Brittney Moses is a young happily married wife of Jonnese Moses and mother to Austin who’s passionate about seeing this generation live on purpose. In June 2012 the Los Angeles native founded a worldwide organization called Unashamed Impact encouraging young leaders to rise to their calling and be proactive in their cities through leadership development and community outreach.
Posted 11/21/14 at 10:53 AM | Brittney Moses
1. You take it with you to the bathroom…all the time.
Back in the day the lavatory, yes I said lavatory, was known for reading the newspaper and doing our best thinking! Why not use that time to check on a few people online? I don’t think anything’s wrong with this, maybe not until you find yourself doing it just about every-single-time. When our smartphone is taking over our attention everywhere including our every moment of, ahem, solitude in the restroom, it might be a sign we’re addicted to checking our phones.
2. It lives between your hand and your pocket.
Your phone is subconsciously known to only be in one of two places. If it’s not in your hand it’s been transferred to your pocket and if it’s not in your pocket its in your hand. These are the basic motions all day, every day when it comes to you and your smartphone. It is now one with your body. If it’s not in one of those two places it might as well be lost.
3. You jump to check every notification.
The downside of social media is that it has created a culture of acceptance cravings in our generation. Every like, every retweet, every positive comment, every compliment can translate as “I’m being accepted!” and that becomes addicting deep down for a lot of people; especially those who may be struggling with rejection or insecurity that needs to be validated by other people in order to affirm themselves. So in this case, it’s probably a deeper underlying self-value issue that can tie a person into being addicted to checking their notifications every 5 seconds.
Posted 11/20/14 at 11:02 AM | Brittney Moses
And so the world begins to prepare for the Holidays the moment Halloween ends! I went into Walmart the other day and the aisles we already lined with gifts and decorations. A chill of excitement stirred me as It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas rang in my head. I don’t know about you but I love the spirit of this time of year. I personally had a lot of great childhood memories when Christmas came around and my parents did everything they could to make sure it was special for us. For others, you may not have had the same experience. But we have an opportunity to restore the joy, love and peace of the season to our families with just enough effort.
I want Austin to grow up with warm memories of the Christmas season and most of all I want him to know that Jesus is the reason for the season. So we’re going to start up our own set of Family Christmas Traditions to make this season bright! FULL POST
Posted 11/17/14 at 1:29 PM | Brittney Moses
In today’s culture a woman of virtue is hard to find. She’s like a diamond in the rocks because today’s women want attention more than respect. But the true value of a woman is eternally priceless and the one who recognizes this refuses to compromise herself to anything less than she knows her worth to be.
A virtuous woman never goes out of style. You won’t find her posing half-naked for a million likes or popping off at the mouth without self-control. She’s not the type of girl you text for spontaneous pleasures. When you’re around her you’ll feel the sense to treat her and talk to her with decency. In fact, she may not be like any girl you’ve ever known.
No, this woman is “wifey material” because she takes her life seriously and surrounds herself with purpose. She behaves with dignity and speaks with wisdom. She lives for the things that matter and is honored in her home along with everyone she meets. She won’t settle for the depraved standards of the world because she is full of confidence in the woman she was crafted to be. Yet her spirit is gentle and her words are kind. She’s generous with her love and extends her hands to those in need. She’s not perfect but she knows who she is in Christ. FULL POST
Posted 11/14/14 at 4:51 PM | Brittney Moses
It's time the world takes us seriously...but it starts with us.
1. Follow Through with Commitments
Being committed means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you. When we can consistently follow through completely we build an inner integrity that gives us the courage to accept more responsibilities for our lives. If we can’t uphold commitments we’ll lose the trust of those around us and stunt our own growth to take on more. And if we’re going to be taken seriously as adults in today’s society, it’s time we be men and women of our word.
2. Wake Up Earlier
Take it from someone who favors late night inspiration over early mornings. Waking up early always gives us a head start on the day. Not only that but the world is already moving and getting things done. If we’re really going to be serious about our lives and take care of business it’s time to stop hitting the snooze button 5 times and get with it! The way we start our day is always a game changer. Plus, having that moment of quiet time in the morning is the difference between entering your day in a chaotic rush or a refreshing peace. FULL POST
Posted 11/12/14 at 5:17 PM | Brittney Moses
I interviewed my husband, Jonnese (pronounced Jonas), not too long ago asking his opinion on the effects of social media, being that he has no desire to have social media anything. No twitter, to facebook, no instagram, no nuthin’! I mean, the man hardly even text messages and calls himself “old school”; going out meeting people in reality, calling people on the phone personally and so on. But, you know, I’ve found it absolutely refreshing in staying grounded and simplifying our life to focus around the things that matter.
There’s something he said that I want to highlight. He said,
“I feel a lot of people feel its necessary to check their profiles in order to up-keep an identity that they’ve created online and to their friends and so they feel that its necessary to always be on to maintain this identity that they’ve posted online.”
I’ll just let that soak in for a second...
Social Media gives people a voice. FULL POST
Posted 11/10/14 at 5:54 PM | Brittney Moses
This morning in my quiet time I found myself venturing over into 2nd Chronicles. It was one of those mornings where I actually found myself kind of stuck. The Bible is such a big book and so rich in variety. Okay Lord, what do you want me to see today? What haven’t I covered thoroughly, who haven’t I studied? What do you specifically have for me this morning? Whenever you find yourself stuck in life, just ask God. He is faithful. The Lord does not abandon those who search for him. (Psalm 9:10)
Reading plans are also something I highly recommend to get in the habit of daily reading.
