Wandering in Amazement

“God commanded the Man, ‘You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.’” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:16-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬ … “The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. He spoke to the Woman: ‘Do I understand…

Place of Serenity

I just returned from the most amazing Spring Break. The sights, people, and food were all astounding on every level. The thing is, though, in my state of anticipation and excitement, I put aside all other thoughts from my mind. I put aside thoughts of one of my best friends moving, thoughts of trouble at…

Out of Confusion, Be Still

I promise this post is going somewhere. Bear with my internal angst, and read on to the part where God moves. Over the past week, my mind has been an absolute whirwind, a complete vortex where thoughts swirl and merge and are banished only to reappear, more wild and outlandish than before. The sources of…

Retrospective: A Prayerful Post from Moons Past

Before meeting with a group of ladies whom I love, God spoke to me about prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 admoinshes God’s children to pray without ceasing. Almost any Christian or really anyone with any relgious experience can likely remember hearing that Scripture referenced before. But has any among us actually meditated on the meaning of…

Hope

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭42:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ There are times when this world seems truly dark. And there are times when the darkest parts are inside yourself. What do you do then?…

Proclaiming the Year of the Lord’s Favor

2015 has officially been inaugurated as our new year. Fireworks lit up the night sky; champagne toasts were made; kisses were exchanged; and well wishes were given. 2014 is over and in the past, and in the past is exactly where I will leave it. That is not to say that 2014 was not wonderful….

Cruising the Caribbean Coast

It’s vacation time. There are no worries, no school, no work, and no stress. It is time to relax. Music plays on the speakers on the pool deck. People dance. Women sunbathe on cushioned lounge chairs. Kids splash in the pool. Men fill up their plates from the buffet for the third time. Later in…

Plaid and Stripes

There is one fashion faux pas  that I will never understand. (Ok, there are several, but I’m going to focus on just one for now.) Why, oh why, do men insist on wearing plaid (or camo) shorts with striped polos? It doesn’t matter that the colors match- but mostly, they don’t. It still looks horrendous…

Promoting Lying

Shows like ABC’s “Pretty Little Liar” and “The Lying Game” have gained in popularity since the day they hit the airwaves. It dawned on me recently, why are we promoting shows that encourage lying? Isn’t the world screwed up enough? We need to produce shows that are more wholesome (but wholesome does NOT have to…

“Why Can’t Life be Like a Movie?”

Have you ever wondered that or heard someone else say that? I’ve heard it and said it myself hundreds of times. I had an epiphany recently though. Your life cannot- ever– be like a movie. I know. It’s tough to hear. The guy won’t chase you down in the airport. There won’t be a cheesy, overdone…

Blinkers… Use ‘Em, People!

Today’s tip is simple. Use your stinkin’ blinker! It doesn’t matter if you’re switching lanes on I-4 or turning onto a street. Use a blinker! It’s so simple. A flick of your finger is all it takes. It also helps prevents accidents, which saves you money and time and keeps you in good health. I…

Snow or Sand?

Having lived in Florida since I was the ripe old age of 5, it’s easy to guess that I tire of the relentless Florida heat very easily. It’s not my number one choice by any means. In realizing this, I set out to find out to talk to native (or nearly native) Floridians and newer…