Gratitude #152

10 Oct
St. Kitts and Nevis, officially known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, it is an island country in the West Indies. Located in the Leeward Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, in both area and population. The country is a Commonwealth realm, with Elizabeth the Second as Queen and head of state. It is the only federation in the Caribbean.

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! I thank you for stopping by to have a read on all things gratitude. It has been quite sometime since my last blog post. I have truly missed blogging, and I am very grateful to all of you that still read my blog posts. Even though I haven’t posted in a great while, you all still go back and read old posts. That blesses me and is greatly appreciated.

I get notifications of when there is activity on my blog, or when someone that I follow has made a blog post. When I see a notification that someone from across the country has read my blog posts it is so exciting. It’s like wow thank you God. You know what it is for me the most, it’s the flags. Flags from around the world are so beautiful. The colors and designs are amazing. When I see a new country or somewhere that I have never heard of, I immediately look up the place and find out what I can about it. I can then get a feel for who they are and what it is like where they live. As silly as this may sound, whenever someone from a far away place reads my blog, I always think I have friends in that place now. So, I now have friends in St. Kitts & Nevis, I have friends in Italy, I have friends in Nigeria, and so many more wonderful places. God is so good.

I have my hands in so many things right now, that I have felt like I don’t have time to blog anymore. The things that I have going on at this time, have appeared to be more important. You know trying to secure the bag, getting things checked off of my vision board etc. All these things, I have come to realize are really distractions, and they have pulled me away from my purpose and passion. I love to write you guys. I love my blog, I know this is something that God has given me to do. It may not bring the bag, but it brings me so much peace and happiness. The other things that I am doing are important also, and I know securing the bag is important, but not at all costs. Not when it makes me loose sight of the gifts that God has placed on the inside of me. I believe somewhere I lost sight of that, blogging and writing for me is ministering to myself first, and then sharing it with you all.

I posted the flag of St. Kitts & Nevis because it reminded me of how my words are going to a place that I may never visit, that I hadn’t heard of, but they know my blog and they know my thoughts. When you think about how much chatter there is going on today, as far as podcasts, Youtube videos, pics and posts, there is just a lot of content out there. I feel like everyone is speaking, and has something to say. I wonder how many realize that what we say is important. How we say things, in our content matters. I pray that everything that I write will always stir up, cheer up and bless others.

I don’t know how much I will post going forward, I do know that even though I have a lot going on, I will no longer allow those things to be a distraction. I don’t have to chase the bag, or make anything happen, all I have to do is delight myself in the Lord and He will give me the desires of my heart, Psalm 37:4. My prayer is that we all will find our peace, happiness, and satisfaction in Him.

I thank you St. Kitts and Nevis, my friends, for reading my blog and reminding me that my words matter and that someone in the world is reading. Now let me say to my U.S. friends and family, I love and appreciate you all as well. I am extremely grateful to you all. Be encouraged and God bless you. May you always have a heart of gratitude.

Gratitude #151

12 Jul

O Lord, my strength, and my fortress (Jehovah-Ma’ozi), and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. – Jeremiah 16:19

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends thank you for stopping by to have a read of my blog on all things gratitude.

I came upon this board that I had from many years ago, on this board I had written the many names of God on it. As I started going through the names of God I was in awe of how many names there were. If I could just be honest, like I only know a few, the ones that I use when I pray, like Jehovah- Shalom, Jehovah-Jireh, (we all know that one right, our provider), what about Jehovah-Nissi and Jehovah-Tsidkenu. Like to keep it real, those are my go to names, so to speak. But there are so many more and they are beautiful. But now, now it is time to grow more in the things of God, it’s time to pray in a greater way. It’s time to learn the names of my glorious Father.

I believe that when I wrote this so many years ago, my thought was to learn the many different names of God. So on my journey to continue learning all the names of God, I thought I would share them with you as well. Who knows some you may already know and some may be new to you, like they are to me. Honestly a lot were new to me, but hey once I get to know them I know that my prayer life will never be the same. There is power in the name of the Jesus. So this is going to be a powerful lesson.

