November 30, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 30

Happy Sunday!
30 Days already! O How time flies as we get older. I'm amazed that I was able to keep up. Today I had the opportunity to review my very first 30 Days of Thankfulness post because someone recently left a comment on it. Sometimes I wonder what is going through my mind when I'm writing stuff.. some things I dont even know how I managed to write but apparently I did...

I am thankful to God for allowing me to see the beginning and end of these 30 days. I am thankful that I am going into the 12th month and I am expectant of the fabulous things God is stilll going to do in my life this year... I am grateful for the favor He has bestowed on me. I am thankful for the people He has put in my life... whether to help me, to grow me... I am just thankful.

I thought I'd share with you my very first post again...
Have a Happy Sunday

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I am thankful to God for the good things he has already done. Everything in this world is started and finished by God. While Im in Monday, God has already taken care of Friday so I need not worry. God has finished everything. There is no need to be anxious. Someone is waiting for that healing. It is done. Someone is waiting for that miracle. It has come. God exceeds himself each time. Meaning he does more and more than before. He does not repeat himself. So I wake up each morning....looking forward to how God will surprise me. I wake up knowing that I am covered in His Blood. I plead for his mercy...for his favor.

On this day, I am thankful that God is God. He has never failed me not one time. I am thankful that inspite of being me...He is always willing to forgive me...I've had so many "second" chances and Im glad that when I turn my back and decide to run back to Him, His arms are open wide...willing to forgive and forget...willing to comfort and scold when necessary. He is just awesome

On this day, What are you thankful for?

Song dedication: Hezekiah Walker-Grateful

November 29, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 29

I almost missed today. I'm currently at work.. so I'll keep it short
My head is ON FIRE!!!
I got it done today... put in a relaxer... after almost two years...
It got straight... but I got burned in the process.... almost seems like a necessarily evil... The things we girls do for beauty.

I thank God I survived the experience. I thank God that I found someone to do it at a very reasonable price as well. It'll be hard for me to go back to paying almost $100.00 without getting the results I wanted.

What are you thankful for today?

November 28, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 28

I survived my first day of shopping today. And let me tell you the ridiculousness of it all. I mean at 7am the mall was packed but I got some great deals today... great deals... too great... and this is what I realized... you never really say how much you spend... you focus more on how you saved... well I do.. so for example... let's say I saved $300 on something... that's what I'm all about... never mind the fact that I spent $150 that wasnt necessarily a part of the budget... kai... I think I went to battle with the mall and mall won.. all in all.. I made some good purchases...

I thank God for the ability to shop and all that comes with it

Did you find any spectacular deal this Black friday?

What are you thankful for today?

November 27, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 27

Thanksgiving day!
I am sooooo full.. turkey,ham, potato salad, sweet potato souffle... red wine...
Sometimes I have these thoughts that go through my head... some I wish I'd never think...
I take a look at myself and there are so many things I can complain about. I wish this and I wish that... never being satisfied... feeling as if there's something more... I just want to thank God for myself... I want to thank God for the people he surrounds me with. I want to thank him that I went to Bootcamp and survived! I want to thank him for these legs of mine, that walk me where I want... these puppy dog eyes of mine that are able to see far and near... these hands of mine that help me type out each blog post and write so beautifully... my teeth... even though I want to get them unnecessarily whitened, that helped me chew on the turkey today... so many little things that we take for granted... I'm not perfect.. I'm always trying to reach for something that I think we make me feel better... look better... but I need to realize that I'm wonderfully made... flaws 'n all. I understand what it means to say "in everything give thanks"... because you dont realize how not so bad your situation is until you meet someone else in a worse predicament than yours... then you realize... oh... i think i'm good

Happy Thanksgiving.

What are you thankful for today? this season?

Song dedication: Train-Give a little bit & Beyonce-Flaws n all

November 26, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 26

What a day it has been
Because of the holiday it started off quietly at work... but let me tell you.. the work just kept coming and coming and coming... I ended up leaving work an hour and a half past the time I originally planned on leaving... I'm so sleepy. I did treat my team to some O'Charley Rolls... a pre-thanksgiving treat if you will. So... right now... with heavy eyes... I am thankful that I made it through the day...

