Day 4: Let me first start off by saying… God has a way of putting you where HE needs you to be and with whom HE needs you to cross paths with. Monday was such a refreshing and fun day. So exactly a year ago when I moved back to Houston, I was asked to join a mentor group for middle school aged kids. I was very reluctant to do it at first. When you have a calling on your life, God is going to place you where He needs you to be even if you aren’t open to it. That’s exactly what He did and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ MY FIVE STAR FAMILY 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. Not only do we mentor the child, we show them Christ and they get an opportunity to accept Him at a summer camp. My passion and purpose is for young girls that need guidance and godly advice. They need a positive role model in their lives and a listening ear. God designed me to be in this position to do that. I am grateful that He created others to do the same thing. Ok so back to my day, we had a coaches meeting to discuss how we can take things to a whole other level with the kiddos. Afterwards we decided to go to one of my favorite restaurants to hang out and start the week of my birthday celebration. We had a blast and new friendships were created along with the deepening of others. I am so blessed to have such selfless people that I can actually call my friends. Monday was a great day!!!!!
Day 3: The Five Star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 kick off… Well I’m not going to lie and say that I had the best attitude going into the school. I was totally excited but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind. That happens when the enemy tries to knock you off of your purpose path. So my focus was on the wrong thing. I was caught up in numbers and why I had so many girls which again losing focus on the bigger picture. I was getting frustrated because they were talking too much not listening etc. So I said a quick prayer so I didn’t go off and say the wrong thing that would ruin my ministry. So during our group time I talked to them and stated some things I observed and what needs to change and we were good. They opened up about some things and you guys know about my sensitivity levels rising LoL, it caused me to get a little emotional because God opened my eyes to why I had so many girls and why I had these particular ones. I’m who they need to stand in the gap for them and pray for them. They need so much that only God can give. He is using me to be His vessel. I know that it is not about me. And it amazes me how my perspective has completely flipped. It’s not all about Candyce… It’s about building God’s kingdom by any means necessary. Also let me tell you how sneaky the enemy is… My plan was to go to a Bible study after I left the school. So it was much later than the time I should have left in order to be on time so I was debating if I should go or not. I’ve me learned that when I start questioning things, that’s the enemy trying to block me from hearing a word of God. So I went anyways and y’all when I tell you EVERYTHING that I had been struggling I with and needed God’s answers was talked about. I love it when God works like that because it’s like he is personally taking that moment to speak to you. My heart was full ❤️
Day 2: Giving back is what I have a passion for. So in lieu of me turning 30, I decided to get a group of friends together to go help out at the Houston Food Bank where we packed 1940 backpack buddy meals for students don’t get food over the weekend. We were able to bless them. So let me tell you about my amazing friends, they came out to help and gave their time to help feed someone else. Black is my favorite color so I asked them to wear black with me so we could stick out together LoL. We had a system going we were dancing, singing having a blast while packing food for the less fortunate families. I would recommend getting a group together and help out anyway you can. Ok here’s my sensitivity moment… They decided to show a YouTube video on the backpack buddies program. Oh boy why did they do that? They had me and a couple of my friends in my group (I’m not going to mention any names *cough cough*) all teary eyed. I’m guessing they decided to show us that so we can know the great impact that it has on the community. I just love the kids and kids are my business!! And to top it off we got sponsors from Torchy’s Taco to feed us. There was over 150 volunteers. Oh and being apart of the Houston food bank Young professionals group has helped me to stay involved. I’m on the programming committee so we plan amazing events like our Helpie hour from last night. I challenge you to get involved in your town and make an impact in the lives of others….
‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sooooooooooooo… I decided to do something a little different with this post since starting from Day 9 to Day 7 has been so emotional on so many levels. I wanted to give some advice and what God has been revealing to me. Well as you may or may not know, I am not an emotional crying type of person and for the longest I struggled thinking that I was incapable of being truly moved by the spirit. OH BOY has it been a feeling of breakthrough after breakthrough in those areas that I have been praying for years about. When God delivers and answers those prayers… I can’t describe the feelings. Just know that those are the moments when true intimacy with God takes place. Even through the ups and downs of this week alone, I know I AM victorious with Christ. Cling tightly to His hand. Trust His plan and that has been my go to promise for this last week of my 20’s. I know that I am walking into a new season and new adventures and will not let ANYTHING stop me!!!
On a funny note… So today I had some super precious kiddos and one little girl that was a cute and innocent as she could be said “Ms. C you look like you’re 15” I said WHAT??? 15? That’s pretty young don’t ya think LoL! Then she said well how old are you and I told her I’ll be 30 next Friday and her EYES GOT SO BIG AND BRIGHT 🔆 AND SAID WOOOOOW!!! I thought that was too cute. I know I look young but geeze 15???
