Niv’s Notables: The Power of the Pen

I’m a true believer of the thought that the impossible is possible. Therefore I create vision boards and write notes to place in my God’s Can. I’m constantly writing and quoting my daily I AMs. All of these tools I use to put some of my dreams and positive energy in the universe.

In undergraduate I was a Resident Assistant. We were responsible for attending trainings and doing programs. During my last semester I my Hall Director conducted a training called “God’s Can”. In this training she gave us all a tuflware bowls with God’s Can written on them. She then instructed us to write our prayers, hopes and dreams on a piece of paper and place it into the bowl. After she read the scripture Habakkah 2:2 “Write down the vision and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the vision awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” I complied with her instructions but with hesitation.

Like most “graduating seniors” I was more concerned with graduating than to be consumed with things that were so trivial so I thought. A week before I was scheduled to graduate I was told that I owed the school over 20,000 dollars. Yes, that’s correct $20,000! I was also informed that it had to be paid in full in order for me to graduate. Of course after hearing this news I was devastated. I then realized that I had to explain to my mother why there will be no graduation in my future. I called my mother she was obviously upset. She then asked me what was I going do to about it because she did not have the money. I wanted to snap because I surely didn’t have it. With tears streaming down my face I remembered my God’s Can. I prayed then started writing things down on a pad and placing in in my can. The first being Graduation 2003 more specifically God I need this to happen a week from today. The following Friday my mother called saying she had a check for the amount I needed. Now y’all know I shouted across that stage.

There is power in the pen. If you were to read “The Secret” they would call this the law of attraction. They would tell you that what ever energy you put out in the universe good or bad you will get it in return. I call it the power of the pen.

Write down your vision for your life in great detail. From how you would like you family to operate. To the job or car you want to drive. It is all relevant. If you understand that every vision is God given then you know that it has to come to pass. The key is knowing that it will happen at an appointed time. Don’t rush it enjoy the journey. While you travel though it keep writing. The more you write the more you will see it manifest. The bigger the better. Challenge God with the big stuff and watch him blow your mind.

After all if you can achieve your vision without God then you might not be using his pen.

I’ll Holla

Like You

See it’s you that I admire

Your style reflects the beauty of God

It’s so hard for me to fathom

I am blinded by your greatness

That’s why I look away

I strive to be closer to you

To be more like you is my heart’s desire

I couldn’t sleep this morning because

Your style reflects the beauty of God

Niv’s Notables: “Dig Me”

Like most of America I am totally obsessed with SCANDAL. I love watching it and I love even more how they are depicting life, lust and love. It has often been said that life is purely black and white. That couldn’t be further from the truth life is full of gray. Especially, when it comes to the dealings of  love. In a recent episode Olivia told Fitz that “if you want me, EARN me”. Girl, can I say that Fitz did just that!

Now, recently I was watching Steve Harvey and he said something so profound. He said “that anything of value in this world, you must dig for them”. In order to attain some of the worlds most precious resources you have to DIG millions of miles below the earth’s surface to find them. Be it water, oil and even every woman’s favorite item diamonds. What I find interesting is that as women we love what that diamond represents, but we don’t require men to DIG for our value.

When God created Eve he had to create her by uncovering Adams ribs; he had to go digging. When he created Adam he didn’t uncover anything because he already created the heavens and the Earth. Understand this, when an Archaeologist performs a dig, months and months of research goes into that dig. They hardly ever consider what happens if they don’t discover anything because they understand that the mere opportunity to attain what they are looking for is more important.

Archaeologist will discover one or two things, either they will find what they were looking for or discover something new. When you go digging you always find something. That is what’s so profound about this digging concept. If you never require him to dig for you how will he ever discover your value or worth? The Bible confirmed  this concept by stating: he who FINDS a wife will find a good thing. You see, it is all about the dig.

So, I say to my sisters understand you’re worth the dig. Make him earn you, dig for you and most of all love the total you. After all we are considered one of most valuable resources in this world.

I’ll Holla

The Diary of a First Time Mom of Twins: Double Trouble

mother and twins

My sons are 4 months and beyond amazing.  They are talking and cooing and possess such silly personalities already! Thank the lord they are past the high maintenance stage; they only cry when they are really hungry or tired. Other than that they are all smiles and bright eyed.

They are the sweetest little people ever, I swear.  However, I truly believe that they are beginning to master the art of their twin telepathic language. For the past couple of days every time nap-time rears its ugly head head. I get one that will fall into a deep slumber rather peacefully while his counterpart needs to be cuddled and rocked for comfort. Nevertheless, it never fails once I get one of my “things” (my children) to sleep his brother is wide eye looking at me with the death stare :)! And I promise he begins to let out the loudest bellowing coo  as if to try to wake up his brother.  It is both quite frustrating and hilarious at the same time! Needless to say, nap-time consists of multiple cat naps through out the day.

Is this my lot in life? 🙂