Monday, May 08, 2017

I was Her....Olivia Pope

How did I get here with this title? I made a discovery in the past 30 days for which I may need counseling for but, nonetheless, a discovery. I realized I was Olivia Pope; the fixer, the caregiver, the saver, the....WOMAN.

Being a woman is a given; but some women find themselves weak. Olivia, gets weak, and then REVERTS BACK TO BEING STRONG. Where does that strength come from? It comes from being the fixer, the caregiver, the saver; it comes from being the best at the best of what we do and not what we're not.


I was her; Olivia Pope. I AM HER. 


No, not in seasons, of course; but seasoned. Being seasoned is experience. I am HER. I am the one who MOVES MOUNTAINS for people and then I have MORE EXPERIENCES because of my mountain moving abilities.

I am her; I don't even regret being her.  Why? Our lives are wrapped around what other people say about us, even think about us, and we should have no regrets about what we've learned. Our lives have knowledge and wisdom wrapped into them NO MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD they have been.

HERE'S YOUR MESSAGE:
Never have regrets. Never ever have regrets, because you can't learn if you have regrets. You can't see God in your life if you have regrets. If you are offered another day, another morning, you don't have time for regrets. You have time for lessons. You have time for experiences. You have time for LIFE, HEALTH, and STRENGTH.

You are a GLADIATOR (Olivia's team). A gladiator is a person who engages in a fight or controversy. Don't turn away from controversy or fight.

"My white hat is bigger than your hat."
Olivia knows what she is worth, and she refuses to accept anything lower.
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Monday, May 01, 2017

Why are you SO Important?

It's a question that rises in the minds of those who see you speak, write, and never cry. It is in the minds of those whose feet are to small to walk in your shoes. It is the question they whisper behind your back for fear you may CUT THEM WITH YOUR WORDS, in their faces.

WHY ARE YOU SO IMPORTANT? 
Because YOU ARE. 


Your goal is to work towards the results God showed you in visions and dreams; to unlocok the door of the mansion the Lord gave you after being in public housing for so many years.Your goal everyday is to accomplish SOMETHING in order to NEVER QUIT. Yet, the only questions you're hearing in the hallways, from the closet conversations and mystrey texts is:

WHY ARE YOU SO IMPORTANT? 


Tell them becase you are
Esther: stolen from your home in the middle of the night to become queen
Ruth: husband died, didn't return home, and you converted to Christianity.
Mary: carrying destiny

You are the woman no one understands and wants to understand. Let's just talk about her and watch her fail they say. Let's get together, without her, and just GOSSIP.

That is where you will find you are so important. You are in the middle of the conversations you're not even invited to, because they know you have an answer for why you are WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO.

Why are you so important?

SIMPLE: GOD CHOSE YOU


Dana Williamson
www.baddanamarie.com 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm not TOUGH as NAILS



I'm not.

I don't feel tough.




I feel squishy.

Kind of out of shape.

Speak what I think.

But I'm not TOUGH AS NAILS.

I am DANA WILLIAMSON. Just me. Just life. Just ministry. 

But I'm not TOUGH AS NAILS.










Can we answer what is TOUGH AS NAILS anyway:
(as) tough as nails. also (as) hard as nails. strong and very determined: She is a warm and friendly person, but she is also as tough as nails at work. (Definition of “(as) tough as nails” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

I can't even imagine why someone would say I'm tough as nails when my transparency is real and I am weak. Not weak in the sense I can't handle this but weak in the sense of HUMILITY. I am not tough as nails, but I am somebody. I am important to somebody. God didn't pull me out to put my in a rut. 
I'm tough, no, BUT Oh yes, IM STRONGER THAN YOU THINK. 

Nehemiah 8:10New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Joshua 1:7New King James Version (NKJV)

Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
I know the word. 
I don't curb the word. 
I don't lie about what I feel. 
I don't tell the devil everything. 
I AM DANA WILLIAMSON. 
I come from a family of entrepreneurs, ministry leaders, gun toters, criminals and B.A.D. WOMEN
Tough as Nails? No
Strong..Yes...I am somebody. 
You're not even invited to the table. 

“I am many things, stupid is not one of them.”
Olivia Pope, Scandal
They are a non-factor. Why are you worried? 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Epiphany

I had an epiphany Resurrection Sunday weekend that had me challenged; that MONDAY I woke up with a bad taste in my mouth. 

A taste where I knew I was utterly alone; so alone IN THIS WORLD, I was ready to go back to Milwaukee and say the hell with this JOURNEY STUFF, I'M SAYING NO. 