What do you think? 15 or nah
I know that in this current season of my life God is equipping me to do some powerful things and trust me it has not been an easy journey. I am forever thankful for those people that are in my life that support, love me, encourage and grow with me. WOW ONE MORE WEEK TO GO… WHAT SHOULD I DO EACH DAY?!? I THINK I’LL TREAT MYSELF TO SOMETHING SMALL EVERYDAY LEADING UP TO THE BIG 3-0! CAN’T WAIT
MY CURRENT MOOD
‘TIL NEXT TIMEY LOVES❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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Day 15: Started off very calm and quiet. I worked on a few things and cleaned some more. My quiet time with God was very comforting and I absolutely cherish the time I spend with Him daily. As you can tell from the picture I was on my way out the door for day 2 of my Tight and Right journey to 30. Unfortunately nothing funny happend at the gym other than me putting my actual age in and it actually lowered my HR target zone which meant I was worse off than if I was 30. But no worries I am super motivated now!
Thinking that since I went to workout for 2 days straight I would be exhausted and asleep before 9 o’clock… Ummmmmm so I’m definitely going to stop listening to myself about that because I was up until 1 something. All I do know is I did fall asleep before 2 AM and I was very proud of myself. I knew I had to wake up earlier on Friday but it didn’t help me fall asleep quicker. Before I went to bed I watched one of my favorite shows of all time… MARTIN also thinking I could laugh myself to sleep… WRONG AGAIN! That’s the end of Day 15.
Day 14: Waking up to my alarm that felt like you JUST closed your eyes is not a fun way to start your Friday. I woke up and had my morning time with God which had a reoccurring theme of patience and trust. I know how I am when I do not get enough sleep and so does God. I sometimes deal with fragile children and I am not always as “fragile” as I should be. But today I needed that reminder this morning with my students I had today. We had a wonderful time as always but I felt myself wanting to say things in a not so fragile way. I don’t ever want to be the cause of a kid having a bad memory or a scar from a teacher that hurt their feelings.
As school ended I was debating if I would go workout right after or wait for a couple of hours. I looked at the weather and I decided to go right after work. Today’s workout was a great one and I walked in confidently with a plan and what machines I wanted to use. Soon I’ll be wearing the title Queen of the Gym 👑 LoL I’m just kidding. I feel great and I love the feeling after I work out. Afterwards I decided that I was going to have a relaxing evening. I picked up some food and rented 2 movies from Redbox. In exactly 2 weeks until I turn 30, I have been doing a lot of reflecting which has led me to my ending message. I am so content in this season of my life and I L❤ve how God is showing me things about myself especially as I embark upon this milestone of my life. Enjoying all of these events leading up to my big 3-0 has made it even better AND to share it with each of you special people. But I pray that I am sleep before 1 LoL!!?
‘TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is Me!!!!
Hey y’all heeeyyyyyyy! I know that I’m not the only person that knew that they were DEFINITELY different than others throughout their lives. Not a necessarily weirdo different but a special different that you really couldn’t explain or describe. The stories or moments I can recall, have definitely affirmed my uniqueness at a very young age. I can remember back from learning how to spell my first and middle name that I was not a “normal” child LOL! It wasn’t until I would say 2013 that I began to really come into my TRUE identity which explained my “different” title. Throughout my childhood, I was very well known and liked by many. I was this funny, caring, opinionated ball of spunk and energy. I didn’t really know too many other people with my personality which caused me to start to hide it and become embarrassed. In high school I was the JV and Varsity cheer captain, VP of Senior Women club, Homecoming and Prom Queen and extremely involved in school activities. I would say that those were the years that God really started showing me how different I was. On the back of my letterman I had my first name Candyce and underneath I had “Yes! I’m different”. And the going response was YES YOU ARE! Now, to some I was very weird and annoying or perceived as being fake because “no one has this much energy and smiles all the time“. Comments like that didn’t use to bother me in HS as much as they did once I got to college.
I wanted to “create” this new Candyce that doesn’t seem so “perfect and Ms. goodie goodie” which caused me to lose sight of who I was in God’s eyes! I would pick and choose when I wanted to bring the original “C.D” aka my first and middle initial out and with who I thought could handle me. I met a lot of people and began to find myself revisiting my original “C.D” ways then pulling back once I realized what was happening. So I became very active on campus but this time it was different. Yes I was still a fun, happy, smiley person but I became an extremely guarded person as a result of the recreation process. For years I just kept her hidden which I’m sure you know what happens when you start hiding things… Things become buried deeper and deeper and you forget where they are or it takes forever and a day to “clean” it up etc. My walk with God became very surface like at times, which really shocked me because I grew up having a relationship with God which I thought was very strong. But that shows the more you hide, the more blinded you become. I could go on and on and on about the different things that I have gone through that brought me to this very moment. I wanted to give you a quick glance of who I am. So the purpose of this blog is to share God’s word with you mixed with Candyce 4.0 (new and improved). You will get to know that loving, funny, outgoing and opinionated Candyce very well, but most importantly… You will know GOD better! Whoop whoop *INSERT YOUR FAVORITE DANCE MOVE* I’m SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED TO SHARE MY DEVOTIONALS AND WORDS FROM GOD. One part of my purpose is helping anyone that I can, that brings so much joy and contentment to me that only God can bring. Hope you share this with your peeps… TIL NEXT TIME MY LOVES!!!