Monday, December 12, 2011
I've been MIA for the past two weeks working on a research paper for class.
I started the research the same week the class was told of the assignment
(about a month ago).
I wasn't having a very much success finding relevant information, so I just decided to leave it for a bit and focus on current assignments.
A month later, just a few days before the paper was due, I'm fumbling all over the place still trying to find sources...
Long story short: I ended up completing the paper the day it was due
Moral of the story: don't procrastinate in doing papers
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
"I am able to do all things through the One [Jesus Christ] who strengthens me."
I am using this verse as motivation and encouragement for my midterm/final exam (pt. 1) tomorrow!
I hope you use it for whatever is making you feel frustrated, defeated, or discouraged!
God Bless you!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone on of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost."
When one has come to the realization that one is a sinner (have been living a life contrary to what God says) the next step is to repent of those sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! Then recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost!
Becoming a Christian isn't about going through rituals...it is simply making the decision to turn away from living sinfully and showing that by choosing to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ!
I love it! I love Jesus!
Do you love Him too? :)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Once again, it wasn't my intention. It gets away from me. I know won't be winning any "Best Blogger" awards, haha...but that's not why I blog anyway.
I will try to blog at least once a week!
God Bless! :)
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Today I want to introduce some of you to a very good book! It is the updated version of Joyce Meyer's "Battlefield Of The Mind"
I know that the mind is very important, which is which I am studying Psychology. I was eager to read this book because I wanted to know what she had to say about the mind from a Christian perspective.
I am so happy to say that this is a book that I will be revising often throughout my Christian life. It helps to keep me in check, by comparing my thoughts with the kind of thoughts that the Lord says I should have.
I don't want to give out much details, because I want you to go out and read the book.
Meyer wrote the book in three parts.
Part 1: The importance of the mind
Part 2: Conditions of the mind
Part 3: Wildernesses Mentalities
Each part includes chapters that goes indeapt concerning the theme of that part.
You should definitely read this book, if you are trying to live a life for God and find that your thoughts cause you to feel certain ways that are ungodly. Also if your thoughts stop you from being all that the Lord wants you to be -- read this book.
Meyer includes many scriptures references throughout the book that you can study, as well!
Anyone who have read this book, please share your thoughts and feeling about it.
God Bless You!!!
Monday, August 8, 2011
I am back from the women's retreat and conference, hosted by my church, Zion Apostolic church. Last year's theme was "Back to the basics" and this year's theme was "Walking according to your purpose"
Just like Women's retreat 2010, we stayed at DoubleTree Resort in Pennsylvania. It is very beautiful over there.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Last year I posted here about my experience after attending the Women's Retreat and Conference. It was an absolutely amazing experience!
I am so excited to be attending again this year! I know that I will be blessed, as a result. I will post about my experience again when I get back.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."
I hope this verse encourages someone to understand we are MORE THAN conquerors throught Jesus!
Regardless of what you're going through, understand that!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I am not done with this book, but it has been such a blessing to me that I want to share it with you.
So, coming soon, I will be reviewing this awesome book.
God Bless you!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I finished the book of Romans a few days ago.
However, I decided to read it over again. I felt like I didn't get as deep into it as I could have.
I been seeing a lot of verses that I loved from Romans (especially chapter 8) and I felt ashamed that I couldn't recall reading that.
SO this time around I am going to dive deeper into it.
God Bless you all!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I've been taking time to live my life. Next time I need to take a break from the internet, I'll try to say ahead of time.
I hope all of you have been staying strong in your faith.
Since I've been gone:
1. I'm now in the book of Romans in 'reading through the new testament for 2011'
2. I have had a couple days of 'ignoring' God. Where praying and reading my Bible and come in second and third to other things. However, God, like He always does, has sent someone to get me back on track.
I am so in love with Jesus! His love for me is overwhelming and I am so grateful for His mercy!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I will start the book of Acts, chapter 1 tomorrow, May 1st. Love it.
By reading through the new testament, I Have learned things I didn't know.
It's always good to skip around the bible and read different chapters, but it's really good to read the books right after the other as well.
I'm learning a lot more.
...till next time,
Thursday, April 28, 2011
My family lives in Georgia, and I'm still here with them right now, and thank God we were not hurt in the storm.
It's said that over 200 lost their lives in the disaster and others who lost their homes and businesses.
I am praying that God give families strength and and comfort in dealing with this disaster.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I want to be able to read God's word and understand what God's saying. I like having those "ohhh" and "hmmm" and "wow" moments when I read the Bible.
I try to read 2 to 4 chapters a day, so by the time December comes around I'm done with Revelation.
...till next time,
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I believe that Christian women should look modest-- not showing off their bodies or putting themselves in any spotlight-- but I don't think that modesty only has one look.
Monday, April 4, 2011
OK, so I'm still behind on my reading...but I'm happy that I'm finished with the book of Mark.
