Father God, thank You for this day. Thank You for another opportunity to sing Your praise. I choose to set my mind and heart on You. I choose to rejoice and be glad so that everything I do brings honor to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Representation matters: my five favourite black female fictional lawyers. 
 Claire Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
Maxine Shaw (Living Single)
Joan Clayton (Girlfriends)
Jessica Pearson (Suits)
Olivia Pope (Scandal)
The Surprising History Behind Why Black Women Grease Their Scalps and Cover Their Hair

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Yes! Let His will be done.

Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos

Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
Ingredients:1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small chunks)1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil2 tablespoons garlic (chopped)¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (or more to taste)4 cups fresh broccoli florets6 tablespoons chicken broth (divided)1 tablespoon sesame oilsalt and pepper5 green onions (sliced)¼ cup hoisin sauce3 tablespoons oyster sauceSesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
Step 1: Heat a wok (or large skillet) over medium-high heat. Add 1 ½ tablespoons sesame oil. Add garlic and dried red pepper flakes. Stir fry for 30 seconds. Add broccoli florets and 4 tablespoons chicken broth. Stir fry broccoli for 2 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
Step 2: Add a little more sesame oil to the wok (about 1 tablespoon). Season chicken bits with salt and pepper. Add to the wok and cooked until chicken is fully cooked (about 3-5 minutes).
Step 3: Add in remaining 2 tablespoons of chicken broth, oyster sauce, and hoisin sauce. Add broccoli mix well and cook until the mixture has become well heated. Serve with white rice.
(Makes 2 Servings)


 “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.” (Isaiah 41:10, AMP)
It’s easy to look around at what’s happening in the earth today and be tempted to feel afraid or dismayed. Circumstances may seem overwhelming. Maybe your business is struggling, maybe you lost your job, maybe you’re struggling in a relationship or concerned about the economy. During times like these, it’s important to remember that God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. In fact, not only is He with us, He has promised to strengthen us and harden us to difficulties. That means, when tough times come, they just bounce right off of you. You don’t allow your circumstances to steal your peace and joy. You have the attitude that says, “This may be a big problem, but my God is bigger!”
Keep in mind that the enemy isn’t after your checkbook; he’s ultimately after your peace and joy. He knows that if he can get your joy, then he can get your strength. But when you stay connected to the Father through prayer, studying the Word and declaring His promises over your life, you’ll be hardened to difficulties and stay safe in the palm of God’s hand!
Be proud of your place in the Cosmos. It is small, and yet, it is.
- Cecil Palmer (via dare-you-to-love-me)

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Coconut Shrimp Tacos