Monday, July 25, 2016

Letting Go Of The Past



Holding on to the past is a future killer if you don't let go of the negative things that have happened in your past you may possibly never know what a greater future could look like because of your willingness to stay in bondage.

You hold the spark to the flame to set yourself free from all the pain, hurt, and misery. YES! YOU! No one can make you let it go but you. You have to make a conscience decision to untie yourself and walk free as the scales from the past fall off. >>>>What a freeing experience.

People ask me WHY should I let go of the past:

1. It's OVER
Holding on to what was isn't helping you heal. You have to accept that what was, is OVER! Even though it hurts like I don't know what you have to let it go. I'm telling you this because I've been there before and holding on didn't help it, it actually hurt more. Every time I thought of the events that occurred my heart would cave in, break again, and back into the down hill spiral I would go. Little did I know I was causing myself more pain than I was helping myself. That's when I decided it is time to let this  thing go.

2. It isn't helping you GROW
As children of God we should be constantly growing, moving, achieving great things but because we are holding on to the past we can't grow. We often remain in the same place month after months, because of bitterness, hatred, and resentment toward things of our past. We question God "Why can't I get ahead in this area?" not realizing that we are the exact reason why we can't get ahead.

We meet new people with the residue from old relationships, friendships, and partnerships. We begin treating them as though they have done us some kind of injustice, but in reality we are still holding on to the ways of old.

3. You're killing yourself
Holding on to your negative past is practically suicide! Thinking about these things over and over again can kill you! Don't kill yourself worrying about what has already past. If you need to seek counseling after experiencing a tragic event, DO SO!! Don't wait on any ones opinion or approval. This is about you! Your health, your future, you purpose, your destiny!

Just because you have experienced trauma and you want to get help doesn't mean that you are crazy. It doesn't mean that you deserve different treatment, it means that you love and care about yourself enough to focus on your healing.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Why You Should Journal



As I approach the end of another lovely journal I began to think about why I use a journal and the benefits of using a journal. I love to write, I have literally been writing every since I could hold a pen in my hand (scribbling perfectly within paper lines). I enjoy writing for a number of reasons, and in this blog I will share with you some of those reasons in detail.

Let it out
You don't have to keep all the pain, hurt, frustration etc. all bottled up inside. In a journal you are able to let ALLLLL your troubles out and feel freeeee! Journaling has been a great stress reliever for me! Instead of taking to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms I can go to my journal and vent to it without regret of what people may think because no one will EVER see it. YAYY!!

Be You
Your journal is the space where you can be the authentic you, there is no pretending in journaling. You are safe to be 150% you, without judgment. Yep, even the side of you that is a cry baby and will release tears at the drop of a dime. Are you the one that greatly despises your job and your boss, un huh! I know all about that! (been there!) Are you the one that has been waiting so patiently for a significant other and is 2 second away from creating a Christian mingle? The silly you, the not so politically correct you, the outspoken you, the one that isn't always strong, yep! FREEDOM is what you get from journaling.

Discover yourself
Perhaps you aren't sure exactly who you are, so you are dealing with identity issues, well this is a great place to discover who you are! You can find your voice in journaling, find your moral, values, beliefs and more. Because journaling is ultimately you spending time with yourself and the spirit of God.

Space for creativity to flow
I love this place lol, this is where you can jot down all those golden creative thoughts that you have been having as it pertains to your book, business, ministry, or whatever it is that God is giving you. You can be as creatively awkward as you want to be here. This is where beauty is birth before your eyes. I believe this is very therapeutic, place to let your creativity flow as it wills.


Get Organized
This is the place where you get to go kindergarten for a hot minute, you get to scribble and scratch stuff out and once you have let your creative juices flow like a faucet you can come to a place of organization. You can finally figure out exactly how you are going to execute your dream, vision, and goals. You can plan your day, weeks, or months to come. You will find that life is sooooo much easier when you plan the things that you can. Obviously, there are things that we can't be totally organized and planned for, but we should definitely take advantage of the opportunity to plan where we can. Find a lovely journal and get organized!

