#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on What Gets Your Attention?

I want to help you determine what gets your attention. Before you took interest in reading this blog identify what got your attention was it the title? What was it? Have you stopped to think about what is it you need to turn your focus on? I myself could probably turn my focus from what others think about me and focus on what TMH “God” thinks about me the Bible says, ”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 remember he said “For I Know” and not “They Know”

Are you able to identify your distractions how quick are you to refocus? Blocking out your surroundings such as noise, a ringing cell phone, or even someone yelling outside your window. When we stop and give these things attention not only have we lost our focus, but we may seem to have a concentration problem finding ourselves dealing with more than one thing at a time. How likely is it for you to multi-task your focus? can you fold the laundry, flick through the news, and talk on the phone.

What do you want to focus on this year that will grow? Over the past few weeks did you make any changes in any areas of your life. Have any of these changes required your full attention without any distractions. I want this to help you with sustainable change and improve your focus. For example. Are you trying to read this during the noisy part of your day or have you decided to focus on a more peaceful surrounding area?

Here are a couple of questions you can ask yourself to help understand where your focus has been going.

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being absolutely no stress, and 10 is chronic stress. What is the current stress level in your life and why?
  2. Based on your experience how much does stress affect your ability to focus?

Who is it? Is it the sexy man who sits next to you or is your crush at the gym able to distract you? How many can agree that our time is important to us? Without a doubt clarifying what matters the most and calculating our time and dividing it where it goes or has gone. Have you stop to think your main focus gets most of your time. Ask yourself what are you focused on?

I encourage everyone to remain focus and do not become disappointed dreamers. I want you to discover your superiority of God’s plan. Prayer Prayer Pray “Hear my prayer O Lord give ear to my supplications in thy faithfulness answer me and in thy righteousness” Psalm 143:1 The only way to disappoint yourself is by losing focus of the character you are building “Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” Proverbs 15:22

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The Potter’s House Church, Dallas Texas

My very first time at The Potter’s House I really enjoyed myself if you haven’t taken the time out I recommend going for your own experience you will be blessed in The Lord. This church is so huge I don’t think I had enough memory to capture everything I saw that’s why it’s best to visit when you can.

Guest Services was so nice to me to have blessed me with a welcome gift which was 2 previous Sunday Morning Services on CD’s, a bookmark for T. D. Jakes Show, a reminder card to remind me that I am Blessed and Loved at The Potter’s House and a welcome packet discovering The Potter’s House. Although my seat was reserved by Cora Jakes Coleman finding a good seat wasn’t a hassle and I’m blessed and highly favored. This weekend has been about nothing but #Thanks

It is so much you can do at The Potter’s House I actually grab a copy of The Potter’s House School of Ministry Licensed Ministerial Training Syllabus & Schedule Overview for their Two-Year Program hmmm it’s definitely worth the relocation because you have to take the training on-site at the actual location. I think this is a good way to keep track and record your progress some churches decide when they think you are ready I guess.

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Message: Checked You 2 Bless You

Speaker: Bishop T. D. Jakes

Scripture: John 15:7-8

The difference between burial and planting is the one who put the seed in the ground! You are the most powerful where you are the most connected. There is no way to get to the fruit of an answered prayer life without a cutting. Sacrifice isn’t sacrificing if you don’t have options. Don’t be one that has a relationship with the promises of God, but not a relationship with Him. When He knows you see Him as more important than the mantle He wants to give you, He will open up the windows of Heaven to bless you! For all you have endured, He is about to release fruit in your life. In the abiding process, is the transformation of your desires and what you value. The Father gets glory out of you being fruitful because He put the seed in you. The moment you are more in love with the blesser than the blessing, He will begin to make you more fruitful. You may be in the midst of a test right now, but if He checked you He is going to bless you! 

