Monday, September 5, 2016


But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Worrying over this and that is something most people do. The constant tragic news stories and headlines regarding death, ups and downs in the stock market, and job lay offs are enough to cause many people to panic and worry if their trust is in other things and not the Lord. What benefit comes from worrying? Not one thing. God is able to meet every need we have. He is able to  give us more than enough. We look to our Father for our help, but many are doubting Him when they do it. They wonder if He will come through. They forget the countless times He has come through in the past.

God does not promise to supply all our desires, but He will meet our needs. In fact, He knows what you need before you even ask of Him. God is faithful. Do not focus on your problems but place your focus on the One who supplies all your needs. Your is help is here.

Be blessed. 

Friday, June 10, 2016


We often hear the saying, "Better days are ahead or coming." As I glanced over a post I made years ago, I thought to myself, "No, better days are here....right now." Saying better days are ahead or coming means I am looking for these days to come. To say better days are here means I am no longer expecting but I am experiencing it. I know what you might be thinking. You may be going through a really rough time right now and cannot possibly visualize yourself experiencing a better day. 

I believe our words create worlds. If you are going through a trying time at this moment, tell yourself better days are here and believe what you say. Take the time to find something good or positive in your life to look to in order to encourage yourself. Although difficult at times, I do believe no matter the circumstances in life, one can always find something good.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:3

Be blessed.

Saturday, May 28, 2016


I've talked a lot lately in my personal life about starting a new chapter. It's both exciting and uncomfortable but so necessary and very rewarding. So many people are constantly staring at the same page in the same book instead of turning the page, beginning a new chapter, or just closing the book and starting a new one. When a person decides to do one of these things, they choose to move on. 

Moving on means leaving some things behind. They become a part of our past. We have to cut ties to things that no longer serve a purpose in the new season of life. This also applies to people. As the saying goes, people are in our life for a season, reason, or a lifetime. 

Be prayerful about your life. Seek the Lord about where you should go, what you should do, and when you should do it. Just as important as it is to move on in life, it's just as important to move in His timing.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Be blessed.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


It can be hard to give up control.  For the most part, we want to be able to control the what, when, how, or why. When we're trusting the Lord, we give up complete control to Him. We are patient in His timing and the process of the what, when, how, and why.

As I prayed this morning and told the Lord that He has my total trust, the following scripture came to mind:

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5,6
I spoke it aloud and made it personal for me:
"Lord, I trust you with my whole heart and I will not lean on my own understanding. I acknowledge You in all my ways and You will direct my paths."
I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but my focus is on this day. I want to be where the Lord wants me to be and do what He wants me to do. I can't become anxious about tomorrow or even the next hour. I must look at what's before me and flow with Him. When I seek Him daily for His guidance, instruction, and I am attentive and obedient to His voice, I can't go wrong. I won't be led astray. I will accomplish what I am to accomplish for the day.
Stay encouraged. Be blessed.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Note: As I looked over my past posts, I discovered a similar entry I wrote in May 2015 regarding the push out of the comfort zone. I do not think it is a coincidence that I am writing a very similar post almost one year later. This tells me it is important to remind myself and all of you of the necessary push we all need at some time or another. 

The comfort zone is exactly that, a comfortable place to be. Remaining in the comfort zone stunts growth. There are no challenges and a person is not able to expand beyond what one already knows. Gifts and talents remain hidden because of a lack of opportunity to expose them. Most people will remain in this position if left alone. Others will push themselves beyond this zone or receive a push from some other source.

I can personally speak about being pushed out of my comfort zone. I spent many years living in a place of comfort because I was afraid of the unfamiliar that waited me outside of the box. I call my comfort zone a box because that is what it felt like to me. Being trapped in a box. I am a leader and I know it. It is a miserable feeling to be a leader, feeling as though your hands are tied, and trapped in a box. I cannot blame anyone for putting me in that box because God had given me the power to escape, but I came up with every excuse possible as to why I needed to be there. I do understand there was a set time I was to remain in that place to have my life touched and to touch the lives of others, but when it was time to branch out, I remained.

At the beginning of this year, I promised myself this year would not be the same as last year or the year before because I needed a change. I was going to use the power and authority I was given to change 2016. Not long after making this promise, here comes the push. I will not spend time explaining all of the details regarding the push, but just know that due to a series of events, I am happy to say that I have taken a great leap of faith and escaped the box. I have left the comfort zone that I permitted to stunt my growth and keep my gifts and talents hidden from the world. I am so happy and at peace with my decision. I cannot begin to explain how freeing it feels to stretch beyond the familiar.

There are many people we have to reach using our God given gifts and talents and staying in a place of comfort prevents us from reaching them. It is up to each one of us to use the faith we were given to go beyond this place of comfort. 

Be blessed.

Monday, April 25, 2016


There are times when we question God. I do not mean questioning His existence, but the typical questions of why or why not? When? Where? You know, those type of questions. Today might be one of those days for you. I hope you are encouraged by my post.

Today I donned one of my favorite t-shirts (see picture below).  I had to stop by a few places today and during most of my visits at least one person stopped me just to say, "I like your shirt." In fact, a gentleman took time to walk from one side of the store to another just to tell me so. The first compliment did not make me think about it so much, but after the fourth compliment I could no longer deny the message God was sending to me. 

I have worn this shirt many times before and on some days nobody acknowledged the shirt and other days a person or two. On this day, the compliments kept coming and I thought to myself it seemed a little unusual. Then it became crystal clear to me that God wanted me to keep calm and trust Him. I wore this shirt displaying a message that reminds others to keep calm and trust God but He reminded me that I needed to do the same. 

It does not matter what you are facing today. Do not panic. Do not stress. Do not give up. Do not move in haste without seeking God's guidance. Do have faith. Do hold on. Do seek His face. Keep calm and trust God.

Be blessed.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Change is constantly taking place around us. Sometimes we flow with change and other times we fight it. Either way, change is inevitable. 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

In this world of constant change, we can take great comfort in trusting in Jesus who never changes. The same Jesus who brought you of the storm yesterday will bring you out of the storm today. The same Jesus who healed you on yesterday will heal you today. I do not know how you feel about it, but I am excited about this fact. It brings me great joy just thinking about it.

Be encouraged today.

Be blessed.

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Resurrection Sunday serves as a reminder that the Lord can give life to a dead thing. Whatever it is, you can give it over to Him and see restoration take place. Through Him hope is restored. Through Him peace is restored. Through Him joy is restored. With Him, nothing is impossible.

God, I thank you for Jesus! Because You loved us so much, You sent Your only begotten Son to pay the price for our sins. He died to pay the price for your sins and mine. Although He died, He did not stay in the tomb. He rose and He still lives.

Let us be reminded not only today but every day of this wonderful gift we were given. 


But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." Matthew 28:5,6

Be blessed.