Confession Time: I suck at blogging

Hello peeps,

The title says it all about what this post is about. I’m extremely sorry for falling short with my lack of blog posts. I have been working more lately, but also I’m in the pre-op stages of having surgery; Gastric Bypass to be exact.

It’s a decision and a process that has been in place for almost a year. Now I’m in the very last stages of approaching the upcoming surgery date.

As I have shared at one point, I had a mini-stroke and through a lot of prayer, lifestyle changes, etc, the bypass was the best option, especially since it would put my diabetes into remission (Lord willing) and also to eliminate or put into remission my sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc). It’s been a long journey and I had to get over my pride and myself and take the steps to get myself healthy.

I needed restrictions and I know that with the gastric bypass, if you eat sweets or the wrong thing period, I’ll get sick, I will endure the dumping syndrome.

Let it be known that I am not during this as a quick fix, which is the common misconception in regards to gastric bypass, it’s a tool to help with weight loss. Some folks, like myself, need this tool to successfully lose weight and to keep it off. Changing my eating habits and exercising wasn’t doing it alone, so this tool will help get me on the path of being even more healthy and also make it possible for me to have a successful pregnancy, when the time comes of course.

I’m asking for prayer in this journey, because the journey will be forever until the Lord calls me home to be with him. I’m ready and through prayer and faith through our Lord and Savior, I know that the battle will be won.

I’ll keep everyone posted, but also I will try to post more, because I know that my ministry with this blog is not done yet, because souls still need to be saved. I just wanted to give a clear explanation in regards to my long winded AWOL. I really do suck at blogging, but I will definitely try to post more.

Until next time,

xoxo,

Jade

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Reasons why It’s Time to say Goodbye for Good to RHOA

 

So, I’ve talked about my guilty pleasure of watching the Real Housewives Franchise before. Well, Atlanta Housewives was always my fav of the entire franchise. Just like my love for Charmed ended, my love of RHOA has to end too.

I’m not the only one who has felt this way recently. Maybe my reasons are little bit more different, especially since I’ve took a break before.

1) The Lord told me it’s time to move on.

I know it’s weird for some people, but when you have a relationship with Jesus, he pretty much knows what is best for you, in every aspect of your life, that includes which TV shows and movies or your overall entertainment choices.

Example: At one point, I could watch Charmed and then after watching it for so long, I felt a conviction and every time I would watch it, the conviction got stronger and then I prayed about it and was advised to stop watching it. Another example: Lifetime had a show called “The Witches of East End” with Jenna Dewan-Tatum and I saw the first episode and loved it, but the Lord told me not to watch it again. (I guess when you’re a watcher of too many fantasy and science fiction stuff, It’s overwhelming one’s nature) So, I stopped.

2) Too much hate for one person

I’ve endured this with Real Housewives of every city with Teresa Giudice from NJ, Vicki from OC, Kim and Brandi from BH, Aviva from NY and of course, Kenya from ATL. Sometimes you have to look at the entire picture and realize that hating someone gives off too much of negative energy and it’s also giving place to Satan, because he loves the gang ups, the confusion, and the hate.

With Kenya, this girl gets blamed for everything, it seems like. If you’re a fan (and I am a proud team twirl member), you’ll may get label as her paid employee or that you’re just as delusional. ( I’m serious, go to Lipstick Alley and you will see in their Real Housewives forums of Kenya’s fans getting ridicule for their love of Kenya). Anyhoo, let’s take the Miami trip (if you’re a fan you know what I’m talking about) Kenya gets the blame for Glen Rice, Jr being kicked out, even though he was pretty much threatening her and throwing up gang signs. Did I mention that he pushed his aunt to the floor. I also listen to an interview where Kenya goes into full detail and explain that this guy was arguing with more than one person. Plus, Kenya’s haters get stuff wrong. Like when they say that Kenya approached him and should have not said anything to him. Duh? He asked why he had to leave? What was she supposed to say?

3) Porsha has yet to take responsibility for her actions, especially regarding her attack at Season 6 reunion.

In fact, Porsha has made every excuse under the sun why she’s justified in her attack on Kenya. First of all, the reunions are shade fest, pretty much the final exam of the semester, if you will, but it’s not a Love and Hip Hop or Mob Wives reunion, you don’t get up and pull someone’s hair for calling you a dumb ho, especially after you called her a “Slut from the 90s” Sit down Porsha.

Not to mention, that girl is one of the biggest hypocrites on this show and the
dumbest.

4) Phaedra is a pathological Liar and Modern day Pharisee.

