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Smart Woman Smart Money -Becoming Financially Literate for 2014

smart women smart money   Woman2Woman Empowerment will host an Financial Literacy workshop $mart Women, $mart Money .  Dec 10 and Dec 17 at McDonald Hughes Center Tuesday from 9 AM-11 AM. The event is free and open to men as well as women. Refreshments will be served. . Come and learn more about  setting up a family and personal budget , how to set up a bill payment system, how to “pay the Pig and more. The sessions will be led by representatives from Primerica  and Wells Fargo Bank. For additional info and to preregister please call 205-552-5628.

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God is working behind the scenes for YOU.

God is working behind the scenes for YOU

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LG Logan and Roxanne Harris  at B-ham airport                           Olivia ,LG Roxanne

I want to share with you how God is always working on our behalf and for our good.  Jeremiah 29:11″-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.”

Earlier this year my hubby and  I went to wedding in Chicago. Normally when we fly we get a non stop flight so we don’t take a chance of missing a flight. This time my hubby mistakenly book a connecting flight. We had to change planes in St Louis. We only had time for a potty break and then get new flight. We got on our flight and took a seat in the front row. The plane was full. So while we were waiting for the other passengers to board an older gentleman went past us to go to the restroom in the front.

When he returned back I looked up at him. He looked just like my father who passed in 1975. A little history. My father was married previously before he married my mom. He had the first set of kids which were almost 20+ years older than we were. You see my mom and dad were 20 years apart in  age.   What can I say Mr. Lester Logan had it going on. Any way. So we had never been really close to our older sisters and brothers. (I never call them step because I don’t like that terminology). We had lost touch over the years. We spoke occasionally on the phone but had not seen each other in some time.

When this gentleman walked past I asked  what his name was. He looked so much like my dad-Lester Logan. The man answered that his name was Logan. I said immediately I am your sister. We have the same dad. He looked confused and surprised. He was all the way in the back of the plane and we were in the front. We waited for Him by the baggage claim. we began to talk and YES it was my brother. Can you believe that. so many things had to line up for us to be together in that baggage claim. You can call it luck or coincidence if you like. But I call it the hand of God moving in my life to help complete me.

We had recently moved to Tuscaloosa Alabama following the instructions of the Lord. I found out that he was moving back from years of living in California. We now live less than 2 hours away. 2 Hours.

My sister(she lives outside of  Atlanta) and I traveled to MS  this past weekend for a family picnic that my big brother and relatives  were having. We got to meet family and reconnect to people we met when we were kids. We also had a chance to meet new cuzins and relatives and their families. All I can say is WOW. I am so thankful for this chance to reconnect. 2 hours away. They just might get tired of me.   I plan on going again in September. I just returned from a family reunion with my moms kids in July and now one in August. God is so good . ♥ He knows how to do and what to do. Follow his lead thru storm and dark into the light.

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The Minister…in Hell!

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 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 NIV

Minister: I can’t believe I am here! I must be passing through on my way to heaven, just as Jesus did, because I did everything right. I know I am HEAVEN BOUND!!! (Rocking my Jesus Freak t-shirt!!) I had a check off list each day; I fed the hungry, found the homeless a place to stay and rebuked people into repentance, so I’m sure I’m just visiting.

Satan: Well, well, well I am so glad to see you!

Minister:  Do you happen to know when I’m leaving?

Satan: (laughing) Leaving? You are in eternity! This is your final stop. You were so easy to convince to get here. I didn’t even have to try hard with “blatant”…

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His Grace is Sufficient

Just a little update regarding my kidney transplant . Sophia(my kidneys name) is getting better adjusted to me and I to her. I just want to offer a word of encouragement to others that might be in the midst of trials and test. Trust God.! Believe God! Obey God! Trust God!!

Remember when God was speaking to the devil regarding Job.

3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.”

4 So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”

God was confident that the devil could not shake or break Job’s faith and trust in God. God had confidence in Job and Job had confidence in God. I believe that Job’s mindset was ,If God believe in me then I will pass this test.

That is the attitude I had to adopt. If God believe that I could go thru all these 12 years of Kidney issues/issues with my blood not being purified,then I can and will do. When I was in school I wanted to get the best grade possible. I wanted to pass this test with flying color. Now as I look at all that I have learned and accomplished through the help and grace of God I am floored. The bible says:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” 2Cor 12:9 NIV

So I boast in my weakness so that you might see and understand the true strength of My God. Grateful does not even begin to explain how I feel.

Dont give up on God because He wont give up on You. We  hear people say that God is able. But more important than God being able He is willing . Many times we know people who could  help us but they just do not want to. God is not like that. He is willing and able to meet you at the point of your needs. Reach out to Him. Be vulnerable before him. Be transparent.

