My “Little” Pandemic Friend 🤗

A delight to highlight my little sister in the faith, Catherine. Our first meeting was during this 2020 pandemic at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru a few miles from my house! It was her pleasure to serve me and my pleasure to meet her 😍. Catherine’s parents are from South Korea, but she and her older sister…

Beautiful Bella

Delighted to highlight Bella who lives in the small town of Fairview, Pennsylvania by Lake Erie, my hometown 🙆‍♀️. I met Bella in a homeschool co-op eight years ago when our family was beginning our homeschool adventure. I had the opportunity to be a helper in her art class. Bella is so gracious to share…

Imani (Faith) Bê

It’s my pleasure to highlight Imani Bê (her late grandma’s name) Bell this week 🤗. She is my beautiful niece😍! I held her at just two weeks old! Look at her now. She has blossomed into a pretty tween 😘. Like her mom, my baby sister, Imani is artistic and enjoys drawing. Her favorite subject…

More than Apple

What are you worth? If you asked most people they would look at your clothes, your house, your car, your bling, your friends, and yes, even your phone to determine what they think you’re worth. If you look at the world’s standards for measuring worth, you’d say I’m not worth very much. You see, I…

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….

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…

The Labels We Wear

I grew up in the era of Jordache jeans and Adidas sneaks. Think Gap and Nike. I owned neither because they were too expensive. I would’ve given anything to have even one pair, but the closest I came to them were seeing them on kids at school 🤷‍♀️. Labels are important to a young girl…

Mirror Mirror, I Don’t Like What I See

Ok, so this isn’t me in the mirror but this is my shadow/profile 😁. As warped as it looks, it isn’t far from how I see myself. You see, I have a pretty distorted view of myself. The image I see in the physical mirror and the mirror in my mind is often not what…

More Than a Number

I was doing fine until I saw the numbers. I knew I shouldn’t have gone there. But I did. You see, I had stepped onto the little balancing instrument which measures my worth. I gasped and strained my eyes to make sure I was seeing the right numbers. They were a smidget higher than I…