Thursday, September 30, 2010


You question yourself about whether it is time. You feel the tugging in your spirit because you know you must take action. You know deep in your soul you have sat and observed for too long, now it is your turn to bat. It is your turn to step up to the plate.

Now that you have come to accept the challenge, your heart rate speeds up, but there is also a sense of peace about it all because you know you are doing what God wants you to do. I guess one could say it is rather selfish for any of us to remain still when we know God wants us to move. Also, by not moving, we neglect others. By this I mean there are so many people who need what we have. We possess something(s) that can help minister to others, help them see come out of negative situations, or simply provide hope to them.

I should raise my hand. No, let my put up both hands, sit on my behind and lift my feet and say I have sat for too long. I can choose to sit back and bury the talents and gifts God has blessed me with to do my part for the kingdom, or I can start taking steps and follow where and how He leads me. I think I would much rather flow with Him and His plans for me.

Well, with all that being said, I guess I am stepping up to the plate.

Be blessed.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I cannot tell you how I came to blog on this topic except to say that I woke up this morning and the last thing I remember about a dream I had is that I said I would "preach" about this. So, although I am not in a pulpit with a mic in my hand, I will speak through this blog.

Friends. How many of you really have them? How many people can say they have true friends? A friend is not someone who constantly takes from you and never deposits anything into your life. A friend adds to your life. I do not mean for this to simply imply receiving and giving money away, but in other ways as well. A friend is not someone who tears you down. A friend builds you up.

Let me tell you a little about what makes a true friend. A friend is there when you need a shoulder to cry on or need an ear to listen. A friend gives sound advice and encouragement when you are going through difficult times in life. A true friend supports your dreams and desires and other happy moments in your life, as long as those dreams and desires do not cause harm to you or anyone else.

Again, I am not sure why I was lead to blog on friendships. Maybe someone needs to evaluate his/her circle of friends. I keep a very small circle of friends. I have many acquaintances, but not many whom I call friend. Too many people use the word friend loosely. But when it comes to the people who really have your back, you should take the time to consider who you can trust. It might be time to drop some dead weight.

I must ask the following question:  Are you a true friend? Could it be that you need to become a better friend? I am speaking to myself as well. I type these words with my own friendships in mind.

In blogging this piece, I moved away from my usual kind of blogging, but this topic was given to me and I went with it. I hope it serves its purpose.

Be blessed.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


You are God's masterpiece. You are not some knock off but the one and only. An original. A masterpiece. You were not designed to be like someone else. You were uniquely created for a unique purpose. You are not a mistake. God does not make mistakes. No matter what you think when you look in the mirror, no matter what anyone says about you, and no matter what you are going through in your life, you are a valuable.

It is important to understand your worth and know you are valuable. Never allow anyone or anything to make you feel you are nothing or have no importance. You are important and God has an assignment for you to complete. I know life is not always easy. You will face hard times and struggles in your life, but you can get through any difficulty you are facing or will face in the future using the Word of God. The bible gives us keys to live victoriously.

God has given you gifts and talents to share with the world. It is a shame to know many people continuously leave this earth without tapping into their gifts or using their talents in a way to bring happiness to themselves and others and also give glory to God. You have gifts and talents inside of you that so many people need. It does not matter if you are a writer, singer, dancer, or whatever you gift or talent may be, you can minister or share with someone using it.

At this very moment, recognize you have purpose. You must know God has kept you here for a reason and you were not made to wander around in this world feeling like you are out of place or that you do not belong. You are God's masterpiece.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you; Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV

Be blessed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Jesus is right for whatever is wrong. I saw this posted on a church billboard not long ago. As I drove by and read it, I thought to myself, "That is so true!" I began to think about Jesus and all He has done and is currently doing in my life. I thought about all of the times I prayed to Him and He worked things out for me.

When the balance of the bills total more than your paycheck, Jesus can cause those funds to stretch somehow so there is no lack. Trust me, I know about this. When there is an illness in your body and doctors say there is no cure, Jesus can heal you. I have heard numerous testimonies to support this statement. When there is no peace of mind, Jesus will give you peace. Do you see where I am going with this? Whatever is wrong in your life, Jesus can make it right.

You may be feeling hopeless about a situation you are facing. You should know there is no hopeless or helpless situation when Jesus is involved. Let go of the fear you have about what is wrong and believe in Jesus. Jesus has all of the power. Jesus IS right for whatever is wrong in your life.

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 NKJV

Be blessed.