So as you can see up above that the first one I have is Jehovah-Ma’ozi, that is pronounced like My-O-Z, Jehovah-Ma’ozi. It means rock or fortress. As you can see in Jeremiah 16:19, it starts out with O, Lord my strength , and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction. Jehovah-Ma’ozi is our Fortress. Also there is a scripture in Isaiah 49:26, And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

Jehovah-Ma’ozi is our Saviour, our place of safety. He is our strong tower, He is our protector, when we are in this battle of life. He is our barrier against all attacks of the enemy. Psalm 18 speaks on how God is our strength, our rock our shield. We can run to Jehovah-Ma’ozi who is our fortress, nothing can penetrate a fortress, especially the fortress of God. No peace in your mind, call on Jehovah-Ma’ozi, In times of trouble go to Jehovah-Ma’ozi for refuge.

Psalm 91:2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!” I say that Jehovah-Ma’ozi is my fortress, I trust you God to keep me and to protect me all the days of my life.

This is a month of restoration. Trust God to restore what was lost, whatever may be lacking in your spirit believe God to restore it. May restoration be in every area of our lives.

You can join in for prayer on restoration, at midnight, every night, with my Apostle, Dr. Charissee Lewis on Facebook, or Liquid Fire Ministries on Facebook as well. Also tune into Worldwide Prophetic Kingdom Ministries Facebook page, with my Pastor, Pastor Rudy Lewis Jr for Sunday Service and bible study, as well as the midnight prayer.

You can follow me on Facebook at Kaylynn Ellis, or on Instagram @Keisha_Kaylyn. Also, be on the lookout for the exciting launch of my Mint to Be website, Instagram and Facebook Page.

I love you my Gratitude Friends and Family be blessed, strengthened, and encouraged in Jesus name.

Gratitude #149

7 Jun

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer – Psalm 19:14 Hello my …

Gratitude #149

Gratitude #149

7 Jun

Gratitude #149

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Gratitude #149 – Repeat

2 Jun

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. – Psalm 19:14

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! I appreciate you so much for taking the time to stop by and have a read of my blog on all things gratitude. You know I truly love my blog, and I love writing. I love writing down my thoughts and sharing them with you all. I am grateful for the support, and to all of you that follow my blog and share my posts.

This is Gratitude blog number #149 times two because for whatever reason the first blog was lost. I went to upload it to send to someone and it was gone. I couldn’t even pull it up on Facebook. So what else could I do but to retype it. I will continue to give God all the glory for what He is doing. I honor and thank HIm. I am nothing without Him, and all that I am is because of Him. I want to acknowledge again, that it is God who gives the promotion, according to Psalm 75:7. God is openly blessing in this season. I have been so blessed, my family has been blessed. We all have been blessed in one form or another. Family restoration, healing in our bodies, peace in our minds, jobs, businesses and promotions.

All the many blessings I cannot thank God enough, even the thanks and adoration that I give does not seem to be enough. I then thought Lord how must you feel when we get what we want, all the things that we pray for come to pass, and we forget all about you. We stop praying, we stop worshipping, and acknowledging you. How must God feel?

In my desire to know what happens when we get what we want and forget about God, God laid this heavy on my heart, so heavy that I had to get this blog done. God took me to scripture, Deuteronomy 8. I included this in my blog because I (we) need to know that when God blesses us, delivers us, promotesus, that is not the time to move away from God, that is the time to stay close to Him.

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 – 1-“Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multiply, and you will enter and occupy the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors. 2 – Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. 3 – Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. 4 – For all these forty years your clothes didn’t wear out, and your feet didn’t blister or swell. Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the LORD your God disciplines you for your own good. 6 – “So obey the commands of the LORD your God by walking in his ways and fearing him. 7 – For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. 8 – It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey. 9 – It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills. 10 – When you have eaten your fill be sure to praise the LORD your God for the good land He has having you.

11 – “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the LORD your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 – For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 – and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! 14 – Do not become proud at that time and forget the LORD your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 – Do not forget that he led you through the terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! 16 – He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good. 17 – He did all this so you would ever say to yourself, ” I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.” 18 – Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

19 – “But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the LORD your GOd an follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. 20 – Just as the LORD has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey the LORD your God.

