Category Archives: Family, Kids, & Parenting

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It does not matter if you stumble

Vindictive Behavior

Vindictive behavior only hurts you in the end. Let God heal your heart that’s a far better path then temporary ego gratification. -QTP

Failure to launch

Often times on our journey we will come to a place that feels like stagnation or like we’ve hit a wall. To be quite honest, most of the time we are the stagnation or wall.

We ask God to increase our faith but when opportunities arise for us to exercise that faith we fail to launch. We must remember that “faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1) Sometimes you’re going to have to leap.

This isn’t a free pass to make impulsive unwise decisions but rather a reminder that a “a good man’s steps are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 37:23). It was explained to me once that many people misinterpret this and think it means you just standing around waiting for God to hand you a detailed itinerary of His plan. While you should always move in wisdom, once you have received your confirmation (sometimes multiple times) you’re going to have to walk. When you walk, God will order your steps.

Even if you make a mistake, He always has a plan to get you to your destiny at the moment it was predestined for you to be there.

Goodbye 2020

2020.

It’s amazing how fast a year can fly by yet seem to last forever. December of 2019 was when Heaven Razah / Hell Razah was diagnosed with cancer. We rolled into 2020 with a date for surgery in February.

After some complications, he was released from the hospital March 9, 2020 and on March 13, 2020 w everybody was on house arrest because of the corona virus. For Thanksgiving this year we both battled a round with the corona virus.

But despite personal battles and the chaotic state of the world? God has blessed me this year beyond measure. I’ve been working from home, bought a home and have been spending an obscene amount of time with the people I love most.

I have though been missing in action via blog, music wise and social media. So if you’re one of the people who has supported me in anyway over the years just know that you are appreciated. Sometimes life requires us to unplug and recharge and I think most of you can relate to that.

2020 to me is going to be remembered as the year most people basically went nuts. I had that shalom peace though. Knowing that God is with you is powerful. I’m actually excited with anticipation for what’s next. I’ll tell you what though, getting right with God should be a top priority. The clock is ticking, pay attention.

It is sincerely my hope that you have a blessed and healthy New Year!

If you have not seen the movie “Risen, the story of Chron “Hell Razah” Smith ” you’re missing out on a chance to be inspired. Happy New Year folks!

#BlackLivesMatter

I don’t think there’s a better explanation of the hash tag #BlackLivesMatter

Perfectly imperfect

God has never required that we be perfect in order for Him to use us to uplift, inspire, & encourage others. Human “better than, less than” stinkin thinkin is responsible for that. Don’t let anybody ever convince you that you were not created with purpose.

Pray for caregivers

Don’t forget to add caregivers to your prayer list. They go through more than they’d ever tell you. So if you know somebody that cares for another, make sure you pray for their health & strength! ❤️

The value of a consistent friend

There’s always going to be people who only know you when they need something from you. Honestly that used to offend me and make me feel some type of way. It doesn’t now though. Not at all. I’ve come to realize people call me when they need something because I am consistent. I thank God for that gift. Sure sometimes it sucks when yet another one bites the dust, BUT walking around as an angry, bitter, resentful, inconsistent selfish “the world owes me” kinda person is far worse than a moment of hurt feelings. I sure don’t have a lot of “friends” but that’s okay because I prefer quality over quantity. 🤷🏻‍♀️❤️

Be a best friend

Be a best friend…. EVEN when someone is not a friend to you. When you can learn to do that and STILL be consistent in the love and friendship you offer? That’s when you begin to tap into that kind of speak to the mountain #faith and actually watch it move! Never let someone else’s conduct knock you off how YOU are supposed to be living and what YOU are supposed to be doing. ❤️

Priorities

There are just somethings in life we can’t fully comprehend until we get there. As we are fortunate enough to be alive decade to decade our priorities should shift. Notice I said SHOULD.

I was thinking about how at one time in my life my career and entrepreneurial endeavors were thee most important thing in my world but as I’ve gotten older, the value of my actual life outside of work took its place.

There is nothing wrong with work ethic and I’m a huge advocate for being a good employee or employer. However, what you allow to be the things that weigh on your heart and mind on a daily basis should be the things that are completely irreplaceable . Sometimes we need to shift our priorities and put boundaries in place so that we do not end up having a list of regrets at the end of our lives.

Your time with your children can’t be replaced, they only grow once. The time with your loved ones only comes around once in a lifetime. Your relationship with God is what sustains you through good times and the inevitable hard times. So, I invite you to examine your priorities and make sure that you’re happy with the order of that list.