Author: Chocolate Vent

Time to Level Up!

Empowerment while single is here! It’s TIME to love yourself so fiercely that anyone who wants your heart will just be an addition to your already developed love.
When we truly, deeply and madly love ourselves, it affects the choices we make and the people we settle for. We realize we are diamonds not up for play and games.
We know our worth and refuse to take less treatment than we deserve.
We treat our bodies with utmost respect and dignity as we know it is not a public place anyone can come and go.
We become enough In ourselves and understand that the presence of a man does not validate our existence but only complements us.
We refuse to hold bitterness or grudge against anyone because we are Queens who don’t carry dead weight.
Love yourself so you can radiate the true feminine energy which will magnet your heart’s desire to you.
Much love and God bless as you Level Up! for the rest of this year and beyond! You got this and God’s got YOU!
*Originally posted on Kim on the Web.

#SaturdayStamps: Oswald Garrison Villard and Daisy Gatson Bates

Oswald Garrison Villard (1872-1949)
Villard was one of the founders of the NAACP and wrote “The Call” leading to its formation. His undated portrait comes from the records of the NAACP at the Library of Congress.

Daisy Gatson Bates (1914-1999)
Bates mentored nine black students who enrolled at all-white Central High School in Little Rock, AR, in 1957. The students used her home as an organizational hub. The 1957 photograph of Bates is from the New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper photographic collection at the Library of Congress.

Forgive Others

“And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted, (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another (readily and freely) as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32 AMP).

As followers of Christ, our character should mirror His character. We should be helpful to one another, kind and tender toward one another, understanding and loving. Most of all, we should be extending forgiveness to one another in the same way that Christ extends forgiveness toward us. In other words, forgive unconditionally. Many times, people won’t forgive until the other person says they are sorry. Or, they won’t forgive because they think somehow they are punishing the other person or giving them what they deserve. But the only person that is hurt by your unforgiveness is you. When you hold unforgiveness, you can’t be forgiven by God, and you are the one locked up in the hurt and pain. Don’t hold unforgiveness any longer! Forgiveness simply begins with a choice to obey God’s command. When you open your heart to forgiveness, you open your heart to God’s h ealing and restoration in your life. Make the choice today to forgive others—readily and freely—as God in Christ forgave you!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for shaping my character and making me more like You. I invite You to work in every area of my life. I choose to forgive just as You have forgiven me. I bless Your holy name today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.