Life and Death – Who Do You Miss? #SpiritualSundays

Written by Guest Blogger: Angie Bee

November is a truly special month for me.  It was the month that my first daughter was born in 1990.  It was the month that my mother died in 1999 and November 2012 was the month that my Lord let my husband down the road to find out about me.  November, it is a time for the leaves to change colors and fall to the ground and it is the month where we gather together as family to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.

Let’s look at the month of December!  Now, that was the month where by grandparents wed and spent nearly 50 years together as husband and wife.  December allowed me to witness my daughters as they were baptized together at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit Michigan and December is the month that Christians gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ.  December is also the month that we celebrated the life of my mother, and her funeral service still lives in my heart nearly 20 years later.

Life and Death.  Think about the people that entered your life this past year and consider the deaths; the new opportunities and the doors that were closed. Reflect upon the ebbs and flows in your life this year and take a moment to see how God led you and kept you through it all.  You may be considering your “New Year’s Resolution” during these last two calendar months of the year, but are you considering the path that God has for you during the New Year?

Pastor Joel Osteen preached a message today (November 26, 2017) that talked about stepping out on faith to walk a path, even if you don’t have the destination or the details of the journey.  Abraham told his wife that they were moving because:  “The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you”. –  Genesis 12:1 (NIV).  If I told some of my relatives that God told us to move, their first response to me would be “WHO GONNA PAY FOR THAT?!”

Well, during 2017 I realized that I was stepping out on faith much more than I had been doing before, and I am excited about this growth.  I see that God has enlarged my territory, he has given me more wisdom and my discernment is quite active now!  WOW!  Thank you Lord!  I have truly grown in 2017 and my “resolution” for 2018 is to keep on stepping out with faith to follow the will of God!

Back in June of 2006, I was given the opportunity to grow.  The Jericho Broadcast Network granted me a daily streaming radio show where I shared scripture, interviewed recording artists and became the very first radio show in the United States to feature Holy Hip Hop music.  The Hottest Home Hotspot WORLDWIDE earned listeners from Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom, it was syndicated over seven additional radio networks in multiple 24-hour time slots, and I was honored to earn an award from the One Accord DJ Alliance as the Best Female Radio Show host in the country.  PRAISE GOD!   That show is now ending and a through the union between my husband and I, there shall now be a new life!

Beginning in January 2018 we invite you to log on and participate in a new talk show entitled “Gettin’ Over The Hump with Angie BEE & Bartee”.  Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 7:30 pm EST as we stream live on our page at www.Facebook.com/AngieBEEandBarteeProductions  This show is the brainchild of my husband Bartee and I am excited to be by his side as we give life to this new outlet!  Our goal is to share the goodness of the Lord and offer encouragement to others as they attend to “get over the hump!”

The New Living Translation of Proverbs 18:21 says “The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences”.  Death will occur.  Doors will close and opportunities will end and finalize.  We miss those that have died, but we must retain what we learned from them and pass that information along to the next generation.  Just keep your eyes on God, take His hand and walk the path He has placed on you.  I love to talk about the goodness of the Lord and through this new talk show I’ll be ready to eat the fruit He has for me in 2018 and beyond.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and we will catch you on “Hump Day”!

#SpiritualSundays will be back January 2018..

BEE Blessed

Evangelist Angie BEE

Author, Producer, Promoter and Servant of the Lord

Call us today at 407-914-6519

www.DaQueenBee.com

Audio Book Production Specialists

“Bringing Your Words To Their Ears”

2012 Female Radio Show Host of the Year 

Recognized by the global One Accord DJ Alliance

2014 Ordained as an Evangelist by

Fellowship Church of Praise of Volusia County 

2015 recipient of the Outstanding Ministry Leader Award

for our Moms-n-Ministry Workshop

Presented by the Professional Women of Excellence, Inc.

2016 recipient of the prestigious “Palm Tree (Endurance) Award”

Presented by Mary & Martha Ministries, Orlando

April 2017 recognized as an Amazon #1 Best selling author by

Melanie Bonita Enterprises for contributing to the book

Daily Dose of Direction for Women In Business

Author, Media Producer, Promoter & Motivational Speaker

View our past events, commercials, VIDEO NEWS segments

and TV show episodes at

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Purchase your Kindle copies of my books:

“Last Week… I Wanted To Die”

Evolution of Da Queen Bee” and 

“In The Beginning there was God, Me & You”

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Then I heard the Lord asking, 

“Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? 

Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8

BEE Blessed!

Gettin' over the Hump with Angie BEE & Bartee

 

 

Kingdom Gals: For the Love of Money….

What would you do to become rich, wealthy or comfortable? Do you chase money or does money chase you? Are you a lover of money?

Money does make the world go round! Or so they say! But are you suppose to allow money to rule you? Are you supposed to allow it to run your life? Shouldn’t money be under your control?

It seems like everyone and everybody is talking about money these days! Social media is filled with people telling you and showing you various ways to get money, become financially independent and how to become an entrepreneur!

But, is that the will of God for your life or is that some illusion you have become fascinated with? Money is a necessity don’t get me wrong; we all need it to pay bills to survive! But should money be your main focus? Should it become your motive to succeed in this life? Should it become more important than your purpose?

Let’s look at it from this perspective:

Multiple streams of income? Do you welcome this concept? Not sure why I awoke with this on my mind; but as a Single Mom I wish I knew more about this years ago. (The life of a single mom can be hard at times; and money can be scarce at times)

Having multiple streams of income would’ve definitely helped with the bills and just the financial aspect that comes with raising kids!

When you have only one income coming in; you have to stretch it and many times have to make sacrifices to make it work!

Could this be an example of living abundantly? Or being a lender and not a borrower? Or even using the gifts that have been implanted in us to prosper? (From the Bible standpoint what are your thoughts?)

Just remember this; all money isn’t good money! The enemy knows that money is an requirement to live and he will throw all kinds of get rich quick schemes your way! Be on guard and know when it benefits his motives or God’s…..There is a difference..

When we take a look at the Bible we know it talks about “living abundantly” “prospering” “paying your tithes” “being a lender and not a borrower” but does it tell us how to maintain, build wealth, etc.

I believe it does when it speaks on our gifts/talents! We are all supplied gifts and talents but it’s all in how you use them! Are you using them to build up or break down? Are you using them to scheme or mislead? Are you using them to advance your negative lifestyle or motives? Are you using them to change someone’s life?

There are endless opportunities in this world to do some good and live an amazing life according to the Bible!

Things to consider when it comes to money:

1. Money shouldn’t be the main focus!

2. Your Purpose shouldn’t be based off of money!

3. If you have to lie, scheme, kill, sell your soul or your body! Run and don’t look back; it’s definitely not worth it!

4. Every opportunity to gain or build wealth or just survive isn’t a Kingdom opportunity; check the fruit, motives and end game!

5. If it changes your character and outlook on life; then look within and decide if something in you needs to change!

©2017 Copyrighted Material Tamara McCarthy Enterprises (Kingdom Gals Series)

#SpiritualSundays Let Me Show You The Ways: Guest Blogger Ms Angie Bee

How many different ways can you show love to someone?  Well, during the holiday season we show love by giving lavish gifts, or inviting others over for a fabulous meal.  There are others that give money or make travel plans, and others simply enjoy time off “work”.

I get excited when I hear that people go through transitions during holiday seasons.  Babies are born, folks get engaged or married and others leave us to go live in heaven.  My mom moved to heaven on the Monday after Thanksgiving in 1999 and I love her for that…

Now, let us talk about hospitality during the holiday season.  Now THAT can be a challenge for some families!  Not only do you have to cook for the multitudes, but in some cases you need to clean up and decorate your guest room to accommodate out of town guests.  Money needs to be spent, arrangements need to be made and grumbling can be heard. “Why do I have to give up my room to Uncle Charlie?” “It’s too hot to sleep on the porch!”  “Your flight arrives at WHAT time?!”  The complaints can be heard far and wide!

This may be a stretch for some of you but what about those women that give up their babies to another family during the holidays?  That must be an incredible feeling… to receive a new member of your family from a “perfect stranger”?  WOW!  What an amazing gift of love!  I know that my eldest daughter was born a week before Thanksgiving in 1990 and MAN we had a lot to be grateful for that year!  WOW!

