Earn Big Cash Back this week leading up to Black Friday

Monday, November 19, 2018


As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbucks is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Earn BIG At The Register

Friday, November 9, 2018


We're all looking for ways to save big at the register. Well, I've found a way to make every coupon I use at my local grocery store worth an extra 25¢!

How you ask? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1) Sign up at Swagbucks.com and use my special code SBCouponer to earn an extra 50 points, that's 50¢ just for signing up!
2) Head over to the Grocery Coupons page and start clipping coupons for your upcoming shopping trip
3) Use the coupons the next time you shop at your local grocery store. You'll earn 25 points (25¢) for every coupon you use.
That's it!

But, that's not all... This month you can earn 1 point (1¢) for every coupon you print, up to 25 prints per day. That's an extra 25¢ every single day!

Copy Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in November!

Friday, November 2, 2018


All throughout November, you can earn large bonuses when signing up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before December 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned all kinds of gift cards with my points!

4 Lessons I Learned from my First Speaking Engagement

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I recently had the honor of being a speaker on a panel of amazing women at a Women's Empowerment Conference. Awesome experience!

The event was called Women Empowerment: Women of Today and man was it POWERFUL! If you'd like to watch the event, check it out below:



This event was actually my first public speaking engagement of this kind, so I was extremely nervous about how I would do and how things would go, but it turned out great and I had a wonderful time with all the ladies! I also learned some things too.

1. Your Story Is Powerful 

The first thing I learned at the event was that, no matter what your story is, it is indeed powerful and can change someone's life. Each lady on the panel had a different topic, and they all had a different story that they could attach with it. Upon first glance of these women, you wouldn't know all the stuff they went through, but that goes to show that with God, you always come out on top and unscathed! The stories we told and the experiences we shared with the audience that day......we don't know who we helped or who we inspired to keep pushing forward. And that goes for anyone. Don't run from your past or experiences, tell someone so that you can be an inspiration and their motivation.

2. Never Underestimate the Importance of Knowing Your Identity in Christ

I think one of the many common themes that the other women and I spoke about was the importance of identity. Some of these women went through bouts of depression, suicide attempts, church rejection, failed relationships, and so on and so forth. But once you are able to tap into your identity in Christ, that's when things start to fall into place.

3. Audience Numbers Don't Matter

I know Ericka, the lady who we were celebrating at the event and the one who put the event together, was slightly disappointed that not as many people as she expected to come actually came to the event. But, as I've had to learn myself this past year, it's not about quantity, it's about quality. She didn't have as many people as she wanted, but it was still a great crowd. And not only that, but they were engaged, interested, and received everything we had to say. And, to top it off, there was so much love in the room! The people who needed to be there were there, and there was a great audience online who were able to watch the replay and get the message. So, numbers don't matter. I'd rather have an interactive audience of 10 than 100 people in the crowd who are dead and don't wanna hear what I have to say!

4. You Make Friends in The Most Unexpected Places

I think the last, and most important thing I learned from this experience was that you never know where life will take you and how you cross paths with people. And sometimes those people are some of the greatest people you will ever know! That's what happened to me during this event. Ericka and I went to school together, so we had known each other for years, and I had recently met Angenett, Stephanie, and Chris as I was growing B.O.N.D. and getting it off the ground, and I had actually recommended them to Ericka for the event. LaRhonda and I had actually met earlier this year as well because she worked with a client of mine. I also was able to get to know Ericka's friend and event host, Ashanti, better and she's really nice. But, it was this particular event that really brought us all together and helped grow a bond that I'm not sure if any of us truly understood was there. I can personally say that I've never been one to had female friends - it was always a struggle for me. But though my growing friendships with these ladies, I've come to realize that there's a difference between "girl friends" and "women friends." It's a beautiful thing.



If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm so happy that I took the plunge, stepped out of my comfort zone, and spoke at the event. I was so scared, but I made it through and I got so much out of it! So I want to encourage all of you to take the plunge, do something you've never done before. You never know what God has in store for you if you just try!

I hope this week's blessing helped you!

If you'd like to nominate someone for the "Faith Features series, create a guest post, or have a question or comment you would like to share, don't be shy! Get in touch with me via FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Email; you can also simply comment below and I'll make sure to get back with you!

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in October

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


All throughout October, you can earn large bonuses when signing up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how: 


1. Sign up using this link 


2. Earn 300 SB total before November 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it! 


3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real!

Love One Another

Sunday, October 14, 2018


There's a lot going on in the world today, and the majority, so it seems, is completely and utterly negative.

From politics to racism, to gun violence, to just purebred hatred, it can sometimes be hard to NOT have your guard up in such a tense time.