This chapter is full of so many important nuggets. Answering my question as to why we cannot afford to forget about God. God does so much for us and He prepares us for the blessings. I am so grateful to God, God put this on my heart so heavy. There was an urgency to get this blog done. My instructions were to put the scripture in the blog and keep it simple, no extras. So I have said what God placed on my heart to say, and I will leave it at that. I feel so much more believe me, but you will have to take from it what God has for you as I have.

As always thank you guys for reading my blog. I am grateful for you all and God bless you.

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Gratitude #148

1 Jun

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children – Proverbs 13:22

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! Welcome to my Gratitude Blog! Thank you for stopping by to have a read on all things gratitude. I am so excited about this blog post! I am grateful for the opportunity to blog about a historical business, and the family that has kept it going all these years. You all this blog was suppose to be out a week ago, I have worked on this blog, deleted it, and read it over and over. I wanted to do my best to honor to the RollerCade, and the Folks family in this blog. There are some families that you know, you can say that’s a good family. Or you can look at an establishment and say that’s a good business, or a good place to visit. I can say that the Folks family is a good family, and that the Rollercade is a great place to visit, you can expect to be treated well, and definitely have a great time. The RollerCade means so much to so many people in the Downriver area, young and old, and myself included. The RollerCade has been around for over six decades, it is a pillar in our community and I am so grateful to blog about it.

I love to see a family that is rich in legacy, a family that has received a blessed inheritance. Legacy, inheritance, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are rich with money. Not at all, it means to me that those before us had a mindset to create something that would last. A mindset to live life on purpose, and to have a vision of success for their bloodline. Success in character, in family, in love for one another and in business. That’s what Leroy and Johnnie May Folks did when they created the Rollercade on January 7, 1955 in Southwest Detroit. They created a venue where families in the neighborhood could go skate and have fun.

The RollerCade has been around for 66 years. Sixty-six years! It is a black-owned family business rich in legacy. Mr. Folks had an entrepreneurial spirit, a business mindset, and Mrs. Folks was the visionary with a pioneering spirit. When Mr. Folks passed away, Mrs. Folks didn’t fold, she continued on as a pioneer. She ran the business, from marketing it, to printing flyers, she was living life with a purpose. She was leaving an amazing inheritance to her family. It’s a beautiful legacy that is still here today, let me say it again, 66 years later y’all! Mrs. Folks left something special for us all, a safe haven for the neighborhood families and children, jobs for our youth, and tons of fun and memories.

The RollerCade, which is run today by Kyle Black, who is the 3rd generation owner, and the wonderful Folks family. When I was growing up it was run by Earl Folks, it has changed hands in the family, but they all have just made it better with time. Kyle has expanded the business from the four walls on Schaefer, to Downtown Detroit. RollOut Detroit, which is an outdoor skating rink, has taken rollerskating to another level. Kyle who I would like to think is a visionary also, with the help of family, brought forth something fresh, new and exciting for Detroit. You guys this outdoor skating rink is colorful, the art work is phenomenal, and the energy makes you feel like you are definitely going to have fun. The rink is huge in size, and located in the perfect spot. The surrounding area which is Monroe Street Midway, has basketball courts, a multi-use sports court and a host of other features. Guys you have to get down there.

We all are given a purpose in this life, we all are destined for greatness, if we can just see beyond where we are right now. Mrs. Folks was a black woman who lost her husband and carried on with the business, in spite of racial injustice, crooked politicians, and again being a black woman running a business. I am sure it wasn’t easy. She is an example that we can make things happen when our heart is in it, and we see beyond the beyond. Mrs. Folks was creating something for generations to come. I salute Mr.& Mrs. Folks, I am so inspired by them and what they created, and how the family is carrying on with the business today. You can see the beautiful picture of Mrs. Folks at Rollout Detroit.

Rollout Detroit runs from now until September 14th. Make your way down there and enjoy the outdoor skating rink you guys! The RollerCade on Schaefer is still open as well, you can visit the site at rollercadedetroit.com for operating hours and more information.

