Planning with God…



Hello Beloved!

Happy New Year! I certainly hope this will be a beautiful year for you and your family… I am declaring 2018 to be the year of exponential growth,miracles and Divine Release!

January is a great month for new beginnings and fresh starts and so I want to begin this year with a series of devotionals around Godly planning.

I realise that so may times I have made decisions without careful planning and I have lived to regret them.I sincerely believe that the best laid plans are those inspired by Godly counsel and advice…

The writer in Proverbs 3:5 reminds us that if  we trust in God with all our hearts, He will certainly lead us in the right direction.Too often we find ourselves in situations we really do not want to be in,all because we neglected the counsel of God and relied on our own understanding…It is very important that we practise prayerful planning.

Psalm 37:5 assures us,

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Therefore,we really cannot go wrong if we trust God.He never breaks His promise,no matter what…

I know we all have the terrible habit of starting off the new year bright eyed and bushy tailed only to give up in the middle,however I sincerely want to do somethings differently this year.

We must first change if we want to see change…

I am making a conscious effort this year to include God in all the decisions I make,I certainly hope to have you on this journey as well…

After-all,what do you have to lose?

I am,

Your sister,




“2017- Year of Restoration and Renewal”




Hello Beautiful! I know you have not heard from me in awhile so I decided to leave  a little love note to close out the year…

Can you believe 2017 is actually finished?! Oh my God! I trust it was  a great year for you.It has really been one of the best years of my life! I remember emphatically declaring at the beginning how this would be my year of Restoration,Renewal and Overflow…Let me tell you,those words truly came alive!

I seriously felt the Divine Release of God! I have seen so many doors open for me,had some relationships mended,met some amazing friends… I am truly happy and I really felt like sharing my joy with you…

The reason I can smile so much is because of Jesus…Because of His transforming power…His love and Grace is so very real! I can honestly say that I had given up on life,I had given up on myself…I went through a terribly painful heartbreak in 2015 and my life has been on  a downward spiral since…But believe me when I say,I have recovered all that I lost and all my sorrow has been traded for joy!

I am beginning to understand that It is your Pain that will Propel you into your purpose!

I sincerely want to thank you all for supporting my blog! You are such an encouragement to me…I promise you next year (God’s Willing) it will be bigger and better! Pray with me as I work on my website…I am also looking forward to branching out more into the Vlogging platforms.

My prayer for you for 2018 is that you will come more and more into alignment with The Will of God for your life…May the new year bring you Love,Joy and Peace…the kind that is long lasting and fulfilling…Heaven bless you…

With all my love,

I am,

Your sister













The Dangers of Comparison-The Joys of Contentment…


Good morning Beloved,

I just wanted to share a thought with you that I have been contemplating for some time now. What do I want to accomplish in this life and why do I want it…Am I living my life or am I living someone else’s?

We live in a world where everyone seems to be in competition… a kind of ‘keeping up with the Jones’ mentality. I find that especially with the proliferation of Social Media, people are increasingly unhappy with their lives because of the culture of comparison which has become so pervasive.

Social media seems to dictate to us how to live in every area of our lives…What to eat, where to live, what kind of house to live in, how many children to have, what schools to go to, the type of clothes or  hairstyles we should wear, what kind of man/woman to marry…and the list continues…

But I have come to understand that every single person on this earth has their own course to chart, their own path to follow and their own life to lead. How can we truly maximise our fullest potentials if we are constantly trying to be like everyone else?

The writer in Ecclesiastes 9:11, reminds us that the fastest runner does not necessarily win the race, nor does the most powerful warrior win the battle. We will never truly fulfill our calling in God if we continue to compete with each other.

The reality is, someone will always be richer, smarter, stronger or more talented than we are. We will not always graduate at the top of our class and that is okay. Instead of using these factors as deterrents to our own happiness we can decide to use what we have and make the most of it. We are the creators of our own happiness.

