~The African Violet.....In Full Bloom~

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lord I thank you!!!

Lord I thank you. You are faithful....you looked beyond my faults and saw my needs.
You are all knowing and forever in my corner. I am blessed beyond measure.....blessed in the city...blessed in the field...i'm BLESSED...everywhere I go.......BE IT UNTO ME~~~

Sunday, February 20, 2011

We are Blessed to be a BLESSING

Motives...............Determine our blessings.....

We are blessed to be a blessing............to help others so that we can rebuild the kingdom...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

~Lead By Example~

I had a 'moment' this weekend where I found myself being extremely upset by my suroundings....In my heart I began to rant and rave in disgust. Then I remembered some of the teachings/tools I have been given over the years. And it came to me plain as day...LEAD BY EXAMPLE. So I began to do the very task and or thing that I was upset about. I will not get positive results by yelling, screaming, cursing and acting a fool. My reward will come by telling the truth in LOVE and leading by example. Be THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO BECOME!!!

(Thank you LORD....i'm growing!!)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


THE JOY OF THE LORD..................................................ISMYSTRENGTH!!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


by Maya Angelou

"Still I Rise"
from AND STILL I RISE by Maya Angelou,
copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.
Used by permission of Random House, Inc.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

When You've Done All You Can - STAND!

Minister Donnie McClurklin, sings a song that says...when you've done all you can...when it seems like God has forgotten you..you just STAND...(or something along those lines)

In my almost 45 years of living "standing" and patiently waiting on the Lord has been the hardest thing to do. We live in an instant society..."minute rice, quick meals, fast food" so we are so used to having instant gratification.

This breeds an impatient world. God is not a Genie in the bottle. We can't pray a "instant prayer" and expect him to 'move' just because we 'rubbed/read' the bible and prayed a 'majic prayer..."presto chango". We must pray and quote scripture and STAND. Stand on his promises and exercise our FAITH.

You would not like it or want to be in a relationship where the only time your mate talked to you or spent time with you is when he/she wanted or needed something. God is the same way he doesn't want you to pray to him or GIVE to him because your wanting that big blessing. He wants us to spend time with him because WE LOVE HIM.

This month is Valentines Day and many are consumed with what they are going to get from that special someone. Let's learn to LOVE more and to GIVE. Give the gift of LOVE..pray without ceasing. When trials come your way lean unto the Father and he will MAKE YOUR WAY PROSPEROUS and YOU WILL HAVE GOOD SUCCESS!!!!

"And when you've done all you can you just...............STAND"