My REAL Black Story

God made me who I am.
I am nothing but clay that was made in the color of
rich dark soil that grows the food I eat and that’s
the Word of God.

It clearly explains why He’s the reason for everything.
God planted a seed of faith in my heart, so all I have to do
is use my tears to water it with my prayers, fertilize it with
God’s word, and cultivate it with lots of love.

But that doesn’t stop there.

God also made me in the color of coal where diamonds
are formed beautifully. He has all the power to use time and
pressure because that’s His way of trying to get the BEST out of Me!

God didn’t create me in the image of darkness:
He created me in the image of HIM!!!

I am black and beautiful,O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me.
-Song of Solomon 1:5&6

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Check YOUR Own Grammar before You Judge Mine

Truth was everyone is so quick to judge about one another but not really looking at the bigger picture of making sure their hands are cleaning before they started pointing their fingers at other people. But when it comes to grammar that really took the cake!

Now, to be totally honest, I have been underestimated by numerous of people telling me that I have bad grammar. Ever since I first started blogging, I had a blogger commenting that she is touched by my story but my grammar is terrible. I didn’t really understand it because I really became so upset about what she commented. But that was just the beginning.

For the second, I was told once again that I have bad grammar and this time, it’s coming from social media groups I was commenting about a TV show I tuned in every Tuesday. Another individual was comparing my comment to somebody else’s comment and I became upset even more. My flesh wants me to tell her saying, “Look here, Miss Know It All! This isn’t a classroom. This isn’t school. I don’t need to be corrected” As much as I want to do something to hurt the person, I couldn’t even do it because I have too big of a heart to do a foolish like that.

Being told that I have bad grammar made me feel like I was doubting myself and thinking that I was dumb. I was sad I needed to talk to someone that truly understands me. On that same day, I decided to reach out to my former English and I told her about my problem and I asked her does having bad grammar made me look like I am less than anybody.

She taught me a valuable lesson and that was Grammar is something I can improve. It does not make me less intelligent than the next person. However, people look at me differently when I use improper grammar. That really make sense.

To everyone who were told that you have bad grammar, let me encourage you with some words of wisdom.

When your last breath arrives, grammar can do nothing. It isn’t fair that people judge other people by their grammar so it’s best for them to check their grammar because they’ll never know what they’re missing. Look on the bright side. David Ogilvy said, “I don’t know the rules of grammar you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.” No offense to him, but that’s a strong point.

As I close, please know and understand that your grammar reflects your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control.

Encouraging Bible Verses for Singles

Hosea 2:19&20
I will betroth you to me forever;
I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.
I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.

1 Corinthians 7:8
Now to the unmarried and the widows I say:
It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.

1 Corinthians 7:17,27,28,32,33,35,&37
Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches.
Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife.
But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.
I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs–how he can please the Lord.
But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world–how he can please his wife–
I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over his own will, and who has made up his mind not to marry the virgin–this man also does the right thing.

Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Romans 7:4
So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.

Galatians 6:4
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

2 Peter 1:5-8
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities and continue to grow in them, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Don’t Text Me because you’re Bored

Lesson Learned!!

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We all have those people in our lives that only come back to us when they have no one else entertaining their drama. You know, that ex that left you for someone else, but comes back when that relationship is failing? The person who you had to drop because the relationship only connected on a physical level, but they hit you up hoping you dropped Jesus?
“Hey stranger…”

Some people will only hit you up after you drop a nice selfie. They see you looking happy and they want to pop back up to see if that door is still opened. If someone can jump in and out of your life, that means you are not moving forward, neither are you closing the door to the person God removed from your life. One of the most dangerous things you can do in a relationship is give a permanent position to…

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WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY: The REAL Ms. Right

Gentlemen, if you are one those guys that are single and wondering if Ms. Right exists, well, Mz. Keshia got the main solutions to that just like I have it for the ladies. I define the REAL Ms. Right as a REAL woman that does exist when you may be dreaming of. She’s the type that’s sent from God above that every single man should be praying for.