I love God, and I really mean what I say.  He gave us an entire book of love and called it The Bible.  It’s filled with instructions for our lives to make our time on Earth easier to bear.  God’s book is filled with true love stories – like the story that tells us that he sent His ONLY son to be born, to live and to die for US!  I wouldn’t give ANY of my children to ANYONE else for ANY REASON!  I mean, I appreciate my fellow man but YOU CAN’T HAVE MY CHILDREN!  Hmmph   God loved us more than I can imagine, and He sent His only son for us.  That’s love.

God also taught us how to show love to others!  His word teaches us in

1 Peter 4:9-10 ESV  – Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:

Hebrews 13:2 ESV – Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

1 Corinthians 13:8 ESV – Love never ends…

Love and Hospitality go hand-in-hand during the holidays.  Don’t forget that friend or neighbor that showed you love in the past?  They could have been an Angel!  Now, go be an Angel to someone else this holiday season and show them your hospitality.  Be grateful for your life, your health, your family and for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that was born, lived, died and was resurrected JUST FOR YOU!

@2017 Copyrighted Material Evangelist Angie Bee used with permission for Tamara McCarthy Enterprises (Spiritual Sundays series)

 

Evangelist Angie BEE

Author, Producer, Promoter and Servant of the Lord

Call us today at 407-914-6519

www.DaQueenBee.com

Audio Book Production Specialists

“Bringing Your Words To Their Ears”

2012 Female Radio Show Host of the Year 

Recognized by the global One Accord DJ Alliance

2014 Ordained as an Evangelist by

Fellowship Church of Praise of Volusia County 

2015 recipient of the Outstanding Ministry Leader Award

for our Moms-n-Ministry Workshop

Presented by the Professional Women of Excellence, Inc.

 

2016 recipient of the prestigious “Palm Tree (Endurance) Award”

Presented by Mary & Martha Ministries, Orlando

 

April 2017 recognized as an Amazon #1 Best selling author by

Melanie Bonita Enterprises for contributing to the book

Daily Dose of Direction for Women In Business

 

Author, Media Producer, Promoter & Motivational Speaker

View our past events, commercials, VIDEO NEWS segments

and TV show episodes at

www.YouTube.com/AngieBEEpresents 

 

Purchase your Kindle copies of my books:

“Last Week… I Wanted To Die”

Evolution of Da Queen Bee” and 

“In The Beginning there was God, Me & You”

 

Visit us online today at

www.Facebook.com/DaQueenBeeEvangelistAngieBEE

Twitter.com/AngieBEEtour 

Learn about The TOUR online at

www.Facebook.com/TheTOURthatAngieBEEpresents

 

 

Then I heard the Lord asking, 

“Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? 

Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8

 

BEE Blessed!

 

When Being Obedient Saves Your Life: Spiritual Sundays

 

 

Just a couple months ago I met some people that were amazed that I was an author that has written several books. They couldn’t believe it because I am an introvert and don’t talk much when in groups or big crowds. My response to them was being that I am an introvert I still have to be obedient! If God tells us to do something we are to follow his commands!

(There is a difference): Some people want to know how do you know the difference good=God, bad=the enemy (voice-commands) Me finding my voice meant I was going to be able to help others! (That is good!) Me keeping quiet meant that the people that my books are meant for would continue to be lost! (That is bad!)

How many times have we disobeyed our parents? How many times will we disobey God and his instructions for our life? As children if our parents don’t direct us to the bible; then we don’t know what it says correct? But what about when you have parents, grandparents and other adults that tell you what the bible says and we still go astray?

1.God has provided commandments for us to follow. (Bible)

2.God has laid the foundation on how we are to live. (Bible)

3.God has given us the road-map to how we are to proceed. (Bible)

4.God has sent his only begotten son to save us from our sins; does that mean we continue to sin? We aren’t perfect but we have to strive to do better and act accordingly (Bible)

5.When you don’t obey God and your parents; then who do you make happy?

