Monday, September 8, 2014

Write The Vision And Make It Plain

Last week I had one of those days where there were so many questions running through my mind. And if you are a visionary/creative type you know exactly what I'm talking about. Questions like, what to do next? How should I do it? When should I do it? Should I enlist help? If so...who, what, when, where, and how? And the questions went on and on until I found myself staring at my computer screen without any answers. That is until I took to my white board, grabbed my dry erase markers and allowed the questions that swarmed around in my head out on the white board in front of me.

If you know scripture, Habakkuk 2:2 speaks of how we should write the vision and make it plain. I take this to mean that whatever we have a vision for - a dream we wish to see come to life, we should write it down and write it down in such a way that it is very clear to us how we should go about taking the steps to make it happen. Having a vision in your head is one thing, but writing it down with action steps or small goals that will help you paint the big picture can be used as your blueprint - something to refer to when you feel yourself loosing your focus or getting off track.

When your ideas start to come at a rapid pace, it's easy to get tangled up in them without much time to process what the idea or thought was and before you know it, you're feeling overwhelmed, yet excited about the amazing ideas that are flowing your way. When ideas flow like this, I call this a gateway. It's like a treasure chest that's just been opened and God has supplied you with ideas to act upon. But the key to bringing those ideas to life is devising a plan that will help you with each step you take along the way.

One thing that has helped me keep my ideas in one place is having either a journal or notebook (I purchase them often. I even carry a little journal in my bag for those random jolts of inspiration). As I write down each idea, I take some time to reflect on the steps needed to get the ball rolling and when the time is right - when I feel the "OK" from God, I take action.

If you have been overwhelmed with amazing ideas lately, jot them down along with the steps needed to make them happen and be very clear about it. Pray over them and ask for God's direction, and when the timing is right, set out to make

Friday, August 15, 2014

Freedom Friday - A Dancer's Pose

I was browsing Pinterest and came upon this photo by photographer, Chelsea Rowe and what caught my attention was the grace of the dancer's pose. As I studied the photo, the first thing that came to mind was freedom. That is what I saw when I looked at the photo. The dancer expressed herself in a way that shows how free we really are.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dear God Help Us All

With the recent headlines in the news over the past few days, I wasn't really sure what to say. I became quiet and just observed as I oftentimes like to do. When I saw this photo of residents and police officers of Ferguson, Missouri my heart dropped. It still leaves me speechless, but what I will ask is for God to help us all.

May we pray without ceasing.

Monday, August 11, 2014

When Did The "B" Word Become A Term Of Endearment

I came across a post on Instagram last week that stated, and I quote (excuse the language), "I can't wait for this "Bad Bitch" phase to end so women can go back to being women."  This got me thinking; since when did the "B" word become a term of endearment between women? When did it become okay to call your girlfriends or even yourself a "Bad B"? Is it no longer disrespectful and now widely accepted as a badge of honor to call other women out of their name for the sake of getting attention and or gaining notoriety?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus Is About To Create A Ruckus

Last week I saw a commercial for Adult Swim's Black Jesus, created by Aaron McGruder who is also the creator of The Boondocks. Before I knew exactly what I was watching, I was giggling at the antics shown, but after the commercial faded to black, I thought...wait, what was that again? A show about Jesus and his crew, living life, acting a fool and smoking weed all throughout the city of Compton. Disrespectful or not?