Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Writer's Overload

So, it's been a long time since I have written and I kind of feel bad about it. But here's the thing....I don't have writer's block, I think I have writer's overload. Now you're probably thinking....what is she talking about. Well here it is. I have so much that I want to write about, I just can't seem to put it all together!! I will start off writing about one subject then think..ooh this could be another blog. Then life situations teaches me things and I want to write about that....whew SO MUCH STUFF. I need to get it together. Well hopefully I will do it soon, lol. Hey, at least I got this out...maybe this is a start.....*smile*.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Vote is for.......

For those that know me, you know that I am not afraid to share my opinion. When it comes to this Presidential election, I am very passionate about who I want to win. My passion comes from personal situations. Since President Obama has been in office, I've gone through some hurdles and have been able to overcome them. Why....because of the programs President Obama has put into place. I remember a point in my life when I thought that I was going to lose my house. It's a scary feeling when you feel as though you're going to lose something that you've worked so hard to obtain. The mortgage company informed me that there were opportunities for me. They explained that President Obama had something in place that would help me keep my house. I applied for the modification and was approved. My payments went down and I was able to keep my house. I am also a college graduate. I couldn't afford to pay for college out of pocket, so I have accumulated debt due to student loans. I have been faced with the hardship of trying to payback the loans. I am a single parent and looking at debt is like looking at the sky as you're continuing to sink deeper and deeper into the ocean. Again, because of the programs that are in place due to the Obama administration, I am able to pay my loans based on my income. As each day passes, I feel more and more assure that I can make it. I no longer feel the stress of financial debt on my shoulders. I am beginning to feel financial freedom. Am I rich....NO, I am blessed. I thank God for President Obama and the things that he has put in place to help families. Now do I agree with everything that he has done, probably not. But I am proud of the accomplishments that he has made and the vision that he has for this country. So, as I vote in this next election, I will be voting for the individual that has helped me and thousands of others like me. I will be voting for the individual who has faced financial hardships and wants to try to help those that want to not only survive, but want to succeed.

Monday, June 25, 2012


I was sitting in small group setting of all young males between the ages of 13-18. The topic was abortion. A lot of these young males had plenty to say and many disagreed with the option of abortion. These young males said that if they were to get a girl pregnant, that they would want her to have the baby. I then asked the question that if one of their friends were to tell them that their girlfriend was pregnant, what advice would they give to their friend. Their response was to tell their friend to "man up and be a father". One young man even said that he told a friend that he would lose respect for him as a man if he didn't step up. After about 30 minutes of the conversation I asked them, do they encourage each other (and their peers) to abstain from sex. All of them said unison. That really surprised me. I then asked them, if their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, mentors (outside of the church), etc encouraged them to abstain and I again I got the same response. Many of the young men say that they are encouraged to talk to girls by their peers and uncles and possibly see how far that they can go and to make sure that they wrap it up. Wrap it up? Really? This really hit a nerve with me.

I think about how we (society) teach our young ladies to abstain and wait for marriage. We treat them as if they are precious jewels (which they are) and that only their husbands should be the ones to be able to appreciate "the gift". Then we (society) teach our young men that they need to "hit it" in order to prove their manhood, but oh, make sure that they wrap it up. This is ridiculous. This can cause such a problem. Think about it, these same young men who are encouraged to prove their manhood are the same young men that are trying to "hit it" with the same young ladies we're encouraging to wait until marriage. What are we doing??? It's time to make a change.

MEN...(fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, cousins, mentors, pastors, friends, god-fathers, nephews, etc)...I am calling on YOU! We, women, need you. Help us encourage these young men to abstain as well. Teach them that a man will wait. There's nothing out here by giving it up to any and everybody. Yes, it's important to teach safe sex but it's much better to teach abstinence.

Take care and as blessed!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Been A While

It's been a while since I have posted a blog. It's not because I don't have anything to's just because I don't know how to say it. As I am growing, I am learning that you can't just say anything. Some things may hurt others and that is never my intent. Yes, I know that this is MY BLOG and I can say what I want BUT the purpose of my blog(s) is to encourage others. So pray for me as I continue to face the challenges of this world and that something is said or done that prompts me to share and encourage others. As always...BE BLESSED!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Your Character

Have you ever wondered how people perceive you? For me, there are times when I care and become concerned what people think and then there are times when I really don't care at all. I've come to realize that I should care. Especially since I am a child of God.

As I am maturing in my Christian walk, I have come to realize how much people are watching me. Not to say that some people have put on their "let's focus on Kisha goggles" but how people see the way I treat people and how I respond in different situations. I will tell any and everyone how much I love the Lord but for people that don't know me...that's all talk. My actions should show it. In the past, I used to think that what I said was enough and God knew my heart. But as I kept living (and continue to keep living) I've come to understand how I my actions will have some sort of affect on others. I don't want my lifestyle to hinder someone from coming to Christ. Every morning when I wake up, I thank God for another opportunity to get it right and that today I will love better than the day before. There are times through the day when I have to remind myself that I must do better and think about how God would want to act. I will say that it gets easier each day.

I hope that this encourages you to continue to seek Christ and want to be like Him. Yesterday, someone told me that she is seeing me grow and that it was a beautiful thing. Hearing it from this individual hit me harder than when others have said it to me. Why...because this is someone who I only talk to on Sundays and Wednesdays. She and I really don't have a relationship outside of church. If we're out and we run into each other, we will acknowledge each other and may even hang out for a while but other than that...nothing. For her to tell me what she sees in me says a lot. My actions are starting to line up with my words.

So again, I encourage you to pay attention to Your Character. What are others saying about you? Does your actions line up with your words?

Be Blessed!!