Building Relationships With Adults As An Adult

Building relationships and starting new friendships in my adult years has been hard. Every person's "normal" setting is different.  I expected that if a new acquaintance is cross cultural to my own but even with the same culture, it is different. I find myself trying to prove that I am worthy of that persons friendship. …

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When Did I Forget She Was A Child?

Here's the truth. I have been riding Jazmine ever since she was a toddler to get her to be the perfect child.  By perfect, I mean obedient.  The child that rarely makes mistakes or missteps.  The child that 'gets it' the first time. The child that is the ideal child at every age and stage.  …

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Idols

I am reading through the Bible; one chapter a day.  I am in the Book of Judges. Throughout the Old Testament, when the children of Israel turned from their wicked ways and sought God's face, they are told to 'put away their idols'.  I wondered about that.  They had the presence of the Lord right …

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Laid Bare

I've been apart of church meetings before; countless times actually.  I've been apart of a community of believers all of my life.  None of the meetings were harsh, conducted cruelly, or any other horror story you might have heard. When I was old enough to understand what was being discussed, I was always uncomfortable when …

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Confessions Of A Grown Woman

I have a confession to make. It is severely humbling to admit. It is terrifying to permanently pen to paper. It is one of the most exposing bit of information I have ever shared about myself here. I craved validation. As much as I was stubborn, I sought a stamp of approval. I yearned for …

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On The Receiving Side of Ravens

Living 1 Kings 17:1-7 I was present when the First Lady of our home church gave a testimony about her families finances. I was a teenager sitting in the Adult Bible Study class. This was at least 21 years ago. Their last baby was under a year old.  Her husband, the Pastor, was either in …

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Easter Sunday 2018

It is Saturday evening, Easter Eve if you will. We are getting together for dinner at our house with some friends tomorrow.  Husband said we should open up the dinner to others since it was a holiday.  I made some inquiries but no one else is able to come. As I was preparing tomorrow's meal, …

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