I gave myself permission to take a short "cat nap" after a long week, and I set my alarm to awake me in thirty minutes. My alarm did as it was expected to ring in the allotted time of thirty minutes, but my tired body couldn't seem to rise out of it's comfy spot. The… Continue reading Why Can’t We Rest?
"Faith, Family, and Friends" is now a catchy hashtag. I'm guilty of using the phrase often in my social media post as well. There are plenty of specialty stores that have" Faith, Family, & Friends"engraved on cups, potholders, aprons, curtains, and you name it on them. The three words are often synonymous in being grouped… Continue reading Faith, Family, And Friends: The Real Prospective
We don't openly share about rejection due to the fact that oftentimes we see rejection as a personal attack, a rub against our ego, and a measure of adequacy. In truth there, are three ways to look at rejection in growing both spiritually, emotionally, professionally without taking it as personal defeat. Rejection For Your Protection… Continue reading Rejection Broken Down 3 Ways
I called myself decluttering around the house to prepare for the new season. I didn't realize that we've accumulated so much junk! I was taking back in seeing in excess so much stuff that was not needed, and there were a few things that didn't belong to anyone in the house. We seemed to just… Continue reading Where Did This Come From?: Decluttering The Mind To Grow In The Spirit
There was an old school song from the 90's that I would hear my mother play on the radio sung passionately by the R&B group Xscape entitled, "Who Can I Run To?" The song along with it's interpretation within it's lyrics were in reference to love. The question can also be applied in using discernment,… Continue reading Who Can I Run To?
I recently went through a roller coaster season of extreme highs and the lowest of the blows. Roller coaster seasons are emotionally draining because there are so many switch ups and shake ups that you're trying to take in during a short period of time. It's in those unpredictable seasons that we must strengthen our… Continue reading Through Switch Ups & Shake Ups: You’re Covered
It's unfortunate when we find ourselves being hit with a low blow, especially when in our heart we didn't "do anything wrong" to garner what feels like an attack on our lives. However, none of us are immune to losses, misses, misuses, abuses, or mistreatment. Learning the power of resilience in both spiritual understanding and… Continue reading Bounce Back! 4 Tips To Rebuild Following A Low Blow
I could feel my throat getting tight as I held the mic. My heart was pumping out of my chest. It's wasn't just the fact that I had on some stiletto heels that had my knees shaking, but it was the fear of what if I messed this up. I love music, and I've been… Continue reading The Strength In God Giving Confidence
We have so many ways to connect with others in the digital age through text, video chat, cell phones, and social media to share the ongoings of things happening within our lives. It's great to have others to connect with to call on for matters, but may we never forget to consult with our Heavenly… Continue reading One Call Away: Consulting With Our Primary Source
There's nothing worse than that gut turning feeling that nags at your spirit that reminds you that you haven't fully healed or let go of a negative experience or a past offense. Holding on to a grudge is damaging inside and out. Saying that you've forgiven someone, but living in bitterness can feel like your… Continue reading Purge The Grudge: Steps Towards Healing And Forgiveness
The chains that have us bound aren't linked to a forever status of our circumstances unless we choose to accept defeat in being locked bound in forever turmoil. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalms 107 : 14 NIV "My It's Dark" The first thing my 5… Continue reading The Chains Are Broken
Jealous and envy aren't the easiest subjects to discuss in self reflection. You'll find thousands of quotes online that are more focused on handling jealousy when it's more directed towards us instead of when it's coming from the inside . Yet, if we're honest many of would have to admit that we've battled the gut… Continue reading Unveiling The Green Eyed Monster: Knocking Envy At It’s Core
Many of us give of ourselves in various roles and capacities. We were created as believers through living discipleship to worship, serve, and for purpose for God. When we give of ourselves in any capacity we should do so freely, in love, with a pure heart, sound mind, and with genuine intentions. Our giving of… Continue reading Martyr Servants
The journey of life will bring about many connections in relationships. There will be some relationships that will last a lifetime, but there will be other relationships in which God will deem that have ran their course. The "gift of goodbye" allows you to take in each encounter as a blessing or lesson from God… Continue reading The Gift Of Goodbye
There maybe seasons in our lives where we feel lost in confusion in questioning who we are as believers, perplexed within a our role as women, and shaky in knowing our true purpose on earth. We balance so many roles as women within our families, relationships, career, friendships, and other areas in our lives that pose daily tests in which we have to be strong in being fearless through Christ in overcoming saying boldly," I know who I am !"
Let's take the plunge in recognizing our weak points in growing closer to God, having centered families, cultivating well-balanced relationships, and walking boldly in our purpose. It takes much courage in recognizing to make the active change regarding our shortcomings, but God sent his son as our Savior for hope in guiding us in following through.
Great read for when you feel like calling it quits, throwing in the towel, or lacing up your tennis shoes when facing adversity. Learn how to stop running away from your problems, and stay firm trusting in the Lord.
My daughter shared in her first experience of dance camp to kick off summer break. It has been awhile since she attended this particular dance studio, but she was familiar since she was a former student. The owner and instructor knew her very well. The instructor has always treated my family kindly. I could see following the first day after I picked her up she was a bit flustered. Many of the other girls were acquainted with one another from the past dance season. I could see our daughter’s nervousness in being for what she considered the new kid on the block. She mentioned the following day that one of her peers said something that hurt her feelings. I asked her did she enjoy dance camp she shared that she wanted to continue? I picked her up following teaching a dance class myself for which I could admit I was…
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Many us see pristine family photos online of happy families. Those images don't accurately depict what may be going on behind the scenes. Those images don't accurately depict what many of us have experienced growing up or what we may be experiencing within our families at this given time. We may find ourselves within moments… Continue reading Family Tests
My son and I had a discussion on the difference between being happy and having joy. I often say the phrase, "Out of the mouths of babes", in reference to the amazing things that children speak into existence . Children can say the most intriguing in thought provoking words to describe life. They use their creative… Continue reading Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: How My Son Broke Down The Meaning Of Joy
Tammy was listening in pure amazement of hearing her daughter singing a gospel song doing riffs. She knew she was singing with all of her heart in praise. She had a flashback of herself singing as a teen in church holding the microphone pouring out her gift of song, but she walked away years ago… Continue reading Our Gifts Are Not Our Own