Motivational Mondays “Through All of it”

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I haven’t written a “Motivational Monday” post in ages. I miss the days when I had or actually made the time to write these posts. Life has a way of anchoring us when we get off the path. These past few months have been super busy for my family and I. While most of the reasons were all good, I’ve had times when bad decisions or “life” happened and tried to knock down my faith. I realized that during those times it’s because I didn’t truly focus on what God wanted for my life. Instead, I ran off of my emotions and my desires, not realizing that while my desires may be similar to what God has in store for me, HIS ways are always best and HIS ways are the ways I should ask HIM about. I miss talking to him and hearing him the way I once did. I miss knowing when to say yes or no to people in my life. I miss HIS discernment. 

I usually fast and pray every Monday from 6 am to 6 pm (sometimes 6 am to noon or 3 pm depending on my work schedule). This sets a huge precedence on the type of week my family and I have. I’ve skipped some of those sessions recently but I’m back at it and it feels oh so good. We are asked to sacrifice something during our time of fasting. I typically log off social media and limit my conversations to work related or meaningful/spirit feeding conversations. I also only eat fruits and veggies and only drink water or herbal tea. Also, I select a few scriptures that I meditate on and play praise and worship music all day via Pandora on various stations. It reminds me of my weekly house cleaning sessions. Getting through the cleaning process is a tedious and difficult task but when it’s all over, you get to sit back and enjoy a clean, spotless, fresh smelling house. At the end of today, my spirit will be clean and refreshed and ready for the week ahead. :) 

Thank you God for your new mercies and your grace each day. I can’t imagine where I would be if I didn’t have you in my life.

A song that stuck out to me today while playing praise and worship music was “Through All of It” by Colton Dixon. The words are so poignant and fitting for this season in my life. Here are some of the words that stuck out to me:

There are days I’ve taken more than I can give
And there are choices that I made
That I wouldn’t make again
I’ve had my share of laughter
Of tears and troubled times
This is has been the story of my life

I have won
and I have lost
I got it right sometimes
But sometimes I did not
Life’s been a journey
I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret
Oh and You have been my God
Through all of it

You were there when it all came down on me
When I was blinded by my fear
And I struggled to believe
But in those unclear moments
You were the one keeping me strong
This is how my story’s always gone

let the words sink in! I sure am…

Wishing you all a happy, blessed and prosperous week! :)

XO!
~KAE

Work! Work! Work!

Work! Work! Work!

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2015’s been quite busy for me so far and I don’t intend to slow down. I’m loving every second of it. Lots of projects coming my way, all super exciting. I’ll go into further details later on but I wanted to make sure I updated everyone and say a HUGE HI and thanks for following me on my journey.

Happy Thursday everyone!

XO,

~KAE

I’m Back!!

I’m Back!!

Alooooooohhhhaaa!!!!

Wow! It’s been a LONG time. I’ve been super duper busy but it’s time to start updating and getting back to it. I’ll share a brief update about what I’ve been up to. I definitely have been following my declaration for 2013! I’ve been DOING a lot!! :) A lot of great stuff. I’ve been cast in a few commercials and worked on some really cool film projects. I also started working with the Semper Fi Fund which is an organization that provides financial assistance to Marines and Sailors who were injured after 9/11. I’ve been able to combine both of my career loves which is to work steadily as an actress and work as a community activist while still being the wife and mom I want to be. Life is great right now!

Look out for pics and videos of some recent gigs. It’ll be super exciting. :)

Happy New Year – 2013- my year of DOING!!

Happy New Year everyone!!

Wishing you all the very best for the new year. I recorded a quick video for 2013 just to highlight my expectations for the new year!

Check it out HERE!

What are your new year’s resolutions? Leave me a comment below and let me know. I’d love to read about them.

Have a blessed and prosperous rest of your week.

Mahalo! :)

 

“Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012!”

“Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012!”

Aloha lovies!

I hope you all will be tuned in to watch me on “Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012,” this Sunday at 8 pm EST on OWN. It’s a 2 hr special filled with lots of intimate moments. It’ll be a tear jerker for sure so please make sure you watch. A few lucky viewers will also have the chance to win ALL the fabulous gifts we received but you must be watching the show for details on when and how you can be entered to win. 

Spread the word to all your family and friends. :)

For more details, go to www.oprah.com

Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend.

Mahalo

~KA~

It’s a New Day… Time to clean house.

It’s a New Day… Time to clean house.

It’s been quite an interesting past few weeks, to say the least. Filled with mostly highs but recently I’ve had to deal with some lows. Not always fun but apparently it’s necessary in this journey of life. It’s how we grow, it’s how we get to the next level.

