Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thought for the day...

Marriage is not about finding the right person, it's about being the right person. You can NOT be the right person if your heart is filled with anger, hurt, bitterness and resentment, there is no room for love. You can not be taught how to love, you have to experience it. The first step is to acknowledge that your heart is hurt. These hurts will leave a fossil like impression that can't be removed without the help of CHRIST. Making it impossible for someone to occupy a place in your heart. Turning "I do's" into "I don't". Then we start to blame the other person. "I thought he/she was the one", "she/he is not what I thought he/she would be." When all along, our hearts couldn't conceive it or receive it. God holds marriages to a high regard and HE wants them to work. ANY marriage can work because of HIS covenant. You don't have to be the "right one" you have to be the "correct one", and God will make that happen IF you want HIM to. So at the end of the day, don't go searching for Mr./Mrs. Right, be Mr./Mrs. Right and you will be drawn to a like spirit/characteristic which in turn will have you to become "the right one".

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saddened :-(

CHICAGO has lost a great fire fighter in this mornings tragic event. A friend of my husbands, Corey Ankum. Keep his family and the other fallen heroes and their fam in your thoughts and prayers. :-(

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Changing lives..1 pound at a time!!

We all have something about our bodies that need tweaking, and if you don't, your health needs it. I, along with my friends, family and teammates have found something GREAT!!! The 90 day body by Vi Challenge!! I've never been the one who needed to lose weight, except right after my kids. I was always interested in gaining a pound or two! After being diagnosed with MS, my health became a HUGE factor! After gaining 5lbs, and helping my ENTIRE immediate family, a LOT of my distant family, friends, teammates and strangers to transform their bodies, it became a no brainer to get into the business as a challenge promoter!! Take a look at the before and after pics of my friends, family and teammates who participated in the 90 day body transformation challenge!!

Even the President is down for Visalus!!!!!!!

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Justin's Born Day!

My babies (Morgan 2, Justin the birthday boy 6, and Tyler 11)

Justin is by far a comedian!! Over the years he has said some things that have stuck with me, I had to share them before I start to forget! I hope you enjoyed his lil comments as I ALWAYS do! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!!!! MOMMY LOVES YOU!!!!

1, "Oh snap grandma!!! We can't get up!" - Justin age 3, he and his grandma were on an air mattress.
2, "Hey mommy, here's the thing for your muscles. Yours are sooo much bigger than daddies". - Justin age 3, bringing me my bra!! smh
3, "I'm going to be quiet now, I'm talking away all my fresh breath". - Justin age 5, after brushing his teeth.
4, "Mommy is it today or tomorrow?" - Justin age 5, after hearing me tell him, "you can play the wii tomorrow". smh...again. lol
5, "Mommy you are out of your twenties?? I thought when you get out of your twenties you die!" - Justin age 5, 2 weeks ago!
6, I asked Justin on the first day of school if he made any friends. And his comment to me, which is my favorite is.........." It's too early, I haven't decided on who I'm going to pick yet".

That comment made me realize that way tooo often we let our friends chose us, when we are supposed to chose them! From the mouth of a babe! Love you Justin!

Monday, December 13, 2010

One Nation Under GOD!

A Pastor with GUTS!

Thought you might enjoy this interesting
prayer given in Kansas at
the opening session of their Senate. It seems
prayer still upsets some
people.. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open
the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usualgeneralities, but this is

what they heard:

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask
your forgiveness and to seek your direction and
guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those
who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we
have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed
our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it
the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it

We have killed our unborn and called it

We have shot abortionists and called it

We have neglected to discipline our
children and called it building self esteem....

We have abused power and called it

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions
and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and
pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values
of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts
today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

The response was immediate. A number of
legislators walked out during the prayer in
protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian
Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than
5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls
responding negatively. The church is now receiving
international requests for copies of this prayer
from India , Africa and Korea .

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on
his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,'and
received a larger response to this program than any
other he has ever aired.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep
over our nation and wholeheartedly become our
desire so that we again can be called 'one nation
under God.'

Friday, November 12, 2010


We all know that God placed a measure of faith in each of us. We also know that Faith is the substance of all things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. How many know that faith comes by hearing? How many know that faith without works is dead? How many know that we must meet God halfway in order to receive all that He has for us. While God will not do it all, He also doesn't expect us to. We can't go to him in prayer for everything and do nothing ourselves. He wants to see your level of commitment, your heart, and your love for him. We use faith in all aspects of our lives.

While we know we are to sow seeds, we can also ask God to bless us with a seed to sow. You can have faith to sow the amount of your heart or the amount God calls you to give. Some don't realize that sowing a seed is not for God. He already owns your house, car and accounts. He has the kingdom that never goes broke, that never withers. God calls us to sow seeds to bring out our inner potential or deliverance. It is only to get you to the next place in your life and in Him. He tests our level of obedience by putting on our heats what He wants us to do or to give. Sometimes we are confused of whom the speaker is. We say, "God won't tell me to sow my last 300 dollars". But how many know that satan will not have you giving to God's Kingdom. We also have reservations because we have never been called to do such a task. Many don't realize you are being called to do something you've never done before so that God can take you where you've never been before. Our minds can't conceive what our hearts are trying to achieve. Our natural minds cant fathom it. A lot of us feel that now is not the time. Bills are too high and too much is going on in our lives. Well, that is the best time to do so.

