This year, I have made faith-filled decisions to step out of my comfort zone. I transitioned from primarily writing about mental health to include public speaking. Public speaking is usually nerve-racking for me, but I hold on to God’s response to Moses when public speaking opportunities are extended to me. Exodus 4:10 (NLT) says “But […]
The most powerful and comforting Word I heard today: Isaiah 51:12-13 (NIV) I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass, that you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth,that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the […]
If we don’t put fear in its place, it would put us in its place of defeat and hopelessness. Today, we have a guest post by Udeme Etuknwa-Achiuwa. Udeme loves Jesus and she is a mother holding up other mothers in faith. She shares how fear stole her peace when the pandemic began and decisions […]
My son will be 21 years old this month and as much as I look forward to this new phase in his life, I can’t help but grieve for the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Joao Pedro and countless others who will never get to see their sons grow into young men. All the first experiences […]
Lately, I have been learning how to trust God and pray instead of worrying. Two days after a message in church about the importance of turning our worries/heart desires into prayer points, my family went through a minor gas fire incident at home. I captured the incident in a poem titled Flames and Fury. After […]
Less than two weeks after the little one started attending daycare, I was told he would be moved to another class because his motor skills were advanced for the beginners class and it was time for him to start feeding himself. Well, I wasn’t too excited about the news. The little one was just beginning […]
When I realized joining the military was something, my son wanted for his own life, I began to relax and God was then able to work on my heart. It was revealed to me in my time with God that I was perhaps praying against God’s will for my son’s life.
This past weekend, I visited a sister-friend who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago. She shared her concern about raising a child in this cold/evil world. I had the same fear and concern in July, so I could relate. We discussed the fact that our generation is faced with raising children in a more complex world compared to generations before us.