Monday, October 26, 2020

Monday Motivation

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday, I have been sending out Monday Motivations to my co-workers for the past few months and continue to get good feedback about it. I spoke with a person about it today and decided to share it with you. Life has been challenging this past year and beyond for many, but sometimes we need to look past our current moment to reach our highest potential. Prayer works for me and setting my priorities on things that will bring about great results. During this time we have to do more self-care and feed our soul with things that are encouraging us to continue to move in the right direction. I am able to continue on by placing God first, loving myself, and sharing my story of overcoming with others. Have a great productive week. Monique Lyn elle Gray

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Highlighting - Blessed in the Midst of the Storm - Book Talk with Monique Lynelle

 Hello Again Everyone,

Welcome back to Monique Lynelle's Living with a Purpose. Today we are going to highlight my book entitled Blessed in the Midst of the Storm

A story of trials and triumphs, ups and downs, let downs and blessings. Dealing with issues from a Godly perspective and showing blessings during the storms in life. Facing life head on with Godly principles. Using faith and confidence in the truth about God’s promises to make wise decisions and keep hope in the heart of the storm. No one is exempt from adversity during his or her journey. Falling and getting back up, while keeping your faith in God is key, along with keeping your eyes on Christ Jesus you can live a victorious life, and be thankful for your blessings in the midst of the storm.

Please take a look at the Book Talks with Monique Lynelle to find out more about the book overall and then we go deeper with each chapter. The first 4 chapters have been released, but the final 4 chapters will be released in the next few weeks.

I hope everyone enjoys the Book Talk and share the link with your friends and family. I hope my book with motivate people to continue on throughout their storms and don't give up on yourself and your dreams.

To share this link for this blog -

Book Talk 1 - Overview of Blessed in the Midst of the Storm
Book Talk 2 - Chapter 1
Book Talk 3 - Chapter 2

Book Talk 4 - Chapter 3

Book Talk 5 - Chapter 4
Book Talk 6 - Chapter 5
Book Talk 7 - Chapter 6
Book Talk 8 - Chapter 7
Book Talk 9 - Chapter 8

To Purchase Link

Monday, October 23, 2017

Does Courting Happen Any More?

In this day and age, people have so many forms of communication, yet it seems that we are still so disconnected.  There is social media, and tons of dating websites, but there are so many people playing games or not really interested in a relationship, but they are more interested in having sexual relationships with people they do not know rather than courting someone for marriage.  People still do get married, let's just be clear, but they likelihood that the couple have children already or have had a sexual relationship before marriage is extremely high.  There are rare cases when both people are young and still virgins when they get married, but that is not the norm anymore, it is great, but not the norm.  Our society has different definitions placed on dating, and courting almost sounds ancient, because people want to see how someone is in bed before they make their decision to marry someone, but they are not really as concerned about finding out another persons core beliefs, and spending time with someone doesn't seem to be some people's priority.  Some people meet when they are a part of something and they are able to get to know them that way and it might take a long time for them to actually say something, but I find that there are so many single people looking for someone to spend there life with, but not enough people putting the effort to spend time with someone they want to get to know.  There is a lack of men asking women to go out or even giving compliments, now that there is online dating, they rather just look at what they see on a screen and heart on a person rather than talk to a person in person.  I am going to challenge myself to be open to the possibilities of a new relationship, but if it's not real, it's not right for me.  However, I would love to see people have a formula for courtship that is shared mutually.  I know there are lot's of dating sites, so I am going to look for courting sites, ready for marriage sites that might have a different outlook on relationships.

There are free sites for dating like...

Then there are some paid dating sites...

Now here are some courting sites...

I am going to check out the new sites to me and see what happens, maybe the experience will be different as I am pursuing courtship not dating.  If you read this and have experienced any of these websites, leave a comment about your experience, I would like to know how things turned out for you.

Monique Lynelle ...

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Becoming a Champion


Motivation is not something you can see, it's not something you can touch, but it is something you can feel and obtain, but it starts from within.

