Still going strong 💪🏽 sorry I haven’t posted my videos lately 😬😬 it’s been a crazy week and although I’ve been dialed into my workouts and nutrition, I’ve needed to take some time to process this last week. Emotionally and mentally I’ve been drained. #leaningonprayerandfaith#godishealer#godisgood
Our baby girl 😍😍 she kept putting her hands in front of her face. She was so active, just like every time we’ve seen her. It’s so surreal still that God blessed us with this beautiful surprise for our 3rd and final little one.
We can’t wait to meet you Penny!! ❤️🎀❤️🎀
Dreams will always remain dreams, dreams will always remain “what if’s”, dreams will always remain “if only”, dreams will remain dreams if you do not put in the work. God speaks to us through our dreams. The King of Kings plants a seed 🌱 within us so that it may grow strong like a tree 🌳. You must water that seed by guarding your heart for everything flows from it, work hard, watering your seed with the word of the Lord, by seeking His face. God planted the dream within you, He won’t let that seed wither and die, if you do your bit God will do the rest. If the seed does not yield fruits look into your life and ask yourself are you nurturing the seed that God placed in you? What kind of life are you living? Good morning family! Blessed Friday family🌱
I like to question the perceived unquestionable.
Not that I am not afraid to question things, I feel we are all nervous to at times. Because in questioning, our eyes will never see the same again.
But I have come to understand the importance in doing so.
For in questioning we let our souls wander to the place where it all began. Back to the state of mind where we once crafted the foundation; the belief. And through questioning a belief we hold, all the aspects that made up its foundation are revealed, for we shatter the ground (our perspective) in the process. And in the cracks within, thoughts are made visible; God's Light making known what doesn't belong in the kingdom of righteousness.
In questioning the tools, materials, and construction process we used to create our beliefs of our current foundation, we see a glimpse of what before may have not been easily observed.
We stretch our roots in the ground we have stood on and cultivated for so long and, in the process, some roots may snap.
Some may bend into a different shape.
And some may position themselves into a more comfortable place.
But collectively, everything shifts.
Our inner world is remodeled, our view of the outer world preceding the new ground.
Only in a shift do we grow into a new and improved creation.
And through that shift, God's hand is seen. His signature made known throughout the carefully orchestrated changes.
For what occurs before us and within us is beautifully guided by the One whom crafted it before us.
God provides us with the tools. It's our purpose to keep them sharpened, clean, and, in some instances, ask for new ones if they are broken or damaging to oneself or others.
Our mind is God's workstation.
Our beliefs, the tools.
Our actions, His work manifest through us.
A belief shapes the lock (heart). We must be sure the key (Truth) fits at any given moment. 💛
"What one does realize is that when you try to stand up and look the world in the face like you had a right to be here, without knowing that this is the result of it, you have attacked the entire power structure of the Western world." -James Baldwin
I highly recommend the documentary ‘I am not your negro’. Very good and insightful for all to watch.
Be blessed y’all.
I turned to my left to relieve the pressure off my back, expecting to doze off right back to sleep. But the light of the moon softly illuminates on his hair, his cheek, his face. So I stare at him for second, maybe a minute or two. Memories of the last year flooded my mind, the chapter from my book that separates the past from the now - the bookmark, that delineation, was exactly today.
I stare, and I embrace the sweet reminder of what blessing it is to have this man by my side, all these days, all these years. He who continues to hold steady the ground I stand on. Who glues our days together and keeps all of us praying together at night. Who never gets tired of opening doors for me, who constantly encourage healthy debate and conversations with the kids. I stare, and I'm reminded of the laughter and adventures from the previous chapters, and believe in the promise of what's in store for the next.
I close my eyes, and whispered words of gratitude.
Happy Birthday, my Love, you're still my answered prayer ❤️.
Whenever I find myself in a place of feeling stuck or trying to make a decision, I go back to my roots. This city girl at heart reverts back to the small town upbringing. I long for the still. The quiet. The slower pace. Suddenly I am drawn back to the familiar. Nature calls to me. It whispers “it’s been awhile.” So I go where I’m surrounded by forest. I close my eyes and listen to the familiar sound of the wind running through the trees. I wander in libraries. Book stores. Basically anywhere I can catch a whiff of that old book smell. Which was the scent of my childhood. I’ll look at old pictures. I’ll remember the pain behind those posed smiles. I’ll eat skittles. I’ll strategically save my favorite color’s for last. I’ll go to a park, find a swing and pretend that my feet can touch the sky. Just like I used to.
