Secure The Bag! #SpiritualSundays

By a show of hands; who has heard of this saying that is going around? “Secure The Bag”?

I have been hearing this all over social media! Everybody has been chiming in and putting their own spin on it! I’m getting emails from individuals I have subscribed too; telling me to “Secure The Bag”!!

Me being an Introvert; many times something just sticks with me and I allow it to marinate and after a few hours, few days, few months; you get me right?

That thing comes back; since I had time to process it, analyze it; and take it apart! And this is what came to my mind; just a couple days ago: “I keep hearing all this talk about “secure the bag!” But, what about “Secure Your Soul!” All the bags in the world won’t be able to save you; if your Soul is jacked up!!!

Does that make sense? It did to me….. You see when you get to living your life a certain way and you are going about doing things differently! You aren’t worried and don’t partake in the ways of the world!!!

2 Corinthians 5:17 says this: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (NKJV)

1 Timothy 6:10 says this: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (NKJV)

Mark 8:36 says this: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (NKJV)

Now the next scripture I am sharing is only part of the story; I need you to take a look at the whole part!!! Matthew 4:1-11; you need to read this in its entirety but let me share the part I want to highlight!!

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:8-9 (NKJV) 

Y’all I almost fell out when I heard this!! I was driving; on my way to work, listening to the audio Bible and when I heard this!! It had been in my spirit for a minute! I’ve seen it before! But, for some reason hearing it on that particular day made it so real!!

The enemy out here tricking folk!! Got them believing that God is rewarding them for doing something good!! The enemy rewards too!! Did y’all know that? Who knew this and didn’t share it with others?  Who?

Look if you read the whole scripture; Matthew 4:1-11; I promise you this will all make sense!

Even though Jesus was growing tired! You have to remember He had fasted for 40 days and 40 nights! Jesus was tired and hungry!! How many of us get tired, get weary and hungry and just want to to be finished? Just tell me what I have to say; so I can go and sleep? Just tell me what you what me to do; so I can go eat?

He still had the Word of God; on his lips!! Each time the enemy came at him; He was ready for him!! Each and every time; He never gave in! He never threw in the towel!! How many of us when we get tired, frustrated and disgusted; forget what we heard? Forget what we read? Forget what we know to be true?

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)

Look y’all; I know times be hard and nobody likes to be walking around here broke. But, just make sure; what and who; you are accepting into your life! Make sure your going down the right path and you won’t one day regret the decision that you’ve made. Know whose team you are signing up to be on!!

Now, if you still want to “Secure The Bag”; make sure it’s a duffel bag!! Tell the enemy I’m packing up; I’m moving out and you will never see me; ever again!! I’m going back home; where I belong!!! #securethebag

Written and published by Tamara McCarthy

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Christian Author Spotlight: Torre A. Stocker

#ChristianAuthorSpotlight

This week’s featured author is Torre A. Stocker.

Who is he?

Why did he write this book?

What are his accomplishments?

Who is his target market?

What is his motivational message to you; the reader?

Find out below:

Success Moments was written, not as a devotional or one day read, but as a tool to assist individuals with critically thinking about where they are in life. The purpose of the book is to motivate individuals to pursue success in every area of life.

My target market is not limited to entrepreneurs or small business owners. Success Moments speaks to every individual at any walk in life. From the college student to the adult that is seeking a career move, this book will broaden the horizon of your mind and open you up to a new world of provoked thoughts.

Success Moments is a collection of conversation pieces that will provoke critical thinking and a thought process that will yield residual measures of success. The purpose of this book is to educate, empower, and engage individuals to consider a holistic approach to success in every area of life. By educating the reader through various topics, they will be empowered to engage in any business sector. Each conversational moment of success is followed by a challenge to apply the knowledge and consider methods to maximize the opportunity for continual success.

I want to encourage every reader to take each thought in this book and allow it to be instrumental to their personal and professional growth and development. At the end of each conversational piece, the reader is able to write in the book to maintain an account of how this the motivational moment can attribute to their success.

I want to thank all the authors thus far that have allowed me to Spotlight their work, their knowledge, wisdom, inspirational messages and their gifts! Thank you all so much; we have to get out our messages by all means necessary!

And I can’t forget about the amazing Evangelist Angie Bee and her husband Bartee and their show that airs on Facebook Live every Wednesday that spotlights and interviews all of our featured authors as well!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽

Kingdom work isn’t easy but we continue to press!

If you would like to be a featured Christian Author please send me an email at tamaramccarthyenterprises@gmail.com

©️2018 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises used with permission Torre A. Stocker (Christian Author Spotlight Series)

Christian Author Spotlight: Tarsha L. Campbell

This is the 2nd Featured Author of 2018! Now if you don’t know who Tarsha L. Campbell is; you are truly missing out! For those of you that do know her; then you are in good company!

