Saturday, July 12, 2014

Are you compromising?

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Inner Peace

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Role Model VS Real Model

often hear people say that celebrities are role models. I then hear those performers say, "that's not really me." Or they say, "I'm not really like that at home." Role models are actors in essence. I don't depend on artists on the radio or television to influence my childrenThey are far from real. I prefer the term real model.

Real people do real thingsBelievers have emotionsWe get smacked in the face and want to fight back tooWe make mistakesWe fallWe (hopefullyget back up. There is no mask. There is no facade. You get to see flaws and all of an actual modelYou may see an errorbut more than likely you get to see a recovery.

If you call yourself a CHRISTian, I pray that you aren't acting as a role modelNo one is asking you to be perfectBut no one is expecting you to stay where you are. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimoniesNo disrespectbut role models aren't saying or doing anything real. I challenge you to be realFlaws and allBe a REAL model.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Book of Shade

SO I've found out that there's been a new book added to the Bible. Well at least a book that many church folks. *DISCLAIMER* THIS POST IS NOT INTENDED TO THROW SHADE AT ANY OFFENDERS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE REFLECTION, DON'T BE ANGRY WITH THE MIRROR. "It's not an enemy who taunts me - I could bear thatIt is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me - I could have hidden from them. Insteadit is YOU my companion, my close friend." Psalm 55:12-13 (NLT)

Let's define shade. Urban vernacular used by my friends and many others define shade as someone that acts in a casual or disrespectful manner towards someone/dissing a friend. Verb usage, "She was throwing shade." One would imagine church folks do not participate in throwing shade at other saints. I beg to differ! Being a Christian is a lifestyle, but everyone is human. Now should shade be purposely thrown? Absolutely not! Is shade thrown? Why of course. Living what is read in the Bible is not always an easy task. Sometimes even the best of us are guilty of throwing shade. 

There is nothing like feeling pain from a person that you have let into your personal space. Everyone knows about the neighborhood bullyWe expect them to bully. But a person you eat withA person you give your last tooWhen they smack you in the faceit's usually a shockThat hurt turns to anger. And many times all of those things you read about in the Bible are null in void for a window of time. Anger is a secondary emotion. There is usually a preceding emotion that is the root of the issue

The words of an outsider aren't usually internalizedThe words of your spouse, your familyand close friends can cut like a daggerThose walls are easily penetratedIt's easy to cut off a strangerBut a close friend or relative becomes a thorn in the side because they don't just "go awaybecause an offense has occurredBut there's hopeVerse 16-17 says " But I will call on God and The Lord will rescue me. Morningnoonand night I cry out in my distressand The Lord hears my voice." Your voice is being heardKeep your peace and let The Lord fight your battles for you AFTER you create some boundaries.