Changing Your Circle

Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits. ~1 Corinthians 15:33 One of the first things we learn as we grow spiritually is that we sometimes outgrow our friends. It's inevitable! It happens to the best of us. Don't get discouraged! Not everyone , will be happy about the "new you". But don't let that stop you! Keep pushing forward in your Christian walk and God will bring the right people into your life! I remember dating a guy, we became engaged, and I started to notice that he had every excuse in the world when it came to going to church with me. This was a problem. A BIG problem! I was always taught that people come into your life for a reason. So I tried to convince myself that God placed me in my fiancee's life so that I would bring him closer to Him. But what I didn't want to acknowledge is that the same way God brings people in your life, So does the devil! Long story short, HE HAD TO GO!!! Now I make it a point to get an understanding on what kind of relationship he has with God before he can have a relationship with me!

Can You Hear Me Now?

Have you ever tried ignoring God? By that I mean, you pray for answers about a situation. But when God gives you an answer which is not pleasing to you, you convince yourself that it couldn't possibly be the answer God wants you to hear. You continue to ignore His signs. That is, until you get that "Can You Hear Me Now?" moment. Years ago, I was working a job that required me to work weekends. So this meant that I couldn't attend weekly services on Sunday. I prayed on the situation. I asked God to make a way for me to attend services on Sunday. Shortly after, I had a talk with my boss and explained to him my dilemma. He explained that because I was a supervisor he needed someone on the weekends, but if I was willing to step down from my position, he would offer me a position which would allow me to have weekends off. Problem was... I couldn't afford to take a pay cut (or so I thought). After long thought and consideration, I declined the position. Now it was officially time to start my job hunt. Not long after, I received another job offer which offered weekends off. The only problem was that the commute was a bit much. So what did I do? I turned the job down. A week later I was offered a position with another company. The problem with that one was... I wasn't thrilled about having to travel to another state to complete the training. This meant I would be away from my daughter for 2 weeks. As a single mom, this just didn't sit well with me. So once again, I turned down another position. Were these job offers the answers to my prayer? Well...A few months...

Happy 30th Birthday Jennifer Hudson!

J- Hud has definitely been through a lot over the last few years. But that hasn't stopped her from pushing forward. Since losing her mom, brother, and nephew to a shooting, She has went on to become the spokesperson for Weight Watchers- losing more than 80lbs, Started filming for the role of Winnie Mandela in the biopic-"Winnie",  Released a new CD entiltled " I Remember Me" “I feel like in 29 years I’ve led four different lives, and the me today versus the me from ten years ago, I can’t even recognize that person.

Friends or Frenemies? : 10 Signs of a Frenemy

Would you consider yourself to be someone who gets along with everyone? Pretty well liked, Popular, No enemies? What about frenemies? You know…That enemy that is disguised as a friend… That low key competitor and rival. Some people have frenemies and don’t even know it. How do you know if your friend is really a frenemy? Here's 10 Signs of a Frenemy: 1. Whenever you have good news, They always have BETTER news. And trust me their news will always outshine yours. 2. Contrary to belief, frenemies don’t only come around when things are good. They come around when things are bad because misery loves company. They get a kick out of seeing you at your worst. 3. Whenever you need someone to confide in or a shoulder to cry on, somehow the conversation shifts right back to them. It’s ALWAYS about them. 4. They brag a lot whenever you’re around them. Not because they think they’re all that! But because they want YOU to think that they’re all that. Good ole reversed psychology! 5. They are always negative or telling you why something (idea, goal, etc.) will not work instead of trying to help you figure out how to make it work. 6. They are always giving you advice they would never follow themselves. It’s a setup! They wanna see you fail. 7. Everything’s a competition with them. You get a new car/ They get a new truck, You lose 5lbs/ They lose 10lbs. You see the pattern? They are always going to out do everything you do. 8. “Congratulations”, “I’m proud of you”, or “I’m happy for you” don’t exist in their vocabulary. They’re secretly admiring you and hating on you at the same time. 9. You can’t tell them anything you don’t want the whole world to know, because they’re worst at keeping secrets than Wendy Williams. 10. They insult...