Don’t fear, Be BRAVE!

          I hardly ever flock to the movies to see a “kid’s film”.  However, this one was different.  In fact, before the movie made its debut I was intrigued and even felt summoned to see it.  The movie I’m talking about is called Brave, and perhaps this calling was right on time for me.  Why? …

How to Overcome Your Single Season

*Oldie but Goodie* California is no stranger when it comes to droughts. This state has experienced years of “climatic frustration,” which have major effects statewide and beyond. I, on the other hand was currently in a dry season as it related to my singleness. In actuality, my “drought” has been going on for years. Being…

3 Tips On How Forgiveness Can Help You Prepare For Marriage

*Previously Posted* Marriage is hard. At least that’s what I hear from those who are married. And you know what? I believe them. Working at your relationship requires nonstop input and intentionality. Disappointment and mistakes will occur, because we are flawed people. Getting through bad moments and working toward the good, often helps marriages survive…

Remember Lot’s Wife: The Number One Goal Believers Must Have

Resolutions. Vision Boards. Goals. With the dawn of a new beginning, these words are on the minds of everyone. Each new year, brings about intentional steps to grow and achieve things we’ve always hoped for and desire to finish. Perhaps this year will be the year of ministry, new business ventures, or eliminating debt. Or…

Want to be Successful in 2017? Don’t Leave God Out

It’s the beginning of a new year. YAY!  2017 filled with so much hope and promise….as it should be. It’s another opportunity to pursue goals, reflect on potential endeavors, and take initiative in new (and old) pursuits. Whether you find yourself making a vision board or just keeping goals in mind, we must remember a…

How to Rest in God’s Appointed Time

At last, Fall has arrived. One of my favorite seasons where soups become the main attraction and turtlenecks are always on the agenda. As God displays another facet of Himself, summer breezes are exchanged for cool and crisp air. The lush of green transforms into deeper hues. Letting us all know who’s in control. Taking…

WARROOM – 2 Life Changing Tools that Will Impact Your Season of Waiting

The past couple of weeks have been hard. I felt distant from God and doubted His Love, Care, and Faithfulness. Looking back, I should have seen the shift in my relationship. Staying connected to Him was replaced by Worry– God will you hold to your promise? Fear– fear of being alone, and Impatience– God is…

Jesus Cares

A couple of weeks ago, I had to stay home from church. Rather I needed to stay home and have some alone time with Jesus. Have you ever felt like that? You don’t want to go to church and ruin everyone’s joy. In addition to faking as though you’re okay. That day, I wasn’t. That…

When the Past comes knocking- Your Solution to Forgiving Yourself

Regrets. God, why did I do that? If only I could have, I should’ve known..….The list can go on and on. I must confess, I’ve had a difficult time when it comes to forgiveness. I’m not hinting about forgiving others (although it can be quite challenging). What I’m referring to is letting go of your…

How to Uncover Your Potential

From Marred to Magnificent! “Underneath all the clutter, there’s a lot of potential. This home gives me a lot to work with.” These words are often heard infamously on episodes aired by HGTV called, The Property Brothers. With an ultimate goal in mind two siblings, Jonathan and Drew Scott, have the daunting task of persuading…

Why Being Honest With God Matters

The holiday season has arrived. I thought it would be appropriate to repost the importance of communicating with our Father. Many well meaning family and friends may ask that dreaded question of…. when? Before you answer, take a deep breath, hold your head up high, smile, and let the Holy Spirit have His way. HAPPY…

Strength to Endure

Previously Posted……           Recently, I signed up for a kayaking adventure on the Chicago River.  For three hours a tour guide presented us with information concerning the architecture along the river bank.   I was excited, yet nervous and anxious.  Being the “semi-adventurous” person that I am, I looked forward to trying something out of my…

Happy Labor Day

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!! I am enjoying my day off and look forward to delivering great and thought provoking posts. May we take this day and enjoy the rest that God provides!  See you soon!  🙂 Picture courtesy of flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tkimages2011/

Pressing On- Finding the Beauty in the Middle

  Driving in my car, I often have quiet moments with the Lord.  Loving to drive long distances (sometimes with the radio off), It’s my opportune time to collect my thoughts and focus on the day’s agenda. During this particular moment, my heart was heavy with a specific burden.  Likewise, feelings of hope consumed me…

True Success

Hey Singles, I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by. We have 4 months left until the end of 2015. Have you completed your goals thus far? Most importantly have you accomplished all that God has set forth this season?Let’s have an awesome year and be about our Father’s business. This post is…

How to Correct a Wrong

Have you ever made a decision that you knew was wrong? Perhaps you wouldn’t say it was outright “wrong”. However, making this particular choice just might get you in trouble. You think about it, weigh the risks, proceed, and hope for the best. As a result, your worse fears have come true. And you find…

What If?