Written by: The Potter’s House

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Ebenezer Baptist​ Church, Atlanta GA

IMG_1892I want to give an Honor to God who is ahead of my life and God bless everyone in their respective places. I am so excited to have visited Ebenezer Baptist Church the very exact church Dr. Martin Luther King Jr preached at under the leadership of the Williams and King families. The focus of their church was food, shelter, and health needs. During the civil rights movement in the 50’s and 60’s Ebenezer gained global exposure for education, voter registration, and other civic reforms.

Rev. King Sr. father of Dr. King Jr. loved his family and his church home the same love he gave his children he gave his membership.

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This church has significant value and this is where King’s grandfather and father have served as pastors during the 1960’s, Dr. King severed as co-pastor, and after his assassination, King’s brother took over as co-pastor. Just like any other church that has activities, bible studies, meetings and more were led by King’s grandmother and mother. I can imagine what it is today only if the legacy is still being celebrated. The women of impact and influence that should come through and pay their respects. I mean I would invest and fly out to celebrate.

Annual Women’s Day hosted by Coretta Scott King will be celebrating its 55th year October 2017

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I can’t believe I was standing in the church where Mama King was fatally shot in 1974 along with Deacon Edward Boykin and 3 others were wounded. My God, I pray for their families and loved ones. We have to pray for our churches and keep them covered.

Alberta Christine Williams King 1903-1974

FOUNTAIN OF LOVE

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The Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall has the exact same appearance it did in the 1960’s when you walk in the church there is audio of Dr. King speeches and sermons. I believe if you went there early enough you can pray over your seat and set back to listen to the exact words Dr. King has preached. I’m not sure if there’s a time limit to your visit but it closes at 5pm.

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve… You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve… You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant. Martin Luther King Jr. “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, February 4, 1968

FELLOWSHIP HALL

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The biographical exhibits are breath-taking at the King Center this is the place I cried right before going into the Rosa Parks room. The King Center is where both the tombs of Dr. King and wife Mrs. Coretta Scott King are Reflecting.

The Reflecting Pool

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Whenever you get the chance to come to Atlanta if you don’t already live in Atlanta I suggest you visit to get the full experience because my experience is not your experience. There are people in Atlanta who lived here for years and haven’t taken the time out. Let the Holy Spirit move you. All pictures are mine.

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Dr. King pastoral robe and sash

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450 Auburn Ave., NE Atlanta, GA 30312

Anxiety when it comes to Traveling by​ Airplane

CAN YOU FLY LIKE PAPER?

For those of you that have anxiety like myself let this be self-help for getting on your next flight with no problem. I don’t know how much strength this will give you but the least you can do is say it helped. I need to find my strength at times and it hasn’t been in anyone (God is saying it’s in me), you know that type of strength that gives you a sense of security for when the plane goes down you don’t care because you’re with that one person you’re willing to die with, man I couldn’t even find that within my own mom. Trust me being on a plane reminds you that you are alive. No, I’m not going to sleep, relaxing, nor do I need a neck pillow.

Sometimes we won’t share our fears with others we just go with the flow and ease the pain as it comes. I going to try asking someone, how do you feel about flying? Those that travel more often than others know what to expect I’m not gonna lie I’m the type of person that wants everyone to sit down and don’t move any bit of turbulence I feel I just start repenting on the spot (God forgive me for my sins). I don’t want to talk to my neighbors I’m like hi, thank you and that’s it as they look unbothered. I’m so focusing on the movement and the alerts around me I won’t even buy the $2 wifi and when I think about it I’m so digitally connected I forgot there isn’t a tower in the sky because I’m like why my phone isn’t working. Goes to show you how much I fly.

There’s a list of things you can do to avoid dramatic anxiety: sleep, read, listen to music, spark interesting conversations, write, plan, and the list goes on. I want you to know that you are not alone and someone feels the exact same way.

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What Proverbs 31 Teaches Us About Business

 A wife of noble character and what she brings to the table

Every 1st Thursday of each month I get together with 3 lovely entreprenuer’s on Blab. Blab is a live broadcast that lets you have your own show and yes we have our own show for our Faith + Business sessions. There are many ways to use Blab such as Aftershows, Interviews, Recording Podcast, Coaching and Teaching, Discussions, and more.

