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You Can Do It!

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

Please keep in mind on today that you have the help of the Lord available and close at hand. He is able to assist you in things that concern your life. You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you in this hour. Be confident in knowing that God has your best interest at heart. Whatever challenges or issues or obstacles that come, just know that you will be able to get through each moment and pass each test and trial with the strength of the Lord upon you. The Lord will strengthen you. It is through Christ that you are strengthened (your mind, body, soul, spirit, situation, issues, concerns,…etc.) Bask in the strength of the Lord.

Patrice Tankard

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Kim Tibbs

Notes of Inspiration welcomes our Featured Guest Writer from U.S.A. North America, Hammond/Roland Artist Kim Tibbs!


Kim Tibbs


Who am I?  That is a deep question that many of us would dare not ask or even want to follow up the task of answering the question, but for the sake of an introduction, I wanted my blog and message to be about the moment that I actually sat down to think the very question and topic at hand.  First, I want to thank Patrice for this opportunity because not often do people ask me to write.  I have always been a writer and have been writing since even in elementary school when I was going to Catholic School.  However, this message is clear:  It is to help others stop parading around living life according to what they THINK they may be but missing the ballpark on whom they really are…Now, here are a few things that you should know about me:


  • A Christian
  • Endorsed by Hammond Organ U.S.A.
  • Endorsed by Roland U.S.
  • A college graduate with several graduate degrees
  • A mother of a perfect 9 year old son
  • A published Songwriter
  • A Producer
  • A Musician
  • A B-3 Organist
  • A Lyricist
  • A Writer
  • A Mechanic
  • A Chef
  • A Seamstress
  • A Songwriter
  • An Artist
  • A Designer
  • A Teacher
  • A Perfectionist
  • A Procrastinator
  • A Boss
  • A Daughter
  • A Sister
  • A Cousin
  • A Niece
  • A Friend
  • A Business Owner
  • An Investor
  • A Motivator
  • A Noun

And so many more…But what I am not is MY PAST.  I have had so many various persons around me that would try to hound me on the things that I may have done in high school or a little there after.  Not that I am sharing my age, but when you are out of high school for more than 18 years, you do grow up.  Am I proud of whom I am?  Yes, I am proud.  Am I here because of a struggle?  Yes, there were plenty of struggles.  A long time ago, I decided that I wanted to be a songwriter because of the influence from an old friend by the name of James Bussie; who used to make me write music with him just to help me understand the process.  James was on a whole different level and someone that used to make me see that music had its rewards.  Long before I knew about what a studio was, James was using a drum machine to record beats and from there, he was making songs.  However, he would not be making songs for long…James was murdered by his ex-girlfriend, but, before then, we would always write music together.  Bussie, as I called him, was an organist that played at a local church in the Huntsville, Alabama area, my hometown.  What is amazing is that I ended up following behind him and playing there as well…He was from Atlanta and had a style of playing that really made me wonder and wish all at the same time.  He would come to my parent’s home at the time and we would just get together and play music for hours where we would focus especially on music chords.  Nah, we weren’t in any kind of relationship but I met him one day at a service at my father’s church when he played there for a program. You know musicians…When we meet someone new, we gravitate to them and show them some of our moves vice versa…With him, it was different because I was a girl.  No matter what I showed him, he would always say, “Dang, girl… You are bad…”  Well, I never got the opportunity to let him hear my song “For…” For was written in 2000.  I remember writing that song…He was right beside me and was like, “Kim, if you speed the song up a bit, it could be an adult grove…” So, I listened…Turns out that Til’ date, “For…,” is my best selling song…Anyway…The reason why HE is so important in this blog is because it was at this particular time that I experienced writing to music.  I had never been in a band; had never played with any other musicians at the time, seriously, but I could play.  And he was the person that I have to truly thank for making me realize that there was going to be something special about me as it related to songwriting.

