Tag: Friday

Pay Day

Happy Friday ladies! I’m sorry to say that my time with you today will be very brief – as today begins MOVING DAY!! We looked around and thought how in the world did we accumulate so much stuff!?!?! (I’m sure we’re not the only ones who’ve experienced this lol) So today is about purging and moving the little things, while I’ll give orders tomorrow to the men on where to put the big things ;D .

So I titled today’s post “Pay Day” because indeed its Friday and we just got paid! (Thank You Jesus!) I’m not sure how your family’s income works but the way my bank account is setup (lol)… I only get paid once a month! So when I rise and give God the glory for a new day and then immediately pull up my bank account to see the blessings (and to make for sure I indeed received my check & my hub’s) I get all kinds of excited lol. See I know that for that moment (purely that moment) its the most money I’ll see for the month. I enjoy giving God praise when we balance our budget sheet against our income and there’s SUFFICIENT funds to make all the necessary payments for the month! There’s nothing like knowing God’s got your back and will meet your every need! He’s ceases to amazing me each and every day of my life because just when the enemy thinks I’m about to join his pity party God supplies! (can somebody shout HALLELUJAH) So for all my girlfriends that got paid today, I pray that your funds are sufficient enough to meet ALL your needs! And I continue to pray for abundance in your life, as I hope you all are praying in mine!

Have wonderfully blessed weekend and enjoy your PAYDAY!

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#FBF Jam with Me

Happy Friday Ladies! And in true Friday spirit lets do alil reminiscing or in hashtag fashion #FlashbackFriday and talk about those tunes, grooves, and banging beats of the early 2000s. I must admit I’m a sucker for a hot beat and in my late high school years and throughout college (and at times even now lol) I could be caught in a serious dance break right by myself in the car. I can recall those moments of when the song would go off, thinking to myself- I wonder how crazy I was looking LOL. Hey, don’t act like I’m the only one! So here’s a list of a few jams from 2000-2004 you could catch me grooving to.

2000-2001:

  • Shake It Fast – Mystikal
  • Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliott
  • Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve
  • Peaches & Cream – 112
  • Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child

2002:

  • Oh Boy – Cam’ron
  • Hot in Herre – Nelly
  • Dilemma – Nelly ft. Kelly Rowland
  • Foolish – Ashanti

2003:

  • Never Leave You (Uh Oh) – Lumidee
  • Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  • No Letting Go – Wayne Wonder
  • Get Low – Lil Jon
  • Shake Ya Tailfeather – Nelly

2004-2005:

  • Yeah – Usher
  • Lean Back – Terror Squad
  • Move Ya Body – Nina Sky
  • 1 Thing – Amerie
  • Lose Control – Missy Elliott

So now JAM WITH ME and enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

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Faithful Friday

Just like the last drop of water drips off the spout of the bottle. Or like the final beam of sunlight falls under the peak of night, we often wave the flag of surrender to the tasks of life before ever really beginning them. Those Bible studies printed and started with great intention and enthusiasm that now sit incomplete; the adorable blank menu plans awaiting the fulfillment of delicious and flavorful, yet healthy meals/recipes to be written in. I could go on and on for all the great intentions I have once started but was all too quick to let fall by the wayside. Yeah, me, the planner, are you judging? (please don’t lol) See remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about how my mind can get to the point where I feel like it might explode? At times, I’m consumed with so many tasks that rather than excelling at one or two of them, I simply walk away from all of them. (I’m so so glad God doesn’t treat me like this) Some of them, for what seems to be forever and others just long enough to regroup and try back at it again later. There are moments when I feel like my best just isn’t enough, that I’ve been overlooked, that I just don’t quite make the cut. And it could be that I simply attempt to push myself beyond what is expected of me at times (I can see the hubs shaking his head, like yup). But see it comes from a place of love, a place of acceptance, a place of approval. Know what I mean? So I know that God created me for a purpose. I know He’s given me, what I think of as, limitless talents and gifts (I truly believe I can be taught to do/make/create anything and with practice perfect it). But when I stop to look around at all the unsuccessful attempts and incompleteness of tasks, I can’t help but think of how disappointed God must be with me. And then suddenly that email pops up in my inbox, or text message alert goes off and I instantly know its Him, with a simple reminder.

Now maybe my scenario isn’t quite relate-able to you, and you’re the woman that applied for a job months ago and heard nothing, or the woman whose been trying to conceive but every test result reads negative, or the woman whose afraid to be alone because the devil has held your mind captive… See no matter the scenario all remains the true that is God is FAITHFUL! You must believe what the Word says with all your heart:

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ~Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV)

 

God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~1 Corinthians 1:9 (AMP)

 

Yet the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen [you] and set you on a firm foundation and guard you from the evil [one]. ~2 Thessalonians 3:3 (AMP)

Because God is faithful, He will never fail you. I want to leave you with one final scripture 

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. ~Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

Have an awesome weekend ladies and remember to remain faithful.

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Regain Control

  • Progress Report month #2: 4lbs down totaling 11lbs lost thus far!

I’m calling today “feel good Friday,” because well indeed “IT FEELS GOOD” (singing in my Tony! Toni! Tone! voice). Friday is finally here ladies! Its been quite a long week for me, as work at the 8-5 has been rather demanding this week. But moving right along lets talk about my doctor’s appointment this week. So my doctor is “very pleased” with my progress and thinks we’ve got a great plan going. Now I’m not taking it for granted, a loss is certainly to be celebrated and much appreciated BUT (you knew it was coming) its time I REGAIN CONTROL. These two months have been like any other, lacking true dedication, planning/prepping, and discipline! It’s like my mojo has taken a sabbatical with no certainty of when it shall return. “What’s up with that?,” I said self, and myself said “Hmmm.” No, but seriously, I have got to regain control. You know that saying, “it’s easier said, than done“… I feel like that’s my excuse, but we all know that’s no real excuse.

Please don’t take this wrong, I’m not “beating myself up” or looking for a “pity-party” I’m just vocalizing to myself the need to make some REAL changes! Its kinda embarrassing when I’m searching for fast food calories on MFP or having to create this massive list of calories because I have to account for all the condiments and “extras” I ate! And well, since I’ve asked you ladies to be my accountability partners, I’m just letting you know the struggle is real right now. I will say that things in and around my household are about to change, much for the good. My mother is now ready to jump on board with healthy eating and the hubs is just happy we’re finally coming to the light LOL. My action plan to REGAIN CONTROL begins with these 3 simple tasks:

  1. Menu plan & Meal Prep (healthy, cleaning eating: Pinterest has awesome recipes, snack ideas, tips & tricks)
  2. Water intake (1/2 gallon to 1 gallon per day)
  3. Walking (10,000 steps a day is the goal)

So any of you ladies that are interested, please feel free to join me on this journey and begin with these 3 daily goals. I want to leave you with this scripture as a reminder that God is truly faithful, no matter the task or journey you face. His Word promises you “a way of escape” so don’t get discourage, just ask Him for the escape route! I know I’m ready to be broken of my bad habits in eating unhealthy food and damaging my temple. Are you?

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)

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Excitement

Happy Friday Girlfriends!

I must say Friday truly is my favorite day of the week!! I just wanted to say hello and explain that my post for this week will be shared via a guest post from the blog Sincerely Kasey Kay. I was honored that Kasey thought of me to share with her audience while she’s away on vacation (I could sure use one of those). I wasn’t too sure of what to talk about but she told me just to be myself just as I am with my girlfriends, and that’s exactly what I did! You may view my post here.

Cheers to a fantastic weekend!!

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