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Comfort and Rest for Your Spirit

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since my brother passed away. My mind raced all week, thinking about him constantly. I couldn’t get any rest in the days leading up to his death anniversary date (March13th). In many ways I’m still in shock, even a year later. This week however, I learned first hand what it means for God to give you rest. Not just rest in the physical, but, rest in your spirit.   This past Sunday the choir at my church ministered ‘My Help’ based on Psalm 121 and the comfort that this Psalm offers is immeasurable. It lets me know that God is my help and in that fact I can rest. Here are three key components in this Psalm to rest in:   God made heaven and earth (vs 2) - I hear you say what does this have to do with comfort? Everything! God is our creator and He made everything. Since He made everything, He’s in full and total control of everything! This is a fact you can rest in because no matter what your situation is, you can rest in the assurance that God is in
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Yeezy Said What?

So I’ve been watching the Kanye West documentary and the first two episodes (Vision & Purpose respectively) are phenomenal! Now, we all know Mr. West has some issues today, mainly as a result of losing his Mom (in my opinion), but when you see the beginning of his journey leading up to the release of his debut CD ‘High School Dropout’ it really provides some nuggets that we all can apply to our own personal journey.   Don’t Let Others Redefine the Vision God Gave You.   Kanye started out in the industry as a producer but he always knew he was a rapper also. Damon Dash and Rocafella Records only viewed him as a producer and tried to just keep him in that box. Through many closed doors Kanye kept pushing because he knew the vision he had for himself and what God gave him.   Likewise, you know what God told you and you know the vision God gave to you, so, it is a must that you walk in it. No matter what the naysayers say, or the box people will try to put you in (i.e. small boxes, box

No Fear Zone

I’m buzzing with excitement and a pinch of nervousness as the day of my first virtual event has arrived - Girrrl Get Empowered! It feels really good to have gotten this far with this particular accomplishment. This event was actually supposed to happen last year. I created my flyer and I put it out there and it was like ‘crickets’ in social media land because only one person signed up! I was already hesitant in moving forward and then, once it got out there, no one signed up! I had speakers scheduled and I even had a DJ for a virtual party! As a result of what I perceived as low interest, I canceled the event.   As I think back I wish I had moved forward with it. Honestly, part of it may have been that a lot of people wait until the last minute to sign up for things/events. However, at the heart of the matter - I let fear set in. It felt safer to cancel than to move forward and have the event actually be successful! Fear is a powerful tool that wreaks havoc in your life if you succumb

Just Move!

What a year!  Almost a year ago, my family suffered a great loss in the passing of my brother. My heart goes out to all those who are going through the process of grief even as we still go through. The thing about grief is that it can immobilize you. It may immobilize you totally or just in certain areas. For me, I didn’t have the desire to write which is why I haven’t posted on my beloved blog in almost a year. Although I didn’t write, I stayed close to family, friends, and most importantly, in God’s presence. Whether teaching my Sunday School class or having quiet time at home, I’ve been able to just commune with God and let Him heal my broken heart.  Then something clicked.  I can’t tell you exactly what it is or as ironic as it sounds, I can’t even put it into words but something clicked to where I put one foot in front of the other to:  Do - Produce - Create - and Move.  I posted something recently that said, “There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses”. It resonate

Just For Today

2021 has started off to be somewhat rough. In March 2021 my only brother, Harold L. Able Jr., was in a fatal car accident; God saw fit to bring him home. To say I am devastated would be a massive understatement but I also know that my brother’s life had a major impact on many people - God used him mightily.   Throughout many of his adult years he struggled with drug addiction. I watched his struggle and the tug-of-war he would often engage in until he was able to fully surrender his struggle over to God. When he did, I watched his life blossom in a way that allowed him to help others who suffered with addiction. He became a Peer Recovery Counselor and jumped in head first in leading others to recovery.   One of the things that happens in N.A./A.A. meetings is rewards for the amount of days someone has been clean.   As you can see from the picture above the various colors represent Clean & Serene for:   Purple = 6 months Red = 90 days Green = 60 days Orange = 30 days White = Just fo

Quick Access to Your Refund Check!

Tax season is here which for many people means a nice refund check! Y’all know you look forward to this time of year because you get back some of the money that you essentially overpaid.   Where else could you use a refund?     A friend posted this recently:   I think for some of you a refund check is in order!   Situations, circumstances and even people can attempt to rob us of peace, joy, contentment, and the list goes on. I believe God is offering some refund checks this year through his Word! You overpaid on some things but God can restore you and restore you even better than before. Philippians 4:7 says, “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.   To jumpstart the refund process consider these tips:  Rely on God’s peace - fully depend on the peace of God, it will sustain you through tough times Revel in God’s peace - fully delight in the peace of God, it will calm your spirit when the enemy is on your track

Covered! Covered!

Girrrl! 2020 was indeed a noteworthy year - quite unforgettable! It was a year like none we had ever seen before. I have to admit, I’m a bit of a wordsmith but I had never heard the word ‘pandemic’ prior to 2020. A new word was introduced to me last year as well as a new way of life. We had to quarantine, wear masks and isolate ourselves from others which for many people turned out to be an arduous task. When we would come out with masks on, it was still stressful because you never know who could be among you with the virus as many carriers are asymptomatic. This level of not knowing, uncertainty caused angst for people that eventually led to fear. We were now in a place that we could not even imagine before: not being able to hug loved ones, not seeing our friends, not attending church services, and just being in isolation.   As the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “…there’s nothing new under the sun”. When I think of quarantine and isolation my mind goes to the lepers. Lepers were qua