Words by LADY JAZ

June 6, 2012
I served on a jury trial last week.  It was an uncomfortable feeling, but a responsibility that I did not take lightly.  Someone's life was on the line.  I prayed for God's guidance and direction in the matter.  After a 2-day deliberation, I had a lump in my throat, tears in my eyes, and my nerves were a wreck.  When it came time for my vote, I wanted to be sure that I was voting wisely. During the reading of the verdict, it felt like a ton of bricks weighing on my heart, but deeper inside, I knew that I had made the right decision.  

Thursday - April 12, 2012
It's been a long time since I've written anything here.  I've gone through some changes since December. Today...I'm better than I ever was! 



Sunday - December 11, 2011
Today, I was awakened with a  beautiful warm and renewing feeling in my spirit.  I immediately immersed myself into a beautiful worship for the only living God.  It's in Him that I move and have my being.  Today, I am reassured that I'm in His will.  I am confident of His power and greatness.  There is no fear, doubt or unbelief.  I am completely convinced of His loving kindness and grace upon my life.  I feel like I could stand on the rooftop and sing a song of praise to my Savior. 

Yes, in spite of all the chaos, I am at peace.  Even in the rain, I find shelter.  He is my refuge, my  rock, my  deliverer.  He's everything to  me.  All that I am - I owe it all to HIM.  All that I have - I give to HIM>

Finally, may the will of  God be done in every aspect of your lives, and CHRIST be glorified.

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Sunday - November 6, 2011

  • Right now I'm reflecting on the past.  Not for any other reason but to refresh my memory of God's goodness.  Although, I wake up each day knowing Him personally, sometimes I tend to take Him for granted.   And whether you admit it or not, I'm sure that you do too.  We all have been guilty of it at one time or another.  I'm so thankful for the people He's strategically placed in my life.  My loving family, faithful friends, wise spiritual leaders, loyal band of musicians and singers, prayer partners, supporters, sponsors, executive producers, management with integrity, co-workers, networking partners, and many more.  I'm blessed.  Truly and wonderfully blessed. 

  • The past is behind me and I'll never get those years back.  And I'm cool with that.  I'm pressing toward the mark...keeping on moving...although at times something  comes along to break my stride...I press.  It gets challenging at times but I press.  The enemy brings strife and confusion, but I press.  Pressing involves prayer, and exercising the wisdom that comes  from God.  Knowing that there will be those rough days, I press.  I press. I press.

Finally, may the will of  God be done in every aspect of your lives, and CHRIST be glorified.

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  • Sunday - October 30, 2011

    • Well, I made it!   Through years of ups and downs, good and bad, sickness and health, many decisions, some good and others not so good.  Tomorrow I will be 50 years old and  I can truly say that God has been real good.  In spite of the messes I got myself into at times, and the hard times I've suffered, God has sustained me. 

    • I have had plenty, and other times, I've struggled to get to the next paycheck......nonetheless, God NEVER forsakes the righteous. 
    • I'm not disappointed about reaching this milestone...I'm excited!  I'm blessed to be here, with a sound mind, and having learned many lessons.  I've maintained my position in Christ, although at times finding myself outside of His will.  Humbly, I've submitted to Him, and now I know to allow Him to direct my every path. 
    • Thank God for another year of life, and for His grace and mercy.. 
    • Happy Birthday to me!   50 ain't so bad after all.



    • Sunday - October 16, 2011
      • EVEN IN THE RAIN- even through my pain".....GOD IS good?  He's BETTER THAN THAT!And its BLESSED ASSURANCE that makes me want to DO RIGHT in all types of SITUATIONS I long for the ONE ON ONE time with God, my Creator.  Father, You are OUTSTANDING, amazing.  There's NONE LIKE YOU, so wonderful.  YOU'RE WORTHY (YOUR THRONE) Your Throne will last forever.  NOBODY BUT YOU has a word so pure and true..FRIEND, is what I call You.  Thank You for sending Your wonderful Son to give me LIFE and now I sing A SOLDIER'S SONG  God is Everything, or shall I say Everythaaang.  With my whole heart I will forever sing THE WORSHIP SONG.

    • The phrases in white are actual titles of some of the songs by The LADY JAZ Project.  Songs that God gives us to be a blessing to somebody else.
      Finally, may the will of  God be done in every aspect of your lives, and CHRIST be glorified.

