Why do we insist on making things so difficult for ourselves? It’s like we refuse to believe that “slow and steady [truly does] win the race.” We may say we believe that, but our actions often reveal that we really believe DRASTIC and UNREASONABLE is the only way to win.
Now Faith. Can you see it? Can you feel it? Can you taste it? A faith so bold, so strong, … More
Courage matures in the darkness of uncertainty. Courage is strengthened through faithful prayer, and It is realized through patient consistency
I have yet to meet a person who enjoys waiting. I know I don’t, and we live in a society … More
“Broken Glass” Violent. Loving. Abusive. Encouraging. Accusatory. Forgiving. Cunning. Kind. Persuasive. Sincere. W O R D S Few know the … More
I said I would not quit, and then I looked away. I said I would stay focused, and I dropped … More
Seasons of solitude are usually for the purpose of purging and rejuvenation. Isolation can be uncomfortable because we take pleasure in being resolute and sturdy. Wearing our seeming ability to “handle it all” as a badge of honor, we often hold on tight to things that deny us of our essential need for rest and replenishing. It takes boldness to release the unnecessary. But we must because we cannot Become who we were meant to be, while staying the same. We have to choose to release and trust.
I have only recently gained an appreciation for “Wilderness-like” seasons of isolation. Before I saw them as punishment, a “time out” of sorts for not meeting expectations, or for falling short.
However, I am learning that seasons of isolation are really seasons of “PROMOTION PREPARATION.” These are times
I found a burden on my heart for you, God’s Grieving Daughters. Women who have come to dread this time of year completely. Women who don’t feel like there is much to “celebrate” this weekend. I thought about you because, since I became a “Grieving Daughter” myself, I have realized how forgotten we are during Mother’s Day. So I wanted to write you a letter to tell you that you are not forgotten, and to assure you that there is indeed hope on the other side of your pain. I want to be very clear, this letter is not only intended for women who have lost a mother to death. I am also writing to women who have had to live with the pain of barrenness, women whose mothers are alive, but they are estranged from them, women who have buried children, or lost them to the judicial system in the form of incarceration, and women who are raising their children to the best of their ability,
Originally Published as a “Guest Blog” with Chronicles of Womanhood on May 5, 2015….. This year will be my 4th … More