What is in a name? The promise of character and the hope of destiny….. So, I’m questioning why the push to call same sex committed relationships “marriage”? If same sex couples are already forging their own way to a lifetime commitment, why not name their relationship in a unique way to express what they hope to achieve with their commitment? Why insist on calling it “marriage” if their relationship is by nature the antithesis of what marriage was created to be?
A heart that loves God completely has no room for hate of any kind. Jesus instructs us to love everyone as we love ourselves. We are to love people (patiently treat them with gentleness, kindness, mercy and grace)– yes, even those consumed in their sin – and pray for them. That’s it.
While out shopping over the holidays, I ran into someone from a former congregation of mine. She spoke about the turmoil gripping her congregation at that time because of a tainted leader. My heart […]
The most empowering and spiritually edifying moments, during this same period, are those times when I showed up for myself. Those moments when God instructed me to do something — usually something that seemed outrageous to me and perhaps appeared crazy to the world — and I took Him at His word and did as I was told. Those moments have provided me with the most profound LIFE lessons of all.
I am a person who rejoices almost daily at the smallest things. I’m gleeful in my acknowledgement of others in their moments of joy and gratitude as well. But I would have […]
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So, the above six words have been with me for over a month. When they first came together in mind, I…
Minister: To attend to the wants and needs of others; to perform the functions of a cleric. According to my standards, I’ve been something of a whiney baby lately. I’ve grown tired […]
For a number of years on my journey, I embraced the pain of honest self-exposure. At that time, I continually made myself vulnerable in my relational interactions. Truthfully, I can’t say that […]
A young woman I’ve been helping this year asked me the other day, “Ms. Jones, If your life were to end right now, in this moment, and you were taken up to […]
Bullies are cowards at heart. They are masters of hiding their hurts, pains, and insecurities from others while projecting the same onto others. They prey on the fears of people they PERCEIVE to be weaker than them. My solution? Change the bully’s perception. Stand up to him/her. Speak up. Fight back. When you hold your ground, they will back down.
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