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Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being
Imagine taking a vase and breaking it on the floor. Now gather as many pieces as you can and glue them back together…like a puzzle. You can make it look like a vase again. It no longer holds water. However, if you light a candle and place it inside, the light shines through the cracks. We are that broken vase. We can always put the pieces back together and let our lights shine.
I’m simple but complex. To me, those things are not at odds with each other. The opposite of simple is “complicated”— not complex. Complication is horizontal. Complexity is vertical. When you’re life is complicated it has a lot of interconnected parts popping off in multiple directions. On the other hand, a complex life is having… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Might Need to Burn Bridges
One of the ways we love our neighbors at ShineTYC Lifestyle is by sharing books, TV, movies, and products that have a positive affect on our lives. I read a lot of books and I review hundreds of products each year for various companies. However, I only share the ones I really love on ShineTYC.com… Continue reading My Experience with Jordan Raynor’s MASTER OF ONE
I’m a “magical negro” and this is my moment to tell you the truth. First, allow me to explain to you what a “Magical Negro” is. I didn’t make it up. In TV and film the Magical Negro is the Black character who helps the White protagonist overcome their challenges. It’s Uncle Remus, Oda Mae… Continue reading My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.
I first fell in love with words when I was seven years old. I still passionately love words today. To speak them, write them, or read them— centers me in the presence of God. Words are powerful. They can invoke pride, fear, comfort and chaos. That’s why when I saw the video of Amy Cooper… Continue reading The Amy Cooper Apology: Stop Saying “I’m Sorry” and Repent
A deeper exploration of this content appears in the weekly devotional newsletter. While fraud within the Paycheck Protection Program was inevitable, many large profitable businesses legally qualified for federal funds based on the criteria, e.g., the LA Lakers. Since my family isn’t in financial hardship during COVID 19, my husband and I agreed that I would… Continue reading We Have Rights
A deeper exploration of this content appears in the weekly devotional newsletter. Weeks ago I made a joke on my Instagram that, with COVID 19, it feels like these weapons formed against us seem to be prospering a lil’ bit. As I lean heavily on my faith and the Isaiah 54:17 promise that no weapon… Continue reading Bad Guys Win Sometimes
In a time when things seem super serious, I still laugh a lot. Mostly, I laugh at a myself. I also laugh at some of you and your COVID-19 memes and posts about homeschooling your children. Don’t get me wrong. Over the last week I’ve had my moments of feeling “sumkindaway” about all of this.… Continue reading 7 Things I Appreciate About Being in Quarantine
I love to write. As it turns out, God is a fan of writing things down, too. Don’t believe me? #readyourbible “Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud…” – Exodus 17:14 “Write down for the record everything I have said to you, Jeremiah.” – Jeremiah 30:2 “So write… Continue reading 5 Things I Write…And You Should, Too
Recently, I had a window seat on a flight. I normally book an aisle seat because I prefer to get up and walk around a bit. However, this flight was a small regional jet so my seat had both a window and an aisle. It was a single seat that gave me aisle access with… Continue reading Limit the View to Keep Your Peace
I often write about decision-making because decisions are an inescapable part of life. For years I’ve told you about my “just flip a coin” philosophy. You’ve analyzed. You’ve agonized. You prayed. You still don’t know what to do. Flip a coin to decide. No, the coin itself is not anointed. Although, I’ll shamefully admit that… Continue reading Can’t Decide? Just Flip A Coin
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