Monday Motivation: Music For The Monday Blues…

Monday Motivation: Music For The Monday Blues…

Hey y’all!

Sorry that there was  no Style Sunday post yesterday. My entire household is battling the flu and low and behold it got me! So needless to say, my Sunday outfit consisted of black and red checkered pyjamas! Sexy! 😛

The flu is still lingering and that  just has me feeling blah! What puts me in a good mood? Music! I thought I’d put together a quick playlist of some of the songs that always manage to put a smile on my face. In particular order

  1. Summer Rain- Carl Thomas
  2. Blessings of Abraham-  Donald Lawrence and the Tri City Singers
  3. I Feel Good- Beres Hammond
  4. Candy Girl- New Edition
  5. Whoa Donkey- Byron Lee
  6. Dollar Wine- Byron Lee ( if I don’t hear this at a wedding, the whole wedding was a flop LOL just kidding…)
  7. I Call Him G.O.D- Canton Jones
  8. Murder She Wrote- Chaka Demus and Pliers
  9. One Thing- Marvin Sapp
  10. Is There Anybody Here – Deitrick Haddon
  11. Cut it Off- Dj Nicholas
  12. Danza Kuduro-  Don Omar ft Lucenzo
  13. Giving You Sunlight – The Grace Thrillers ( any Jamaican COGOP will understand :P)
  14. Hold Yuh- Gyptian
  15. Tearin’ Up My Heart-  N’SYNC
  16. Le Kwa Uku- Iyanya
  17.  We Walk By Faith/Oh how Wondrus- John P Kee
  18. Smile – Junior Kelly
  19. Runners- Lecrae
  20. Cook- Lexxus
  21.  Any song on the Dirty Money Riddim ( More Prophet, Ring mi Cellie etc…)
  22. I Came- Marvin Sapp
  23. Set Me Free- Myron Butler
  24. Ghetto People Chant- Silhouette
  25. Johnny- Yemi Alade
  26. Pump Up The Jam- Technotronic
  27. Anything Dance Mix 94-96 ( literally the soundtrack of my preteen years :p)
  28. One Dance- Drake
  29. Open Heaven ( River Wild) – Hillsong Worship  ( I may or may not be a tad obsessed with this song…. lol)
  30. Hypnotize- Biggie Smalls

And my all time favourite pick me up ( and karaoke song) is….. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston.  How can you possibly stay blue when this song comes on?? Whatever’s getting you down today, throw on one of these jams and dance it off!

Have and amazing Monday and fantastic blues free week!

xoxo

Monday Motivation: Always…

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope this Monday finds you in good health and good spirits! I am finally really on the mend! Finally getting my minor health issues under control and am able to be up and moving around like the old me!

This weekend, I spent lots of time with friends and friends who are more like family.  I attended a fantastic stag and doe, a beautiful bridal party brunch for one of my dearest friends ( you can’t beat 25 years of friendship!) and then celebrated the same friends grandmothers 90th birthday ! Busy and full weekend surrounded by some of best people God has ever created!

At the end of the weekend, I spent some time reflecting on friendship. I have amazing friends who have really been there for me during some of the darkest times of my life. But, on the contrary, I have had some “friends” who have not been there for me. “Friends” who have kicked me when I was down ( figuratively speaking) and rejoiced in my failures… I use the word “friend” in quotations because to me that’s not the definition of a friend.

Merriam- Webster dictionary has a real simple definition of the word friend. It defines a friend as:

  • a person who you like and enjoy being with

  • : a person who helps or supports someone or something

  • one attached to another by affection or esteem

This really got me thinking about a great friend that I have…. and His name is Jesus! I know, I know super cliche but it’s so true. I have 2 best friends, that would do anything for me ( and vice versa) but even so there are limitations to what our friendship can do for each other.

My friendship with Jesus, really hits the definition of friendship on the head.Do I enjoy being with Jesus? Absolutely! I find peace and solace in my quiet time with Him! Does He support me ? Of course! Jesus is my biggest cheerleader! He also isn’t afraid to check me and put me in my place when needed!

This week I wanted to share the song, “Always” by Kirk Franklin with you. An oldie but a goodie! The lyrics of the song truly epitomizes how I feel!