Each time Jesus read the Pharisees and Scribes for fifth, put Phaedra to the mix. She’s quick to call someone a slut or whore, when they don’t agree with her. Or she will lie like a rug in heat, even when she’s caught in the lie, she will still continue to lie.

Plus, she the other biggest hypocrite on the show. Don’t call anyone a whore and then you wear skimpy, see-through swimsuit cover up twerking, shaking your butt, and talk about sex on National Television.

I’m going to leave this as that, because we’ll be all night, if I keep going on Phaedra.

The girl has a jezebel spirit to boot.

5) The show has become too ratchet

There is a reason why I don’t watch Bad Girls Club or Love and Hip Hop, because it’s too ratchet and I’ll stand up and say “Why?” However, it’s because it gets the people talking is what making these shows so popular, because it’s a train wreck that you can’t turn away from.

Real Housewives was suppose to be a real-life portrayal of Desperate Housewives, but it was suppose to also show and obtain a level of class and see the fancy and glamour in the ladies closets, décor, fashions, etc. They were the socialites to vicariously live through.

However, when they started to introduce fighting, which actually started not with the Housewives or their husbands, but 2 teenagers from Real Housewives of Orange County; but every since the Teresa flipping the table, Ashley pulling Danielle’s hair, the Christening brawl between the Guidice and Gorgas, the hair pulling drag from Porsha to Kenya, and then the power ranger kicking from Cynthia to Porsha; it’s too much and it eliminates the classiness from the show.

One housewife in particular is going to cost Bravo TV and probably NBC, since they are the parent company to Bravo, is going to cost them a huge liability, because she is the main housewife that has been in 3 fights on the Housewives watch. (The 3rd fight will be shown at tonight’s reunion)

So, these are the main reasons why I can’t watch this show anymore after tonight. I’m sick of yelling at my screen and for my blood pressure going up. It’s no longer worth my time.

I do however love Potomac Housewives and will catch the new installment Dallas. Will definitely catch RHONY, because they are the less harmless and probably will continue to catch Beverly Hills. But OC, NJ, and ATL I will not watch again.

With OC, I didn’t like the gang up on Vicki thing. Blaming her for Brooks’ lies is not my forte, because it’s on him and him alone.

With NJ, I don’t get the worship of the Teresa show. No thank you. Plus Mama Caroline is not going to be on it, so why bother.

Anyhoo, that’s it, the end for this show. I’ve already gotten the “Yeah right, we’ve heard this before” The difference is that this time God intervene, like he had to do with my candy crush addiction.

Thank you Jesus for setting me free.

xoxo,

Jade

image via bravo

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Holy Week Music – Celebrate (He Lives)

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Holy Week Music – Via Dolorosa

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Holy Week Music – He Decided to Die

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Holy Week Music – How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

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Holy Week Music – There is a Fountain

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Holy Week Music – Near The Cross

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Holy Week Music – Oh The Blood

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Dr Jade – I’m Listening

Hey peeps,

Anyone ever watched Fraiser? You know Fraiser and Niles Crane, spin off from Cheers, Toss Salad and Scrambled eggs, I’m listening.

Well today I became Dr. Jade.  Not the first time it has happened, but still very nice to know that strangers can go to you as a confidant or counselor.

She just wanted to vent and I was the perfect listener, even though she was drawing my blood for my latest lab work up (BTW…please pray that my A1c is under 10 – I hate being diabetic) .

In high school, I had a friend that told me I should be a counselor, because I was a good listening and at one point, I was a psychology major in hopes of becoming a Counseling Psychologist.  So, when I became apart of the body of Christ, I wasn’t entirely surprised that I received the gift of Holy Spirit in form of Helps, Mercy, and Exhortation (in addition to discerning of spirits).

There are genuine moments when I ask why he gave me these particular gifts, because as I get older, my patience for some people are very short.  (Sad, but true) Not to mention that sometimes I’m not very sympathetic at times.  I guess a case of the world rubbed off on me and the introduction to toxic people can wreck havoc on one’s psyche, if you will.  But then God brings me back to the fact that he is in control and he gave me the gifts that he gave me for a reason beyond my own understanding and control and that it’s for his purpose and will.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:13-16

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Maybe he sent me at the particular time that I went to get my lab work done, to be that light for her at that moment. Maybe it was to show her that not everyone is hateful or maybe it was to show her that God through his servant, his child, his representative is listening. Only God himself knows why he allowed her to share that info with me. At the end of the day, I am glad that she did and I pray that her day went better after getting what she needed to get in terms of her anger and frustrations off her chest.

I pray that this lesson will teach us all or has touch us all in some way today.

To God be the Glory, Great things he has done.

xoxo,

Jade

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