A BETTER DEFINITION of PASSION

Ooowee, its entrance into my catalog of best-loved quotes is right on time for February’s posts on passion, productivity, and purpose. It is also, so Maya. She was a woman who made us want to look and keep looking at her as she sashayed words as gracefully as she swayed her hips. Oh, she was a boss of words. 

A Merry Christmas Aha Moment

A Merry Christmas Aha Moment ““Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom He is pleased!”” Luke 2:14 I believe it is all about the order of things that brings peace to our lives and in our worlds. In this verse, I hear the Word revealing to meContinue reading “A Merry Christmas Aha Moment”

Serve

Last fall, my small group of primary caregivers—Shining Lights—adopted a local nursing home as a service project. Each year, the Pastor asks all group leaders to consider providing an act of kindness to the community. Many groups choose to partner with the church’s SERVE projects to clean up around an elementary school or at one of our local partners’ outreach locations.

Stop Dropping Balls

Five Effective Steps for Planning a Successful Week Monday is a great day to make plans for the week. After a good weekend and a solid, healthy, and restful Sabbath, it is time to wake up to a new week. If you are like me, I can’t juggle a ball to save my life. IContinue reading “Stop Dropping Balls”

Love at a Wedding: Love Letter #1

Dear Reader, A wedding has to be the worst place to meet your true love. But somewhere in between the minister’s prayers, the elated couple standing at the altar reciting their vows and the candlelight flickering all over the sanctuary, a girl’s heart softens. At least mine did on a crisp fall afternoon while witnessingContinue reading “Love at a Wedding: Love Letter #1”

The Summer the Earth Moved

Go. Play. Outside. Children who play inside all day later build destructive devices with their idle minds. Hopscotch and Tic-Tac-Toe on cement meant fun to adults in need of their privacy. My best friend, Annie-Mae, and I were not allowed to open the cabinet and attach the Atari game to the television to play Pac-Man and Asteroids like other children on Saturday mornings. We were brushed outside of our red brick duplex apartment by the broom of Annie-Mae’s sister, Big Teena, who pretended to be our mom while the adults were still recovering from the night before.  

Selah

Day Eight of the process. Selah.

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