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      • Sunday - September 11, 2011
        • I returned from seeing an Orthopedic Specialist who showed me X-rays and explained the damage done to my knee. It's arthritis from the beginning, but I've worn out a lot of cartilage and my knee cap has come off its track. I have bone spurs, and some raw rough edges around other spots on the back of my knee. I am advised to stay off my knee for 2 weeks. That means that I will not be able to work, perform, or keep any of my other commitments that involve me standing, dancing, jumping, climbing or extensive walking, particularly up and down stairs...

        •  It would be foolish for me to push myself to the point of possible further damage to my limbs.

        • We really need to take the time to prepare ourselves mentally, spiritually, and physically to go on a health and wellness journey. It's imperative, that we  maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to function in the calling which God has placed on our lives.

        • Consider the importance of exercising wisdom and how obedience is better than any sacrifice. Although, in my heart, I want to stay busy for the building of the Kingdom, but my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I'm no longer my own, I was bought with a price, according to 1 Corinthians 6:19,20....

      •            And when we push ourselves beyond our limit of tension and pressure, there's going to be problems, and possible permanent damage.

        •  God designed us to be able to withstand a certain amount of stress, but if we overload ourselves, we will begin to wear down under the strain. We have to know when to pull back. How to recognize when it's time to release some of the pressure.

        •  Had I not gone to see the specialist, I would have pushed myself thinking that because I feel a little better, I can go and do what I need to do. That's exactly how I ended up where I am now, in pain, immobile, and temporarily out of service.

        • Pray for me. Please continue to keep me earnestly in your prayers and supplications to God. I mean, I really need my family in Christ to lift me up to the Father. Stand in the gap for me and my household. Go to the Throne on my behalf, and agree with me for complete healing, financial breakthrough, spiritual restoration, mental peace and rest.

      • These are tough times for us all...I live it everyday...but greater is He that is IN ME, than he that is in the world. I've gone through so many ups and downs this year that it aint even funny. In fact, God has given me a song of deliverance that speaks to my situation.

        •  I've simply allowed myself to come under more pressure than I'm capable of supporting, physically, spiritually, emotionally, financially and mentally. It's not a good place to be, trust me.

        • I will be in contact with you shortly with updates and praise reports. You've heard me say this before, I'm sure, because it's something I strongly believe and know for a fact...and that is that God will not give you an assignment and not have already paved the way, provided all the necessities, touched hearts of others on that same path....He will never leave or forsake us....We just have to be willing to be completely and wholly humble.

        • And as you know, humbling ourselves is not an easy thing to do at times. If we weren't challenged with that concept then it wouldn't have need to be mentioned in God's Word. Of course humility means swallowing our pride.....less of "me" and more of HIM. I want my life to reflect Christ. Holiness and worship...in spirit and in truth.

        • Let us pray for one another
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      Sunday - September 4, 2011
What a wonderful place to be...in the holy presence of the Almighty God. There's peace and love there.  There's rejoicing and dancing there.  That's where I want to be everyday, but the truth is that we  don't always "feel" the presence of God.  Instead we've, for whatever reason, chosen to set our sights on circumstances and listen to the lies of the enemy.

When you realize that God is truly OMNIPRESENT, you will begin to learn to focus on the vastness of the Creator and His glory.  

This world gets crazy, and "situations make you cry"...but we must be able to enjoy our relationship with God...our lives depend on it.   It's one thing to say "LORD, I trust You"....but it's  another thing  to actually TRUST HIM.

In His presence, there's no attitude, no  issues, no drama, no judging, no competitions, no  cameras, no isms......just safety, and peace.   Love abides there with Joy.   

Get in His presence today.....you'll not want to leave.

Finally, may the will of  God be done in every aspect of your lives, and CHRIST be glorified.

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Sunday - August 21, 2011
"Continue, my friends, to walk in the path that has been laid before you.  There will be those times when things and people (or both) will distract you.  You begin to notice obstacles strategically placed in the way, and you can just barely, if at all, even SEE a path, remember to walk by faith, and not by sight.  Stay prayerful, humble and real.

There is a creative uniqueness in everyone.  Nurture your uniqueness, support the uniqueness of others.  Consult God in every decision, because ultimately, your decisions can affect others, near and far.

You are the likeness of the Almighty God...so do like He did, create something beautiful. 

Always acknowledge the Giver more than the gift.  Seek His divine wisdom, and direction for  your life.  Keep Him first...always be mindful of the very purpose for which God has chosen you. 
Finally, may the will of  God be done in every aspect of your lives, and CHRIST be glorified.