My mornings do not start with “Glory, glory, hallelujah!” My mornings start with dread and anxiety. Lately I’ve been full of frustration and stress and sometimes tears. I simply want to give up on situations and people. But I make it through my days. Yes, there are smiles and yes, there is laughter. But that has NOTHING to do with anyone or anything around me. It has everything to do with the grace of God. I HAVE to talk to God throughout my day. I HAVE to have complete trust, faith and confidence in God because that’s the only way I’ll make it. Every moment of happiness that I have and display to the world only comes from God. If it were left up to me, I don’t know where I’d be. I don’t even want to imagine it. Taking a deep breath and counting to ten does nothing for me. But taking a deep breath and asking God to help me through the dread and anxiety does. This isn’t an overnight process. Growth and change take time. And my confidence lies solely in God. I trust the will He has for my life.

#Faith #Patience #God #Life #Confidence #Peace

P.S. I’ll never be a #Christian who acts like I have it all together.

In the Society of Selfies where #life isn’t taken to seriously! #Goofy #BreakTime #Monday #Barista #Swag @jabonee @chloe_ward94

Because awesome people drink a #frappuccino with two straws! #Barista #Starbucks #Caffeine #Monday #GoodTimes #Pose #Trendsetter (at Starbucks)

Tis’ the season for a Salted Caramel Brownie! #Starbucks #Barista #Dessert #Chocolate #Decadent #Happy

Apparently this is a swan. I just went along with it… #Barista #Coffee #Artistry #GoodTimes

New 4GB compact flash and card reader for my 30D. Arrived a day early, minor victories!!! #Sunday #Surprises #Photography #Canon #Camera #Equipment

Good night! #ThugLife #Juice #Gangsta #Straws #Swag

Experience is a lesson learned. Who God has in mind for us is far better than anything we’d choose on our own. #Patience #Trust #God #Relationships

Outside My Comfort Zone Pt. II

#Photography #Editing #Artistry #Creative #Design #Passion #Color

I decided to read the introduction to this Bible before officially going to bed and came across a sentence that will have a permanent lasting impression: “The godly woman will seek to conform her beliefs and behavior to Scripture, not pick and choose what Scriptures is most agreeable to her own desires.”

Lord please help me be the former and not the latter.

#Womanhood #Godliness #Wisdom #HCSB #Truth