Money Matters: My 2018 Money Fails

Hey Fam! A little while ago, I introduced a series called “Money Matters”because at the end of the day, it does! We need money to survive in this world whether we like it or not and we should be good stewards over that money. To start this conversation out here on the blog, I’m sharing my money FAILS of 2018. The tragedy that was my … Continue reading Money Matters: My 2018 Money Fails

Goals: Christmas Edition!

Hi fam! IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!! If you couldn’t tell, Christmas is my favorite holiday!!! I love EVERYTHING about this holiday season. The decorations, the food, the cheer, the laughter, the gift giving, the music, the atmosphere, the JESUS. Hello. More than anything, I’m grateful for Jesus being born for us. Whether this is the exact time of year or not, … Continue reading Goals: Christmas Edition!

Hey it’s November! Let’s talk goals.

Hi fam! I’ve dropped the ball on my goals tremendously since July. It was a downward spiral of one thing after the other. However, with only 59 days left in this year, I wanted to make sure that I created habits and a plan to be more effective going forward. Really. How many times have we heard someone say – “oh my gosh! The new … Continue reading Hey it’s November! Let’s talk goals.

New Series: Money Matters

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Happy Monday Friends!

So it’s never really a good day to talk about money, but today is as good as any!

We all have money goals, right?. To sum it all up – we want to be rich and not have to ask anyone for anything. And rightfully so! The Lord told us we would be lenders and not borrowers! It’s ok to want to be “rich”. But what classifies as rich REALLY? Continue reading “New Series: Money Matters”

2018 Goal Update – Quarter One

Hey Lovelies!

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So yeah, this post has taken the whole month to get put out. *rolls eyes*

Again, I’m a walking example of what I talk about on this blog! Consistency is key! No matter what life throws at you and how sleepy or tired you are – MAKE TIME FOR YOUR PRIORITIES.

Moving on….

This is my 3-month goals update! (For my original goals post, go here) So April has rolled in and started out the second quarter of the year. It feels like I just posted my 2018 goals last week! Time is waiting for no one. But, it’s all the more reason why we should not “put off for tomorrow what we can do today.” Tomorrow will literally be five months from now, and you’ll look around like, “where’d the time go?”

So, here’s an update on my goals so far: Continue reading “2018 Goal Update – Quarter One”

Some Times Are Harder Than Others

Rough days. Overwhelm. Shootings. Illness. Frustrations. The state of the USA. Some times are just harder than others. When these times come, if feels like they last a bit longer than the good times, but they don’t. I’m reminded of my last blog post that emphasized there being a season for all things. This may be your season of triumph and victory. Days are good … Continue reading Some Times Are Harder Than Others

Embrace the Season

Tuesday marked the start of a new season. Spring.

Here in Florida, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the wind is churning. Seasons are changing.

Just like the seasons of our environment change, the seasons of our lives change. We know it’s upon us. We can feel the weight and the pressure of transition taking place.

There always seems to be a point during the transitioning phase that I realize I’m transitioning into a new season.

Sometimes, the transition is light and sweet. It kind of just eases upon me like a loving summer breeze. And then there are times where everything comes crashing down like the house on the Wizard of Oz (you know, after the tornado has dragged it for a while and Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore). Everything that can go wrong will and it feels like a domino effect. I have a tendency in this season to be 10x more cranky, 10x more unbothered, and 20x more irritated. I know this because Tuesday was that day for me. Continue reading “Embrace the Season”

Brotherly Love

Welcome back friends! Last week was rough, had death in the family and some trying circumstances, but I’m back. All my love, CJ.

 

Where I’m from, March 12th is a day of remembrance for a true saint and friend.  

Melvin J. Ray

Not only was March 12th his birthday, but it was also the day he and God decided he didn’t need to be here anymore.

 

Melvin was the life of the party when there was no party. Every single person he came in contact with was impressed by him. There was no one he would not help; no atmosphere he would not change. He was literally an angel sent from God to remind us that there IS a God. Melvin Ray showed us what it meant to truly be good, be kind, show love, have fun, be merry and EAT!! And he loved God with all his heart (not to mention he was one of the best guitarist on this side). Continue reading “Brotherly Love”

March into Momentum

Ladies and Gentlemen, March has officially entered the building!

I’m not sure if it’s the fact that spring is near, or that I’m grateful February is over! All I know is, it’s about to be a great month.

February was trying! There was so much adversity and loss in such a short amount of time that I lost focus of my goals. I read through my bible plan maybe four times this month. I did not read my book of the month. The gym did not see me AT ALL (even though I was able to work in a few workouts at home). I overspent on my budget in four categories. I had to replace three tires. And the worst of them all, my best friend’s father passed away, causing anything I thought I had planned to come to a complete standstill.

It was rough. But it did not kill my determination to make progress this month! Continue reading “March into Momentum”