Friday, August 29, 2008

There Is Something Very Special Here!

Look out everybody -- here she comes. She is lovely and she is a natural. To God be the Glory. She will shine with a godly character, integrity, and no compromise. She will put Christ first in all things and He will be her Everything. Have Your way God and let Your good and perfect will be done in her life in Jesus Name!!!  Don't hate just celebrate!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Prayer Changes Things!

The following prayer was taken from a devotional that I received today and I wanted to share it with everyone, be blessed and encouraged today. Amen!!!

Dear Father in Heaven, There are so many couples who long to have children of their own, but they just have not been able to do so. I pray for these families, that you will anoint them and bless the desire of their hearts. On the other hand, there are many children who long to have parents and a stable family to love and care for them. I pray that you will give them hope and bless the desire of their hearts. Please join together those parents and children into loving families. Meet their needs and show your hand in their lives. Thank you for hearing and for working in these special situations. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hooray for Progress!!!

I began the hair locking process on May 23rd of this year. When I first started out my hair was very short and it seemed thin. Here are few pictures of the very first day that my hair stylist did my coils and one week later in Erie, PA. I was told by several individuals that I was a good candidate to begin locking my hair and they said it would look nice on me as well. It took months for me to really decide to try it.
Then at my second appointment I saw amazing results that I was impressed with I could not believe how much and how quickly my hair began to grow. My hair stylist was also impressed with the results. Here are more pictures after my second appointment. It was after this appointment that I decided that I would definitely keep the style and I really like it a lot. I was searching for about one year or more for a natural hair style that is easy to take care of, inexpensive, and would look great on me. I have found it. I'm loving it. Thank you, Father.

At my third appointment we saw even better results. It was the icing on the cake because the next day was my birthday and I was just excited. Finally at peace and rest about my hair because I have had such a difficult time in the past with my hair and no longer am I overly concerned about what to do with it. What a blessing and an answer to prayer. Thank you!
Here are a couple of pictures after my fourth appointment.
After my fifth appointment I am so happy to see that my hair has grown alot since the last time I went to my hairstylist. She is doing a great job and I thank God for leading me to her. My hair has locked and it's growing quickly -- I am amazed. I did not expect these results in such a short period of time. I am thankful! Wow, my hair in the picture to the left is touching my eyebrow compared to the first picture up top on the left. :-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fun At The Park

Last week Saturday, we went to the park. We had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures that was taken with Tasha's (Elijah's mom) canon camera. In the photos are Elijah, our godson and Tava our beautiful niece. It was such a beautiful day. Thanks, Tasha, for sharing these pictures with us. Tasha is currently pursuing one of her passions and that is to be a really great photographer. To see some of her work you may visit her blogspot "Heaven on Earth." She is doing a great job! I can tell just by looking at her photos that she loves to take pictures. I hope you will enjoy these great shots. If you would like to see some more pictures, you may visit our godson's website "The Booga Wooga."

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today marks the 7th year of our Wedding Anniversary day back in 2001. I remember that day very well. It is one that I will not forget. It was a beautiful day filled with love as we promised our love to each other until death do us part. And here we are seven years later still saying "I Do." But with more meaning and intensity. We have been through alot together. We have always been there for each other through the good times and the rough times. We are totally committed to each other. None of this would be possible if we didn't have a strong relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus. He is the one that keeps us growing together and blending as one. We have each sacrificed for each other and put each other above our own individual needs and wants. We have grown more and more to love and appreciate each other. Marriage is work but it is also pleasure. I thank God for my husband and the very fact that He loves God and desires to live his life filled with God's purpose on purpose makes it even more special. God has truly blessed us and we owe Him our ALL and that is what we vow to give Him and each other. I love you, Honey!
I Wove You
Happy 7th Anniversary to us and many more...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Real Jesus Christ!

I thank God for the different gifts in the body of Christ today.  I thank God for the young people who have a passion to serve Christ and make Him known to the world.  I thank God for this young lady whom He is using for such a time as this to proclaim His Truth to everyone.  This video has blessed me so much and I pray that others will be saved, delivered, and blessed by it as well.  It is the Truth that makes us free. Amen!!!

"I Just Want To Be Me!"

Have you ever found yourself repeating a single phrase to yourself and not necessarily have a full understanding of why?
Well, such was the case for me. I have been repeating the phrase "I just want to be me" for quite some time now -- I would say years. After really thinking about it and asking myself why I have been repeating that phrase to myself and when are the times I find myself saying it most -- I have now come to the realization that all this time I have really been settling in my mind and heart who the real me is, the me God has created me to be, the process that I am going through, and where I am in that process. I have gone through many stages within the past 3-5 years of my life and I can honestly say that I am beginning to see who the real me is. The person whom God has created me to be.

So many of us go through life and fail to really be who we are created to be. No two people are alike. There are billions of people in the world but yet God has not created any two people alike. We are all different -- there is no one else in this world like me. But why do some people try to make others act, look, think, feel, or be like who we think they should be. Especially when we are not the creator of man -- God is. We are merely reproducing what God has already created/manufactured. He is the Giver of Life. God is the only One that possesses the ultimate authority, wisdom, understanding, intelligence, and knowledge to tell us who we are and what we are to become.

