A short notation Because I made a commitment. My first reflection after one week (almost) of fasting, is that it is difficult and therefore powerful. My second reflection is that I made extra extra fasting/consecration goals and commitments above what was set by our pastor, and I have held almost none of them. Is it wrong?  I  have stuck with the consecration in general, and am seeing the results of  my increased prayer strength. But…it IS still breaking a promise I made to God, that I am doing for  variety of direct and indirect reasons. Can’t work out because I cant get a schedule together that ends before 10pm. Having issues with timing my nightly prayer to not have me up at 1:30am like I am now. Holding fast to the food portion of the fast but feeling doubtful of my power, my tongues, my experience. I know I need to have faith, it is a trial. Praying to be released from strongholds isn’t enough if I can’t fight everyday. And everyday I’m fighting and losing at one specific battle. what to do?

A short notation

Because I made a commitment. My first reflection after one week (almost) of fasting, is that it is difficult and therefore powerful. My second reflection is that I made extra extra fasting/consecration goals and commitments above what was set by our pastor, and I have held almost none of them. Is it wrong?  I  have stuck with the consecration in general, and am seeing the results of  my increased prayer strength. But…it IS still breaking a promise I made to God, that I am doing for  variety of direct and indirect reasons. Can’t work out because I cant get a schedule together that ends before 10pm. Having issues with timing my nightly prayer to not have me up at 1:30am like I am now. Holding fast to the food portion of the fast but feeling doubtful of my power, my tongues, my experience. I know I need to have faith, it is a trial. Praying to be released from strongholds isn’t enough if I can’t fight everyday. And everyday I’m fighting and losing at one specific battle. what to do?

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
Reflection for the day- Weakness is mental I’m on a fast, more on that later. But I just needed to take time to #1 honor my commitment during this consecration to post daily reflections, and #2 actually take time to reflect on some of the difficulties Ive had abstaining (not in a food sense), and how I have also had triumphs already in this arena. I am already watching God work wonders in my life, and I see that I have so much potential and so much work to do, and I’m excited, and overwhelmed and ready. Weakness is mental.  My commitment to this fast, to this time of consecration, and to my spiritual life is strong, and I am so ready for what is in store. 

Reflection for the day- Weakness is mental

I’m on a fast, more on that later. But I just needed to take time to #1 honor my commitment during this consecration to post daily reflections, and #2 actually take time to reflect on some of the difficulties Ive had abstaining (not in a food sense), and how I have also had triumphs already in this arena. I am already watching God work wonders in my life, and I see that I have so much potential and so much work to do, and I’m excited, and overwhelmed and ready. Weakness is mental.  My commitment to this fast, to this time of consecration, and to my spiritual life is strong, and I am so ready for what is in store. 

“Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God”
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Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard, Blair Underwood and Harry Lennix to Star in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ set in the Caribbean
William Shakespeare’s most horrific and bloody tragedy, Macbeth, is getting an update via a new all-African American feature film adaptation.
The film, to be titled Macbett, is written and directed by Aleta Chappelle, who is the first African American woman to direct a film version of a Shakespeare play. The film is set to start pre-production in Sept. 2013 on location in Jamaica and Puerto Rico. 
Excited!

Some casting news to start off your morning…

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

they better not have no terrible accents breh

OH yes yes yes
“Sometimes it is best to admit that the relationship that you had… may have been one sided…maybe just a bit. I’m fine with that. I’m comfortable today with admitting that I go 1,010% harder, stronger and bigger than anyone else I know, and that applies to all areas of my life, professional, personal, social, emotional and spiritual. At the end of the day, nothing can be accepted unless it has been given, and nobody can determine the outcome of every situation. The only thing I can do is continue to be the woman that I am, and the only thing I can promise is to never let the enemy extinguish MY LIGHT of God. I do not need to defend the type of love that I give, because it is loyal to the death, it is fiercer than anything ever imagined on this earth, it is deeper than the oceans, it is infinite like the universe, and it is truly and authentically ME. *End*”
“I’ll pray for you every lonely night, and look for you in the morning’s light. God will put me squarely in your sights, and only he knows what time will be right.”
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Happy Centennial to the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority! Delta Sigma Theta was founded 100 years ago today at Howard University, where these lovely sorors were photographed in 1930. Photo: Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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