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First blog post-Let’s Walk and Talk!!!

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It’s 2/20/17, and it is such a beautiful day to start Women of Beautiful Shades Blog (WBSB). It’s 72 degrees in the low country of SC and I am super excited to start this blog. I have procrastinated for a few years and now is the time after being motivated by a few close friends.

On this page you will find parts of my life, along with others, bringing to you various topics. No filters, “Real Talk”, but clean daily life highs and lows we all go through and how we have gotten through them. Everyone who is involved is excited to get this path ready to see where it takes us. WBSB is ready to share with the world: our thoughts, experiences, relationship views, and so much more. All are welcome to come walk with us as we let our hair down, get real, laugh, motivate, and inspire. We thank all of you in advanced. Now lets walk and talk!!!

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Happy Blogversary

Today, I celebrate one year of blogging. It was not an easy journey but I made it through. No I didn’t post daily, weekly, or sometimes monthly. I posted when I was lead to post, hoping that it will be a blessing to at least one, including myself. This blog was created to share what I experienced personally, seen, tasted, cooked, or others experience. I pray for a more productive 2nd year and to get back to my love for expression through writing.

Find what you are good at and master that. God gives all of us gifts and talents but if we don’t use it we may lose it.

I enjoyed blogging and hope you do what you enjoy. Real TalkπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Letting go!

Letting go is so hard to do. We hold on to people, past memories, places, things or bad habits. One of the reasons it is hard to let go is because “it” becomes comfortable and it can be fearful to us to make a change in our life that we know may be good for us. It’s the fear of the unknown! God has not given us a spirit of fear, but there are a lot of things in life we can allow to get the best of us due to fear. We fear that we will hurt others. We are fearful of being successful. We are fearful of change and being uncomfortable in the process. We are fearful of the work that comes with change and letting go. We are fearful to let go of our insecurities. We are even fearful of letting go of hurt and pain. We do not know how to be free of the guilt and shame of letting go and being free from: lies, hurt, negative thoughts and emotions, pain, rejection, loneliness, and all the things that satan tries to place in us.

There is a time and a season for everything, including people in our lives. When God says that the time or the season is up for a particular thing, habit or person learn the art of letting go. If we don’t learn to let go we end up in BONDAGE to: self, people, things, habits, negative thinking, hurt and pain, feelings and emotions. Which can all become STRONGHOLDS.

This process gets easier the more you do itπŸ’ž

The longer you take the harder it is.

Remember, we have to let go of our old spirit man and die to self daily.

When God says it’s time to let go, let “IT” go!

Trust letting go and letting God…….. Real TalkπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Walk as He Walk! It’s an Action

Great morning all, today’s scripture is about action. Jesus stood in the gap for our sins, and not His own. Therefore, we must walk as He walk if we say we know Him. Are we such a selfish people to say we know Him but refuse to keep His commandments? I was selfish for many years and said I knew Him. I lied to myself and others. I’m so grateful and humble that I come to Him with a repentful heart, saddened about all thetimes I took what He did for little ole me for granted. He wants to know us, the ones He stood in the gap for. Who else you know will die for our sins, our wrong doings, and then say Father God forgive them? Can we name one person? I don’t know one, not even myself……Real talk!!!

1 John 2:1-6
2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

The Test of Knowing Him

3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, β€œI know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

Free and healed!!!

It feels good when you can be free. If you are in bondage pray and ask God to heal you, deliver you, break every chain, free you from bondage and set you free from the things in life that hold us down like: fear, doubt, jealousy, envy, hatred, insecurity, self pity, unforgiveness, lust of the flesh, greed, stinking thinking, fornication, adultery, procrastination, laziness, idolatry, pride, gossiping, being bragful or boastful, looking down on others, and anything else you may struggle with. Declare that these things come out of your life right now in the name of Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to do a work in you. You cannot do this on your own, but the Holy spirit has to do it. Get in the Word and as the Holy Spirit reveal things to you he can do a work in you if you allow him to. So start on your road to Freedom. Real Talk!!! 

Admittance and Forgiveness!!!

This video speaks volumes. What the devil means for evil God can still turn it around for good. Look at God!!!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1913593998655778&id=256612441020617

Mary J. Blige and Her Transparency!!!

Being transparent does not only help the person that’s telling their story but others who are listening to help them overcome. Transparency is a part of healing. I love how Mary J Blige is always so transparent and what she goes through which is what helps a lot of other women who have gone through similar situations. Click the link below to hear some of her story. Real Talk!!!

http://thebreakfastclub.iheart.com/onair/the-breakfast-club-40716/mary-j-blige-opens-up-about-15698307/

What does your mouth produce???

Happy Thursday, today let’s be mindful of the words we speak. Ask yourself do your words bring forth life or death, negative or positive, uplift and edify or tear down others or even yourself. When you are able to answer this then you know what’s truly in heart. Let’s make that change if we need to starting today. Remember life and death are in the power of the tongue. Real Talk!!!

Today’s Scripture:

Matthews 12:33-37
A Tree Known by Its Fruit

33 β€œEither make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart[p] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”