I like to control things. I feel real good about a day when I feel things are going according to my schedule and plan. I feel I can handle most things as long as I know what’s going to happen so that I can ‘get my mind right’ and prepare for it. I’m not into… Continue reading Let Go, Let God
Once in my 20s I came upon the cutest vintage leather jacket at a shop in the town I was living in. Now that I think about it, it may not have been genuine leather but it was definitely vintage and I felt oh so stylish in it. But then God put it on my… Continue reading I Give Myself Away
I’ve read that the average person makes 35,000 decisions each day. 35,000 in one day alone. These decisions can be small like what to eat for lunch or bigger like whether to make a major purchase like a house or car. Many of us would agree that the biggest decisions we make each day are… Continue reading A Series of Right Choices
I’m always telling my mother to be careful what she says. She’s not a negative person by any means, but historically I’m optimistic to a fault and don’t want to hear and say anything negative. I often quote Proverbs 18:21 to her, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who… Continue reading What Are You Talking About?
My precious boys sometimes play with little toy soldiers. The toy soldiers fight each other of course. I’m sure that before the battle begins my boys have already determined in their minds who’s going to win the battle. Playing out the battle is just a for fun and a mere formality. The battle has already… Continue reading The Battle is Already Won!
Last year my aunt asked me to speak at our family reunion. The theme for the reunion was unity and love -an apropos theme for a family reunion. I expected to discuss the warm and fuzziness of love and the importance of staying connected. However, when I prayed about what to talk about I felt… Continue reading Forgiveness
Lately I can be found bemoaning my perceived lack of progress in certain areas. I think it’s the silence and lack of busyness during the quarantine that has put me in a place where I’m constantly looking back at my life, decisions I’ve made, things I’ve accomplished, and things I have not. The blessing of… Continue reading God is Faithful
I have struggled with people pleasing most of my life. A symptom of people pleasing is doing things for people for your own benefit not theirs. For example, I might give someone something not necessarily out of the goodness of my heart but because I want them to like me. Or I might allow someone… Continue reading A Clean Heart
I had a rough night last night. I have a two week old who seems to believe that he should be held every moment of the day, even when sleeping. This means that I spend half the night sitting straight up holding my bundle of joy. Needless to say, I ‘woke up’ not in the… Continue reading Grateful
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings,… Continue reading Comfort