The enemy, you give him power and you give him access to your life through your disobedience! The word tells you that the enemy only comes to steal, kill and destroy! So, now that you know that is his end game why keep giving him access? Why keep playing his game? How can you obey what and who is designed to hurt and harm you but you won’t obey the very one that came to give you life, abundance, favor, a sound mind, deliverance, shelter, living water, etc?  God has placed your earthly parents over you; why can’t you obey them?

Many of us want the blessings and favor but don’t want to be obedient! We will jump up and down when we get cars, clothes and money but how many of you know that the devil rewards too! Could that be why so many don’t see the reason to come into the light? Because they can still get all their worldly wants and continue to live as they have?

  1. Does the enemy give eternal life? John 3:16
  2. Can he turn water into wine? John 2:1-11
  3. Can he refill your jars when you know they were empty? 2 Kings 4:1-7
  4. Can he feed thousands with just 5 loaves and 2 fish? Matt 14:17

I want to share a story with you that goes back a several years. I had been getting sick and I was constantly in and out the hospital; one day I had to be rushed to the hospital from work. Every time I went the doctors would tell me that they ran all the tests we could and we can’t find anything wrong; it’s probably just stress, go home and just rest.

My job told me to take a couple days off and when I went back to work, people were talking about how I didn’t look like myself! I didn’t feel like myself and I was tired of feeling that way! I knew something was wrong so I decided to pray and cry out to God one night. In my crying and praying it was revealed exactly what was wrong and the testing that was required hadn’t been checked because it’s not a routine test that is normally ran.

Now if the people in the hospital would’ve check my medical history they would’ve seen what the issue was and how to fix it. A few years before that my doctor took me off of medicine that she said I only needed while I was pregnant but that turned out to cause more harm than good.

So, I went back that morning after hearing from God and I allowed them to run the tests again told them what tests they had to run and the attending physician came back and said you’re fine we going to discharge you and I looked him in the face and said I’m sorry but I’m not leaving, I’m not fine, and I want to see the tests that you ran.

I was admitted into the hospital sent upstairs where another physician took over my case and ran the required tests and guess what; when he got the results back he came to my room and said “Ms. McCarthy if you would’ve went home you would’ve been dead in a matter of days!”

Do you see why we must obey God! What if I had listened to that doctor and went home? I wouldn’t be here today! Lord I just thank you!!! Let me tell you again the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy! Who will you believe? Who will you trust? Who will you follow? Who will you obey?

disobey– ignore, disregard, violate, infringe (disregard others)

disobedient– rebellious, defiant, unruly, wayward, uncooperative, naughty (not obedient)

One thing that I absolutely love about God; is that he doesn’t force himself on you! He offers you a choice unlike the enemy!

Are you ready to obey God today?

 

Ephesians 6:1

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right”,

Colossians 3:20

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord”,

Proverbs 22:6 

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”

 

2017 Copyrighted Tamara McCarthy Enterprises

Bible references: http://www.biblegateway.com

 

 

Spiritual Warfare: Spiritual Sundays

What Is Spiritual Warfare?

Spiritual warfare is an epic battle between good and evil which began when Satan was cast out of heaven” Dr. Tony Evans

 Spiritual Warfare Is Real, Difficult, and Dangerous” Jason Jackson

Spiritual warfare exists in the unseen, supernatural dimension, where God is all-powerful and Satan is in revolt”. (www.allaboutfollowingjesus.org)

How Do You Prepare?

Research! Research! Research! Many of us don’t like doing our own research! To learn and be effective this is highly recommended; don’t just take the word of others at face value when the lives of the ones you love and your life is at stake!

Read your Bible, locate the scriptures that reference spiritual warfare (many bibles have a section on topics and if all else fails; go to Google and look for reputable websites), get your prayer warriors and intercessors ready and pray (these should be people that you really trust and have been in your life and care about the outcome). Spiritual warfare isn’t something you play around with; it’s not going to go away on its own!

When you decided to change your life for the better; you took on your number one enemy in a whole different form! The enemy has always been but when you were on his team; he didn’t mess with you in these ways. You were living and doing as you pleased and that’s what he likes; as soon as you get standards, a backbone, and renewal in your mind, body, soul, spirit and heart; then it’s on and he is on the attack!

