Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Congratulations! :-)

My nephew was blessed to be able to graduate this past weekend from High School! I'm so proud of him, he's isn't far from me in age, and it has been a pleasure watching him grow into such a handsome and intelligent young man. Go CJ, reach the stars!

My niece Dominique, Cedric(CJ), and I :-)


Life has a way of making us conjure up all kinds of thoughts. Positive, negative, thought-provoking, confusing, humorous, etc. As I sit with my niece and watch children's entertainment, many thoughts run through my mind. Lately my mood has been a bit peculiar due to recent events. I make it a point to try to remain positive.... always. As I'm merely human and will experience a variety of emotions, I've found that my positivity has been tested.

I accept these tests, as I know they will strengthen my character. I admit, it's tough having those close to you annoy or hurt you, but there's a blessing in every lesson. I always try to think of Jesus and his PERFECT character. If anyone was annoyed, hurt, or betrayed, it was him. Despite it all, he remained humble and walked in love. Wow. I'm in awe of such perseverance. On top of enduring the pain, he died for the very ones who inflicted it on him. He even went as far saying love those who are cruel or unkind to you.

<< Matthew 5 >>
New International Version 1984

44But I tell you: Love your enemiesi and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Every thought I have about life comes back to the love of Christ. NO matter how happy,sad, rich,poor, high or low I am, I can never forget about the one who loves me more than anyone else. I've been blessed with family and friends, but no love can compare to God's love.

Funny. This post took an entirely different direction than I intended. I pray that whoever reads this may experience the peace in knowing Christ, and that whatever it is that you may be going through will pass. Stay strong and know that there is nothing that God can't do. Regardless of what may be going on in the world, Christ's strength is made perfect in weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9

New International Version (NIV)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Peace and Blessings,


Monday, June 11, 2012

Used To Be a Hypocrite


 noun \ˈhi-pə-ˌkrit\

Definition of HYPOCRITE

: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Hypocrite. Such a bold word. One that forces you to either judge others or examine yourself. No one wants to be a hypocrite, but many of us have been in some way shape or form. The good news is, once you realize the error of your can reform!

My good friend/sis in Christ, Carla J, created an awesome poem about hypocrites that invokes many emotions while delivering truth. Hope you enjoy!

Peace and Blessings,