This year I have been raising awareness for Final Salute Inc. which is an organization that helps at-risk or homeless female Veterans.  The finals for the Ms. Veteran America competition is coming up on October 8, 2017 and I am a finalist.  I was able to complete my first documentary Monique Lynelle's Journey, and had my first show aired on television, The Monique Lynelle Show.  I started my business with Mary Kay as an Independent Beauty Consultant and I'm working on new music.  I'm not saying all this to brag or act like I've got it made, but my life hasn't all been great and some of the struggles are what have made me the overcomer that I am.  I dealt with moving around as a teen to different states so having stable friendships was scarce, but I kept my relationship with my boyfriend at the time and got married really young, but I wasn't mature spiritually and neither was he so when rough times came we tried to survive on passion but it was not enough, and as years went by I found myself in a relationship by myself, so I ended up in my mid twenties divorced and searching for answers.  I worked and went back to school, but I was in yet another destructive, dysfunctional relationship which ended with a sexual assault after dealing with each other for two years.  I ended up getting sick and couldn't work or go to school, and then me and my mom bumped heads and I ended up out on the street, with just enough money to stay at hotels or family members houses or my car.  This wasn't my first rough patch, during my marriage things happened similar where I just had to find a way to survive, but instead of complaining and staying in that situation I reenlisted in the Army and went active duty.  While in the military my dad passed away suddenly of pneumonia in Dec 2008 while I was deployed to South Korea, when just days before I found out I was pregnant.  I was considered high risk being that I had a few early on miscarriages, but this pregnancy was different, but I was told to come back to S. Korea after emergency leave and I made it to 21 1/2 weeks and was able to go back to Fort Hood, TX where we had rear detachment.  Shortly after my return to Texas my water broke and I ended up giving birth April 14, 2009, but my daughter was due August 12, 2009.  My daughter lived 3 hours and 16 minutes and I buried her in my Veteran's plot in TX.  I was devastated, but I was determined to keep going and finished my associate's degree right before my dad passed in 2008, and after my baby passed I chose to go to school to complete my bachelor's degree.  While in school for my bachelor's degree, my mom found out she had stage 4 cancer and she passed away the day after mother's day in 2011.  Talk about battling depression, I was hurt over and over again and I couldn't hold it all together, so as a psychology major, I chose to switch major's and reach out to program for help.  I didn't get much family or friend support at all, I felt all alone like I would die next, but God had a purpose and a plan for my life and now I look at things differently and I am not allowing my hardships to dictate my future.  I was hurt for losing people, having dysfunctional relationships, and being spiritually immature.  Now I have a master's degree, work at NASA via a contractor, have 3 books, 2 music projects, a show, a documentary and film written.  I would love support for the things I'm doing but I know God has given me strength to overcome these things to be stronger for others to see if I could get through things, they can too.  Now I have finished a discipleship program for women and I'm taking classes to become a facilitator, I just finished foster care classes and hope to buy a new home so that I can have a safe place for the children I welcome into my home, as I am selling my parents old home.  Take a look at some of the things God has done in my life as an example of determination, finding purpose and being the change I want to see in this world.  Becoming a Champion!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Winning is a Choice from the Start!

Choose to win in your life, by thinking like a winner.  See the goal, take the steps to achieve the goal and go for what want.  No one comes out of the womb winning, but the hard times make you who you are and character and determination are built and it all starts with a thought, then with an action, then with the follow through. It's time to win!

Monique Lynelle Gray

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Organization Making a Difference

Final Salute Inc. is an organization that helps female Veterans in transition, at-risk, or homeless.  It is a shame that there are so many women that have served their country and then when they need help there is no one to lend a helping hand, that is why it is important to support organizations like Final Salute Inc. to exist. There are links to tell you about the founder, and about a few of their other events that help benefit lady Vets in need. They have events like Stand Up, Ms. Veteran America, and more. You can always visit the website at


I just happen to be running for Ms. Veteran America so you can go to to donate and support this organization.  Also, take a look at and 

Take a look at this PSA below. Thanks

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Think Yourself into Your Destiny

There are so many things a person can think about, but when I watched this video I was inspired to see myself where I am going. To reach my potential and my best self I have to see myself being able to overcome the obstacles on the journey to my greatness. There has been no other time in my life like now, so many decisions, so many opportunities, so many obstacles, but I have goals and to achieve those goals, it takes guts, heart, belief not just in myself, but who I am meant to be on this earth. I am a piece of a puzzle and for the puzzle to be completed I have to play my part, be my piece. I have to connect to the piece of the puzzle that belongs next to me for the puzzle to be completed. I can overcome obstacles and so can you, but how willing are you to put in the work to reach your potential. It all starts with a thought, think about it...

Written by Monique Lynelle Gray