I am a 'kept ' woman
You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)
There were times when I thought I could go no longer,
But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)
At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong,
But the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13)
Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc. (Matt. 6:25 -34)
When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.
When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)
I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me!
I'm blessed to be 'kept '
I'm "Kept" by the Love and Grace of God.
Are you a 'kept ' woman?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Posted by The Diva Principle at 3:37 PM
I AM HIP HOP AWARD AND HONOREE: "None other than ICECUBE"
Most definintely, positively - respectably - hard earned winner! Isn't he the most cutest man ever...well almost the cutest!
I tell you what, he received this award with the utmost humble spirit ever! Back in da day he was the orginial the most increbible OG and I most add he STILL IS. Age anit got nuttin on him! lol
But he put it out there ya'll, we can't sit around letting people own us. OWN UP your own.
Here is his acceptance speech:
West Coast pioneer and Gangsta Rap icon Ice Cube received a standing ovation as a video montage preceded his receipt of the BET "I Am Hip-Hop" Lifetime Achievement Award. In his acceptance, Cube challenged his peers to create art with integrity, and not for sale to the highest bidder.
"We gotta do what we feel. We can't be slave to video programmer, radio programmers, or A&Rs. We gotta be slave to our own creative minds," Cube urged. "To all the older rappers, keep doing what you doing. Don't let the industry push you out. As long as you got a tongue, u ain't too old to rap. BET I hope you give out two of these, because I have a whole 'nother life of work ahead of me."
Very humble wise guy! I think I fell head over heels :)
"REGIS MARTIN" this one is for you!! IceCube, He went from da hood to Hollywood! And, so can you...believe dat
Posted by The Diva Principle at 10:35 AM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
She's more than just tennis!
You see this all the tyme, but when it's a white celeb never do you see an OUTBURST! And the sad part is; she's not nude. She's loving her beautiful body and allowing the world to notice. I wonder why the outburst?
Here's the article I just read:
This month, "The Body Issue" will hit shelves with a naked Serena Williams gracing the cover. Williams is one of six athletes featured on six covers. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and MMA fighter Gina Carano are among the athletes that also join Williams in having their own covers.
"The issue honors athletes of diverse shapes, sizes, genders and races within the boundaries of taste and frontiers of creativity upon which ESPN The Magazine and ESPN have built their reputations," ESPN magazine said in a press release. "It is a testament to the work the athletes do, the effort they exert and the price they sometimes pay in reliance on their most important asset – their bodies."
Because of a recent outburst in which she threatened a line judge, Williams may be banned from at least one Grand Slam tournament. According to published reports, Williams told the judge, "You don't know me. You better be right. I swear to God I'm going to take this ball and shove it down your throat."Given that a ball going down your throat might actually kill you, the judge felt that Serena had threatened her life. Then again, Serena's from Compton, a town that has become famous for finding creative ways to kill people. Serena does not, however, need to take "the hood" with her all the way to Australia.
To make matters more interesting, Serena recently got naked for the cover of ESPN magazine, certifying her status as an iconic and thought-provoking figure for the early 21st century. These two events, plus the fact that she just happens to be one of the most dominant female tennis players in history, makes her the kind of woman we'll all be talking about for the next 100 years. Our great-grandkids won't be talking much about the boring apolitical figure called Michael Jordan. We'll congratulate Tiger Woods for being the first incredibly rich black man to consistently beat the crap out of the arrogant guys at the country club. Serena Williams' name, though, will come up in classes on feminist theory, history and sociology. Like Muhammad Ali, Serena is becoming bigger than her sport, and my greatest hope is that her ability to transcend tennis is guided by a desire to serve all humanity, and not just herself.
Her nude body on the cover of ESPN is her way of yelling to the world that she is more than a tennis player. I agree that she is. What do you think about it?
Posted by The Diva Principle at 10:29 AM
Monday, October 19, 2009
The greatest story every told will be about your lyfe. What would you like others to read, see or say about you? Decide and then follow your script. You are the main character, so get busy!
Tomorrow is not promised, therefore, squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of today.
Lyfe is what you make it. Others can only add to what you have prepared.
You get what you give; therefore, give LOVE and PLENTY of it.
Lyfe is not a juggling act. It is to be carefuly balanced and carried with grace.
Posted by The Diva Principle at 11:58 PM
I'm so glad God has a sense of humor! Man, I tell you; there are days when I just wanna throw up my hand to God and say I quit. Today was one of those days and as I said those words, three words were thrown back at me. SINGLE - SASSY & SATISFIED.
As I thought about those words. I said to myself, yeah I'm single and most defintely sassy but satisfied, hahaa I don't think so. Then I thought over a few things and looked over my lyfe and I am truly satisfied!
All my needs are met, well, almost all of them. lol. Just missing that, bedtime "me love you long time thing". But, besides that, I most say I am truly happy.
And You know, lyfe really does begin with you and living lyfe on purpose. And Our purpose is to simply learn of our gifts/talents and bring them to the table to be a blessing to the world. Real Simple!
I'm walking in purpose step by step and again I error but I got a focused direction. You know people, the more I think about it, there is really no greater satisfaction or sense of joy and peace than to lay your head at the end of the day knowing that you completed the task at hand and were used to help someone or add something to someone's lyfe.
I truly believe that people are unhappy because they are not doing what they were created to do. Somewhere along the path, they didn't figure out how to find their purpose and they are grasping for lyfe thinking that happiness is found within someone else.
