Marriage: The Real Deal Live Panel Event

Hello iWaited Family!
I am so excited to invite you all to a very special event I have been planning for quite some time that has finally come to fruition!
What do you think about when you hear the word “marriage”? I don’t know about you but when I used to think about marriage, my mind always went to the wedding day. The pretty dress, the flowers, the music and nice pictures. I never truly thought about what it took to sustain a Godly marriage. I’ve been fortunate enough to have several of my friends get married in the past eight years and it’s been quite eye-opening, to say the least. In speaking with them, I realized that I did not have a clue about what marriage really was.
I’m bringing in Pastors Joey and Sonja Foster of the Fresh Church, Ministers Johnnie and Victoria Hicks and Bryant and Jacqueline Louis.
Considering I cannot be the only person who is interested in understanding how to make a marriage work, I invite you to join me on Saturday, May 5th when I host a panel discussion where these three married couples will speak on the realities of marriage and how their marriages have been successful. Each couple has been married for quite some time and are happy to share their experiences and knowledge on what you can expect in marriage.
Marriage: The Real Deal Event Details
DateSaturday, May 5, 2018
Time 12:00-3:00 pm EDT
Who should attend? Singles, courting/dating, engaged and even married couples who seek insight into how to make a marriage successful
Click here to grab your tickets. Please note, space is limited as I intend for the event to be an intimate setting where you can get your most pressing questions answered.
The Blessings Keep Coming!
I recently released my very first Purity Devotional. It’s 21 days packed with devotionals, prayers, and challenges. I’m thinking about doing a 21 Day challenge in the month of May. Would you join me? If you’re interested, email me back at iWaitedBlog at gmail dot com to let me know. Pick up a copy of your HERE. If you’d like a signed copy, order it directly from me through this LINK. The signed copy is $20+$3.99 shipping.
Be sure to bring your copy of the devotional to Marriage: The Real Deal to the event to have it signed. If you prefer to pick up a copy at the event, I will have a limited number of devotionals on sale as well.
Make sure to head to Eventbrite and grab your tickets and bring some friends!
See you soon family!

Purity: The Real Deal Devotional Release

iWaited Family! I have some amazing news!

I wrote and published a 21 Day Purity Devotional. This has been about a year in the making and has been a major labor of love and I’m so excited about revealing it to you all.

This purity journey is one that you shouldn’t go on alone, so grab a devotional for yourself and a friend and let’s do it!

You can order your copy of the Purity Devotional here.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Comment below when you’ve gotten your copy. Maybe I’ll do a purity challenge with this devotional. Let me know if you’d be interested. Love Y’all!!

The singles event is happening May 5th, grab your tickets HERE.

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The Virgin Chronicles w/ Areeba, the 33 Y/O Virgin

Hey iWaited Family!

I’m back with a video for you all. I got the amazing opportunity to interview my my friend and sister Areeba, who happens to be a 33 year old virgin, This interview was both funny and really transparent. Take a look below and allow this interview to bless you! We may even do a part two because there was so much more we wanted to talk about. Click here if the video doesn’t play below.

Don’t forget to comment, like and share this post. Love y’all!

Let’s Go!

This walk of purity isn’t just about sex ladies and gents. Some of us have been called to be curse breakers in our families. And in order to do that, we have to take a different path than what we’ve seen all of our lives.

Some of us don’t know a single married person in our family. Some of us don’t have one family member that’s been born within the confines of marriage. Some of us don’t know any family where all of the children have the same mom and dad.

I don’t know about y’all, but I want something different. My children will all have the same father. They will be raised in the home with both me and my husband. They will see what a godly marriage looks like.

Stand up for your bloodline! Stand up and be a curse breaker!

Will you stand up?

And that includes other “Christians” 🙄🙄

When people don’t understand the battle that you face, they cannot and will not understand the stance that you take. My family has been ruled, for God knows how long, by the strongman of Lust. So NO, in my walk of purity I will not be listening to certain music, I will not be watching certain shows, I will not go certain places, I will not have certain conversations because I am a CURSE BREAKER. And in order to break curses, you have to do something DIFFERENT.

I allowed the criticism to cause me to shrink back. But I always knew even when I was in the clubs shaking my behind and getting beyond drunk, that when I gave my life to Christ for real, there would be no turning back.

If you used to make CD’s to have sex to (🙋🏽‍♀️ let’s be real), then you cannot expect to continue to listen to the same songs you used to put on your CDs and think you’re gonna remain abstinent. It’s not rocket science sis and bros.

Ephesians 6 isn’t in the Bible for fun, there is a war going and it’s not against the folks you can see with your natural eyes. There are demonic patterns that have been ruling and ruining your family for generations. When do you plan to stand up and take back your lineage?

I’ve been off my post for a minute but I’m back and ready for the enemy. I got one in the clip, no need to take off the safety. I’m ready 🔫.

Start praying tonight about the patterns you’ve seen in your family. None of the men or women are married. All of the men are abusers. None of the men like to work. All of the women abandon their children. Whatever it is, start praying now. Stand up for your bloodline man!

I’ll be praying for and with anyone that needs it tonight. Email me at iWaitedBlog at Gmail.com. Love Y’all!

P.S. I just learned about clips, chambers, and safeties the other day. I’m no one’s thug in real life.

I AM Challenge Week 4 Declarations

Hey iWaited Family!

It’s a little bittersweet closing out this I AM Challenge but it’s also so satisfying. I told myself, come rain or shine I was going to finish this challenge and I did it!! I may go back and restart it by following along week by week again just to solidify what God has done during this challenge.

This week, know that God affectionately cherishes you as His daughter. He lovingly cares for you and looks out for you. You are protected. God never leaves His post. There is never a moment where you’re out of God’s sight. You can rest easy. You are safe in His arms.

If this challenge has helped you in ANY way please comment below or shoot me an email at iwaitedblog@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you all!

I love y’all and I’m praying for each of you. You can email prayer requests to iwaitedblog@gmail.com.

Prayer: Lord, as I close out this challenge make it apparent that this is not the end of our time of communion. I vow to sit before you daily and meet with you in our secret place. I love you!

*Recite the affirmations above however many times you need to in order to allow them to truly sink in. 

I AM Challenge Week 4 Declarations

*Peeks in and looks around* Hellooooo!

Hey iWaited Family! I am finally finishing up the final week of the I AM Challenge. Whew! It’s been a long road. I switched the server for my blog and that process took way longer than I expected. Then time got away from me, so here we are.

I don’t know about you, but this challenge opened up some places in me that I didn’t know existed. God is showing me Himself more and more each day. During my time away from the blog, I watched the movie “The Shack” which I loved. It’s such a beautiful and sweet movie. What stuck out the most for me was two things. One, how Mackenzie’s (the main character) wife called God Papa. Secondly, when Mackenzie was at different points of grief and hurt in the movie, God came in the form that He needed. Let’s dig into the latter. God showing up just how Mac needed Him to was so profound to me. God isn’t oblivious to the fact that sometimes we need Him as Father, sometimes we need Him as a mother, sometimes we need Him as provider and so on and so forth. He’s keenly aware and attuned to our needs.

But this post is mainly about how Mac’s wife called God Papa. Once the movie ended, I rolled the word Papa around in my head and out of my mouth. I realized that I liked it. I had not realized that the way I referred to God affected how I saw Him. I wasn’t used to calling anyone daddy, dad, father, pops or any other fatherly name. I call my biological dad by his first name just so you can really understand. So when I would refer to God with any of those labels, it felt foreign and unnatural. And most of all—fake. I didn’t realize that not having a fatherly term of endearment for God kept Him far and a bit out of reach.

For the past week or so, I’ve been referring to God as Papa in my prayer time and when I talk to Him and it makes my heart happy :). More and more each day He becomes my Father.  I see Him as my Father, I lay concerns at His feet as a Father, I listen to Him as my Father. All of this came from simply changing how I referred to Him. So maybe you have some trauma attached to the word daddy, father, dad, pops or even papa. Find your term of endearment that draws you near to our Father and go to town. Every chance you get, remind yourself and Him, who He is to you. Your vision of Him will start to change. You’ll see.

I love y’all and I’m praying for each of you. You can email prayer requests to iwaitedblog@gmail.com.

Prayer: Lord, allow me to see the depth of how much I am cherished. Open my eyes to how in tune you are to me. Your love compels you to cherish me and I thank you. I love you!

*Recite the affirmations above however many times you need to in order to allow them to truly sink in. 

God is Love and He L.O.V.E.S you!

I was singing this song one day and God literally stopped me in my tracks and said: “I am Love and I don’t hate you!”

Love died for me.

Love rescued me.

Love cherishes me.

Love carries me.

Love paid for me.

Love hears me.

Love WON for me!

I️ know a lot of people think it’s not that serious concerning the songs we listen to and sing out of our mouths. However, our words are powerful and they have life.

We are literally speaking death over ourselves every single day with the songs we sing. We wonder why we can’t have healthy relationships. We wonder why we can climb out of the PIT of sin. We wonder why we can’t break certain bad habits.

I️ would admonish you to think twice and three times about what you’re feeding your spirit and soul. You are the sum total of your words. #iWaitedBlog #GuardYourEars #WatchYourMouth

Shine on!

I was reading Matthew 5 and I got to the part where it says “Let your light so shine” and that word “LET” jumped out at me. I looked it up—cuz I’m a word nerd— and it means “not prevent or forbid; allow”. This means God has given you full permission to ALLOW your light to shine in this world. This is something you must do, God can’t do it for you. Your shining is not to draw attention to yourself, it’s to point a dying world to Him. When you shine, HE shines! Now I won’t lie to you, there can be a negative to you shining. Those are who are in darkness and have no desire to leave that darkness won’t take to kindly to you shining your light.

Some of us have to realize that just by the virtue of who we are, our lights make those in darkness uncomfortable. Don’t allow others discomfort to cause you to shrink back (Hebrews 10:39).

You’ve been given Heavenly permission to shine!

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I AM Challange Week 4: Cherished

Hello iWaited Family!

Welcome to the last week of the I AM Challenge! This challenge has been hard, frustrating, stretching, comforting, fulfilling, satisfying and the list goes on. But I made up in my mind that I was going to see a challenge through for once, even if I finish late. I’m going to prove to myself and God (although He already knows) that I can finish something for once. Even if doubt and fear is telling me otherwise.

Last week we talked about being LOVED by our Father. If you missed it, you can click on these 3 links:

INTRO

Week 3 Day 1 

Week 3 Day 2

This week’s word is: CHERISHED

Cherished: Protect and care for (someone) lovingly; hold (something) dear; To treat with affection and tenderness.

When you begin to allow God to father you, there is a tenderness that you discover from Him that you haven’t experienced before. We are literally a prized possession to God and He handles us with the utmost care. Our insecurities, our past and our hurts block the gentle hand of God. We often run from what seems too good to be true to what will ultimately cause us the most harm.

Isaiah 49:16 talks about how God has imprinted us on the palms of His hands. The Amplified version says tattoed. If you know anything about tattoos, they’re permanent.

My mother passed away when I was 16 years old. In college, I decided that I wanted to get a tattoo to commemorate her memory and to sort of carry her with me wherever I went. My mother held a place in my life that no one else can fill. At this point in my life, her name is the only name I would consider tattooing on my body. In that same way, we each hold a sacred place in our Heavenly Father’s heart. Our names are imprinted in His palms because we are dear to Him. He cherishes our very existence. He wanted us here. And I’ll keep reiterating this, God longs to commune with you!

If you’ve had a hard time letting your Heavenly Father in, crack the door tonight and let Him in. He loves you. He cares for you. He’s concerned about you. He wants the absolute best for you.

So for today, your assignment is to read the entire chapter of Isaiah 49, study the word Cherished and ask Holy Spirit to give you a deeper understanding of what it means to be Cherished by God Your Father.

Love y’all!