Letting Go of the Hot Dog

My BFF called me today and made a confession.  “Nicole, my 3 year old wanted to feed herself her hot dog and yet I really didn’t want her to!  I really wanted to hold on to the hot dog and feed it to her myself because I knew she would make a mess!”  On the… Continue reading Letting Go of the Hot Dog

I Gave God My 20s

It’s been a while, and I thoroughly miss blogging.  Life got a head of me there for a minute and I found myself just trying to keep up.  So to update you, I have officially reached grown woman status…30 :-). To celebrate, I immersed myself in the love of those near and dear to my… Continue reading I Gave God My 20s

CRASH

Life offers a plethora of opportunities to run into others, whether it’s from the interior of a vehicle resulting in a car-on-car accident, or from engaging in a heated argument ending in hurt feelings and mountain high levels of offenses.  Each incident proves to be a disruption in one’s day, rattle one’s emotions and upset… Continue reading CRASH

How to Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering from Misguided Love

I’ve seen it more often than not.  A girl meets a nice guy, thinks he’s the one, ignores the red flags and lies to herself about the ones she can’t ignore.  She gives him her heart.  It doesn’t work out after “x” amount of time.  They break up, she’s in pain and he’s moved on. … Continue reading How to Overcome Heartbreak: Recovering from Misguided Love

When Sparing Change Hinders the Gospel

Her dirty blonde hair hung limp at her shoulders.  Baggy, dark clothes falling loosely on her frame.  With no shame or hesitancy she made her way to me.  “Can you spare $.25?  I got to get to the bus.”  She was a little jumpy but I could not attribute that to drug use…could just be… Continue reading When Sparing Change Hinders the Gospel

Looking Back

I’ve found myself reading one of my old journals lately.  It’s been interesting to say the least.  24-year-old Nicole was living at home, aching to get out on her own with plans to buy a condo somewhere near her job and 45 minutes away from her mom (mom it’s been great you supporting me after… Continue reading Looking Back

The Introverted Extrovert

Last night, as the wine flowed, ice-cream digested and sleepiness kicked in, my friends and I engaged in a fairly humorous discussion…what makes one an introvert?  My friend who is the epitome of the-life-of-the-party, social butterfly, stereotypical extrovert is now dating a reclusive, home-body, super introvert.  And she credits ME for helping her to relate… Continue reading The Introverted Extrovert

Love & War

There are life circumstances that can deeply affect us without us even knowing it.  They can shape our interactions with others and our perception of reality for the rest of our lives.  As I continue to grow and mature, I’m learning about such circumstances and the wounds that ensue from their occurrence.  Understandably, when my… Continue reading Love & War

Sex is Worth the Wait.

Sunday evening, just as I anticipated, I found myself surrounded by beauty.  Glistening legs, sparkling eyes, thick, alluring hair of various textures and styles.  Beautiful brown women donning dresses ranging from cute cocktails to elegant formal wear.  Brothers in fine suits and attire with crisp, clean locks or heads freshly cut were a site to… Continue reading Sex is Worth the Wait.

My Own Personal Cinderella Story

Psalm 45:10-15 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house. Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; Honor him, for he is your lord. The city of Tyre will come with a gift, People of wealth will seek your favor. All glorious is the princess within her chamber; Her gown is interwoven with gold.… Continue reading My Own Personal Cinderella Story