Archive | June 2012

RAINBOW—-WHAT IT MEANS TO ME!!!!

Scientifically:

A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. It takes the form of a multicolored arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.

TO THE WORLD:

Rainbow tends to be used as a sign of a new era, of hope, or of social change. Recently in the 1970′s a rainbow flag was used to represent pride flag, LGBT pride flag or gay pride flag,  a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT. It originated in California, but is now used worldwide

The six-colour version of the pride flag is the most commonly used version. The original version from 1978 had two additional stripes — pink and turquoise — which were removed due to manufacturing requirements.

 

TO ME:

It’s simply just a reminder first and foremost of God’s beautiful “GRACE”. Of his love and mercy. OF HIS RETURN!!!! The rainbow is God’s sign that out of His mercy, He is withholding His just judgment. The day will come when the Lord Jesus Christ will return to judge a sinful and fallen world such has the one we are now living in. It’s a reminder that he will not consume this world again with a flood, but with fire. It reminds me of the Grace God as given us through Christ Jesus to accept him has our Lord and Savior before this faithful day come to pass

THE WORD TELLS US:

“And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:12-13)

The rainbow symbolized God‘s mercy and The Covenant He made with Noah (representing mankind) not to destroy the world in such a way again. (WITH FLOOD)

CONCLUSION: Regardless of your sexuality, your religion, your choices in life, this is from the very word of God, His Holy Bible. Has Christians we don’t own what God gave to us…we are just sitting back and letting everything be taken from us. The rainbow represents God in all his glory for me. Not someone’s sexual preference. I will not teach my child about the rainbow from the world’s perspective, but rather from God’s promises. This is not a gay bashing post. I do not “hate” gay people, I DO HOWEVER HATE THE SIN. Again just going by the word of God, just so happens my conviction is greater than my own opinion.

I STAND FOR CHRIST AND HIS PROMISE IN HIS BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW-

IF I DON’T STAND FOR HIM, I’LL FALL WITH THE WORLD ….

SIGNED BUTTERFLY

(THIS POST WAS MY REACTION FROM SEEING THE RAINBOW OREO)

I LOVE BROOKLYN!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MARY MARY!!!!! I LOVE FREE THINGS IN LIFE!!

YES I SAID FREE!! One of the great things about NY, is that every summer there are free concerts held all over, to fit the likes of everyone. I heard about the Mary Mary concert at Prospect Park sponsored by bricartsmedia.org, Celebrating Brooklyn, the very day before the event. Fortunately for me my close friend was already going and so I had company! Always a plus to have company. The only problem it seem was the fact that it was over 90 degrees! These events require you to show up earlier than the suggested time in order to get a good seat. It was a tough day, however I met so many awesome women of God waiting in line and the conversations were good. We got awesome seats! Yeah us!!!

The opening act was LATICE CRAWFORD from Sunday’s Best. I wasn’t familiar with her until that night. I loved her Afro- centric look and she is very talented. Enjoyed her performance of Whitney Houston’s song “I look to you”.

Now for the moment we were all waiting for…I now present to you the Amazing Gospel Duo MARY MARY

TINA’S BABY BUMP WAS SO CUTE..….ImageImageImage

ERICA LOOKED AWESOME AFTER JUST HAVING A BABY MONTHS AGOImageImage

SIGNED BUTTERFLY –

Bateaux New York Lunch Cruise Experience

This is by far the best cruise I’ve been on hands down. I planned this romantic cruise for my hubby’s birthday and he loved every minute of it. Everything was perfect! From the time we arrived on the boat to be seated, till the time we left with a complimentary cookie to go, outstanding customer service. For me personally New York has the worst customer service ever. People treat you has if you are doing them a favor by purchasing or receiving service from them. However this gave me a totally different outlook and gave me hope and a sense of relief knowing GOOD CUSTOMER service still exist.

Lets start with the ambiance on the boat. One word BREATH-TAKING. Image

The staff was very courteous and super friendly. Not to mention the bonus of them wishing my husband happy birthday every chance they got. They had a live Jazz entertainment. The Manager greeted every single table and introduce himself. To top it off he also came at the end to see if we enjoyed everything. Which we did!

