Afternoon prayer for anyone who feels like throwing in the towel.

God please give me the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to get through this difficult time in my life. Increase my motivation. Give me strength where I am weak. Things are really challenging right now, but I won’t become anxious, instead, Jesus, I trust you. Nothing is impossible for you, therefore, I can do all things…

John Kirkwood. Part 4 (Final)

Throughout college and after college, Braxton and I kept in touch. Braxton went to Harvard to become a successful attorney who handles high-profile legal cases. Honey and I lost contact during college, and I ended up moving back to Atlanta after getting my Master of Business Administration degree. “Two years after graduation, I opened Kirkwood…

Evening pep talk: Go, and be great!

In life you’ll have your good days and bad days, happy and sad days. Some days you’ll win, some days you’ll lose, but never quit! Strive to be a better person than you were yesterday. Be kind. Listen to understand. Be compassionate. Discard negative thoughts and replace them by speaking positive affirmations and godly declarations…

You are more than your flaws.

You know what? You’re pretty darn awesome! No, seriously! I want you to take a moment today, and look at yourself, but when you look at yourself, don’t focus on one area. Focus on everything, both your pretty and ugly because every detail of you is what makes you, you! Your character is not defined…

A daily decision to be awesome.

Every day you have to make the decision that you’re whole, free, forgiven, delivered, at peace, loved, happy, healthy, powerful, and that you’re not going back to that place, that person, or thing, that used to steal your joy or rob you of your peace of mind. Every day you must encourage yourself. Every day…

Coffee break: Keep your eyes on your journey.

Teachers would say, “Keep your eyes on your paper.” God is saying, “Keep your eyes on your journey.” Don’t worry about how fast others get through their test. Stay focused, that’s how YOU get through it. You can’t see the road ahead of you if you’re looking at the one beside you or behind you….

Present help: A poem by Shubricca L Bell

Time to lay those burdens down- Aren’t you tired of carrying them around- Aren’t you weary of overthinking- What if I told you, you can conquer those demons- What if I told you that you aren’t alone- What if I told you that your house could be my home- all you have to do is…

Encourage yourself.

Keep encouraging yourself. Just as we need food for our physical bodies, we need the Word of God to keep us going spiritually and mentally as well. Speaking the Word over your life and your family’s life isn’t a one time thing, do it daily, several times a day. Fight with the Word. Don’t think…

Focused.

It’s important to stay focused on God, because if you don’t, ANYTHING can trigger you! You don’t want to be someone who’s emotionally unstable, you want to be someone who’s of sound mind at all times, and someone whose thoughts are governed by the Holy Spirit. So, in order to have that perfect peace in…

How to combat boredom: Making the most of the opportunity.

As a child, we played outside. Rarely got bored, and if we did, we were creative. We made up games, and found a way to stay active. Kids nowadays, have all kinds of cool gadgets and technology to keep them occupied, but they still get bored. I’m like, you have twelve things going on! How…