Now, am I perfect?  NOPE~~ Not even close…Do I let people get to me sometimes?  A lot more than I should, would be the best possible answer;  I come from a family of lovers and a family of greats…In my immediate family, every single one of us has AT LEAST a Master’s Degree…That says a lot in today’s standards…A lot of families don’t have a college graduate let alone several college graduates, but in my personal family, which consists of my father, who is deceased, my mother, my brother and his wife, and my sister, we all have unique and diverse backgrounds…Since I am not an Aunt, I can’t talk about nieces or nephews because I don’t have any, however, in my previous marriage, I did.  And that in itself is another topic that I will save for its own blog! But, part of whom I am, is my family…My family is ALL that I have.  I can count on ONE hand just how many people I can call TRUE friends.  ONE HAND only says that I don’t let people get opportunities to come around me, so if you are on that one hand, you are more than special.  My son is my life…Literately, I eat, sleep, breathe, and AM my son which is another part of who I am.  Without him, I am nothing and without him, none of the struggles or busy parts of my day would even be in existence just because I would not be able to concentrate on anything but him.


Now, outside of family, I have church family which is another portion of who I am.  I am at church a lot because I am very involved between two local churches.  I am always on the go and always on the move between the two so I am never in a state of just sitting.  I love the Lord, but I love service to the Lord and also spend a lot of time trying to keep my churches flowing.  They never lack in the music department on any note and I am not the parishioner that never works but just the opposite:  I work and work and work.  I don’t brag about that, but you want to know who I am?  Well, the church has a lot to do with that.

Outside of everything else, music, fashion, design, and songwriting all fill in the rest of the gaps.  I mean truly, I am never in a situation where I am not doing something.  I am always working on something and sometimes, I feel as if I am working on too much but I am always staying busy and never looking back to wonder about the times where I should have been hurting; just because of the possible situation that could have just happened.  Have I been thru a lot in life?  Yes I have and it is the music, designing, fashion, and songwriting that have made me stay as “Kim” and not someone else.  I have been thru a lot of painful experiences, some of which I knew I should have lost my mind, but I was sustained by the Lord.  He made me not remember everything and pushed me past my enemies as well as those that would rather see me fail than succeed! Am I a workaholic?  Of Course I am!  I work so much between music, fashion, designing, and songwriting that days could go by sometimes and I would not notice them just because I am always so focused.  Now, what and where is all this background information going to help me get to the point of telling you READERS just who I am?



I am, NOW, Kim Tibbs.  Kim Tibbs NOW has a personality that says, “Whatever…”  I used to be afraid to share my music because for so long, I worked with a producer who used to make my sound CHANGE.  He never celebrated my sound, but always wanted to change it.  Well, a mutual friend at the time, (who is NO LONGER affiliated on any portion of my life), destroyed the producer’s and my relationship, and it was the best blessing in the world.  What both parties thought was that I was going to end my efforts as well as destroy my career; however, it only made me dig deeper, trust God harder, and write better songs!  Now, since transforming ME, I don’t waste the time trying to get approval on anything that I do:  I just do it as Nike says…I just go with how I feel and hopefully if everyone around me likes it, I put things into motions and well, you know the rest…I get the materials finished and keep on writing the songs that I feel represents me.


Now, WHO I AM now is a person that cares, but not about the trivial things.  I care about the big items that I cannot live without.  I have ZERO tolerance for dramatic people, dramatic situations, dramatic personalities, and people who I just don’t have to deal with; I don’t make the decision to deal with.  Where I used to worry about material or trivial items, I stopped the worry and placed the focus on the 4 walls; when those stop functioning, I start praying even harder just because I refuse to worry.  Worry just means that you are trusting truthfully in God to provide and take care of you.  Now, I dream and also let my dreams and goals be what I strive to center my attention on daily.  I don’t have the time to waste anymore since I am at a critical point in my life.  I don’t wish to place myself in a situation where someone would be able to deter me from my path so I truly leave out all negativity if possible.  Yes, I can be a handful at times; because of my willingness to try and succeed also comes a hardship where if something doesn’t make it/work out, that whole phrase of “I WILL Fail” doesn’t set well with me. And when the phrase comes around me, I fight it off quickly! It hurts extremely badly to fail but with the help of the Lord, I can’t do anything at all and NOT prosper.  I have a system that says I WANT TO around me at all times and recently placed my son on that same system.  Where we used to do things because we had to, we now do things according to the fact that we want to and that is big!  We even entered a new, school/life situation that is private and home based and in a single week, we have detoxified ourselves of all the negative thoughts and mindsets that were keeping us BOTH from taking off and literately flying!  I live every minute of my life thru my son and he does the same thing thru me.  I can’t wait to tell the stories someday to my grandchildren about what cool things Josiah used to do as a kid but I do know that WHO I AM today is going to actually showcase WHO I will be tomorrow; in life, when you succeed, you will always want to showcase how you did it.