One day, I found myself sitting at work in quiet angst of waiting. My love clock was ticking and tiredness found its way on my doorstep. Being frustrated with the Author of Time was my dilemma. God, do you understand? Why hasn’t it happened yet? When will my turn arrive for love? Those questions were…

Un-Shakable Faith!

Boarding the plane on the way back from a family vacation, I became so engrossed while conversing with a new associate.  For the duration of our flight back to Chicago, we exchanged opinions on life, dreams, and goals.  So engaged in the moment, we were not prepared for our plane’s sudden change in elevation.  The…

Forgive……Yourself

  Regrets. God, why did I do that? If only I could have, I should’ve known..….The list can go on and on. I must confess, I’ve had a difficult time when it comes to forgiveness. I’m not hinting about forgiving others (although it can be quite challenging). What I’m referring to is letting go of…

Don’t Lose Hope!

  I heard a song the other day, and it reminded me of him. You’ve been there right? Thoughts of the past and comfort of having someone there, especially when you’re in God’s waiting room. In fact, it began two weeks ago. My mind was in memory lane mode. Little by little, doubt crept in…

Stay Connected!

  These days, the cell phone industry is a billion dollar empire.  You have some who will constantly upgrade as a new concept  emerges.  Or, you have those like me- pretty satisfied with what I have and will only upgrade once my contract is over!  🙂  But no matter if you are keeping up with…

Jesus Cares….

A couple of weeks ago, I had to stay home from church. Rather I needed to stay home and have some alone time with Jesus. Have you ever felt like that? You don’t want to go to church and ruin everyone’s joy. In addition to faking as though you’re okay. That day, I wasn’t. That…

Piece by Piece

As a child, I LOVED puzzles; especially the big and difficult ones.  I enjoyed figuring out how the pieces linked together to make this magnificent picture seen on the box. Looking at the picture for guidance,  I would often place middle pieces in the wrong place.  This error would occur, because their resemblance was uncanny…

Choose Wisely!

        Hey singles! As promised, I have the much anticipated list of how choosing a mate is similar to purchasing a home. I’ve always been a fan of HGTV (Home and Garden Television), but lately my interest has peaked. Why? I’m flirting with the idea of purchasing as a young single woman. Never did I…

Are You Prepared?

On last weekend, I made my way to Sunday School.  To my surprise (and bit of dismay), my class was given a pop quiz.  Honestly, this news did not sit well with me.  Unfortunately, it had been a while since I’ve gone to Sunday school and made it their on time.  *God is working with…

What’s Your Big Three?

I can’t believe we only have a few months left until New Years Eve! So much has happened that I will share in the next couple of posts. I thought it was only fitting to reflect on my first post of 2014. Let’s complete some unfinished business and be exceptional as we move forward with…

ATTENTION SINGLES…..Are. You. Ready?

  As I congratulated a coworker on pending nuptials, I re-iterated her last week being a single woman. Therefore, enjoy to the fullest! Another coworker who has been married for 2.5 years chimed in and said, “Yes, enjoy it; because after you get married, the real work begins!”  That statement alone caused me to silently…

How to Defeat Your Enemy

I failed….again. God, how can I overcome this area- this sin, in my life? Has that thought ever crossed your mind? Recently I taught a class entitled, Battlefield of the Mind for Teens. Written by Joyce Meyer, this book packs a heavy punch when dealing with stressors in life and defeating the enemy. As Christians,…

Be Patient!

Previously posted- I needed to remind myself that patience and rest is vital. God knows best. Enjoy Driving home from work, I was in MAJOR attitude mode.  Why?  Only because I was on God’s timetable. And that day, I must have looked at my watch only to conclude that it was time to have what…

Don’t Quit!

  Speaking with a client one day, I listened to her story as she held back frustration and tears.  Single parent, low-income, and trying to achieve educational goals, brought her to the place of weariness.  In addition to the toils of day to day living, her obstacle consisted of finding victory in a class that…

YOU. ARE. LOVED.

Another Valentines Day has come upon us. It’s all around and you can’t help but notice. From media, couples you know (or not), etc. We’re bombarded with signs of love. For singles and even those in relationships, this time can be difficult. Instead of lamenting this year, I had an epiphany. Sure, I would love…

Choose Wisely, Pt 2

Tip #2– “The Inside is the key, the outside is the bonus” (unknown).  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks…

Strength to Endure

**Previously Posted-  Recently, I signed up for a kayaking adventure on the Chicago River.  Prior to, I was informed that for three hours a tour guide would present us with information concerning the architecture along the river bank.   I was excited, yet nervous and anxious.  Being the “semi-adventurous” person that I am, I looked forward…

Strength To Endure

*Previously Posted* Recently, I signed up for a kayaking adventure on the Chicago River. For three hours a tour guide presented us with information concerning the architecture along the river bank. I was excited, yet nervous and anxious. Being the “semi-adventurous” person that I am, I looked forward to trying something out of my norm.…

God Will Never Change!