I know Tarsha personally but I did ask the question: Who Is Tarsha L. Campbell?

Tarsha L. Campbell is a dynamic Woman of Destiny! With this mandate she humbly serves her community and globally as an entrepreneur, international empowerment speaker, certified life coach, business consultant, and mentor. She is the founder, publisher, and principal designer of DOMINIONHOUSE Publishing & Design, LLC, a publishing and graphic design firm dedicated to publishing with divine ingenuity and creative excellence.

Tarsha is the author of seven popular books, with her more recent release being My Next Step Vision Board Dream Journal & Planner. Tarsha is passionate about helping others find and fulfill their life purpose, and launch their dreams.

She serves emerging leaders through her businesses Tarsha Campbell Empowers, WOMB Mentoring Incubator & Delivery Room, and through the non-profit organization she founded, Revealed International Women’s Empowerment Network, Inc.

Her latest book is a jewel that you will want to add to your collection! I grabbed me a copy and let me tell you it has truly been blessing my entire life!

I wanted to know and I’m sure you do as well; why did Tarsha complete her latest book?

“I wrote this book as a result of coaching and mentoring people and realizing they needed help staying focused on their God-given dreams and visions. Some were just stuck in a rut and needed motivation, plus a viable system to move them forward. Others were motivated, but simply overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start to achieve what they were dreaming and envisioning for their life.

My purpose for writing this book was to share a strategy I have used in my life, businesses and ministry for many years that has yielded major progress and breakthrough. This success strategy included dreaming big, utilizing the power of vision, and then employing what I call a “Next Step” strategy to take action every day in order to see my dreams and visions become my reality.

I’m a firm believer that God is always showing you snapshots of His dream and vision for your life. You, however, have to become aware of what He is showing you and stay focus by doing your part in order for it to fully come to fruition. The My Next Step Vision Board Journal & Planner is designed to help you realize your God-given dreams and visions, and take you from stagnation to manifestation, and ultimately breakthrough!”

Now that you know Tarsha’s reason for writing the book; let’s see who her target market is?

⁃ “People who feel stuck and in a rut and want to move forward

⁃ People who aren’t stuck, but want to accelerate their growth and see dream and vision manifestation

– People looking for a breakthrough strategy”

I am not ashamed to say it but; I am all 3 of these! And that’s why I got the book; will you join me? Let’s see what’s included in this amazing book.

Get ready to:

“Dream out loud

Envision in color

And plan the next steps to make what you desire and see your reality

Hot off the press from the Coach in a Book SeriesTM, this uniquely crafted dream journal-planner provides space for you to create subject-specific vision boards for six important areas of your life:

•​Spiritual

•​Relational

•​Health & Fitness

•​Financial

•​Business/Career

•​Ministry/Community Service

Once your vision boards are created, then use the specially designed planning and journal worksheets to help you plan and chart your next steps to make what you envision a reality in your life.

Also use the custom-built personal development pages to record and express your intentions for the year.

The journal-planner includes inspirational and motivational sections and fill in journaling and planning pages to help you plan a phenomenal year of success and breakthrough!”

The pages include:

•​My Vision Boards (6 key areas of your life)

•​My Next Step Strategies Section

•​Calendar

•​My I WILL & I AM Declarations

•​Weekly Projects, desired outcomes, deadlines

•​Weekly To Do List

•​Execute the Vision: My Major Projects for the Year

•​Goal/Vision

•​My Objective

•​Key Action Steps

•​Completion Deadlines

•​Who can help me?

•​Products & services I need

•​Projected cost

•​Notes, summary

•​Ideas, inspiration, questions

•​My Accountability Partner

•​My Monthly Finance Tracker

•​Enrichment & Entertainment Section

•​Books to read

•​Movies & documentaries to watch

•​What would I do if I had no limitations

•​Courses to take

•​Inspiration & Motivation Section

•​People that inspire me

•​Things that inspire me

•​Websites to remember

•​My Bucket List

•​Conferences & retreats to attend

•​My Gratitude Journal

•​Inspirational Quotes

To view the book trailer and to order your copy, visit:

http://www.mynextstepvisionboardjournal.com

©️2018 Tarsha L. Campbell Used with Permission Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

When The Winds of Change Have a FRESH New Smell: #SpiritualSundays Guest Blogger Angie Bee..


