For Black History Month I decided to share with you a song that is very important in the African-American community. The song is “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and it is commonly referred to as The Black National Anthem. It was originally written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) in 1899 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) in 1900. The song became an even stronger staple in the Black Community during the Civil Rights Movement and is the Official Song for the NAACP. During the Inauguration of President Barack Obama Continue reading
It’s been two years since I’ve written anything on this blog. And what a time it’s been. Without getting too personal, let’s just say that the last year had been a real test of my strength and even my faith. I’ve had a lot of “Why, Lord?” moments. It’s been hard. It was never my intention to not blog. But life got in the way and I just didn’t have the energy or the focus necessary to keep up.
But writing is one of my many passions. My first Continue reading
It’s time to clean house spiritually and emotionally in 2013. It’s time to let go of all excuses, negativity and habits that are keeping you from living the way you know you ought to be living for the Lord, and from reaching your full potential in this life. We only get one life so it’s important that we live the best life we can in spite of financial status or other struggles in your life. And it does not cost anything (at least not monetarily) to grow spiritually. All you need is your Bible. Yes, you should go to church. But I’m talking about having one on one time with God daily. It’s time to grow in faith and relationship with the Lord. If you are doing things you know are wrong and separate you from Him, let it go. If you are not spending time with God because you are putting people and things before Him you need to stop. It’s time to get your house in order.
Make a decision, not a new year’s resolution, but a firm decision, that you won’t Continue reading
I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I pray that 2013 is the year you receive the breakthrough you’ve prayed for and that your dreams will come true. A new year brings new beginnings and I hope that this year is full of great things for you all.
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Got a book for sale on Amazon, but it’s not selling like you want? Then this is the book for you. I know I NEVER review these kinds of books here, but I thought it would be helpful to all of my writer fans out there, especially those just starting out.
Marketing Your Book On Amazon: 21 Things You Can Easily Do For Free To Get More Exposure and Sales (Book Marketing on a Shoestring Budget)by Christian Author Shelley Hitz is a very helpful guide to help you get more sales. In this book Shelley lists numerous ways to help you reach more readers and put more money into your pocket.
You’ll learn how to Continue reading
Escaping the Cauldron: Exposing occult influences in everyday life tells the story of Kristine McGuire’s descent into Witchcraft and how God delivered her. Kristine grew up in a Christian home but was always intrigued by the occult. Even though she committed her life to Christ the lure of the occult continued to pull her. One day while discontent with God who seemed to not be hearing her or answering her prayers, she decided to finally indulge her curiosity into Witchcraft. That decision led her to live for eight years as a “Christian” witch, medium and ghost hunter. That is until God opened her eyes and mercifully pull her from Satan’s clutches.
I enjoyed this book. It is a wake up call to Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to know what your One Big Thing is? That one thing that you’re meant to do in this life? Well, One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Dojust may be the book for you. Phil will Continue reading
Are you thankful for your blessings? I admit that I don’t always stop to take stock of all the blessings that God has given to me. Not because I am ungrateful, but because sometimes I am too comfortable. Sometimes I take my blessings for granted. This is something that we all do at times. It’s usually only when our comfort is threatened or removed that we realize how blessed we have been.
I want to encourage you today to Continue reading
Have you ever been so stressed out or afraid that you just wanted to scream or cry? It’s an incredibly painful feeling. It feels like the whole world is on your shoulders and all you want is just a little relief. Just a bit of breathing room, right?
King David experienced intense stress and anxiety when he was being persecuted and hunted by King Saul. He could have given up. But David knew how to keep Continue reading
People can’t always be trusted. At least not 100% of the time. As imperfect people it is impossible for us to behave perfectly at all times. Most people mean well but because of our imperfections we will always fall short. People break promises, lie, cheat, steal, break hearts, and will sometimes even betray you. That doesn’t mean that you should live your life in fear of being hurt or suspicious of all people. That’s neither a healthy or Godly way to live. But it’s important to never put people in God’s place.
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God is the only One who is completely dependable. The only one any Continue reading