We Can ALL Learn a Thing or Two from Stephen Curry

I must say, I am a part of Dubnation and absolutely a fan of the man Stephen Curry! His humbleness is attractive and his skill set is immaculate- how could anyone NOT like him? Curry recently suffered a knee injury during Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets, and had to sit out for the rest of the series and opening game against the Portland Raptors.  In Game 4 agianst the Raptors, Cury,without any hesistation came off the bench and scored 40 points in just under 35 minutes- talk about favor!

There has been plenty of times where Stephen Curry has exhibited who he is in faith, family, and basketball publically and most recently during his MVP speech he SHINED! Take a look at how he gracefully honored his wife Here

If that there wasn’t inspiring, I’ve listed a few things that I’ve taken away for the NBA’s MVP inside

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The Facts of Friendship: How 2 Best Friends Turned into Life Friends {Interview}

What would life be without friendship? Tuh, I don’t even want to imagine life as such. Friends make life experiences more enjoyable and relaxed. They are the relationships that help balance life and are needed to help us as humans grow. I’m lucky to have some best friends and some more mature, wiser woman in my life who define what it means to be life friends.

Dr. Adrienne Berry and Mrs. Cecka Rose Green are BFFWWF’s who I was able to meet through my best friend Avery- who happens to be her mother and Godmother.  I met both ladies at a young age and quickly saw the type of friendship that they had and wanted that for me and my girls. It was Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 8.48.05 AMreal, it was consistent, it was fun, and most importantly it was supportive and in my eyes friendships like such are needed in our community- do you feel me?

I solicited some facts of friendship from these wonderful women to inspire our female friendships! I hope that black and brown woman alike can apply some of Adrienne’s and Cecka’s  facts of friendship to their own friendships and keep them flourishing into life long relationships. 

Enjoy the interview below!

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Lady Please, Man Listen this is Spiritual Warfare

{Disclaimer: This is not at all an attack on anyone}

What this is, though, is spiritual warfare and a call to getting our spiritual lives on the right path. We are all in this together and I get it- you’re young having fun, meeting new people and living life on your own terms, but how do you feel? Are the things or people you are choosing to engage in or be around making you happy? What has your attention? All questions that I had to ask myself in order to get my spiritual priorities in check.

And let me just say, that I am not at all the “Perfect Christian” -and in spite of not having that label- I am Christian and I have always known Jesus! So I knew when I wasn’t in communion with him because my spirit became uncomfortable . Whether it was people, attention (or the lack there of) , actions, or thoughts the separation was noticeable, and Jesus is just one thing I’ll never be satisfied without, so some things had to change.

My environment for one had to change, so did my relationships, and my focus. I wasn’t interested in being in clubs to have a good time, I stopped answering phone calls and texts from people who I was just stomaching   and started focusing on my spirit and vision.

 Below I’ve listed 5 techniques I’m using to come and maintain spiritually fit.

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Hakuna Matata: A Reminder From God

When your mind gets to worrying and the tears won’t stop, yet a piece of jewelry and obedience brings you back to peace- yea that was me last week.

With every life disappointment, heartbreak, death, and daily happenings, we as humans have to find the time to deal with life’s curve balls in ways that will deepen our faith. We can’t allow our heavy hearts to lead us astray or get to worrying- a lesson I was reminded of just recently.

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5 Ways to Kickstart Your Prayer Routine

Pray!

But HOW?

 
No matter what religion you identify with, God is interested in your heart and prayer is the key to exposing that. Many times I would hear people say, “but I don’t know how to pray” and I use to find myself saying, “oh, it’s easy”, but in actuality many people don’t pray because they never had to or were never taught. We’ve all seen the grace of God due to a praying grandmother/ mother/father etc, but it comes a time in a one’s life where they must learn to know God for themselves.  God hears prayers that come from a humble heart and we saw with King Josiah in 2nd Chronicles 34:27, his obedience and connection(prayer) to God spared him from destruction (literally). We can all learn something from King Josiah and is praying habits so I would like to share 5 simple ways that everyone who is convicted to connect with God can do to kickstart their relationship. 

1. Just start: 

Praying is simply talking to God. It’s you opening your heart to him and soliciting him to intervene in your life. You can start by saying, “Father God I come to you….” and go from there. Whatever is on your heart or troubling your mind just put it all out there he is listening. If you find it hard to  just start talking-open a bible and recite the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13).

2. Be expectant:

 When we open our mouths to pray, we should do so expectantly. knowing that God is listening and God will  provide for you. Know that God is waiting for to ask and he’ll  do the rest. (John 16:24)
3. Be Authentic:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6). Pray because you want and need God’s guidance, not because others are doing it and

4. Be Consistent

I’m sure we all like consistency in our lives, especially in our relationships, so just like any other relationship in your life be consistent with God. It’s a connection that transforms from a habit to a relationship and comes with great benefits. The power of prayer is a unique feeling that once you start you’re not going to want to stop. It’s real!

5. Pray out loud

God hears both a silent prayer and a spoken prayer, but when you first start your prayer routine get use to speaking to God just how you would in conversation with your friends. Use this time to get comfortable talking to God and building the relationship, so that when you don’t have the strength to form the words he’ll still be there listening to your heart, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express” (Romans 8:26).
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