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A thought before bed

The best direction to face is always forward and the best answer for past iniquity is silence and self forgiveness. 

Thank God for getting me through.

Growth 

Tiffany

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A Few Goals!

So this year I am looking forward to completing my master’s degree by December. I’m going to take my last two classes this fall. I am particularly excited because I am currently still in Workforce Development but in a higher education institution ( I’m working on a M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I originally had an idea of what I wanted to write my thesis on, but I think that I’m going to stick with Career services with some Workforce Development elements. This is a very exciting year for me, as I will be completing a goal that I started almost two years ago. I’m truly thankful for this opportunity and just can’t wait for it to be over!

I had epiphany in class yesterday that it really was possible that I could be done by December so that’s what I’m going to do.

It’s getting real out here y’all!

Happy Tuesday!

Tiffany

FAITH

Discipline Your Thoughts!

 

We live in this world, but we don’t fight our battles in the same way the world does. The weapons we use are not human ones. Our weapons have power from God and can destroy the enemy’s strong places. We destroy people’s arguments, and we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 10:3-5

Another good one is.

“The Lord GOD is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility].” Habakkuk 3:19 (AMP)

It helps for me to recite this whenever my mind begins to wonder to a place of discouragement, sadness, or anger.

It’s literally mind over matter!

Enjoy!

FAITH

Paying it Forward!

Happy Monday!

Let today be the day that you tell someone about the goodness of God. Tell them how he pulled you through, and how  his grace was sufficient enough for you. Smile and be grateful! Be courageous and choose joy every time!

My thought of the day:

The bible is the playbook and the holy spirit calls the plays. Do not only read the word but develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit. He will always help you know what to do.

Much love!

 

FAITH

Lunch Date With My Heavenly Father.

So back in 2014, I started having lunch dates with  God. During our date I would look uo certain topics that were in my spirit. They were always regarding questions that I have about life. This is my time to see what God has to say about it. So lately, its been about minding my own business. I must admit, I’ve become better at it. But know the question is when should we and when shouldn’t we? This is our discussion today.

Our date today is at Aki Sushi Bar and Grill in Ann Arbor, MI. We are having Shrimp Shumai, Miso soup, and Philadelphia rolls. Yum!

FAITH

Faith Comes By Hearing

So I am currently at work, on lunch, listening to a sermon by Joel Olsteen that I downloaded almost three years ago when I was pregnant with Lauren. If I’m not mistaken, the sermon is called “It’s Not Over”.  It was one of those sermons that got me through everything. The first time I heard the sermon I didn’t know at the time how I would get through, but I did now that I would, and that I would live my life in victory. It gave me confidence and the comfort from God that I needed. He mentioned a few things that always stuck with me.

  1. God will give you beauty for your ashes.
  2. God is a God of Mercy, restoration and at times, vindication.
  3. Failure, defeat, or mediocrity will not be at the end of my story. It will end in me bruising the enemies head in my life, as described in Genesis.

While listening to this, I am reminded  of the importance of sowing seeds of the gospel, and how listening to that word will never allow me to forget about the promises that God has given me. I must admit, right now my life is good and quiet. I am mothering my child, finishing up my master’s, loving my boyfriend, family, friends and working in my field, and still praising God!. It’s funny because when I first heard this message I couldn’t imagine things being the way they are now. Weeping sure did endure for the night (ALL NIGHT), and JOY certainly did come in the morning. What a great reminder of God’s faithfulness!!!

I took these pictures on 5/29/2014 (Thank you google photos storage!) after listening to this message at Belle Isle Park in Detroit after work. I was about 6 or 7 months pregnant at the time. God told me that I would crush the enemies head and so would my daughter. He told me on that day, “it wouldn’t always be this way”. Amen… So I wrote a piece of the scripture in the sand  to represent me “writing it down and making that plain” and standing on that scripture. I accepted that word and continue to do so.

I encourage you all to listen to God’s word frequently so that in good times and bad times, you can go back to it and see your GROWTH and remember the promise.

I am proof that the blood still works!

I will never forget that day.

Much Love,

Tiffany

Black Family, Black is Beautiful, FAITH, Life

It’s 2017!!!!

Hello everyone and happy new year! I hope you all enjoyed  the holiday and season. I know I am about a week late but I am very excited about this year. I am still on my journey of moving forward with my life and feeling a sense of completeness. I can already feel that this year will be another blessed year. I took a short hiatus at the later end of last year because of my work and school schedule. I am finally happy to say I am on the home stretch and that I should be working on my thesis this fall (exciting).

2016 was such a good year and yes it was definitely a year of “Breaking Out” from beginning to end. I encourage you all to focus on God this year, as it has come to be name  “The Year of FABULOUS Outpouring”. No matter what you see in the news or around you, keep your trust and focus on Jesus for what you are believing in your life.  I cannot stress enough that trails and tribulations will come but everything will work out if you have Christ there. If he be for you, who or what can be against you?

My prayer if that you all have a blessed and prosperous year filled with love, joy, the manifestations of your hearts desires, and the fulfillment that can only be found in Jesus!

I celebrated my birthday last week too y’all (HOT 27) WHOOP WHOOP!!!!

Lauren and I ❤

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