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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
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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

Who Do You Trust?

Richard Smallwood has a song called ‘Trust Me’. In the song, God is speaking and the lyrics are as follows:   I will be with you (3x) If you will only trust Me Trust Me, Trust Me I’ll never leave you (3x)   If you will only trust Me Trust Me, Trust Me I’ll fight your battles (3x) If you will only trust Me Trust Me, Trust Me Vamp -   I AM that I AM I have ALL Power I WILL deliver   If you will only trust Me Trust Me, Trust Me If only we believed that, I mean truly believed it. We often say that we trust God but do we really? The dictionary definition of trust says, ‘reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person or thing; confidence’. God is pleading with us to fully rely on Him for everything! Yet, we can’t seem to take our hands off of our lives. We seem to think God needs our help. I’m completely guilty in this area!   The issue of trust in the life of a believer is more of an issue of belief. What do you truly believe about God? When we look at the two blind

Just a reminder...

Just a reminder…. Pssst.. Yes you! The dope chick reading this - yeah you! In case you forgot or just need a reminder: You’ve Got This!   No matter what has come your way this year or in your life thus far, you’re still here, still standing strong and still moving gracefully amidst the chaos, civil unrest, political foolishness and even a global pandemic !   You are here, surviving, thriving and moving forward!   You are here, breathing in and exhaling purpose. God has you here for a purpose so walk in it! Stop walking in doubt, fear and worry, that’s not how you’re wired! But rather start walking in faith and in power, trusting that God will guide you where He wants you to go and lead you on your path of purpose.   God declares in His Word, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). What God has purposed in you, He will see it to completion!  Trust Him!   Purpose is in you, purpose de

Squad Up!

I read a recent Facebook post that said:   Is that woman still there? Did you still let her rent that apartment in your sub-conscience? Is she traveling down to your heart for groceries? The longer you let her take up residence in the neighborhood the more havoc she can wreak in your life due to her poor decision making. She’s an expert at spotting the wrong opportunity and treating it like the right one so yeah - she gotta go!   Cut ties with her today! If you don’t, she will just allow the same behavior to creep into your life but from a different person. You made it through that disrespectful ex, fake friend, abusive family member, or even the toxic co-worker - why go through that again! You’ve moved on, you’ve healed and you’ve leveled up!   I have to admit, everything I wrote above sounds great (toots horn) but it’s only the ‘what’ which doesn’t help you in a practical way. Most social media posts focus on the ‘what’:   -What you should do -What mindset you

Do You Want It?

I’m always amazed when I cut off the lights in my room at night. When I first turn them off I can’t see anything and I literally feel my way through to my bed. But something happens halfway through on this short journey - my eyes adjust to the darkness and then I can see better than I could a few seconds ago. Life can be that way too because when you’re in a place of brokenness it is hard to see your way through so you begin to reach out and feel your way. But at some point while in a dark place, your eyes begin to adjust and you begin to adjust to the darkness, the dysfunction, and the despair. The darkness in your life is so overwhelming that you begin to adjust to the new normal there. These are mere survival tactics while in your place of brokenness but ladies we are called to come out of that place and not dwell there.   I’m reminded of the Biblical story of the of the pool of Bethesda where a multitude of sick people laid out waiting for the move of the water. An angel