It was an honor to blog about something that I am so proud of, I love to see blessings being carried on from one generation to the next. To Earl, Kyle, Janine, Tina and the entire Folks family congratulations, and may God bless you guys in abundance with all you do. You guys have a heart for the neighborhood, as well as the city. You all are my cousins, yes they are my family!

I am grateful for you my gratitude family! Stay encouraged! This is manisfestation month! Be in expectation for God to bring forth blessing in your life. Things that you have prayed for are being released. Keep a heart of gratitude and hope. God bless you and love you all.

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Gratitude #146

18 May

Though Hannah situation didn’t change immediately, she walked away with confident hope. 1 Samuel 1:18

Hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! Welcome to my gratitude blog! Thank you for stopping by and having a read on all things gratitude. Today I am very grateful for hope.

Hope is defined as, a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen; a feeling of trust. What are you hoping for on today? What are you expecting to happen through your hope? I believe that hope and faith work together. But there is something about hope, it’s like a flame to me. It can flicker when those winds of adversity blow, and that flame may dip very low, but hope, my God, hope will make that flame jump right back up. And if you think of a flame that goes down really low it will have a certain color, but when it jumps back up it is bright color, full of light. It is fully ignited. Hope when it is fully ignited will cause your faith to soar.

Hope to me is both internal and eternal. My hope lies in Christ, Christ is on the inside of me, He is internal, with my hope. The bible says that Christ will never leave me or forsake me, my life in Christ is eternal, which means my hope is eternal. Through all that I have been through, no matter how defeated, disappointed, or hurt I have felt, I always had hope. Even when it was a small flicker, I mean barley there, that fire of hope never went out. Hope is a feeling of expectation, if you don’t have an expectation for something what do you have?

I can remember someone saying to me that I lived in a fantasy world. They were saying that I was believing on things, and expecting things that were not there, nor were they possible. To that person I was living in a fantasy world, to me I was activating my hope and faith. I was very aware of all the hurtful, depressing things that were going on around me, but that didn’t mean that I had to loose hope. Sometimes hope is all we have. I think we should always hope for a change, and a better outcome. I think back now to that time and I realize that I now have so many things that I prayed for back then. My hope for change, in spite of where I was came around full circle. My faith was not always as strong as it needed to be, but my hope didn’t go away. My hope for things to change, brought about change. It wasn’t immediate, not at all, but it came.

Romans 5:5 says, “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” Hope is will not disappoint us, hope is internal and eternal. It is not bad to hope on something that may seem impossible, you will not be disappointed. Remember, those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31. When we hope in the Lord, we are strengthened, we have confidence in our hope.

I speak a new level of hope for us all on today. I feel hope in my spirit, and I know that God has placed it there. He knows all the things that we will go through, He knows what we need. If you’re praying for a change, hoping for things to get better, God says, “remain steadfast in your hope and faith. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “Plans…to give you a Hope and a future.”

I know hope can change things and I am excited about it! I thank you my Gratitude Family and Friends for reading my blog. May God continue to strengthen you in your walk of hope and faith. I love you guys! Be ye encouraged.

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Gratitude #145

12 May

Hello hello my Gratitude Family and Friends! It has been such long time since my last blog post! I thank you for stopping by to have a read on all things gratitude. Gratitude is still, and always will be the heart of who I am, and I am so happy to be here to blog all about it.

Guys I am grateful for all that God is doing. During my time away so much has happened. I think my last blog was maybe the beginning of April. I remember cramming for my life insurance exam and feeling determined to pass. Needless to say I did pass! To God be all the Glory! I was and still am so excited. The feeling of completion, and growth and thankfulness all wrapped up in one is like the best thing ever! I was told the hardest part is over and everything else would be a breeze. If only…

The warfare that I felt was like heavy. I remember last month was a month of trust, trusting God. I remember doing a blog about trusting God. I had it all typed out, but when I was ready to post it, I lost it. I thought I saved it, I didn’t. I closed my computer and it was gone. I figured it really wasn’t a big deal, I would just re-type it and post it. I never got around to retyping it. However, I was steadfast in my faith guys, like I trust God. I felt like there wasn’t anything that I couldn’t do or handle. Remember the hard part was over. I knew there were things that I would have to juggle, with my new license and training, still working my day job, and blogging, and all that comes with day to day life. It’s something about when you say, “I trust God.” Remember our words carry weight. For me, when I said it, I got a chance to really, really find out what was in my heart and what trusting God really means. I found out that I wasn’t as strong and trusting as I thought.