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving... :-)
What are you thankful for today?

November 25, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 25

It's tuesday
Do you know what that means? thanksgiving is in TWO days...
oh gosh.. i'm looking forward to sweet potato souffle and my uncle's potato salad
so im thankful for Thanksgivingggggggggggg...
i'm so excited... more excited about having time off and hoping to get some sweet deals on black friday!

What are you thankful for today?

November 24, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 24

Happy Monday!
December is almost here... can you believe it? So much has happened this year.

Today, I am thankful for my father. I know he's not perfect but I am still grateful for his presence in my life. Just recently he paid one of my bills... verrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy helpful. Somehow I believe he has the best of intentions... but somehow... I dont know.. I'm still thankful. I pray for God to keep him for me... so he can walk me down the aisle... so he can see my children... I pray for God to bless him despite anything and to just be with him in general. I love my daddy... I really do... no matter what... I used to be daddy's girl growing up and now I've become this fiercely independent person and I thank God for that as well...

What are you thankful for this monday?

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great
and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Song dedication: Lara George-Ijoba Orun

November 23, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 23

Happy Sunday Everyone.
I woke up very early this morning and was watching True Life, a show on MTV. This particular episode dealt with two people searching for their mom. One of them, a female, was graduating college. She found her mom who's sort of a druggie and was hoping her mom would attend her graduation but her mom didnt. The other person, a guy, hadnt seen his mom in all of his 17 years... found her, called her... she called him back the same day and that was it. She's been avoiding his calls ever since. Watching that... you just realize that there is still sooooooooooo much to be thankful for. I would say that my teenage years were a bit troublesome and probably less than ideal but I'm still here and didnt have to deal with not knowing where my parents were. so I am just Thankful for life in general. There are so many things that I've been protected from... Thank you God for being my protector and shield

what are you thankful for today

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November 22, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 22

Today, someone was buried.
Diagnosed and died in less than 2 days.

I am thankful for life and for good health. I wont take it for granted and I will strive to keep this temple of God healthy... after years and years of abuse...

What are you thankful for today?

Song dedication: Beyonce-Ave Maria

November 21, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 21

I woke up early this morning and I heard the howl of the wind...
men.... not only is it cold but it's windddddyyyyyyyyyy
and I got reminded of this song

what manner of man is this... the wind and the sea obey Him
what manner of man is this... He opens blind eyes... He makes the lame walk
it's Jesus the healer... Jesus the healer... it's Jesus redeemer, lover of men

now I'm not sure if those lyrics are exactly right... the last line especially but today Im reminded of praise and worship songs from Nigeria. One day, coming home from church, I had a praise session with my boyfriend... just singing songs from home that were almost forgotten... what a joyous atmosphere it was....

Today I am thankful for the praise and worship songs that I learned while I lived in Nigeria. I am thankful for my exposure to the Maranatha singers and the Kids Praise... I remember one with Ebenezer Obey titled "Jesus is coming" but I cant find it anywhere.... I successfully bid on ebay for the Maranatha Praise Band 1-3 CDs.... also downloaded the Maranatha Acapella album from itunes... I love all those songs... and surprisingly I remembered most of the lyrics.... I am thankful for all those yoruba songs that I cant quite get right with the lyrics... all those songs that once you hear them make you want to just jump up and dance or ki? ko? mo le...

What are you thankful for today?

November 20, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 20

There are so many things that we could complain about... I was always try not to complain but I have to admit it is hard so I'm glad I'm doing this Thankfulness series... because somehow I've found less things to complain about and am seeking unique things each day to be thankful for..

My boss and I certainly have our differences. I believe she has some personal bias against me which is affecting her ability to objectively manage. However today I will say... almost reluctantly... I dont even really want to type it... but I am thankful for my boss.