This was an exciting month for me and I couldn’t WAIT to share it with you! The TOUR that Angie BEE Presents kicked off our month with prayer, fasting and our first Community Business Showcase Workshop of the year. Our host was Pastor and First Lady Cassandra Jordan of Impact Church Daytona and we all had a simply wonderful time of fellowship.
I don’t believe it a “coincidence” that we started our 2017 outreach season reaching those in the community. A community is the foundation of growth, spirit and change and we can’t ignore it.

 Let me tell you why!
There are some communities in the world where food, shelter and medical treatment are not readily available to all. Other communities restrict an individual’s prayer life and in other places, you can’t even determine the size of your own family. The joy of gathering together, with families and in a house of worship was an honor! We talked about commerce, we prayed, we encouraged one another and the Spirit of the Lord arrived to bless us all.
The winds of change have a fresh new smell. Some church leaders discourage money “changing hands” in their sanctuary. Not the Impact Church Daytona… they accommodated the business owners as they networked. Some event leaders will charge an admission for attendees to be fed and “entertained” during an event. Not on this day as Impact Church Daytona provided our refreshments. Some presenters charge a “speaker’s fee” in order to share their lessons or testimony.

 Not the members of The TOUR that Angie BEE Presents as we count it a honor to share the blessings of the Lord with others. Tahara Thompson spoke about her new business and shared her testimony about the goodness of the Lord. Attorney Regina Nunnally had us all in tears as she shared HER testimony of encouragement and endurance. As one of the newest members of The TOUR, even Chaconna Downs shared her experiences of love and change as she was celebrating her first year of residency in Volusia County. Change was all in the air for each of us, and I believe the winds will continue to blow!
The bible teaches us:
  

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8New Living Translation (NLT)
A Time for Everything

“For everything there is a season,   a time for every activity under heaven.A time to be born and a time to die.   A time to plant and a time to harvest.A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh.  A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.  A time to embrace and a time to turn away.A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend.   A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate.   A time for war and a time for peace”

There was a season to discourage free commerce in a place of worship. Now, it is understood that the marketplace leaders can not only fund a church, but they can enlarge the territory of a community.
Now is the time to birth a new business or endeavors as old ideas and visions can now die off. Start “pruning” those old, dead limbs of discouragement and frustration and cling to a new vine!
Plant new seeds in your family by introducing new concepts to your children and siblings. 

 Kill old habits and soul-ties and allow your heart to forgive and heal.
Scatter away any stones of doubt and worry and collect the stones of faith and trust! 

 Search the scriptures for the answers FIRST and stop resorting to the living word AFTER you have exhausted all other resources.
Keep the Lord’s voice in your ear and throw away the lies that the devil tried to tell you. Cry over those that are lost and don’t know the Lord and help mend their hearts by sharing your testimony with them.
Be still and quiet and know that HE is God and speak the love and blessings that He has allowed you to enjoy. Encourage peace in your home, on the job and in your community and pray for an end to war, famine, discord.  
There is a time for everything and change is in the atmosphere. Share this word and your heart with another as God continues to blow the winds of change our way.  

Much love and BEE Blessed!

From “Da Queen Bee” Evangelist Angie BEE, Founder of #TheTOURthatAngieBEEpresents

Repack Your Bags: #spiritualsundays written by Guest Blogger-Tarsha Campbell

 
 

I recently took a trip that required I take an airline flight to reach my destination. Anyone that knows me, or have ever traveled with me, knows I travel with a lot of stuff! As I was checking in for my flight I was asked to place my bags on the scale to weigh my luggage. To my surprise I was told my bags exceeded the allotted luggage and weight limit, and I would have to pay for the additional bags based on the weight of each bag. Next I received an even greater shock when I was told the fee I would have to pay was close to a $100 (nearly half the cost of my airline ticket)! As you might have guessed it, I wasn’t a “happy camper”. “Why didn’t anyone tell me about these additional fees for my extra baggage?” Needless to say, I lived, and definitely learned, from this incident. From here on out, I’m traveling light…at least when I fly.

 

I want to pose to you a question, are you traveling light? Personally speaking, I’m finding as I fly higher in life, on my way to my divine purpose and destiny, there are just some things I will have to leave behind. These things must be left behind because they simply will cost me to much to carry it with me. This can sometimes be easier said than done, mainly because the stuff I want to take with me make me feel more secure and comfortable, even though I might have outgrown them.

 

How about you? Do you sense in your heart God wants to take you higher, but you have to many things weighing you down? If so, I want to encourage you to repack your bags and travel light, because in this new season there are some things you can do without. Here’s a list of several things you can unpack:

 

• Dump financial and emotional debt

• Get rid of fruitless paradigms

• Eradicate negative associations

• Sever harmful soul ties

 

Your Next Step Coaching For Success Minute: 

 

• Take time to identify the areas in your life where you have excess baggage

• Make a commitment to yourself to lighten your load within the next 1-4 weeks

• Celebrate as you ascend higher

 

© Tarsha L. Campbell, All Rights Reserved, Use only with permission,
http://www.TarshaCampbellEmpowers.com

 
 

 

The Year Is 2017! What Will You Do?