Faith without works will be void. Do your part. Not because you want something in return, but because it's the least you can do considering the blood he shed for you. Don't have a seed to sow? Your faith will make it happen. Give God 10% of your time, of your day, of your hours.

Sow your seed for a renewal of Faith, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and I promise you, God will give it back 10 fold!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Def and living with Tourette

Meet Shawn Jackson. I met him on a social networking site and we became fast friends. My hubby and I even had the pleasure to have him accompany us to a business meeting, in which he kindly gave us a copy of his magazine J'Adore!! He is an inspiring, down to earth, humble young man that has learned to play the hand life has dealt him. Even if that hand was a "fold". Check out his magazine and a poem he wrote about being def and having tourette!


Several parts of me Alone. Many of you know I have Tourette and I'm Deaf. But I never told anyone really how I felt. This is it.

I scream, I hiss, I flail, I miss

I hurt, I maim, and I feel this

A hurt, a twitch, an internal dis

A loss of control, a nuclear near miss

I can't help it, Can't stop it

Can't undo it, can't block it

I can't restrain or refrain it

Can't train my body to contain it

Its built up, can't shut up,

like a faucet that's dripped up

Movements and vocals stay popped up

And through it all, I stand up

Can't stop me, can't contain me

I won't allow it to define me

It doesn't explain the real me

I'm quite sane, here is no insanity

You see the Tourette and think it's me

But is that all there is of me that you see?

Is my yelling indicative of my capacity?

Or is that all you can judge as my quality?

Silence, stillness, yet a static noise

The quiet, the irritation, yet a fake poise

Bearing derision, isolation, yet still making noise

Aloneness, tears welling, yet joking w/ the boys

The hunger for hearing, for understanding, and learning

Yet none stepped forward to hear my yearning

None wanted to learn a new way of communicating

with me, and so I was left wanting and hurting

Alone, quite bare and cold, left needing an ear, a hand

another soul who could understand, with hands,

my words. And the last sounds i heard was in some distant stands

on TV in a crowd gone wild. And here, I thought, alone I stand

Depression took me hard like a terrible earthquake

And to it, there is nothing I can quite equate

to the sadness that enveloped me whole, made my soul deflate

Nothing prepared me for a world of Deafness, a totally new state

I had to move away to find my world, a new world of silent words

it was "Fire" and "water" said with hands, pictures became words

It was first place in my mind, no where near a distant third

Being able to talk without uttering a single word

Months became years, and years piled on and on

yet my wanting, while on hold, had finally won

The road to finally getting my CI was one that was hardspun

on an axis delicately balanced, as if I carried a ton

And now that I can hear, it's not totally a clean sheet

Still with the triumphs and hardships settling beneath

I still struggle, day and out, without using a cheatsheet

Reading lips, saying "pardon?" and "Repeat please?"

My life is my own, and its not been easy

Still not, but life isn't for the queasy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Ok this disturbs me!! Not only the kids but why did the photographer even take this pic!! Why did he let it get out! Many would whoop their behinds, but that is not the only key. This isn't just learned behavior from seeing a rated R flick, this is a performed behavior. When teens are over sexed at 15, something happened at 12!! Don't get me wrong, I blame the media too, but we know this did not come from it alone. Parents, close your door, check out your new boyfriend that is taking your 4yr lil girl to the restroom!! Be more observant. We know children will experiment. They are exploring their bodies, things are happening to it that they don't understand. Talk to them before their friends and t.v does. I have an 8yr old and this pic makes me wonder should I have talked to him at 5?? Parents this is not acceptable! Stop letting the tv raise your kids! Promote school, career, marriage then kids! Give them love, because if you don't they will get it from someone else! Tell them sex is for married couples. Tell them. I promise they are listening. Example, my son could not understand how me and my brother have different fathers but my mom only married one! For a while he actually thought kids only came from married people. Great way to think but its not true. I had to destroy that utopia with the truth...every parents nightmare!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Ok friends and fam! I am doing a 90 day body challenge. Many of you are saying, "Tia, you do not need to lose any weight..maybe gain a few". lol. Thats exactly what I MIGHT do..gain maybe 7-10 vanity lbs. but more so..GET IN SHAPE! I need all the support I can get! Who's with me??

PS..Be on the look out for my before pic. If I have the guts to show my problem area. lol

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Monday, October 11, 2010

One of my VEGAS timeshares!! Wanna Go?

I stayed at the GrandView Resorts in Vegas. If you are ready to get away and see the sites to Vegas or anywhere in the world for a great price...let me know!!! Check out where I stayed for my first visit to Vegas.

Me out on the town after the wedding!
My one bedroom timeshare in Vegas. You can stay here if you'd like. If not, I have other options for you!

Under the water falls on the resort.
One of the pools.
View of the resort from the bedroom.

VEGAS WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I've been gone for a while, but I just left Vegas!! I had a blast!! Celebrating the new nuptials of a good friend of mine of 10yrs!! I have soooo many pics to post...I wont do much talking. lol. Enjoy!!!!

The bride tasting the yummy red velvet cupcake! As you see sequence was our theme. It's hard
to make sequence look tasteful but we pulled it off well...don't ya think?!?!

Me at the bachlorette party!

At the restaurant we cook our meat on a hot rock.

The ladies and I in the limo!

Toya and the bride getting down at Haze night club in Vegas!

Getting ready for the big day!!!

Checking all last minute details for the reception in the suite.

It's show time!!!

Hubby and I at the reception.

The view from her suite.

The perfect cake for a princess!!