How to become a DFW, TX Spirits Brand Ambassador? 🤑

By Sherry T 💕

Have you ever walked into a liquor store and saw someone passing out samples? Or have you been to a restaurant or club or event and there was complimentary samples or cocktails and the representatives were replying that brand? Well those are Brand Ambassador and/or Promo Models!

Promo Models VS Brand Ambassadors. All promo models are brand Ambassadors but not all brand Ambassadors are promo models. The difference for promo models can include pay and it is mostly imaged based. Image based simply means that you need a certain appearance to work the brand.

These BIG brands like Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Tito’s, Hennessy, Makers Mark, Patron, Herradura and so many more brands want YOU and all consumers to purchase their bottles over the other. They want loyalty so what do they do? They send out brand Ambassadors to represent their company to boost their presence and educate consumers about the brand! These BIG brands hire marketing staffing agencies and these staffing agencies hire brand Ambassador and promo models!

What do you need in Texas to get started: a good attitude, friendly & outgoing personality. You also need to be TABC certified. TABC is a license that is needed to serve alcohol. Most companies require you to have a car and a valid drivers license. I don’t have a car and use public transportation/ UBER to get to events or liquor stores (but I don’t tell most of these staffing companies that lol). You also need a nice headshot and a full body picture of yourself as most staffing agencies will ask for this when you are applying and creating your application profile.

🤑 Payscale – Mostly these agencies pay between $25 to $35/hour. The shifts can range from 2 to 8 hours. Most liqour store tastings are about 3 hours. 🍾

Now finally… Let’s skip to the good part- how does one get in the industry? It’s literally networking your way in? Anytime you see a brand ambassador aka taster ask them what company do they work for, are they hiring and ask if you can have their contact info? That is how I have started with majority of the staffing companies that I staffed with.

Now I am gifting you with some knowledge of some agencies that I know who hire entry level brand Ambassadors as they will train you and get you ready to go out in Texas to represent the brands they have. Please do not put me down as a referral unless you personally asked me if you could. I have a reputation and being that this blog post is public I may not even know you. If my name is mentioned on your application without my permission and the staffing agency reaches out to me, I will inform them that I didn’t refer you and ask them to not hire you due to dishonesty. As this industry is built on reputation and I have worked hard to ensure I am on time, dependable and representing these brands well, I cannot risk someone joining a staffing agency and stating that they referred by me only to not be a great worker!

Now that we have the tough talk out the way, here are some agencies. OAN please don’t reach out to these agencies until you have your TABC license as it takes about 2 hours to complete online and lasts for 2 years. Here’s the cite where you can get your TABC in Texas for less than $15 (if you are in other states see if you need a license to serve Liqour and then look up how to get that license).Serv Safe. You can also use that same license whenever you work at a restaurant as a server or a bartender!

Staffing Agencies:

Dragon Spirts Marketing


Once you begin working with one of these companies 🗣NETWORK with the other people in the Liquor store doing tastings with you. Get their employers contact info and start making money🤑.

I wish you all the best on your Brand Ambassador journey.

🚨3 take aways for those that scan read‼️

🫣 Reputation is everything in this industry so show up ready to work and be on TIME!

😍 Get your TABC license before applying. I included the link and what TABC license is in the blog post.

🥂If you have an alcohol problem THEN THIS JOB isn’t for you. You won’t last long and your reputation will be talked about amongst the staffing agencies. So get the help you need and find a job that isn’t tempting you to drink alcohol!

🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑Bonus one: HAVE FUNNNNNNNN 💋

Baecation in NYC

Every once in a while NO scratch that every weekend should be a good time for a baecation.

One thing about me is I am hopeless romantic who has been single for a very long time SMH. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying my Baecation Bucket list for New York City. I’ll keep this short and sweet. I also want to let you know that I am a International Travel Agent that recently lived in Mexico for one full year. And I know peeps all over the World so even if you don’t use my expertise booking methods for this NYC trip, please consider using my services for your next trip- I always have wonderful travel deals. Follow Travel Therapy for more travel deals.