But in my spirit, I couldn't say no. I couldn't turn around and go back. On my social media, one of the first things I read was about going to a place that made no sense, getting off of social media and focusing on God, and, basically, sitting in my yes. My yes is so important to others, not to me, because I could die today, and in dying someone will have to go over my life and see what I have done to serve God. 

The Epiphany 

Yes, I thought of myself as a failure. I had spoken it over my life many times in that past week. I had even gotten to the train station and thought about getting back on the bus and going to my ex's house and just applying for a job. I was ready to go to HELL for disobedience, BUT THE EPIPHANY held me back. It shook me up and brought me to my senses. 

I HAD NO CHOICE, but to stay on the path already lain out for me no matter what the struggle is or was; WHEN YOU ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT a YES is a YES. 

Consider the times in your life when you had an epiphany; what did you do? Go against the grain or with it? 

Dana Williamson 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fast Cars and Slow Sex: Why slow sex?

Okay now we're at the day the LORD has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!

SEX, LIES, VIDEOTAPE

The lesson isn't in SLOW SEX..but why is it SEX?

See, I am a minister of the Gospel. (Remember?)
I am one that is always going to tell you what the word says.

When I started this three day series (today is the 3rd day), I shared with you that the lesson was in the title.

SEX...is not what it should be call between A MARRIED MAN AND A WOMAN.

YOU BETTER MAKE LOVE AND MAKE IT FAST OR SLOW.
Your house, your bed, your marriage, is YOUR BUSINESS, but it's not sex. When you become intimate with your husband you are sharing something SPIRITUAL with this man you love. You are exchanging touches, kisses, bodily fluids (be real, not a prude), and you are looking into the eyes of your husband and LOVING ON HIM.
It's LOVE. There is no if ands or buts about it.

What does this have to do with priorties?
If you go to bed with the intent of just having SEX, you already have a planned attack on your spouse and your marriage. Your proiorty is to get it done; slow or not.

Making love is slow. Sex is fast and unemtional.

Fast Cars and Slow sex......change your priorties and LIVE.

Dana Williamson
www.baddanamarie.com


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fast Cars and Slow Sex: Why Fast Cars?

They tell us patience is a virtue, but I say if you desire patience, and wait, you will still be going too fast. It is something that is cultivated through time, and experience. You can't buy patience.

SO


Why fast cars?


Because we like them.
We like to feel in control.
We like the exhiliration they bring when our foot is on the gas, hands on the gear shift and mind on the road. The lesson here isn't about the fast cars, but what it puts in us as we drive.

Is our mind on the road? What are you thinking about when speeding through the streets of your town, traveling the country side, or just trying to get to work?

Ladies, I would drive so fast, when I got out the car I needed a cigarette. (I don't smoke, but flow with me here).

The lesson here is the recklessness of fast cars is the results of lost control in our lives. We drive fast not to get to the destination but to take CONTROL OF GETTING TO THE DESTINATION.
I would step out of the car with my 4 inch heels on, purse, briefcase, and sache' myself into my office, smiling at everyone, and, oh yes, don't forget the caffeine in my hand.

Why fast cars? Because they aren't fast cars. They are driven by drivers that don't have control of their lives. NO, I"m not talking about those that drive fast occasionally for the invigorating ride around the speedway, or beach parking lot; I'm talking about the regular Jane Doe that has her priorties MIXED UP.

Ready for the SEX LESSON? See you tomorrow.

Dana Williamson
www.baddanamarie.com

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fast Cars and Slow Sex

I am a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise; not because I like fast cars but because I drive fast.
I own and drive, a full size conversion van. This van is big enough for me to keep people at arms length, I see over most other vehicles and when traveling no one knows WHO IS IN THE VAN WITH ME.

But you didn't come here for that: 

FAST CARS AND SLOW SEX: OUR PRIORTIES ARE MIXED UP. 


Ladies (and some men) what exactly are your priorties? What do you want out of life? Do you want the sports car that goes from zero to 80 in a mili-second or slow love that takes you to higher hieghts behind closed doors?

I'm sorry, have you ever asked yourself that question? Try it.
No, I will never say FLIP THE SCRIPT. What I will say is look at your ENTIRE LIFE and tell me where FAST CARS AND SLOW SEX comes in and I will tell you the most important lesson today is in the title. Caught on yet?

No?
Still thinking?
Wanting to hear some raunchy lies watch some explicit video?
Get your mind out of the gutter and come back tomorrow....because I believe you've MISSED THE LESSON.