Needless to say I went through some tough trials. I got sick with what I am sure was Covid, and felt crummy with that for way too long. I went through a crisis in my family, and I feel like I absolutely folded and allowed the enemy to kick my butt. I remember thinking about the blog post, “Did I really trust God?” At that time it was more mouth service than heart. I had no fight in me, I felt all was lost. God was with me, and I felt Him. However, I barely could pray. I can remember being in the shower and crying, and God asking me did I trust Him? No response came from me only tears. God said, “Your children are my children, you cannot love them more than me. Can you take care of them better than me?” I remember thinking, but they are my children, and then, I really don’t trust God.

I came out of that test feeling like I punked out. The enemy came for my word, I had said and did a whole blog about trusting God. Now it did not get published, but at the time, I meant it in my heart. An you know what, I can admit that my trusting Him, was not, and is not, where it needs to be. I am learning to trust Him. It’s my truth, and I own it.

Nope, I do not, I repeat, I do not have it all together, this walk of trusting God completely is a day to day walk. It is a conversation with Him, kinda minute to minute sometimes for me, because negative thoughts come, which require trust in God. It is also prayer and fasting for me. I have to ask God to help me to stop being so controlling. He is bigger than me, and can fight better than me. Lol, literally I am asking God to teach me how to war in the spirit. I know that I don’t want to punk out again, and I don’t have to. I can stand and fight in this spiritual battle for myself, and family with God. I am not alone, He is my strength and power, 2 Samuel 22:33. Lesson I learned, fight in prayer, praise and worship no matter how hard I am hurting.

I am grateful that today, my Gratitude Family and Friends, that I am in training as a licensed insurance agent, and a financial needs analyst. God blessed me with a wonderful trainer, under a wonderful company. I have won a Fast Start s award, as well as the Spirit Award. God is amazing. I feel better in the natural and spiritual. I went on a much needed vacation to Houston, Texas with my girls, for my daughter’s 30th birthday. I have started writing a new book, which I pray to finish real soon. There has been some rough terrain, and there will be more up hill battles, but I really have to trust that the Lord is by my side. He has seen me through many battles, and has blessed my family with new blessings, grace and mercy everyday. I am grateful.

I thank you my Gratitude Family and Friends for following me, reading my blogs and commenting with encouraging words. This walk is not always easy but with a true heart for the Lord we all can do it. Also, if you don’t have a tribe or know your tribe, find them, get with them. Many blessing to my tribe and family who prayed us through. I love you! Let’s stay encouraged, and pray for one another. Blessings unto you all.

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Gratitude #144

5 Apr

Mary Magdalene went and said to the followers, “I saw the Lord!” And she told them what Jesus had said to her. John 20:18 NCV

Welcome my Gratitude Family and Friends! Thank you for stopping by to have a read of my blog on all things gratitude. Guys this blog was suppose to go out yesterday, so forgive me for getting it out late. Yesterday was such a blessed day with family and friends. I had a blessed Resurrection Sunday. I don’t know about you but I am grateful that He indeed rose on the third day so that I may live!

I am so grateful that Jesus lives in me. He lives, that part right there has stuck with me, death couldn’t hold Him. As I read up on the resurrection, I am in awe of Mary Magdalene, and how she went to the tomb to find it empty, went to tell the disciples, the disciples saw that Jesus was not there and left. Mary stays and is crying, she looks into the empty tomb sees the two angels and turns to see Jesus.

Mary Magdalene was in despair, thinking that Jesus’s body had been moved from the tomb. He was no longer there, who moved Him? Where is He, she wondered. In her despair she looks into the tomb to see two angels sitting where Jesus had been, “Why are you crying?” they asked. Mary told them that they had taken Jesus away, and she didn’t know where they had taken Him. No sooner had Mary said this, she turned and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Him. Jesus also asked her, Why are you crying, and who are you looking for? Mary thought Jesus was the gardener, and asked did he take Jesus away. She said to him that if he had moved him, where was he, and that she would go and get him. Jesus said to her “Mary”, and she knew at that moment that Jesus was speaking.