Romantic things to do in NYC

  1. A dinner cruise for two Gaze at NYC’s skyline views with pick-ups at Chelsea Piers, NYC and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ. Two-and-a-half-hour or three-hour dinner cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. Includes: Delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts, Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water, Spectacular views of the city skyline and local landmarks, including the Empire State Building * Onboard entertainment with DJ music, access to shared spaces and interactive games. Check out this link for additional dinner cruises.
  2. Spa overlooking the city Your escape from the ordinary begins at Spa Castle. Castle SPA is one of my favorite spas that I would visit in Dallas, Texas. When I learned that NYC had one and a roof with Jacuzzi’s on the roof that overlooked the city it was a must that I add that to my NYC bucket list and I was not disappointed. As of 8/16/2021 all visitors must provide vaccination documentation. Prices starting at $195 per person
  3. Fly High over the city of NY experience an amazing bird’s-eye view of New York’s Manhattan Island on a sightseeing helicopter flight. Prices starting at $155 per person.
  4. Ride around town Cinderella style Enjoy a private horse and carriage ride through Central Park and you can choose a time that works best for you. Prices starting at $70 to $105 per person.
  5. Get waxxy at the Wax museum – The world-famous Madame Tussauds New York has over 5 floors of exhibitions and more than 200 wax figures including celebrities, sporting icons, and politicians. With this admission ticket, enjoy full access and posing for photos with your favorite celebrities.
  6. Statue of Liberty – Iconic date – Visit the Iconic Statue of liberty with an up live and in person view. You will also sight see the amazing view of Manhattan.
  7.  Ice Skating at Wollman Rink-Call (212) 439-6900 Located in the heart of Manhattan located at 59th Street and 6th Avenue, the amazing Wollman Rink is one of the most extraordinary skating and event venues in the world. Rates: Monday – Thursday: Adults: $12, Kids (11 & under): $6, Seniors: $5 Friday – Sunday & Holidays: Adults: $19, Children (11 & under): $6, Seniors: $9 Skate Rentals: $10 Lock Rentals: $5 + $6 refundable deposit Spectator Fee: $5
  8. Go city pass for NYC – the Go city pass allows you to sight see some of the most iconic places in NYC for one rate that covers the general admission for the following locations (you choose the package that includes 2 to 10 of the following sites):


  1. Empire State Building
  2. American Museum of Natural History
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  4. Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  5. Madison Square Garden tour 
  6. Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  7. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises OR hop-on hop-off bus tour
  8. 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  9. Brooklyn bike tour
  10. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  11. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
  12. New York Botanical Garden
  13. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester

Please check back quite often as I will be adding to this list for romantic things for you and bae to do while in the Beautiful city of NYC. Also follow @TravelTherapy.PTO on Instagram for more travel inspiration.

I started a profitable business 10 days before getting fired from my Corporate America Job.

📍Playa Del Carmen, Mexico 🇲🇽 📸 Me

Author : IG @SherryThorpe7 | 6 minute read

Hey Creators! One day it just clicked for me. Super long post coming in 5 4 3 2 1….💥

You read the title correct. 10 days before being fired from my Corporate America job, I built a profitable Social Media company called Keepin It Social. The day I got fired just so happened to be 2 days before my birthday😂. Talk about when it rains it pours lol. I was so thankful to be fired bc if I was still working for that company, I wouldn’t be living out my dreams which is living where I want to and working when I want to😜.

In 2010, I felt like the Lord was telling me Facebook (social media) was my platform.. to share about Him and my journey. So since 2010, I have always posted with a purpose! I have been consistent easily bc I was posting with an unshakable purposeful foundation that was always motivating me.

This year I became more strategic in my approach to Social Media Platforms because I started to get paid for it. I am so thankful for Tevah the idea man with Nspired Media who saw my worth and literally NSPIRED me to charge my worth and that quadrupled my sells 🤯. I didn’t start at the level that I am on now however I came to this point and this exact moment because of consistency and a strong determination to be on top.

