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In this current climate, prayer is essential. Some of us may find it challenging to pray, or don't know where to start. If you find your...

Monday, December 31, 2018

Best Place to Bring in the New Year

Church is the best place to be, to bring in the new year. If your church is feeding you spiritually, then that is the best place to be. And if your church is not feeding you spiritually, then you need to find one that will. Pray to GOD, to bless you with a church that can feed and convict your spirit; keep searching, and the LORD will deliver. 12-31-18

Sunday, December 30, 2018

I'm Thankful

I will like to thank GOD for giving me the knowledge and the mental tools I needed to pass my IT exam. I just want to give GOD all the glory for what he has done in my life. Many times we take things for granted, and don't take the time to acknowledge our blessings. Thank you LORD! 12-30-18

Saturday, December 29, 2018

My Favorite Music by Andy Mineo

Some of my favorite albums by Andy Mineo is "Formerly Known" 2012, track called 'Young' and track called 'Goodbye'. Another album I like is called "Heroes" 2014. 12-29-18

Friday, December 28, 2018

Should You Give to Homeless Person, Knowing They Might Buy Alcohol?

I try to live my life knowing that when I die, it's a turnstile at the gate of heaven. A turnstile meaning, only one person can enter at a time, we can't blame our environment, our situation, or someone else for our actions. We are responsible for our own actions. Therefore, you can't concern yourself with what a homeless person will do with the money you give them. As long as you do your part as a Christian and you feel Jesus will be pleased, if the homeless person buy alcohol with your money, that's on them. They will have to answer for their actions when they get to the gate. You will want it where, if Jesus ask, "did you give to the homeless", you can say, "yes". I doubt if Jesus ask, "what did the homeless person do with the money you gave them?". 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Stop Stressing Over Things Out of your Control

Why do we get so wrapped up in the things we cannot change? We can't change people. So, you pray for them; only GOD can change people. Sometimes you can't change your situation; put it in the LORD's hand and stop stressing. Only thing we can change is ourselves. Which will give us a different perspective on how we view other people and our situation. Which can influence people and your situation. 12-27-18

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sunday Service

One of the scriptures, my pastor talked about on this past Sunday was "John 14:15", "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Are we being obedient to GOD's word? What have GOD told you to do that you haven't done yet? 12-26-18

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

What a wonderful day it is! Everyday above ground is a blessing! Today we celebrate Jesus Christ, the birth of the savior! We celebrate being thankful for what all he has done for us. I wouldn't have made it this far without him. Christmas is all about giving, not receiving, Jesus gift to us is life, and I'am so grateful! 12-25-18

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve 2018 Message

Christmas eve, the day before the day we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Christmas is all about giving and not receiving. It's about thinking of someone, other than yourself. The Holy Spirit of giving and being kind to others, that should be in us during this season and all year around. 12-24-18

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Bible Verse Every Christian Should Know By Heart

Have you ever met someone who can quote scriptures word for word off the top of their head? That would be amazing huh? Unfortunately, I'm not there yet. However, I believe every Christian should know the verse "John 3:16" by heart, "for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life". John 3:16 is one of my top 5 bible verses to know by heart off memory. 12-23-18

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Today's Verse

Everyday above ground is a blessing
Everyday above ground is an opportunity to be a blessing
A blessing to someone else
Where you think about someone other than yourself

Friday, December 21, 2018

Like that Gritty HipHop Sound? Check Out this Artist

If you like that gritty hip hop sound, without the profanity and secular vocals? Look no further to a artist called Derek Minor. Now you don't have to give up listening to that gutter hip hop sound, if you are into gospel rap and gave up listening to secular music. My favorite albums by Derek Minor are "Empire" 2015 and "Reflection" 2016. 12-21-18

Thursday, December 20, 2018

One of my Favorite Albums by Eshon Burgundy

One of my favorite gospel hip hop rappers is Eshon Burgundy. My favorite album by him is called
“The Fear of GOD” 2015. 12-20-18

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

My Favorite Album and Tracks by Trip Lee

My favorite album and songs by Trip Lee:
Album: If They Only Knew - 2006
Tracks: "Give Him Glory", "Who You Rollin' Wit", "Gotta Grow", "Follow the Crowd"

Album: 20/20 - 2008
Tracks: "Superstar (eyes off me)", "Satisfaction (hedonist)"

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Remember this Analogy, help keep me on track

I try to live my life knowing that when I die, it's a turnstile at the gate of heaven. A turnstile meaning, only one person can enter at a time, we can't blame someone else for our actions, we can't blame our actions on our environment or our situation, we are responsible for our own actions. Therefore, do not let others provoke you to anger, or cause you to make bad decisions; because you are responsible for you, the other person who is provoking you will have to answer for their actions when they get to the gate. 12-18-18

