Family/Relationships

Can I Give Up People for Lent?

As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and I use my sacrifice to solemnly reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?

Family/Relationships, Work/Life

One Day I Laughed… And You'll Laugh Again, Too

Our hearts go out to the grieving families of those lost in the helicopter accident with NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. We will continue to pray that God heals your broken hearts and that one day, though never understanding these tragic events, you will laugh again. It was the late 1990s and… Continue reading One Day I Laughed… And You'll Laugh Again, Too

Family/Relationships

You Can't Please Everybody, But You're Still Trying

Many of my clients are "people pleasers" and struggle to live on purpose because of it. You should certainly try to live at peace with everyone, as it depends on you. That's Romans 12:18. However, you will never live a conflict free life because there will always be people who don't like what you stand… Continue reading You Can't Please Everybody, But You're Still Trying

Family/Relationships

Love Never Fails. Relationships Do.

1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most quoted love poems ever. Most importantly it reminds us that love never fails. I know. I know. Right now you are thinking about that person you loved dearly and it all fell apart. You're thinking about the pain of your failed marriage. Love never fails. However, relationships… Continue reading Love Never Fails. Relationships Do.

Family/Relationships, Work/Life

Motherhood with Wisdom, Power, and Faith

In the current environment I'm fighting like Rizpah to keep the scavengers from tearing away at my sons-- their dignity, honor, self-esteem, self-image, and life itself. I have to watch police, politicians, teachers, coaches, store clerks, and strangers who might consider skittles to be dangerous. Every night I fall into bed, I thank God that my sons are alive and pray they live another day.  It's a real, not at all irrational, fear of this Black mother.