 

Scripture Reference:

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 and then watch the video below….

 

 

 

I Just Banged My Toe! 

I just banged my toe!

Written by: Evangelist Angie Bee…(includes audio version)

We’ve all done it before, traveled a corner too closely and banged that baby toe. Some of us have even found ourselves wearing Popsicle-stick-splints, wrapped carefully around that fractured big toe. I don’t think I’ve heard of anyone injuring those second, third or fourth toes… but there is probably somebody out there who has managed to do that.

What’s the FIRST thing you say as those nerve endings are flooded by the shock waves of pain? What’s the first thing that escapes your lips? Is it a curse word? An expletive that your mama told you she had BEST not hear come out of your mouths? Is it the standard “OUCH!” or “DARN” or a sympathy-inducing, blood-curdling moan!?

I just banged my toe. Well, actually, I was lifting the vacuum cleaner to re-direct it and it slipped from my hands and fell on the top of my big toe. Yes, I was wearing my slippers and normally this incident would not have bothered me too much… but let me back track a little bit.

In September 2016 I had a bunion on my left foot repaired. I praise God for the health insurance and the patient man of God that tolerated me hobbling around the house on a walker. Unfortunately I put too much weight on that foot in the first week, popped a stick and landed with an infection in that foot. By the time February 2017 rolled around I was experienced and ready to have the bunion on my right foot taken care of.

This time, I wasn’t taking any chances as I expertly rolled around the house in a wheelchair. The bible taught me in 1 Corinthians 6:9 “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.” ;and I am in a season of repairing my temple! After years of overeating, obesity and basically ignoring the body that God has blessed me to have, I have lost 200 pounds through weight loss surgery and I’m healing better that I could have ever imagined! However, my legs, back and especially my feet suffered immensely over the years that I weighed over 380 pounds and bunions on both feet were the result. It was my goal to continue the restoration of my temple by having both of my feet operated on.

Now, if any of you have ever gone through a planned surgical process, you know that there can be prescriptions, healing apparatus’s and family support in place. My last surgery was in February 2017 and now that the summer is upon us, I don’t have many second thoughts about that procedure. I’m walking pain-free and experimenting with new shoes that make my legs look GREAT! However, through all of these accomplishments, I have to admit that I have not praised God as much as I should have. You know… each of you probably called your mother recently because it was Mother’s Day, or maybe you visited her gravesite or mourned because she is no longer with you. She was remembered and celebrated in some way, but did you thank God for her? What I am trying to say is now that my surgery is over and my healing is upon me, have I reached out to God lately to say “THANK YOU FOR MY SURGERY! or even to say THANK YOU FOR MY HEALING!!! Have I done that?

That’s where the vacuum cleaner comes in to play. You see, I have learned over the years that the FIRST thing that needs to come out of my mouth when I experience pain or fear is JESUS! Even as of late, I have heard the words THANK YOU GOD!!! come out of my mouth, as I ran to get the ice pack or wiped a tear from my eye. I’m not saying that God allowed me to drop the vacuum cleaner on my foot in order to be praised… God is a jealous God, but he ain’t vain… what I am saying is that we need to praise God “in season and out”, when we are in pain and out of pain, during the good times and the bad. Don’t stub your toe and curse God because of the pain! Don’t pray to God before the surgery and not give Him a shout of praise after receiving your healing!

In celebration of Father’s Day, I want to end this piece with a word of advise I learned from my Daddy. Not long ago, I was healing from either an ailment or a surgical procedure, I don’t really remember. Well, I called my daddy in order to get some sympathy and to be babied-on a bit. My precious daddy, Mr. Al James Bennett said to me in a loving and wise voice “you ain’t as young as you used to be, so it’s gonna take you longer to heal up!” (smh – no sympathy came from him on THAT DAY! – lol) However, somewhere in my daddy’s advise I did hear from God through that message. God’s grace and mercy carried us through a lot of pain and heartache earlier in our lives and we may or may not given God the praise that we should have. Isaiah 46:4 says ” Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you”.

God loved us when we didn’t know we were being loved, so now that we KNOW better let us work to praise Him FIRST during our trials and pain.