The secret to truly enjoying life therefore, lies in our ability to find contentment regardless of external conditions. Happiness is a state of mind. We must choose to be happy if we truly want to be…

Paul in Tim 6:6-7 summed it up beautifully when he wrote,

But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

When we truly begin to be grateful for what we have rather than worry and stress about what we do not have, then we will find true contentment…then we will find true peace. I submit to you that no matter how bad you think you have it, there is always someone who has it worse than you.

If we could replace every complaint with a song of thanksgiving, oh what a glorious life we would lead! I believe this is what Solomon meant when he admonished us in Ecclesiastes 6:9 that we should not spend so much energy on what we lack that we fail to enjoy what we have.

Perhaps we are not where we want to be, but certainly we are closer to our destination today than we were yesterday. Just keep going! Growth is not always instantaneous, sometimes it occurs gradually. Consistency is key, it is better to make slow, steady progress than make no progress at allgrowth is growth, whether it is rapid or prolonged.

So my advice to you today is this, tap into God… let Him reveal your purpose. Once you have found that purpose, strive to fulfill it with every ounce of your strength. I am fully confident that you will be so engrossed in your own development that you will have no time to compare yourself with anyone else!

Social Media is amazing but do not fall into the trap of allowing it to dominate your life. Be the person that God has called you to be, your uniqueness is what makes you so genuine, why spoil that by being a carbon copy?

Think about it Beloved, who are you living for? Are you truly living your best life? Why do you want what you want? Are those truly your goals or are you just doing it “for the likes?”


With all my love,

I am, your sister



27 Years-27 Lessons…


Good morning my gorgeous sister,

Today is my birthday! I am officially 27 years old! To celebrate this blessed privilege that God has afforded me I have decided to share with you 27 life lessons that I have learnt in the 27 years I have been on this earth. I certainly hope you find pleasure and inspiration in these thoughts!

  1. First and foremost, No matter what happens in this life, understand that nothing is worth you compromising your relationship with God…Jesus first, everything comes after!
  2. Secondly, Family first! Always cherish every moment spent with your family (I break here to point out that family does not necessarily mean blood) It is important to get your priorities right! Your family must NEVER feel like they are competing with your job, ministry or anything else for your affection…No matter what, they must know that they top the list of your priorities.
  3. Thirdly, Take care of you…FIRST! You CANNOT pour from an empty cup. As women we have a tendency to give and give and give, forgetting our own wellbeing in the process! You will NOT be able to effectively care for your loved ones if you do not take care of yourself! Always make time to rest, relax refuel reflect and introspect…
  4. Love yourself! Love the skin that you are in! Understand that there is no one standard of outward beauty! Beautiful comes in a Variety of shapes and sizes. Break free from the box that society tries to force you to fit in!
  5. True Beauty CANNOT be Manufactured, Bought or Sold. Beauty is inside-out…a beautiful person is one that has a God-like heart, the kind that can only come from having a real relationship with God…
  6. Comparison steals your joy…Literally! Stop trying to be like everyone else, you do not need to compete with anyone but the person you were yesterday. Instead, strive to be a better version of yourself! Live, learn, grow! Everyone has their own course to chart, find yours and follow through with everything you have and everything you are!
  7. The best lessons in life are learnt through pain. Believe it or not, there is life after heart break…You have to decide if you want to be bitter or better. No, you will not die! Only if you decide to …Dust yourself off! Soon that terrible episode will just be a wealth of experience, just another lesson learnt and a nugget of wisdom to pass on…
  8. Learn to Forgive! Forgiveness liberates…it frees your heart to love again! Let it go, set your own self free… Yes, persons have hurt you but you have to learn to let go and move on. There is No Growth in unforgiveness!
  9. Respect and Courtesy are Never out of style! There is an old Jamaican saying “Mannaz tek yuh tru di worl,” it is very accurate. Understand that respect is due to every single person you come in contact with, whether ‘great’ or ‘small’. Understand also that respect begets respect…courtesy begets courtesy.
  10. Whatsoever you sow, that is what you will eventually reap… If you do good then good will follow you, the reverse is also true. Practise to sow love and light wherever you go.
  11. Words are powerful. Life and death is literally in the power of the tongue. It is by the Word of God that this very world was formed. Be careful of the words you speak…both over your own self and others. Practise to speak life and not death…
  12. You are the manifestation of your thoughts…Whatever you think is what you will eventually become…think right thoughts…
  13. What others think of you does not matter as much as what you think of your own self. Remember, you are who God says you are!
  14. You do not need to extinguish another person’s light in order for yours to shine. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman who strives to builds rather than break her sisters…
  15. How you carry yourself says a lot more than what comes out of your mouth…Carry yourself with dignity and pride…
  16. Life is meant to be enjoyed… every moment. Do not be so focused on the destination that you miss the journey.
  17. Stop procrastinating. Time continues…Do it now! Go to that restaurant, wear that dress, get that degree, visit that place, start that business, try that new thing…Life is short!
  18. Learn to say “I am sorry,” “I was wrong,” Some things are more important than ‘winning’ an argument…
  19. Compromise…But never your Integrity.
  20. Do not be afraid of hard work. Nothing in life that is worth having will come easy.
  21. Be good to your body. You are what you eat. Stop making your body a garbage dump…
  22. Anything that costs you your peace of mind is FAR too expensive!
  23. Be careful who you take advice from. Do not allow just anybody to speak into your spirit…Be careful
  24. Always be open to correction. Never stop learning.
  25. Right now you are creating your future. Make wise choices, no sense living life in regrets
  26. Always remember that the fact that you are breathing means there is hope. You have a purpose so long as you are alive.
  27. Life is not that complicated. Love God, Love yourself and Love others.


