Give Yourself 2 Jesus

The Devil Is Not Your Friend

The devil is your enemy./
Don't be fooled by how nice, good looking and kind he can pretend to be.../
Your enemy prowls around like a roaring lion /
Looking for someone to devour. He is selling, I'm not buying.... /
Anymore. I've already purchased worthless soul stealing /
Non sensible nothingness, and it is no longer appealing /
I crave substance! And not the substance I can abuse /
No longer confused /about how do I win? I. Will. Not. Lose./
I've chosen a side. And it is with Christ /I live in the day, not scared of the night./ 
Alright? Alright. Alright? Alright. All bright /
10,000 watt lights/ light up my life /and cut away sin with a spiritual knife /
Or more like a double edged spiritual machete / ready to slice / up my life.../ so...
Follow Him, Follow Him, Follow Him, Follow Him, but don't lose your grip. /
Slip, fall down, break a leg, maybe bruise your hip. /
But...,keep your soul!!!/ from the evil one trying to snatch it /
Jesus throws a Hail Mary!!! all we have to do is catch it/ &
Forget the fake carrots dangled in front of us by the devil /
That's vapor from a viper, let's roll with the original Rebel....


Say it, sing it, whisper it, think it, in fact, we should scream it!/ 
& learn about the Word and try to live it like we mean it. /
Cause our lives are kinda short, and we all know that there's and end..../
so we should give ourselves to Jesus, .......because the devil is NOT your friend./

Monkey Monday

godiz - watching my favorite monkey George... So, cute!


God's extended mercy: "Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me." Through God's grace we have forgiveness for our iniquities. As humans, we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. As sinners, we are victims of the consequences of sin! (See Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8-10) All we must do to receive God's gracious gift is to confess our sin. He is faithful and just to forgive us (1 John 1:9). God's forgiveness is complete (Ps. 103), it is everlasting (Isa. 44:22), and it is always available (1 John 1:9). What  joy it is to know that God willingly and gladly releases us from the debt of sin and restores our fellowship with Him. It is a debt we could never repay or eradicate. Although this gift was free for us, it cost Jesus His own precious blood (Rom. 5:19). But despite Jesus great price for our forgiveness. He unconditionally bestowed it upon us (Eph. 4:32). As children of God we continually need pardoning. But to our benefit, there is always an ample supply of forgiveness flowing through the love of the Father. God's forgiveness is not automatically given. We must humble ourselves before Him, confess our sins, and cease from sinning. (See 1 Kings 21:27-29; Isaiah 1:16-17; Joel 2:12-13.) In the world of business, a debt is defined as financial obligation - something one is bound to pay. Some medium of exchange or currency is needed to erase the debt. That means we are liable for our sins. The payment is eternal punishment! However, Jesus provided the "currency" through His blood and paid our debt of sin, leaving those who trust Him debt free. Because we are shaped in iniquity (Ps. 51:5)., our greatest need is that of forgiveness. God forgives our sin (Mic. 7:18)., removes it completely (Ps. 103:12), and forgets it forever (Ps. 25:7). Thanks be to God that Jesus Christ has met this need and has restored our fellowship with our heavenly Father! 
Read Psalm 51.


Team Hill vs. Team Webber - Draft Results

Team Hill
-Damian Lillard (Portland, Soph.)
-Bradley Beal (Washington, Soph.)
-Andre Drummond (Detroit, Soph.)
-Harrison Barnes (Golden State, Soph.)
-Terrence Jones (Houston, Soph.)
-Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, Rookie)
-Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto, Soph.)
-Dion Waiters (Cleveland, Soph)
-Pero Antic (Atlanta, Rookie)

Team Webber
-Anthony Davis (New Orleans, Soph.)
-Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia, Rookie)
-Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York, Rookie)
-Trey Burke (Utah, Rookie)
-Jared Sullinger (Boston, Soph.)
-Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, Rookie)
-Victor Oladipo (Orlando, Rookie)
-Steven Adams (OKC, Rookie)
-Kelly Olynyk (Boston, Rookie) 

