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Bad attitude, big problem…

It seems that these days we almost idolize having a bad attitude. We celebrate snarky comments and bad behavior and as a very sarcastic young lady myself – I get it.

However, do you have an off switch? 

  • Are you able to put the satire aside long enough to let people get close to you?
  •  Are you constantly afraid to be vulnerable?
  • Are you petrified of people getting to close to you?

                  
Well you my dear, are not just sarcastic… You’re broken. Satire can be a really cool personality trait with witty comebacks and hidden humor – or it can be a danger sign of insecurity.

“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NASB‬‬

If this is what scripture says about our speech, are we really following it? That’s not to say you can’t share in a nice healthy retort with close friends and family but if you find yourself using satire or sarcasm to mask how you really feel – stop. 

Take a moment and ask God right in this moment to reveal the hidden matters of your heart. Ask God to show you any fears of intimacy you may be faced with.  

Your attitude just may be causing you problems that can be avoided, especially when there are those who love you and genuinely want to get to know you better. Your constant sarcasm says “I’ll only let you in this far” and creates a brick wall between you and real intimacy.

I know, it’s a coping mechanism I used it myself for years and I still have to pause at times and allow Holy Spirit to check me … So umm, examine your heart and examine what’s really behind your bad attitude.  

Until next time,

Live a little, love a lot, be a blessing!

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Frightening fantasy…

My fantasies have taken a frightful turn. They’re not even about me anymore. 

My utmost desire is to witness the healing power of God move. My immense and passionate hope is that the power of God be revealed in its fullness and that I am both a witness and a channel of His glory. 

It’s frightful to think that this miraculous and all powerful God considers a wretch like me in His plans… 

But it’s beautifully frightening, like the thrill of being on a swing set and going just a little higher than you anticipated and feeling the little tingle.

Whatever God has created me to be, that I am for His pleasure. 

Live a little, love a lot, be a blessing! 

– ShaKeisha M – 

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Don’t call him my stepdad….

Many complications have risen from me saying “my daddy” and having to specify… But I could never get behind calling the man who raised me and loved me and sacrificed for me – my stepdad. 

Yes, some say a step dad steps in but mine didn’t. He came running to my rescue, running to love me and to bring me flinstones vitamins and McDonald’s. He came running to stick around for me when things got rough. He came running to be my hero, before I ever recognized him as such. He came running when I was in trouble and my mother was ready to shut things down. He came running because I was his princess, to him – I’m too smart to make mistakes. In his eyes I’m too good of a girl to do anything wrong.:. And though his perception is one I have seldom lived up to, I now see how valuable he is. 

He loved me so well, nobody ever questioned whether he was my real dad. He loves me, to this day with everything he has and I never feel like my thank you is enough. I don’t feel like my “I love you daddy” adequately states what my soul really means when I say it.

Thank you for accepting me.

Thank you for choosing to love me.

Thank you for making sacrifices for me, those I know about and those I don’t. 

Thanks for being there whether I had a lizard that scared me or a little girl growing in my belly that did. 

Thank you; not for stepping in but for running to my rescue. 

Thank you for being my hero.

I love you daddy! 

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You don’t have to pretend life doesn’t hurt…

I read these words on page 32 of “Dear Mary” written by Sarah Jakes and I closed the book.No, there’s no fancy wordplay, no great deep meaning behind it. The transparency and simplicity of that statement, brought me to a place I had been before and desperately needed to tap into once again.

Sometimes life sucks.

Some days are bad, others are good, and we even have a few extraordinary ones but we cannot continue to pretend that the bad ones do not exist.

Heartache, hurt, lack and worry all plague us at some point. I am in no way condoning sulking – it’s just really annoying. What I am an advocate of is C.L.E.A.R. Take time to (CLEAR) and process. Here’s what it means:

Commit to understanding the root of what you’re feeling.

Learn yourself in a new way by exploring your reactions and feelings toward certain situations.

Earn the right in your own mind to be as forgiving to yourself as you are to others.

Assess the situation in prayer by committing your now clear feelings to Him.

Release every negative emotion and use this instance as a learning experience for future reference. (you may need to write it down)

After you’ve done all you can, which includes serious and specific prayer time.. then rest. We often misunderstand the active benefits in resting in God, it sends the message to Him that we trust Him even when life hurts and doesn’t make sense to us – we know it all works together for our good.

Wherever you are, whatever you are going through just remember you don’t have to pretend life does’t hurt! Take your time to get clear and watch God turn things around just for you! He loves you that much!

You can order the book “Dear Mary” from Amazon, just CLICK HERE!

Live a little, Love a lot, Be a blessing! 

ShaKeisha M. 

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Nassau Adventures…

About two weeks ago, I picked up a friend and in the random nature that is Keisha… I decided we would stop at random places and take pictures…. So, here goes!

 Photo 1 – the bus stop that couldn’t contain my hair. 

