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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?

 

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary Discusses Her Husband’s Battle with Cancer

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

Erica Campbell of Mary Mary recently discussed her husband’s battle with cancer in her blog on Essence. Campbell, candidly described how she felt her world fall apart the day her husband called her to say the doctors found a mass on his kidneys.

Her story was a true testament of faith and God’s power of healing.

I just want to take the time to encourage all those who are going through. Whether its cancer, unemployment, broken relationships or loss of any kind, survival is the only option. Don’t give up because God is always fighting for you. God wants to take you to your promise land so you will not, I repeat you WILL NOT die in the wilderness! Keep the faith, you will survive.

To read the full article on Essence click here

 

 

 

Want To Keep Your Family Together? Read Your Bible!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by holychick

A few days ago my friend Robert sent out a mass text about something God laid on his heart while he was in the shower (Rob takes showers?! This is news to me lol, just kidding)!

The message was simple, but profound and I decided to share it on my blog because I believe its a message for everyone. So here it is:

Many are claiming to write books on ways to keep the family together when the manual has already been written.

1. Husbands love your wives  Colossians 3:19

2. Wives submit to your husbands Colossians 3:18

3. Children obey your parents Colossians 3:20

If we abide by these three scriptures the family will be just fine.

Thank you Robert for sharing and thank you God for imparting wisdom to your people. So when you are at your wits end with loved ones, pick up your bible and find God’s solution to your problems. He will never lead you astray and instead of spending your money on a useless self help book, you can use that money to take your family out to dinner!

Dorinda Clark Cole Suicide Attempt!!!!!

Posted in Celebrities, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2011 by holychick

Wow! When I came across this story I said yeah right, but after watching the video and seeing Dorinda admit that she did in fact try to end her life, I thought Lawd Jesus!

After seeing such and accomplished woman of God (who by the way has a new cd out called  I Survived) be so transparent about being so broken and fed up with life that she was willing to commit suicide, I started to think about my own life.  Truthfully, things have not gone the way I’ve envisioned.  In fact sometimes I feel like I’m living a nightmare. Everyone says trust God, have faith, it’ll get better.  Honestly its easy to say that when things are going well for you, but when you’re in the fire you don’t WANT words of encouragement, you NEED God to step in a save you!

Watching Dorinda on the video was like an awakening for me. I was like thank you, finally someone is being honest! Folks, when you become a Christian life doesn’t suddenly get easy. People feel like Christians shouldn’t have problems because we have God. We even go so far as to look down on each other when problems do arise because we assume that the person has sinned or done something to bring about the negative circumstances. Its almost like saying you’re bad and you deserve what you’re going through.  

I will admit that I did feel like God was punishing me for something I’d done. I cried out to God asking Him to reveal what I had done so that I could make it right and I heard nothing from Him. I fasted, I prayed, I sowed seeds, I went to deliverance services, I did everything I could to get God to answer me and show me His path for my life. Still nothing. I said God am I so rotten that You refuse to talk to me? I think that was the hardest thing about going through my trial, feeling that God had turned His back on me.

So when Dorinda said she was giving up because she wasn’t hearing from God, I truly understood how she felt. For a Christian, that intimate connection with God is our lifeline. Without it you feel hopeless, its like life is not worth living. But, right when the story was about to have a tragic end God showed up and He called her name, hallelujah! God isn’t only calling Dorinda’s name, but He’s calling my name and your name. He sees you at the end of the rope and He’s saying I have a better plan for you! God didn’t save the 3 Hebrew boys from the firey furnace, He got in there with them!

Sometimes the trouble that we face is not the result of sin or disobedience or somebody doing you something. It is simply God pruning us so that we will produce more fruit (John 15:2).  Its not that He isn’t listening to us or is ignoring us, but He is working on us. The pruning process may seem long, heck I’m still going through it myself, but God’s ultimate plan is to prosper us and give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

So despite what I’m going through, I’m going to stand on God’s promises and hold Him to His word. I encourage you to do the same. At the end of it all, we can look back like Dorinda and say I Survived!

You Don’t Have to Look Homely to be Holy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 30, 2011 by holychick

Have you ever been on the bus or train and spotted a woman and immediately thought to  yourself, there goes a church lady. Why, oh why, oh why do some women feel that  looking like a bowl of hot mess soup makes them closer to Jesus? News flash, it
doesn’t! What makes us closer to God is a sincere heart (check Hebrews 10:22 for proof). Our way of dressing doesn’t make us sanctified and holy. Raise your hand if you know a girl who wears her skirt down to her toes and is the freakiest
freak of the week! For too long the church has placed emphasis on attire as a way of keeping people in bondage to religion and rules.  It’s time to lay aside the religious rules and embrace true relationship with God.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advising anyone to don their skankiest club attire to church. What I am saying  is get to know God for yourself. If you are going in the wrong direction He will step in and lead you down the right path. If you are doing the wrong thing
He will convict you to change your ways. This personal communion with God only comes through relationship. I don’t know about you but stepping out of religion and into a relationship with God is the best thing that has ever happened to me. So to all my Christian sisters out there who took a look at the photo to your right and thought how did they get my picture, it’s time to take off those Herman Monster shoes and throw away those white nurse Betty stockings and shout Free at last, free at last, thank God
almighty I am free at last!