Been a minute…..

… yea, I know. But see, what had happened was….

LIFE! haha

Life has had me crazy busy. Good! But, crazy. I have been busy in my ministry, planning an upcoming trip to Greece (yaaasss!! y’all know I love to travel), writing like crazy to finish up a piece for an upcoming spoken word show in Philly, spending some necessary quality time with family and friends, and I’ve simplified and downsized. Sold most of my earthly belongings (read: furniture, clothes, bags, shoes, you know – the good stuff lol) and moved from my oh-so-cute apartment to a cute little bedroom in a girlfriend’s town home. So it’s three of us chicas, living it up Living Single style and I’m actually quite happy. I still have far too many boxes and bags to unpack, but I’ve put together my new bed and my dressers have arrived. I know what you’re thinking – she sold all of her furniture and then bought new stuff for her room? Well, originally my plans were different but things changed so you roll with the punches, right? So, like I said… my new dressers have arrived and now to empty these bags and boxes and set up my new spot. Aside from being tired, I’m pretty excited.

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But what I was writing about was to tell you how my workouts are going! Well… pretty darn good. Not excellent – meaning I still could be better with my consistency. But, I’m down 11 lbs and my strength and stamina is on the rise. I’m adding my video from this mornings’ session below – today was a fight. But the “never miss a Monday” mantra is one I like to follow so to the gym I went…

 

I’ve promised to do better with my blog in the past… and failed. But… here I am, like my workouts, trying to be more consistent. I shan’t give up. (I’m surprise shan’t is a word – I wasn’t sure). But aannyyyhooo…. hope everyone has an amazing Monday! I’m trying my best to do the same 🙂

 

xoxo,
La.

Brussels, Prayers & an Invitation

screenshot_2016-03-22-15-01-58-1.pngIf you are like me, which multitudes around the earth are, you woke up this morning to devastating reports of another terrorist attack, this time in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Lives forever altered as bombs exploded in the airport and metro system and the injury list and death toll grew. Grows.

While in bed praying my morning prayer being sure to include all suffering from these horrendous acts, I also prayed that my friends and their guests in Belgium are still able to commemorate one of thee most sacred nights of the year (this year it falls on tomorrow, March 23rd after sundown), along with more than eight million others across the globe: the celebration of the Lord’s Evening Meal.

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Because what that celebration underscores is a time when no one will have to be in fear of terrorist attacks such as that experienced this morning in Brussels, or here in the United States on 9/11 and many times after, or in places across the world that unfortunately will never have news cameras and public outrage and flashing lights to shine on the atrocities committed there every single day.

What this special event occurring worldwide in almost every language on the evening of March 23rd focuses on is the only solution to the problems mankind faces, despite race, age, nationality, affiliation, or financial status. Everyone can benefit, and everyone is invited. It is free of charge, and there is no collection taken. Even though I will be on travel this week, I will attend in Texas. Nothing will stand in the way of my attendance as I want to reflect on the great sacrifices made on our behalf, and the promises soon to be fulfilled that we so desperately need. Regardless of your personal beliefs, I think it’s safe to say most everyone is desirous of change. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Why not do something different tomorrow and attend as well?

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To find the location nearest you, please visit www.jw.org. You will be warmly welcomed.

My heart and prayers are with those suffering in Brussels and worldwide. And I look forward to the time when the words of Revelation 21:4 will be fulfilled.

“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

– Revelations 21: 4

xoxo,
La.

Ps. Here are a few other articles that provide answers to questions on the minds of millions on this very sad day.