Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A change in address resulted in further change in me...

Today I woke up to a gorgeous North Carolina blue sky! I've done it before but only when vacationing here. Now I live here so the experience is somewhat different. I don't know what it is about NC that brings me great peace. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation away from the craziness of the world. I've longed to live here for about ten years and now I am. I have been thanking God for answering my silent prayers.

It was never the right time to relocate here. It was always off in the distance as I went on with everyday living in NY, NJ and PA. It seemed as if it would be one of those things I'd never get to experience. Now that it's here I can hardly breathe.

Life is a journey and although we lay out detailed plans sometimes we miss the mark. I don't know what's in store for us here but it's definitely going to be a hit!! I stepped off the plane in North Carolina ten years ago knowing life would lead me back here for good. The journey wasn't easy but I'm finally here establishing memories on the first pages of my new chapter of life.

Today I step out under the North Carolina sky a better person and appreciate the move more than I would have ten years ago. Realizing now that although I wanted to be here years ago,  I was right where God needed me to be living in PA and working in NJ. I needed to learn some of the greatest lessons that I learned in NJ to become the person I've embraced. I was preparing for this new chapter. Now I see that clearly.

I'm a stronger person poised to embrace all that this state has to offer. My confidence is reflected in my stride. This is the place where I'll flourish and achieve the goals I've set for myself. Each day I'll strive to be better, to do better, to love harder, and be kinder. Each day I live will be an extension of my gratefulness. My spirit will be full of the wisdom I acquired along the previous chapters of my life.

I want to be a light in the life of others. I want to shine daily in all that I do. The ones who worked diligently to dim my lights in the past only brightened what they tried to destroy. I don't hate them for their efforts because they made me better!! They tried to break me but with fervent prayer and faith, I survived and grew. I now know this change of address will create further change in me. I'm still breathless and grateful beyond words.

North Carolina help me shine...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

God is moving in my life!!

So many things have been going on in my life. I apologize for not keeping in touch. I've had a crazy work schedule which has now ended. I resigned in an effort to relocate to North Carolina in a few weeks. I am beyond excited about this leap of faith. People expressed anxiety for me and the changes I've made. There's no need for concern. Everything I've always done has been initiated with a leap of faith. I have no worries because I know that this is where the next chapter of my life is supposed to occur. God opened the door and I walked through. Now I'm poised for the new direction of my journey.

Minister Steve and I started our own record label. It's a great feeling when you accomplish goals you jotted down on paper a few months ago. Our label is Soulful Soundz Music Group, LLC. We released Minister Steve's single, "Tis so Sweet," on July 29th under our label. This single is just the beginning for us and all God has in store for us. Minister Steve is working on completing his album, "Acoustically Anointed." It'll include some of his favorite traditional songs with acoustic flair. This feeling is amazing as I watch the project come to life!

Minister Steve is working with the talented Martin Dominguez Ball on this project. I can't say enough about Martin. He is an amazing guitarist, composer and great friend. He also designed the album cover which I can't stop staring at. I love it!! Every step of this project has been made with love. People who have played a part have been exceptional from the touch ups of the photos by Aja Peru Photography(www.ajaperu.com) to the mixing by engineer Michael Hemberger of the Stitz Recording Studio in Hackettstown, NJ. God placed people in my life at the right time for the right reasons and they have assisted me through this season in my life. I am beyond grateful for all of them.

I am in the process of moving but will be working to get Minister Steve the airplay he deserves. There's nothing wrong with good Gospel music. His ministry needs to be shared and I'm going to do all that I can to assist him. Please buy his single, "Tis so Sweet..." Praise guaranteed.

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