I am not where I want to be but the WHO AM I statement is important to me.  I am an achiever and for years, it took me a long time to be able to feel that I was an achiever because I didn’t feel like I had accomplished much.  Ladies and gentlemen, when you have the wrong mindset, the wrong people around you, and zero amount of self-love, you will fall victim very quickly to thinking the way those negative actions all wish you to think…You start becoming what you never thought you would become…You start doing things you thought that you would never do and lastly, you start acting like you aren’t even a real person anymore.  I am a survivor and that decree of survival has been the main tool that I have used to help me succeed.  For every time that my name fell out of the mouths of those that wished me to fail, all the negative words spoken and the negative energy dished out, got evaporated by me; and where those that wanted me to succeed thought I would stop, I PUSHED all the way forward!  Even if I don’t make it to where I am seriously trying to go, I have already learned that I am an achiever and I also have learned WHO I AM as a person.  What I can say is that I don’t have time for people that don’t have time for me and I am my second biggest cheerleader right behind my son…I don’t mind letting people come around me, but because I am such a loner, I tend to stay out of the limelight often where it would be hard for a person to actually see me.  However, I am a person that loves people and no matter what you think or what you think you may know, people will never ever understand just why I do some things…I can’t explain my thought pattern to you nor could I sit down and tell you my secrets on success just because when I wake up, I get my mind going on what my day will consist of; I think about it very hard and the next thing you know, everything is happening.


I eat what I want most of the time but I do workout regularly…I love success stories and love when people in my personal crew are being successful.  I do help anyone I can.  Let me repeat that:  I HELP, but  I don’t give out handouts…That is totally different but I accept how people are…How I am and Who I am are all the same except the only difference is how I live my life while in the midst of the statements.  I also love making people laugh and love entertaining as a person…I love being thought about…I love seeing others that I consider “family” being be regular normal people and don’t expect anything of them in the end.  You are what you are and if someone doesn’t show that they are really trying to be on a level that represents something that I stand for or can support, I leave them and that particular moment alone.  I don’t want anyone to read this blog and think again that I am trying to be something that I am not because I can assure you that I am really down to earth and as normal as normal can be.  I will not ever act like I am just being better than anyone because I am not, but what I am is someone that is always re-inventing herself and also someone that will do the work.  I don’t mind getting stuff done even if I am the only person that is doing it and I don’t care about the cost because most of the time, the only cost is the time that is needed to be spent.

When you can sit back and think about whom you are as a person and have a single accurate answer, then you can tell that you have grown and have come to the realization that you are one day going to be an older version of who you are today.  At this particular moment, I choose to be KIM TIBBS and will continue to be HER.  Thank you for reading and until next time, decide just WHO you are so that you can understand WHERE you are headed in life…The quicker you can understand yourself, the happier, satisfied, productive, and peaceful you will be!  I love you and guess what?  There is nothing you can do about it!  God Bless!

Kim Tibbs

CEO, Kim Tibbs Music
Hammond/Roland Artist Kim Tibbs






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He is Our God

“Why am I discouraged? Why am I restless? I trust you! And I will praise you again because you help me and you are my God.” Psalm 43:5

Be encouraged today and know that God is trustworthy. Rest in his comfort and protection and praise his name. Help is available from the Lord and He is our God.