Yup the little ole’ humble church gal is determined to be the BEST. And I’m okay with that and I hope and believe God is okay with that too. I’m depending heavily on Him with my business and day to day practices to the point I see how faithful God is with giving me ideas for my business. Hence the reason why I’m up BEFORE the crack of dawn typing this😆.

Let’s talk about strategy. I have learned that to be the best, one must be willing to learn, ask questions and listen, and hear from people you think have nothing to offer you. Yesterday I hired my first employee and the ideas she gave me was amazing. She is an 18 year old Mexican native and ignorantly I thought I would just need her services for the tedious tasks that will allow me to free up time for more building. But day 1, she showed me that she is capable of critical thinking, invested in my brand, provided a tool that will level up my management skills of my employee(s) [I plan on hiring much more people] and willing to work smarter not harder. She offered help in areas I didn’t know I needed and for that I am grateful. I have over 18 years of training skills so it’s easy for me to train a person to do exactly what I’m doing if they are willing to learn but it was amazing to experience on day 1 one she was teaching me some things. I’m excited to see how this admin will continue to bless my business.

Back to strategy! I’ve learned that with Social Media, I need a strategy and for years I saw strategies being implemented on Social media but didn’t use them. Why?! Because I didn’t care to put much strategy into practice when talking about the Lord or myself so I didn’t use those strategies. But my God is a redeemer… and that also means He is a redeemer of time. So I reviewed my life while using Social Media and went back in time (spiritually speaking) and downloaded a lot of those best practices, I saw over the years. My Social Media business is prosperous on the level that it is bc although I’m starting at square one, I’m really not. I have a social account on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tiktok, LinkedIn, Twitter and Snapchat (@keepinitsocial). Not because I personally desire this but bc my business calls for this. I’ve learned the basics to all of these platforms and some advanced best practices for most of these platforms bc the strategy remains the same across each platform- be consistent with the content I share! It’s quite simple. And apps like Canva, Business Suite, and a plethora of other scheduling apps are making it easier to make one piece of content and spread it amongst several different platforms.

Sticking with one platform just doesn’t make sense… to me. All of these platforms are FREE. So if I can make one piece of content, why not spread it amongst several platforms. Today you will see this. I am writing this on my blog site and will promote it on every platform and/or recreate this content (record a video) to fit my YouTube platform and then repurpose that content. Then I will have a video and written form of “Why I built Keepin It Social”.

One day it clicked. This business is a money maker. Go check out the top corporations. What do they need? In fact EVERY business needs a content creator, social media manager. Check out THEIR salaries. I saw one recently offering $85,000 and can work remote for a content creator/social media Manager position. It really blew my mind that all this time what I was doing for FREE (for myself) people can get paid $85,000 per year for it! 🤯🤯🤯

To wrap this up bc at this point I believe I’m babbling. I had a desire to travel the World and teach. And it looked like that dream would never be. I’ve been to Jamaica and taught for Spirit Airlines and now I’m in Mexico teaching Social Media best practices from my phone😂. All because I was faithful to a call. I was faithful to hearing the Lord say, “Social Media is your platform to share about Me (God) and your journey!”😍

What do you use your Social Media Platform for? If you don’t know what to use it for, I can help with that. Leave me a comment below or visit my website to learn more about the packages I offer. OAN (oh and) I designed my OWN website bc Keepin It Social will be more than a Social Media Agency one day- and I’ll offer website building 😜 (If the Good Lord allows be to continue to build here on this Earth). 🙌🏾

Aht aht! Don’t be shy. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also follow me on Social Media @Keepinitsociall on IG, FB, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest & Keepin It Social on YouTube and LinkedIn.

Thank you for your time reading my blog post. 😌

The One and Only,

Sherry T 😘

P.S. With no clue about SEO (until now) google me- Sherry Thorpe. I’m at the top.😜 Because of what?! Posting C•O•N•S•I•S•T•E•N•T•L•Y. Shout out to Shaw Drake and Black Travel Gram for giving me amazing inspiration to dream BIG! And thank you to #ShersZoomZoomRoom for all of your support.

