Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Moment of Inspiration: Find Your Way Back

Hey Beauties- so I've been slacking in offering you inspirational posts! And in the day and time we're living in...we need some inspiration! How easy is it for us to get caught up or lost in life's circumstances and tragedies; dramas and upheavals; disappointments and losses, only to realize we've eased away from God and the assignment He has for our lives. Ever felt unfulfilled, uninspired, or you just didn't give a darn- yep I said darn! You just merely existed, carrying on in life like a robot- doing your everyday routine, but not really accomplishing nothing! Have you ever cried out to God but it seemed like He had put your supplications in an automated messaging system and He hadn't yet gotten back to you? What an empty and lonely feeling, especially if you've ever encountered his presence! Well, I've been there and I'm sure you have too, if you're not there now and I'm here to encourage myself and you in the Lord!

So, what's the solution? How can you find that fulfillment, peace, and joy that you once had? Well, I'm glad you asked, because it's so simple and the answer is well within your reach: look up! Yep, look up! Look up and realize you're not alone! Look up and realize God is and has been right there all along! You couldn't see him, because you've had your head hung down and with a hung down head you drag your hope and will down also! But let me remind you to always look up to Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith! Let me also remind you to look to the hills- that's where all your help comes from. God promised he would never leave you nor forsake you! He'll be there to the end because he sticks closer than a brother! In other words, when you find you've lost your place in this world, find your way back to him!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First Lady/Elect Lady Duties

It is often asked of me what my duties or responsibilities as First Lady/Elect Lady (FL/EL) are. Well my answer may differ from another FL/EL as I feel ones duties and responsibilites are more than likely established by ones Pastor/Husband, based on ones gifts, talents, and abilities given by Holy Spirit. Some FL/EL prefer to be very active in ministry and their duties/responsibilities can range from Women's Department Leader to Assistant or Co-Pastor. Some FL/EL prefer to be less active in ministry and is content with just supporting their Pastor/Husband and participating in a few church ministries. 

My personal opinion and/or advice to a FL/EL who may be perplexed about this subject is to allow God and ones Pastor/Husband to lead & guide you. God created you and He knows what's in you and your Pastor/Husband should recognize the potentials you have within you and encourage you to use them for the Kingdom. It will take some time to develop and establish yourself, but don't fret, in due season you will be operating and flowing in those duties and responsibilities as if you hit the door running from day one. Bottom line, be yourself and don't let anyone define you or pressure you into being someone or something you're not! Operating in that vain will only lead to you becoming resentful of the church and ministry.

I will say that a FL/EL should always have the task of praying for her Pastor/Husband and the church. She should be willing to listen, give sound spiritual advice, and love unconditionally as Christ does! She should be willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, provide comfort to those who are hurting, and encouraging to those in dispair. She should be mindful that she is representing Christ, her Pastor/Husband, and the church. She should teach and encourage the saints to worship and praise the Lord. Most importantly, she should have a committed personal relationship with the Lord, exemplified by a consistent prayer, Word, and Holy lifestyle. Everything else will fall into place if those fundamental foundations are established first!

What is your opnion and/or advice regarding this subject? How were your duties and responsibilities established for you?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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It is always my pleasure to bring you exciting offers. I love to share great ideas and deals, especially when they're tailor made with us PWs in mind. I am a part of a blog called The Pastor's Wife Speaks. This blog offers encouragement and empowerment and has gives PWs a platform to display their many gifts and talents. The blog owner, a published author, is giving, yes giving away her latest book in ebook form- how awesome is that! Her name is Jennifer AlLee and the title of the book is The Pastor's Wife. I will be reading this book and doing a review here on my blog, but in the meantime, check out this link to get your very own copy today. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More Posts Coming Soon!

First off, I see we have a follower, hey Patricia, so glad you've stopped by! She faithfully serves an awesome First Lady here in my local area: Pastor Ressie Sharpe of Newness of Life Christian Center in Tarboro, NC! 

So, I apologize for my lack of posts here on this blog. I was so busy with school, work, home, church, and my other many endeavors! But I'm so happy that school is done and I'll be taking off from that for a while, so I'll have time to tend to this blog more. Great things are about to be unfolded with this blog as well as locally so be on the look out and pass the word about this blog!

Monday, February 28, 2011


...I'm tired! Not to complain or anything, but so much has been going on since the first of the year! I do apologize for the lack in posting however keeping up with my duties as a wife (pw), mother, employee with a new position, school, church, a move, two blogs, youtube channel, and facebook page can be quite overwhelming.

The word for today is BALANCE! People often say, "I don't know how you do it." I can't begin to take credit for any of the strength, grace, mercy, and support God provides for me- it's all HIM!! I do have a great support system in first of all my husband. Since he doesn't work a traditional 9-5 like I do, he is more flexible in assisting me with a lot of things. Also, my mother-in-law and other in-laws for that matter offer as much support as they can. Finally and on occasion, the wonderful church family God has given us also chip in if we ask them (which isn't much)! So we're blessed.

Still, my house can be more organized and tided. I'm barely making some school assignment deadlines. The hubby and kids have mentioned at times that I spend less time with them. So how do I balance it all? How do you balance it all? What do you do when there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to accomplish all you set out to do? Join in this discussion and share your little balancing act secrets.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome & Yes Another Blog!

Happy New Year!! So let it be known that I really like to blog- hence another blog! I've always loved to write and felt I expressed myself better this way!

My first blog Beauty & Inspirations is such a wonderful expression of my passion for beauty- makeup, hair, nails, bath and body, fragrance, and fashion- and inspiration- I love to inspire others, that I thought I'd start this blog to let you in on my other passion- being a pastor's wife (pw)! I want to be able to offer encouragement & lessons learned on this tedious journey. This blog is actually an extension of a vision God has given me to launch a local pastor's wives fellowship as a means of support and sisterhood as it's needed.

My goal for this blog is to also provide support and sisterhood and to allow others to a peak into the highs and lows associated on this journey!

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