She's helping to build my character. She's not my final destination. So I have to believe that God is preparing me for something.. something BIG... I dont know what it is.. and based on my experience with her... when that something Big finally gets here... it'll be dust off my shoulder... so I'm just going to brush it off and keep it moving.. and somehow that has me almost excited. Because I just know that I have a bright future... I am destined for Greatness... there is no doubt about it...

What are you thankful for today?

Song dedication-Christina Aguilera-This Christmas

November 19, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 19

Today I left the house about 6:20am this morning. I looked around and I remembered when I used to live in an apartment. I'd be rushing to work but I'd have to wait for my windows/windshield to defrost before I could start driving. Back then I used to cut it close with time. So today looking around... I realized that what I've really wanted God has given me... and He has always exceeded my expectations... so today amongst other things I am thankful for my garage. I get in the car and it's ready to go... no waiting to defrost or anything. I am blessed... truly I am and my prayer is that as God blesses me, I will be a blessing unto others. Givers never lack... and I have to believe that to be true. There are so many little things that occur day to day that we take for granted. I challenge you to stop for a moment and think about your morning routine... and then answer this question...

What are you thankful for today?

November 18, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 18

Today I am thankful for Beyonce
I just love her... Her new album is out
I feel like she's such a beautiful person in and out
and she inspires me to want to get fitter... seeing all those dance moves... totally impressive... She's only 27 and has been blessed with so much... even though she's in the World... I have to wonder if she can do that... what cant my God do through me... through her. I only have to take it one day at a time right... and He will see me through...

Is there an artist out there that you're thankful for? Anyone that inspires you?

What are you thankful for today?

Song dedication: Beyonce-if I were a boy

November 17, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 17

I am so determined not to miss a day of this
Right now I am very tired and my feet hurt from walking all day. I'm glad that I didnt have on boots today because I think my feet would have exploded from all that walking I did today.
Right now I'm sleepy. today was a good day... no drama at work... Today I really wouldve loved to be thankful for winning the lottery on friday... but nope... I didnt... so instead I will Thank God for providing a shelter for me to lay my head... especially with the cold weather. It is cold and windy here... and it's always nice to come into a nice warm place... thank God for that!!!

What are you thankful for today?

November 16, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 16

It's so cold here today...
I went out last night to this bar with some coworkers... and I came back smelling like the place... I so dislike that.... the smell of smoke was still in my jacket today.... sooooooo annoying... I tried to spray some of my dad's cologne on it... but it still has last night's smell on it... anyways I know better for the future... I promptly took it off when I got into church today... dont want people hugging me thinking I'm a smoker or something...

all-in-all I'm glad about last night... I am thankful for last night. I only had one drink. A Kryptonite rita... see how huge it is? it's really good.... the others were trying to convince me to do shots... i politely and firmly declined time and time again... It was nice to hang out... I think that for the few of us that were there, we will have a better working relationship. We basically just talked about things that we didnt like and blah blah blah... it was a chance to clear the air in a relaxed... a verrrrrrrryyyyyyyy relaxed environment... so I'm glad I went... I think I may have said some things that maybe I shouldnt... and I was reminded that no matter where I am... no matter what is going on... I have to represent for God...

What are you thankful for today?

Ephesians 6:10-13
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you
can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against
the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that
when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done
everything, to stand.

Song dedication: Men of Standard-In your will

November 15, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 15

Saturdays are my lazy days... I do nothing but watch cartoons all day... sometimes in the evening I may go out grocery shopping...

Today I am thankful for my boyfriend... Bob. He has been such a great addition to my life and so helpful in so many ways... I am thankful that he's in my life. He's such a good boyfriend... such a responsible member of society... I just Thank God for him.

Recently... my paycheck did not quite equal the bills I had to pay and I had received money to send home... but I didnt want to send it yet because it was kind of keeping my account balanced... so Bob jumped in and allowed me to keep the money and he funded the money I was to send himself... I told him I'd pay him back and he just laughed it off and said if I never paid him back it wouldnt matter... and I was just grateful... He's done so much more for me... I'm just amazed at how selfless he is... I have alot to learn from him... I just pray for God to continue to keep him... bless him, bless us.. favor him, favor us... and all that good stuff...

