Archive | November 2015

WIFE TALK: Wife First

I posted this status on Facebook a few years ago and thought it was a great reminder to put our vows before all the other jobs we encounter. 

I know I’m not the only one…

I don’t know what it is about my anniversary that makes me feel like a new woman in love all over again.  I go out out of my way to look extraordinary to remind Kevin of why he picked me.  BUT THEN I think about my daily routine prior to 11/1.  It is always my intention to be a wife first but often I forget.  When Kevin comes home he is tired, I’m tired, Kenden is tired.  We eat, prepare for bed, etc and it starts all over the next day.  This is no one’s fault.  It happens to all of us.  So I encourage all my wife friends to make it your mission to be a wife. 

FYI THIS IS NOT A SEX THEMED POST <–your bedroom is your business–> this is an enjoy your position fully post.

Start little by little.  Maybe adjust children’s bedtime routines to ensure you two have daily alone time.  Talk and listen to each other MORE THAN the basic “how was work?”  Discuss your goals, dreams, tell the stories of how you met.  Maybe include some adjustments in what you wear to bed.  I’m not saying spend every night covered in silk and lace <–but if you do go on girl!–> but there are many cute cotton chemise gowns that can replace an old laundry day t-shirt.  And it will make you feel better.

Ladies this job gives us a million additional titles per our family.  There is a way to manage it all. WIFE FIRST!!  I’ve been doing this and it works.  Don’t know how long before old habits resurface but I will always have this post as a reminder and my short list to hold me accountable.

Remember your marriage is victorious,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

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Remember, life is too short to wear bad lipstick! 
Smooches,

~Ta’Neisha K.~

#8isgreat My Marriage Is Redeemed

Today I celebrate EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of holy matrimony to my wonderful husband, Kevin. For the past week I’ve been posting all the things I love about being married and I had to share them with you all. The count down leads to a recent video where I shared how God redeemed my marriage through his word and a great marriage ministry. I hope you enjoy it and appreciate your spouse even more. Also, check the end for additional marriage encouragement blogs. 
  
In 7 days I will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage to Kevin Kemp. Let the count down of marvelous things and compliments begin! During our 8 years I’ve watched my husband grow into an amazing man. People have always complimented me for being his cheerleader and I will never stop, lest some thot, I mean rock cry out for me. His leadership has kept us on an upward path and I’m glad he is wholeheartedly following The Most High. His presence in our home exemplifies God’s definition of love because he is so patient with me, kind to me, and definitely doesn’t keep a record of my wrongs. His love for me proves that God’s word is true and can still be applied in 2015. There is nothing like being with the man that God designed with me in mind, for me to mind. FYI #8isgreat and #TeamKEMP is almost there. #November1st​

In 6 days we will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage!  I still remember every vivid detail of the day he asked me to marry him.  I still remember every moment from our intimate wedding.  It is amazing how much our life has changed in just 8, seemingly short years.  My husband is my hero because his hard work funds #TeamKEMP and he has never complained about it.  He allows me the grand opportunity to be a homemaker and has entrusted me to educate our children.  He is a phenomenal provider and because of his due diligence, we want for nothing.  Only The Most High can multiply exponentially by subtracting an income.  I’m just grateful for a husband that doesn’t mind going to work!  Kevin Kemp is a super provider, priest/pastor, and protector. #8isgreat

In 4 days I will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage to Kevin Kemp! I’m a bit excited, can you tell? My husband is the best pastor that I’ve ever had. He loves me just as commanded in the word of God. He always teaches us Bible studies and we get a snippet of his sermons first. My favorite time in our marriage was when we didn’t have a church home and he would sit us down throughout the week and teach. That season was awesome because I got to see how much he had grown. Also love the fact that he lives what he teaches because a sermon is better caught than taught. People are often surprised to hear the things that we have went through because looking at us now you would never know. But, that is how believers are supposed to look. God’s grace and mercy is amazing. The blood of Jesus can transform you! Our family and marriage is a testimony to what our Sovereign and Almighty God can do. #8isgreat #TeamKEMP

  