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Supernatural Healing

“For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:8

Today I am very grateful for healing.  When I was a child, I was diagnosed with Asthma. It was so bad that I couldn’t walk two steps without running out of breath. I was not able to participate in the Physical Education classes at school. The illness was so intense and debilitating that I  had to be placed in Vapor Tents. One day I found myself at a Tent Revival, the preacher prayed for me and I was instantly healed. No more inhalers, vaporizers, tents, or hospitals! Sometimes healing takes place over a long period of time and sometimes it is instant. But I am grateful that it took place at all and that I don’t have to suffer from Asthma anymore.  God is a healer!


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When You Least Expect It

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Don’t be anxious, learn to be patient. Whatever it is that you want or think you need in your life, remember that God wants you to “seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV) Have you noticed that in a waiting room 5 minutes can seem like forever? But 5 minutes of your favorite show goes by so quickly. The difference seems to be that in a waiting room you want something at the end of the five minutes. When you’re watching your favorite show you’re enjoying yourself during the five minutes. If we can learn to be with God and enjoy Him during the “five minutes,” instead of expecting something after waiting for five minutes, then we can learn to enjoy life in any situation. When we seek God with our whole heart, we’re not waiting on God, we’re growing in God. A relationship with God takes time to maintain. I’ve learned that seeking God with my whole heart has led to wonderful miraculous surprises. When you focus on God and realize He is all you need, blessings just seem to come when you least expect them.

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What are you believing God for today?

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Whatever you are hoping for, God is able to deliver. If you could see how it will be done ahead of time, it would not be faith. Faith involves stepping out on nothing and believing that something is there. What are you believing God for today?

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What Time Is It?

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them…”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 -5

“God has an eternal plan that includes the purposes and activities of every person on earth. We must give ourselves to God as holy sacrifices, allow the Holy spirit to accomplish God’s plan for us, and be careful not to be out of God’s will and miss his timing and purpose for our lives” (Study Notes NIV)

At this stage in my life the timing that I want is perfect timing for every aspect of my life. In other words, I do not want to waste time doing something that I thought I was supposed to do, but it wasn’t in God’s perfect will. I do believe that the Lord will sit back and wait until I am done with my “episodes of so-called enlightenment” in which I thought I was doing something that was in the plan for my life. But that is not good for me because I am living in a time zone and God is not. However, if I seek him and allow him to guide me, then I won’t waste time. Wow! It took me years to get that one! So, I choose not to waste any more time and I want the Lord to show me the way so that my life will chime in perfect harmony. That is what it is time for me to do. What time is it for you? Make sure that you are living your life in the timing of God’s plan created just for you.

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A Peaceful Mind

“As a physician said, ‘Many of my patients have nothing wrong with them except their thoughts.'” The Power of Positive Thinking

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

I have recently learned that it is good to empty the mind every single day. Our thoughts are powerful and we have to make sure that our thoughts grant us positive and pleasant auras. If we think negative thoughts, it creates a certain amount of stress. As we continue to feel the stress it can sometimes turn into distress and eventually sickness. Emptying the mind and generating a peaceful attitude can help to improve how our physical body feels.  Many times when we are not feeling well, it is because of our thoughts. Improve your overall well-being and health by thinking the right thoughts. Generate a peaceful mind. There is peace in reading the word of God and the Lord can grant you peace.


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The Bigger Person

“But I say unto you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, Bless those who curse, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” Luke 6: 27-28

For many individuals this scripture would be somewhat challenging to do. It is possible, though not always easy. Jesus declares that we should love our enemies and do good to those who are our haters. To the ones who talk about us in a negative and disrespectful manner, we should bless them. Those who try to “get over” on us and try to use us for their own personal gain should be on our prayer list. If you can do these things then you are richly growing in maturity.  To do this makes you “the bigger person”.


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Cleansing Bath

“Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.” Psalms 51:9

All of us have sinned in our lives. What I want the Lord to do for me is to clean me and blot out everything that is not like him. That includes big and little sins. Sometimes we like to put sin in categories according to size or intensity. But sin is sin. I want it all gone. The blood of Jesus cleanses everything. I am available for this cleansing bath. I want to be clean and made whole.  He can do the same for you.


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