What are you thankful for today?

November 14, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 14


Today was a fabulous day!...
I got my hair braided. I spoke with my mom and she got the suitcase I sent home. Work went smoothly... it wasnt that busy today... All in all... I am thankful for how the day went. More specifically I am thankful for the person that did my hair... we work together and she did it at a discounted rate... I got it cornrowed but people can get crazy with their prices here...

I think we should try to find joy in the little things.. adopt an attitude of gratitude... that's what Delilah says anyways on her radio talk show. Anyone else listen to her?

What are you doing for the weekend... I have an outing tomorrow and a baby shower on Sunday... gosh... I'm hoping to win the lottery tonight to finance my weekend plans!

What are you thankful for today?

November 13, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 13

Joy comes in the morning...

I feel good about today... I woke up and was determined that today would be a better day and it was... I had a meeting with my manager. She wanted us to talk about how we could communicate better. She wrote a few things down and asked me to come up with a few things on monday so that we can improve our working relationship but God help me... I dont know what will improve it except she changes the rating she gave me... I'm having a hard time getting past that rating...

Anyhoo... whatever... I am grateful for family... Right now in Nigeria my family is preparing to bury my grandfather... He was such a wonderful man... He would see me and immediately reference his sister... who I look exactly like... I even tilt my head and smile like her... technically he's my granduncle but you know how that goes... he's "grandpa" to all the children... He started going down hill as soon as his wife died... like the very next day... it hurt my mom to see that because she was very close to him... I know that tomorrow will be hard on her but I'm glad that she's able to celebrate his life in her own manner... I'm grateful to all the family members that have travelled near and far to celebrate his life.... You know Family can be crazy... but sometimes they can be the best....

Today is a new day... it was a brighter day... and i'm determined to keep on moving...
Thanks for the words of encouragement on the previous post...

What are you thankful for today?

November 12, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 12

I've typed and retyped what I wanted to write today...

Today was a hard day for me... I went through my quaterly review at work
I basically went through some character assassination
My direct Manager stretched some truths and fabricated some things
which is why I had commented on Jaycee's blog some time ago.. that God is my ultimate Defense when it seems that I have none. I'm trying not to stress out... Trying not to cry out... After being promoted 3 times within a year's period... what this woman is saying is that I should be demoted. I'm not sure if I should even laugh... It would be understandable if what she was saying was true... if her critique of me was correct... but it is not. I pride myself on being hardworking... or being truthful but somehow all my accomplishments are being summed up as "does not meet expectations"... I. CANNOT. FIGHT. THIS. BATTLE. I dont have any more words to add... except that for every tear that I've shared... for every moment of stress... this woman... this instrument of the devil will surely pay... Now she's trying to poison... or already has... the minds of the other senior managers... I've asked those people... you know me... you know the work I'm capable of... my character over the past couple of years has been proven time and time again... The position I hold in management is not one that is just given to anyone... How does one go from exceeding all expectations to not within the span of 2 - 3 months... How is that... She has been working on this assassination campaign for a minute now... but Everything that has been planned for my demise... will turn around for my good in Jesus' Name...

so today... I tried to hold on to God... tried to remember the promises in Joshua 10:8... in Isaiah 54:17

I am just thankful for my job... I dont know what the future holds in it... but I have to trust and believe that God has a greater purpose for me... like disgodkid... I will be counting down. I've cried until I didnt think I had it in me to cry anymore and still the tears fall. I hate injustice... I hate it even more when it's happening to me... so i'm holding on right now... I'm not where I used to be... God has brought me from a mighty long way... and has elevated me to where I am... and in Jesus' Name.. I will continue on... Tomorrow is another day!!! And for some reason... that thought is putting a smile on my face...

What are you thankful for today?

