Too Much Orpah to be Oprah

And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. – Ruth 1:14 A big part of knowing who you are is know who you ARE NOT. Recently on Honey and Onion we talked about knowing your limitations. As always, I go to the Bible for guidance and […]

Fear Gets A Bad Wrap

Fearless people scare me because fearlessness often leads to foolish behavior. The KJV of the Bible translates 2 Timothy 1:7 as “God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” People quote it all the time and some folks say there is never a […]

What I learned from Alita: Battle Angel

I really enjoy a good story. Of course, living a Shine TYC life means I see everything through the lens of my faith — a Christian World view doesn’t idolize or demonize anything in God’s creation but understands there is a way to use it all for God’s glory. So, that brings me to my […]

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 […]

You’ve Got Issues

For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and send rain on the jut and the unjust alike. – Matthew 5:45 NLT Let’s get one thing straight. You are going to have problems and likely more than one in a lifetime. God never promised anyone a life without problems. In fact, […]

Bird Box: You Can’t Handle the Truth

  I tried , but there are tiny spoilers in here so proceed at your own volition. It’s been a few days since I’ve seen Bird Box on Netflix. I’ll admit that for two days my mind was reeling with possibilities.  What is Bird Box about? Parenting. social media, racism, death and grief, bad decisions, […]

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.  

Do Not Give Up On God

  In a time when our self-image and self-worth are challenged daily by social media highlight reels of people who seem to lead perfect, adventurous, well-maintained, lives with exceptional children and extraordinary marriages, it’s easy to focus on what’s wrong with our lives. Psalm 139 reminds us that even the things we think are “wrong” […]

A Good Person

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good.”  – Mark 10:18 By studying Jesus we learn what it means to be Christian. After all, Webster’s dictionary defines Christian as “one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ.”  So how can we be Christian if we don’t know what Jesus […]

Paul, Apostle of Christ

The story of two men. Luke, as friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. […]

4 Reasons Why I Believe in Jesus

In 1 Peter 3:15 we are told that we should be ready to explain our faith if asked.   I do not need to get into the deep theology and fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy to explain my belief. To me, it is a logical choice.   The Integrity of the Gospels The “biographies” of Jesus: […]

Kamryn Adams

When Faith Won’t Fail You

Author, Coach, and Christian Lifestyle Personality, Kamryn Adams says she can’t deal when her faith refuses to fail. Sometimes she wants to doubt all of it.