I suffer from severe allergies and sinus conditions. If you know the struggle, you will grab this faster than anyone. After multiple medications, prayers, shots and cleanses, I just want.......to BREATHE! The simplicity of breathing is natural, but when air is compromised..
So often when people ask us how we are doing, it’s more of a greeting versus an actual concern. I think I’m a time as this, we should definitely redefine this concept. So today I want to know how you doing, how are you REALLY...
Does the thought of writing everyday terrify you? Probably so if your not an author. I love to write, I’m gifted to write, I write everyday. I realize that if your reading this, you probably don’t fall into any of those categories so you need a plan if your going to commit to writing everyday.
First let me say to you that writing everyday builds consistency and will increase your desire to write. Especially if you are trying to write a book, you kinda need to make a habit out of writing . So I have a 3 step plan that really works.
Now more than ever, we all know the word DOWNLOAD. If we can be honest most of us spend more time online than we do in our real lives. Every click becomes a key, that unlocks..
Creating this mini serious for my prophetic folks! there will be highs and lows in everyone's walk of faith, yet PROPHETS tend to have a unique journey. So I think its' my duty to speak on this and help the millions of prophets coming behind me. First let me say that your unique journey will be filled with MANY lows, that's the nature of the call, but let me share some truths with you, to both prepare and help you through.
I love the mountains-so many times I have taken trips and find myself just standing and staring out over a mountain view. It's breathtaking, its still, its peaceful-this is my HIGH PLACE. In the bible there are countless mentions of mountains and even Jesus himself would find moments to pray in 'high' atmospheres to his dad. Every prophet needs to have a spiritual and natural HIGH PLACE. It takes time to seek out this place but make sure it's a priority.
Prophets suffer much persecution as they journey to be who God ordained them to be. It can be frustrating at times to try and embrace all that God is showing and speaking to you, while being rejected and questioned by others. It's in the dark moments, lonely hours, that a prophet must learn to take refuge in the HIGH PLACE. This is the place where you and God develop intimate channels of connection. It's the place of affirmation and reassurance. It's the true place where you can really really be you and be accepted!
The bible says if you SEEK, you will find. Might I encourage you in love today to SEEK out your high place. Seek is deeper than looking, it requires levels and going beneath surfaces. Seek in prayer, this means pray until it stops hurting, pray until you're clear on the answer. Seek in scriptures, this means study until your eyes hurt, study until the scriptures float in your head all day and you are excited to search out the word even more . Seek in love, this means to let the motives of your heart be pure and flow out of love. IF you are seeking God for selfish and prideful reasons you're wasting time. Dive deep to navigate His heart until yours matches His.
Maybe you've never done this before, get excited for a new journey. Maybe you've fell from your high place, now is a good time to return. It's time to go higher, and really hear from God's heart and that starts at the HIGH PLACE. Take time, make time, be away from time and be consistent in visiting your high place. Take a deep breathe, thank God for it and fall to your knees. Remember that we prophecy out of our relationship with God, so making time to commune with God must be top priority for a prophet. You will feel alone my friend, but you're not! God is calling you up to the HIGH PLACE, are you coming??
If your reading this you probably have felt suffocated, trapped, stuck and crushed by DEPRESSION. The battle can be exhaustive and leave you without motivation to fight. Am I right?
Self Care is essential! No if’s or but’s about it!!
There are many parts to Self Care so I’ve decided to break it down for you in a short series of posts. Let’s talk SKIN CARE. Ever heard the saying “love the skin your in”? I’m sure this speaks to being confident and bold about who you are..NOT your actual skin. We don’t speak much about the IMPORTANCE of good Skin care but today we will. Today I want to teach you how to literally LOVE the skin your in.
Your skin has been with you since birth. Everyday of your living life, you are connected to your SKIN, so why aren’t you being good to it? In my recent discovery of skin care, I didn’t even realize how much my skin needs me💯. Most of just complain about what’s wrong with our oily, bumpy, flabby, sensitive skin (guilty) without taking moments to FOCUS on caring for something we will never be without .
So the first step to SKIN CARE is knowing what type of skin your in. (I’m sure there’s an app or google for that). Type in the way your skin behaves and in minutes you will have “language” to explain what you’ve been dealing with. You could also book an appt with a Dermatologist 💯
//Step two-once you know your skin type-be intentional about buying products that match your skin. I have super sensitive skin so I can’t use anything with lots of perfumes or dyes-or I’ll end up looking like those bumpy gourdes you buy in fall LOL. Not to mention I’ll be itching like crazy! So when I buy skin care products I look at LABELS. (If you cant pronounce 3-4 items in the ingredients don’t buy it) I stick with all NATURAL products for my skin and some I even make myself.
