Month: April 2023

The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

The Comeback Kid: David the Underdog

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

1 Samuel 17:45-50 (NIV)

The term comeback kid means a person who repeatedly demonstrates the prosperity to overcome tragedy, and rebound to triumph and victory. Let’s look at our comeback kid, a young David. David was the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, He spent much of his boyhood tending his family’s flock. One day he was summoned from the fields by the prophet Samuel, who anointed him king of Israel while Saul was still king. When Israel came into conflict with the Philistines, David’s brothers went to fight for king Saul. We see David- the underdog traveling back and forth to the camp to bring his brothers food and supplies. But this kid was meant for so much more.

Everyone loves the underdog/comeback kid, from Rocky Balboa, in all the Rocky movies, to real life stories like, Schinder’s List and Hidden Figures. How about those amazing documentaries that take us on the personal journeys of agonies, defeat, and a will to overcome illness, addiction, and the homelessness of skid row. And  those we know personally who overcame many obstacles  of what seemed like impossible odds to reach their dreams: Things like: first to finish high school, college, buy a home, or start a business.

Whether you’ve had tons of victories in life, or very few, the bible says that if you are in Christ, you’re an over comer! What does it mean to be an over comer in the Bible? It’s is our faith in Christ to persevere through the obstacles. It’s about staying true to God, even when it’s not easy. When it gets hard.

Here are some thoughts to take with you as you face the giants in your life:

Start by show up, reaching further than you have, means doing things you’ve never done.

When things get hard, Don’t run away. Press on through.

Don’t let fear rob you of taking chances.

You don’t have time to get lost in what other people think.

Stay true to yourself, and use what works for you.

Understand the rewards of winning.

No time like the present. Start with where you are and with what you’ve got.

David chose five smooth stones. He did not choose someone else’s weapon, he chose what he knew would work for him. That knowledge though the power of God, empower him to defeat Goliath.

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.



Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!


“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” James 1:2 NLT

We have all been there, feeling the weight of life’s problems on every side. We have felt it in our relationships with others, dreams that are still just dreams, finances running away from us like water, deadlines missed and the  frustration it brings. How much more can a sista take? But look at God leading me to James 1:2. Imagine that,  considering all of my troubles as an opportunity for great joy. 

James wrote today’s key verse during a time when people faced great persecution, unrelenting trials and sufferings — from murder to imprisonment — at the hand of Saul, who was zealous in his efforts to destroy the church and anyone associated with Jesus. As a result, they juggled an array of emotions, including fear, mourning, confusion, loneliness and even hopelessness. Some fled their homes in fear for their lives. They lived in poverty, forced to scrounge for food to survive. Some were sick, and everyone was exhausted. They had every right to be negative and pessimistic. I can only imagine as they sunk under the weight of seemingly insurmountable problems and fears, that their faith might have been sinking, too.

When life gets hard, it’s difficult to avoid letting a bad attitude take over our minds and rule our lives. We might not experience religious persecution as those first believers did, but let’s face it: People hurt us, the past haunts us, coworkers mistreat us, parents don’t love us, friends don’t consider us, spouses don’t honor us, children don’t appreciate or respect us, finances don’t support us, and our health doesn’t sustain us. James’ instructions to the believers of his time can help us, too.

It’s imperative that we seek God’s guidance about every aspect of our lives and allow Him to work out His perfect will. Friends let us take on his values, attitude, and character. I realizing my attitude was my choice, and knowing whatever circumstances I faced didn’t have the power to dictate that attitude unless I let them. The only thing we have to lose by choosing a positive attitude is a negative one.

Lord, free us from the shackles of a bad attitude. Work in our hearts and minds to change my thoughts from negative to positive — despite the struggles I face. Fill me with a joy that can only come from You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Remember friends, we are each others’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

Book Trailer: The Armor Project

Book Trailer: The Armor Project



She brought you her first book, Out of the Belly. 

Jannie V.  Cudjo-Moore is back with her second offering, The Armor Project, coming soon.

Join Jannie on her new written journey to find what was lost. She’s going to get you 🤔😂😢

Thank you for watching The Armor Project Book Trailer ☺️

Thank you, Husband Michael ‘Anthony Moore for taking photos of me.

Thank you, Daughter Cherelle Nicole Kozak for your KozyLipz products.











Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!


“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” I Peter 3:15-16 NIV

As Christian soldiers, Scripture tells us that we must always be ready to tell others the good news. The dictionary defines the word preparation as, the action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration, something done to get ready for an event or undertaking, and in order to get ready for.