Roster Pool
Antetokounmpo, Adams, Olynyk Headline Rising Stars Pool
Steven Adams Oklahoma City C Rookie
Pero Antic Atlanta C Rookie
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Milwaukee G/F Rookie
Harrison Barnes Golden State F Sophomore
Bradley Beal Washington G Sophomore
Trey Burke Utah G Rookie
Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia G Rookie
Anthony Davis New Orleans F/C Sophomore
Andre Drummond Detroit C Sophomore
Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York G Rookie
Terrence Jones Houston F Sophomore
Damian Lillard Portland G Sophomore
Victor Oladipo Orlando G Rookie
Kelly Olynyk Boston F/C Rookie
Mason Plumlee Brooklyn F/C Rookie
Jared Sullinger Boston F/C Sophomore
Jonas Valanciunas Toronto C Sophomore
Dion Waiters Cleveland G Sophomore Recent Event History

2013: Faried named MVP as Team Chuck

All Star Weekend

63nd NBA All-Star Game

Western Conference Starters
Stephen Curry, Golden State
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
TBD (Kobe Bryant [injury] was replaced by Anthony Davis. 
Selection will be made by coach Scott Brooks)
Kevin Love, Minnesota

Anthony Davis, New Orleans (replaced Kobe Bryantdueto injury)
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland
James Harden, Houston
Dwight Howard, Houston
Damian Lillard, Portland
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Tony Parker, San Antonio
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers

Eastern Conference Starters
Carmelo Anthony, New York
Paul George, Indiana
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland
LeBron James, Miami
Dwyane Wade, Miami

Chris Bosh, Miami
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto
Roy Hibbert, Indiana
Joe Johnson, Brooklyn
Paul Millsap, Atlanta
Joakim Noah, Chicago
John Wall, Washington 

Recent All-Star Game History
2013 (Houston): Paul leads West to All-Star win
With 20 points, 15 assists and four steals, Chris Paul earned the Kia All-Star MVP Award as the West edged the East in a tight 2013 All-Star Game, 143-138 in Houston. It was the third consecutive win for the Western Conference and, not coincidentally, Kevin Durant became the first player in history to score 30 or more points in three straight All-Star Games.

Love One And Other

Romans 13:8-10 (KJV) 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery , Thou shalt not kill , Thou shalt not steal , Thou shalt not bear false witness , Thou shalt not covet ; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

God is LOVE! All day everyday, always and forever.

Jesus did not pick out one special day to love each other, we should show love to one and another no matter what day it is.

R Those 4 Me?

S - The leggings fit perfectly. Thanks!

J - I'm glad they fit, and you know you got style so, I know you'll make them even more cool.

S - :-)

J - I like that pattern so when i saw it I said... gotta get that for Sandy Kane. I thought you could make that look cool. I'm glad it wasn't baggy on you lol, I was worried for a minute, that It wasn't gonna fit.

S - Lol! It looked a lil big at first, but they fit :-)

J - Cool lol my mom was like, are those for me?? I'm like uhhh no mom noooo lol

S - Lol! umm... I don't think she would really wear leggings.

J - I told her mom they're leggings and she's like, Oh no never mind... not on these hips lol!

S - Aawwe lol! 

J - She's like that's for the young folks not my 50 something self. You know how moms get lol they always think that something belongs to the younger cuz they're older.

S - I'm soon to be 30 something, please! lol 

If You Really Knew Me

Then you would know that... I only eat meat on special
occasions or very rarely.

S Box

From my bestie in AZ, my fam! <3
Just as God gives grace to us every day, we need to give grace to each other.
Proverbs 27:17 - Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

A Deep Convo?

I put up a status the other day...
That said: "What happened to deep conversation?"

The best respons I got, was this: what can one have a conversation when the world is driven by things that have no value. where dinner bells used to usher us to discuss the day fast food and coffee shops are now the norm. most of these guys will look at you and fall in love with the fantasy of the image and could care less if you had a voice. a conversation is food that takes away stress and makes us look forward to another day despite our troubles. a conversation is a splendid thing that fulfills a void hidden deep within the shadows that erodes our brain cells if left to its own devices. I conquer what has happened to conversation?

