Words are powerful. They can encourage and give life to a person or a situation or they can bring pain and destruction. Sometimes it may not be the words themselves, but the tone behind the words can speak volumes. So today watch your words, watch your tone, and watch your conduct. Be blessed!
Over the years I’ve often asked myself why am I still single? I look at other people in what seems like happy, loving relationships and I say to myself I want that too. As I was laying in my hospital bed it hit me. The thought that everyone has a journey. Some journeys require more than others and everyone can’t handle your journey. God place people in our lives to help us, inspire us, and support us through our journey. My singleness just signifies that this is a season that I must travel alone.
Good morning family! As I scrolled my timeline this morning I came across a message by Sarah Jakes-Roberts. The one thing that stood out to me is when she said, “We have to get out of our comfort zone…” I’ve heard it said a million times and always felt as though it didn’t apply to me because I’m always out of my comfort zone. Then I thought about where I am right now. Hmmm. I’m starting a new journey in life but all those other times I’ve always had a job. The job was my lifeline, my backup plan, and my sense of comfort. I was never really uncomfortable because as I look back I gave most of my time and effort to my job and not my dream. Now I’m uncomfortable. I feel lost. No backup plan and no distractions to stop me, but I’m stuck. Fear has gripped the hell out of me. I try to shake it off but it leeches on sucking every ounce of energy from me and I am uncomfortable. Though I am in a place that feels lonely and uncertain, I will not give up. With God by my side, my dreams will come to fruition and I will have victory in my career, my family life, my finances, my business, and all other aspects of my life. It’s time to get out of that comfort zone. Be blessed fam
For most parents the month of August is a wondrous month. The kids go back to school which translates into peace and tranquility for the parents. For others, back to school is a bittersweet occasion. High school seniors will be headed off to college soon and for those of us who cherished the elementary school years, our babies are entering middle school. Long gone the days of dependence on mom and enter the “I know everything, bad attitude” phase of life. I was prepared when my oldest transitioned into this cool middle school kid, but as my youngest exited the car I felt a sadness. I’m not sure if it’s fear that she’s not ready or fear that she will no longer need me. Friends will become a priority and mom gets put on the back burner. Society is so different now and kids have so much more to deal with like acceptance, a damaged school system, sex, and violence. Wow! That explains why it’s bittersweet. It also explains my paranoia. Having taught middle school for three years I know these years can be tough if kids don’t get the guidance they need. I can go on for hours about that matter, but that’s for another day. As hard as this moment may seem I can only accept that I am really a middle school mom, again. My prayer is that this year be as great as all the others. Stay tuned.
Kenzie the Mental is an animation short about a teenage girl who wants to fit in. She challenges the star football player to three tasks to obtain the video he possesses of her attempt at suicide.