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Sunday

10 Inspirational Quotes From Queen Sugar

[Photo Credit: Queen Sugar]

Queen Sugar is back! (OWN) The Oprah Winfrey Network recently kicked off Season 3
of it’s series Queen Sugar. It was explosive and powerful to watch as fans expected it to be.
“Sugar babies” can’t get enough of the show because of it’s quality content and uninhibited expression
of truth. Queen Sugar is one of, if not THE most woke, conscious, and real shows on TV.
The show airs on Wednesdays at 10pm EST. So many inspirational gems and quotes
can be taken from the show I decided to share a few from the premiere of this season.
Hopefully these words of wisdom, strength and affirmation can hold us over until the next episode:


“Don’t lead with the fear of what might be, lead with the strength of who you are.”





"Amplify through your words and glory"





“Bet on yourself”





“For the first time in my life I didn't feel like I had to justify my presence"





"I will always lift you up."





"I will not be side-lined, sidetracked or side-stepped!"





I’ve been ‘only human’ my whole life, I want to be something else now, I want to be a warrior.





Just because you wish something is meant to be doesn’t mean it is.





It depends on what you're giving up to get it"





I know it's a little thing, but it's my little thing.





What are some quotes or moments from the show that inspire you to “take flight” toward your best life? Share in the comments section of this post or reach out to us online @BOLDJournal.

Saturday

5 Essential Tools To Increase Your Spiritual Wisdom

At times multiple worries, anxieties, and to-do lists can weigh down on our spirits. Staying positive will usually help provide the solutions we need. Wisdom is the key! Worry and stress do not belong to us.  If worry or anxiety is looming around in your thoughts, just send it back to hell where it’s from! Wisdom is so powerful and so worthy nothing can touch it. When we put down worry and pick up wisdom, we reap the benefits:
  1. Take Some Time Out To De-stress
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.” - (Proverbs 3:16) Wisdom makes life easier by helping us to stress less and providing enlightenment. Less stress equals longer life, medical reports will gladly back that up. Wisdom also holds wealth and honor, in modern terms that's fortune and fame. Not the fame that causes you to be exploited and ridiculed, but the one that causes favor and admiration. Worry has no results, but negative ones. Jesus once asked: "Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" The answer is NO!  Wisdom on the other hand, holds Long life and Honor. Schedule a time to get centered, to study scripture and proverbs.
2.  Secure The Wisdom Before The Bag
You Better Ask Solomon! Solomon from the Bible chose wisdom over everything. 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 Because the King chose wisdom, God blessed him abundantly with wisdom and everything else he didn't ask for including riches, wealth, and honor. Wisdom rejoices in truth, it is the empowerment serum for the soul. It made Solomon's reign better and as a bonus he received the things that wisdom itself possesses. Wisdom is more valuable than any worldly thing we can ever clamor to possess.


3.  Leverage Scripture To Level-Up
Wisdom can upgrade you way better than Beyonce’! Because wisdom rejoices in truth, it helps eliminate unnecessary drama. The word says put wisdom first and you'll be promoted. A wise person is a blessed person. Wisdom is the key to fulfillment on so many levels. Wisdom can upgrade us better than anyone can claim or sing. Scripture says wisdom preserves us, keeps us, promotes us, honors us, gives us grace, and delivers a crown of glory and that's only the half of a scripture. We can do more with wisdom than we can ever do without it.


4. Seek Satisfaction In Truth
That snickers bar isn't what you're really hungry for. We can search for validation and try to fill our emptiness  with temporary fixes all we want, but it will never be enough. Even the best bread can't compare to wisdom: "Why spend money on what is not food, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare." - Isaiah 55:2 Wisdom is sweeter than the honey on a honeycomb. "I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path." - Psalm 119: 102-104 Hungry? why wait! Start digging into your word!
5. Replace Worry With Wisdom
There's a difference between wisdom and standard knowledge. Wisdom is more enriching. in Matthew 6, Jesus instructed people to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. The kingdom of God is filled with wisdom, and wisdom is filled with everything essential. Worrying about absolutely anything is useless. Wisdom is the antithesis of worry, and it's the actual cure. In the end, It doesn't matter if we have it "All Together" or even if everything looks right, with wisdom on our side we can’t go wrong! There's no need to worry when we walk in purpose, the word says God will supply our needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. Follow your purpose passionately and leave the rest to God.