Written with all my love,

I am,

Your sister Kera…




National Mercy Week Begins Today



Mercy…a beautiful quality that we all should have as human beings,not just today and the duration of “Mercy Week” but certainly everyday!

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The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven, Upon the place beneath.

What Portia was saying in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is that mercy should flow naturally from the human heart. I find the word “mercy” a little difficult, but liken it to “compassion” – a quality that I wish we had more of in our hearts… and, as the Sisters of Mercy say, in our actions too.

Please see more details on Jamaica’s National Mercy Week, below…

National Mercy Week begins today, September 24.  Last year, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen made a Proclamation that each year the week in which Mercy Day, September 24 falls, will be National Mercy Week. This was in response to an appeal from the Sisters of Mercy, who noted that it is not enough to feel compassion, as it is action that will relieve the world’s…

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“…Seventy Times Seven…”


Blessings my Beloved,

I pray you and your family are safe following the devastation of Hurricane Irma.My prayers go out to our neighbours in the Caribbean and surrounding areas who were directly impacted by her rampage.

Disasters like these cause us as humans to remember our frailty. It also brings us face to face with the fact that God is ultimately in control, however there are some things that we can choose.Decisions like whether to heed hurricane warnings and flee for our lives, or refuse to listen and perish are entirely up to us.

This brings me to a topic  that has been on my heart for sometime now…Forgiveness.

You see Beloved,forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision we make to  release feelings of resentment or revenge toward someone who has hurt us, whether we think that one deserves clemency or not.

Can I be totally honest with you though sis? This is something that I struggled with  personally for several years!

I really thought that pardon should be granted based on the offender’s indication of remorse, but careful observation of the Word of God would have me know that this is between myself and God,and not necessarily the third person.This is explained in Matthew 5:23-24 (NLT),

So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God.

Not only that, but our forgiveness from God is dependent on our forgiveness of  others! In Luke 11:13,The Lord taught His disciples to pray in this regard:

Forgive us our sins,
as we also forgive everyone who sins against us.

Forgiving someone does not mean downplaying the wrong they have done us or the intensity of the hurt they have caused.In fact,for us to really forgive someone we must fully accept what that person has done before deciding to let it go.

