Category Archives: Relationships

To Fight or Not to Fight? My Thoughts on Love Warrior (Oprah Book Club Pick)

  I admit it. I’m an Oprah junkie. I’m not a member of  the Church of Oprah. But, I am a lifelong fan. I often read read books from her book club picks. And, I am often proud that I’ve already read books she suggests. In my head, Oprah and I discuss heroes and heroines,

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How to Exemplify the Fruit of the Spirit in Trying Times

  Have you ever gone back to read what you thought you already knew? I have. For roughly a year and a half, I’ve been revisiting previously read books–including certain passages of the Bible. Over the past week, something, likely the Holy Spirit, compelled me to read about the Fruits of the Spirit. I couldn’t remember

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Genuine Love, Practical Goals and Praying with a Plan

It’s February. We’re four days in. When I was younger, time moved by slower than molasses in winter. The closer I get to forty—later this year—time seems to move faster than Superman on a mission to rescue Lois Lane. January flew by. As did the past two years. So much of me thought I’d be

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered

Technology Imprint: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

  I write. Therefore, I research. But, my research and work always lead me back to one question: how do you want to be remembered? My computer’s browsing history would freak out a few people—like the police, my in-laws and certain friends. My search history has some of the following searches: How to dispose of a

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I’m Going to Live the Life I Write About

I stopped writing Wifey Wednesday posts because I felt like a fraud. For more than a while, I’ve lived in the worst kind of marriage—one that is crumbling brick by brick, that has far more valleys than mountain tops and, sadly, more hate than love. A simple disagreement about an ink pen left on the

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Do You Hate The Church?

In addition to learning that more than 500 copies of First Family Secrets (affiliate link) have been downloaded from a pirate site, one of my readers sent me a heartfelt email. I won’t go into detail about the entire message but I will respond publically to one question she asked: do you hate The Church? In

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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. Admittedly, well, I guess the better term would be

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