Posted in hope, Laugh, soul, True Christianity, truth, victory, Woman

We all need laughing buddies!

I actually overslept today. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing, but my body sure did need it. I’m actually still in the bed. I have read the Word, laughed by text with a friend (a much needed laugh… YOU NEED LAUGHING BUDDIES!!!), and now I’m wanting to share my heart with you about, well two things… 1. Facing disappointment and 2. True religion. Sounds like two completely different blogs but it will all make since in a few secs.

So my last blog we celebrated my 38th birthday, my coming out of comfortability…My walking season. Basically my John 5 moment. And I must say, it has been a good 2 weeks. My relationship with God is blossoming. I’m relearning both Him and myself. I’ve taken a lot of pressure off of myself, and learning to do the same with others(thanks to a wonderful message about friends by my pastor). Yet, at the same time I have faced a few disappointments. Some ups and downs. And the enemy wants me to be upset at God for not answering like I wanted Him to. But as my Father and friend, I choose to trust and believe His abilities to sustain my life, and trust His character…that He is FAITHFUL!

Ok, so on to religion. I asked God, “So what was the young man in John 5’s, life like after he was healed by Jesus?” I was wondering, were there bumps in the road? Struggles? Disappointments? Happiness? If you pay close attention; right after he was healed, he came into conflict with religious leaders. They basically wanted to steal Jesus’s shine. The glory of God was reflecting from this young man’s life and they were being a bunch of haters.

So I begin thinking about religion, and its reputation these days…mainly in the church. They call it a religious spirit. I believe it’s a real thing, but I also believe it works in two ways:

1. It keeps people away from God’s truth.

2. It keeps people from being truthful with God.

You see, truth is truth. There are no lies in truth. A Religious spirit has one job… To lie! That’s it! And because people are so fixated on it, they are being lied too! Now you have a watered down Gospel that glorifies wrong doing.

There is a true religion. Jesus talks about it in James 1:27,

Pure, unstained religion, according to God our Father, is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer and to remain uncorrupted by this world.

A religious spirit offers corruption to the church. Just like those religious leaders tried to offer the young man corruption right after he was healed. They tried to corrupt the very work of God. And if you allow it too, a religious spirit can do the same to you. This is probably why Jesus told the young man,

See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.  (John 5:14)

He needed to bring reassurance to the man, reminding him of the miracle that took place. Reassuring him that sin can take you to a place worse than you were before, if you let it. Or if you allow lies to disruption His truth.

With all of this being said, I’d like to encourage you today…. LAUGH! Laugh in the face of your enemy, who is trying to discount the Miracles of Heaven in your life. LAUGH at disappointment, though hard at the moment, do it anyway(My friend Bridgette helped me with that one. Thanks Bridge! ❤️) LAUGH at anything and anyone who would try to take God’s truth away from you…and watch them…well, watch them first feel a little stupid because you’re laughing in their FACE!! LOL!!…then watch them scurry. Like really, LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! Til your face hurts, like mine is right now!

Til next time sisters! ✌🏾

Posted in fight, Freedom, hope, lies, truth

Where did the Lie Begin in Your Life

Hello sister, it’s evening and I’m hitting the sack pretty early, but before I slip into la la land, I have a question to ask…hold up let me sip some of this good ole Yogi Caramel Bedtime tea.

Ok I’m back! So, my question is where did the lies in your life begin. I ask this because you all know recently I celebrated my 38th Birthday. I took God on His offer… I got up, picked up my mat, and I’m walking now. Walking is quiet a experience, especially if you haven’t in a long time. Walking helps you to think. You hear more and see more. Many of you probably haven’t been sitting like I have…maybe you’ve been running and haven’t had the time to slow down. In the great words of Medea, “Get somewhere and SAT down!” lol!

I’ve had the opportunity in these short few days to see what’s in me…what’s around me. What belongs and what doesn’t. And I’m noticing that the things that don’t belong are all built on the same thing…a lie. Lies are life changers. I mean they are cruel…down right mean. If you believe them… IT’S OVER!! Well, that’s if you don’t correct them.

I’m correcting 30 year old lies. I ask God where it began. When He shows me, I repent for believing it over His TRUTHS, and then I hand it over to Him. It no longer has permission or authority to rule me. It’s not always easy to uproot them, but that’s why God has given us each other, to love pray and support each other.

Can you think of a specific area of your life that is rooted in a lie?

My prayer is that everyone who reads this blog will be able to see clearly any lie that has caused them to live beneath all God has created them to be. I’m thanking God for your freedom right now, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

OK, the tea is kicking in!!! Night Night😊

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You Can’t Get There Sitting Down…Get Up!!!

