My Blissful, Sunny Birthday!!!

A sunny, new horizon has risen because God has granted me another year of life. It’s my Birthday!!!  I am officially 27 years old.

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It feels great and scary but God has fulfilled, continues to fulfill, and will fulfill His promises. 27 will be a life-changing year with graduation, bar prep, and who knows what is next. Thankful to still be here.

Never take a birthday for granted. Never take another day on Earth for granted. Each day is a sunny day when you open your eyes and you are still you, breathing, walking, and living.

Sunny

Blissfully,

Bianca

A Transformed Testimony

Hello Friends,

I was advised my fellow blogger that I should open more and show parts of myself. With tomorrow being my birthday, I wanted to share how I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

I grew up in a Christian home all my life. My parents raised us to know Jesus, believe in Jesus, and love Jesus. I got saved when I was 7. I do not remember the exact day but remember wearing a floral dress walking down the aisle, the deacon smiled at me and picked me up and brought me to the front. I asked Jesus to come in my heart. I was not baptized until I was 13 because my parents really wanted to me to learn, to grow, and to know what it means to be saved and baptized.

My teen years were hard (as it always is). I thought my faith as a title. I was a Christian. I would boast about how good and innocent I am. But I would have a mask where I had to be perfect and one where I was suffering inside, feeling worthless. My mundane Christian wheel was turning just because. I just went through the motions.

It was not until college where the lightbulb went off. I attended a Christian college. I thought I was set and safe from the world but there was temptation where I was. I attended a Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) meeting. The student president told the group, “Your faith is yours, not your parents or your church. You have to be accountable for your relationship with Jesus. He wants a relationship with you. He wants to spend time with you. Your faith is a lifestyle, not just a title.” WHOA!! MIND BLOWN!! I decided to rededicate my life to Christ. He has not failed me so I made the right decision.

I am not a perfect Christian. I am a sinner saved my grace. I have highs and lows, hills and valleys, triumphs and trials. I am a work in progress. Jesus is my hope and future in a lost and dying world.

So that is my faith story.

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Blissfully,

Bianca

Blissful, Monday Motivation

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Short, sweet, and to the point. I motivate you all to be the best YOU. The hustle is real. I struggle as a law school student to keep it together but you have to make a conscious decision to be the best you. Have character and the world will notice. Hang in there and hang on there. You can choose how you react to life. Start in the local, immediate parts and grow globally. So choose to stay humble, work hard, and be kind.

Local

Blissfully,

Bianca

A Breath of Fresh Air Is Possible

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God has blessed me so far with 26 years of triumphs and challenges, setbacks and comebacks, and  cringe-worthy and life-defining moments. I cannot say “I DID THIS,.” All that has happened is by the grace and divine providence of God.

The Enemy tries to make situations impossible. He fights hard when he knows a breakthrough is coming. Keep going with God as your compass and foundation. Life is possible because of Jesus Christ. Every day is not easy but with God all things are possible.

I encourage you with this scripture for each season of life and for each day. Life is possible.

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Blissfully,

Bianca

An Illusion is Not What It Seems

 

Your dreams may seem like an illusion.

It may seem like they are a delusion to the world.

 

Jesus is not saying “No”

He is saying “Not Now” or “I have something better”

 

I know the feeling of an illusion sounding more like a delusion.

But don’t give up.

God goes before you.

He is directing your steps.

Your purpose is not an illusion.

God’s preparing the venue, solution, resolution, and conclusion. 

 

Illusion

 

Blissfully,

Bianca

Blissful Places To Have Food Therapy

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Life can get stressful. Sometimes I have to remind myself to eat. I even take a step further  and venture out to eat. Commit to places that have good service and good food. Here are a few places I like I eat at:

  1. Bahama Breeze
  2. Cheesecake Factory
  3. M Shack
  4. Chick fil A
  5. Panera Bread
  6. IHOP

Commit

Blissfully,

Bianca

Mama B’s Values

In the world we live in, important values tend to take a backseat to greed, sin, violence, and many harmful things. So Mama B wants to break the cycle and give you values to keep in mind.

  1. Love Jesus. I am biased but Jesus has never steered me wrong. Jesus has a purpose for you. Jesus loves you so much He went on the Cross and rose. What greater love can you find.
  2. Love yourself. There is one YOU. Value who you are. No person can love you, besides Jesus, that could fill the insecurities you deal with.
  3. Find your purpose. I believe that we are all placed on this Earth for a reason. It may take time but to live in your purpose is a great feeling.
  4. Listen and learn from people. As humans, we are created differently. We may not all agree but you can learn from one another.
  5. Kindness goes a long way.
  6. Have good character. You can make or break your reputation based on your character.

A few of many values I have but this is a start. Love you all.

Blissfully,

Bianca

A Word from Mama B!

Can Mama B be real with you!?! Shopping is a lot like dating and relationships. You think I am crazy? Keep reading and you will get my point.

  • It looks good on the rack but not good when you try it on (The Deceiver Person)
  • It just looks bad when you see it. Like…you can’t deal with it. You just look away and keep moving (The Bad News Bears Person)
  • It may different from the rest and not what you expect but you give it a try (The Wild Card Person)
  • Many rackets of clothes you see but you have to discern what works for you based on what you are looking for.
  • Everyone has different styles but you do should not be forced into someone else’s style.
  • Society likes to pressure you with ads on what you think you need. Be true to yourself.
  • You don’t need to rush the dating process like it’s Black Friday.

All in all, you deserve someone who loves you and respects you. These things come out of my head. Find the humor in my analogies..but there is a sliver lining to what I said.

Blissfully,

Bianca

 

Real Talk to Give You Life

I remember for the longest time being the friend who meddled and invested my time, energy, and resources to the people around me. I felt like it was my job to save everyone even at the expense of my own happiness. I tell you it is draining.

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There is nothing wrong with caring about people, BUT it is important to take care of your needs too. Some people you invest in may only bring you further down. Your constant, toxic investment in someone will divest your life and well-being. I have had to separate myself from toxic people. Their drama and issues made me feel worse. There was no give and take; it was me giving while they took. I would be drained and unhappy.

Moral of the Story: Care about yourself. Know that your mind, heart, and being matters too. Let no person still your joy. Eliminate the people who steal your joy and do not support you in your time of need. Do not be afraid to make yourself a priority.

Meddle

Blissfully,

Bianca

Blissful, Monday Motivation

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Your attitude reflects how your day, week, month, and year. Have an attitude of gratitude. Take life with a grain of sand. Take life one step at a time. Things will get better. You are more relieved with an attitude of gratitude. Day by day, minute by minute, a grateful attitude will take you farther than you can imagine.

Relieved

Blissfully,

Bianca