I can tell you though Beloved,as hard as it is to really let go,it is one of the most liberating experiences!

It brings a level of  joy and peace of mind that is simple inexplicable.When you reach that point where the person no longer has a hold over you…when you realise they no longer have the power to alter your mood…when you  can take an experience that was once too horrible to put into words and make it into life’s greatest lesson….that is the power of forgiveness.

Joseph experienced this,in Genesis  50:19-21.He realised that even though what his brothers did to him was evil,everything worked out for good in the end.God is able to bring forth a good thing out of a very bad situation…that is why He is God!

Beloved,unforgiveness is not something for us to cherish.It is something that destroys us from the inside out…slowly but surely stunting our spiritual growth.

We must allow God to transform our hearts and minds so that we begin to see each other as human beings with limitations…we are all subject to mistakes…we all cause each other hurt or heartbreak at some point.

Think about it my darling,we cause God so much heartbreak and yet we still expect Him to forgive us…so what about our own brothers and sisters?

The Grace of God will have us know that we do not deserve forgiveness more than anyone else.We all sin and come short of His glory,therefore we really have no authority to refuse mercy.

It is not the offender we are destroying but our own selves.We must  begin to see people as more than just the offense they committed.

I will leave you to ponder on Romans 12:21 for a moment, the only way we can overcome evil is by responding with good.Fire cannot fight fire,that is why we use water…

My dear sis,we must make a decision.Hold on to the hurt to our own detriment or let it go for our own benefit…I choose the latter… How about you Beloved?

I am your sister,











“…Power Under Control”


When you think of humility, what comes to your mind?

If you immediately think of a wimp or a doormat who has no opinion of his or her own, then I am happy to inform you that you are sadly mistaken!

The general misconception is that a humble person must be reserved or quiet ; this is not necessarily the case. I will have you know that a reserved person can be full of pride while a humble person can be very expressive.Often when someone says something we do not like,we may not respond verbally but in our hearts we would have drawn and quartered that person many times over…

You see Beloved,being humble is not so much about how we appear on the outside;it is something that first begins in our heart,then manifests in our  general attitude and demeanor .

Meekness is not to be confused with cowardice or lack of conviction either.It is  a quality that requires much strength and courage from an individual,the kind that can only come from constant interaction with God through fervent prayer and meditation on His Word.

Jesus Christ was humility personified and He was certainly no wimp.Undoubtedly,the greatest example of humility ever witnessed by mankind  was when He willingly laid down His life for us so we might ultimately  live. Philippians 2:6-8 summed it up for us:

Who, being in very nature God,
 did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
 rather, he made himself nothing
 by taking the very nature of a servant,
 being made in human likeness.
 And being found in appearance as a man,
 he humbled himself
 by becoming obedient to death—
 even death on a cross!

In the words of John MacArthur,“Meekness is not weakness; it is power under control.”

Indeed,careful observation of scripture will reveal that meekness produces exponential benefits for the individual while pride attracts dire consequences.

In Acts 12:21,the writer gave us a very poignant reminder of this when he recounted the story of  King Herod who was eaten by worms because he refused to give due glory to God.I want you to note very carefully my darling that he did not necessarily give a verbal response to the adulation of the people but in his heart he was lifted up in pride.He chose to revel in the glory that was due only to God and as such he  met his ultimate demise.

We are reminded also in Luke 14:11 that if we glorify ourselves we will certainly be brought low but if we remain humble we will be elevated.

Beloved,I do not want to fall into King Herod’s trap at all.I have to ask God daily to help me to always have an attitude of humility. I have come to the realisation that if we really have a relationship with God then we cannot be full of pride.

You see, the closer we get to God is the more we see ourselves. We see our limitations, we see how insignificant we are in comparison to His magnificence and we also see how much we are valued and loved by Him. The realisation that He loves us so much knowing that we can offer Him NOTHING in return is what ultimately humbles us.