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It’s in the familiar spaces that I remember. I remember what that little girl used to dream of. I remember the way she stared at that crescent shaped moon and would say it was Gods fingernail. Proof that He had my chaotic world in His hands. I remember listening to the sound of the rain on the roof and thinking that God’s tears sounded heavy so surely He knew my pain. I remember reading books and dreaming of the ones I would write. The ones I would read to my future children. I imagined pushing those children on swings until their feet touched the sky. Just like mine used to.
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And tonight, while I surround myself with familiar songs. Scriptures. Journals. Old pictures. I’m starting to remember. I remember why I am here. I recall what I set out to do for my life. My God. My Family. And it brings me peace. Because I know it’s in this place where the fog will lift. The clouds will part. And I’ll know my next move. My feet will touch the sky again. Just like they used to.
I met with God today and we talked about some questions I had in mind.
I had to be honest and ask, why me? why that way? why that long? why at all? why them? why everyday? why for 11 years? why more after? why ever? why everything? why continue?
I didn't get exact answers instead he gave me his heart and wisdom to understand that good doesn't always get good and evil doesn't always get evil, sometimes they get what they don't at all deserve. but all of it is here in the temporary.
in the end, the end we can not see, all things work together for good, even the bad cruel sick unforgivable ones.
He also brought me down memory lane but instead of just having my past flash vividly in front of my eyes he showed me where he was in every corner it happened and every time there was pain.
when it seemed like I went through a long stretch of non-stop suffering he was there with me non-stop... crying as I cried out to him. sometimes for help, many times of anger and resentment.
he never left he was steadfastly watching over me even as I misconstrued his silence as abandonement. i was being held together that I wouldn't fall apart rather be set apart by his love. "the house you grew up in is not the house I have for you". "There is something else that happens on earth that does not seem fair. Bad things should happen to bad people, and good things should happen to good people. But sometimes bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. This is not fair. I carefully studied the things people do in this life. I saw how busy people are. They work day and night, and they almost never sleep. I also saw that no one can understand all that God does. People can try and try to understand the things that happen here on earth, but they cannot. There may be wise people who claim to understand the meaning of these things, but they are wrong. No one can understand it all." Ecclesiastes 8:14, 16-17 ERV
This has to be the realist thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen this firsthand at such a young age. He definitely breaks you down quick but brings you back up to heights you thought you’d never be. You think you know what’s good for you, but he works behind the scenes so much 🙏🏼 #GodIsGood
Thanks for all the sweet Birthday messages. I can't wait to read them all. This mommy took the whole day off and spent it with the one year old Liam Jeremiah. There are way too many words to describe this past year and especially the day you were born. One day I will write a book (get someone to write it for me) and I will also share my testimony (our love story). For tonight I will just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE SWEETEST BOY I KNOW and THANK YOU to God for gifting him to me and allowing me to be His Mommy. My little man has changed my life forever and brought so much joy happiness and love to each of us. #liamjeremiah#birthdayboy#toGodBettheglory#Godisgood
"One day when the sky rolls back on us
Some rejoice and the others fuss
Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess
The Son of God, He's forever blessed.
His is the Kindom and we're the guests
So put your voice up to the test
Sing Lord, Come soon." ~ @joshgarrels
Amazing worship filled concert tonight! 🙌🏻❤️
Today's daily meditation: Bestowed with power (Acts 1:8, John 1:12)
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines power as the ability to act or produce an effect. From scriptures, we see that for you to produce an effect,there has to be an enabling-"how God anointed Jesus with the Holy Ghost and power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil - Acts 10:38," The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God--it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]",James 5:16 AMP, "but you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you;and you will be my witnesses...."Acts 1:8 AMP.
Witnessing Jesus Christ is not simply in words alone but in powerful expressions of what the kingdom of God consists. This means that our Christianity must not be nominal alone, but effect a revelation of God's power through our transformation, and the great works we perform (Matthew 5:16)
We have been bestowed with power. The ability to produce an effect. Go out there and excel. Live a life above sin, Lay hands on the sick and watch them get healed, express excellence in every one of your endeavours, speak with boldness and authority. We have the power, let it produce an effect. Glory.
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