📸Me📍Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA #MyDaddysHouse May 2021

The Plug for Tulum

Boat Tour curated by Playa Noir

Hey There,

Are you planning a trip to Tulum? Well look no further for an ultimate travel guide for Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Cancun. Check out all of the hottest activities, tours, clubs, and adventures in this blog written by a women who lives in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico named Sherry Thorpe- Hey-that’s me! Also I am a travel agent so if you’d like for me to plan your trip with the discounts that I receive below feel free to join my FB Group travel therapy.pto and/or send me a DM on Instagram @traveltherapy.pto.

I moved to Playa Del Carmen by accident lol. I went for an extended escape from the United States of America and fell in love with Mexico and decided to become an Expat permanently. I have learned so much by living in the Playa Del Carmen/Tulum area and I am excited to share the ultimate plug list with YOU. Please mention my name when reaching out to the companies below like Black Travel Gram, Playa Noir, and The Tribe Tulum.

Arriving in Cancun Airport- Keep in mind UBER cannot drive to the airport so you should coordinate a pick up from your hotel/resort. You may also schedule a ride with the ADO- click here to schedule a ride.

Videographers/ Photographers – If you need a photographer/videographer while in town, I have that plug too. Check out some of my favorite photographers/videographers/drone footage as well.

Light House Media click to view portfolio

Land Tours/ Events

Plenty of parties in Tulum. Check out the famous restaurant/beach club Taboo. Please know a reservation is necessary to enter the beach club as there are no walk ins. Check out the highlight below of our experience there (video recording and edited by Urban Dan on IG) view footage below.

Ambar Tulum has Bottle service, hookah and guest DJs. Check the below website and Instagram pages for weekly events.

Boat Tours

You can book a private Yacht or join a group trip by clicking here.

Activities in Tulum

Check out all of these activities you can do. You can book directly by clicking the link on the trusted site.

  1. Best ATV Tour, Ziplines and Cenote Swim with Lunch and Transport may be Included depending on location starting at $55
  2. Chichen Itza, Cenote & Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour starting at $30
  3. Swim with Whale Sharks from Cancun, Riviera Maya and Tulum Transportation Included starting at $162
  4. Luxury Catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres with transportation from Tulum starting at $108
  5. Full Day Tour with Lunch: Explore Cozumel Island by Jeep starting at $135
Beach Club Party in Tulum curated by The Tribe Tulum @ Azul Hotelito

Balloon Decor for weddings, birthday, anniversary celebrations.

Balloons By Creative Cherished One

Click here to view more balloon decor and to book🎈

Amusement Parks

Xcaret Parks is an amusement park very unique from our usual American Built Six Flags. Xcaret has other amusement parks such as Xplor, Xel-Há, Xavage, Xcaret, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco. View the activities that are included in some of the the following amusement parks.


  • Carnival-type games at the start of the evening.
  • Mexican gondola ride through festive canals.
  • Dinner with the distinct flavors of Mexican cuisine.
  • Open bar of beer, tequila, rum, and vodka, with soft drinks and aguas frescas.


  • Kayak
  • Ropes Course
  • Children’s Area
  • Jet Boat
  • Monster Truck
  • Zip-line
  • Rafting
  • Delicious food and non-alcoholic beverages

Xplor Fuego

  • Pinwheel, the departure point where the magic begins.
  • Path of Feeling: a fun Way of Dwarfs and Giants; different ecosystems in pitch black darkness at Xensatorium; a walk beneath the Earth in the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries; a place full of nature in The Eden; and a refreshing Xitric Garden in this trail known before as Consensible Circuit.
  • Path of Doing: known before as Inconsensible Circuit, get wondered with a big red Heartbeat; an original and nonsensical Town; a waterslide in Slip; a hover in the sky in Bird Flight; floating down the stream in Riverlaxing; and getting covered in mud from head to toe in the Sludgerie.

