Let the Joy of Your Lord!

April 23, 2013 2:01 am | No Comments

Let the joy of your Lord be your strength today. Speak life to the dry bones of life. Don’t drink from the cup of this world, it will leave you thirsty. Today hold your cup to your God and say, “Lord give me living water for I want your will, our life to satisfy me.”

Know all else will leave you empty and cheating yourself, and cheating your God; your first love. Be filled today by the source of life that keeps all things. He alone is all powerful. He loves you, His sons and daughters of the Most High Blessed!

Obstacle or Opportunity?

June 21, 2012 11:45 pm | 3 Comments

I blow the dusk off of a notebook of a forgotten blog called a “Class Called Lady.”  It has been long since I have written for you.  With a repentant heart I test the bell.  Forgiveness reigns as the bell sounds, for class is about to be in session.  Awaken ladies awake.

I, an older watchman of this generation, have come to teach.  Awake!  Clothe yourselves with strength.  Rise from the dust and remove your chains.

Isaiah 52:1-2: Our savior, Jesus Christ, has opened the eyes of the blind and told you, before time, what would come.  An unprepared, sitting in the dark, surprised warrior you should not be!  The light of truth shines its light in the darkness revealing that in this life you will have trials and tribulations.  With that said I ask you to question yourself.  Are you overcoming your pre-warned situation or have you chosen laying, staying and praying?  Let me explain: [More]

Naked Truth

January 10, 2011 10:16 pm | 7 Comments

I sound the bell early in this post due to its level of urgency. Ladies there is not a second to waste!! The time is at hand, we have been in this place too long.  We shall move and call Heaven to Earth. Have we not called ourselves over-comers, but continually allowed the victory to elude us? We allow ourselves to be trapped. Let us no longer be trapped by the lies we tell ourselves. Can we ask the Great Helper, the Holy Spirit to help us be honest in our secret place? God is a god of truth. What make us think that he will deal with us on any other terms? We ask for the power-on-high to deal with our situation. But we lack the courage to be truthful about our situation. I have two words that I pray will help us all remedy this dilemma. Get Naked!! [More]

I was sitting in my chair at work, and enjoying some down time after my morning rush of clients, when I was taken by surprise by the lyrics of a song that was playing overhead. The lyrics of the song made my eyebrows drop and come together in confusion. Had I heard the songstress correctly? I could not believe what it was that I was hearing, so I closed my eyes, to hear her better and to my amazement I had heard her correctly!

The songstress was indeed telling her story of a cheating lover. He was mentally breaking her down with his lack of respect for her and she was feeling confused about what to do about the situation. The young lady knew that there was someone else in her boyfriend’s life. She confirmed his cheating by putting forth two questions 1. Should she call the chick up and start some mess or 2. Be a lady because she wanted to have his babies? [More]

Taking Care of Business!

March 11, 2010 10:32 am | 4 Comments

Maybe more than once in your life you will look around and ask yourself these two questions:

  1. What is my purpose in life?
  2. And how is it that I am not doing more with the life God has given me?

It is not uncommon to question oneself and sometimes this kind of questioning wakes us up and shakes us out of our daily slumps.

I believe that God has set us free so that we can accomplish his will by taking care of his business. I think that as believers we should be committed to be ready to show the love and power of God. The world so desperately needs to see and know that Gods is here. [More]

Move Past Your Past

January 26, 2010 10:33 pm | 2 Comments

I am amazed at how a few words, formed together to make a statement, can evoke a power that you never knew existed. The bible shows us that words are among the most powerful forces on earth. So, I ask you, “What else has the ability to change your mind, move you past your fears and start you in the direction of finding your destiny, other than words?

Words have the ability to do just that and more. Words can touch you, but they never really have to physically touch you. They have the power to move you, like a blowing wind that you can neither see nor smell, yet it can topple you over seemingly effortlessly.  For instance, the spoken words, “I am sorry,” can melt even an offense to your heart.  Words can change the hearts and minds of a whole generation. In fact, it was the power of the spoken word that God used to set the foundation of the earth when he called all things into existence. [More]

Follow The Leader?

January 10, 2010 10:10 am | No Comments

One day at work I was having a friendly conversation with one of my clients when she ended our conversation with a statement I have heard all too often.  She said, “These young girls will have to learn the hard way.”

I began to envision a hole in the ground.  The hole was not hidden; it was out in the open for all to see.  I could see a long line of young girls falling into this hole.  I hoped that they would have seen others fall and would have stepped around the hole, but instead they continued to fall into the hole—one right after another, as if each were tied to the girl in front of her and had no control over her decisions to take a different route. [More]

Why do We Rush to Grown Up Street?

December 20, 2009 10:56 pm | 6 Comments

I was reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 and it made me ask this question. “Why do young ladies rush to Grown Street?” Is it because they think that Grown Street is a place that will disappear before their time?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 reveals that there is an appointed time for everything and everything has its appointed time. So again, I ask the million dollar question, “What’s the hurry to be grown?”

Do you all not know that you are only young for a short while and then you have to be grown for the rest of your lives? There are important lessons for you to learn at every stage of development in your lives. You will never run out of things to do or lessons to learn. And the things that you are rushing to experience have their own timer set on them. Do you not understand that it is a luxury to be able to mature at the appointed time? You may say that you have never heard such a silly thing. And you may be right in saying that, but do you think that we, as ladies, can rush our time by not learning to be patient with ourselves? [More]

The Act Was Bad But Baby You Are Not

December 11, 2009 7:22 am | 4 Comments

I asked her to look into the mirror and tell me one thing that she liked about herself.
She looked to the floor and mumbled, “There is nothing that I like about myself. There is nothing good about me.”

It saddened me to hear her say this, so I quickly came to her defense and said, “Just tell me one thing. We don’t need a list of things, just one.”

Now getting upset because of my apparent lack of understanding, she yelled, with a tone of pain and guilt, “No, there’s NOTHING good about me! You don’t know what I have done or what was done to me.”

Thinking I knew all about her. I said, “Ok, tell me the truth about your life, let’s talk,” and boy did she talk. [More]

Who’s R U ?

December 4, 2009 12:49 am | 5 Comments

I was once told that if our young ladies knew who they came from, they would carry themselves more like ladies. And when I heard this I rolled my eyes, not really understanding that those words were so very true.  And the old lady who spoke them to me was opening a window of wisdom I would one day look into and see for myself.

Thank God, I never forgot those words of wisdom because those words stayed on my mind for so long I began asking myself “If they were true?”  Would we, as young ladies, really behave better if we knew from whom we came? Would I have behaved more like a young lady?  But what did knowing where I come from have to do with how I was behaving? [More]


about imageTarita A. Ross was born in Wichita, Kansas and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She writes and blogs about issues important to young women who want to embrace the class and sophistication found in women of God.