Where should I start? I’m here on the couch in the dark counting down the hours… The hours until my 38th Birthday! You can’t believe it, and neither can I! Two years from 40? Daaaaaaannnnng! Every year I try to hear from the Lord… at least the night before. But this year He spoke to me earlier.

Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (John 5:8)

Of course I go and Google…. Scripture on pick up your mat and walk. I’m led to John 5, the story of the man at the pool of Bathesda, who for 38 years struggled to get himself in the waters that could heal him. Why? Because he had no one to help him get in, and people just went ahead of him. But one day Jesus came on the scene and asked him, gosh, the most beautiful question anyone would want to hear

Do you want to be made whole? (John 5:6)

The man’s reply,

I can’t, I have no one to help me… (John 5:7)

There was only one time I could remember getting a little ticked at a Word from God. WHAT IN THE WORLD DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ME????

I love God! That’s a promise. I’ll be honest though, for the past year He’s had to convince me that I’m not his unloved stepchild. Act like you don’t know! It’s been a lonely and difficult year for me physically and spiritually. I actually wanted to quit ministry and live a normal life. I’m talkin’ `bout; go home to my momma, move into my old room; find a job; and marry someone in that town, raise a family and call it a life. Who cared? God did!

In showing me this Scripture, He told me, “Angel, do you want to be made whole? I had every complaint from fear, to friends abandoning me, to not knowing my future. His reply,” Stop looking for people to help you.” Let me help you.”

He began to show me how He knows I have given so much to everyone, even reminding me of a dream I once had where everyone was drawing and taking from me. I had all this gold, and when they took it all, all I had left was this old anchor. Now was that time! He is my Anchor. He said “It’s time for you to depend on Me. Completely and wholeheartedly.” His next words pierced me to the core:

You will not go into 38 lame!!!

That man was 38 years old. For 38 years he sat by that pool waiting for someone to help him get in. People had no concern about him…they wanted healing too! It took Jesus, the Healer, to let him know that He saw him, and he was no longer going to sit by some pool to get what only God could truly give him. It’s not that Jesus didn’t care about his feelings. But the man needed to know that he could have what he asked for if he only believed. When the man said, “I can’t”, Christ said, “I can” “Now, Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.” And the man…well, he did. He just got up!

So, for the past few days I have been getting up…walking! Letting go of things. Stripping off weights. I’ve stopped looking at the phone and waiting for people to call. I’ve been forgiving people of their faults. I’ve been leaning on my Anchor, not others, and not myself. It feels good. At times scary….you know when you first start walking, it’s a little wobbly, but I’m walking.

My prayers for my birthday, to you my beautiful sisters is this:

That this year you get up, pick up your mat, (any place of comfortability), and walk. You have so much in life to do. You can’t get there sitting down. You’re a child of God. His blessings await you! Just…Get Up!

Posted in Finding Yourself, Freedom, hope, Inspiration

Hey you… Yes you

Hey you! Pay close attention.  #YouAreEnough maybe you can’t whip up the courage to believe it right now…Life threw you a curve ball this year, right? I understand. May you got divorced, separated, cheated on, lost some friends…

But don’t let that determine who “You” are! Another person’s choice or decision should not dictate who #You are. It shouldn’t make you go out and try to become something you are not. That’s what we do right?

We pile on things to make it seem like we’re accomplished, trying to prove to that person “I got it together boo”. We become this complete stranger, only to be let down more. 

We become defiant, rebellious, bitter, etc. And we feel everyone is against us, right? 

Let’s try something new. Gather yourself….and Let God transform your mind and you find yourself in him. Not the decisions of others. You can do this! #YouAreBetterThanThis It gets #Better So much better! 

Great Things are coming!!! #GreatThingsIn18

Posted in Finding Yourself, purpose, seasons, victory, Woman

Go Get Her! 

It’s been awhile since I have blogged. Life has been mentally busy for me. With the new year coming,  I’ve basically decided to start my new year now.  I mean, why wait?  I’ve also decided to adopt the phrase, “New Year, New Mindset”, because I will always be “me”, but “me” won’t become better unless my mind changes. (Tshirt coming soon). So I’m investing in myself, mentally. I’m ditching the past for the future. In all honesty, I’m scared. This moment has always been a thought, and now it’s happening. But I’m willing to take the risk of becoming the woman God has called me to be.