So we are 1 week into the new year; and I don’t know about you; but the way my life is set up, it is off to a great start! You have to come off the start line like you know it’s going to be poppin! Come out the gate; like what up? I’m here and ready to take on the day; everyday! 

So with that out the way; what are you doing in 2017? Have you started your New Years resolutions? Have you hit the gym? Have you changed up your eating habits and been eating healthier? This is what people talk about every single year! It doesn’t even last that long; some don’t continue past the first week. And the gym faze; may go on for maybe a month; maybe! 

Aren’t you ready to do something different; that will last longer than a week or a month? What if you could rethink your resolutions and put a new list together? What are your goals and aspirations for 2017? What are you going to do differently; than you did in the previous years; that will advance you and not continue to keep you idle and/or stagnant? This year should be different; and therefore calls for different outcomes; but to achieve a different outcome, the outlook has to be different as well. 


Allow me to make some suggestions: 

  • 2017 is your year to stop hiding behind that mask; unveil your true self take the mask off! 
  • 2017 is your year to stop checking for folks; that aren’t checking for you; stop looking foolish!
  • 2017 is the year for you to do a new thing; old stuff has no place in the new year!
  • 2017 is the year that you decide to change!
  • 2017 is the year that you decide; to start walking in your purpose!
  • 2017 is the year for you; to get out of your own way!
  • 2017 is the year for you; to stop being co-dependent; on other people to live your life!
  • 2017 is the year for you; to be servant lead and stop being so selfish; and self centered!
  • 2017 is the year for you; to be strong and take a stand for you! You are and will be your biggest cheerleader! Nobody else has to cheer you on!
  • 2017 is the year you begin to have fun! Stop being so super serious!
  • 2017 is the year that you silence your haters! Stop giving them front your seats into your life!

New beginnings call for drastic changes! You dont want to be the same ole person you were in 2016! You want to be renewed, refreshed, revamped and rejuvanted! So that calls for you doing some self-evaluations! Its time to check yourself; boo! You dont want others judging you; then you do it! 

It’s time to get out the boat; and walk on water! You don’t have to be afraid and you don’t have to wait on a cheering squad! Just do it!

So many people are getting left behind; because they are waiting for a cheering squad that may never show up! You are built and equipped for this! Stepping out of the boat for Peter didn’t require him to have a cheering squad; it was just him and Jesus! That’s all you need; are your eyes on him? (Read Matthew 14:22-33)

Pray this prayer:
Lord, as I take the first step; toward getting out of the boat. I pray, that you bid me to come; show me the way the right way to go. Don’t allow me to stray to the left or to the right! Keep my path straight; in the direction leading right to you! In your son; Jesus mighty name, I pray! Amen.


 ©2017 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

What Are You Worth?


What are you worth? Have you ever thought about this? 

Do you value yourself? Your time? Your potential? 

Do you just give away your worth?

People will try their best to give or offer you what they think you are worth. This goes for business and personal; especially when they don’t know you or your potential.

 Many times in the business world (employers/employment agencies) will offer you the minimum pay and want top notch results! In personal relationships people will give you 20% of their time and attention but wants you to give them 150 % and that makes no sense! 

Do you cherish what you can be? 

Many of us aren’t where we want to be! But does that mean we are to give up and throw in the towel? No we keep pushing, keep planning and it will happen when it’s supposed to. Right? That’s what I’m always hearing and while I believe it; what about the ones that don’t? What do you say to a 40+ person that has been prepping and waiting and it hasn’t happened yet? How many women and men are still single; looking and waiting for the right one? How many college grads are still looking and waiting for the dream job that they actually got a degree in? How many single moms are still waiting for their child’s father to want an active role in their kids life? How many employees are still waiting to be acknowledged for their hard work and be promoted? 

The list can go on for days but the real question; that needs to be answered is; when are you going to break free; from the people, places and things that are trying to hold you back? 

Can you answer these questions 

1. What is my worth?

2. Do I value myself?

3. What can I change?

4. What can’t I change?

5. What can I do better?

6. When will I realize that I deserve the best?

7. When will I stop taking myself for granted?



The most important thing you need to remember is that you; can’t change anyone else! But you can change; how you allow it to affect and define you! You are the most important factor; no matter the situation. 
©2017 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises