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The Heart of the Matter— The Styrofoam Cup Pt. 2

#TheFathersHeart_The Heart of the Matter—Listening to Psalmist Raine “Altar” Pt. 2

Singing *Fill my cup Lord. I lift it up Lord…* in my best Cece Winans voice. (I only know ONE who would appreciate this…maybe 3 lol)

I was lifting my cup to the Father. My Styrofoam cup.

Styrofoam is light. Not a lot of weight so it CAN be lifted pretty easily…that’s a plus. It keeps things fairly fresh for a little bit of time as well! Styrofoam when used in packaging  (popcorn…a different form of styrofoam) can take the shock during the transportation and shipping of fragile deliveries.

But one hit to a Styrofoam CUP and it’s done! It can’t be used again. It’s pretty resistant to tape. (Trust me, I know, taught children’s ministry for a few years 🙄🤣 “….Sister Valerie, I need another cup!” After seeing rat like teeth marks! 😂) There is no putting back together.

So here I was lifting my Styrofoam cup (my heart) easily because I was open; no barriers or protection…I just needed something.

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

Psalms 23:5 KJV

I was sitting at a table BUT this wasn’t THEE table or feast meant for me! It was for those that hurt me! It felt like they were eating! I was starving…I was thirsty! Annnnnd wasn’t no coconut oil in my hair! (I was natural then too!) My curls wasn’t poppin’! No moisture! I didn’t feel refreshed.  Annnnnnd when I examined my own Styrofoam cup, I had seen that it had taken a good beaten’ 🙁 There was no overflowing of His blessings! I was leaking! I was stuck in a cycle of broken hearts; pure emptiness! I started on a mission to…

-Change MY cup-

I remember being in my dorm room praying and crying at night to be delivered and healed from these cycles of men who I so carelessly let have my heart. And definitely by this time, my body.

I grew hard! Numb. Even so, that my goal was to hurt those who hurt me and not care ONE lick, but guess what!? Yoooooou riiiiiight! That was stupid and didn’t work at all! Like I said before, these holes and voids grew deeper and wider each year. And with each man.

I went to church, sought counsel when needed, and just kept it moving.

There was a message preached one Sunday morning…well afternoon because we were starting at noon at that time. {Nope, don’t ask me what it was exactly about} but whatever it was it moved me to the altar. I was broken and needed a change…an invasion…a more sturdy cup. More like hmmm…maybe clay!

Clay is from the earth. How ironic eh? It is more durable than styrofoam but still can be broken, yet it isn’t as resistant as styrofoam when it comes to putting it back together! (if you didn’t catch that theeeen EXIT this NOW!)

So there I was, on the altar…tears flowing! I was next to be prayed for. My First Lady (affectionately called Mama D) whispered In my ear and said “You will have to learn yourself all over again!” …I will probably remember those words forever because I Literally heard JESUS!

I never experienced what happened next in my life! That’s how I know it was real! God! My Father…Purged me of everything I held on up to that point! I was being made free. My Heart was experiencing a rest it never experienced before! I was changing cups! Material! Matter! My heart burned because of something different, not because of hate but Love! Pure love! My innocence restored! And in fact this WAS true:

“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Psalms 23:5 KJV

My cup changed to clay, it was more durable…and it did fill up with water that overflowed!

I was able to pour out and serve. God fills us up! With what you ask:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal 5:22-23

There is no law: meaning there is no limit as to how much we are filled with as well as to how much we can give because of that overflow! The only leaks we should want to experience is because of the overflow! NOT because of leaks and cracks.

Did I experience more heart breaks, yes! Was I perfect? Sure lol! A PERFECT mess! Have I been tired. YES! But what’s different now? MATERIAL…and He now has free range to do with me as He chooses because I have experienced something fresh and crave to be right in His sight. So whenever It ‘s needed:

Isaiah 64:8 And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.

I’ve been several different shapes of pots but always the same clay!

Jeremiah 18:1-3 The Message (MSG)

 1-2 God told Jeremiah, “Up on your feet! Go to the potter’s house. When you get there, I’ll tell you what I have to say.”

3-4 So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot.

And just as in the beginning when He made man, we are all still dust…still needing to be shaped! Worked out! Kneaded! He uses His hands; big and strong enough to rescue us from our mess, yet gentle enough to mold us back together.

We have to let him heal us, and put us back together. We have to examine our own heart at times before pointing out the heart of another Because in our broken heartedness we can actually cause damage.

I imagine the liquid used to make us pliable again is His oil. But His tears too. A Real daddy does  not like to see His children or loved ones in pain or near death.

John 11:35 “Jesus Wept”

Pause for a moment! Stop your day now. CLOSE YOUR EYES. Feel the breaks. The pieces of your heart that are right on the edge of meeting the ground. See the missing pieces. He has found them! His hand is near and all He’s brought with Him is fresh oil and tears for His daughter of Zion and His son of the Most High. You’re still pliable.


SIX Dogs? SIX Dogs. …and Puppies!


My days start at 2-3am. Not cause of puppies, but prayer and my thoughts. I went down to check on Pixel although I know she’s fine. This is actually the easiest part of this journey. But she was nursing and Just looking at me….with the happiest “new mom” smile. After so long they all crawled off. But there was one that stayed. Its been that way since they been here and it’s always a black one. I’ll find out if boy or girl but annnnyways….It finally got to latch. Pix scooted it close and looked at me with that same smile. I teared up a bit. Cause the puppy knew eventually it would get its turn and Pix knew it would be enough milk for it so her demeanor never changed! 😭🥹🙌🏽
It may look like everyone around you is “eating” and they are! Everyone is having a grand ol time in life! And they are! But just hold on and wait! There will be enough for you. And God knows. Cause His thoughts and plans didn’t change for you because someone else was ready for their blessing. His demeanor didn’t change.
And when it’s time to “eat”….there will be enough FRESH food for you!
My dogs just taught me the beauty in patience. Right then and there.

“Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭11‬-‭13‬ ‭MSG


Watered DOWN?! Tuh. Drink up den! Respectfully!

I had my newest single sponsored for a review. I didn’t catch it. However they said the vocals and track was good BUT that Gospel music was dated.
This was a “Christian” music platform.
I. Was. Confused y’all! 🫠🥴😂
Has Christianity become so watered down that the very GOSPEL is no longer allowed?! 😫
Usually I would be very discouraged because my personality type is that I wanna be loved and liked by everyone because that’s what I give. But THIS! This right here ain’t phase me one BIT! 😌
You’ll always get Jesus from me! But it may be in the style of so many different genres of music!



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I write what is called “Life Music”! My whole life interacting with scripture in music form! This is what David did! One of the greatest Psalmist! His life was a song. He was Very much so far from perfect but he chased God with his very Life annnnd penned about it!
So if the Gospel is “outdated” then I can’t worry bout it! 🫥
Last time I checked we were called to preach the good news! My style just may carry an 808! 😜


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🔌Empty or Full🔌

Sometimes the things we lack and yearn for, keeps us closer to the Father. We’re put in a place where we seek and desperately desire Him above all! I use to think it was so terrible to always be in catch-22 kinda position til I realized that if I never had these God sized voids I’d be prideful and STRAIGHT out of control! ….and we all know if you spin around acting crazy too long you will become dizzy and stumble!
You can be humiliated or full of humility! It’s crazy they both start off the same in spelling! 😉

“Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭138:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“First pride, then the crash— the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. It’s better to live humbly among the poor than to live it up among the rich and famous.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:18-19‬ ‭MSG‬‬

🧖🏽‍♀️ Self Care isn’t Selfish!

Good morning ladies! How did you take care of yourself this weekend!? Let us know in the comments.
Prioritizing Self-care allows you to care for others! Idc WHAT anyone says! It’s not selfish but it’s allowing God to fill your tank so He can use you to empower, fill, and care for others! Now don’t start feeling yourself that you act crazy, nah! You’ll trip and fall real quick! 😂🤣 But choose to be FULL of hope, peace, and joy that you SHINE and reflect Him!
🗣Keep the gorgeous ladies humble Lord! 🤣🤣😍😍
My humility can be found in taking pictures and all of a sudden one of my eyes get little! 😒🙄😂🤣😂
It’s not too late to get a little self care pick me up!
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“Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭TPT‬‬


TIME: a limited period or interval, as between two successive events:
a long time.
I was reminded today!! Use your time wisely #SpeakTruthGirl Things do come up, of course! You adjust and keep it moving! But for about a year and a half I’ve been consistent with keeping a calendar. Annnnnd it helps!! Now honestly I don’t always stick to it 😂🤣 but pressing task, ideas, and deadlines I try to be on it!!! There is a time for 🗣 EVERYTHANNNNNG!!! And it’s real life limited! Use wisdom and align accordingly! My prayer daily is just that I’m on His time and not my own!!

“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.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

🌹The Rose🌹

Part 2

🌹The Rose🌹

Becoming a wife does NOT mean you’ve “arrived”! (Just in case the single eyes drifted this way! ….and that’s ok, 🤲🏽 WELCOME! ☺️😍)

It was fairly hard to write this, because just as a rose, there are so many layers/petals to our hearts and often times the inner and deeper parts of the rose petals carry bugs and fungus which isn’t always visible just by looking at it. 😌
There are also so many different kinds of Roses! And honestly can be fairly hard to grow and care for, yet when you do, they are loyal in blooming every year!

My grandfather was a master gardener; everything from cutting grass to starting seedlings! If it was outside, he could grow it. But his favorite was roses! He was a rose Connoisseur! He had rose bushes for days but there was one particular rose bush he gave more attention to…😌🌹

Walk with me…☺️

My grandfather breathed my grandmother! He loved all things Shirley A. McIntyre! So much that for years he stopped painting and doing what he loved to care for her when she fell ill with cancer twice! He nurtured and cared for her literally in sickness and in health! Right before my grandmother died paw paw planted a young rose bush. It had no buds or anything. And honestly Looked like a stick to us! 🤷🏽‍♀️
Anyways, It eventually bloomed of course and my granny slipped away in 2013….the flower of choice for her home going: yellow Roses! The rose bush he planted: yellow roses! 😍After she passed, he sorta through himself into everything he used to do before she fell sick; especially his art! He painted so many pictures in his last days!
🌹But year after year he cared for that yellow rose bush! He pruned it! Watered it intentionally! Just as he cared for his wife; he cared for this bush! That man brought roses in from that bush up until he literally passed away in 2019.
That rose bush didn’t die until he did!
(Wheeew! Fellas if you’re reading, I hope 🤞🏽 you caught that! Legacy lives if you choose to live!)

🗣Listen wives! We have to be verbal and articulate our needs. It’s okay to do that! We actually just may have to stop what we’re doing sometimes and remember ourselves! The Proverb 31 woman is a different kinda species! Lol! She is legit super woman! She is YOU! And because you are HER, you are a treasure! And treasures have high value and cared for.

Ask yourself this Valentine’s Day “What do I need?” And be honest! And don’t be afraid to ask the one that’s called to nurture you on this earth. You may just need to be held, an intentional date night, good conversation! Intimacy! You may need to get away from the kids! You jusssst may need 🍆💦! Whatever you need, ASK! 🤷🏽‍♀️
I know in my early years of marriage (which I’m still there 😂🤣) I would expect my husband to just know! “Why don’t you know what I need!? I’m right here! Look at me!” But the truth of the matter is; he isn’t God. He knows me for SURE! And sometimes I don’t have to tell him! 😍 But it’s ok that There are times that I do! It really is ladies! That doesn’t mean he’s ignoring you! It means you have to communicate!
…and find out that he may need something too! 👀🤣😂

You are a rare beauty! And unlike the bloom, we CAN see everything you are….for the most part! But those inner petals that hold the deepest parts of you are hidden and only the gardener (your husband Bae) can have access to those intimate places and spaces, but you HAVE to be open just as roses! He in the ONLY one who is called to cultivate and care for your garden of roses!🌹

Prov 31:10-31
Prov 18:22

🌹Tag a wife that needs a reminder to communicate the hard things!

🌹The Bloom🌹

Part 1

🌹The Bloom🌹

Single ladies! As Valentine’s Day approaches so many emotions begin to settle in and take root! Feelings and emotions you know for FACT God has healed you from! (Loneliness, rejection, lust, manipulation to name a few!) But because of the holiday they begin to rise and take root and flourish again like ugly weeds! ⏸ But Hol’up tho!
It was pressed on my heart to remind you that You’re a ROSE BELOVED! And I need you to remember that you’re still in a BLOOMING season!


state of having the buds opened:

a flourishing, healthy condition; the time or period of greatest beauty, artistry, etc.:

a glow or flush on the cheek indicative of youth and health

In this moment I want you to hold on to your purity; in every sense of that word annnnnnnd I know you’ve heard that word all your single season 🙄 and it’s most likely connected to sex and that’s true; verrrrrry true…..PERIODT! But I also want you to connect it to your heart, spirit, and emotions as well! We talk about physical soul ties but emotional soul ties are JUST as toxic as the weeds that try to choke out the beautiful blooming flowers and roses in the garden; YOU!

Pick the weeds that try to choke out your garden boo; The ones keeping you from blooming! That’s keeps you from a healthy contentment while holding on to the hope (but content) of being a full rose (wife)!! Embrace this time Where God has you budding and in the SONSHINE directly on YOU! (You’re sooo spoiled! Baby Girl! 🥰) It’s giving you a glow that compares to no type of highlight and gives all the healthy nutrients (His Word)! You are legit in a time and period of your greatest beauty, and artistry! Because your vibrant mix of colors are still unknown! 😍 You’re in A time where your only concern should be how can you reflect Him with this gorgeous glow!
Enjoy this process!

🌹Tag a single (single: not married; even in dating) lady that needs a reminder of her dopeness!

💋Pretty Soldiers Wear Red Lips 💋

💋Pretty Soldiers Wear Red Lips 💋

Pretty Soldiers with a fight or whateva! 🙋🏽‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️

Divorce meaning to cut off or separate! Disengage!

We are entering a season of “no days off!” You can rest…but rest with your weapon! 📖

I caught a visual of a soldier in the trenches resting, yet still armed and ready! And that’s how we must be ladies because the enemy is out for keeps!

You were born with a God mandate, a Purpose that only you can do! Don’t get distracted! Stay armed and ready…
Yes, with an arched brow!💁🏽‍♀️ That Highlight extra glowy! Bold lip! 💋 But most important have the Word of God and Truth that flows from your heart! ❤️ That’s the true definition of locked and loaded! 🔫💣🧨🛡⚔️


Highlight: the FINISHING Touch

I remember a time I didn’t wear a highlight, it was just too much and I didn’t really know how to put it on! As my skills got better (matured) I noticed that my makeup looks were missing something! My skill sets improved annnnd adding a highlight NOW just COMPLETED My #BEATFACE Well, it’s now the last thing I put on…it brings the look all together! It. Completes. It! Allow God to finish what He started, I promise it’ll be the DOPEST highlight you’ll ever ROCK!




“I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!”

Philippians 1:6 TPT




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