Monday, June 27, 2011


As we know, problems occur in every part of life! These problems usually bring about a certain level of stress and anxiety. The Bible tells us that Christians will be tested, go through trials, and will receive persecution. As Christians we must be prepared to receive the storms of life. Remember it does not matter how good of a Christian you think you are, storms come to all of us.

At times pressure can build to the point, you can’t hear yourself talk. It is like someone is in your ear talking and someone is in the other ear talking. Someone else is in front of you talking. Everyone’s problems are on your shoulders including your own. There seems to be no place or nobody to run to who is experiencing peace. This is when we have to realize that God is the giver of peace! If you feel closed in, stressed, and weighed down, God is that person you can run to for peace in the mist of that storm!

Don’t give into the storm, by worrying and stressing! God has sent us a helper! His name is Jesus Christ! He will help you recover from your setback. If you just have faith in Christ, you can pray, trust, and move ahead!

When the strong winds of life comes your way, speak to that wind! Jesus said in Mark 4:39, “Peace, Be Still!” The winds were raging, the disciples were afraid in the boat, and God calmly spoke and the wind ceased. That is what God can do with our problems! He can simply speak to them and give you the peace you need!

Agree with me today that you will pray, trust, and move ahead! Knowing that God can and will give you the peace you need! Is there something you’re dealing with, that seems to big? If so, you can post it today, you don’t have to leave a name, and we will pray for you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Will Smith's Relationship Advice

This a great interview between Will Smith and Essence about his marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith. I thought he gave some really great advice! The only thing missing is God! Overall, they looked to be very happy and in love! 

If You Marry Your Best Friend, You’re Good
Every man wants to marry his homie, Will explained. A lot of women will impress them, but it’s the one they can always laugh with and be themselves with that will ultimately impress them the most. If you can be yourselves around each other, 100 percent of the time, and they can make you life like no one else can, you’ll never have a dull moment together.

Remind Him of What He Has
When you start to feel that you’re nagging your husband to the point of no return and nothing you’re saying is getting through, Will suggests you try a new approach. Hold him close, look him right in the eyes, and tell him that you love him, you’re right there, and you always will be, BUT you need him to pick his socks up – right now. As Will puts it, it’s important to remind him that your request is coming from a good place, and what you want is a small thing in the grand scheme of things. Um, genius!

All Men Need A Little Space
“If you don’t give your husband thirty minutes to himself when he first gets home he’ll stop coming home,” Will told me, straight up. (You’re thinking, no way, right? I did too!) When I asked Will when a wife was supposed to say her piece, he responded, “anytime after that.” Will reminded me that everyone’s home needs to feel like a happy place, and it won’t if you’re “greeted with negativity” every time you enter the door. Touché Will. Talk about a pause for the cause.

Focus on Balance and Excitement Always
According to Will and Jada’s way of thinking about marriage, maintaining a happy union isn’t just about making time for one another, it’s about making the time count too. Excitement and mystery are everything, he said. Surprise them, let them know you love them, laugh together – whatever it takes to put a smile on their face.

What do you think about Will's relationship advice?  Is he missing anything or did he hit the nail on the head?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

God Made Me Who I am!

Learning to see an individual for who God made them to be is a difficult task for many. I have learned that I can not change anyone, including my kids into something that they are not. God has made each one of us individually according to his purpose and plan for our lives. (Jeremiah 29:11) We are all different with different skills, likes, and dislikes. (Psalms 139:13-14) It is important to love a person for who they are, not for what or who we want them to be. Take time out today to admire and envision your friends and family for their own unique qualities and expressions.

I remember dating my husband, I was at his condo and needed to use the bathroom and he was in it. So, I decided to go upstairs and use the bathroom in the loft. To my surprise the loft was a mess. Stuff was thrown everywhere. Coins and clothes where on the floor. I just used the bathroom and came back downstairs. I teased him about it. Needless to say, that mess in the loft did not stop me from dating or marrying him for that matter. In my mind, I just knew I could change him. Boy did God have a lesson to teach me! I also thought there was potential, considering he always tried to keep the downstairs clean for me.

Well, here we are still in love almost 12 years later. Although, he does try harder considering we have 3 kids, my husband is still the same! There were times, I wanted to scream, be mad, and throw a temper tantrum. Okay, truth be told, I did! It took about 5 long years for me to realize I could not turn him into a neat freak. Because it is just not the way God designed him. So, I chose to focus on all the amazing qualities he does have like, his intelligence, cooking, barbequing, being a great dad, a good listener, and a loving husband. You see too many times we focus on the qualities that we don’t like, instead of the amazing qualities an individual is gifted with.

There is no time like the present, to start walking in your individuality! Be who God made you to be, the good, the bad, and hopefully not the ugly. We all have imperfections; it is up to us to try harder, all the while being proud of the amazing qualities and gifts God has appointed to each one of us. If you are unsure of your gift, ask somebody! When you are gifted, it is on display for everyone to see! Remember, God made you who you ARE!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Spirit Spot: BEAUTIFUL MAN!

The Spirit Spot: BEAUTIFUL MAN!


As I relaxed in a lawn chair by the hotel pool, I received this great inspiration!  It was the smile on the face of my husband, Carl.  He was just playing with my daughter, Ella.  Carl was laughing, smiling and really overjoyed by being in his children's presence.  This was a beautiful moment for me.  Of course, he plays with our children daily, but it was just something about this moment.  I never thought of a man as being beautiful! As women, we usually want a man that is strong and good looking.  I've never really heard of  anyone referring to a man as beautiful.  Well, I'm just counting my blessings that God has gifted me with one! My husband is so beautiful on the inside, it seeps through his pores to the outside!  I would like to dedicate this poem to him and all the great fathers out there!  It is okay to be BEAUTIFUL!

Beautiful Man!

Beautiful man! Beautiful man!
what did I do to deserve you, beautiful man!
I'm so glad things go according to God's plan.
It's not whats on the outside
The beauty you have is buried deep.
Maybe it's in your heart that goes beat beat!

Beautiful man! Your smile will light a room.
The grin as you play with your children.
You are proud despite of a crowd.
The joy of being a husband and father.
Maybe it is our heavenly father that dwells in you
That teaches you to be a provider.

Beautiful man, beautiful man!
Keep reaching out for Gods hand.
Your display of love will always stand!
The treasures in your heart are priceless, beautiful man.
Sometimes I feel so unworthy of your gems.
I know God gave you to me and me to you,
So, I will continue to love you, beautiful man.

Beautiful man, again I ask what did I do to deserve you
Such a Beautiful man?