August 28, 2020
Hey everyone! I pray that you all have had an amazing week. I have been so excited to update this week. So, we returned to school Monday and it was great. Never did I ever think that I would be begging to go back or awaiting the end of summer. This is definitely a first. Although, it is so very different with all the restrictions, distancing, masks, etc. I am so grateful that we finally we able to go back. Now I am just praying that students don't start spreading the virus and the county having to shut it down again. Anyways, I guess there is nothing we can do besides following the rules because it is ultimately all in the Lord's hands. We must allow Him to take the reins is life and just follow behind.
I've been meaning to tell everyone that this week I am going to be working on a new website addition or "online shop". I am going to sell my paintings, jewelry, pressed vinyl shirts, etc. If you are interested, you can email me what you would want and I will get to work. I have a Cricut machine as well as a heat press so I can design anything for shirts, jackets, tumblers, cups, etc. I will have all the prices and details on the "shop" page. All the benefits will go towards BBB to help fund boxes and advertisement.
Speaking of advertisement, if you ever run into someone who you think could relate to my website, I would be so pleased if you would spread the word. I want to continue to help children, teens, and adults by spreading my story and raising awareness for mental health. So, be on the lookout for the BBB Shop, Be sure to buy a BBB T-Shirt for $15 (proofs are on the home page) and "fill out those box forms". I will see you all later.
Live Tomorrow around 8:30.
August 18, 2020
Welcome back! I am so grateful and thankful that you all have been returning to read my updates every week. I have been meaning to do another live video but the internet has been down at my house so I just need to find somewhere else to do it. I pray that you all have had a good first of the week and are looking forward to the days ahead. I know personally, I cannot wait for this week to be over. I am counting down the days till we go back to school. I am so tired of being stuck at home and not having a routine. Usually, I would be dreading going back to school, but I feel like we have had a year of summer and I'm ready for it to be over. I am excited to go back to school because I miss being able to socialize and hang out with all my people. Going back to school also means more opportunities to share the love of Christ. I think about my school as a mission field. Think about all the lost people who go to your school and think about the impact you could make on their lives just by being an example of Christ. Maybe start by asking someone if they go to church, then follow it by an invitation to come with you. Weekends are the perfect chance to bring a friend to church. Invite them to spend the night Saturday then come with your family to morning service on Sunday. God has laid out so many flawless opportunities for us to share His love but we so often ignore or cut them out of our perspective. This is something that I am very guilty of, making up excuses like, "I don't have time" or "maybe tomorrow" when really we should do it right then and there. I hope this gives you the drive and determination to come out of your shell and be a light for others.
I wanted to remind everyone that I just got some new supplies for BBB Boxes. Lots of encouraging things that I know God could use in mighty ways. Just remember the boxes are no charge and all you have to do is submit a form for you are someone you know. This is a perfect example of a way you could minister to a friend or family member. Also, I still have quite a few shirts left so if you are interested please email me! I will see you all next week.
August 12, 2020
Hey everyone! I have been praying and praying asking God to lead me and show me what he wanted me to write about today. After what felt like forever, as I was sitting in bed last night I felt this rush come upon me and it was like I knew right then and there what He wanted me to write about. The world we live in is troubling and confusing in many ways. Between COVID - 19 and all of the racial tension we can easily say that 2020 has been filled with chaos so far. However, I know and believe that there is a reason for all these tough times. Despite the chaos all around us, there is and will always be hope the God. If you have your bible, I really want you to take the time to read 2 Corinthians 11: 23-27.
Now just imagine for a second, how would you feel if your were Paul? How did Paul deal with all this?
Now read 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 Paul didn't let go of or discount the pain he faced, he felt it. Life is so hard, the people and world in general can be cruel and harsh at times. Yet Paul reminds us that even though we are faced with rough times that can leave us sad, depressed, alone, and confused, with Christ we will never be destroyed or abandoned because the gift of the Holy Spirit living inside of you and me gives us life and that gift is unbreakable. With Jesus, you are never alone. Just like Paul, we can face anything knowing we will always have someone by our side. So now I want you to think back, think about the hardest thing you have been faced with in your past. Now look at you. See where God has brought you. You are now stronger, braver, and more trusting of Him because of what you experienced. I never want you to forget the power and perfection of Jesus Christ.
Now, if you know anyone who is facing a tough time right now please take the time to filled out a B3 Box form and allow God to show them that He is in control. I am so thankful for yawls obedience and allowing me to reach 83 boxes since September of last year, but my goal is to reach 100 boxes by September of this year. I know this is possible I just need all of your help. Also, don't forget about shirts and email, DM, text, or comment if you are interested. I love you all so much and pray for a good rest of this week.
Good morning! I hope you all have had a good start to August. I know for me and my fam, these past few weeks have been very hectic but, I know that God is in control and He will figure everything out for us. I have been trying too figure out what God wanted me to write about this week and He has really laid it on my heart to remind all of us that this world we are living in currently, is not where we belong. There is ultimately a greater, bigger, better place made just for you and me awaiting us in Heaven. However, in order to get there we must give everything up to Him. As 1 Peter 5:7 says, "Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you." We must submit our lives to Him and let God lead us from there. The only one who knows what is to come in the future is God therefore, fall to your knees and give Him your all. We are not in control, He is. At times we might feel as if He is not there or as if He has given up on us or our problems are too big for Him. But the good news is, nothing is to hard for Christ. If He can part the sea, heal the unhealable, allow the blind to see, walk on water, and so much more then I am 100% positive he can take care of all of your issues. If He has brought you this far in life, then I know He has so much more in store for you. He has not finished your story. Lift your arms and allow Christ to take the pen and write your story. "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." Jeremiah 29:11. We are all worthy to live. God has a plan for you, let Him carry out that plan. I promise it is good. I love each of you more than you know. I wish I had the chance to talk to everyone face to face. Please reach out for help if you ever feel like you are not enough. I have been in the same place. I'm not going to lie, depression sucks but you can get through it. I am always here for you and am more than willing to help you! I pray that you have a good week and I will talk to you soon!