Three Things I Hated (and Loved) About the 56th Grammy Awards

Three Things I Hated (and Loved) About the 56th Grammy Awards

I usually don’t do this. I’m usually able to find the good in anything and highlight it, but last night I was really irritable while watching the 56th Grammy Awards. And honestly, you all’s tweets didn’t make it any better.…







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You Guys ROCK!!!!

I’m really appreciative of you guys clicking and reading each day. I rack my brain on a daily basis trying to think of new and fresh material for you, and I want you to know and understand that every click you make on my site is greatly appreciated! Already, in the first month of 2011, we have managed to collect almost as many clicks as we did during all of last year. And I only have you to thank.













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Some Folks Just Can’t Handle Your Greatness

Some Folks Just Can’t Handle Your Greatness

Over the last year or so, I’ve had one goal in life: To become the epitome of greatness. I don’t mean that arrogantly. It’s just become my personal philosophy that good and mediocre don’t cut it. God’s Word reads: “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men” (Colossians 3:23), and if I were to do anything for God I would make sure it was great. Plus, if you’re not striving for greatness, then you’re wasting your time and effort. Either strive to be great or just sit down. Lukewarm is disgusting! (See Revelation 3:16)

When I say I don’t mean to be arrogant, I’m being sincere. I have no faith in my own ability to be great, but I do recognize the One who resides in me enables me to be great. I invite God’s guidance into every area of my life. And I trust that, like His Word says (Proverbs 16:3), because I commit every area of my life to Him, my plans will succeed. So, no, I can’t achieve greatness on my own, but through God it is possible and probable.

Unfortunately, I’ve discovered my strive for greatness makes some people around me uncomfortable. Now, I’ve never fully understood this concept. If you are happy being mediocre, why get upset with me because I want greatness? Why not let me do me while you handle your business? Why can’t you just let me be great?













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Where Are Your Words Taking You?

Funny thing happened yesterday. I was talking to one of my kids about a former student who I haven’t spoken to in two years. She was a really good kid with a lot of promise and potential, and I wanted to catch up to see how she was doing. A little over 24 hours later, she added me as a friend on Facebook. I was really amused at the timing of it all. It was like I spoke her up.

Proverbs 18:21 states: “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit–you choose” (The Message Version). The words you speak result in the life you live. If you want something, say it, and eventually it will manifest.

What things are you speaking over your life? If you don’t like it, the solution’s simple. Change the sound! Speak the life you want to live into existence.













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Dr. King from a Grown Up Perspective

Dr. King from a Grown Up Perspective

The first time I saw Coretta Scott King was at a Morehouse College King Day celebration my freshman year in college, January 2001. It was a surreal experience. She stood and greeted the audience as the host introduced her. There seemed to be an angelic glow around her. You know the foggy haze you see in movies…although I’m sure that was my imagination. In my memory, I was so close to her, but in reality, I’m not sure that wasn’t true either. I stood frozen…in awe. Her beauty, her elegance, her essences, she exuded womanly perfection, and at that moment, I became fully aware and overwhelmed by the King legacy.













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YES! I Got Pissed at God!

On December 15th, I went to work pissed!!! I was tired. My job had exhausted me, and I needed a day off. It was exam time, so I couldn’t exactly take one, so when the weather man started talking freezing rain and snow, I started praying. “God, this is just what I need! Please let it snow so school will be cancelled.” As a faithful child of God, I just knew my prayers would be answered. 🙂 So you can imagine my disappointment when I awoke to a phone call saying we would be on a 2-hour delay.













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I Ain’t Never Scared…Well, Yes I Am, But…

If you didn’t know, God’s moving people into their destiny…and He’s doing it SUDDENLY!!!! If you have any doubts, look at the Ted Williams story below. It’s definitely one of gifting, screw up, God, and redemption.

Side Note: I love when God orchestrates events so that individuals are able to acknowledge and worship Him on a national stage. People on TV talking about God, faith, and redemption, gets me every time!

The amazing part of Ted’s story is that no matter how bad things got, he kept working toward his goal, and he kept worshiping God. God is not moved by your whining, but He is moved by your worship. God can’t work with your pity party, but He can add increase to your work.

No matter how bad your situation looks, keep your faith. Continue trudging towards your ultimate goal, and acknowledge God in your work. His Word is clear. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Personally, I’m working hard to get what God has for me. My biggest interference is my fear. I fear that I’ve heard God wrong. I fear that this will end like last time. I fear I won’t live up to the hype. I fear that my past will come back to haunt me. The amazing thing is God was already prepared for my fear, and He’s giving me His Word on how I should deal with my fear.

Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband—the LORD Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer (Isaiah 54:4-5).

For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you (Isaiah 41:13).
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:18-19).

In order for your faith to work properly, you must get rid of your fear. Fear is false evidence that appears real. It shows up to knock you off your game. To shake your faith just enough to plant doubt and cause you to stop doing what God would like for you to do.
I’ve determined that I don’t care how this ends. I’m going full speed after what I heard God say. If I’m wrong, my prayers will keep me covered. I’ve given this vision to Him, so I trust Him to direct me and get me back on the right path. He always does. I will not lose because of my fear! I can’t. Too many people are depending on me to get this right. I’ve come to this place too many times not to get in. I’m standing at the door beating this time. “Let me in!!!”













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