There used to be a time when people would just talk and say hateful things. Now, not only are people shouting their hate, but they're also going to extreme means to act it out.

Scary times we live in.

However, if we try, we do have the ability to change things.

1 John 3:18-19(NLT) says, "Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth so we will be confident when we stand before God."

It's evident that we can fight and argue, no doubt about that. But, let's start showing that, despite our differences, we can love and accept one another. We can say we need to love each other and we have to do better all day long, but we HAVE to start taking action! Like Migos said, we need to "walk it like we talk it."

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LOVED the video for "Walk It Like I Talk It"! It was great how they gave respect to Soul Train!

Anywho, back to what I was saying.....

If you go back and read 1 John 3, you'll see that we are given the blueprint on how to lead with love and how to be in proper fellowship with God: LOVE. That's the key!

1 John 3:14 says, "If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers, it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead." This specific passage was discussing how we must love one another but as believers, we should NOT use this passage as an excuse to be hateful to those who do not or do not yet believe. Your lack of love cause be the reason both they and you miss Heaven(1 John 3:15), but that's another topic for another day...

The passage also goes on to explain that Jesus was the best example of pure, genuine love when he laid down his life for us(1 John 3:16). God didn't ask us to do that; God asks us to live for Him and represent Him and we can't even do that! Are we really His children then? 

The sad part about the world today is that we know love is the key and we all know we could do better at showing love and grace to each other, but we refuse to make the first move. All it takes it one step. And, with God behind us, that step isn't as difficult to take.

And, as long as we keep operating in such a toxic, chaotic, and ungodly manner, we will continue to have chaos, toxicity, and ungodliness surrounding us. Once we start to act like we are children of God and have His spirit, will things start to turn around for our individual situations and the world(1 John 3:7-10, 24).

I hope this week's blessing helped you!

If you'd like to nominate someone for the "Faith Features series, create a guest post, or have a question or comment you would like to share, don't be shy! Get in touch with me via FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Email; you can also simply comment below and I'll make sure to get back with you!


What Sins are Hiding in Your Heart?

Sunday, September 23, 2018


Hey guys! Happy Sunday!

I just want to start off by saying I am SO SORRY for being gone for so long! "Weekly Blessings" has been M.I.A. since April and I am so ashamed that I let it go that long. But I'm going to try my best to get things together because in the world we're living in right now, things like "Weekly Blessings" are needed badly.

But, on to this week's blessing....

I love the Bible plans on YouVersion! They keep me engaged and on track with a particular topic that I want to learn about, so they're extremely helpful to me. I browsed through some of the plans about a month ago and I found this particular plan called "Sinful Roots in the Heart."

"Sinful Roots in the Heart" is a Bible plan by Julie Gossack that explores those deep, hidden issues in your heart that fuel some of the biggest obstacles in your Christian walk. Why do you keep struggling with the same sin? Why do you continue to feel sad and depressed? Why are you angry? This Bible plan helps uncover that. 

They cover things like anger, fear, despair, bitterness, and more! I'm telling you, this plan slapped me all in my face! I don't want to get into extreme detail because I want you to go read it for yourself, but it's going to bless you, I promise.

The plan is only supposed to last about 12 days, but it's taken me over a month(I'm still working on it) because it has absolutely BLOWN MY MIND and caused me to do a TON of soul-searching. I LOVE plans that do that to me! I've literally had to sit and cry out to God about the topics they've covered because they exposed me to me. It was wonderful!

I say all that to say that everyone has at least one obstacle that they have tried over and over to move past and just can't seem to. "Church folks" like to judge them and say things like:

"Why does she have so many kids?"
"He's always smoking."
"He's always been a thief!"
"All that girl does is lie!"

But you may not realize this:

That woman with all of those kids was sexually assaulted as a child and feels that promiscuity equals acceptance.

That man is smoking because he is trying to distract himself from the pain of not being able to live up to his family's expectations.

The boy that steals may be bitter that he didn't have what he needed growing up, and that's his way of getting even.

That girl that lies all the time may feel like she has nothing good happening in her life and lies to make herself look and feel better.

You don't know what people are going through! And the interesting thing is, another person may be having the same exact heart issue as you, but it manifests differently. That's why we are charged to lead with love(1 Corinthians 6:14). And don't be ashamed of your own issues. Embrace them and call them out - not only will you be able to free yourself, but you don't know who you're helping in the process!

So, instead of listening with your head, listen with your heart. You'll get a lot more positive results that way, and you may start to notice some things about yourself.

I hope this week's blessing helped you!

If you'd like to nominate someone for the "Faith Features series, create a guest post, or have a question or comment you would like to share, don't be shy! Get in touch with me via FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Email; you can also simply comment below and I'll make sure to get back with you!

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