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
Face crack of the century can't describe the feeling when seeing old remnants from our past showing up in random places of our new beginnings. At the time it seemed like everything was going fine, we got comfortable in our new "now", and we thought we buried all those things that made up our… Continue reading “Hello Past” ! I See You And I’m No Longer Scared
Confronting conflict isn't easy for everybody. Many feel as though if they bring up an issue or concern with a friend or other that it will only make the situation worst. God doesn't won't us to avoid conflict out of fear with sweeping justified offensives under the rug. God asks that when confronting conflict in… Continue reading Heart to Heart :Confronting Conflict
I was teaching my toddlers a medley of the four seasons. I saw the smile in their innocent eyes which made me think about life's seasons. We've had our share of shifts in seasons as a famliy. We've celebrated in times of joy, we've shared tears in losses, and we look foward to the… Continue reading Seasons & Promise
I was taken a back when I grew spiritually in understanding the true meaning of grace. I adopted the mentality that was reared in me from examples growing up of seeing things as only black or white making no room for faults. There was a time that I had no clue of the beauty of… Continue reading Then There Was Grace
Patricia was running on fumes. The mother of three children under the age 10 knew she needed to rest, but she felt like she couldn't due to the needs of so many who depended on her. Patricia who worked from home felt insulted when others would say "Oh you just stay at home." Patricia would… Continue reading Rest My Child
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… Continue reading Fighting Flight
Children are the best silent role models in showing the purest example of forgiveness. Their innocence allows them to see faults simply as a mere flub.Children see misunderstandings as an opportunity to communicate in expression than a dead end deal of no return of ending a friendship. They can fuss, pout, and have tears following… Continue reading Children Can Teach Us The Greatest Example of The Forgiving Heart
I looked at a few messages and texts from some friends and loved ones who shared how in desperate need they were for someone to talk to in sharing their doubts and troubles. I don't judge them because I have as well had a few moments where I felt I needed to reach out… Continue reading I Am Here & I Never Left!
There's no greater connection with the Heavenly Father than growing within your spiritual life in developing your own personal relationship with God through prayer, study, and reflection. Don't get me wrong corporate worship is important, but we can venture deeper by studying the word for ourselves. We can pause in reflection on those words to digest them not just in thought, but we can digest them within our spirit.
There will be days when the soul just needs to have a release. I am a naturally smiley person, and I have always been that way. There are times though were the soul yearns for a deep cleansing cry for which afterwards I feel no shame. It's like a weight has been lifted. A… Continue reading The Tears Flowed Down
I look back in awe daily on the strides that our twin daughters have made in their fight to make it. The twins' unexpected births with the uncertainty that the doctors shared with us of the uphill battle of babies born so early at only 24 weeks was gut wrenching for any parent to digest.… Continue reading Double Blessings And Strengthening Faith: My Story with Micro Preemies
Rebound relationships and instant commitments made from the haste of a broken heart are dangerous for your spiritual and emotional well being. These relationships from the start are built on a shaky foundation of unresolved issues. Many times we seek the comfort in rebound relationships as a temporary fix from hurt, pain, anger, and… Continue reading No More Rebounds
I took a step back after the holidays to really look back at my life in reflecting on what all transpired in placing me where I am in this present time. Like everyone else I've had some amazing highs, but in truth there were some of the lowest of the lows in repeated cycles for… Continue reading Remove, Rebuild, and Restore :The Uneasy Process of Evolving
Many of us are carrying around more junk than what's in our purse. We are carrying the burdensome load of heavy emotional baggage that we need to release to let go. The weight of emotional baggage can be equally as exhausting as carrying around heavy physical baggage. The heavy bags of unresolved issues… Continue reading Bag Lady
Sometimes all you need is a little boost of love, guidance, and an affirmation that you are heading in the right direction for your purpose. We have to be able to recognize those little glimmers of hope that God sends our way big or small that are signs that he's there. God sends… Continue reading Blessed Assurance
Many of us search for our love for ourselves in the validation of others. Seeking to find our worth and value of ourselves in others will lead to a life full of confusion and disappointments. As, parents we have to be careful in training our children not to seek the validation of themselves or find… Continue reading In His Eyes
We are tempted to look for a quick fix or response when a problem arise in our lives.We want a solution quick, fast, and in a hurry. We are so desperate in our search for a resolution that we often ask, seek, and knock towards the wrong alternatives. The world can… Continue reading Ask, Seek,& Knock!