Tuesday, May 31, 2011

*NEW* UPCOMING SERIES ON CHRONICLES


Hello all. Happy Tuesday to you. I hope you had a great weekend. I just wanted to get on today and let you know that I'm doing an upcoming series here on Chronicles. The series will be centered around wholeness of the single woman. To help with the content, I'd like for you to respond to a few topics that will be featured as part of the series.

Today I have two topics for you to respond to. (I'm asking for responses to be from single ladies only):

Topic 1: Are you great in the kitchen? Are you a great cook? Do you have some great recipes that you can share (healthy preferred, but not required)? If so, please contact me at coafw@yahoo.com and I will give you further details.

Topic 2: How do you stay in shape? What exercise regimens do you do? If you have some great stay-in-shape/healthy living tips, please contact me at coafw@yahoo.com.

There will be more topics to come. The questions will also be reposted in the "Features" section.

Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

#FUTUREWIFETWEETS {PART 2}

Here is part two of #FutureWifeTweets. Part one is here.


FUTURE WIFE TWEETS:
When you're living the world's way, you'll keep hooking up with the wrong kind of men and will be convinced that men "ain't no good"

It's a set up

Why would the enemy want you to believe that there are good men? Because he knows that belief will change your attitude about men in general

And when your attitude changes that means you'll stop wanting to live for him and live for Him.

The devil wants you to blame God for there being no good men or shortage of men, when HE'S the one keeping you bound to the no good men.

I would suggest if you're in a relationship with someone for the wrong reasons that you strongly consider breaking that tie.

And by wrong reasons I mean dating someone because you're lonely or to get over the last relationship or because of pressure from others

If you are having premarital sex, please start making steps to break that tie.

If you are with someone because you don't think you can do any better, please consider breaking that tie.

If you are with someone who puts you down, mocks what you do, demeans you, and insults your overall self esteem, break that tie.

If you are with someone who physically harms you, LEAVE. It may be easier said than done, but God will make a way.

Another lie the devil will convince you of: "He will change" or "I can change him". No he won't and no you can't.

A person will change when or if they want to. You have no supernatural authority to make that happen. Only God has that power.

Only you know what's keeping you in a relationship that you know is not good for you. Confess it and let God help you get out

*Testing* Just testing out my mobile feature.

Friday, May 20, 2011

#FUTUREWIFETWEETS {PART 1}

Hello Ladies. *GASP* I haven't posted in 10 days. I've had a very eventful, busy week. I have some down time now and can finally get over here to do a post. Below is some food for thought that I shared on Twitter last week. I'm posting them for my readers here as well. Praying that they are helpful to you. I'll have more a little later.



FUTURE WIFE TWEETS:
#singleladies If you're waiting on God for your husband, what are you DOING while you wait? #findyourpurpose and #walkinit

#singleladies Prioritize: Serve God, work on yourself, find your purpose, walk in it, allow God to bless you with your mate.

I say this a lot because I truly believe it: God doesn't need your help finding your mate. All He needs you to do is trust Him.

Trusting God means releasing control and submitting your love life to Him. We're finite. He's not. He knows. We don't.

I dare you to trust God in your singleness and with your future mate. There's such a reward in doing things God's way.

If we had it like that and knew how to "find" our mates, then why the countless break ups and heartaches? Why the casual dating to see if a person is "the one"?

#singleladytip God isn't obligated to bless anything we do in our own power, that includes finding a mate.

My hope and prayer is that single ladies who are serious about getting married realize the importance of ACTIVELY placing God at the head of their lives, instead of placing a man at the head of their lives.

I used to think the relationship issues of the single woman of today was that she was broken, came from a fatherless home, etc. And while those things are true, I believe the biggest issue of the single woman professing to be a Christian is that she's trying to live a godly life by a worldly standard and that will not work.

Don't allow the devil to convince you any longer that you can live for God and live for the world. That's a bold faced lie.

Just don't want single ladies to be blinded anymore, especially those who have a sincere desire to be married.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FAITHFUL BLOGGING PROMPT #4: WHAT VERSION OF THE BIBLE DO I READ?



What version of the Bible do you read and why?