STOP and LISTEN! Happiness is not and never will be found in someone else. It begins and ends with you!
True Happiness begins with living a lyfe of purpose and I'm so glad tonight I'm satisfied being me.
SINGLE - SASSY & SATISFIED
Posted by The Diva Principle at 10:46 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Rise & Shine:
I recently adopted the pattern of:
"What you do daily becomes habit and those habits shape your future".
I talked a while back ago about being in a different season of lyfe. Change is difficult at tymes, but I finally (after months) adapted to this NEW season.
I dropped a few pounds (trust me, didn't try or want to), just seems that this different season shedded some weight off. I'm not sure if I really like this NEW SIZE, but I'm "ROCKING IT". This BOD is all I have and I gotta love it. lol
As I thought about this, I decided to take it up a notch (bam over achiever, that's me) and start a spiritual daily workout.
Here's just a few things that I always done daily but I never really incorporated into oneness.
Here we go:
1. Start each morning with prayer.
2. Tune your body, mind & spirit into what you want to accomblish for the day
3. Eat a GOOD breakfast
4. Beware of any/all negative energy surrounding you
5. Stay focused, many things can distract you
Tune in and stay focused.
Tune in and stay focused.
6. Drink liquids (you know you need water, but personally im a HATER!!)
7. Pray and affirm those things you focused in on for the day
8. Have fun and Relax (enjoy your career, hobby, education, etc)
9. Tune in and stay focused.
Tune in and stay focused.
tune in and stay focused.
10. Listen to uplifting music.
11. Read relaxing GOOD books
12. Have fun and Relax
Tune in and stay focused.
Tune in and stay focused.
13. Enjoy your quiet evenings.
14. Enjoy and celebrate people.
15. Hang out with people who celebrate you.
Posted by The Diva Principle at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Don't Feed The Spiritual Vampire.
Is it true? Hell yeah!
We all have one. That person who drains our energy. That person we least look forward to speaking with on a daily basis. Stop feeding them. Don't enable the negativity by participating in the talk. If you allow this person to drag on about everything wrong in their life, those things gain power, they continue to experience them, and that person's power to suck all the happiness out of a moment will just increase.
And Who wants that??
Aside from reminders to be careful about the influences we allow into our inner circle, what are we doing to prevent this vampire from sucking out our happy lyfe?
I thought about, Why not begin by reshaping my thoughts and patterns? Why not, begin with ourselves? Why not begin creating what it is you want to attract?
'Be what you want to attract. It really is that simple
I've been practicing lately yoga and one of the meditation techiques used was breathing meditation. I love the centered feeling that breathing meditation generates. You first still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will change my inner dialogue and put aside all of my own excuses into creating the life I desire for myself.'
Why not give our minds 8 hours to 'marinate' on the life we want to create?
Stop allowing the vampire to suck out your lyfe!
Posted by The Diva Principle at 8:58 PM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wanda cracks me up!!! She speaks the truth. Fellas, just share the chores and you be alright.
That is some funny mess. When I get my husband, we will share and share alike. One thing though, I won't let the little things get too big. I'm not going to sweat the small stuff.
|Wanda Sykes - Being Tested|
Posted by The Diva Principle at 7:46 PM
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I'm really digging how the Steelers came out with there Throwbacks and Pink. Absolutely loved it! Ya'll know that saying, "ONLY REAL MEN WEAR PINK". These men were wearing it well.
Watching Steelers in their black-and-gold THROWBACK jerseys with bright pink sweatbands wrapped around their big, yummy, bulky and burly arms left me breathless -I mean, took me aback - damn, they looked good! I mean damn good!
I'm by no means a Pittsburgh Fan, so all my Pittsburgh Friends let me shout out now, Don't Get It Twisted!!! I have not and will not switch sides.
One thing about me, I give props when due. I think this Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is awesome.
And absolutely these men are REAL men! yummy ones too...
Posted by The Diva Principle at 9:15 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
There's a Hebrew name for God called "YHWH/Yahweh-Yireh, Jehovah-Jireh" which means "my provider". God has many names but this is one that I live, breathe, sleep and eat by.
In all my 45 years of struggles, disappointments, trials and mishaps and I've had a plenty, but one thing I'm thankful for is Jehovah-Jireh has always provided.
He hasn't failed us yet and he never ever will abandon us.
For anyone out there reading who may have a hard tyme dealing with the fear of abandonment. I want to share this and let you know: God is always there, you can trust him, lean on him and tell him your inner most thoughts and secrets. He will love you and be there, even when the people you love aren't.
When your in a test or trial - You got to have FAITH and you got to keep the FAITH.
"Haven't there been times in your lyfe
when you thought you had God all figured out?
And he seemed to be leading you along a particular path
and it made sense to you -
and all the pieces kinda fit together like a Jigsaw puzzle.
And then about the time you thought you had him in a bottle
and had it all figured out then enormous questions came up.
Maybe circumstances changed
and took you down a path that you hadn't expected to go.
And all at once there were circumstances
where God didn't make sense to you.
Haven't there been times
when you just couldn't understand God's leading in your life?
Times maybe when he did the opposite of what you knew
or thought you knew to be in your best interest?
Times when you just had a great deal of difficulty
in making sense out of God's influence in your life...."
Some times lyfe goes along on an even keel for a long time
and then something happens
God has not promised that there will be no difficulty ,or grief, or loss!
But God is with us and he will never abandon us
for He is "Jehovah-Jireh, my provider"
Posted by The Diva Principle at 8:42 PM