Here are 20 instagrammable spots in and near Tulum

  • Tulum Wooden Sculpture aka Ven A La Luz
  • Follow That Dream sign
  • Coco Tulum
  • Selina Tulum
  • Vagalume-Tulum
  • Crooked Tree @ Playa Paraiso de Tulum
  • Big Bunny @ Conestesia Tulum
  • Casa Malca- Pablo Escobar Mansion
  • Roc Luxe Tulum
  • Matcha Mama
  • Cenote Calavera
  • Cenote Dos Ojas
  • Gran Cenote
  • Papaya Playa Project
  • Cenote Suytun
  • Cenote Chukum
  • Hacienda Cenote Oxmán
  • Chichén Itzá
  • TULUM sign -Cervecería Tulum
  • I Scream Bar

I will be adding to this list as I find out more and more fun experience you must put on your Tulum Bucket List. So if you find a new spot or a spot that you want others to know about please leave me a comment.

Things to do in Dallas


So I lived in Dallas For 20 plus years and hadn’t explored Dallas until I befriended out of towners! To my surprise Dallas is a hot spot and there was so much to do outside the comfort of my home🤣😂🤣. 

This is blog post will be added to with more amazing things to do until then check out the below activities from Spas, hotels, museums, bars, amusement parks, and an outdoor movie theatre #ohyeah!


Enjoy the spa as well as getting a couple massage. You can find discounted tickets on Groupon from time to time. 🚨 Be sure to look at the entry day and the expiration date.

Spa Castle

Outdoor/indoor activities 

Dallas Farmer Market

Location: 1010 S. Pearl Expy. 

Price: FREE

When: EVERYday 8:00am-5:00pm except for Wednesday (Weekends are THE  best.)

Six flags

Hurricane Harbor

State Fair (seasonal usually Sept & Oct)

Klyde Warren (food trucks on the weekend). This park is in the heart of downtown Dallas with daily activities click ➡️  Things to do for the events!

From Klyde Warren Park catch the M-line vintage trolly though Uptown- The M-Line’s air-conditioned and heated restored vintage trolleys operate normally 365 days a year, providing safe, clean, reliable, and convenient public transportation free of charge (except charters) in Dallas’ vibrant Uptown Neighborhood. Schedule (click)

whirlyball – a competive mix of lacrosse, basket ball. (located in Plano/Hurst)

Pinstack Bowling -bowling, rock climbing, laser tag, games, bar and chef-inspired cuisine.”


Nylo hôtel rooftop bar (maybe renamed Canvas Hotel) – Address (click here)



Shell shack



Want to take some dope photos?! Please visit Sweet Tooth hotel


More museums listed here


Best places to watch a movie

Drive in movie theatre (Fort Worth)

Paint with a twist


Omgoodness. Texas winos is one of my favorites things to do. When you take the Texas winos tour you will tour up to 3 wineries, provided with a wine glass, a photographer will capture the moments. No need to worry about transportation as they will provide a travel bus (other groups will join you and your party of 2, 3, 4 plus peeps!)

Many popular cities in the USA have a city pass tourist pass where you can visit multiple popular places in that city for a discounted rate. Find the city pass discounted ticket below:

CityPASS Admission Includes


How to recover from abuse.

A fancy title was unnecessary for this unpleasant topic. As I begin to type there’s such a fear for me to continue but I am sure based on God’s secure words that He has not given me a spirit of fear but of peace and a sound mind.

So here we go. Did you know 1 in 10 children have been sexually abused before the age of 18? Click here

Screenshot taken from site


I wanted to touch a few points regarding molestation as well as share my story in hopes to help someone receive necessary healing and freedom from the pain that’s associated with experiencing it.

1. It’s NOT your fault. If a person touched you or performed any sexual acts with you as a child (or against your will) it’s not your fault. Grown ups should protect children at all cost. Unfortunately we live in a very sinful, sexual world. Some people have a desire to seek sex from a child and force themselves to steal a child’s purity and it’s not ok and it’s not your fault. It’s that person’s wicked desire to engage in something God did not make right.

2. Secrecy turns to shame. The violation that one experiences regarding this topic causes some to keep it a secret (especially if they’ve been threatened or asked to). Sometimes horror stories of not being believed causes one to keep their mouth closed until the pain outweighs their shame. The violator May ask for the child to keep it a secret from fear of being exposed to the wickedness they are for sure isn’t right.

