Had To Share This

Monday was one of those days where I needed some inspiration and motivation to deal with the multitude of things being thrown at me. I came across a YouTube video with Joel Olsteen and decided to take a listen to it. I wasn’t sure if the title applied to my current frustrations but I thought, ‘Why not?’ Turns out, it did apply directly and indirectly to my situation. I thought it was worth sharing with you guys.

Who gives you inspiration and motivation during those frustrating times???


Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop Prompt

One of the prompts for this week from Mama’s Losin’ It! is right up my alley. I chose:  Do you love YouTube? Share five of your all time favorite YouTube videos. Choosing which prompt I wanted to do was the easy part. Having to narrow down my favorite videos to a mere 5 was the hard part.

5. I can remember being a little girl and just singing my heart out when this song came on the radio. Of course, it didn’t really matter to me what The Manhattan’s song was about. I just liked the lyrics. However, I did think the song was about a man having to let his maid go. Don’t ask me how I came up with this but it did give me a good chuckle when, as an adult, I heard the song again and understood what it was really about.

4. If you read my blog, you know I like me some Tequila! No feet discrimination, I say!

3. Remember when you were just starting out with make-up? Did anyone else start off with the light blue and pink eye shadow?? Man, that was so popular when I was in Junior High. I think what makes me chuckle about men and make-up, is how much they don’t pay attention to the process we go through. Even when their wife does make-up videos.

2. One motivational speaker I NEVER get tired of listening to is Les Brown. I follow him on Twitter and have liked his Facebook page. Recently, he started a group on Facebook and I was excited to get an invite to the group.

1. I came across Katie Piper’s story as I was browsing through YouTube one day. Katie had the misfortune of meeting a man who changed her life in a way you wouldn’t imagine. Although Katie had a tough time at some points, she managed to turn things around and share her struggles with the world. I admire people like Katie because sometimes, just sometimes, it’s the not just the power of thought but having the strength to have that power.


Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of things revolving around forgiveness. T.D. Jakes has a new book out called: ‘Let It Go’. I’m a huge fan of T.D. Jakes and have learned amazing things watching him over the last few months. It took me a couple of days of listening to the same T.D. Jakes podcast before it finally sunk into my head that God was trying to get my attention.

When I hear the word forgiveness, the song “The Heart of the Matter” by Don Henley runs through my mind.The verse which caught my attention the very first time I heard it was:

There are people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
You better put it all behind you baby, ’cause life goes on
If you keep carrying that anger, it will eat you up inside

And the line that sums up the song beautifully is:

But I think it’s about forgiveness, forgiveness

And it all started falling into place for me. I get it now, God. I understand.

If you’re dealing with forgiveness, T.D. Jakes has a broadcast on February 24th, 7PM CT on his book. He delivers powerful and inspiring sermons. Jot it down in your calendar and let me know what you think.

 Feb 24 Broadcast

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