Prayer and Community

  This is one of those times when I just need to write. As I attended Bible Study, the focus was on prayer in James 5: 13-18. The portion that really resonated with me pertained to being weary and calling on the elders to pray for you. It is in community that you draw on …

Bare before you

Lord, Things change on your authority. Step into the places that we are longing to see you. Increase our territory. Provide the provisions. Deepens the relationships. Heal what is broken. Touch our lives in ways that only you can. Breathe into my finances. Guide us into another week. Give us the words, the direction, and …

Exhaustion? Depression? Surrender

  Exhaustion? Depression? Surrender? Which one is causing the effect? Sometimes it is hard to tell if it is one thing or all three things mixing together creating a cocktail that makes it hard to escape. It can produce a Category 5 of emotions, decisions, and actions. It can feel like a superpower navigating the …

Surviving vs Thriving

  My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou   Maya Angelou’s quote captures so beautifully my plight. My desire is to thrive, not only continue to fight for survival. Somewhere the two began to …

Sugar Daddies and Sugar Mommies

  “Ooh you almost had it. You gotta be quicker than that.” Why the heck is there a surplus of sugar daddies and mommies invading people’s spaces with their schemes, scams, and love of fishing(phishing) with money? Not only is there a surplus of misdirected sellers of dreams that you didn’t ask to buy, there …

At the funeral and once it makes the news, we say I should’ve…

Perplexed and questioning somethings… Well, frustrated and stuck, yet pushing If you’re wondering about my title, it’s because over and over again I’ve noticed that people will DO or ACT after something bad already occurs. This usually comes with a “I should have…”, “they should have…”, “we should have…”, or “we could have helped if …

Provisions

Dear Lord, We trust in you that you will provide the provision. Instead of worrying, your word says to make our requests known to you. Many of us are depleted and have had enough but our love and faith in you keeps us fueled. We make our requests known and we seek your direction and …

Strangling Your Assistance

I saw this picture this morning and... This message has been on my mind and heart so much the last few months... well years, but it has really been standing out lately as I keep seeing it cycle over and over and over in my life and others. It reminds me of how we pray …