//Step 3 Once you’ve bought your Soaps, Moisturizers, cleansers, sponges and washcloths-USE then! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone and purchase skin care products and they sit on my sink for weeks-unused! Make time to start using what you buy/ set a specific day or add skincare to your morning routine.
Every morning I take ten minutes to exfoliate and moisturize my skin, you can do it in the shower. No excuses! You don’t need a fancy exfoliate (Target or Walmart carry great body and facial scrubs) just find something that works to get rid of that dry dead skin and apply a moisturizer afterwards. If you want to know the DIY exfoliates I use, hit me up in the comments. I have recently been moisturizing my skin with natural oil from roses💖💖💖.my skin has been thanking me everyday!
when your good to the skin your in, that’s the start of SELF CARE. Not only will you feel better emotionally but you will physically look better-yes get that natural GLOW sis.
Questions about skin care? Comments? Let’s chat-don’t be shy
Grab my mini SELF CARE guide today and start being good to you right now sis. Click “shop” on my website or click this pic. Practical real life ways to care for the most important person in your life...YOU😘
I love writing more than anything!! I would write if no one was looking, or reading what I write. So it has been my JOY to write for you here and I plan to do so much more here in the near future!
If you follow me on Social Media, you know that my hubby and I were expecting our rainbow baby, Ms. Olivia Starks. Unfortunately she did not survive after I went into pre-term labor a few weeks ago. So my family and I are taking much needed time to heal and recover.
I want to thank sooooo many of you who have and STILL ARE, praying for us at this time. Your texts, your emails, your gifts etc....all of it is very much appreciated and I thank you from the top of my heart!! So many times as a leader, you touch lives all around you without knowing and this experience has shown me that. I am grateful for the times I have poured out to you, because now it's all coming back to me.
So as we mourn and heal, continue to keep us in your deepest prayers! I am trusting that there will be glory after this and I'm also trusting that their will be NEW promises ahead and NEW joys to share with you all. Please take time to read some of my older posts-while I'm away and feel free to LEAVE a comment or two.
I love you all deeply, and I'l be back soon. Till then, keep trusting and believing in the power of our great God!
There’s something exhilarating about being in the presence of aspiring authors!! I had an amazing opportunity to gather some talented women in one space and motivate them to start writing their own stories. Stories are powerful, inspiring and necessary. We read stories daily, we watch stories weekly-life itself is a beautiful story crafted creatively by the people who love it.
I love community! So I partnered with a local business, Conquer Fitness United to put this workshop together. Write Like a Boss seemed like the perfect description for Women who were ready to level up, lose the excuses and start writing like a BOSS!
The Workshop was nothing short of amazing. We laughed, we loved, we wrote together and new bonds were created almost instantly.
I had an incredible time writing with these women! The hospitality of the Conquer community was exceptional. It didn’t even feel like we were writing in a gym, the atmosphere had totally transformed once we setup and took out our pencils.
I know this is only the beginning of something great and I’m looking forward to writing with you. Yes YOU! Do you want to learn how to write a book? Do you know women in your church or office who would love to get together and release our stories in a safe, inspiring atmosphere?
Request Kay for a Book Writing Workshop at your location by email: Kaystarks30@gmail.com
enjoy some more pics from these future Best Selling Authors and next time we hope you’ll join us!!
Special thanks to Maurice of MoveOutMedia for capturing this event! Many thanks to Drew and the family of Conquer Fitness United for allowing us use of your space. Let’s continue to be great TOGETHER!
This is the year! This is the time! 2019 is the year to be totally and completely FEARLESS!!! That’s right, no more holding back and looking back. Fear lies at the root of 90%of our excuses. Excuses never get anything done! Think about it.
How many things has God asked you to do in 2018? Probably a lot and how many did you actually get done??🤔 most of us end up not even doing 50% of what God needs us to do for Him. I have found in my own life that the root of that disobedience is FEAR.
If I could just get rid of fear, I could do some amazing things for God. I could start that new ministry or give that presentation on that creative idea God showed me in prayer-if I wasn’t so fearful. So much is locked down inside me and FEAR has the key!! Ever feel like this??
Well I certainly have felt like that for YEARS but not this year. Ever since 2016 my chains of fear have been BROKEN and I have been free. Hallelujah. It was no magic and no tricks-it was something God taught me to do and now I want to teach you. You ready to break free???
Elder Kay Starks
Scribe. Prophetess. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur and Friend! I am completely in LOVE with God and using all the Gifts He has graciously given me, to serve the world.