Before any well-trained soldier goes to battle, he or she must inspect their equipment to make sure they are fully prepared to face and defeat every attack of the enemy. I read about the importance of sanctifying ourselves for battle. Sanctify means to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate, make legitimate or binding by religious sanction, and to purify. I view this as an intense focus and the seriousness of the duties before us.

As armor wearing soldiers, it represents our commitment to put into action the protection God has provided us. Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

How do you fight against something that you cannot necessarily see? How can we prepare for spiritual warfare today?

Here are a few ways that may help us:

  • Remember past victories, the song writer sang, look where he brought me from. Can you see where you were and how God has carried you through obstacles in your life. You’re still here friends, through it all, that’s the beginning of a great testimony. You know for yourself that God can do anything, but FAIL.
  • Remember God is always with us. Psalms 139:7-12, reminds us that we are never alone. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you, the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
  • Know that God fights for you, the battle is the Lords, trust him as he teaches us how to fight on our knees and in the prayer closets of our hearts. Get your prayer and praise on daily. I keep a heavenly Jam in my head, my coworkers are used to seeing me just a dancing. When I think of all he has done, I just can’t help myself.
  • Determine to Know God More, Gods Word is how we come to know him.  Through His Word entire nations are brought to their knees. It was at his Words, “let there be light” that this world came into existence. God’s Word breathed into Adam, rendering the clay figure alive.  It was his Word, that parted the sea allowing Moses and the children of Israel to cross to the other side. At His Word, the great fish housed a disobedient Jonah. God’s Word was made flesh through, Jesus who spoke Words of healing and deliverance. The book of Hebrews tells us that the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints, and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Our weapons are not carnal…but mighty through God to the pulling down of the enemy’s strongholds. The only way that is done is because Gods Word LIVES!
  • Keep your Armor On! Dress your soul like you dress your body-Everyday. The Belt of Truth, Breastplate of Righteousness, Shoes of Peace, Shield of Faith, Helmet of Salvation, Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Stay woke as we all watch and pray on through. Just as hunters use snares to catch animals and armies set traps to misdirect or eliminate their enemies, our spiritual adversaries deploy the same tactics against us. And so, we seek God’s wisdom, which gives us discernment to spot temptation, deceit, and other traps that catch us in the snare of the enemy.

We are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

Jesus Changes Everything

Jesus Changes Everything

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Jesus Changes Everything

John 19:28-30 NKJV

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Passing by the city bus stations, I read a message plastered to the side of one of the buses: It read: Jesus changes everything. In my own life, I thought about those words and how true they were for me. I was able to see how He has changed everything for me. Through His sacrifice on the Cross, he paid it all for our sins and saved us from eternal damnation at the hands of our enemy, Satan.

 When he conquered the grave, Jesus not only claimed his authority over death, but he also opened the gates of heaven by offering us the gift of salvation, thus enabling us to live in eternal righteousness with God. He loved us so much, that he showed that while we were sinners, He died for us.

 Yes, Jesus Changes everything. He brings to us transformation. 

·      Jesus Transforms our Mind– And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good, acceptable and the perfect will of God. Whether we like it or not, there are influences in our culture, both good and bad. What do you bring to the table of influence in shaping the lives of others?

·      Jesus Transforms our desires-Delight yourselves also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Sure we all want God to grant us the desires of our hearts. But has there been those times that something you thought you wanted, you really didn’t want at all? What do you desire most from God in your life?

·      Jesus Transforms our Relationships-Jesus has a way of transforming the way we interact with others, from family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus commands us to love one another the way he loves us. What does loving others look like for you?

·      Jesus Transforms our Purpose-One of the most amazing things about following Christ is the purpose he will establish in our lives. It is nothing like knowing your purpose as you do what God has given you with joy and a smile. When we live out our purpose, we become a part of something so much bigger than ourselves. We show courage because of our faith in the promises of God through his Word. Remember, in all things we are more than conquerors through him that loves us. Yes friends, Faith over fear, are you ready to show up, and let the God in you show out?

Here are a few examples of how contact with Jesus Changes everything

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man blind from birth. Jesus said, While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with spit, and put it on the man’s eyes.  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. Jesus changes everything. 

Then Jesus went to Jairus’s house. The house was filled with people who were crying because of the little girl’s death. It’s too late, but Jesus took the girl by the hand. He told her to get up. She stood up and walked. Jesus Changes everything. 

There was a certain man who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to get well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, He took up his bed, and walked. Jesus changes everything.

He turned the water to wine, feed the multitude with fish and bread. He cast out demons, calms the storms, healed the sick and cured the lame­. 

Yes, Jesus changes everything.

Remember we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.