As soon as I heard the Hawaiian people’s native calls echoing in the atmosphere, chills caressed my arms and my mind flashed back to a time where I didn’t even exist when African tribal groups released a similar sound. I knew in that moment, we were all the same. So many cultures have that same history of tribal people groups, navigating the land God gave them, being good to it, and reaping from the benefit of those nurturing acts. The land was good to them and in return, it flourished.
As soon as we landed I felt different. A long awaited smile broke through under my mask and I’m sure the sunshine reflected the gleam in my eyes easily. In just 6 hours I was transported from 30 degrees with snow to 80 degrees with sand. It’s kind of miraculous when you think about it,… Continue reading Christmas In The Sand
I was walking with a friend outside. It was midday summer; perfect and sunny. We had just come from lunch where we had the benefit of eating outside. The venue allowed dogs because we happened to be in a “dog city” so folks were happily bringing their dogs to this particular restaurant. My friend is… Continue reading Unparalleled Peace
I’m reading a book called “Single & Free to Be Me” by Dr. Clarence Shuler. In it he shares a counseling session he has with a 40 year-old single, successful business woman. She tells him she does not feel successful as a person and he helps her to see that she feels like a failure… Continue reading Redefining Success, Choosing Joy, Learning Grace
Throughout the course of this year I have struggled with a thought when faced with a decision to do something spiritual. It could be writing a guest blog post, publicity for my book, giving of my gifts, or serving in even the smallest way. A thought has surfaced either before or during my decision-making-process and… Continue reading What if God Says “Yes”?
Over the weekend I came across a few blog posts written by people in different seasons than myself. One blogger was a “mommy blogger” and was encouraging moms. She shared about her grand dreams of doing something “big” for the kingdom and listed several single women in history who seemed to contribute greatly to the… Continue reading Are You Content with Your Portion?
When you’re in the journey of faith long enough, you learn that there are not only natural storms but spiritual storms as well. Just like a natural storm, a spiritual storm can create such strong winds and rain that the duo will knock you right off your feet and you find yourself falling flat on… Continue reading When the Winds Blow
Today I took a much needed break. I stopped my diligent attempt at being productive, left my cube and cried in the public bathroom stall. As the tears began to flow I tried to stop them but gave up and released the anguish from inside. Along with my tears was every negative emotion I had… Continue reading Meeting God in the Bathroom
The holidays are here! And I’ve found myself in a new place, doing new things, enjoying the newness of life. I decided to spend some time in Florida with friends and do something I hardly ever do, take a VACATION. This was my reward for finishing up my MBA this year and I’m so grateful… Continue reading The Good Life