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.  

Family/Relationships

He Said, She Said

In the past 30 days, I've been to Brazil, Spain, and Switzerland. That's Portuguese, Spanish, and German language in my ears. Trying to navigate my way through the day with limited understanding of these languages is sometimes exhausting and quite frustrating.  When you are trying to discuss something with someone whose native language is different… Continue reading He Said, She Said

Family/Relationships

4 Reasons Not to Cut Off Your Relationships

Learning to accept (not just tolerate) other people is a huge part of our journey to love. We have a tendency to feel like everyone (or most people) should think like us, behave like us, BE like we are. If you are a fast-paced, goal-oriented driver it takes an effort to build relationships with slower-paced,… Continue reading 4 Reasons Not to Cut Off Your Relationships