Now, I have to write what I know/understand, just like I would if I was studying for a test.
I'm also still working on having my Bible-reading sessions be something that I take pleasure in, instead of something that needs to be done.
I do enjoy reading my Bible, but there are times (like when I'm rushing to read it because of time) that I do it as something on my to-do list.
I am still a work in progress -- noting my faults and working to improve them is part of the 'progress' :)
Until next time,
Today at church, the pastor preached on the book of Numbers 14: 1-9, when the Lord delivered the children of Israel of the land of Egypt.
He got them out of Pharaoh's hand and they were still complaining.
This reminds me of people, including myself, who complain of minor things even after God has delivered them out of a big problem.
Lord, please help me to know that my life is a work in progress and that you have a plan for me. Help me to keep my eyes on you instead of issues in my life.
Friday, April 1, 2011
"Immediately the father of the boy cried out and said, 'I believe; help my unbelief'."
This scripture comes from the man who asked Jesus, if He is able to do anything, please heal his son (of demonic possession).
He didn't really believe that Jesus could do everything, hence the if. I sometimes feel like this man...certain situation seem so big and impossible in my eyes, that I find myself thinking if, when it come to Jesus being my deliverer.
Lord, please forgive me and help my unbelief!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
It was not my intention to abandon it for 2 months. But, you know...yea.
Anyway, I'm back and I'm gonna try to stay 'back'
What's been going on
1. So, I completely slacked off on my 'Reading the New Testament through 2011' (I think I read like 5 chapters [if not less] a month-- yes, I am ashamed)
All in all, I've been busy, but I have made time to enjoy life's short but precious moments.
Hope you've been doing the same.
'till next time,
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
As part of a Bible study that I do a few times a week, I read This Devotional on Our Daily Bread's website and it opened my eyes to something I have already realized multiple times!
I know that I can "cast my burdens on Him" and that there's no need to keep wallowing in my sorrow, but I keep ignoring this fact.
The times when life feels extra crappy are usually the times when I have drifted from the presence of God. If in his presence is where we find peace, then when we excuse ourselves from His presence...of course we're going to be worried and feel overwhelmed all the time!
I need to get and once and for all keep this in my spirit. Once I start feeling like life is getting to much to take, I need to "lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made Heaven and Earth" (Psalm 121:1-2)
Monday, February 7, 2011
"But he answered and said It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God".
I like this scripture because to me it seems to say that people not only need food to live, but also the word of God, without it we will die.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Matthew 2 :
~The wise men from Jerusalem heard about Jesus' birth and they were looking for Him to worship Him. But when Herod the king, heard about it, he was troubled. He told the wise men to go and look for Jesus, so he could worship Him too.
~When the wise men found Jesus, they were warned by a dream that they should not go back to tell Herod. Then an angel appeared to Joseph and told him to leave Egypt because Herod was looking for Jesus to kill him.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Like I brifely mentioned in a previous post, I will (along with my church) will be reading the New Testament, Matthew to Relevation this year.
I started January 1 and I finished the book of Matthew on the 24th, but I will be going over each chapter again and writing what I got or understood from each Chapter.
My brief understanding of Matthew 1:
- Matthew 1 starts off with the Lineage of Jesus Christ. It starts with Abraham who had Isaac and goes all the way down to Jacob who had Joseph, who became Mary's (Jesus' mother) husband.
- When Joseph heard that Mary was pregnant, he thought that she had been unfaithful and wanted to leave her. It wasn't until an angel of the Lord came and told him that Mary was pregnant with a child of the Holy Spirit and that His name will be called Jesus!
I could only imagine how Joseph was feeling around this time. First he finds out that his fiancee` was pregnant and it sure wasn't by him! And then to be told that it was a child of the Holy Spirit! That's a lot to take in.
Monday, January 24, 2011
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Faith. It is so very important when it comes to being a Christian. The Bible says, without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).
I believe that if I pray believing that my God is prayer answering God, according to His word I will receive it!
If you haven't as yet, you should really go and listen to Forever Jones' song, He Wants It All on YouTube.
This song speaks to the heart! It is really inspiring and spirit-lifting! This is the kind of song that really makes you want to change your life and get closer to God.
Check it out!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I tend to have my 'Bible reading sessions' as a checklist-- something to do and get out the way-- and this isn't helping me or pleasing God!
I'm working on setting aside an hour everyday to read and study the Bible. I really want this to work out as planned, because there is nothing I want more that to get closer and closer to God!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
It's been nearly a month since I updated the blog. I'm not going to state excuses or anything, it's just that life happened.
I'm downsouth, in the beautiful state of Georgia and I'll be here for a while. It's really nice down here. It's probably about my 5th visit.
Anyway, things are still busy in my life, but I'm going to try and update reguarly regardless. In the meantime...enjoy your life, it's already 2011! Make the best of the time God has given you!