Sunday, October 30, 2011
Pink with a Purpose!: What Shall Take Your Praise Away?: As strong as I appear, and as faithful as I am determined to be, I am still human. The human side of me falls apart at times, and cries alo...
Pink with a Purpose!: Lord take Cover! I'm Going In!: Okay so tomorrow will be my last day at work for some time into the new year. Monday marks the day of a second surgery as I enter into prepa...
Pink with a Purpose!: Pink with a Purpose!: Let It Rain!!: Pink with a Purpose!: Let It Rain!!
We as women go through many changes in life but the real change happens when one does not see her issue as her issue, when he does not see her concern as her concern. We are stronger as one, we are better as one, let's become one....Please enjoy......
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
If you step into the unknown God says he has the power to do the impossible! So let's define unknown. (not within the range of one's knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar)We know what the impossible defines but let's define Possible. (existing, taking place, or proving to be true) I'm not sure what your unknown to you may be. It may be knowing you can sing, but to afraid to open your mouth. It may be knowing deep down you could be a good nurse, but fear prevents you from taking that entrance exam. It may be knowing, you can for sure write & direct films but somehow you only start the script. It may be anything you desire, but somehow you're convinced that age really does matter. My unknown is not solely wrapped up in this diagnosis of breast cancer, but also the ability to be a first time author, screenplay/film writer, songwriter, etc., I've never had cancer before to be honest I was considered an absolute well adult every year. Not a tad bit of high blood pressure, glucose, or cholesterol. So now I'm introduced to something that will have to enter this body of mine that may possibly cause me to be sick. huh? But God says didn't I tell you I have the Power to do the Impossible! I have no reason to doubt him. The Doctors told me my stage of breast cancer is 1, but the grade of the tumor was 3. This basically means caught early, but aggressive tumor. I remember before the tumor was removed, I would say daily to God "I don't know how aggressive this tumor is, but God I trust that you will keep it from spreading" So after surgery the Surgeon said Nickia, the grade of your tumor is at a level that concerns me, but somehow it stayed localized. I said that to say it doesn't matter what may be ahead during this course of mine, God has already shown me what he's capable of! I serve a God that can do the same for you! So where my Fearless, Courageous, Go-Getters At? If I can step out to the unfamiliar with no experience, or clear understanding then you can certainly step out and know that your possibility can exist, can take place, and prove to be true. What you waiting for? Just take the step...
Friday, October 21, 2011
This season I am in, it seems to most that I am in the middle of a true storm..yes this may be true, BUT this storm I welcome with open arms! I don't need an umbrella but thanks for your kindness. I don't need a place of shelter but thanks for your concern. This storm I don't mind standing in the middle of with my arms stretched wide, and my face looking up towards the heavens..I'm not worried about my outfit getting drenched because it can be replaced. Guess what sistas! I ain't even worried about my hair getting wet, because soon I may not have none, if I may say. Bottomline I'm okay walking through this storm day by day, and step by step. The rain you may see as tormenting, I see as uplifting! The rain you may feel is cold by the touch, hits me with such warmness with every drop..Because in every drop of rain upon my body there is a splash of hope, peace, love, joy, strength, comfort, need I go on? I think yall got it...Welcome the Rain! Don't Run from it! I can't even swim but this I don't mind drowning in...They colored me Pink but tell them don't forget but With Purpose!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
In Proverbs 18:21 it says Death and life are in the power of the tongue..
On October 22, 2011 an old high school buddy of mine by the name of Mr. James Culmer will be putting on a Benefit Show for Cancer Awareness with the Headline Theme "We Speak Life" in honor of myself as well as something very personal to him. Honestly I am in total awe of his kind, sincere efforts to express his talents, as well as those he has lined up for that afternoon.
"We Speak Life" So as long as God allows me the strength I will be there before the doors open this coming Saturday so You Too Come out and be Inspired! Encouraged! & Just enjoy Good people, Laughs and Fun.
@Journey of Faith Church 6340 Baynton St. 10/22/11 from 2pm-5pm See You There!!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
|Who is Nickia?|
We ended our session with her saying but Nickia, you are like a hero! Now because of you, your family now knows genetically what's in the family trait. Well I thought this could be true, but I'm more interested in focusing on some other traits that I have inherited.
So quite interestingly enough recently my mother shared a story with me about this young girl by the name of Eula with long black wavy hair who was stricken with pneumonia in the 1900s. We all know during those times treatment was limited. So from this illness at her young age little Eula developed the condition known as Kyphosis.(an abnormal curvature of the spine, with a resultant bulge at the upper back) Basically she lived her young years into her adult years always looking at her two feet. As Eula got a little older a young man knocked on her door, and asked her Father for her hand in marriage. Her Father said young man, you see the condition of my child, if you really love her you come back to me in a year, only then may I honor your request.
