Lachelle told me that she never loved a man as much as she loved Joe. I knew Joe before she met him. He is a handsome guy, but not overly so, and I found him to be kinda’ quiet. No one would accuse him of being too friendly, but he seemed nice enough. I had … More The Toad Doesn’t Always Turn into a Prince
When a serious relationship ends, it can cause some of the most devastating feelings of sadness. We have no choice but to confront this molasses of heartache and wade through it the best way we can. Struggling with thoughts of facing life alone deepens the pain. You remember what it was like before you were … More Hard to Breathe
How many times do we tell ourselves that things are going to get better? But day after day, we end up with the same set of disappointing circumstances. You think to yourself, “Hey, I may not be perfect, but I’m a pretty nice person. I treat others with kindness and try not to hurt anyone. … More Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
The word of the day is, and will forever be, ‘TRANSFORMATION!’ It’s one of my favorite words, and I absolutely love that it’s one of the Father’s favs as well. In Romans 12:2(NKJV), He tells us, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you … More A Sealed Deal
An acquaintance broke up with a man she had been seeing for five years. She thought the relationship would end with a proposal. Even though he told her many times that he wasn’t the marrying type and didn’t see a family in his future, she kept hoping. Sometimes, we trip this way. We stroll on … More When ‘Not Enough’ Is Too Much
The dictionary defines happiness as the state of being happy. It then goes on to list synonyms like pleasure, satisfaction, joy, delight, and contentment. The most definitive aspect of happiness is that it motivates every human being to seek it out. This gives us a clue about the value of this state of being, and … More Bloom Where You’re Planted
My cousin, Malaysia, is a New Yorker to her core. Born and bred there, she visited her southern relatives only during the summer months, on school vacations. It was on one of her southbound excursions that she introduced Double Dutch Jump Rope to her young cousins. My sisters and I were giddy as all get … More Trying to Jump Double Dutch with Chains
We live in a society that is increasingly poopooing the notion of winning a competition or being competitive. This is not going to be an opinion on whether that is an appropriate attitude, but this is most certainly a stand on the truth according to God’s Word. The gray area that everyone loves so much … More Wait On God’s Green Light
In any relationship, whether it’s your own emotional state or the person you’re involved with, questioning whether love or obsession is at the root is extremely important. In God’s Word, He gives us very clear information on how love behaves—what it does, and what it produces. One of the biggest mistakes we make when it … More Is It Love or Obsession?
Sometimes we want a warm body close to us so badly that we make all kinds of excuses for the person’s bad behavior. My friend, who I’ll call Henrietta, is like this. Hen (we’ll call her that for short) has a larger than average body frame. She also has incredibly big feet for a woman … More Broken Pieces of that Old Worn-Out Life