Track your progress
Having trouble seeing results in your life? Well, journaling can help you track your progress. I know there have been many times that I've claimed that I'm not getting anywhere then I go back and look in my journal to find out that I've made a ton of progress that I had failed to give myself credit for. Don't mistake mental and spiritual progress as no progress. These are two of the best upgrades you can make in your life. A change of mentality can change your life, and spiritual growth can change your world!!! All progress isn't about physical movement.

Prayer
I'll be 100% honest with you, when I first start journaling as a Chrisitan I had no clue what to write or where to start so I started to write as if I was having a conversation with God. I would write, cry, write, and cry some more but on the lines of that piece of paper in my journal were some deep heartfelt prayers that I didn't even realize were prayers. It was there that my prayer life began. What seemed like a great conversation with my Father in heaven turned into something so much greater, a healthy and consistent prayer life. One thing I love about journaling prayer is you can go back and cite what you asked for as you are looking at the manifestation of it. It's like tracking just how effective prayer is....

Of course, there are many other reasons you should go out and find a good journal and an amazing writing pen, but these are a few that I know to be fantastic for myself. Thank you so much for reading this blog post. I hope and pray that it has blessed you in one way or another. Until next time LOVE YOU!!!


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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Prayer for the week (April 18-23)


Father God, orchestra our path in this week, let us not do what we see to be right but do what you know to be right. Speak to our hearts our minds, and our broken places. Thank you for knowing us like no other. We want to be in right relationship with you more than we want to be in a relationship, friendship, or partnership with anyone else. Teach us how to truly be the co-pilot while you direct the plane.
So many of us are hurting and steadying trying to fix things on our own because we have proclaimed that we are grown, but in all honesty, we need your help, Father! We need your wisdom! We have some big things planned for this week, but if they aren't aligned with your will for our life let every last one of those plans die in Jesus name. God, you know the depth of our heart but you still love us the same and we are thankful for that. Even though the world may call us worthless and inadequate you don't! You see us as a precious masterpiece even in our unfinished state.
We thank you for letting everything that was dead fall away, we are thankful that everything that wasn't meant for us and was sent by the hand of the enemy has fallen, We thank you for our health, our mind, our place of rest, our family, our friends, our churches, our clothes, and the food that you have provided for us. We love you, Lord, you know that our heart thirst after you and everything you have to offer us; your love, your truth, your hope, your faith, your peace, your wholeness, your power, your presences. It is in Jesus almighty name we have prayed, Amen!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Are you worrying or warring?



This is very quick blog post, it stems from my text message ministry #todaysmessage was "Stop worrying! Worrying never changed a thing, but warring has, Go to war in prayer!!" (text @tptalks to 81010 to join FREE!)
As I was going about my day God continued to speak to me regarding this matter and 2 Kings 20 dropped in my spirit.
I pray that you all would read 2 Kings 20  in it's entirety

Read 2 Kings 20 NKJV
But I am going to summarize the story here:...


There is a man by the name of Hezekiah that was told by the prophet Isaiah that he was going to die and advised him to get his house in order, but Hezekiah being the man that he was he IMMEDIATELY turned his face to the wall (privacy) to pray to God! He cried out to God and asked that He would remember him and the lifestyle that he had lived, which was a life of truth, loyalty, and good for the Lord. Before Isaiah was able to get out of his presence good God gave him a message to go tell Hezekiah that he was going to EXTEND his life 15 years!!


*So my question to you is; are you worrying about it or are you warring about it?? Are you going to God in prayer about your problems or are you sitting there in despair trying to figure it out? The time that you use worrying could be time that you use to war in the spirit realm in regards to your problem! If you noticed, Hezekiah didn't sit there and have a conversation with the prophet Isaiah he went STRAIGHT to the throne of grace when he was given the word that his death was near!! Worrying does nothing while warring does something! STOP WORRYING AND START WARRING!! TURN YOUR FACE TO THE WALL AND PRAY!!

I hope and pray that this short blog post has encouraged you to stop worrying and start warring in prayer!! Until next time...I love you!