3. Confront it- This may be hard but is absolutely necessary for you or the person/child to move on. Accept the fact that it has happened and sadly the past can not be changed but you can absolutely walk in complete freedom the pain. Counceling may help you. Talking about it is one way of confronting what happened and processing it.

4. Forgive the violator. A lot of people think forgiving a person is giving them a pass to continue on misbehaving, or saying that they are right and that’s not the case. Being molested is not right and when you forgive that person that violated you, it will FREE you from the pain they afflicted upon you.  I saw a fb post the other day, ‘when we don’t forgive it’s like drinking poison expecting the other person to die.’

5. Enjoy life– The past can not be changed but your future can be. There’s so much in life for you to experience and I want everyone that has experienced molestation to know that there’s such a beautiful World for one to experience. The pain you encounter doesn’t have to be a weight you carry for a lifetime. You can enjoy life and live a healthy life although you’ve experienced this tragedy as a child. I am a living testimony.


On to my testimony:

Around the age of four I was molested by an extended family member. Looking back on it; it seemed normal. I was a child and he said, ‘let’s be friends.’ And then he did what he did to me and said, ‘it’s our secret, don’t tell anyone.’ The last time it happened I guess my little child self was fed up and I told him. ‘I didn’t want to be friends anymore.’ And He never touched me again (actually I think a family member suspected something and eventually he was removed from the household). I remember going to school one day and the school had a puppet program and it was about molestation (kid friendly). At the end of the program the question was asked, ‘Has anyone touched you?!’ And I remember wanting to say something (in fact I used to have a lot of black outs from my memory around that time so I am not for sure if I did or not.) At the age of 11 I shared with one of my friends what happened and she shared that she too was molested. Sharing with my friend gave me the courage to share with another friend and she was molested to. When I got older I did alot of research and found some devastating statiscs on molestation. It happens so often and usually with someone in the family or close to it. The violated can easily become the violator and it turns in to vicious cycle.

Sharing with my family wasn’t done in a pleasant way at all. In fact it was messy, chaotic and disrespectful. I was 21 years old and the guilt of my own sins (having sex before marriage, doing drugs, not honoring my Dad) and the shame of molestation was such a heavy burden for me to carry. I literally told my family and later wanted to commit suicide (I’ll be doing a blog on suicide at a later date.) Later that week I gave my life to Jesus and entered such a loving relationship with Him. Jesus not only healed my heart but freed me from all the pain I encountered as a child!


How did I forgive the man that violated me? I just remember struggling with a particular sin and meditating on the scripture, ‘all fall short of the glory of God.’ And I thought about all the bad things I did and how out of control I was and felt. I mean I was a thief, liar, backstabber, drama starter, disrespectful and much more. Jesus died for and forgave me just as he died for the man that molested me. Soon my heart was softened. I don’t think anyone truly wants to hurt a child however I believe being controlled by a sinful nature can cause a person to do ungodly things.  This thought allowed me to whole heartedly forgive him and move on. That moment has also caused me to be more understanding and merciful regarding people’s choices to choose wickedness over righteousness. I take great comfort in knowing, ‘that all things work together for good for those who love God.’ Being molested didn’t destroy me but I do believe if one isn’t healed the pain associated with the violation will kill the person; Unforgivess, shame, and pain can cause physical sickness in the body. We can get the counseling we need to move forward and enjoy the life God has gifted to us.


Check out this blog on how to spot a molester :

I hope this helps you or helps you understand molestation a little more. I pray that the Lord heals your heart completely if you’ve been violated in any way shape or form. I pray that you truly walk in the freedom God has planned for your life. Please feel free to leave me  comment or a DM if you would like through social media.


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We are being sent to dangerous environments! Are you prepared?!


Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.“ Matt 10:16

Wolves are natorious for preying on sheep. Wolves will hunt and eat a sheep. This gruesome message from Jesus isn’t something to take lightly. I am sending you to very dangerous situations. I am sending you to a situation where the people would like to devour you. Be as clever (shrewd) as snakes and harmless as dove. Be strategic. Be aware. Be sober of people and your surroundings.


