Today is the last day of 2014. I’m both excited and anxious to see what the New Year holds. I blogged a little more this year and I even grew my audience with simple promoting techniques. Below are excerpts from my top 4 blog posts of this year. Ironically, they are all from 4th quarter. I guess that’s because sometimes we put in our best effort near the end, hoping for a win, or because I finally started implementing some things for myself that I had neglected to do. Either way, I hope you enjoy these posts.
Number Four: 3 WAYS TO GUARD YOUR HEART FROM CORRUPT CHURCH LEADERS
It has become a monthly expectation that church leaders are embroiled in sexual, financial and other forms of scandal. Because of this, so many people have decided to worship at Bedside Baptist using these incidences as an excuse to forgo traditional fellowship. This is a mistake. Read more…
Number Three: MAKE YOUR OWN MEATBALLS FOR QUICK AND EASY MEALS
It’s that time of the year. Endless hours of football practices, karate classes, and cub scout meetings. After that, homework, taking care of the house, and spending time with the kids leaves little time in the kitchen to prepare meals. That’s why I try to plan ahead. Read more…
Number Two: 7 SIMPLE THINGS TO MAKE HIM SMILE
I admit it. I can often be a disgruntled wife. A few weeks ago I got really peeved about every article in my newsfeed or shared on Facebook being about things wives can do to make their husbands lives better. It seemed that no matter where I looked there was some woman or man giving advice on how to give him better sex, better food, better time, better you, blah blah blah. The “fair” Makasha wanted to know why women were always tasked with being better when men were not. Read more…
Number One: HE IS HERS, NOT YOURS
God is not going to bless me with some one else’s husband. I saw that posted by a friend, Makasha Dorsey, and it really struck a cord with me because I have met several married men who swear their marriage is in shambles, they aren’t happy, etc but the fact is – they go home to their wife every night. Why should I be someone’s side chick? Why should I want to settle? How could I believe God would bless that? If a guy really wants to be with you and he’s married, give him time to fix that situation and then get back with you. You don’t want a man to leave his wife for you because chances are, he will leave you for someone else. His integrity should cause him to want to do the right thing. Read more…
Moving Forward in the New Year
There are so many things going on in my life but I am determined to walk daily in who I was called to be. The top posts of 2014 were related to marriage and relationships. This lets me know that my efforts and passion about healthy marriages and relationships in general is not in vain. At times I write from the perspective of my own convictions and experiences. Other times I write from observation and research.
I had someone tell me that writing about marriage when I didn’t have a perfect one is hypocritical. No marriage or life is perfect. TD Jakes, Paula White, and Joel Osteen would have to lock the doors to their churches if perfection was a requirement of ministry. I’m not perfect; neither is my marriage. If I end up divorced tomorrow or remain married until death do us part, my goal in my marriage is to be the best Makasha I can be. I fail at it sometimes. I even fail miserably. But then I succeed spectacularly.
My prayer is that every marriage can be blessed to be what God intended it to be. As a wife and Christian, I will continue to strive to be the best me that God created me to me. If I pursue Him (God) I should please him (my husband). That means learning from my mistakes and triumphs as well as from the women, men, books and information I glean from while sharing about it all right here on this blog. This is a lifestyle blog—that lifestyle includes more than books, food, make-up, clothes and shoes. Right now my lifestyle includes me being a wife, mother and Christian, too.
See you next year.