THE FOOD….Seafood Manicotti Gratinee: Manicotti filled with Ricotta Cheese and topped with Bay Scallops, Rock Shrimp, PE Mussels and traditional Alfredo………..Truly a taste of heaven…Image

DESSERT….Image

THE VIEW….

ImageImageIN CONCLUDING I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS CRUISE TO TAKE THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE….

Friends FIRST!

So I met someone recently and the connection is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….I mean any and everything I would want in a partner. He’s a gentleman, has the utmost respect for me and treats me nothing less than a Queen. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, Lol :-) But it was in that moment I had to catch myself and realize that I can live in the moment, and learn somethings about myself and about what it is I expect from my next relationship. This has been a great friendship and I strongly believe that God placed him in my life at the right moment and even if it doesn’t turn out to be anything more than that. I can truly say it wouldn’t really make a difference because, in him I see  God’s way of helping me to see that the possibilities of finding someone who is going to love me unconditional and love my daughter just the same, is out there. I wouldn’t doubt it for a second, after experiencing this friendship. Choosing to be friends first allows us to feel no pressure to impress each other and we can be just as goofy and childish as we want to be at times or just seeing how much the person really sparks your interest. Finding a man these days who would rather call you and talk on the phone for hours rather than text you is very hard and I like that about him. He actually pays attention to what I’m saying.  Instead of sitting on the couch watching sports, we take long walks on the beach. God is so amazing and he has been so active in my life these past two years . I have experience so much growth through putting him first and always in my life. Just making sure I consult him first before making any decisions. It’s truly worth it to completely trust the Lord and just let him carry you. I want to end with this that what ever you may be going through or have gone through, just take something positive from the situation and just allow yourself to experience growth because the greater the suffering the greater the blessing.

Signed Tulip

Single Woman of God!!!!!!!! :)

Having been in a relationship for the past 7 years I thought I had found my soul mate! I thought I knew exactly what I wanted in a partner and I knew I had found it in him. Six months ago that relationship came to an end, and at first it felt as if I had been sitting on a chair and someone pull it from under my bottom without warning. I felt pain, anger, betrayal, confusion and the list could go on. I could have chosen to feel sorry for myself and wallow in my own pain and suffering. Instead with the help of my loving sister’s advise I got up wiped away the tears and faced the music. That music was that God had a different plan for my life and what I had taken from that relationship where blessings, strength, love and lessons that have prepared me for whats to come. Sure there were days when I thought I had been in a relationship so long, that I have no idea how to start dating again. It was then I realized that all along I stayed in my previous relationship only because the situation fit the frame of the picture I was painting for my life and all the years that God tried to pull me away from it I kept fighting to stay in it! See we get so comfortable from time to time in situations that’s clearly not good for us and though God tries to show us the way he wants us to go, we fight. One thing I didn’t want to walk away from my situation being an angry woman. So I took some time out with my Lord one day and just prayed about it, that I would use it as a tool to teach me more about myself and what it is that God wants for me. I asked for patience to wait on God to place the right man in my life and that I would be able to know the difference between when I’m  doing ME or  what God wants for me.

Signed Tulip

Diva on a budget….introducing your ultimate bargainista!!!

Diva on a budget....introducing your ultimate bargainista!!!

First let me apologize for the distorted face, but I’m still not comfortable with showing my face…Any how…just wanted to share this outfit i wore to church today with you and the total i spend on it! First let me say I’m not a “label woman”, I don’t see the point of spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a “persons name”! After all that’s all your buying. I make the clothes, the clothes don’t define me! I try not to follow trends and normally just wear anything I’m comfortable in. Not every seasonal fashion style that comes in is for EVERYONE! I REPEAT!!!!!!!! NOT FOR EVERYONE. However I must admit I like the bright colors this season….ok ok let’s start.
Blouse- $16.00 @ Strawberry
Pants- $19.99 @ Strawberry
Shoes – $19.99 @ Daffy’s
grand total—-$55.98 yeaaa me!!!
I will almost shop anywhere a deal is! But I mostly shop at H&M and Daffy’s lately.

Signed Butterfly