It's just like the enemy to turn a positive into a negative. He was able to make Eve focus on the only tree she was not supposed to eat from instead of all of the fruit she could partake in. We were no different. Instead of just celebrating the moment of my sister's engagement. I focused on the fact that my father wasn't there.
Jonah is one of the stories I remember hearing about as a kid and mentally mixing with Pinocchio. All I ever remembered was someone got swallowed by a whale for acting foolish. Now that I am old enough to truly process the story, I couldn't help but see many more lessons than what was explained. Jonah itself… Continue reading Childhood Bible Stories: Jonah and the Whale – Running Away from God
I remember when I was young being asked, if you had a magic book that would either tell you who you would marry or when/how you would die, would you want to know? Would it be worth it if you missed that person or know you had to patiently wait? Which would you choose? If… Continue reading If I Knew Then… Pt. 3 (Relationships)
I never thought I needed to write a post like this but I talked to two young men today that have been wrecked by poor decisions on their parents behalf. One gentleman found out that he had a sister that he used to play with as kids, but didn't know she was he actual sister until… Continue reading Don’t walk in their footsteps, Be better.
Today's post started from a brief Twitter Conversation with Melinda Anderson @mdawriter : She definitely helped my brain get going on these ideas. And of course, thank you to the amazing Lauren Michelle Allen @MichelleHux for always being funny, thought-provoking, and warm to one of the thousands of people who follow her daily. Part Two… Continue reading Letter to my Daughter (Part 1)
I remember the night that my entire perspective on life changed. At this one moment, I was no longer the wide-eyed kid from Detroit. I no longer felt the ability to complain about life and the injustices that I faced while growing up. I tried to pinch myself, praying that I was having a really… Continue reading The Day my Heroes fell from the Sky
It's interesting how certain habits and traits start to sneak up on you. The older I've gotten, the more I have gone from sleeping in every Saturday Morning from partying every Friday Night, to waking up Saturdays with a purpose. Not like I still get ANYTHING done on Saturdays, but it's a start. It's progress.… Continue reading Maturity Sneaks Up On You