Oh I am so thankful for the Bible. Every word provided in it is so  critical for our understanding and walking by faith.  The warnings and messages will serve as important treassures to live by, to be gaurded in, and to meditate on. It’s beautiful because the Lord not only thought of everything so we might have success as faithful children but God also provided the very tools so that we would have the ability to walk it out. The very best resource we have is the Holy Spirit that perfectly teaches us all things, warns us about all things, convicts us, leads us, and comforts us. The Holy Spirit is such an amazing resource.

The things that lurk for us in the darkness can be exposed. The advice is clear be as shrewd as a snake.


Be sharp, be smart, be wise and be clever. Be a sharp player on defense. Don’t lie and wait to be devoured. We have been given the resources to pass the test and to endure to the end. We can do this! How am I so confident?! Because my hope and Faith is in His Word. His precious words that haven’t been found to be a lie even today. We can do ALL things through Christ. It’s time to put on our Holy warrior equipment and endure.


We must be wise and be as harmless as doves remembering that though these evil spirits are operating through man at times we must remember who the enemy is. Every Human on this Earth has an opportunity to receive Jesus as their Lord and savior and the moment they do makes them our sibling. We must be harmless because this war isn’t against flesh and blood but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12


Are you prepared to fight? Are you aware you are in a war? Are you acknowledging that Jesus is sending us as sheep amongst wolves? Don’t be shocked when an attack comes (because it will come), be ready! We have no need to worry or fear any enemy because the Lion (Jesus) not only walks with us but lives in us.



What are you listening to?

What’s ringing in your ears? What’s on repeat on Spotify? What tv show are you scheduled to watch this week? What sermon are you meditating on? What scripture is flowing through your mind?


My Pastor (Tim Ross) said that when He was speaking to someone they mentioned Fox News  this and Fox News that and immediately He had a thought oh Fox News is your Rabbi. I totally understood how that conclusion could be made just from listening to her speak continuously on what Fox News shared with her (subconsciencly it was shaping the way she thought). So personally I am not someone who watches the news often and this blog post wasn’t written to tell you what not to listen to; However it is written to encourage you to be intentional about hearing the Word of God, good and pure things every chance you can.

BCD257DD-2ED4-4A00-8FB6-A76EFCEC61EDThe Bible is firm to advise us that Faith comes by hearing…! Let’s stop here for a moment and discuss what faith is.


So faith (my complete trust) comes by hearing. P E R I O D. So what should I be tuning my ear to? What should I be listening to? In this very dark World where at any giving moment I could hear an impure sexual comment, injustice statement, war, crooked politician or fear driven announcement about food being released with some unhealthy bacteria at work/school/Church/TV/Radio.

SN: I read a title of a blog where it stated that “Too much bad news can make you sick.” I disagree with this statement. Here is why: What happens to the people that work in a ‘bad news industry’ like a shelter, counseling agency, or CPS? For 40 hours one in those industries can hear a lot of bad news. I believe it’s our faith  in Christ that helps when we hear bad news. When hearing bad news that’s just a fact but what is the Truth? What does the Word of God say regarding that situation? In the Bible it informs us that we will hear about ‘rumors of wars’ (Matt 24:6) almost like it’s saying ‘hey you are going to hear ‘bad news’ but stay focused don’t be distracted, meditate on pure things.

Full circle: We can put our faith in anything we hear, that’s why I’m thankful Paul left us with some guidance in Romans 10:17 ‘Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the Word of God’. When we hear things on a day to day basis if we are not careful and use discernement we can begin to meditate on things that eat away at our soul. Words we hear can easily become our truth if we are not making an intentional decision to take thoughts captive and make them obey Christ (2 Cor 10:5). But how would one know what thoughts to take captive? That’s easy! The ones that don’t add up with God’s Word, the truth in the Bible and the Words the Holy Spirit speaks to us (which aligns with the Bible).