Favorite verses from Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31:15 ” She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants” Photographer and Designer, Dañetta Evans

Proverbs 31:24 “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes” Blogger, Ranisha Grice

Proverbs 31:25 ” She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” Communication Consultant, Tam Sparx

How do you relate to Proverbs 31?

“Strong independent Christian women who has everything going on and knows how to manage all life purposes from church, home, family, business, and more. A Proverbs 31 women encourage you to pursue your passions and have great balance” Tam Sparx

“The scriptures should be a blue print so when things get out of order you can always pull yourself back in to what you should be doing. Good customer service is what builds a brand and keep customers coming back” Dañetta Evans

“Ladies whatever you do for business make sure its profitable and you can sell to merchants and make your own money” Ranisha Grice

I challenge you Women of Proverbs to be an example someone is watching you. “Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise” Proverbs 31:31

A Challenge to Demonstrate Power

1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word based on talk, but in power

The Power Gifts

  • Miracles
  • Healing
  • Faith

The bible said the kingdom of God in not what you speak or how you speak it no matter what you preach on whether its something intelligent, smart, and fame, but do it in power. I’m calling you to preach in power whether you on social media or in the pulpit. You can have a good word, but what good is your words with no power. God want me, you, us, and whoever to operate in POWER.

With the power and authority I’m seeking I’m gonna have to call myself to a fast I pray my faith believe and stand in agreement. Whatever your reason is for fasting whether the circumstance is ugly, but the benefits is rewarding and exciting. Do it anyway.

DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR FAITH GIVES YOU POWER AND AUTHORITY?

Matthew 17:18 KJV And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

That type of faith that can cast out unclean spirits. Don’t that excite you to know the level of authority we seek is according to the level of our faith? I want you to see it like this. Because of your level of faith because you didn’t believe it. Use your beliefs not an actual mustard seed. Some believers don’t know what it mean to have mustard seed faith and if he saying the disciples didn’t even have that. Who are you fooling? Go that extra mile even when you know you have that moving mountain faith that casting out unclean spirits faith.

One last thing some of us know our credit score. What if we knew our FAITH score? Would you need to build up your Faith?

By Grace Through Faith

Amazing Grace For A Woman’s Heart
Devotions For Women

CTA Christian Tools of Affirmation
His Message. Your Mission.

“By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” Ephesians 2:8-9

PhotoGrid_1457628667544This book has made a difference in my life, my walk, my mind, body, and soul, but most importantly my relationship with the father and the son. I appreciate the encouragement of the many devotionals being told I relate in many ways such as the Amazing Grace, Being Saved, Grace and Peace, No Condemnation, No Boasting, Seeing Jesus, and more.

I encourage all you strong beautiful women of God to be strong in the Lord. I want you to know whatever your testimony may be just know you are never alone.

Ask yourself. Is your heart Christ’s home?

I pray all of you reading this will come in peace and be blessed in your goings. I pray my father in heaven add a special covering over your life and circumstances with Christ you are healed. Forever and ever amen.

Here’s is where can find this book Amazing Grace For A Woman’s Heart or look around on CTAinc.com there’s some great finds.

The Crucifixion

Mark 15:24 Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. 25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. 26 A sign announced the charge against him. It read, “The King of the Jews.” 27 Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.

Do you believe they threw dice to see who would get His clothes? Not the normal way to do things when you lose a loved one and divide their belongings. This scripture gets me all the time. I’m amazed and shocked each time I read the scripture. And in this day how did they play? Was it 456 / 7 11 craps, trips, traces you just don’t know. Can you imagine getting your life took for a dice game in that day. What was it like when you lost all your money after gambling? Were they angry vicious men with yelling and screaming its just so many things to think of when shooting dice goes wrong, because if you lost and wanted to win do you now rob the person for Jesus clothes? I mean there’s so many thoughts running through my head. This is in my opinion. Feel free to leave your thoughts.

OH AND CAN YOU BELIEVE THE CHARGE AGAINST HIM SMH.