November 11, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 11

I've been listening to Yolanda Adam's The Battle is not yours all day long. I have to get my mind... my whole being, right. I think maybe with the way I've been stressing I've been telling God how big the problem is... instead of telling the problem how big my God is. and How do I do that? I cant exactly start throwing bible verses at her... at them... but I can continue to stand firm in the knowledge that God has a great plan for my life. I can continue to have faith and believe that everything will work out for my good according to God's Will... I was reminded as to the different obstacles that I've overcome through the course of my life... and at the time I thought those obstacles were the worst things to happen but somehow...actually through God, I overcame them... If God truly is the same God of the past... the same God of the present and the same God of the future... If He brought me through past storms, will He not see me through this one? Everything happens for a reason and I am choosing to believe that I am being made stronger... but it is hard but I will continue... I will do my best to remember who my God is... not what/who the problem is... This will become a memory... just like the song says... This battle is not mine...

Today I am thankful for the ability to overcome... my prayer is that God will help me endure this season. It's all gravy when things are going great.. but when things arent... God help me to endure and to come through this.

What are you thankful for today?

btw... gas prices are less than $2.00/gallon... can you believe it? It hasnt been that low for the past 5 years... na wa... Im not complaining about it.. just wish it didnt come at the expense of an economic downturn... but everything happens for a reason... so we're realigning ourselves I guess...

2 Chronicles 20: 15, 17, 21
Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you
Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever

November 10, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 10

it's 11:30pm... almost missed today

Let's just say I'm thankful for yet another day. Thankful that God let me see this day
Im struggling... struggling to stay positive...
in the face of economic uncertainty... I'm just praying for God to keep me...
I'm praying for mercy.... I'm praying for favor
I'm praying for God to shame my enemies and I'm praying for him to make me a better person through it all....

I feel so angry at the things going on around me... the injustice that I'm experiencing but in everything give thanks...
so I'm thankful that I made it through today... I dont know what else to do.. what prayers to pray... I'm just angry... and I'm struggling to keep positive.. I'm struggling to not go out of my mind...

What are you thankful for today?

November 9, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 9

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it
I'm sure sometimes it may seem trivial to be thankful for things that seem mundane... but what if these things werent around...

I am thankful that my uncle agreed to take a suitcase for me to Nigeria
In the past when I've travelled to Nigeria, people always send stuff through me... Infact, my stuff can fill 1 suitcase and everyone else's stuff is in the 2nd suitcase... and I now realize how it is... I mean imagine me sending a whole suitcase home. I didnt want to do ase ju (doing more than would seem appropriate) because I should have asked my other uncle if he also could take a suitcase home for me as well... lol. I figured why waste the two suitcase limit that is allowed by the airlines right? Infact this should turn into some kind of business to make some extra dough... hmmmm... Anyyyyyyyyyways...

Happy Sunday. If you're not able to make it to church, consider worshiping with the NewBirth Family LIVE @ 7am and 10:30am EST (12p/3:30p London < > 1p/4:30pNigeria). click HERE.

What are you thankful for today?

Song dedication:Chris Tomlin-Holy is the Lord

November 8, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 8

It's saturday!!! :-)
Today I left my house and driving down a quiet road... I smiled
I was reflecting on how God had blessed me with a house... how I owned my own car...
The freedom that I have to come and go as I please... there is much to be thankful for
I just love the Fall season... it's so pretty
All the hues of red, brown, orange, yellow... I imagined walking on a carpet of fallen leaves... surrounded by tall trees with so many colors... actually I imagined me getting married in such an environment... hmmm... Maybe God will surprise me and make it happen...

So today.. I am thankful for the Fall season.... Autumn for all you brits out there...
just step outside and take a look...
it's very pretty

do you have a favorite season?
What are you thankful for today?

