Tasty skittles, toddler tantrums, and a life of joy

NO to self, YES to God Have you ever seen a toddler throw a fit? If you are a momma, I know the answer to that is a resounding YES, but I am pretty sure everyone has. If they can’t have exactly what they want, they want everyone to know they aren’t happy about it.   Toddlers know little of self-denial … Read More

Finding Freedom In Being Unqualified

Fireworks, food & freedom were the anthem for many Americans this past weekend as we celebrated our 244th Independence Day. People referenced the bald eagle more than usual, broke out the stars & stripes outfits, and enjoyed days with family and friends. While the Fourth may have been a brief reprieve from the chaos of 2020, there is no shortage … Read More

Choosing Love When I Am Weary

I don’t know about you, but often for me, in seasons of weariness, stretching or overcoming, I find myself camping in a couple of Bible verses and staying there until the Spirit leads me on. I’m grateful for His leading, inviting me to focus and meditate and be at rest in the midst of emotional turbulence. The Bible has a … Read More

Racial Reconciliation and the Hope of the Gospel

The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have led to an outcry of deep lament in the Black community, one that White people everywhere are beginning to wake up to—Black Americans are hurting, and they’ve also always been hurting. The deep divide between Black and White is full of heartbreak, with the Black community shouldering the … Read More

Combating Comparison

One of the perks of having a sister, especially a fashionable one, is the benefit of receiving hand-me-downs.  If you were to look inside my closet, you would find that my wardrobe mostly consists of clothes my sister once wore.  I am not complaining; she has exquisite taste in fashion, and I am more than happy to receive the blessing. … Read More

Filling Truth for Hungry Souls

I’m going to be honest. This stay at home order has been hard on me. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a social butterfly. I thrive off social interaction. I miss coffee dates, I miss family gatherings, I miss meeting as a body of believers. I want to look my friends in the eye when I speak to them, … Read More

Abiding Joy? Really??

Private worlds are swirling with circumstances that defy explanation. And now we can also add Covid-19 to the mix. It is still surreal to me. The world as we know it fills the evening reports with disheartening news about the worldwide pandemic and the ways in which it is affecting our nation, our world! We hurt for people we love, … Read More

Hope For A New Normal

I hope this finds each of you healthy amidst this time of quarantine. I can’t help but hope that each of you is sitting in comfy pajamas as you read this, because let’s be honest, I sure have been rocking mine lately!!  As we are faced with everything happening related to Covid-19, it has caused me to think about what … Read More

Finding Solace In A Good Father

It isn’t very often you find yourself on the receiving end of toilet paper shortages, mass panic, and a global pandemic. A few months ago, 2020 hardly seemed like the year our nation, and our world, would face something few in this lifetime have endured. And yet, here we are. Thousands of schools have shuttered their doors, families have sheltered … Read More

God’s Faithfulness and Love

Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The verse … Read More