Therefore,anyone who has experienced the Grace of God firsthand cannot be full of pride. When we really come in contact with His  Grace it brings us to our knees before Him,at this point all trace of pride disappears.

After all Beloved,what do we have to praise our own selves for? Can we do anything at all without God? If there is even a shred of good in us,it is all due to Him!

We simply cannot deny that humility is certainly one of the hallmarks of  a true child of God…Think about it,If Jesus Himself could be humble,then what about us?

I pray this ministers to your heart…Have a blessed week my sister.

With all my love,

I am your sister




“As a Woman Thinketh…”



Greetings to you my sister,

Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of doubt, anxiety, confusion or depression? Do you sometimes have difficulty sleeping as a result of overthinking?

If you do, then you are most certainly not alone!

I recently went through an episode where I just felt so low in my spirit… primarily because I just felt like my life was not headed in the right direction. I thought to myself, “I am not in the job I want to be in, I am renting when I should be in my own home, I am not doing the things I should be doing, I am not going the places I should be going…” I spent many hours awake when I should be sleeping just so worried about my future…

I almost broke down at work one day when God sent help through the encouraging words of a Beloved sister.

You see, Beloved it is in our minds that the fiercest battles are fought! As a result, we have to be extremely careful what we allow to get in. Quite often we become depressed because we let our guards down and so we are not thinking on the right things. This is precisely why we were exhorted by the Apostle Peter,

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ… 1 Peter 1:13 KJV.

As women, it is incumbent upon us to take control of our own thoughts…Just as how we recognise the need to regulate our diet to avoid chronic life threatening diseases like Cancer, Diabetes and Hypertension, so too must we deliberately feed our minds a balanced diet of positive, spiritually uplifting food.

We must consciously avoid mental toxins and free radicals that are a direct threat to our own mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Becoming what we think is not necessarily an instant magical process…it happens gradually. The thoughts that occupy our minds daily, combined with the principles we have been taught from childhood, are what essentially shape our worldview which then determine how we deal with challenges and also how we make decisions.

Once I discovered how damaging an unhealthy mental diet could be, I stopped listening to some of the music that I listened to, I no longer watch some of the movies I watched previously, and I am now very conscious of the people I allow to speak into my spirit…

The persons that we associate ourselves with, especially those we choose to take advice from are in direct correlation to how successful we will become.

You may be thinking to yourself, how do I still have a positive mindset in a world that is so full of negativity and toxicity? Let me answer your question Beloved…daily devotion spent with God plays a crucial role in this; we must spend time meditating on The Word of God if we are to keep our minds free from junk and clutter.

Paul in Romans 12:1 wrote,

“Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

I cannot over emphasise how critical this is! The secret to living a victorious life therefore is first having a victorious mindset…

If we choose right thoughts, pure thoughts and positive thoughts then the inevitable result will be, right action, pure action and positive action.

What are you thinking about Beloved?


I am your sister,








Hello Beloved!

Welcome to my blog! It was so nice of you to stop by…

Are you looking for encouragement? Are you seeking inspiration? Do you sometimes feel alone in the struggle as you try to find your footing? Well,you have come to the right place!

We live in  a world that is so full of negativity,so much toxicity…It really breaks my heart to see the strong spirit of competition among the sisters.I firmly believe that I do not need to extinguish anyone’s light for mine to shine…in fact, if I can help a sister to shine then that will make my light shine brighter!

Too often we struggle alone because we believe we are the only one going through a particular situation…I have been there… I can tell you though that there have been times in my Christian walk where I felt like I was at my breaking point and a simple word of advice,a warm hug, or a well placed rebuke made all the difference in the world.

I hope to use this medium to share my experiences from a Christian woman’s perspective in the hope that this will strengthen,uplift, motivate and empower you….

Please feel free to leave your comments,follow and subscribe! Also share and encourage another sister…

With all my love,

Your sister,


You are Beloved!