It’s Woman Wednesday! Hey Girlfriend, You’ve Got Mail, This Message is For You…

Women, are the most powerful beings to ever walk the earth. The bible say we’re the weaker vessel and to some that might mean “weak” in nature but actually it means she’s easy to cry when hurt, she’s vulnerable, loving, compassionate and while she puts up walls once she’s been hurt, she can easily let them down when she feels and/or recognizes love. While men are the earth, it’s the power of a woman that makes it go round. See how powerful and unique you are  woman of purpose? So why do you let others make you feel less than what you are?

As a woman sometimes I forget who I am and begin to question, what in the world God created me for. I sometimes allow others thoughts and criticism’s of me, shape the way I live my everyday life, I somehow allow their negativity to dictate who they feel I am and in the process of all that I become depressed; down-hearted and almost ready to sit on the sidelines of life as I watch everyone else play the game until I remember Proverbs 139:14 in which states:

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When I read that scripture of verse, I suddenly snap back into reality and begin to see myself as God see’s me and I begin to think; everything that God made was good and very good, so that means that I’m a product of his best good creation, sculpted from the best clay and shaped by the best creative hands creation ever knew and you know what?, that includes you too girl.

Girlfriend, you are a diamond – a cut above the rest. You can move mountains with just one look, you have the power to speak your mind and everyone under the sound of your voice – has to stop and listen to you. So why don’t you use your voice to speak those things that are NOT happening in your life as though they ARE, including who you are. Honey, you don’t need a man to tell you you’re beautiful and you don’t need to keep giving a man your body just because you want someone to love you. LOVE starts at home (with you). Your body is a temple and everybody and everything is not privileged to enter into it. Ever wonder why you keep attracting the same type of man? It’s because your type, your attitude, your perspective and your outlook on who you are hasn’t changed. There’s still something broken on the inside, something that’s hiding in the shadows and maybe it’s being covered up by the nice clothes, shoes, make-up and hairstyles but it’s there and it needs your attention. The potter (God) specializes in broken vessels, he’s the master of finding a home for lost pieces…pieces that we feel can never be put back together again. You can’t put them back together but God can. You’re so much more worthy than you think and so much more valuable than you realize, you’re a PRICELESS piece of gold that can never be sold. I want you to begin to count up how much you’re worth and then add tax to it. Because you really are WORTH it, and that’s not just for those L’Oreal commercials it’s for you too boo.

Remember, you are a woman of purpose and vision. Don’t let the enemy trip you up by making you think less of yourself, oh and by the way YOU ARE CAPABLE, if you weren’t God wouldn’t have given you the vision or dream to accomplish what he destined/ordained/created you to do. A friend of mine sent me the video above. I didn’t look at it when she first sent it to me (had some life happened moments going on..lol) but when I finally took a look at it, it blessed my soul so much – I had to share it with you.

If you’re in a place today of thinking less of yourself; less than what God made you to be then I ask that you look at the video above and declare today that you’re not only AWESOME but VALUABLE & WORTHY!!

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

Let’s Live Well, Laugh Loud, Love Hard & Inspire Often!

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It’s My Man Monday! Hey Guys, You’ve got Mail…

I have a message for the man who’s struggling with knowing not only who he is but whose he is today. The man whom doesn’t quite see himself as good enough, the man who has given it his all but still seems to come up short, no matter how much he tries.

I have a message for the man who is troubled because of a failed relationship or marriage and can’t seem to forgive himself because of it. The man whose a great father to his kids but is under appreciated for it. The man who isn’t a great father, but desires in his heart to be. The man who feels he can’t get a good job because of his past mistakes. The man whom can’t seem to kick the habit, any habit. The man who feels trapped in his own body but afraid to tell people his issues because he’s afraid he’d be shunned.

No matter what man issue you have today, whether it’s something that was written here or you have your own unique circumstance. I want you to know that God loves you no matter what you have done and no matter where you may be right now in this so called world called “LIFE” – God sees and he knows and I want you to know that he cares for you.

