“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist When I was in my teens, I’d spend hours in my own head thinking of the life I I wanted, dreaming of a career in marketing, going to lunch in power suits, and
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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,
In “Vengeful Vows”, Daffodil Simmons knows how the world works. She’s the spider, all the world is a fly. She has spent her life spinning webs, using people for personal gain. And now, she’s about to spin her biggest one yet – for vengeance. She’ll do whatever it takes to get revenge on the
It’s February—my favorite month of the year. What better time to work on those words of affirmation? Most of my readers know why I love Valentine’s Day. I probably would have gotten married on February 14 if the cost of flowers didn’t go up around that time so I got married on February 8th. If
Have you ever sat down and had a conversation with people who have been married for a long time and seem genuinely happy with themselves and one another. I have. Ironically, all of them are Christian or were raised in Christian households. This is not to say that non-Christians don’t have long, harmonious marriages—only a
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
Eyes red rimmed, face flushed, she stumbled through the office door after a toddling two-year old boy while holding on to a chubby six-month old, whimpering infant girl. The young mother apologized when her active son ran into my leg, nearly knocking my notepad and pen from my lap. I smiled. “It’s okay,” I said.
“And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.” — Genesis 2:22 Architects, engineers and even beauticians know that a good foundation is imperative for any lasting design. Laying a good foundation
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
…someone else will. Have you ever heard that damning statement about the role of women in marriage? Doesn’t it make your skin crawl? It makes mine tingle with the voracity of the sickening feeling one gets upon daring to glance at a bucket of night crawlers or a nest of snakes. Disgusting, right? Too often
Have you ever paid attention to where Rahab’s home is in relation to that of the Proverbs 31 Man or Boaz? On Sunday I visited a new church. It was my first time attending service at a Church of God in Christ Church, outside of my mother’s, in at least eight years. The good thing
This year, my goal is to find freedom in every area of my life. Outside of my relationship with God, my marriage is perhaps the most important relationship in my life. I know many of you will ask, “Don’t you have children? Shouldn’t they be the most important relationships you have?” and I’ll respond, “No”.