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Me in a Tree

Kingdom Chicks,

Welcome!! I’m so glad you are here. I’ve wanted to start a blog since 2007;  but, I never knew what to say or more importantly who would be interested in what I had to say. We all have a story, no matter how big or small, that we can use to minister to others and that will allow others’ souls to be blessed and encouraged.  I don’t feel that I have had to overcome any great odds in life, so for the past five years I let doubt enter and take up residence in my mind. This led me to believe that what I had to say would not be relatable. For so long I have been hiding God’s gifts. So, now, after much prayer, I am acting on my faith; I’m starting a blog, my blog – Kingdom Chick. Yay!  I am finally ready to share my gifts with you! Double Yay!!

The Holy Spirit gave me the name for my blog in worship service on November 18, 2012 (the day after my mother’s 60th birthday party – more on that later). Even after that, I had doubts about the name because I had feelings of not being worthy to call myself a Kingdom Chick.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  I read my bible, I pray, I teach Sunday School, I go to Church, I follow the Golden Rule, etc. But, still, I fall short. It was the fact that I fell short in certain areas that made me doubt whether “Kingdom Chick” was really what I was supposed to name the blog. But, then I had an Oprah type “Ah ha! Moment” – We all fall short. The important thing is that we are a little better with each passing day – that’s the goal anyway.

I’ve been praying a lot about my purpose in life and what God created me to do. As a public defender I definitely believe that I am doing God’s work. Yet,  I feel as though there is something missing (on top of all the other responsibilities I have)or something else that I should be doing. I came across Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  And then I came across Matthew 6:33 – “Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.”

Just like marriage, singledom (one of my made up words – there will be more of those to come) is also a ministry.  A ministry is an instrument or a tool used to convey God’s word/will to others through service. It is my ministry to show other single Christians how to be devoted to God in mind, body and spirit (1 Corinthians 7:34).  As a single young woman, I realize that my purpose is to share my story and my experiences (past and present) for His glory.  I will be writing about life and relationships from a single Christian woman’s point of view. My life is comprised of soooo many different things – God, baking (especially cupcakes), crafting, reading, my family and friends, my sorority and other organizations and my dog  – and I will blog about all of these sooner or later, some more than others. Ultimately, the blog will be a lot like me – classic with a bit of eclecticism. I will post photos of crafts and recipes I make, book reviews and devotions. I will invite guest bloggers from time to time and post links to bloggers I follow.

I’m on a journey to find my voice, my niche and myself. More importantly, I’m on a journey to get to the places and things God has pre-ordained just for me. As I journey to become the woman God has created me to be, I am learning more and more about myself. I’m learning not only what I’m good at, but also what I’m passionate about. While I’m on that journey, I’m working on becoming the best me possible so that when I arrive at those places and meet those people,  I’ll be exactly who I need to be in that season in my life.  I’m inviting you to take the journey with me as I explore what it really means to be a Kingdom Chick. This is a judgment free zone where we can learn from each other’s mistakes and victories.

Each time you visit, I pray that you find something that will allow you to live joyfully, intentionally and without regrets.  I pray that you grow in God, listen for discernment and realize who God has called you to be.  I pray that God gives you peace, the ability to forgive and closure to any hurtful past relationships. Finally, I pray that you are surrounded by godly, likeminded friends and that everything you do is motivated by a desire to glorify God and his kingdom.

Continually Amazed by Grace,

      Nefertara

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