Song dedication: Monica-For you I will

November 7, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 7

Happy Friday

Today I am thankful for my brother
I spoke with him yesterday. and sometimes last week... and I think the week before..
We spoke without fighting... and after our conversation he ended with "love you"
that made me smile... and that's why I am thankful
He is such an inspiration... I would share a youtube video of him being interviewed but that would be tooooooooooo much... But this is someone who was overweight and was challenged to lose the weight to become involved in a particular sport... which he did to everyone's surprise and now this boy is cut! C-U-T. I'm hoping to get there eventually
My brother and I may be far apart as far as the miles go... but the Love that was poured out to us through God... through my mom... and my dad... that will never go away no matter what... in Jesus' Name... Amen!

What are you thankful for today?

November 6, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 6

Sometimes you try to be thankful and it's sooooooooooo hard. How are you thankful when you're going through stuff. I alternate within the same breath being mad at God and asking Him to be with me. Is this normal? It's all nice when everything is going well but when everything is not? Am I fickle with my faith? Something has got to change... since God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow... Inductively, I'm reasoning that it's me.

I'm just Thankful today...
I'm thankful for the day... Life has had its ups and downs and I have to believe that this shall soon pass... I just have to hold on... so I guess I'm thankful for the ability to hold on

What are you thankful for today?

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD.

Song dedication: Boyz II Men - Just hold on

November 5, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 5

Election day has come and gone and I sit here thinking through the past...

Here are some facts

1865 - the 13th amendment of the United States Constitution made slavey illegal in the united states

1868 - The Great Amendment was passed (14th) which proclaimed and upheld the citizenship of everyone born in the US... including the 'freed' slaves.

1879 - The 15th amendment passed, guaranteeing the right of Blacks to vote

The Republican party was originally set up as an "anti-slavery" party because back then, Democrats were pro-slavery... and did everything in their power to stop blacks from voting introducing things like the poll tax and reading tests. (I wonder if some of that same mentality isnt still going on)

1920 - Women gain the right to vote, guaranteed by the 19th Amendment

2000- Al Gore was erroneously declared the Projected winner by CNN... it all came down to Florida which held 25 electoral votes... The difference for the winner, our current President, was just 5 electoral votes...

We've come a long way... a very long way... no battle was easy... many lives were lost. How easy would it have been for some people to say "This can never happen... why bother... why let blacks vote... why let women vote"...

Today, I am thankful for the right to vote and I am thankful that the right to vote has resulted in Barack Obama becoming the 44th President of the United States of America. More than ever I know this man needs our prayers... we all really need to pray for our leaders.
God bless Obama. God bless each and everyone one of you that voted. God Bless America

I typed the above post yesterday morning... and I was not ready to change it o... lol
It occured to me that if Al Gore had won as everyone wanted, Obama may not have become president at this time... I believe that God orders our steps and I'm grateful for such a time as this. There is no excuse anymore... This is a man that grew up with seemingly the odds against him and now he is our 44th President... what's your excuse?

I was soooo excited... I woke everybody up in Nigeria and England to tell them the News...
You know it wasnt all about him being black... it was about being an American who also happened to be African American looking to turn things around ... I believe that difference is what helped him... If it was all about being black... what about Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Standing in line for almost 3hours was absolutely worth it.

click HERE to read a transcript of his acceptance speech yesterday or was it early this morning... lol

Below is the video of Barack Obama's acceptance speech and the 2nd is of John McCain


Psalm 118:22
The stone which the builders put on one side has become the chief stone of the building.

Mark 12:10-11
Haven't you read this scripture: 'the stone the builders rejected has become the capstone';
The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes

November 4, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 4

I've been up alllllllllll night... since yesterday morning when I woke up and didnt go to bed until around 4 this morning or so... You should see my house....

so Today, I am Thankful that I found my passport.
Hallelujah... glory to God

I wanted to get it renewed... I called the consulate, they said 4 weeks... even longer if something goes wrong. In my mind I'm thinking... What could go wrong... Little did I know that while I was talking to the consulate, my passport was somewhere else... I mean I thought I knew where it was but apparently not... Anyways to prevent "something goes wrong", I'm holding on my to my passport until it expires.

