However, family if we keep our minds focused on Jesus, the devil cannot make it his play yard. So therefore, “set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:2). Let’s stop looking over the fence and keep looking up to the sky. Instead of chasing the group let’s chase Jesus, because IT gets no better than Him!

Loving You Like A Sistah (LYLAS),
Keisha “Kitten” Isaacs

GOT GOD? If you do not know God on a personal level this prayer can start your walk with him today…….
God, I am a sinner and I know I do not deserve your grace or mercy. Still, I trust you and I believe that you sent your son to earth and that he died and rose again for my sins. I thank you Lord for the personal gift of salvation. Amen.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sailed to Heaven on a Plate

Today I cruised on a Sunday afternoon to my friend’s house for a promised meal. Tacos are my absolute favorite dish, so he prepared tacos for me on a whole different level. I sat and watched as he quickly and passionately made lunch for us. To my surprise the fish tacos were quick and simple to make, but they tasted like no other taco I’ve ever had in my life. The fish was seasoned and finger licking good, but it was the flavored sour cream and pico de gallo that put the icing on cake so to speak!

The meal was great and the only regret that I have about this trip was I didn't save a bite for left overs.......Check him out below:

Friday, September 5, 2008

I had a million thoughts #11---#13

I wonder what a man who treats strangers better than his child reaps? Why do some fathers sow the dead beat daddy seed? Where would the fatherless be without God?