Do you know that God created you in his own image?, that means that you look like your father and when he created you, he created you to be BOLD, to be GREAT and to be ONE OF A KIND! and that you are, so don’t feel sorry for yourself because maybe you’re not where you feel like you should be right now, maybe you feel as though you made so many mistakes that God wouldn’t want to have anything to do with you and I hate to tell you, but you’re sadly mistaken.

Just as the father embraced the prodigal son (Luke 15: 11-32) when he was far off. The son, walking in shame was getting prepared to become a servant in his fathers home because he felt embarrassed by the wild lifestyle he lived and awfully bad about the portion of money he took from his father to support that lifestyle but when the money ran out and the friends disappeared, he was left with nothing. He took a job working for a farmer whom had him to feed his pigs – the prodigal son was so despaired and hungry, until the food he was feeding the pigs began to look mighty good to him, soon he began to reminisce about the servants in his fathers house and how good they ate. He then decided to go back home and ask his father to become one of them. But the father wouldn’t have it, he embraced his son, kissed him and threw a big party for him because the son he thought was lost and feared for dead, was alive and home again. This was surely not the behavior the son expected his father to give him for the bad decisions or the wrong things he had done but just as that father embraced his lost son, so your father is waiting to embrace, love and bring restoration to your life, he doesn’t even remember what you done or the path you chose to take, he’s just glad that you came back to him. And while you’re being restored, the angels are having a massive party on your behalf.

No matter how far we’ve gone out – God is able to restore us again! Take courage my friend and don’t give up – but look up! and see your father in the distance, hands raised awaiting for you to come and lay in his arms of forgiveness, mercy and grace.

May the video above bless you and put a fresh wind into your journey and let you know how AWESOME you truly are!

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Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

Let’s Live Well, Laugh Loud, Love Hard & Inspire Often!

Women, not to worry – I have something for you on Wednesday!! Stay Tuned…

My Mom’s Near Death Experience – In Her Own Words — BeautyBeyondBones

This week, I’m going to be spreading a little sparkle on other bloggers. Check them out, go read their Inspiration & Grab a Little Sparkle for your LIFE!

I promise you’ll love this blogger, she’s an inspiration to many. Having battled anorexia for quite some time, Blogger Caralyn let’s us know that there really is Beauty Beyond Bones. With over 31,000 followers and recently receiving the award for the “Top 25 Eating Disorder Blog” she’s not your fly by night blogger whom just puts things out in the universe for you to pick up the pieces but she’s the real deal to not only show you how to live whole after a debilitating illness but how to be free through Jesus Christ. Caralyn always shares her most intimate thoughts, adventures, travels or life lessons with her audience. She consistently breaks down her own walls and in the end, she’ll leave you good, valuable knowledge to break down your walls too.

In this particular blog post below, she shares her mom’s near death experience after suffering a stroke last December.

Visit her site – Wanna know how she got to almost 32,000 followers? Know someone that is battling anorexia? Well follow the link below as she has some special goodies that can help you with both. Trust Me, You won’t be disappointed!!

Follow the highlighted link Below to read more of this Inspirational story…

via My Mom’s Near Death Experience – In Her Own Words — BeautyBeyondBones

Need A Good Book Read? C’mon, I gotcha!

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When I was a little girl, I got teased a lot because my head was constantly in a book. What can I say, I absolutely loved reading. Library time at school was my favorite time, because I loved being able to go and pick out my next book adventure. I was caught up with the different characters, their lives, their stories, drama and the adventures they seemed to take so effortlessly. Adventures that a little girl such as myself at the time could only imagine of taking. Most of the times I would pretend that I was the character in the book and that their lives were my adventure. Reading to me was not only liberating, fanciful and/or magical but it had become my way of escaping the world that I had come to know.

My step-dad was an abuser and for what seemed like every other day, he would get drunk and start an argument with my mom for no apparent rhyme or reason and the next thing you know, the fighting would start, sometimes to the point of blood-shed. As a child you really don’t know how to comprehend such matters and I was too small to do anything. The only thing I knew is that I wanted it to STOP! We had a big shelf that my step-dad had built, at the bottom was an open space in which he would put books for us to read. At the time he worked for the Housing Authority within the projects in which we lived, he would find all types of toys and books left behind by other families and bring them home to us. Him finding a book was my favorite gift, outside of the skates he found in which is how I learned to skate. Soon that bottom shelf was filled with all types of books big and small, hard and easy readers. After while, I had come to read them all and soon moved to the dictionary…Lol.