Now I dont feel so well... I feel like I've been shouting the whole day... You need to see the effort I put into finding this... all the while I had this fear that I had thrown it out but I kept searching... because I just knew I had it... there's no where I didnt turn out... I even went to my car, checked the glove compartment, the trunk... under the seats... why? because when I'm looking for something I look everywhere... even places that I'm sure that it cant be...

The long and short of the story is I found it... in a box in my spare bedroom... and I just Thank God... because all the while... looking for it... I was praying for God to please let me find it... I dont even know how many times I went up and down the stairs... I think the whole issue is that Im not as organized as I'd like to be... so maybe by day 30 I'll be thanking God for that... I dont know..

What are you thankful for today?

Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.

Song dedication: John Mayer-Waiting on the World to change
Video dedication: We Can

November 3, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 3

it's monday!
The start of the new work week... today is monday... that means tomorrow is TUESDAY
and what an exciting time it is... Tomorrow History will be made one way or another... Im almost nervous

what am I thankful for today?
I am thankful for the ability to go to work... I am thankful to God for strategically placing me where I am today... Sometimes I just have to take a step back from all my complaining and just say Thank you God... that something exists that I can even complain about... and I'm sorry for all my complaining... because God's plans for me are to prosper me... to give me a future

Yesterday I went grocery shopping... and I bumped into my cousin who lives like 10/15minutes from me... but I havent seen him or his family for over a year... isnt that ridiculous... anyways I bump into him and his kids and he asks how I'm doing and all that and then we start talking about relationships... he asks... "what is going on with our women?"... "I dont like what I see"... okkkkkkkkkkk... I dont know what's going on... but our conversation led me to this question... if you had one choice... would you rather be married? or be successful?

What are you thankful for today?

1 Chronicles 4:10
"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested."

song dedication: NeYo-Miss Independent

November 2, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 2

Happy Sunday to everyone...
Today, in the States, DST ended... I used that extra hour to do laundry and as such woke up later than I would normally do on sunday and was about 40minutes late to church. I dont like being late for church. I thought about just staying home and watching it online but then I felt it important to go...

Today I am thankful for my mother.

There isnt a day that goes by... or a year when I do this that my mom doesnt come into play. She is an awesome woman of God and I am grateful that God saw it fit to allow me to be birth through her. She is such a hardworking person with a kind heart. My prayer is for God to continue to be with her and see her through each day... to abundantly bless her and keep her and bestow endless mercy and uncommon favor upon her... that she will continue to be blessed to be a blessing and will never lack for anything that she desires according to God's Will... Amen

What are you thankful for today?

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 31:27-28
She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up and call her blessed...

song dedication: Boyz II Men-Song for Mama and Thank You

November 1, 2008

30 Days of Thankfulness 3 - Day 1

Another day... Another year... actually... 3 years!
I wasnt going to do it this year... but I was convicted one day at church...
There is much to be Thankful for... I started this a couple of years ago... when I was in the process of purchasing a house... it was a scary period... but I made it through... because of God...
(The links to the previous years are above)

So this month, I invite you to join me in being Thankful if you wish to...

I decided to participate in NaBloPoMo this year as well... meaning each day I'd
write a post for the entire month of november... 30 posts in 30 days...
Nothing Fancy... just a few short lines... it might be a bit challenging... but I'm committed to it... just like I'm committed to not eating chocolate for the month... after 5 am...

Today I am thankful for the gift of life.

I dont think there's anything that makes you more appreciative of life than when you run the risk of losing it or lose someone that you'd never have thought had an appointment with death so soon... I know two people that were pregnant this year. 1 lost her baby about a month ago and the other had a boy a week after my birthday. I thank God for both of them. I remember going to the doctor and having a biopsy done last month... and just Thanking God that the promise of Deuteronomy 7:15 is mine

Happy November...

*As we enter into this season of thankfulness, take time to count your blessings, express your love to your family and friends, and perform an unexpected act of kindness!

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given
Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God...
Ephesians 5:2 NKJV*

*taken from NewBirth's Single's ministry november newsletter*