Jesus also went to the brothers and breathed on them and they received the Holy Spirit. Thomas, who was one of the twelve, was not with them at the time that Jesus appeared to them. When he heard that Jesus was there, he did not believe it. Thomas stated that he would not believe it until he saw the nail marks in his hands, and put his finger where the nails were, and put his hand into his side. A week later, Jesus appeared again, and Thomas was in attendance. Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand here in my side. Stop being an unbeliever and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus told him, You believe because you see me. Those who believe without seeing me will be truly happy.”

This account of the resurrection of Jesus is powerful to me. I have read this maybe a dozen times and I take so much away from it. Jesus died for me that I may have eternal life. He knew what I would do in my life, He knew that I would sin and make mistakes, yet He loved me enough to be crucified. Thomas had seen Jesus, walked with Him, and in his mind, if he did not see Him in the flesh then He was never there. Jesus told Thomas to stop being and unbeliever and believe. I, much like Thomas also wants proof that Jesus is going to help, that Jesus is with me, that He will fix my problems. Why doubt like Thomas, Jesus says to stop being an unbeliever and believe. Jesus doesn’t have to continue to prove Himself to me, He says those who believe without seeing me will be truly happy. My happiness, my blessings, is in my belief!

Mary Magdalene seeing the empty tomb, being in despair, thinking that Jesus had been taken away, crying and very upset, resembles me in troubling times. I feel like where is He, why isn’t He answering this prayer, I am worried and in despair. I am waiting for Him to show up, asking others for help, questioning Jesus’s timing, wondering why He isn’t in the same place like He was before when I needed Him. All the time Jesus is there, saying, “Why are you crying, and who are you looking for, because I am right here. I am with you. I am with you always, I will never leave you nor forsake you. You will find me when you search for me with your whole heart.” Jesus must have been puzzled with Mary, the same way that He must get puzzled with us, when we worry, have doubts, and just don’t believe. He left us with the comforter, the Holy Spirit, who lives in our hearts. He is here, no need to search for Him. We will not find Him in a bottle, not in marijuana, not from that friend who we love to go to tell our troubles to, no we will find Him when pray, talk to him search for him with our whole hearts. Talk to the Lord, I promise He will answer, if we will just believe that He is there.

I am grateful that I was able to get this blog out, because I feel so many things about the resurrection. Jesus died so that we would not have to feel so many of the things that we feel. Sometimes trying to put my thoughts into writing can be challenging, but here it is. The bottom line is Jesus is always with us, He rose, the grave could not keep Him. He left us with the Holy Spirit, we don’t have to look for Him, He is always there. We don’t have to search for Him by talking to anyone else, talk to Him, He is with us. Don’t look for answers in a bottle, pills or a friend, talk to Jesus He is there. He says that if we believe without seeing Him we will be truly happy, get happy my Gratitude Family and Friends and believe in Jesus Christ who died so that we may live.

I thank you my Gratitude Friends and Family for taking the time to read my blog on today. This account of the resurrection is one that I love, because I know how much Jesus truly loves me. Now as I stated in my last blog, I want showcase our awesome women in business. Here are my three picks for today!

My three for today are:

Color Me Mink: Armani Covington is the CEO of Color Me Mink. At Color Me Mink you can purchase colored extensions, wigs, as well as hair accessories. There are a lot of cute accessories, like scrunchies, hats and headbands. Visit the site at http://www.colormemink.com; also on Instagram @ colormeminkllc Color Me Mink also has a Buy Now Pay Later Plan.

DaWanna Fedora Collection: DaWanna Coleman is the CEO of DaWanna Fedora Collection. If you are one that has a love for fedora hats then you will love DaWanna’s Fedora Collection. This beautiful fedora collection comes in over 23 fabulous colors. They are beautiful, and they sell out fast, so visit DaWanna Coleman on Facebook for your purchasing inquiries.

