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Power Within…

Hey there! It’s been a minute. How is everyone doing? I’ve been tied up with work, my writing, family , business you know the whole nine… trying to balance it all.

I’m slowly but steadily getting back on track so bear with me. Happy Monday, welcome to a new week. Can you believe we’re in Summer already? Where did the time go? I’ve been busy behind the scenes, so still on track to accomplish all my goals for this year by the grace of God.

What about you are you on track? I wanted to leave this with you this morning…..

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Too many times we find ourselves cowering under our full potential. We allow our minds to absorb the lies of not good enough, not well spoken enough, not up to the Joneses next door.
Those voices make us doubt ourselves especially when we try to compare our page 10 to another’s page 100. Anybody you see at the top started from the bottom and most definitely had the same fears… Difference is they moved inspite of. That is courage! You have to believe in you before you can convince anybody else to.
Always ask the question…If I don’t believe in me…why should they?

Be Blessed,


#MondayMotivation : Look Within

New Monday. New Week. New Goals.


I love the quote ‘be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.’ The first time I read it, it hit that spot. You know that place deep within your soul that is restless when you aren’t doing what you should be doing. Fulfilling your highest potential.

You’ve heard me say many times that we are all created for something. Given a gift/talent that we should be using to the glorification of God. The recognition of our purpose initially has us all fired up, ready to take on the world. You know, kinda like that feeling that comes after listening to a motivational speaker…Problem is motivation only lasts for a while and will never turn into transformation until you conquer your fear.

The fulfillment of purpose is a journey we are on until we leave this earth. Along the way fear creeps in. Fear is that comfortable friend. It likes to keep us safe. Hinder us from achieving our greatest potential. Our ability to conquer that fear comes from our hope and faith in God. He that put the dream in you will give you all you need to carry it out until the end.

So for this week I leave you with this “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns”.~ Philippians 1:6



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What Did I Expect?

breaktheroutineHi there!

So I’m back to my home base. How has everyone been? Initially I was going to write a post about my trip but I had a conversation yesterday and I think I would write about that instead. I’ll still tell you what went on back home (Nigeria) in a latter post but this is important, at least I hope it helps someone.

So after weeks of waking up and being driven around from one radio station to another promoting the movie Tempting Fate, doing television interviews about the movie and my books, seeing family members, trying to write a little, I finally land back in Atlanta feeling like my “normal” life stopped and I stepped into someone else’s. I seriously want my “normal” life back.

And so in a conversation with my editor, I began to whine… “ugh..I can’t get back into the novel yet” ” I just want my normal routine back” “ugh I can’t wait to get back into my flow.” She stops me and asks…”Do you really want to go back to normal?” I quickly answer “No” without really thinking about it and we get back into a previous conversation. But later, I though about it…

That was so ungrateful of me to dare whine when God had answered the very prayer my husband and I had been praying about for the past two years… a  successful premiere and reception of our movie in Nigeria!!

It wasn’t a conscious attempt to be ungrateful but it was still ungrateful all the same. I had to repent immediately asking God for forgiveness and I’ve started adjusting to my “new normal”. Change my routine around a little to adjust to the notoriety of being known as the producer of the movie, in addition to my writing and mummy schedule. What did I expect would happen? That I would go to some mediocre ceremony and come back to my comfortable life?

Ephesians 3:20 says He will do exceedingly above all we hope or can imagine. We say this verse but are we ready for His “exceedingly”  My God did more than I can imagine. When I stepped out of that limo and all those camera lights flashed…I couldn’t believe it. The reception of the movie still blows my mind. But what did I expect? I guess that’s why the Word says He will do more than we can imagine.

I write all this to say…when you’re grinding in your purpose, be prepared to do whatever adjusting is necessary when the need calls for it. Wake up with an expectation of abundance(not necessarily money) and more importantly, be ready and open to receive. Pay attention to the prayers God has answered so as not to miss the chance to give thanks.

So, I’ve buckled down, unpacked, gotten my house together, prepared the kids for the school year, whipped out my new short story, then on to tidying up my fifth novel so I can start on the sixth one.

The less routine, the more life~ Amos Alcott

Have you ever been unconsciously ungrateful? Tell me I’m not alone…

Be Blessed


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