When considering future possibilities, do you often think of the "worst-case scenario" first? Fear tries to steal the confidence and strength that comes from simply believing God's promises! Be sure that what you are believing is lined up with God's truth! #FathersHeart #Intimidation #Fear #Boldness #Courage #Promises #Strength #Identitiy #RightBelieving #Truth
Sometimes God brings us to pauses or holding patterns in our life. Those times are opportunities for us to pass the test and develop in whatever it may be that God is trying to do in us. But in order to pass the test we must seek God for wisdom. Watch for more insight! #LifeTransitions #Pauses #Wisdom #Skill #PasstheTest
Have you ever struggled with finding practical ways to live out your faith? Like what does that even look like? Listen as I share the ways I've found to invite God's influence into my everyday life and had reaped the benefits of doing so. #FunctionalFaith #Practicalfaith #GospelLife #Fruitfulness
On why representation matters I'm not sure if you're aware- but there are some stereotypes about black people going around. Women as well. People of the LGBTQ community. Muslims. Illegal immigrants. Asians. And Christians too. Good PR matters for everyone. When I was little my mother only ever bought me black Barbies and black baby dolls. My first cabbage patch doll was black and to my delight she had an outie belly button like me. Pocahontas was my favorite Disney princess b
People frequently refer to singleness as a gift. That’s a difficult notion to reckon with when you feel like everyone else got the present of a partner but you. Anyway, in light of the fact that seasons change, I’ve begun to see my singleness as something passing, fleeting even, that will not be here someday. Meaning I have got to soak up all the good things that I won’t have in marriage, a move, or a general season shift. When I was freshly graduated from college, I had a su
In life I can get so tired of the process part of things and the in between. Like, Jesus how much longer am I gonna have to do this? Can you give me a timeline so I know when this season is going to end? Then I saw a line somewhere on Instagram that said, Marriage takes endurance. That really struck me. It struck me because I can easily think this waiting/limbo place is just a circumstantial phase and not an indispensible exercise. It so easy to think that while you’re waitin
Let me just say- I do not have it all figured out. I really don’t have much figured out to be honest. And it’s taken me some time to be at peace with that. Of course I’m only in my twenties, but the reality is you will not figure life out. You will not reach a point, wherever you assume that point to be, where you will know with all certainty all the particulars and will no longer have questions. Life is a rolling plain. Parts of which you don’t see until you walk up on them.
You know, sometimes I get really frustrated by being single. I find myself wanting to be somewhere else, further along in various aspects of my life, in a different life season and I get knotted up in frustration and impatience. I try not to use my blog as a vent space hence the long silence. But needless to say I’ve been there- on again off again, parked with the lights on, the whole nine. In the times of peace between outbreaks of war, I am better able to be sober of mind.
I love Disney- the theme park, music, and movies. I’d be lying to say that obsessively watching the movies didn’t give me skewed expectations of relationships and marriage. As a kid, I recognized the ‘happily ever after’ came through marrying into it. All I was waiting on was the perfect guy to stumble on by. It’s not like I didn’t read the directions: For a fulfilling life, just add life-sized helping of marriage to the perfect man. And voila, fulfillment a la’ carte. Needle
“I don’t need you. I hope you see the beauty in that statement. I don’t need you, I need Jesus. But I choose you.” So went the custom written vows of a groom to his bride. My roommate and I were watching these Jesus peeps’ wedding on Pinterest or something one Friday night when we probably should have been writing papers. I thought everything was beautiful. The wedding was this rustic-log-cabin theme and the city had been snowed white outside. And here the couple was, at the