Fear of the Street View

It was rush hour traffic on the streets of Washington, D.C.  I had just left my group to sneak off to a museum for an hour and was walking back to my hotel before the street lights came on.  In my mind, I thought it would be an easy left, right, and two more lefts back […]

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Pushing Through the Tough Moments

So, I’m taking up yoga now.  For years, I imagined myself being one of those people who are always in zen-mode.  You know them – maybe you’re one of them – those who don’t let things bother them and who seem so calm in front of me.  I usually look at them with a crooked […]

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Each Time, I Shed a Little More

Since conception, we are shaped by our experiences.  For most of us, our mother was told to be cautious of everything she did, from what she stressed about to what she allowed to enter into her body.  It was all for the purpose of protection of someone so precious. Growing up, I sensed in my […]

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And Suddenly…The Story of My Mother’s Redemption

Oh, what I beautiful day for a testimony! I feel so good inside that I can barely keep my feet on the ground.  Indulge me for a moment as I share my good news with you. My mom has a history of alcohol abuse.  For as long as I can remember, she would drink several […]

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The True Definition of Self-Discipline

Somewhere out there, I’m confident there is a statistic about a large percentage of people who lack self-discipline.  (I don’t feel like searching for it, because I don’t need it written down to know it’s true!) As alarming as that would-be statistic sounds, I’m not surprised because I am surely one of these people.  My continual […]

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Preparing for an Encounter with God

  Dear God, It has been way too long at this point.  After one year of having patience, remaining in faith, and staying the course, I’m ready for a breakthrough.  I’m ready to experience the light at the end of the tunnel and the blessing that I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been waiting with expectancy, […]

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There is Always Purpose in Your Struggle

21 Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The Lord answered Isaac’s prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins. 22 But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the Lord about it. “Why is this happening to me?” she […]

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