 

Photo 2 – Wok N Roll, the red writing matched my shirt so…    

Photo 3 – Did I mention my daughter was on on our fiasco??? She loved it! 

 
Photo 4 – #Notetoself Pretend hitch hiking can get you real kidnapped. 

   
Photo 5 – I have friends that try to walk up the slide instead of “sliding” … Go figure 

 
Photo 6 – Wheeeeeeee #ThatIsAll

   
Photo 7 – Monkeying around with my favorite girl. 

 
Photo 8 – Enjoying this gorgeous sunset with my gorgeous sister in Christ 

   
Photo 9 – My daughter could have written anything but she wrote “I love God” and what a proud mama I am! 

 
Life is what you make it! Where there’s no adventure and excitement -create something! 

Live a little, love a lot, be spontaneous! 

– ShaKeisha M.

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To my lover…

You awaken the depths of my soul and breathe life into my weathered existence.

Your lips press against mine and your words spill out of me. 

Your eyes lineup with mine and you change my vision of the world, of my past, of myself.

You love me so completely and with so much fervor that all my broken pieces only make sense in your presence. My heart aches for he sight of you and my soul cries out for your tender mercies. 

Even when you slay me, my lips will not relent in giving you praise. The fruit of my lips are an offering pleasing to you and this broken, tattered heart of mine is your most prized possession. 

Should another come between you and I? May it never be so.

May I never forget the caress of your forgiveness and the overshadowing of my shortcomings. 

May another never take the king of my heart from His throne, but may my body be presented to you eternally as a sacrifice and living testament of your grace. 

Give me more, love me harder, draw me closer, breathe me in until only your breath remains in me.

Let my lips speak your words.

Let my heart beat with your love.

Let my mind, think your thoughts. 

May I live everyday, with the expectation of my lover. He will never leave me, never forsake me and daily He shares pages from the 66 book love letter that tells me just how completely and unselfishly He loves me.

My beloved is mine and I am His. 

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As her heart speaks…

Words do no justice

For as her heart speaks

Her soul cries out strength

Though her flesh is weak

Though emotions overtake her

And life seems to get her down

Jesus never leaves her

He’s always to be found

His love is her heart’s song

His grace a melody loud

His love is for the weary

His wrath is for the proud

Before her heart could cling to Him

Her soul must first release

The melody of old sin and shame

When at first her heart did speak

A new song she has been given

Of redemption and true love

She sings of things she never knew

Before she had His love

Her face upon the altar, her hand stretched toward the throne

Her heart now sings of hope

Born from His grace alone.

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Fallen crown… 👑 

Many beautiful love stories and fables begin with “once upon a time” and then there’s some climax and triumph of love that leads to the inevitable and oh so misleading “happily ever after”. 

Forget romance, forget the knight in shining armor. Jesus already saved you, you don’t need a husband or boyfriend for that!

This is the story of the fallen crown: 

One day, a princess was born. The circumstances surrounding her birth are irrelevant. She grew up, good things happened and bad things happened. They changed her so much that she forgot she was a princess. She lost her crown, and with it, the memory of who she truly was. 

The end. 

But it doesn’t have to be. 

The king of kings has written a 66 book decree that establishes you as royalty.

 Your inheritance is everlasting residence in the kingdom of heaven.

 You have been redeemed and a declaration of your rightful position has been declared among the nations by the voice of the prophets. 

Your fallen crown has been retrieved and awaits you in the land flowing with milk and honey. 

He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning!

“The LORD will hold you in his hand for all to see— a splendid crown in the hand of God.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭62:3‬ 

You are a queen, nothing can or has disqualified you. Your crown just fell, ask  God to open your eyes – you’ll see He’s been holding it this whole time!

  

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Here’s why you’re not healed…

You don’t want to be.

Now before you go on explaining how hard it it and how many times you’ve tried, I get it. But I also get that you’ve stopped trying. You’ve grown so attached to your hurt, you believe it to be a part of who you are. It’s not. 

Just because you don’t acknowled your pain, just because you don’t show it the way another person might – doesn’t render it nonexistent!

You’re not healed from that breakup, that let-down, that broken friendship, the neglect from that parent, that abusive relationship. You’re not healed because you’ve decided to bury it, rather than expose it to the light that casts the darkness out of our hearts. Jesus is that light. 

Will you do me a favor and at least admit that your hurting? Admit that you’re holding onto broken memories and relationships because I’m your mind; feeling that pain is so much easier than the pain you feel when you’re alone? Will you admit that you don’t even feel like you deserve healing? 

Admit it to yourself. Pray on it. If you need a listening ear, contact me. I guarantee the only other soul I’ll speak to about it is the Lord, I want to help you move from that broken place. 

Send me a message at crossmyheartministry2014@gmail.com and let’s start moving toward your healing!  

 

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Crazy girlfriends be like…

Don’t be afraid to face your truth and acknowledge that your behavior comes from a place of hurt!