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Friday, November 4, 2011
"No seriously, who are you?"
This is about the time when I think Aiden was getting annoyed! LOL! But on another note, how cute is his sweater?!?
Now, I LOVE this picture. Isn't he just too cool?!?
The face is priceless! Ha!
GAP baby ad, perhaps?
He gave me a little smile here!
I absolutely LOVED this little guy!
Looking forward to December--I'm shooting Aiden and his big sister Cayli! Now THAT's going to be a treat!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
She came to my church one Sunday and brought the place down!
Le'Andria's voice, runs, range....just watch for yourself!!!
I told you!
She has a song entitled, "Breathe". This song keeps me from jumping outside of myself sometimes!
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.." 1 Corinthians 14:33
In an interview, Marvin talks about the inception of the song:
"...Never Would Have Made It was actually written the Sunday after my father's funeral. We had eulogized him. And it was difficult for me. I had to throw the blanket in the casket. I had to close the casket. I had stand up and say "earth to earth, ashes to ashes". I had to preach the message and drop him off at the cemetery to be buried. But the Sunday after that, I went into the church and everybody was functioning. They were functioning normally. The ushers were where they were supposed to be; the deacons were where they were supposed to be. And I was standing there thinking, "What's going on? Don't these people see that I'm in pain? Don't they see I am hurting?" Then I said, "God, I'm not preaching today. I can't do it. I don't think I can make it." God said to me, "Marvin, there's something you need to understand. Although your father isn't with you physically, I will never leave you nor will I forsake you. I will be with you always even until the end of the earth." Then I walked into the pulpit with my Bible. When God began to assure me that He was there for me, I stood up. I grabbed the microphone and started singing, Never Would Have Made It...The song came just like that; the whole entire song. I started singing, "never would have made it, never could have made it without you. I would have lost it all, but now I see how you were there for me and because of this, I'm stronger, I'm wiser, I'm better, so much better. And when I look back over all you brought me through. I realize I made it because I had you to hold on to." It came out just like that. Needless to say, I didn't preach that Sunday. I can't even sing that song at my church; I can't. We've traveled all over the nation and I sing it everywhere. It really wrecks every church because it's simple; it speaks to everybody."
The entire article can be found here.
Indeed, the song does touch many people, however, the one phrase in the song "I'm stronger, I'm wiser, I'm better" spoke directly to me.
Everything in your life is divinely orchestrated to direct you down a path God has uniquely created for you! Every trial, test, tribulation--God allowed it. For it is WITHIN that trial, that test, that tribulation that God prepares you to receive what is on the other side of the valley.
It is in our human nature to question why God allows things to happen to us, and what I had to take solace with is you are not exempt from bad circumstances just because you may have a relationship with God. I would like to even believe that because of my relationship with God, I am more prone to go through trying situations to test the solidarity of my faith.
When you actually take a step back and reflect on all of the circumstances that should have broken you, you have to take the time to realize that...you made it...YOU MADE IT!
Take comfort in the fact that God is with us always. He will never leave us, nor fosake us.
If God leads you to it, he will bring you through it...and I guarantee you will come out of your situation stronger, wiser, better....MUCH better.
I pray that this post speaks to your faith. For with faith, you can do the impossible. Your faith can move mountains. Your faith allows you to do ANYTHING.
Peace and Blessings.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Labor Day Weekend 2011, my best friend, my heart, my confidante asked me to marry him...sigh...love that man!
wedding Date Set: September 1, 2012
Ok, that's it about that. I haven't really decided if I want to use this blog to talk about wedding plans--I mean I know there will be days that I will want to talk about it, but I believe God has a bigger plan for my blog...so with that being said, moving on to another topic!!
I have decided to start my blog back up. I believe that I have a responsibility to be an voice to someone else--and I will do just that. There will be days that I will not blog, but I am committed to blogging more!
Peace, Love, and Happiness to all!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Her passion is definitely FELT!!!
I see you B. Can't wait for this next album!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Reflection is very important to the human existence because it allows one to recall experiences that can evolve a person's walk to purpose.
This Thanksgiving, allow yourself to reflect and give thanks for the journey that you have taken, are taking, and will take. Use Thanksgiving to evolve to the next step of your life--hence, getting that much closer to your destiny.
Pray, Forgive, and Love Harder
Saturday, November 13, 2010
— Psalm 46:10-11 —
He says, "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."
The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
"Never be in a hurry. Do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. Commend all to God, and then lie still and be at rest in his bosom. Whatever happens, abide steadfast in determination to cling simply to God. Maintain a holy simplicity of mind, and do not smother yourself with a host of cares, wishes or longings, under any pretext."
— St. Francis de Sales
I'm entering a new phase of my life and I'm definitely being tested..but Thank God for the test. It means my breakthrough is on it way!!!!!
I need to take a moment and encourage myself:
God is moving a lot of things out of my life. He knows that the things I am asking for cannot exist if the current things are still in my life. Thank You God.
In all the turmoil, I WILL remain steadfast, unmovable, and ALWAYS abounding in the work of the Lord because I know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corin 5:58).
Thank You God...Thank You God....I KNOW you are at work.
God is amazing. Try him.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
You never know how much someone cares for you until that moment in time when God chooses to reveal it to you.
That moment happened to me. Today.
I was on my way out the door to run errands on a Saturday morning, and I as I was walking out the door, I notice my boyfriend looking at me rather weird. I ask him, "Baby what's wrong?"
He sits there for a moment, and he says, "Nothing, I'm just sketching this moment in my mind. I like to know what you have on before you leave the house. It's my job to be responsible for you. I care about those things."
Now, while to a new person who hasn't dealt with serious relationships, the whole idea of accountability in a relationship may seem foreign. To me, because I never experienced it in such a way as this, looked at this as him taking accountability not only to my emotions as my boyfriend, but also, taking accountability as my keeper.
More to come... :0)
Once again, thank you God.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Another great time with another great client!
Just a personal story: This website/venture was developed after a rough rough ROUGH time in my life. The details don't matter as much as the story and the outcome.
God has a plan for your life--and usually, it makes no sense to you until it unfolds. My life up until this point made no sense--well, the mishaps that were occuring then--but when I made a vow to accept the will of God as it related to the good and the bad, things just started to unfold!
Ezekiel 36:25-27 states: "..then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new heart in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command."
New desires, new ventures, new love (sigh)....SAME GOD.