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Celebrating 7 Years of Black President’s Day

ThatKellieGirl at the Black President’s Day 7 Year Celebration

ThatKellieGirl was on the scene for the Black President’s Day on Thursday.  This is one of my favorite annual events.  Produced by Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi, founder of Lil SoSo Production, Black President’s Day serves as the official DC tribute to Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

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Freedom Friday: The Stay Connected Edition

Greetings Good People!

This week, my faith has definitely been tested. 

When you have a dream or a goal, the only way it will come to pass is when you just step out there.  Whenever I have an idea, I have to make a conscious decision to make it happen.  And I find when I begin to move, or make that “leap of faith”, things begin to happen.  However, taking the jump is the first and easiest part for me.    What do you do when you are in mid-air, and the net hasn’t appeared yet?    This is really where my faith is tested.  

How am I going to find the money?  How am I going to get along with these people?  How am I going to do all this work?  How am I going to make it work?  This is doubt, fear or uncertainty that plagues all of us.  However, we have to remember that faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).   I will admit, at times, I get a little nervous and have some sleepless nights.  However, eventually, my faith activates, and my will and determination rises up in me and says “You are going to do this.”  Instead of feeling beaten or discouraged, the challenges motivate me to overcome them.  And even when things don’t turn out the way I pictured, I find that it still is a blessing because I tend to learn more about myself and how to become better.  So I guess you can say it is a win-win situation. 

And when I overcome my challenges eventually, I always am in awe to see “a way made out of no way” and wonder why I had doubt in the first place.  God hasn’t failed me yet.  And the more we activate our faith, I believe, we are linking ourselves to God, the universe, the Light, that greater and better part of ourselves.  So it is so important to stay connected.   And when more of us are connected, we are more unified and more powerful to make a positive difference in the world.  

So how do you connect?  Prayer, meditation, yoga, sitting in silence, singing, reading sacred texts.  Just do it! :-)  And the more you do it, the more each of us can jump with purpose, with confidence and in love.

Have a great weekend!  

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl

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