Happy Father’s Day to my God. Thank you for the love, caring and wisdom you have bathed me in over the years and thank you for allowing me to stub my toe. Thank you for the ice pack that was in my refrigerator and thank you for allowing this message to reach other wise fathers, so they may pass along your teachings to their children. Thank you for my husband and his “fathering” methods and for his ability to hear from you as he guides us both along the path you have set for us. Thank you God for those obstacles in our lives that you allow us to bump in to that bless you Lord. Thank you​ for the bruises we have endured; that are healing. I ask these and all added blessing be bestowed upon the readers and hearers of your word through this article and I thank you God for allowing me to serve as your hands, feet and your voice.

In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray
Amen

Happy Father’s Day Everyone and

BEE Blessed.

 

Evangelist Angie BEE

Author, Producer, Promoter and Servant of the Lord

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When Parenting Takes A Wrong Turn.

 

Have you reached your limit?

If I was standing in front of you giving this message I would ask “How many of you have reached your limit?” Many of you would look around and wonder what I was referring too.

So many of us have been pushed and pushed until we have exploded and done something crazy like responding. Why you ask is it crazy to respond?

Turn the other cheek!

In the Christian world so many leaders teach as well as the Bible to turn the other cheek and if I’m not mistaken; this is when you are under attack? Am I wrong? Let’s look at the scripture and see what it says:

“You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away”. Matthew 5:38-42 (NKJV)

Now that we have read the scripture let’s dive into this scenario: you’re a single Mom or even a Single Dad and your children go to visit the other parent and their new mate and while there it is demanded that they respect the new mate. Nothing has happened, they haven’t step out of line, before they enter the house; these are the instructions! (think on that; go deep and then deeper)

Now, there is nothing wrong with this scenario if respect is given and taught across the board! In many cases, one parent can be disrespectful to the other while they are around the children and often while they aren’t! But children watch and listen like hawks and as parents it is our job to lead and guide them down the right paths and train them in the right way to act and respond; am I right? How can you make demands on one hand and let them slide on the other? Is that proper parenting? You can’t half raise or train your children because it will confuse them and may lead to problems down the line.

To prove my point let’s look again at scripture:

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”. Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) 

“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord”. Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV)

It takes a village; or so they say!

Raising children, especially brown and black children is hard enough in this day and age; without the other parent, not completely and properly doing their part! We as parents must lay the foundation for our children to stand on! We must be the example! So many children are wandering around in this world lost and confused and it starts with the parents! Boys especially look up to their fathers if he is around (even when he isn’t around) no matter how much or how less time they have with him! Use that power to do right by your children! (Absentee parents)

 

Let me give you a visual:

Mommy left daddy and decided she would put her children first and foremost and hasn’t dated in years. Daddy decided he would continue to date others and not play an active role in the children’s lives but gets them for the weekend occasionally. Throughout the years he hasn’t participated in the raising, discipline or correction of the children when it comes to them respecting and obeying their mother but on the other hand demands they obey and respect his new mate; is there something wrong with this picture?

When you read and think about this scenario go deeper! Mom is constant in their lives in many cases throughout the world, right? Dad is part-time on occasion and it is like a getaway from rules, correction, discipline, etc. Is it so hard or so far-fetched that the other parent makes sure their child is acting and responding properly on all occasions? Respect your mom/dad, obey your mom/dad, listen to your mom/dad, etc. What can happen if your child is with the mom 99% of the time and they don’t respect and obey her? What can go wrong? 

Co-parenting?

Couples break up and move on all the time! You can be mad and in your feelings but that shouldn’t ever reach the ears and eyes of your children! Respect is taught! Obedience is taught! No matter what went on within your adult relationship you still have children that will one day be adults in this crazy world! How do you prepare them the right way; if they aren’t willing to listen and take instruction? They have been shown and taught that they don’t have to respect and obey you; so how do you get them on the right track?

 

Let me also insert this for you to read and think about:

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. John 10:10 (NKJV)

 

Our children aren’t exempt from the hands of the enemy! Why would you willingly deliver them to him? When you not only allow but teach them to do wrong; you’re a part of the problem! We all have a choice between life and death; is it really that hard to make the right choice to do and be the best that we can be; no matter the situation?