Unfortunately getting to the next level sometimes means going through painful experiences, which I’m not enjoying at the moment. I know that one day, I’ll look back and wonder why I was holding on so tightly. In the meantime, I’ll appreciate the revelation and accept it. I don’t have a choice anyway.

My pastor and I discussed in great detail, the fact that God will not promote anyone unless they’re willing to settle the difficult situations in their lives. He wants to be able to trust me enough with bigger stuff, only after I’ve dealt with the smaller things. So that’s exactly what I’ll do. I’ll let the pain burn for this moment in time because I know it won’t last for long.

I’ll wish the best and pray for everyone I’ve crossed paths with but make sure I grab a hold of my God given destiny and only take people who truly wish me well on my journey. Life’s too short to be miserable and to be surrounding yourself with people who aren’t genuine.

My wish for you all is that you reflect on your life and evaluate the people you have around you. Are they lifting you up? Are they true friends or family? Can you rely on them when things are good and bad? It’s time to clean house. Ask God to grant you the understanding to discern between people who are sheep vs those who are goats. Get rid of the goats and start nurturing your sheep.

While you do that, meditate and read Matthew 12: 46-50 and I Kings as it pertains to King Solomon.

Wishing you all a blessed and prosperous week.

Mahalo :)

~KA~

 

And the BIG news is….I will be on “Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012!!!!”

I had every intention of updating you all with what the “BIG” news was earlier but I had to wait until I got down from my high… :)

Well… I was chosen to be among the 30 lucky military spouses who will be receiving “Oprah’s Favorite Things”for 2012. Ahhhhhh!!!! :) (Please click on the link to watch the commercial for the show)

I must say that it’s SLOWLY starting to sink in. The entire experience from start to finish was truly remarkable and life changing. It’s a time in my life I will never forget. First of all there are over 1.6 million military spouses. The fact that little ole me was asked to be apart of it is shocking! lol.
I have to give credit to Babette Maxwell and the team of “Military Spouse Magazine” for this tremendous opportunity. If it wasn’t for her hard work and dedication with making sure she gave military spouses a voice by creating “Military Spouse Magazine,” then rewarding our efforts with the “Military Spouse of the Year” awards, this would not be happening to me. I am EXTREMELY grateful for the opportunity and can’t seem to find the words to thank everyone involved in this momentous occasion enough.
First of all, we were all told that we were selected to see a sneak peek of Oprah’s new reality show “Married to the Army – Alaska.” We were also told that Oprah wouldn’t be there. So imagine our surprise when we get there, sit down, ready to preview the show and she pops out from the side. Ahhhhh!! Talk about shocking! I have no idea what my face looked like but I’m excited to see it when the show airs on Nov  28 @ 8 PM on OWN.Continue reading

A New Journey…

Today I embark on a momentous, life changing and super fun journey. As a military spouse, our hard work and dedication can sometimes get overlooked. We’re the unseen heroes, the ones that stand in the background and we’re not heard from. In recent years, things have changed and I’m so happy for that.

One of those changes includes getting to voice our opinions, concerns and getting to give the civilian world a sneak peek into our world.

Soooo… without giving away too much too soon, that’s all I’ll be saying about my journey today. :)

I”ll be updating my blog more often from now on for sure, so… stay tuned…

Mahalo ;)

Inspirational Mondays

It’s been FAR too long since I’ve done an inspirational post. I wanted to make sure I spread God’s magnificent word by sharing a scripture I’ve been fasting, praying and meditating on recently. 


1 Chronicles 4:10: 
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.”

It seems that the big man upstairs has been listening because the months of September and October are turning out to be the most life changing months of this year for my family and I. In the coming days and weeks, I’ll explain why but I’ve been floating on cloud nine lately because God has been soooo good to me and has kept his promises to me. 

I hope that by sharing this scripture, someone out there will be touched and open to meditating on it as well. Believe in it because his word is TRUE!

Have a blessed and prosperous week everyone!

Mahalo ;)

Work Out Wednesday!

It’s work out Wednesday and I REALLY didn’t want to work out today. I didn’t have a choice though. I had to force myself to stay consistent. I popped in an Insanity DVD and got to work. 40 minutes later, I felt like I accomplished a huge task. lol

That should be the way we tackle live’s problems. You don’t want to deal with it or go through it but in the end, once you get through the rough part, the reward is sooooo much sweeter and you will feel way better afterwards. :)

Wishing everyone a great hump day.

Stay blessed and prosperous.

Mahalo! ;)