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Monday, February 29, 2016

Actions Speak Louder Than Words



Hello!!! Did you really think that we were going to make it out of this month without talking about love? Really?? Did you? Aha! That's funny, because that's exactly what we are talking about today! Even though love should be a daily walk for each and everyone of us, you probably know by now that February has been deemed as the month for the lover and the romantic at heart. The LOVE month so to speak, many many many sermons are about Ruth and Boaz, Samson and Delilah, Adam and Eve, and so on until you know about the good the bad and the ugliest of love in the bible. That isn't quite my approach today though. I'm coming from a unconventional perceptive because in all reality, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS! 

 1 John 3:18 tells us "Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions." This scripture makes it plain to us that we are supposed to SHOW that we truly love each other rather then letting our speech do all the work. When you think about it, it can be so easy to tell someone that you love them, but to actually SHOW them is another story. You may have to put in a little more effort to really show that person that what you said is actually true.



 A persons actions will tell you everything about them regardless of the words they speak. If you want to know how they really feel about you watch their actions, and you will start to see exactly who that person is for face value, It's like that saying "their true colors came out", Then all  the sweet, pretty, and smooth talk they try to swindle you with becomes nothing but a waste of breath.

Talk is extremely cheap nowadays and people can tell you that they have your back all day until the deal goes down then they decide to forget who you are all of a sudden. It's almost like you all never had intimate conversations, hung out, prayed for one another, and some more!Pay close attention to their actions and the way they respond when you need them the most.
If you tell someone that they are hurting you and they continue to hurt you despite the fact that you have told them time and time again that the thing they are doing to you is breaking you down, I've learned some time ago the sad truth of the matter is they don't care about you. They don't care as much as they claim they do, because if they did they wouldn't keep pouring salt on your wounds. They would say sorry and mean it, you would see a change in their actions in regard to the particular issue, they wouldn't keep hurting you without a care in the world.

Lastly, you have to put certain people that say they love you but fail to show you in a certain place in your life. Sometimes it is simply kicking them out off your life, but you must make sure that is what God wants you to do. God could be trying to develop something in you by having that person in your life, but hear me and hear me very well that when the Lord releases you, you have to be willing to walk away without looking back.

I've personally gone through some serious heartache trying to keep people close to me that continuously hurt me. The last thing you want to do is look back and start to die; physically, mentally, and spiritually (been there too).  Let's not even mention Lot's wife in Genesis 19:26 as she decided to look back when leaving the city of Sodom and Gomorrah despite the Lord telling them all not too, she turned into a pillar of salt, How horrific! Who wants to become a pillar of salt? lol But seriously be careful!

I read something recently that said "don't allow someone to get comfortable disrespecting you." I was in my feelings like that'll preach! Really though!! Truly, we love the Lord, but that doesn't mean that we have to accept any ole treatment from people, he doesn't want us to be in toxic dysfunctional relationships, partnerships, and friendships with people that constantly disrespect, misuse, and abuse us. That just isn't healthy!

*** I hope and pray that this post has shined light on some situation you may be up in the air about and helps you make your final plan of escape, because you deserve to be treated like the KING/QUEEN that you are! I love you!  Until next time.......

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Get Out Of The Boat!


It is time to get out of the boat! You may have read or heard the story of Jesus walking on the sea many times before, but I don't know if you've heard it in the way that I plan to break it down to you on today. I will not be touching on the entire story, so therefore I encourage you to read the entire story in Matthew 14:22-33 when you get a chance.

Beginning Knowledge: The disciples were told by Jesus to get in a boat and go to the other side of the sea, they were obedient in doing so but Jesus left them at sea all alone while he went away to pray after a tremendous outpouring (Matthew 13:21).