 

Prayer is needed for all (parents and children) in these types of scenarios! Prayer will change the outcomes and bring relief to the parent that needs that comfort of knowing they aren’t alone! No parent should feel that they are at their wits end! It takes 2 people to have a child and it should be 2 that are raising the child; either together or apart! When another party comes into the equation understandably respect should be in place but it should never be withheld from the child’s natural parent!

Just think about it.

When you take the time, and practice this on a regular basis and it is a daily requirement across the board; then there is no need to make demands.

In the end, when it’s all said and done; who is the victim in all of this and who gets hurt the most? When the adults can’t come to an agreement to raise respectable and obedient children? Who gets the victory?

Pray it Out

Heavenly Father it is my prayer to the woman or man reading this, the mother or father that is dealing with the same situation that you stand in the gap for them! Send help their way, a listening ear, an emphatic heart and a compassionate listener; that will allow them to get it all out and respond with the loving kindness that only you can provide. We know that stress is deadly and not having others by your side in your time of need, to hear your pleas for help is known to many; but we thank you Father God, that you are always there and will always come just in the nick of time! And we love and appreciate you for that.

We need you to speak and act accordingly, on our behalf to the other party that has been going against your instructions and your commands. Father God when it comes to the raising and training of our children that you Father God have blessed us with! We will continually seek and do our best to follow your word but we need it to be so on both sides!

There can be no room for the enemy to wiggle his ugly head into this equation to cause division and strife! We come against him right now in the mighty name of your son Jesus! We deny his access into our lives and our children’s lives! There must be unity and all personal feelings need to be put aside for the continual protection for the children! In Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen.

 

Reflect on these scriptures and now that God has your back!

“The Lord will fight for you, and you will hold your peace” Exodus 14:14 (NKJV)

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you”. 2 Chronicles 20:17 (NKJV)

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If you are a single mom/woman check out these book titles:

Single Mom You Aren’t Alone: Becoming A Single Woman of Purpose. Written by Tamara D McCarthy and The Single Woman Chronicles: God, Men & You. available at http://www.amazon.com for an autographed copy contact the author.

 

What does being a Christian really mean?


Let’s start out with what it doesn’t mean:
1. You aren’t exempt from trials and tribulations! Meaning you will still go through some hard times after you are saved and walking the walk; but you have the word to get you through and to be used as your ammunition; when the attack surfaces.

2. You aren’t perfect! People on the outside looking in think that once you get saved and are vocal about it; that you got this crown on that doesn’t tarnish! There are no perfect human beings; the difference is when you give your life back and make the decision to live differently, there is a change in your walk pattern; you backtrack from all the places, people and things you were accustomed to.
3. Being a Christian means you are in training every single day of your earthly life. You will have trials, you will be tempted, you will be looked upon as different; but your responses should change! 
4. Your outlook should be brighter and the expectations should be beyond anything the natural eye can see! 
Many times when you encounter someone with crazy faith; you think they are just that, crazy! We don’t know what they have been through, what they are going through or what they have yet to face but they will greet you will the biggest smile and give you words of encouragement; motivation and inspiration because of who they strive to be like. 
Where in the bible have you seen Jesus down in the dumps? Have you seen anywhere in the bible where he didn’t encourage or empower the individuals that he encountered? The days leading up to him knowing that he would lay his life down; did you hear him speaking or thinking defeat? Did he not go through life with the best expectations? 
When you encounter people who don’t like you; how do you respond? Before you answer or even think about it; how did Jesus respond? How did he interact with them?
So many of us are thinking of our haters! That’s what we call them right? She hates me, he hates me! While this may be the true; let’s think about it and answer this question! Who are they? 

Stop giving your power away to situations; and people who don’t deserve it! 
© 2017 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises 

Singleness_Real-Love_Purpose & Truth #MyFutureHusband


Many times we as Singles will not be granted access to the season of marriage because we haven’t done what we have been told, shown or directed to do! 

We are all here for a purpose! If you spend all day running and chasing after a man or women; then how are you chasing after your purpose? 

