Friday, March 22, 2013


Good Morning Everyone,

I want to take this time to say thank you publicly to each and every person who reached out to me with their own testimonies of losing a parent and/or support from those who gave an encouraging word. What some of you may or may not know is my own near death experience was in the same time frame just three years after my step-dad's passing. I am grateful for all of you whom God has placed before me. And as Get Your JOY In The Morning approaches it's fourth year anniversary one week from today, I thank God for vision and what is to come. I want to publicly thank the James Allen Library for including Get Your JOY In The Morning as an add on in its daily and weekly meditation emails, Church Beat Radio for promoting the book and lending support. Thank you to Stubbs of The Leap of Faith Show and Network for her continued support of the book and recorded messages for radio as well as V of the Artist to Artist Show on I want to thank Mr. Willie Jolley for allowing me to borrow a page from his own story of encounter with Stephen Covey and lending support and to Sharman J. Monroe for her continued support and push. I am grateful to each person who passes on the messages to everyone they know as you are to always share the good news of the gospel of Christ. I am truly grateful and thank God for what He has done, what He is doing and will continue to do.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

His Plan

Psalm 33:11

11But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Psalm 33 is a written praise to God recognizing not only His goodness but also His authority over everything. His plan was to create a world. He spoke it and it is still standing. Many have plans but as verse 10 points out, God foil those plans. God's plan always last!! No one has authority over Him. Even the devil has to get permission to dabble. And God only allows him to do so to prove exactly what the enemy wants to disprove, that God has the final say on ALL things and what HE plans no one can thwart. There may be a delay but as the word says, the plan of the Lord stands firm. Did God show you a plan? Did God say it is to be? Then know that's the plan.Anything else isn't firm no matter what. When God speaks, it's better than E.F. Hutton.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Favorable Outcome

Luke 22:32

32But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."

Before Jesus was arrested He warned Simon Peter that Satan "asked" to test him. Just as Satan asked God if he could "test" Job, so he did the same with Simon Peter. OH BUT GOD! God had his fail proof plan in place! His fail proof plan was Jesus! Jesus had already interceded on Simon Peter's behalf. For He said, "And when you have turned back", as indication that Simon Peter would stumble a little but he would not be hopeless. And after Simon Peter's test, his instructions were clear, strengthen the others.

Do you know that because God loves you, thinks the world of you and has plans for you, you are an enemy to Satan? You are an enemy to Satan because you seek to honor God with your life. So what is Satan's motive? His motive is to prove that you are not who you claim to be to God. His motive is to also take your future. How so? With a test. The purpose of the test is to show that you don't deserve whatever it is God has waiting for you. But the devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And that's why God allows you to be tested. God's purpose is to show that you ARE who He says you are. God's purpose is to show that your faith is stronger than what the devil can see! And when you have turned back, your instructions are clear, strengthen your brothers and sisters in Christ. Let them know that just because they're in the test, doesn't mean they are doomed to fail. God believes enough in you that He sent Jesus to intercede on your behalf and believes in you so He expects and sees a favorable outcome.

P.S. Remember to check out my man V of the Artist to Artist Show on Mondays and Saturdays on and listen for the Get Your JOY In The Morning segment!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Display A Crown

Proverbs 12:4

4A wife of noble character is her husband's crown but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

The wise King Solomon even gave wisdom on the type of wife a man ought to take. Ruth is described as a woman of noble character. She was one who worked hard in the field and had a good reputation with the townsmen as Boaz pointed out in Ruth 3:11. Ruth wasn't just looking for a handout. She honestly wanted to work to support herself and Noami, the woman who looked after her after her first husband's passing. Ruth was kind. She received favor and double portion because she was faithful in her work and her kindness of caring for Naomi though she herself was not of Naomi's blood. What is noble? Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines noble as famous, notable, of high birth, rank or station, excellent, stately and of a superior nature. So King Solomon says that a man is blessed who obtains a wife such as Ruth was described, noble and kind. She is her husband's crown meaning that her good name is also a reflection upon him. Just as good employees or group is a reflection upon a supervisor. A wife of noble character reflects a husband's good judgement and he is seen as wise. But a disgraceful wife, King Solomon says, ruins a man from the inside. Disgraceful is defined as out of favor, shameful.

As a woman, would you rather bring honor to the man at your side by who you are or ruin him from the inside? As a man, would you rather have a woman who has a reputation as being noble and kind who you can display as your beautiful crown or one you are ashamed of?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spiritual Fog

Matthew 9:4

4Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

Jesus had gone into Capernaum where some men had brought a friend who was a paralytic on a mat. Jesus immediately looked at the man and told him his sins were forgiven. There were teachers of the law present and they believed Jesus to be blaspheming. In their minds, no one had the ability to forgive sins but God. Unfortunately, they refused to see that they were in the company of the Son of God. Jesus, who was spirit and existed with God when the world was created, had every right to forgive sins. But again, the teachers of the law had no idea who they were in the company of. Jesus continued to show the power He had been entrusted with by our heavenly Father. How so? He revealed that he knew their thoughts. Jesus clearly displayed the power and authority He possessed by forgiving sins, revealing thoughts and then telling the paralytic to walk and he did. Now if someone pronounced what you were thinking without you opening your mouth should that not be enough? But then to see a man get up and walk who just minutes before was bedridden is indeed a miracle. To deny that one witnessed a miracle is denying God and who He is.

Have you ever denied God's power and authority? Has the Lord ever showed you a miracle yet as the teachers of the law you attempted to explain away, reason away and flat out question it? What you may not realize is that everyone at one point in time has questioned God's ability whether it was through frank unbelief or even doubt because you could not see your way clear of a situation. Many of us have not been that far off from those teachers of the law or may even be still there. You can be in the presence of the Holy One yet still suffer from unbelief due to spiritual fog. Whatever fog you may be in, may be it made clear to you by the power and authority of Jesus Christ

P.S. Remember to check out my girl Stubbs on the Leap of Faith Show on and listen for the Get Your JOY In The Morning segment!