I Desire More!!!!!

Posted in Music Videos, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 19, 2012 by holychick

To all my fabulous and fierce subscribers and visitors who have been wondering what’s up with holy chick?, I assure you that I will be back to blogging very, very soon. To those of you who couldn’t care less, well, God bless you too! I had to put some things in order in my life. First I needed to shut myself off from outside distractions and immerse myself in God’s presence. I needed clear direction. I needed more of Him! I want to operate with an excellent spirit, be a woman of character and high morals, but most of all I want to live up to my blog name and be a holy chick!

I know I’ve missed some major happenings in the Christian Community and with that being said, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, may God bless you richly! Stay fabulous and fierce! Until next time!

FYI: Fred Hammond is gonna be in the NYC next Tuesday January 24 at the Greater Allen Cathedral!!!!!!! Tickets are only $20 and everyone is getting a free copy of his latest cd!!!!!! I’m all in there!! To purchase tickets call 718-206-4600

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Crown: Natalie Wilson & SOP featuring Faith Evans

Posted in Music Videos, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 21, 2011 by holychick

I know this song is old, but I still love it! Thank you Jesus for taking off Your crown and coming to earth to save a sinner like me.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!What Are You Thankful For?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by holychick

As my favorite holiday season is fast approaching (can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by) I want to take some time out to reflect on the goodness of God in my life. Just let me warn you I am going to get somewhat personal in this post I hope you don’t mind. A little transparency is good sometimes and hopefully I can encourage someone along the way. So here goes…

I started this year hopeful that my season of change had finally made its arrival. I had been unemployed for over a year and I’m not gonna front I was depressed. The t-shirt business I started, Manifestation Apparel was doing well, but business wasn’t consistent. After applying to literally hundreds of jobs and receiving no response I was discouraged. In February I got a call from someone in my church who I am not close to at all requesting t-shirts. To make a long story short, she never followed through on the purchase, but she did refer me to a friend of hers. Well her friend liked my work so much that she referred me to her friend, who referred me to someone else and the pattern of referrals continues to today!

I learned an important lesson from that experience Be Open. When God wants to bless you He can use anybody.  The young lady who made the initial referral is by no means a friend of mine and when she approached me it would have been easy for me to dismiss her and miss my opportunity, but thank God I didn’t. Never count anybody out because you never know who your God-given helper will be.

As the year progressed I’ve had some ups and downs just like many people have had. In July my 18 year old cousin was brutally murdered by her step-father. She had such a bright future ahead of her and was on her way to start college, but sadly she was robbed of the chance to live out her dreams. As angry as I am about her death I am grateful to God that she was saved on baptized the year before her death. God is truly awesome!

Now its November and even though its been 2 years and 1 month since I lost by job I can truly say God has been good to me! I’ve never gone hungry not one day, all my bills are paid on time which is a true miracle because I have no source of income. My only source is God! There have been so many days where I laid in bed depressed and anxious because I didn’t know how I was going to make it. God sent help each and every time! Even though He was always there for me I couldn’t stop feeling sorry for myself. It took God taking me out of my comfort zone to show me that I didn’t have things as bad as I thought. There were people out there who were going through much worse. For the first time in October I went to the soup kitchen my mother started over 1 year ago and I saw how appreciative the men from the shelter were to receive a hot meal. Many came back to the kitchen to express their gratitude. Here I was being a Debbie Downer for the majority of the year when I had food, a house to live in with my own room, clothing and a loving family. These men had nothing and they were coming back to say thank you to us for serving them food! I felt so low because I had been so selfish and only concerned about what I did not have that I never thanked God for what I did have. The moment I acknowledged my selfishness and began to serve the needs of others the depression that had a hold on me for so many months was lifted! I have am now seeing the goodness of God through clearer eyes. He is worthy of my praise and I want to take this opportunity to give Him thanks.

God I want to thank You for…

1. Life. Many people have not lived to see this day and You allowed me to and I am so grateful for that. Every day that we are alive is another chance God has given us and it should never be taken for granted.

2. My family. I am so grateful to God for blessing me with a loving supportive family. They have been truly awesome to me. I want to give a special shout out to my cousin who took me on a cruise this summer and even bought me clothes to wear on the trip! That is the definition of self-less love!

3. My church family. God used so many folks there to come to my rescue and I appreciate all the prayers, encouragement and monetary blessings bestowed on me.

4. My friends. When you’re doing well everyone wants to be in your company, but true friends stick with you through thick and thin! Although I’ve lost several friends in the last 2 years, God has shown me who my real friends are and has even blessed me with some new ones. I am thankful to all my friends who took the time to call me, pray with me, send job alerts, take me out to lunch and dinner and be a listening ear when I was going through.

5. Jesus and the gift of salvation. Best gift I’ve ever gotten!

We all have something we can thank God for. What are you grateful for?