MATTHEW 14:24-32 NKJV
24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
#TiaPughTalks: You may be in a place such as this right now, feeling like even though you have listened to the Lord and followed his very instructions you are in a storm and going through pure hell right now....
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
#TiaPughTalks: But he hears your cries and knows that you are in distressed and under stress and he wants to provide you with comfort and peace....
26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
#TiaPughTalks: He wants you to know that this isn't destined to take you out, but rather it is designed to bring you out. There is purpose in your storm, setback, trial, and disappointment and he has plans to show you exactly what those are, just don't give up and hang in there to find out.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
#TiaPughTalks: Begin to rejoice in the fact that Jesus has a plan for you in the midst of all the chaos that you are experiencing. Don't be afraid of the storm and don't let it have power over you. Jesus is literally in the midst of the storm ready to supply you with everything you need to get out of the boat and tread on the very thing you thought was going to kill you.
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

NEW REVELATION: Do you notice how Peter answers IMMEDIATELY he doesn't sit on it and ponder as to if he should or should not ask Jesus to do the unthinkable....HE just ANSWERS!! Answer the voice of God, without hesitation!! 
#TiaPughTalks: Pray to the Lord! Ask Him to deliver you out of the storm that you are in. Ask Him to show you that you have the power to walk on the thing that you thought was going to kill you. Ask Him to show himself powerful and faithful during this time.
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
#TiaPughTalks: But because you are asking Him to do something for you, he is going to require a new level of faith from you. When He gives you direct instructions to get out of the boat and reign in victory over the storm, please please please don't take your eyes off of him! You need to stay focus on Him because if you lose sight of the purpose in reigning over your storm you will be overtaking by the storm that you were supposed to have victory in.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
#TiaPughTalks: BUT GOD! Praise Him for being a ever present help in the time of trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Even if you do take your eyes off Him in the midst of walking on the thing that was designed to kill you and you start to sink, in grief, depression, and low self worth; due to your lack of faith I highly encourage you too throw your hands up in worship and he will be there to pick you up. When you get out of the boat in pursuit of Him he will never let you fail, sink, or drown. Do you know one reason why? because He isn't going to make himself look bad. He said he wouldn't leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6) so there is no way he is going to go against His word (Isaiah 55:11).
*I like how it never says that He let go of Pete's hand. When Peter got a hold of Jesus hand he clinged to him until they got back on solid ground. When they get to the destination (destiny) the wind ceased! That blessed me!  
*****Although the boat was comfortable for Peter, he wanted to experience Jesus in a new way and because of his level of faith (when first getting out) by getting out of the boat He is the only one in the bible and that boat to have walked on water. So I'm asking you are you ready to experience Jesus in a new way or are you content with living mediocre? Are ready to get out of the boat despite what it looks like around you to be known as the ONLY one that did what you did for Gods glory? 


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Friday, January 29, 2016

Thank you LORD!

(Photo Credit: Tim West Photography)

Hey everybody!!! It's my birthday, while I am only 27 I feel so old. I had a really rough 2015, but this year is different!! This year I am actually excited and feel blessed to have made it this far. I know plenty of friends who didn't make it to see their 27th birthday! Therefore, I am super grateful.

(Photo Credit: Tim West Photography)

God is doing some amazing things in my life during this season, I want to give you a update! Under the divine direction of the Lord, I started a inspirational t-shirt and hoodie business this year! Things are going extremely well. I must say that obedience is everything, because the Lord told me last year that we have gifts and talents that we have yet to discover or allow to #COMEFORTH but yet we wonder why we aren't being elevated. We are to release these things into the earth so that we can SOAR (succeed, overcome, achieve, receive). So, this year I am totally committed to SOARING higher than ever. 

(Photo Credit: Tim West Photography)

Not only will I be soaring I will be walking into my destiny! But I will not be doing it alone. As of today, 46 of the shirt pictured above have sold meaning that there will be a abundance of women walking with me! This year I am committed to embracing every gift and talent that I have, I am giving this year everything that I've got to bring more glory to the Lord. I am excited! If you have purchased or plan to purchase a I am walking into my destiny shirt, please be sure to take a picture and send it to my email holyghostgirl21@ymail.com, Please connect with me on social media (all info. below) because I have some great plans in the work in regards to this shirt. 



Also, for years people have asked me questions like what is that you are wearing? where did you get it? What should I read? What kind of music do you listen to? What color lipstick is that? So with that being said, I've opened a Amazon Store, which has all my faves!! Above are the current categories you can shop through. There are some phenomenal reads on there as well as make up, make up, make up!! Can't seem to get enough of that stuff. There is a wide range of things you can find. I hope that you enjoy! Happy SHOPPING! 

Until next time, I love you all!! Stay blessed!!


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