Lovely Lauren

I met Lauren the first year I volunteered to help with my church’s middle school students. She was a shy and quiet 6th grader in our small group who has matured into a lovely high school sophomore 🤗. Here’s a snapshot of Lauren’s story. Her mom was born in Florida and her dad in Kentucky….

Birthday Girl 🤗

Today I have the honor of highlighting a young friend from my 6th grade group at church. We met in the fall of 2019 and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her 🤗. Kayla celebrated a Birthday 🎉🎁🎈🎂 this week and here are some fun and interesting ways God made her unique (in her own words…

Do Love Yourself

This one’s tough for me. I’ve always had a hard time loving myself. I don’t really know why. I guess it’s because I didn’t feel worthy to be loved. It seemed I always missed the mark. I was just a little off on everything. A slow learner by design, I was not creative, witty, or…

Know Your True Worth

True worth can’t be seen, measured, or bought. It’s why popularity, status, titles, achievements, riches, and stuff still leave us striving for more. True worth comes from what God knows about you and not what people think of you. True worth is decided by God, your Designer. It is not determined by how much you’ve…

Why I Ditched the Daisy Dukes

Oh yeah, I owned some daisy dukes back in the day 🙄. I admit, it did feel good to fit in them. Especially after I lost the freshman 20 from college. Back then you wouldn’t have found modesty in my closet because I didn’t think it was important. Many will say it’s my prerogative what…

Let’s Talk About Sex

Now that I’ve got your attention :). Sex. It’s a word Hollywood can’t stop making movies about and the church won’t talk about because it doesn’t know how to. Growing up, I learned about sex from Harlequin novels, lifetime movies, and Cosmopolitan magazine. Sex was presented as a common and casual thing. Sex and love…

The Self Love Hype

Self love is the new fad. Promoting self is in. We see it with every swipe. You can’t escape it unless you’re disconnected from the social world.  I’m all for self love. After all, our Creator God says we are to love others as we love ourselves. And how can we love others if we…

Tis The Season to Want

   I was perusing Instagram on Black Friday while sipping a Starbucks latte and for an instant, (okay, maybe a tad longer) I wished for the buffet of family, food, fun and festivities my eyes were taking in. My heart sagged. Self-pity lurched. I can feel envy rising in me. I caught myself wanting the…

Good Addictions?

Addiction is typically associated with the negative, at least in my experience. But can there be good addictions? Hmmm 🤔. This question was posed to me by some young peeps, one of whom is my ten year old son. Naturally, I asked for examples of good addictions. They thought 🤔 about it for a minute. “What…