Monday, December 17, 2018

3 of my Favorite Albums by Lacrae

Three of my favorite albums by Lacrae that pack a strong gospel message:
Album Rebel 2008 - favorite tracks "Don't Waste Your Life" and "Truth".
Album After The Music Stops 2006 - favorite tracks "After the Music Stops" and "Jesus Muzik".
Album Real Talk 2004.
These albums deliver great sounding music and a powerful message to go with it. 12-17-18

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

One of my favorite songs is by a gospel rapper name Lecrae called "Truth". I believe it's track number 7 off his album called "Rebel" in 2008. The reason why this is one of my favorite songs is because, not just that I like the beat and how it sounds, but the message is powerful. And when you can listen to something that sounds good to your ears and have a good message in it at the same time, it's like a win, win situation. In the song, he actually answers the question, "why do bad things happen to good people". I highly recommend checking that song out. 12-16-18

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Keep Pushing Forward, keeping this phrase in mind

If you feel like your ministry is not making a difference; go by this model: "If I only help one person, it was all worth it." 12-15-18

Friday, December 14, 2018

Break Out Your Daily Routine!

Unless your daily routine involves doing the LORD's work, do something slightly different today that involves giving GOD the glory. It can be anything, as long as it's pleasing to GOD. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in what you want to do different. And after today, make it a routine. 12-14-18

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Looking for Husband/Wife? Watch These Videos

If only I had watched these YouTube videos by Voddie Baucham about marriage, it could have saved me a lot of heartache during my marriage. He breaks down the definition of marriage from a biblical stand point. I really like his style of teaching because it's raw, straight to the point, tell you like it is, type of teaching. I prefer someone that is going to tell me the truth, not just what I want to hear or what's going to make me feel good. I provided 3 links to his "marriage series", so you can check them out when you get a chance.
Marriage part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chAvBs5Fexw
Marriage part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZHn3wy7wvQ
Marriage part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orhgx1gSlJQ

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

If You Found $100,000, Would You Keep or Return?

Let's say you were the only one around driving in a desert somewhere, in the middle of nowhere. You see a wallet laying on the ground all by itself. So you stop the car to take a closer look. You pick it up and find $100,000 cash in it. You also find an ID or driver's license in the wallet. You look around and there is no one in sight, you are miles and miles away from everyone.
So, the question is:

1. Would you contact the person on the driver's license and tell them you found their wallet with $100,000 in it?

2. Would you keep the $100,000, don't say anything to anyone and drive off, because no one will know?

3. Would you keep a small portion of it, contact the person on the driver's license and tell them you found their wallet with the remaining balance in it?

So, in my opinion from a Christian stand point, the answer resides in Acts chapter 5 verses 1 thru 10.

This is my interpretation of Acts chapter 5:
Verses 1 thru 10 speaks about a husband and a wife being deceitful to the church.
We have to be careful with what we do, because GOD can see everything.
Therefore, if you are able to pull a fast one over someone, you will never be able to fool or trick GOD. In these scriptures, the husband and wife even died after being exposed to what they have done. Therefore, the Christian answer is 1, contact the person and return the full amount of money that was in their wallet. 12-12-18

"thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God" 

Acts 5:1 - 10:

1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Today's Bible Reading Acts chapter 3

In Acts chapter 3, Peter healed the Lame man at the gate of the church.
6 - Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 - And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
One of the many amazing stories in the bible of people being healed by the power of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. 12-11-18

Monday, December 10, 2018

Having Trouble Reading KJV Version Bible?

Most bibles now-a-days will have an audio version, where you can listen to the bible while you read along with your eyes. The one I use online is the "King James Bible Online".org, and it has a section where you can play the audio of each chapter. I also use a bible app on my cell phone that play the audio of the scripture as well. I even have the bible on DVD at home, which allows me to listen and watch the words on the TV screen. Listening while reading can increase your  understanding of what's going on in the scriptures. The part I like best about the audio is that, each person that speaks in the scripture has a different voice. Therefore, it makes it easier to know who is speaking during dialogs. 12-10-18

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Today's Bible Reading Acts: ch 1 and 2

Today's bible reading for me is the book of Acts, chapter 1 and 2 in the new testament. If you are curious to know what the bible says about the Holy Spirit, the book of Acts is a great place to start. I believe it is a great idea to read a chapter of the bible daily, and write down some comments about what you read. It will help you remember and have something to refer back to at a later date when you are trying to find specific scriptures or information about a certain topic. It keeps your inner spirit healthy, and a one way to connect with GOD on a daily basis. 12-9-18

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Many of us take the small things for granted, until you hear someone else's testimony, and then realize, that you don't have it as bad as you think.