How are you about your Father’s Business? Jesus was about his Father’s business and he had little time for anything else; especially if it was a distraction to what he had been assigned to accomplish!

What, who, and where have you been assigned to? Do you even know? Or is chasing someone more important than you finding out? What if the very person that you are chasing after is leading you away from your purpose? Just think; if this person was the one, then why are You chasing Them? Let that sink in; let it marinate and just allow that to penetrate your mind for a minute.

Married couples many times get married for the wrong reasons and then wonder why there is so much conflict and dysfunction! 

Well for starters where is God in your relationship? Did he bring you two together or was it done on a personal level? You chased him and he got tired of running or vice versa? He needed a place to stay and you had space; it turned sexual, you got pregnant and he wanted to do the “right” thing? Both of you were up in age didn’t want to be alone; so you got married? Where was God in any of this?

Ladies when you think of a potential mate; you want it to be someone you can trust! You want it to be someone who will trust you; there are some men who don’t trust themselves so in turn don’t and won’t trust you! When this happens jealousy and many times abuse may rear its ugly head; domestic violence isn’t love!

Men when you have been cheated on or been the cheater; you want to deal with that issue! You want to go through some kind of counseling to get to the root of the cause and effect so when you do decide you’re ready for full blown commitment you don’t mess it up because of any past issues. 

Everyone always suggests this for women but men come into relationships with lots of baggage as well! Men come from single parent household they may have been lacking a dad and sometimes mom isn’t around; those issues need to be dealt with.

So on the flip side; fellas you want a mate that you’re able to trust and she can trust you. Just think about if neither one of you have done your work and come into the relationship with trust issues among other things; that is disaster waiting to happen and stress all around; who wants to deal with that?

What if you’re already engaged or married and this is the issue? No trust has been there from day one; are both parties even open to working it out? 

This may seem like a crazy question; because many assume that if you’re engaged or married; then you had to trust the person. 

Nope because so many people marry for the wrong reasons! There can be no love or trust; just lust! Lust don’t last always! There can be no love, no trust and no lust; but money and lots of it! Who marries for money?

My Future Husband: Tailor-Made by God. Available now at http://www.amazon.com

© 2017 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises 

My Future Husband: It’s time to be Honest…


There are so many men and women that don’t know how to be complete as an individual; how can they be complete in a marriage? 

So many men and women have grown up in a single parent household; have they dealt with and worked on their feeling of abandonment?


Singles
: Men and Women! If you have children prepare your children as you are waiting! You have the desire to be One with someone but your family dynamics is out of order! 

Why bring someone else into your dysfunction? Your kids talk back to you? They will talk back to your spouse! Your children disrespect you? They will disrespect your spouse! Your children are acting out at school, their grades are horrible and they don’t have the desire to learn? 

Children feed off of what they see and hear! If they see you running and chasing after someone else besides them; they will respond! You are showing your child(ren) that they don’t matter! You have time for a blind date; but you don’t have time to help them with their homework? You got time to go to the club but you don’t have time to chaperone a field trip? 

The Bible says this in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it”. (NKJV) 

My point in all of this is that your child should be your top priority; not some random person who may not even make it to a 2nd date! You have to take care of home no matter what! 

Your child(ren) were there way before this person and anyone that comes into the equation will know and understand that! 

The Right person will blend in; not try to dismantle what has already been built! They will in fact build upon it and make the foundation stronger! They will be an addition and not a distraction!

Your praying for God to send your husband or wife but your house isn’t in order!

When you decide you don’t want to be someone’s doormat, their punching bag, their part time boo thang then you’re almost ready to begin your work; but you’re missing another step in the process. What is that step and what does it require?

There are so many people out here; men and women losing themselves in others that care nothing for them! Losing their souls, their minds and all kinds of self control; for a relationship! 

They will give up everything even their kids to have a warm body next to them and/or under them. They are going about it all the wrong way;  love, real love doesn’t require you to lose anything but you gain so much more and the way to get it is through Our Heavenly Father! 

Why do it the wrong way; when the right way is so much easier?

©2017 Tamara McCarthy Enterprises 

content also appears in the book titled My Future Husband: Tailor-Made by God available at http://www.amazon.com