Sondays Clothing: Ebony Ethridge is the CEO of the Sonday’s clothing brand. This is one of my favorite line of clothing brands. The Humble Wear Brand is so cute! I have tons of pieces, and I love it because there is active wear, college hoodies, as well as dresses, skirts and blazers. Humble Wear is soft, comfortable, and comes in an array of different styles. You can shop the Humble Wear line on Instagram @ makesondayshappen, you will see some of the items and you can send a DM for further inquiries.

Thank you guys for following my blog and reading on all things gratitude. I love you all with the love of the Lord. Be blessed. You can follow me on Facebook at Kaylynn Ellis and on Instagram at keisha_kaylyn.

Gratitude #143

23 Mar

When women come together, support each other, raise each other up. That’s when the magic happens.

Hello hello my Gratitude Friends and Family. Happy Spring! Yes, spring is here and I could not be more excited. I am so grateful for the warm weather, and the freshness that is in the air. I love the blossoming that spring brings. Spring just says new! New doors, new beginnings, new season, it’s a time to launch! I thank you for taking the time to read my blog on all things gratitude. It is still National Women’s Month, and I intend to acknowledge it and celebrate it till the end of this month! And as much as can thereafter, simply because as women we rock!

I am so excited and grateful for National Women’s Month because I see so many awesome women doing some amazing things as entrepreneurs. I am so grateful for my own daughter’s, who are young women, operating in business, while still working their 9 to 5 jobs, and balancing motherhood. I said to my one daughter that if I didn’t know her, I would want to know her. I feel that way about so many of our young people who are going forth as entrepreneurs. They are so intelligent and smart, and are so much more than I was at that age. I am so grateful for my children’s business mindsets, because the road as a single mother was never easy, and so many times I felt as though I had failed my children, but God was there to be my help and to guide me and them, and keep them on their purposed path.

The drive and knowledge of our young women in business and so many different areas overall amazes me. The mindset to create wealth and to change the trajectory of their bloodline blesses me. They are catalyst without fear, they are bold, and ready.There’s no age that is too young or too old to get started in business, I encourage you to just do it. My mom is getting started in her candy business, my granddaughter’s are getting started in the fashion business.

I am very proud of the women in my family getting started in business, but it’s the women overall for me. It’s the support of each other that blesses me. It is celebrating how we are creating our own wealth and independence. We have become the movers and the shakers as they say. We are ambassadors for one another’s businesses. We are the Brand. We are posting each other’s businesses, in a show of support. I just love it!

When women come together miraculous things happen! We crush the assignment of the enemy, where the plan was to keep us divided. We crush jealousy and envy, we create a sense of loyalty, and protectiveness of our sister-ship. We grow in confidence and love for one another and ourselves. When women come together it builds our self-esteem, it matures us and creates stronger women that are coming up behind us. We can have a society of strong courageous women as long as we stick together.

It’s a love walk, we must have a heart to love ourselves, our daughters, our granddaughters, or goddaughters, our friends daughters, all the women around us. I believe in this season we are called out to be more than we ever were. It is no longer just a saying to love your sister, lift her up, it is now a movement. We can change a lot of things in society and our bloodlines if we just answer the call to love the women that are around us.

I would like to support all the women that have a business on my blog page. So for the rest of this month, and probably beyond that, I will be posting businesses on my blog. You can follow me on Instagram at keisha_kaylyn, and on Facebook at Kaylynn Ellis. You can leave your business name in the comments or email me at keisha_ellis@rocketmail.com Let’s get those business out there! I am asking God to send businesses from all over the world!

My Gratitude family and friends I appreciate you more than you could ever know, and I thank God for you all. Thank you for supporting me as a blogger. Now let me see some businesses!

I will start with my business which is Mint to Be, a Peppermint Essential Oil line. There is three different peppermint scents:

Minty Mint- Which is a very strong mint scented oil.

Sweet Like Candy- A peppermint oil that smells like peppermint candy

Mystical Mint- It is a very bold scent with the blend of peppermint and rosemary oil.

For information on any of my Mint to Be products you can reach me through email, Instagram, or Facebook.