What are some different methods you use to grow your spiritual wisdom? Share in the comments section of this post or reach out to us online @BOLDJournal.

Tuesday

Testimony: La'Tonya Meori





Uplifting Singer/Songwriter and Worship Leader La'Tonya Meori has an incredible testimony. She uses her voice to honor God and she's changing lives with her talent and divine anointing. BOLDJournal was able to catch up with La'Tonya to talk about her gift and how she's witnessed God come through in a mighty way in her life and others.

Check out the new Podcast: "An Audience Of One" featuring La'Tonya's amazing story of salvation and what she witnessed that helped take her faith to a new level.


Visit www.latonyameori.com for more information on La'Tonya's new music. updates, and events.

Friday

ALL-White Inspiration Experience to Be Held In Tucker, GA.


Breath Of Life Daily will be hosting an ALL-White Inspiration Experience and Praise Party which will include featured special guests sharing original inspiration. The evening stands as a 30th Birthday Celebration for BOLDJournal's creator and Oasis Media Group Founder April D. Byrd.


The event also serves as the official release of BOLDJournal’s premiere publication: Letters From The Conversation Of Life”. The Party will be held on Friday, May 25 at 7 P.M. in Tucker, Georgia and is open to the public.



Featured special guests for the experience will include: Isis Thomas of IHearThatGirl.com, Carla Matthews of Touch Purpose Coaching Firm, Danquin May, of Ask DQ Talk Show and more to be announced.

Admission for the event is available for advance purchase on EventBrite. For more information about being a guest at this event and the exact location please email april@breathoflifedaily.com

Monday

10 Motivational Bible Verses To Get You Inspired




1 John 5:14-15 -
 And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.


2 Timothy 1:7 
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.


Matthew 5:14-16
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. "Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, 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.


Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.





Matthew 17:20
And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.

Isaiah 40:29-31 -
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary

Hebrews 12:11-13
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

John 3:16
 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus Christ is the ultimate soldier and His annointing is on you.

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

Romans 5:3-4
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;

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Sunday

3 Ways To Keep Your Good Vibes


It's crazy in the world sometimes, especially dealing with people. We won't always have a good mood, and if we are having one maybe someone around us won't be having a good day. Some people just might not be as cheerful or chill as we are, when we are.

The good thing is that there are ways to maintain your good vibes even when you're dealing with negative attitudes, situations or people. Here are a few ways that work for me:

Meditate/Pray
It's good to make time to meditate or pray on a regular basis, but this can also be a response to situations that we might find ourselves in. Take deep breaths in and out.  Often times taking deep breaths does wonders for our mind. Even if you don't make time to meditate, just take 3 deep breaths back to back. Even if you have to set an alarm on your cellphone, set up regular times to chop it up with God in prayer throughout the day.

Be Mindful Of What You Consume
With all the craziness going on in the news, and in the world it's easy to get depressed sometimes, especially if crazy news is the only news we're feeding ourselves. Too much information with no inspiration can take a toll on the brain. General Television, radio and media is not something that can be easily ignored, but we can intentionally concentrate on information that supports growth and good character within ourselves. What we consume either consumes us or builds us. If you're on social media a lot, set up your notifications to get news from uplifting sites first. I.E. Breathoflifedaily.com, set up a devotional on YouVersion Bible App to read through, grab a good book, go to church, etc.

Get Active on Purpose
Whether it's exercising or just getting up to take a little walk outside intentionally, get active on purpose. I read a quote today on Instagram that said: "The only way to get on your feet is to get off your ass". It was funny, but it's also true. Taking a step in the direction of progress always makes a difference. I was also recently reminded of a quote that my late grandmother loved to say: "Idle hands are the devil's playground." If we're not intentionally active we're just responsive or reactive. Getting out and moving with divine purpose, attracts divine blessings.

These are only a few ways to keep positive energy and good vibes, the good news is that there are some others beyond these. What are some ways that you maintain your good vibes in the craziness of life? Share your thoughts in the comments section below:

Thursday

Thoughts on Time Management


We can look in books to study facts and figures, but when it comes to learning God we must look inward, upward, center ourselves and take the time to get revelation from the divine.

What you put into time is what you get out of it.

Work in advance.
"1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." -  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Bible verses about Time 

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. - Proverbs 31:25
because she put in work in advance.

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. - Ecclesiastes 9:11
 How do you get in the right place at the right time? Wisdom. Being obedient to God's will, by taking time to get familiar with the divine's voice.