I have been doing this Shopkick thing since the beginning of the year.  I am currently working on my 3rd Amazon gift card. You choose the goal amount as well as what gift card you desire. Stores either have walk-in, scan, and/or receipt.  The app is very easy to operate and you get videos, within the app, on how to maneuver within the app.

I am not getting paid for this review, just want to let you in on some extra Christmas cash. Sign up today and use my invite code (COOL248086).  And remember you only have 7 days to either scan your first item or walk in to redeem your 250 kicks as a welcome. Yes I get 250 extra kicks per invite.

Happy Shopkicking


Story of My Life pt. 1

This is the post excerpt.


This is a story on how my life got flipped turned upside down.  Six year ago I married my prince charming, my King, and I became the stepmom of his seven children, two of whom he has custody of.  In Pontiac, Michigan born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days.  Between my four children and my sisters’ 11, the playground just seemed to be the right place to let the kids be free.  When one handsome guy who was up to something good, started making passes in my neighborhood.  He was interested in me and I in him.  I got into one little fight, that would be a fight between my heart and my past.  My past said, “he is going to hurt you like all the other suckas”, but my heart said, give him a pass.  My mom didn’t get scared, she just didn’t like him.  Two years into dating, I pulled up to the church about 4 or 5 and I yelled to my past “Yo holmes, smell ya later”.   Although this story is somewhat based off of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith song, I used it to find humor in my story.  My life was indeed flipped turned upside down but I wouldn’t change anything about it. A blended family needs a lot of prayer, just for the day to go smoothly.

The Death Walk

Though the walk was long

Though it was hard

Christ held my hand

While I endured it all

Now, this walk must be taken

If you are to follow Christ

Crucify your flesh

Not once, no, not even twice


This is a daily commitment

Hard for the flesh to accept

Yet your spirit is willing

Christ will keep you

If you wanna be kept


The death of your flesh

Is life to your Spirit


Who Said You’re NOT Beautiful

What is your idea of Beautiful?

Song of Solomon says in 4:7 that you are all together beautiful

1 Peter 3:4 says that {you should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.} New Living Translation

Incorruptible – imperishable, indestructible, everlasting, enduring

If God wants us to have imperishable beauty, why is it that the moment someone says you’re ugly, you allow your beauty to perish?????

What matters to man is not what matters to God.  Beauty is defined as possessing a gentle and quiet spirit, its your inner character. Gentle and quiet does not mean shy and timid.

What validates a person to diminish your self-worth?

Stop allowing negative spoken words to take up residence in your mind.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and it is not up for discussion on how the next person disagrees with what God’s word says.




On January 21, 2018 @ 1:30am my husband had his 3rd heart attack.  To say I’m Blessed sounds so cliché, but to God be the Glory.  I’m Blessed, my husband is blessed, my family is blessed, all is well, and Hallelujah anyhow.  Amen.  Time is something that we all take for granted, 5 minutes can make a huge difference, because according to the doctors and the paramedics had my husband waited 5 minutes longer he wouldn’t be with us today.

Before this attack, my husband was smoking at least 12 cigarettes a day.  This has been his routine since we’ve been married(7 yrs. ago), before then I am unsure of.  Of course everyone kept telling him to stop, from the doctors to family members. But he professed that his cigarette smoking was not the cause of his heart attacks. Fast forward to January 21, 2018 around 10 am is when the heart doctor came in to inform him that his entire body was screaming, NICOTINE(in my words).

January 28, 2018 we were able to attend church and all I could do was praise God for his mercy and His grace. Tears began to stream down my cheeks at the thought of how good God has been to my family. I’m in awe of his Love for each of us.  A “Thank You God” is said with every glance I take of my husband.

The doctor that was called in to perform the stint surgery was just amazingly awesome.  The nurses that attended to my husband were phenomenal and compassionate. In times past, my husband was always starved(in his words), but he was allowed a hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

My purpose of this testimony is to shout to anyone that will listen, STOP SMOKING.  It is going to be hard because my husband is struggling at the moment.  But we are all stronger than we think.  Pray and ask God to give you the strength to leave the cigarettes  alone. No longer your will but begin to pray and ask God what is His will for your life. Your body is God’s temple and it is time for us to clean house…  Amen. Amen………