So, now that I’ve given some examples, I will give you some qualities of choosing the RIGHT one wisely, and Ladies, you might want to take notes (biblical terms).

GOLDEN RULE #1: BEWARE OF MS. WRONG

WOMAN #1: Mrs. Bathsheba

Gentlemen, you remember her story? You should because she’s the type of woman every man be lusting for. King David would kill her husband just have her for himself. So instead of you looking at her body, use your brain and pay attention to her heart. She may be fine, but she’s a temptress so don’t tempt yourself.

WOMAN #2: Ms. Delilah

Now, this woman here is a gold-digger.  You remember her story. She was bribed by the Philistines to capture Samson. She is the most deceitful woman you can ever imagine. Stay away from women like her, guys.

WOMAN #3: Ms. Drusilla

This woman is the Bible’s Most Famous temptress that you don’t get to hear too much about. If any woman that’s stopping you from seeking God diligently, avoid her. She can definitely be a piece of work.

WOMAN #4: Mrs. Jezebel

Gentlemen, you heard the saying, “Carry yourself like a queen, and you’ll attract a king. Carry yourself like a hoe, and see how far you’ll go.” Well, guys, that lets you know that a lot of women that are like Jezebel. She may be beautiful, to you, but don’t be fooled when you out that she’s the She-Devil in disguise. Trust me, you really don’t want to eat any of the fruits she bears because she is poisonous!!

WOMAN #5: Mrs. Potiphar

Now this is the woman you really need to stay away from. She’ll do anything to get what she wants. Knowing that she’s married, she did the worse thing anybody would do, and that’s being a liar and bringing the law in on her lies just to ruin your life and your reputation. Be careful with women like her, guys.

Now that I’ve kept it 100 on the qualities of Ms. Wrong, let’s talk about the qualities of Ms. Right.

GOLDEN RULE #2: LET GOD PREPARE YOU TO MAKE ROOM FOR MS. RIGHT

WOMAN #1: Mrs. Esther

Gentlemen, if you want to be treated like a king, you must treat a woman like a queen. But on the real deal, you should know the game of true love. It’s like playing a game of chess.

A queen like Esther should do anything to protect her king like Xerxes because her king is afraid of losing his queen. She may be Persia’s Top Queen, but she is one the famous women in the Bible.

WOMAN #2: Mrs. Ruth

You may not find a woman in the city, but you may find her in the country out in the fields of wheat. This woman is such a gentle and kind woman who is no stranger to hard work as well as caring for her loved ones like her mother-in-law. Trust me, you have to be a Boaz for a virtuous woman and remind her that she’s worth more than rubies, and she is another one of the famous woman in the Bible, too.

WOMAN #3: Mrs. Deborah

Now this woman, she is independent who is the 4th Judge of Israel and a Prophetess of God. You know her story, guys. To pray for an independent woman like Deborah who is doing something productive with her life, you better work hard to hold on to her.

WOMAN #4: Mrs. Hannah

This woman have the same status like Sarah and Rebecca: childless. But once she prayed to God to bless her with a child, she did what a mother would do, and that’s giving her son Samuel back to God. If you want to have a wonderful family of your own, pray about it and God will bless you for it because once you get your blessing, make sure that you don’t owe God anything. Find a woman like her that will give herself to God and you do the same because that’s all God wants. He wants you all to Himself! Believe that!

WOMAN #5: Mrs. Mary

This is a blessed and highly favored woman is the Mother of God’s Beloved Son! Even though she was young, she was chosen by God. She is loving and caring woman who was married to a carpenter. When she knew that her precious Lamb had died on the Calvary’s cross, she believed that her Son demonstrated what love is!

Now that I’ve introduced you to 5 traits of Ms. Right, understand that Godly women like her, don’t need be the woman who needs a man. But to be the woman a man needs. With that being said, the REAL Ms. Right should be the woman that every man should be praying for!