  Another credit card solicitation!  That’s what I silently thought while opening yet another piece of mail.  Lately, I’ve been getting more requests to apply for lines of credit than ever before.  Sure, the economy is currently taking a hard hit.  However, I viewed my numerous requests positively as though being on the honor roll. …

Attention SINGLES…. Are. You. Ready?

As I congratulated a coworker on pending nuptials, I also re-iterated her last week being a single woman. Therefore, enjoy to the fullest! Another coworker who has been married for 2.5 years chimed in and said, “Yes, enjoy it; because after you get married, the real work begins!”  That statement alone caused me to silently…

IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!

Happy FREEDOM FRIDAY Everyone! I love calling it freedom Friday, because my weekend is free from the good ole’ 9 to 5!  Just wanted to leave you a couple of things to ponder this weekend… -Be FEARLESS: God has given you the ability to boldly move into all that He’s called you to. -Be FAITHFUL:…

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone, just wanted to send a great heartfelt thanks and’ Happy New Year To ya’ Stevie Wonder Style! So much in store this year, such as more great posts and opportunities for speaking engagements. In addition, I’m so excited to finish and deliver my first book to you all! My “baby” is almost ready! …

How to Choose Wisely – Part 3

  Tip #3- Check the foundation!           Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord. And in His law he meditates day and night. He…

Update

Hello everyone! The following post is an oldie but goodie. I have to be honest with you. As a Christian Single gal, it’s not easy waiting on God and His perfect timing. Sometimes, it appears as though I’m missing out and God has forgotten. But the truth of the matter is that He knows whats…

One of a Kind

            What a friend we have in Jesus.  A Song and phrase that has stood the test of time; and never has it been so poignant in my life until now.  The rejection, hurt, misunderstanding, as well as happiness from those you considered to be friends.  Likewise, those whom you wanted to befriend. At…

What’s Your Price?

I’ve never ventured into a Tiffany & Co. store.  You know, The Tiffany & Co. The mention of the name alone causes me to think of their infamous signature color: A pretty blue denoting their brand and image. A name that has stood the test of time, and reputation of being known as one of…

Quitting is NOT an Option

            Talking to a client one day, I listened to her story as she held back frustration and tears.  Single parent, low-income, and trying to achieve educational goals, brought her to the place of weariness.  In addition to the toils of day to day living, her obstacle consisted of finding victory in a class…

Happy Memorial Day

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! Thank you for dedication, service, and relentless courage! God Bless! Stay tuned everyone for exciting new posts coming up…….

Lost in His Love

            One day as I reflected on my personal and spiritual growth within the past months, I logged onto facebook. Lo and behold a friend’s facebook question “coincidentally” fell into line with my exact thoughts at that moment.  Susie Larson’s question read: How are you STRONGER today, than you were a year ago?  Continuing…

My Intention, His Plan

  It’s amazing how we can attempt to plan our day ahead, based on our day(s) before.  I had experienced a day in which I was emotionally and physically drained.  Exhausted is more like it.  In addition, I began to hold grudges and resentment toward others because of the wrong I felt was done to…

Renew Your Mind!

It’s that time again. We are celebrating and walking into a new year with newfound hopes, dreams, and purpose for our lives.  The time in which we make vows and have the best intentions of changing.  A desire to  become better people, as we have yet another opportunity to “get it right”.  Notably, you see…

Beautiful in His Eyes

I received THE MOST ADORABLE compliment upon arriving at work one morning.  This young man was so enthralled by my beauty that his words and demeanor let me know just how he felt.  It came as such a surprise, though silently needed at that moment.  He wasn’t aware, but I was given just what the…

Perfect Fit

A couple of months ago, I was in the GAP clothing store. Not looking for anything in particular, I headed toward the clearance area. Hey, a girl is always up for a bargain! As I sifted through various racks, my eyes fell on a dark green jacket. Its color reminded me that fall was near…

God Will Never Change!

Another credit card solicitation! That’s what I silently thought while opening yet another piece of mail. Lately, I’ve been getting more requests to apply for lines of credit than ever before. Sure, the economy is currently taking a hard hit. However, I viewed my numerous requests positively as though being on the honor roll. The…