Saturday, January 2, 2010
Wow. 2010 is here already. I can't believe how fast 2009 flew by. What an exciting year it was. I am so excited about 2010. It is going to be awesome!
The New Year for me started off in Atlanta GA. The Bell's and I hit the road to go to Jeff and Mary Clarice Hathaway's house. It was so much fun. There were about 20 of us there. Brian and Samantha joined in as well. We all sat around in the basement and went over our goals for the year. It is so good to be around dreamers and people who have a purpose in their life. We ate great food and played games all night long. All in all it was a great time.
I am looking forward to this year. I know that 2010 is going to be the best year yet!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
(from November 2009 Believer's Voice of Victory magazine, Kenneth Copeland Ministries)
How do we prosper?
Many people are seeking the answer to this question. And 3 John 2 gives us crucial understanding of the subject. It says, “Beloved, I [pray] above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” | Notice when John said, “I pray above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,” he added the very telling phrase, “even as thy soul prospereth.”
In other words, you will never be healthier or more prosperous than your soul.
Man is a spirit, he has a soul—which is the mind, the
will and the emotions—and he lives in a body. Thus, you should be prospering in all three areas: spiritually, mentally and physically.
To prosper spiritually, you must be born again. When you accept Jesus as your Savior and make Him the Lord of your life, your spirit is reborn and brought into fellowship with the Father. This puts you in a position to receive from Him all the things promised in His Word.
To prosper in your soul, you must be able to control your mind, your will and your emotions. Prosperity of the mind comes when you use accumulated knowledge—controlling your mind instead of your mind controlling you.
Second Corinthians 10:5 says you are to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God (or against the Word of God), bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. You cannot control your mind completely without the Word of God being alive and operating inside you.
You must control your will in the same way. God doesn’t want a broken will that He can dominate. He wants your will whole and in submission to His will so the two of you can work together in unity. In Deuteronomy 30:19 God said, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life….” What a privilege! The choice is yours!
When a man’s soul is prosperous, his will is in line with God’s will. How can you get in line with God’s will? You can’t until you know what His Word says. His Word and His will are the same! If you are in line with the Word of God, you are in line with the will of God.
An emotionally prosperous person can control his emotions. Jesus had complete control over His emotions, yet He wept at the tomb of Lazarus! His weeping didn’t cause Him to join the grief-stricken throng. He continued to move in the Spirit. He put His priorities where they belonged and raised Lazarus from the dead. He showed emotions, but He was not moved or controlled by them.
The world’s definition of physical prosperity (prosperity of the senses) includes gold, silver, financial favor or power, political favor or power, and social favor or power. The world’s definition of mental prosperity (prosperity of the soul) is “knowing it all.” Put these two ideas together and you have a person who can use his mind to get financial and political power. This is the world’s total concept of prosperity. Wealth and power cannot answer every problem. Money makes a lousy god! It can’t buy good health or prevent sickness and disease from taking over the human body. Yes, it can go toward buying it, but the world’s system of healing just isn’t good enough. In the mental realm, a person can have all the facts in his head and not have the ability to use that knowledge to obtain the money or the health he needs.
You can be born again, even filled with the Holy Spirit, and still not be prosperous in your soul. What produces spiritual, mental and physical prosperity? What brings all these areas together?
The Word of God.
The Bible says in Hebrews 4:12 that the Word is alive, powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. It divides the soul and the spirit, the joints and the marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. When you are walking in the Word of God, you will prosper and be in health.
God’s will is for us to be made whole—spirit, soul and body—and to stay that way until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23). As you walk in the light of God’s Word, you will become prosperous inevery area of your life. --Kenneth Copeland
Thursday, October 22, 2009
8am i guess..even though i set the alarm at 6.45am..but it always fails to wake me up that hour.
2. How do you like your steak?
3. What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?
Hmm..Love Happens...I was with a girl so give me a break..lol
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Glenn Beck on Fox News
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
New York i guess,..i like big cities..sky scrappers and busy.
Or even better the beach!!!
6. What did you have for breakfast?
Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal.
7. What is your favourite cuisine?
Mexican for sure
8. What foods do you dislike?
The ones that are good for you...haha
9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Cheesecake Factory, Habanaro's, Brio, Copper Grill, and the usual Milo's and Chick-fl-a
10. Favorite dressing?
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Grey Honda Accord.
12. What are your favorite clothes?
Shirts shirts shirts and more shirts..let it be party shirts or dress shirts..
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Madrid, Spain. New York and Paris, France.
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Well for me it is overflowing!
15. Where would you want to retire?
I am going to travel all over when I am young, wealthy, and free
16. Favorite time of day?
I am a night owl
17. Where were you born?
18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Alabama Football and Orlando Magic Basketball
20. Bird watcher?
Well THE WORD says to look at the birds....
21. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Night person i guess..i hardly talk in the morning..well, it all depends..but i think more of a night person.
22. Do you have any pets?
not at the moment...but I want one when I have more time
23. If you saw $100 laying on the ground, would you pick it up?
Heck to the yes!
24. How many email addresses do you have?
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
Besides that I am amazing...no.
26. What did you want to be when you were little?
A cowboy like Gospel Bill or Kenneth Copeland's pilot.
27. What is your best childhood memory?
Hmm..everything about it..nothing to worry about..just live life freely..
28. Are you a cat or dog person?
29. Are you married?
30. Always wear your seat belt?
most of the time
31. Been in a car accident?
32. Any pet peeves?
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Cheese is always good.
34. Favorite Flower?
the kind that you give a girl and then in return you get a kiss...lol
35. Favorite ice cream?
36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Milo's or Chick-fl-a
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
I pass on the first try..
38. From whom did you get your last email?
Momma Kirkland...sending me apartment listings
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Why would i do that when at the end of the day i STILL have to pay for it?? anyhow,i would go Prada, Bvlgari, Armani and Hugo Boss. I dont think my credit limit is sufficient enough to cover all those shops in one go though..
40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Yes..but lets not talk about it..
41. Like your job?
For a job it is a great one. Looking to make a few changes soon though.
what about it?
43. What was your favorite vacation?
I always enjoy trips to the beach...but the trip I took to New York City was the best by far
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
A group of us went to Red Robin in Trussville last night for Erica's birthday
45. What are you listening to right now?
46. What is your favorite color?
47. How many tattoos do you have?
48. What is your favorite number?
49. Who do you call at least once a day?
Lately it has been Abby Oney...she is one of my best buds.
50. Coffee Drinker?
Oh yes...love it!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have been pondering this question for some time and realize everyone's understanding, or definition of success is different. So I pose the question to you. What means success to you and when do you realize you have achieved it? Or is it a state of mind that you must get into every day? Lets discuss...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Well, I'm finally on the blog-wagon. I initially held back from blogging, but I finally caved in, deciding that if I'm ever going to jump on the blog-wagon, it might as well be now.
Well lets see, this year has been a great year in all areas of my life. I turned 22, which means I am a grown up...well kinda. I have grown my business. I got a promotion and a raise at my job. Grew closer to My God. And I am more excited about the future than ever!
I hope to keep you posted on all my life adventures, from work to play. I am getting a camera in the next few weeks so I will be able to share pictures and video with you all.
Until next time. I love you and hope to hear some feedback on my decision to jump on the blog-wagon!