And the next best one was: It went out with throat lol

In My Pocket

godiz - "matching" One of my favorite wallets. I like to buy unique and different ones :-P It's fun!

Desert Times

There are times in our lives, The Lord may lead us through A lifeless, barren desert, A time of testing too

But desert times can be A place of special growth, Where God can do a work And let His healing flow

I know that in these times, We don't feel God is there, We feel so very distant And lost without His care

But God is there beside you To bring you to a place Of cool, refreshing waters Flowing with His grace

But for the present moment, You maybe in a drought, Don't give up on your faith And don't you start to doubt

God is always faithful And He will walk with you, Through the darkest moments, He'll be leading you.

NBA Balloting

All Star 10 starters story top
The final returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint:

Eastern Conference Starters

• Carmelo Anthony, New York 
• Paul George, Indiana 
• Kyrie Irving, Cleveland 
• LeBron James, Miami 
• Dwyane Wade, Miami 

Head coach: Frank Vogel, Indiana

Western Conference Starters

• Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 
• Stephen Curry, Golden State 
• Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City 
• Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 
• Kevin Love, Minnesota 

Head coach TBA

Complete Final Returns:

Eastern Conference
1. LeBron James (Mia) 1,416,419 
2. Paul George (Ind) 1,211,318 
3. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 935,702 
4. Roy Hibbert (Ind) 524,809 
5. Chris Bosh (Mia) 406,867 
6. Kevin Garnett (Bkn) 209,398 
7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 181,145 
8. Andre Drummond (Det) 163,798 
9. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 137,512 
10. Luol Deng (Cle) 121,754 
11. Jeff Green (Bos) 121,040 
12. Carlos Boozer (Chi) 103,502 
13. David West (Ind) 95,363 
14. Paul Pierce (Bkn) 95,034 
15. Josh Smith (Det) 75,433

1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 929,542 
2. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 860,221 
3. John Wall (Was) 393,129 
4. Derrick Rose (Chi) 359,546 
5. Ray Allen (Mia) 250,909 
6. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 174,654 
7. Lance Stephenson (Ind) 148,382 
8. DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 131,228 
9. George Hill (Ind) 129,533 
10. Deron Williams (Bkn) 126,423

Western Conference
1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 1,396,294 
2. Blake Griffin (LAC) 688,466 
3. Kevin Love (Min) 661,246 
4. Dwight Howard (Hou) 653,318 
5. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 609,172 
6. Tim Duncan (SA) 492,657 
7. Anthony Davis (NO) 286,247 
8. Andre Iguodala (GS) 266,611 
9. DeMarcus Cousins (Sac) 255,005 
10. Pau Gasol (LAL) 247,323 
11. David Lee (GS) 232,210 
12. Dirk Nowitzki (Dal) 201,873 
13. Chandler Parsons (Hou) 174,512 
14. Omer Asik (Hou) 130,344 
15. Andrew Bogut (GS) 127,947

1. Stephen Curry (GS) 1,047,281 
2. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 988,884 
3. Chris Paul (LAC) 804,309 
4. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 628,818 
5. James Harden (Hou) 470,381 
6. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 317,338 
7. Damian Lillard (Por) 280,966 
8. Tony Parker (SA) 258,751 
9. Klay Thompson (GS) 162,984 
10. Ricky Rubio (Min) 124,230

DIY - Bow Tie

Tools: a solid color bow or a tie (any color), news paper, a straw, fabric paint.

1. Use the news papers as coasters.

2. Pick the color you like, and dip the one end of the straw in it.

3. Point the "colored" straw side (a few inches away) at the bow, and blow - in the other end of the straw (the non colored side) Not to hard.

4. Repeat, to create a splash effect. You can use the same straw for different colors if you like.

5. Let it dry.

TadaĆ”!! Done!
Now all you need to do, is to wear your kool artsy bow and be proud of your great work :-)

Good Morning