Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I am thankful for my friend of 12 years in the black and brown. She was there to show some love and support as well. Thank you, Marsha. You have helped to make that day -- one I will not forget. It was a very special and extremely memorable day.
Thanks to everyone who was there... You should be getting something from me in the mail soon if you did not already received it. Love you all with the love of God.
To my aunt in the brown and cousin in the white -- you both are such a blessing to me and I love you both so much. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate what God is doing in my life. Love you all so much!
This is a picture of me (left) and my mother(right). I thank God for my mom. She is such a blessing to me and I thank God for her. She was especially a blessing to me when she came to support me at my a recent elevation service for me to become publicly acknowledged as a minister. I thank God so much for her presence it was truly a blessing to me -- more than words could express... Yes there is more to the story than what I am mentioning here but I will leave it at this for now. I just know that God answered my prayers and this is victory right here. I truly thank God for his goodness and this Woman of God -- my Mother. Thank you, Jesus!!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
2. I have been back to Jamaica to visit my family and friends about 3 maybe 4 times.
3. I have been living in the United States of America for 17 years on the seventeenth of this month.
4. I am proud to be a naturalized citizen of the U.S.A. for 8 almost 9 years.
5. I met my husband in church. My husband was born in America.
6. My life was never the same after we entered into a relationship with each other.
7. I am a teacher -- I am currently teaching 3rd grade.
8. My husband is a Pastor/Teacher. He has a very strong gift for teaching.
9. We have a Bible Institute where working adult students attend to earn an Associates degree or Bachelors degree. We are also currently collecting books for our library.
10. I love to praise and worship God with my all especially through interpretative dance/praise dancing.
11. I like to take pictures of many things.
12. I love scrapbooking. I was once a Creative Memories consultant. I really miss it.
13. I am currently a Mary Kay consultant but not an aggressive one. I have products for family, friends and anyone who inquires. However I don't aggressively pursue it because that is not my passion/purpose in life. I have a passion to see women and children made free by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.
14. I am not a sales type person. I don't like being in people's faces always trying to sell them something.
15. I would much rather give people hope, encouragement, godly advice, godly counsel, and godly wisdom than to try and sell them something.
16. I am a God's servant to His people. I am a child of the Most High God.
17. I love the Lord with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I owe Him everything. He has been EVERYTHING to me and so much more.
18. I am currently moving into my God given destiny. There is so much peace in living life in God's purpose.
19. Between my mom and dad -- I have about 9 sisters and two brothers.
20. My husband is an only child – he has no siblings. :-)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I just wanted to share this article that was written by my husband Pastor Justin Cohen and printed in the Philadelphia Daily News.
Printed in the Philadelphia Daily News 2003
Beloved, I pray that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers." III John 2 (NKJV).
An often quoted scripture, but often improperly.
The "Prosperity Gospel" as it is sometimes referred to, has used this one scripture out of context and used it as a pretext to teach an unbalanced view of the Kingdom of God and created an entire faction within Christianity that is focused on money and selfishness.
The Bible warns us that there will be those who are "…men of corrupt minds destitute of the truth who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself." I Timothy 6:5 (NKJV)
So what is true Biblical prosperity?
The answer to that question lies in the correct understanding of the word "prosperity" and the correct explanation of the phraseology of the verse.
The word "prosper" in the original Greek means to "have help along the way" or to "aid in reaching".
This of course presupposes that there is a destiny in mind and a method of getting there.
In Christianity, our destiny is godliness, not as a means of gain, but in our character.
The method by which we get there is called discipleship.
Notice the phrase in the verse "even as". This means to the same extent or to the same degree as. So the level of our prosperity in all areas of our life is dependent upon and directly proportionate to the degree that we prosper in our soul.
What is the soul and how do we prosper in it?
Our soul is our mind, our will, and our emotions, in other words our thoughts, desires and feelings.
We will prosper in our minds through learning the Word of God and having our mind renewed.
We will prosper in our will as we pray, praise and worship Jesus allowing Him to transform and conform our will to His.
We will prosper in our emotions as a natural result of the prospering in our mind and will.
If our thinking is right and our desires are right, we will feel right.
This must also be in conjunction with a disciplined lifestyle that includes diet and exercise (notice the scripture prosper AND be in health).
In summary, true Biblical prosperity is the result of prospering in our soul which is the direct result of the process of discipleship.
Prosperity is not just financial. It is to permeate every area of our life.
We need to remember that God "…as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…"
The goal is godliness, not money. If we commit ourselves to godliness of character through discipleship we will have everything that we need to succeed in life.
Finally, the Bible warns us "…the prosperity of fools will destroy them." Proverbs 1:32 (KJV)
So don't be fool – be a disciple – and prosper!