Money Can Buy Happiness

Money can buy us many things: A big house, fancy furnishings, cool new cars, impressive blings, expensive clothes, exquisite vacations, the newest iphones. Money can buy us an image, fame, popularity, and “friends”. Money can even buy a happiness that is superficial and barely smile deep. But money can’t buy everything. Yet, the world around…

Birthday Girl 🤗

Today I have the honor of highlighting a young friend from my 6th grade group at church. We met in the fall of 2019 and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her 🤗. Kayla celebrated a Birthday 🎉🎁🎈🎂 this week and here are some fun and interesting ways God made her unique (in her own words…

Mirror Mirror, I Don’t Like What I See

Ok, so this isn’t me in the mirror but this is my shadow/profile 😁. As warped as it looks, it isn’t far from how I see myself. You see, I have a pretty distorted view of myself. The image I see in the physical mirror and the mirror in my mind is often not what…

Where I’ve Been…

Hey friends, it’s been a while, I know. I should have updated you sooner. But I didn’t. I’m sorry. So here we are, almost 5 months since I shared from my heart to yours. The first couple months of 2020 were challenging for me. Towards the end of 2019, I was uncertain about writing and…

Identity Confusion

When you don’t know your identity, you will attempt to identify with others and lose your God-given, unique identity.

Challenges are Opportunities for Growth

My sister-in-law sent me this photo of Chicago from the freeze earlier in the week. The frigid temperatures has been a challenge for her, but she was still able to see the beauty in the midst of its disruption to her life. And that’s what challenges are. An annoyance. A disruption. A thorn in our…

Letting Go of What Was

Have you ever had enough of something or someone that you’re ready to be done? You just can’t take anymore of whatever it is you’ve been putting up with for way too long. Deep in the recesses of your heart, you hope there is more and better than what you’ve got now. So you yearn…

Tis The Season to Want

   I was perusing Instagram on Black Friday while sipping a Starbucks latte and for an instant, (okay, maybe a tad longer) I wished for the buffet of family, food, fun and festivities my eyes were taking in. My heart sagged. Self-pity lurched. I can feel envy rising in me. I caught myself wanting the…

Thinking Right Thoughts

There’s a battle I contend with everyday and it starts in my mind. I have to grab hold of my thoughts before it grabs and pulls me into wrong thinking about myself and well…pretty much everything.  A thinker by design, I analyze everything to death. My thoughts can drain me if I don’t grab hold…