 

Style Spotlight: The High Heel

Posted in Style Spotlight with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2011 by holychick

If you know me then you know I LOVE shoes! More importantly I love fabulous and fierce high heels. So today I dedicate this post to the high heel! Here is a look at some of the hottest heels on the web. Raise your class of sparkling cider if you feel me!

Fever Shoes 

Monica

Tiff

Tara

Ameenah

For more fly heels check out Riot Heels by my girl Roxanne. She has a PhD in fabulosity so I know you will enjoy!

How Do You Know When You’ve Met The “One”?

Posted in Patiently Waiting...Sort of with tags , , , , , , , on October 30, 2011 by holychick

As a single Christian young woman, often times thoughts of the “One” crosses my mind. I wonder what he’ll look like, what his personality will be like, how will we meet etc. The only thing I know for sure is that my “One” must be unequivocally sold out for God! No exceptions, no substitutions, no half stepping and no fronting about it!

As my early 20’s are becoming a distant memory (we had some great times!), and my “One” has yet to make his appearance, I’m beginning to get the side eye from everybody! Don’t you just love the why are you still single question?

Side note: A friend of mine said that every time he goes to a wedding people ask him so when is it going to be your turn or they say you’re next! So he said the next time he goes to a funeral he’s going to go around and ask people so when is it going to be your turn or point to someone and say you’re next! LOL, he’s a hot mess.

Either way I don’t have an answer to the why I’m still single question and even if I did I still have to wait on God’s time. People don’t seem to get that and try to match me with anybody just as long as the person is single. A friend of mine even told me straight out I know you’re not going to like him, but he’s single. WHAT!!! ! Not wanting to be closed minded I ask is he a Christian? She says I don’t know, but he’s funny. Lol, thanks, but I’ll pass! I am no where near desperate so why is everyone else desperate to hook me up. Relax everybody!

This is not only my reality, but it is true for so many of my single friends, both male and female. The worse part is that when one person from the group gets blessed to change their facebook status from single to married, they act like they are now a part of an elusive secret society that only those lucky enough to have met the “One” are allowed membership. There becomes an unspoken divide between the have and the have not.

While some people become stuck on stupid once they get married, there are plenty more couples who we singles can gain wisdom from. I enjoy listening to these couples rehash how they met and talk about how they knew their spouse was the “One”. Though all the stories differ there is always one commonality, PRAYER! Marriage is life changing and too important not to include prayer. Seeking God’s guidance can make the difference between truly meeting the “One” and making “One” of the biggest mistakes of your life!

Recently I came across and article on Single Black Male discussing this very topic. It was very interesting and worth checking out so click the link and take a look at the male’s perspective on the “One”.

For all my married folks out there I would love to hear about how you knew you met the one, so feel free to leave a comment sharing your experience!

Is It Me Or… Is Kim Burrell Wearing Lingerie in Her Music Video Out of Order?

Posted in Celebrities, Is It Me Or..., You Know You Wrong for This! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2011 by holychick

Don’t know how I missed this one, but I saw Kim Burrell‘s Sweeter music video the other day and I felt some kind of way about her opening the video in white see through lingerie in a bed. WHAT!! Home girl has candles burning and the whole nine lol! Come to think about it the song has a sexy Sade vibe to it. I don’t know what Kim was thinking because that was not a good look especially in a gospel video. I know she lost weight and all, but cover up!

Even though I’m laughing I ‘m still a little… no a lot disturbed. Why the lingerie and the bed and the candles? It looks like a morning after scene lol! Don’t believe me check out the video.

Mali Music Debuts The Job Experience on BET’ 106 and Park

Posted in Celebrities, Music Videos with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2011 by holychick

So big things are going on over at the Mali Music camp! Today he premiered the music video for his critically acclaimed single The Job Experience, now available for purchase on Itunes. The single will be on his sophomore album Mali is, due to be released January 2012. Here is a video of the video since the stupid BET video isn’t working.

In case you’re wondering what all the hype is about, let me bring you up to speed. Mali Music is a singer, songwriter and producer. Basically he’s a triple threat. While Mali has a very distinctive style, her reminds me of Tonex without the furs and the Village People costumes lol. What puts Mali in a class by himself is his ability to tell a story with a poetic flow that has not been done in gospel music, aka he’s not wack.  His lyrical composition musical production will have you scratching your head wondering how did he do that?  Mali Music’s music is slap your mama or someone else’s mama good! (jk I would never slap my mom and you shouldn’t either!)

Mali Music is well known in the gospel community for hits like Yahweh and Avayable off his first album 2econd  Coming. When Mali performed The Job Experience at this year’ BET Awards: Music Matters showcase, the music world was abuzz wondering who is this kid? Check out the performance here.

Since his appearance on BET everyone wants a piece of the kid now Akon has signed him to his KonLive Management company.

Everything was going well, and then this!!! Signed with Akon!!! WHAT!  To top it off click here to read what Mali said about being bigger than gospel! Tell me this guy is joking. I don’t know maybe I’m over reacting, you tell me.