Right now I'm reading the New Living Translation. Normally I read KJV. I needed a new Bible because my other one was falling apart. I got the Bible I have now at a garage sale that my aunt was having. It happened to be the NLT version and I fell in love with it. I like that the wording is translated in such a way that it's like I'm reading a really really good story. I also like that it makes scripture understandable. Overall, I read this version because it makes the scriptures very practical. I'm sticking with this version for the time being but I do reference the KJV just to see what how the original text reads.

FAITHFUL BLOGGING PROMPT #3: MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE BIBLE



What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?

Hmmm....I don't think I have just one favorite book of the bible. There are a few that are my favorites that I read for different reasons: Galatians, Ephesians, Psalms, and Romans. I need to give this some thought.


Monday, May 9, 2011

QUICK POST: EXTENDED STAY {MOTHER'S DAY}

Hello everyone. Welcome to a new week. I hope all the mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I had every intention of doing a Mother's Day post but I didn't get a chance to do one. I didn't carve out the time I needed to make a post :-(

My family came up for the weekend to spend Mother's Day with my mom. She is still in the hospital recovering from her lung transplant. Actually, she's recovered from the transplant. She just has to build strength to walk. She's had a few setbacks which has affected that but we're praying strength for her to get up and walk. My dad and I decided to extend our stay to spend more time with her. We'll be going over to see her in a little while. Below is one of my favorite pictures of me and my mom. It was taken Easter 2008. Can't wait for her to get back home.

That's all I have for now. Just wanted to do a quick post :-) Happy Monday :-)



Thursday, May 5, 2011

FAITHFUL BLOGGING PROMPT #2: MY INSPIRATIONS





What person has been the most inspirational for you in your spiritual journey? 

Just one? LOL. I must admit that I have more than one person who has been inspirational to me in my spiritual journey: my parents and also my friend and dear sister in Christ, Kourtney. I share my sentiments  below.

Mom & Dad
My parents are the greatest spiritual example I know. I've learned so much from them just by watching. Individually, they have taught me about faithfulness to God and being prayerful about everything I do. Collectively, they are the greatest married team I know. I love how prayerful they are about the decisions they make and how they consult with each other before making decisions. They are faithful tithers and good stewards over what God has given them. But the one thing that rates very high to me about my parents (and something I will always carry with me) is how they allowed God to transform them, making Christ the head of their lives. Their change, changed our family. I'm proud to say that all of my parent's children and grandchildren are saved and all of us live our lives growing, learning, and living our lives for Christ. I went a bit off the subject, but those sentiments are why my parents have been so inspirational to me. Those are the seeds they planted that I will forever carry with me.

Kourtney
If I had a slogan for this young lady it would be, "Sometimes you just need a REAL friend." That's exactly what Kourtney has been to me. We have literally grown together in our spiritual walk complete with bumps, bruises (not literally lol), ups, downs, everything. Out of all that, we have come out greater as friends and sisters in Christ. I have so much respect for her passion for the things of God, which is quite inspiring. God has given her an awesome gift of insight and He's used her to help me when my perspective on certain situations were a little off. Ultimately, I know that God has placed her in my life as an encourager, an uplifter, and someone who's going to give it to me straight, but with sincerity and in love. She's also my right hand girl in my single walk. I'd be here forever if I expressed how much of a blessing she's been to me in this season of my life. Having a real, true friend may not fall under the category of "inspirational" for everyone, but for me it does. True friendships are hard to come by, especially ones that are founded in Christ. And for me that is inspirational.

TRYING SOMETHING NEW: FAITHFUL BLOGGING PROMPTS


I thought this idea from Faithful Bloggers was really good. Courtney, the blog's author has started posting Faithful Blogging Prompts every Monday to help bloggers who are looking for ideas to post. I'm going to get in on the fun :-) I'm giving it a try tonight, answering the first blog prompt (she's posted six so far so I will be playing catch up).

The question is: What is your favorite Christian song and why?

My favorite Christian song is I Do Worship by Pastor John P. Kee, who happens to be my favorite gospel artist. The words of the song are so powerful and I can do nothing but give God praise when I hear it. How can you not praise Him when you hear, "For your goodness and your glory/for the joy inside your story/for the peace you gave to me/for the day you set me free/I do worship you". I can't fully express what this songs means to me other than it draws me closer to God every time I hear it. 

Listen to the song in its entirety here.

Pastor John P. Kee