2017 Blessings,Lessons

We are ELEVEN days into 2018. Can you believe it?? How are you doing? Are you still rejoicing and moving toward the goals you set? Don’t lose hope!



3 Letters that make all the difference.

B – Beneficial. Although we don’t always greet the lessons with open arms, because some of them are as comfy as thorns, they are always beneficial. They benefit us and those in our path that we will encourage from them.

I – Intentional. There is nothing haphazard or accidental about lessons. They aim for specificity. They very RARELY miss their mark. Lol

G – Grace. LISTEN. When we think of all of the many things God has done for us, then it’s easier to extend grace to others. Sometimes that’s taking the time to have the conversation where your lesson may be a blessing to someone else, paying kindness forward, or even a moment gratitude and worship.

2017 taught me to see the Blessing in my Lessons.

Ivy Out

Today I feature two sisters! Mrs. Desiree and Ms. Catheryn. Again, the questions is…how did God grow you in 2017?

Catheryn Kennard –
I believe I have goals and would like to continue growing and moving. In the past, I didn’t know what I wanted to do and stayed stagnant. No matter the pain I feel, I am still able to move forward for my daughters.

Desiree Ray – In 2017 grew me by taking me through a host of heartache and struggle completely alone. I thought I had people who cared and stood with me.  I’ve faced many of my high and lows with just me, and an occasional word of encouragement from my cousin. I learned I’m the strong friend. No one is reciprocal to the strong friend. I learned to own my pain and to be sincere with myself. God grew me by teaching me to deal with my pain and reminding me that it hurt,  but it’s not killing me. I have to process and if I’m not okay,  I’m not okay.  I must communicate the truth of myself. I’m allowed to be human too. I’ve rediscovered the value of myself to myself, and to cut out people that don’t fit is my right. I’ve learned to be honest with myself about the good and the bad… and to work THROUGH.  Work through is a huge requirement that few people choose. I have to be transparent and let the people who love me reveal themselves.

By Andonnia

I am the King's daughter. I am my parents' daughter, a godmother, an aunt, a niece, a sister, a soror, a listener, a hearer & doer, a philanthroservant, a writer, a student, a teacher, a live-right enthusiast, a fail forward live-er, a business woman, a woman after God's heart! ~iLove~

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