Check out the lyrics and the song down below and may your week be blessed!!!
xoxo

[Verse 1]
You know I’ve had some lonely days
I’ve made mistakes and had to pay
I’ve had some friends that walked away
Just like mama told me
But there’s someone whose love is real
Who cares about the way I feel
Every pain, and erase every stain
There’s peace when I call out your name
(Listen)

[Chorus 1]
Jesus, You’re my everything
The cross, You did that just for me
So whatever You take me through
I promise you
I’ll spend my always with you

[Verse 2]
No one can touch my heart like You
Or make me smile the way You do
I finally found someone who
Who really, truly loves me
And when my strength has come and gone
Your life in me it makes me strong
Your hand is where my heart belongs
You take all my pain and erased every stain

[Chorus 1]

[Chorus 2]
Jesus, my whole life has changed
Since that day I cried Your name
For every time You’ve brought me through
I promise You
I’ll spend my always with You

Did He say He’ll never leave you?
Did He promise He’ll never forsake you?
How many of you believe that in here?
Let me hear you
(Ohhhhhhhh oohhhhhh ohhh)
He won’t let you down, right?
(Ohhhhhh ohhhhh)
He’ll catch every tear
So if you know He can be your Father and He cares for you
Come on and stand on your feet and help me praise Him in here

 

Monday Motivation: Time…

Monday Motivation: Time…

Hey Everyone!

Real quick post for you today. This weekend I had the opportunity to go to a birthday celebration dinner for a friend of mine. We broke bread ( literally and figuratively 😛 ) and spent time reminiscing ( and laughing ) on past moments in our long and beautiful friendships. It really got me thinking, “Where has time gone?” It seemed that literally 2 seconds ago, we were little girls writing songs and choreographing dance numbers, and now we are these “grown ups ” with careers and families and new priorities. It has really been a beautiful 25 years of friendship and I want to make it a priority this year to get back to the basics of friendship. Yes, we are all walking different paths of life and may not get to see each other as frequently as we are used to in years past. But I want to make sure that I cherish the moments that we do have together. Not taking for granted one second of precious time we have to continue making memories! There is a beautiful song I heard on ” So You Think You Can Dance” Season 3 ( US) many years ago called “Time” by Billy Porter. The dance piece that was done to this music actually made me shed tears. It was choreographed by the phenomenal Mia Michaels. Check it out down below:

Here are the lyrics :

What is time?
Is it the autumn leaves that change?
Or the snow that floats from the sky

What is Time?
Is it the air we breathe?
Or the wings that teach
The new born bird to fly

Who can tell?
I don’t know
Will we change?
Will we grow?

What is time?
Is it eternity
In heaven
Or just a hope for peace on earth

Where’s the time
Gone in a blink of an eye
But with every blink
a birth

We live
We learn
We love
In time
We give
We yearn
We grow

In time

Time for change
Its time to care
It’s not too late
Don’t despair
Reach inside your heart

To find the joy the love
To share with all mankind
For all we know

All we have
Is time

I hope this Monday finds you making great use of the time you were gifted!

Blessings to you all!

xoxo

Mood Music: Today I’m Jamming On….

Mood Music: Today I’m Jamming On….

A few songs have been  on repeat for the last few days! So I’m jamming on them and decided to share 🙂  The first one is an oldie but a goodie! It is James Fortune and Fiya, ” Holy Is Our God”. I just love this song and no matter how many years pass by, It always finds its way back in to my rotation!

The lyrics read:

Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy is our God
Holy is the Lord of Lords

You are the Lord of Lords
You are the King of Kings
You are my everything
So I give myself to you

Worthy, Worthy, Worthy
Worthy is our God
Worthy is the Lord of Lords

Faithful, Faithful, Faithful
Faithful is our God
Faithful is the Lord of Lords

You are the Lord of Lords
You are the King of Kings
You are my everything
So I give myself to you

My worship belongs to you
My praise belongs to you

Yes, Yes
Yes, Yes Lord
This song is exactly what is in my heart right now ❤
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The next song is “Fill me up God” originally by Jesus Culture, but this week I have been listening to the Casey J rendition. ( Tasha Cobbs also does an amazing rendition) 
The lyrics are simple:
You provide the fire
I’ll provide the sacrifice
You provide the Spirit
And I will open up inside

Fill me up God
Fill me up God
Fill me up God
Fill me up

Love of God
Overflow
Permeate
All my soul

I want more
I want more
I want more
I want more

Less of me
More of you
Less of me
More of you

Pour it out
Pour it out
Pour it out

This is my testimony right now and right now as I type this the tears are flowing freely. I know I am nothing without my Creator and that’s why for everyday I am granted life, I need to make it my duty to serve and honor Him! ❤
Be Blessed!
xoxo!
** all lyrics taken from AZlyrics.com**