#HeartCheck101 What are you listening to? What’s playing in your earlobes that the Devil will use to distract you and pull you away from our God. That’s  been the Devil’s aim when causing words to be spoken/sung/rapped contrary to His word. Remember this scripture ‘life and death is in the power of the tongue.. and they that love it shall eat the fruit of it.’ Proverbs 18:21 You wouldn’t intentionally eat something that’s poisoned right? So why speak poison or allow yourself to meditate on it? Fight that spoken poison that enters your ears with the Word of God and most importantly do your best to be careful what you tune your ears to hear and meditate on pure things to the best of your ability.


I hope this blesses everyone who reads is and encourages you all to continue (or become) Intentional about what you listen to.

The ultimate end to slavery! By Sherry Thorpe


Today is Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated in the USA mainly by African Americans. Juneteenth is the celebration of freedom amongst last remaining enslaved persons in the United States on June 19, 1965.

To explain this in a short way: Slavery had ended a couple of years before the news had  reached the slaves in Texas and some other states in the south. The Texas slaves were still being enslaved by their masters although they were legally free. So troops were sent to address the issue and announced the slaves freedom on June 19, 1965! Happy Juneteenth❤️

“General Order No. 3”

The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.

That’s crazy to be free and not know that you were free. To be enslaved working for a master who is technically not your master. To endure hundreds of years of slavery and be free and not know it. You know what you do when you are legally free and you don’t know it? You remain enslaved because how would you know unless a messenger was sent to tell you? To tell you that look you guys YOU ARE NO LONGER SLAVES. You are free! The hope of freedom is no longer some far away desire it’s now reality and YOU ARE FREE. What does freedom look like? What does that even mean, I’ve been a slave most if not all of my life. I’ve hoped to be free but now that it is here what does it actually mean. Well for one it means that you get paid wages for your work. You are no longer bound to fully obey “the masters” command being that even your masters have been stripped of the title “slave master.” You are simply free.

I can not imagine the thoughts fully, the joy that was experienced by the newly freed slaves on that day. What beautiful experience to know that you are no longer enslaved but indeed you are free.

Because I am a Christian and this paints the picture of being enslaved by Satan in this World, I feel compelled to say unless YOU are in Christ you are in the condition of being a slave. You are enslaved just like I was enslaved by Satan until someone told me Jesus was sent to this Earth to free all of humanity. Jesus was sent to rescue us from the Devils hand and I am His messenger. I am an unashamed messenger of the gospel of Christ that has the power to FREE YOU in Christ. Oh Sherry I don’t know what you are talking about I’m not a slave lol look at my life I’m truly free.

Harriet Tubman has this famous quote that I believe relates to what Jesus could say today when His believer share the gospel and are turned Dow by the hearers (pic below)


She could’ve freed a thousand more…

Side note: Harriet carried a gun to threaten any one that wanted to give up and turn around being that it could’ve endangered the other ones if a person chose to return to slavery. WOW

We may all know that even though the newly freed slaves were freed they faced much difficulty for many years to come. We too as Christians will have trials and tribulations as Jesus advised but he also said to take heart for He has overcome the World” John 16:33 Why would Jesus need to overcome the World? If the World (as it is sometimes portrayed) is this beautiful wonderful place why did Jesus need to overcome it? Could it be that that this World enslaves those that are not in Christ and sometimes those that are in Christ are still enslaved and bound because of our lack of knowledge and power (I know this has been my experience) Why did Jesus say, “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Matt 16:26 Why would that be the exchange – The World for my soul? Why wouldn’t we be able to have both. I am not sure but I know personally I’ve experienced this World enslave me with worrying, pursuing worthless materials things, being bound to lustful and shameful things. In the past being suicidal I know for sure that bound by the cares of this World that the only way I thought I could escape was through death. In a way I was Right – death was the answer but not a physical killing my body by death but a death through Jesus Christ. A death to my former life that I lived without Christ and being resurrected receiving eternal life in Christ. It was this new life that freed me and it’s freeing me totally. This is true freedom. To be saved is to be free! We don’t have to be slaves to this World or Satan. The Bible says:

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36


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