Since life kept me from posting yesterday, I had to share two things today about Kevin Kemp.  My husband is a great protector. I feel so safe with him but not just naturally safe.  Although, I’m definitely not nervous if something were to go down because my husband has the coldest hands and Denton, TX. He is also still looking for Mr. Clean from the library incident.  My husband protects my emotions by handling issues without me even knowing. He also calms me down during my outbursts and ensures that I don’t make any rash decisions that will adversely affect our witness. <– Yep. The secret to taming the infamous Pop Off Ministry is a Godly husband. #getyouone  My husband also protects me spiritually which is greatly appreciated.  He is my covering. <–#thatsbible His guidance ensures that we are not taken advantage of.  He equips me with the a clear understanding of the word so I can teach our children.  Did y’all know that we will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage in just 4 days or nah? πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’ž πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’ž #8isgreat #TeamKEMP

In 3 days, #TeamKEMP will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage and I am super excited about it.  Today we will keep it short and sweet.  My husband is loved and respected throughout our community. I find it hilarious that people who deem us “radical” and “super saved” assume that we are not liked.  Well, just let it forever be known that people like us, love us, and we have friends.  No matter what church we are at, he volunteers to help out or someone asks him to help out.  One day he spent most of the service seating people at OCBF like we were members.  Kevin Kemp is a phenomenal leader and a diligent worker for the Kingdom. #8isgreat #iluhKevin

Today, I am complimenting Kevin Kemp on ORDER.  Oh yes, he runs a tight ship and makes sure the entire family falls in line.  His instructions aren’t hard to follow and ensure our home is not divided.  EVERY decision, aside from the annual Vice palette purchase, goes through him.  It has to because the weight of our family’s success falls on his shoulders.  Now, a long, loong, looooooong time ago I might have went against the order.  But, I was foolish and viewed God’s order as control.  Yep, I was one of those anti-submission type of Christian women.  I was one of those “always have a plan B” type of women.  But one day I had to realize that if I kept being disobedient or focusing on plan B, I was going to destroy God’s perfect plan A.  I thank God for my light bulb moment.  It was then that I realized I was a foolish woman, destroying my home with my hands.  That’s when God transformed me and over the years wisdom has come.  I build my home now and most importantly I THANK GOD FOR DIVINE ORDER!!  I THANK GOD FOR SUBMISSION!!  Kemp carries the weight of our team well and I try my best to help him by doing my part.  His house is in order which also qualifies him to preach God’s word. #thatsbible In just 2 days we will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage. #8isgreat #TeamKEMP

  
Tomorrow we will be celebrating EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of marriage.  It doesn’t seem like a long time at all but I’m grateful for everything we’ve achieved.  Today, I had to compliment Kevin Kemp on his goal setting and follow through.  Looking at his original board (I love it when he breaks boards), he has accomplished every goal he set for us that year.  Sometimes I feel stalled and get frustrated wondering is the next goal going to happen.  Husband always keeps his cool, ensures me that we are on track, and reminds me of all the things we’ve achieved. <— So glad he isn’t hemotional.  I have several options after his reminders but I always choose to trust our path.  He is obedient to God and I’m obedient to him so I know that we will get those desires.  In fact, since he seeks God in everything, all of his desires are what God desires for us.  That’s what you call Psalm 37:4-5 coming to life. #thatsbible #TeamKEMP #8isgreat #iluhKevin

Today I celebrate EIGHT GLORIOUS YEARS of holy matrimony to Kevin Kemp.  Every year I pray that God gives him a better wife and he does by changing me.  I’m honored to be his wife and to serve such a phenomenal protector, provider, and priest.  Today I thank God for Kevin being a phenomenal father.   I love it when our sons try to walk and talk like him.  His daily presence in our home definitely makes a difference.  The message last night reminded me that I have the opportunity to show my children something different.  Kevin has always been so patient with me as I learned what having him in the home truly meant.  My husband is changing the world, one Kemp at a time by being a great husband and attentive father.  So glad our marriage is redeemed and I look forward to every anniversary we will spend together. #8isgreat #TeamKEMP #iluhKevin

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Make this week exquisite, 

~Ta’Neisha K.~