I believe the saying is true; no matter how bad your situation is, someone is always worst off than you.

I'm thankful for every breathe that I take, being able to breathe on your own without a machine, without any issues is a blessing many of us over look. 12-8-18

Friday, December 7, 2018

How I was able to Speak in Tongues for the First Time

I prayed to GOD constantly to received the Holy Spirit. I responded to 2 alter calls at bible study service, where I opened my mouth and prayed out loud with my head tilted back and with my arms in the air. The pastor prayed over me multiple times, other church members who can speak in tongues prayed over me. My pastor said it comes from your gut, and not your mind. I closed my eyes and really concentrated on the Holy Spirit. After multiple attempts on my own, when I got home that night after bible study, I was able to speak in tongues, while in the shower. My goal now is to be able to speak in tongues openly without being in a private setting. 12-7-18

Luke 11:13
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Speaking in Tongues

At bible study yesterday, the pastor was speaking about being filled with the Holy Spirit. And praying to heaven through the Holy Spirit in tongues is a language only GOD can understand; like a prayer language. After being saved, then you must get to know the Holy Spirit. Many of us Christians fall short of being Holy Ghost filled. See scriptures below:

ACTS chapter 19 verses:

2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

I prayed in tongues for the first time yesterday after church members were praying for me on the alter. I felt the Holy Spirit at church, but it wasn't until I got home and got into the shower, I was able to speak in tongues. I still need to continue to practice speaking in tongues until I'm very comfortable doing it any time and any where. 12-6-18

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

An Evening Prayer

LORD, I thank you for this day
I thank you for the blessings
I thank you for tomorrow in advance
By knowing Christ
My life is that much more enhanced

I thank you for your son JESUS
Who died for our sins
I thank you for forgiving me
Time and time again

I want to be your servant
And be more Christ like
I 'm thankful that I know you
Knowing everything is going to be alright

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

By Far the BEST miniseries on TV

The "Bible" TV mini series that aired on the History channel was a phenomenal
experience to watch. After reading the bible, or even before reading the
bible, this film will help provide a visual for the stories of the bible. It
has a high potential to deepen your understanding of the bible and the
stories that took place. I highly recommend checking it out. According to
Wikipedia, it is the largest cable television audience of 2013 to date and
the No. 1 show on all of Sunday night television with 10.9 million total
viewers. 12-4-18

Monday, December 3, 2018

Two Life Changing Tips that can Change your Life

Sunday at church, my pastor talked about hearing from GOD and being obedient to what he is telling you to do.
  • The first thing we need to do is to learn how to hear from GOD. The more you get to know GOD by studying the bible, the more likely you will know if it's him speaking to you or not. For instance, it's very similar to knowing someone like your best friend or a close family member. For example, if someone was to ask you, "did your best friend take the coffee without paying for it?", you would say, "they wouldn't do that, because I know them very well".
  • The second thing we need to do once we know it's GOD speaking to us, is to obey whatever he is telling us to do. It may not make sense at the time, or it may be inconvenient, but we need to be obedient in faith.
One disobedient act can turn your life upside down for the worst. And one obedient act can do the opposite for your life. Deuteronomy 30:10 / 12-3-18

Sunday, December 2, 2018

What is GOD asking you to do?

Have you ever had a gut feeling that the LORD may be telling you to do something? Even though, you may not be 100% sure it's the LORD saying it to? Well, if it's something positive that relates to apologizing to someone for instance, whether you are right or wrong, or helping someone, or reaching out to someone you haven't spoke to in a long time, then it's probably GOD speaking to you. Also, if it doesn't conflict with the bible wording, then it's probably GOD. Moreover, if it lines up parallel to GOD's words in the bible, it's probably GOD. Therefore, I suggest that you do it, whether it's a small thing or a big thing. That's where your blessings come from, being obedient to GOD's word. 12-2-18

Saturday, December 1, 2018

What will people say at your funeral

Many people don't think about their legacy they're leaving behind when they are gone; or the memories you leave with others who knew you. Will love ones, friends, or family have nice things to say about you? Many of us think about ourselves, but overlook how our actions impact the people around us on a daily basis. People are watching us all the time, when we don't even know it. You would be surprised of certain things you might have said, or something you did, or even how you handled a 'not so great' situation you were in; how you kept a positive attitude when times were tough. People are watching us all the time, keeping their thoughts to themselves. Therefore, I want people to genuinely speak about how I helped or thought about someone else, other than myself. Are you impacting someone life in a positive manner while it's still time? I hope I am. 12-1-18