Transitioning to my NEW Normal

Living in a place called Grateful

Living in a place called Grateful

Greetings,

Got some really great fantastic and wonderfully joyous news to share . I received a kidney transplant on Feb 21st. Many of you might not know that I had End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD). What it means in English is that my kidneys stopped working to filter and clean my blood. The also did not make urine any more. I have been on dialysis for 12 yrs. Yes 12 years. Ten of those years i no longer made pee. No wee-wee.

But thanks be to God my 12 years with an issue of blood has ended. I have transitioned to my new normal. So i am writing this from UAB transplant floor. I have had this new kidney for 6 days. I had to remember what it is like to urinate.:0  After 10 years it is a strange sensation. But I like it.   So I will write some reg post and then some Transition to new normal post.

I never lost my faith and trust in God. I would ask him from time to time do you see me. He would answer yes. I continued to do the work that God had commissioned me to do as His ambassador. Now I will forge ahead with even more zeal and wisdom. So excited for my transition and my blessing.

Must mention the family that lost the loved one that had the kidney. I bless them for their forethought. To think ahead in a time of such great loss. To want to improve the life of a total stranger while in your own grief. That is love ,pure love of Christ. I pray for them and thank them so so much.

By the way I named my new kidney Sophia. I like to name stuff and I love that name. Me and Sophia are planning a trip out of the country by next year. Lots of things to do and see and share. Be blessed and remember that God knows the end from the beginning. When He created you He knew your ups and downs. He made provision for you. Allow Him to work his will and way out in your life as you transition to your new normal. And like I always say:

GO GET IT, GO GET YOUR BLESSING  IT’S YOUR TIME!!!!

Weekend update

Hello Family,

Attended a women’s conference this weekend in Birmingham at McComb Chapel AME Zion Church . The theme was “Matters of the Heart.” it was great. Women from different denominations, ages came together around the commonality of Jesus Christ. It was so good. The women of McComb chapel were so gracious and beautiful.  I was the MC for Friday and spoke and prayed  on the forgiving and repentant heart on Saturday.  The word was powerful and hit it mark.  Thank God for women on the front lines.

I twisted my ankle on friday before the trip to Birmingham really got started. I was over Ms Minnies to pick up some ladies that we attending the conference. I stepped off the curb and onto some uneven concrete and ouch, I twisted my ankle. My foot was swollen so big it looked like a hobbits foot.Only not quite as hairy  Got a big gigantic boot and two crutches for my devil kicking efforts.  But I still went on to the conference.  I knew that if I did not go forward with the work off the Lord the enemy would have thought he won. So we went on down to Birmingham, preached and prayed.  Bam!! Pow!!! Gave the devil a black eye and put the good foot down on his head. Devil butt kicked God glorified -Priceless- now I call that  great weekend.  Still on my grind for God. We have a world to win and a God to glorify.

As always- GO GET ,GO GET YOUR BLESSINGS ITS YOUR TIME!!!!

 

You Don’t Have to Fall!??

I attend the College Hill BC School of Wisdom on Thursday. It is a very interesting class where we discuss the bible and how to apply it to our lives. Thursday’s discussion was the Fruit of the Spirit. We were discussing that to produce fruit and more fruit you have to stay connected to the vine-Jesus Christ. We also were talking about erroneous songs that are not supported by the Bible.

Now don’t get ready to stone me . “We fall down and we get up” Donnie McClurkin  has been an easy out for a lot of people. Also -“If you find anything in me ,take it away Lord”. Wrong again.

Before you start talking about the grace of God and that He made provision for my mistakes, read this scripture 2Peter 1:10.

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election
sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,(NIV)

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election
sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.(ESV)

Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:
for if you do these things, you shall never fall(AKJV)

Look at that. The Bible says that if you practice these things you will not fall. What things is He instructing us to practice. Give heed to,practice these things shown in vs 4 and below

4 has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.5Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,7 and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.8For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.9For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.10Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;11 for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you. NASB © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Practice these things. make them your second,(scratch that), your first nature. When you continually give heed to these qualities and attributes you do not have to fall. You do not have to sin. You will not have to fall and get back up. It is due to a lack of practice that our skills of resisting the devil and not yielding to the flesh become dull and of no use. If we follow the directions that God has laid forth in the Bible we will miss the shipwrecks of life. You won’t have the testimony that I fell but I made it back. Yur tetimony willbe I was kept by the Word of God and my obedience to it. You can live a triumphant Christian life in this world. Wow. How about we try that in 2013?

I know that I will get emails and comments but that’s OK. The Word is the Word. Application of the Word of God to our situations and circumstances is much-needed and very necessary.

And as always: GO GET IT, GO GET YOUR BLESSING