Books in all their glory can be a healer, motivator, a good partner when you need a laugh, an educator and a helper in your time of despair. I really feel as if we don’t give books enough credit for their due diligence to our world. Because I love books so much, I wanted to share with you the books I’m currently reading and give you a couple of  links of books that you or your children could pick up – the next time you’re at the library or you just may decide to order it. So, here are my picks and reads for Summer 2017.

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Books I’m currently Reading

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

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This book has really opened my mind to how our thinking can halt our success and it’s not just a money thing but how our mindset towards certain things can alter us from moving forward into the successful life that we so desire. As John Maxwell states “Change your thinking, Change Your Life”

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

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A co-worker let me borrow this book about 2 years ago and I never picked it up to read it (sad to say), but I recently picked it up to read. Can someone say A-MAZING?. Tuesdays with Morrie is a true story about Mitch Albom whom recently reunited with his old college professor whom he adored. The two haven’t seen each other since Albom graduated college. Albom just happened to be watching a show on T.V. one night and there his professor was, discussing his demise and his feelings about death. The two re-unite as Morrie has one final class to teach before he dies and that’s to his former student Mitch Albom.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

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A really good friend and confidante bought and sent this this book to me. Being a girl that has not been that good with saving or having money in my pocket for more than an hour (and that’s after I got paid); I didn’t know how I would react to this book. But as I’ve gotten older my mindset towards money began to change and I started to see and think differently about things, especially my finances such as “Will I have money to retire?”, “How much money can I really save without touching it” and etc. Within it’s short time, this book has helped me tremendously, I’ve managed to hold on to $20.00 for over a week and on payday, which is money from my last pay period. That’s been a miracle for me, trust and believe. Dave Ramsey‘s TMM book is also filled with testimonials of people who took the challenge and have gotten out of loads of debt. It’s doesn’t matter if you’re single, married or helpless when it comes to saving money, this book is not only an easy read but packed with information to help even the lowest income achieve your dreams of having more.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley

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I would encourage you, if you haven’t seen this movie then you really should. Although the movie is chronicling the lives of three African-American women mathematicians, their struggles in a male dominant workforce as well as challenges regarding racism, intelligence and being the first women to help astronauts complete their mission. It’s a story about GIRL POWER! and shows that women of all colors, races and backgrounds can achieve ANYTHING! of course the book goes deeper than the movie as all books do but it’s a sure read that will warm your heart as well as your spirit.

Yes, to answer your question – If you’re thinking it. I really am reading ALL 4, lol. I go back and forward with each, depending on the day and how I’m feeling. But I would have to say “Tuesdays with Morrie” has taken a little precedence over the others and once you read it, you’ll see why.

What Books should you be reading?

Well, to end this post and keep your attention span. I decided to just post links to the books in which I feel you should check out; from the diverse, to the beaches, to the kids; each link provides books for everyone to enjoy! Check them out, put’em on your list or shelf and let’s get lost in a book!

  • For the latest beach reads, summer go-to’s, political, history, fiction reads and more Go Here: 37 Books We’ve Loved So Far in 2017
  • If you like diverse reads from diverse authors, then you might want to check out Charnaie over at Here Wee Read
  • And we can’t forget about the kids, You’re sure to find something within their age group or grade over at Barnes & Nobles

HAPPY SUMMER, FALL & WINTER READING!!

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Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

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Bigger & Better – Must Appreciate Smaller

 

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What are you doing in your small space that is preparing your for your Bigger Place! Why ask God for more money, a bigger house or even a spouse when you’re not managing the money you’re getting now, cleaning the house you have now or taking care and loving yourself right now.

What we do now, really does determine the next steps in our success. Bigger does not mean, I’ll do better. Bigger means I’ll do less and make an even bigger Mess, if you’re not prepared!

Start the preparation today in your small area and stand back and watch how God takes that small and prepare you for your BIGGER!!!!

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Only when you are able to handle eating the smaller portions first.

 

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

Let’s Live Well, Laugh Loud & Love Hard!

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