Some other things I am doing is writing my first book, and my first curriculum for God-Shaped Curriculum. How exciting! My hopes are to find a new adventure here in my new city, Charlotte, and enjoy life. But most of all I desire to have breakthroughs in my personal life. I’m excited to be partnering with God on this.

Why am I blabbing on about what I call my #GreatThingsIn18? Well, because I want you to GO-GET-HER! You are worth finding and worth loving. What is it that you want? What are God’s promises over your life? Have you written them down yet? Go-Get-Her! You are worth it! You were born to discover who you are, who God is, and fulfill your purpose in the Earth. And it’s all possible. So Go-Get-Her!

Love, Angel

Posted in Finding Yourself, hope, Inspiration, purpose, seasons

Held Back


I remember one of the most devastating times of my childhood. I missed the last part of my second grade year because of the chicken pox. Boo! But that wasn’t the devastation. All I remember was my siblings coming home on the last day of school and my mom informing me that I would be repeating the second grade. I then remember the first day of school of repeating the second grade. The fear and the embarrassment of my old classmates seeing me in the second grade hall and me seeing them in the third grade hall was a sheer nightmare. I had been held back because of my inability to learn. I was a bright kid. I loved learning, but for some reason I didn’t make the cut.

I’m just realizing how much this has effected my life. I see the pattern of my inability to learn in a specific season, only having to go back and have to repeat that season again. Being held back told me I was no good, unable, not smart enough, and inadequate. I believed it and followed suit. I pretended to be dumb at times to avoid being rejected again. I wouldn’t allow myself to be great. And years later I’m still digging myself out of the holes of these lies, and it isn’t easy.

Maybe something similar happened to you. I know it’s difficult to rewire yourself. But there is a real you. That real you has been made by God from the beginning of time since the day you were born. God has a specific plan for you, and maybe life has caused you to think differently. Cease to strive. Breathe! Relax!  Take a moment to ask God “Who am I, really?” “Who did you originally make me to be before all this happened?” Allow Him to redirect and reverse every lie; or every attempt that tries to make you less than who He has meant for you to be.

Posted in the Proverbs 31 Woman, Virtue, Woman

Virtue… It’s Rare


Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far beyond rubies. Proverbs 31:10

Good things can be found, but rare things…well,  you’ll have to do a little digging. There are about 3.7 billion females in the world, that’s 49.6% of the population. So it’s easy to find a woman. But a woman of  Virtue…? Who can find this rare creature? She is said to be more precious than diamonds, which depending on how many carats you have, it can be priced at $10,000 per carat. She is far more precious than Rubies, because of the nature of color, can be priced at $15,000 per carat. And my favorite, the Pearl,  a strand can be sold for $100,000. But a virtuous woman…priceless! She has a value beyond price! 

Why Is Virtue So High Priced

Diamonds, Rubies, and Pearls, Oh My! It’s not the price that amazes me, but the formation of these jewels are astonishing. All formed in hiding. Each of these jewels can stand on its own, sustaining their value, and depending on its owner,  can remain of value if taken care of properly. But imagine a woman placed in the hands of God. Her value increases the longer she stays hidden in Him. The more she learns to know him, the more she learns herself, and begins to develop this characteristic.

Virtue IS Attainable 

Women run from this virtue because they mistake it with perfection. Not one of us is perfect…but God is! When we hide in him, not cowardly, but courageously…we are perfectly formed. 

When you’re hidden in Christ it’s hard to be devalued, because you know who you are. You know you are his. 

 You’re a Masterpiece formed perfectly by him, able to shine and do all he’s created you for. 

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10

When you are hidden in Christ your life conforms to moral and right living; all because you are growing to be more and more like Him. So when you come out of hiding…like any valuable jewel…you cannot go unnoticed. 

What Keeps us from Virtue? 

One word… COMMON. People don’t find value in being themselves anymore. God made us to be rare, and to be ourselves.  They’d rather be common. So, they take another route: finding themselves in magazines, TV drama, work, Google, or social media. None of this lasts. You lose your value being someone else, or being something outside of who God intended you to be. The most successful people are those who are themselves. Do the research. No one likes a copy cat. 

Shine

Shine baby shine. You really were made to shine. There’s nothing dim about Virtue. It is brilliant! Virtue is excellent…it excels! It cause your head to be held high. Once you are formed you’ll be displayed beautifully for all the world to behold. Graced. Marveled. Admired. You will shine. And because you’re virtuous you’ll remain humble, modest, bold and beautiful.

Never run from Virtue again. Understand that it is attainable through the working of a great God who sees you, knows you, and lives you!