I began flipping through these worn-down pages until...2nd Chronicles...I haven’t been here in a while. Something in my spirit rested there and locked in. So I read on. Now the beginning half of 2 Chronicles shares the very detailed process of how Solomon went on to building the Lords prophesied temple after succeeding the throne of David, his father, who was a dynamic and strong King after God’s heart. Then when we see the character of Solomon in taking on this temple project to fulfill its success, which is nothing short of admirable. It only makes sense with David as his father; teaching him, guiding him and showing him how to glorify God in everything. Solomon was tactful, focused and used much wisdom in his leadership all the way through unto completion. FULL POST
Posted 11/5/14 at 6:31 PM | Brittney Moses
I’ve been on just about every avenue of social media so far and have found it to be a great vessel to further ministry and meet others around the globe I might never have before. On the flip side, USA today reported that family time in the US is eroding as internet use soars. Our society is increasingly being caught into a virtual reality at the loss of present reality unlike the generations before us. We can see how the lack of relationships has created a shallowness and general disconnection in culture today. I personally have certain hours of designated “screen time” which usually consists of not checking my phone or computer until noon and putting it away for the night around 7 or 8 PM. Some days are better than others.
In contrast, my husband, Jonnese, doesn’t have any form of social media. In fact, he barely even text messages. Some might consider him a rare species in society growing into this online lifestyle but its entirely refreshing. A lot of people who don’t know us personally will ask me the who, what, where, when and why about Jonnese simply because he’s some sort of ghost when it comes to having a virtual presence. We’ve talked about it a lot and I thought, why not share some of these very valid views with the rest of my social media heads. So today I decided to ask him a few honest questions about the social networking world online and being outside of it. FULL POST
Posted 11/3/14 at 3:23 AM | Brittney Moses
The weekend is over and the beginning a of a new week has called us into a hope of innovation and productivity. For some of us the weekend wasn’t at all long enough. For others its the introduction to new beginnings and new opportunities to do better from last weeks experience. Every day life hits the reset button and says, try again, seize time for all its worth and make the most of it because you’ll never see this day again and tomorrow it starts all over.
Here are some quick quality tips to begin your week in balance:
If we’re going to be most effective in maximizing the importance of our days it’s key that we learn to prioritize the week. The focus is not about just making a long to do list of tasks but prioritizing what’s most important. What must be fit in this week and what can wait until next week if it came down to it. Then just do it. This prevents us from letting random tasks in the name of "productivity" take the place of important duties and principle values. Family time, certain priority tasks and assignments, our health are all important things. Practice saying “No” to overcrowding commitments that are doing more harm than good. Schedule by your priorities versus randomly listed tasks and commit to them to prevent potential crisis. FULL POST
Posted 11/1/14 at 7:20 PM | Brittney Moses
Ever been in a season where you feel like you’re just putting out and putting out but getting little to nothing in return? You’re at a point where you’re just drained from being everything to everyone. Yet you do what you have to do regardless. And although you push through the trials and weariness that bombard you, you have to admit you’re just tired of being tired. You’re ready for it all to be over, just let life coast and let the good times roll.
God delights in you
If no one sees your efforts, God does. Our tasks and unknown deeds can become an act of worship when we dedicate it all unto the Lord rather than living off of the acceptance of people who consistently leaves us void (Colossians 3:23). Redirect who your performance is for and continue to honor Him faithfully by doing it in excellence and praise. Psalm 37:23 tells us that He delights in every detail of our lives. Just think how beautiful it is that God is delighting in us as we take on the responsibilities of our life with dedication knowing that He’s pleased. Just the thought of our Father warmly smiling down on our personal efforts is enough fulfillment in itself. Whether that be having the integrity to make the right decision in life when its easier to choose the wrong reaction or silently persisting without reward or recognition He fully delights in our faithfulness. And He tells us to not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9) So remember, if no one else, God delights in you. FULL POST
Posted 10/29/14 at 5:24 PM | Brittney Moses
When I entered into the ministry world I had this picture perfect idea that it would be an easy venture. I mean everyone’s serving Christ after all, right? We’re all on the same mission with like-minded hearts, right? And then I found myself in leadership where I quickly learned a lesson in reality; and thats that although we’ve all come to Christ everyone on their own human, earthly journey has grown up to adapt various personalities, backgrounds and perspectives. While the general culture of ministry can be been moving in alignment, things can get sticky within the operations when you’re dealing with a variety of characters. And boy have I had my share of conflict-resolution; more than I expected when I’d first entered this mission.
That being said, I like to share with you some character traits that leaders are looking for in other leaders to benefit and further our great commission; not only for the church world but your job too! Dedicate yourself to these and watch how far you go.
1. Humility- “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant” -Matthew 20:26.
I cannot stress enough how important this quality is not only in leaders but any follower of Christ. We have to recognize that we are servants of Almighty God. There’s nothing more cringing than someone entering the scene as if they are the chosen one who has all the answers and thinks that the ministry would be a mess without them. Seriously. Know how to be respectful towards your leaders as they should also show respect toward you. Fill your heart with the willingness to genuinely serve people and those around you. That is the heart of Christ. If you have a suggestion, present it humbly and yet prove yourself faithful in the position you’re in. Pride is an awful trait to carry and always comes before the fall. FULL POST