Twelve months later there was a knock on the door, the young man said, Now Sir! May I have your daughter as my wife? Eula and the young man married and went on to have 16 children losing two at birth. Imagine that! Despite her condition he loved her! Despite all the women he passed in that 365 day period he came back for her! So who was this young man and woman by the name of Eula Temple? My Great Grandmother & Great Grandpa! My Great Grandmom & Grandpop gave the word Love a whole new meaning....Genetically I took that kind of LOVE. They birthed a woman by the name of Leola Young who was a woman that could have been in a burning house with all windows & doors locked, and still would have looked you in the face and said "I Believe God!" Genetically I got her FAITH... Her sister who I knew as my Aunt Sister. Everytime I saw her, even in her 80s she wore large hoop earrings with gold bangles...Genetically I got her STYLE...Leola Young birthed Brenda Young which is my mother, one who I know will stand right back up, after being pushed down, fight against opposition and maintain steadfastness...Genetically I got her PERSEVERANCE. My Father which I later learned after his death, had a way with words that made even the most profound poet re-read & ponder...Genetically I am a WRITER. The list goes on & on too many to name for just this blog, but enough said. The DNA was checked from whatever laboratory and Genetics showed +BRCA1. BUT! The fact of the matter is I say: Love+Faith+Style+Perseverance+a Writer ='s A BELIEVER! How? I've learned to be Christ Like so the Love in me no one can take away no matter what YOU do! No matter what they say, she say, or he say nothing will deter my FAITH! Even with the possibility of losing my hair or breasts nothing will take away my STYLE! I will Fight to the end and determined to win, and I will always WRITE in this blog to let you also know that you CAN! Most will look at situations with such confusion, but God can allow you to see your situation in another perspective. There is nothing that can't be achieved with God on your side. Let him walk with you, and talk with you. I swear it will be the best conversation you will ever have! Remember don't look as me as the Girl with Breast Cancer but see me as The Girl who's A Believer!
|She's A Believer!|
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Okay so tomorrow will be my last day at work for some time into the new year. Monday marks the day of a second surgery as I enter into preparation for what's ahead. I call it the unknown because it's all a mystery to me as to what I will go through over the next few months. However, I'm not afraid! I mean I hear what the Doctor's say I am likely to experience, but at the same time I do know what I have already experienced. Call me crazy but throughout this whole ordeal since August 5th I have enjoyed absolutely everyday of this faith walk with my Lord and Savior. For every story I have heard of death, God has given me a story of life even before closing my eyes in the midnight hour, letting that be the last thing heard so I am able to rest in the comfort of his promises. For every door that has closed, God said it's okay Nickia come this way, this one is open...God has blessed me with friends that I truly adore. Friends that are obedient to his word. Move when God says move, and pray when he says pray, and I'm so thankful for that. God has surrounded me with Family that loves me, and guess what they show it! I know what's ahead is scary to the average individual, but I know with everything in me that God will Keep me. God's word is enough for me, so I'm standing on his promises, and can't wait to come out on the other side of all this. I'm convinced God has something in store for me, and the Enemy has definitely peeped into my future and is trying everything he can to keep me from getting there, but Guess what? I'm on my way!!! So Lord Take Cover!! I'm Going In!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
As strong as I appear, and as faithful as I am determined to be, I am still human. The human side of me falls apart at times, and cries aloud for the heavens to hear. And how many of you know that your cries do not fall upon deaf ears? I left my home today full of joy taking a 3mile walk, and during my walk I crossed the path of someone/something that placed upon me a heavy heart. So I left home with a smile and returned with tears flowing to no end. I began to scream out God what was the purpose of that? What was the reason behind that? God I was okay in my spirit, why did you have to allow that moment that only lasted 3seconds, last now for over an hour of sadness. It was in that moment that God said to me, What shall take your praise away? Is it something as simple as man, or woman, or that thing that can turn your praise that quickly into feeling powerless? I had no choice but to readjust my attitude towards it all, and remind myself how far God has brought me. God told me the purpose of it all was your test to see if you can now do what you failed at before. God said the reason behind it all was to see if you can be faced with which was once truth but KNOW the TRUTH. So now my tears turned back to tears of joy in knowing that God loves me that much to surround me in his presence and answer every concern. So know matter what may come up in life reminding you of some past hurt, or pain, just know in order to reach that level pass the pain, or pass the hurt, you have to first face it head on, accept the healing, and LET NOTHING take your PRAISE AWAY!! When you've reached that point of smiling anyhow, loving anyhow, and can walk away telling God it can Occur again, and I will not be affected. Why? Because I now know even if I'm REMINDED & though I REMEMBER I don't have to RESUME a negative being. Because in order for me to REPRODUCE what God had in me all along I have to RETURN to what his word says (Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the plans I have for you.... Thank you Heavenly Father for reminding me what should matter, and what shouldn't, reminding me of who I am and whose I am! So What Shall Take My Praise Away? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING:)