With that in mind, I began to pray, seek Godly counsel, mediate on the Word of God and I believe that I have received some insights from my Creator -- God the Father as to who I am and who I am to become in Him.
I have learned that I am a lover of truth. I love to speak the truth and I like for others to speak the truth to me. I have found that the truth is something that is so undervalued in today's society. But I have come to respect the truth so much. The truth has saved me, healed me, delivered me, and made me free to be the real me who God has created me to be. I value the truth because the TRUTH has set this captive free. I was bound -- in bondage to lies I told myself and what others said to me and I believed it because I didn't know what the truth was. I felt like someone who was in jail or someone who was bound in chains but thanks be to God because He sent His Son Jesus, gave me His Word, the Bible; and baptized me with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit; and my life has never been the same again. I am free, free, and free. Thank You, God, for TRUTH. The word of God says whom the Son (Jesus) set free is free indeed. I am Free, thank God I'm free.

As a result of this freedom I have in Jesus another one of my purpose and passion in life is to tell others so that they too can be free. But can you believe that some people prefer to live in lies, prefer to not hear the truth, prefer to stay and be deceived -- y'all this truly amazes me. Some people even get angry at you for telling them the truth even when it is done in a gentle manner and even when it's coming from someone who genuinely love and care about them. It is because love compels me why I want to proclaim the truth to everyone I come in contact with. I am thankful that someone took the time and told me the Truth. Thank you!

I value the Word of God. I strive and am still striving to be a doer of the Word and not just a hearer and reader. I am striving to be all that God has commanded us to be according to His Word; i.e. to love Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, to love my neighbor has myself, to forgive others, to be kind, to be tenderhearted, to be patient, to be gentle, to be good, to put others before myself, to always be watchful and prayerful, to give cheerfully, to be a peacemaker, to love unconditionally according to 1Corinthians 13, etc.

Another area is my physical appearance. I am growing and learning to love, understand, appreciate, and accept me as I am. Over the past 2 to 3 years I am learning that I love being in my natural state in order words without a lot of extra unnecesary stuff added. I love all natural foods that are good for my body, I love my hair being natural and manageable, and I love to be in clothing that makes me feel comfortable. There was a point in my life where I was uncomfortable with just about everything -- my hair, makeup, face, body, clothes, shoes, etc. And now I thank God that He is really showing me who I am and what makes me the person who He has created me to be. Others who were well intentioned has in the past try to tell me how I should dress, what I should wear, I must put on makeup, what shoes I must wear, etc. Now I prefer to be comfortable in my clothing, I don't care for makeup, I love wearing my hair natural in locs, I like to wear comfortable shoes, I like my nails being natural, etc. I am so much happier and at peace just being the natural me.

I value my relationship with God. I make more of an emphasis on my relationship with God than anything else. I love to spend time with Him and being in His presence. There is nothing like it. I love to praise and worship Him. He is my source of joy, strength, peace, comfort, and He is Everything to me. He is my Source, He is my ALL. I love Him so much and words cannot begin to describe just how much He means to me. I owe Him my ALL. And that is what I am growing more and more each day to give Him -- My All. Without Him being in my life there would be no me -- literally -- I would be dead and in Hell. But God -- He saved my soul -- so therefore my life is no longer my own. I know others don’t always understand my passion and love for God but it is not easily described – You have to be there to know what I am talking about because it is something that lies deep down inside to the very core (center, heart, foundation, central part) of my being and I am so glad (thankful, happy, delighted, pleased, cheerful, happy) – I wouldn’t have it any other way. Jesus, I love You, always and forever.

I value and love children. I have a passion to see them live a life dedicated to Christ. I have a passion to see them grow up to be all that God has created them to be. I love children. They are a precious gift from God and whatever we pour into them – it is eventually what they will become. However, I must say that God works all things together for good and so that is hope for the one who wasn’t raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord. God did it for me and I know He will do it for anyone who will turn their lives over to Him. He makes all things new.

In conclusion, I am continually growing and being made perfect in Christ. I am normally a very private/reserved person but I am learning more and more each day that it’s not about me but It’s All About HIM –JESUS CHRIST. I pray that this will encourage and bless others to be the real you whom God has created you to be and remember that it cannot be accomplished without a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit being your Guide. Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6 NKJV)

This is my testimony -- "Never Would've Made it Without You"

I posted this collage of me to show a snapshot of the different phases I have gone through in the past 3-5 years of my life.

Baby Girl -- Isn't She Lovely!

She is the first and foremost the daughter/child of the Most High God! We love her and thank God for her. She is a beautiful blessing from the Lord. This is her pose -- she loves to take pictures! Thank you, Lord for Tava!!!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Aww, how precious!

This is a picture of my baby cousin -- isn't he cute with that sweet smile. He makes me smile everytime I look at his picture.  I hope this puts a smile on your face as well.

Saturday, August 02, 2008


What a great way to make a really good point. It's the truth whether we like it or not. This is one I want to share with my children as soon as they are old enough to understand it.