Category: Soul Food

Don’t You Understand?

One morning, I was sitting in church and they mentioned a Go Trip to Nicaragua. The Go Trips are when people from the church go to various places in America and other countries and help build schools, or help people get clean water, build…

Stepping Down; Looking Up

Job 23:6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.  This verse really sums up my new relationship with God. I don’t see him as a tyrant, ready to punish me when I mess up,…

When They Don’t Clap

We all have people in our lives who want to see us fail. It’s true. I have them and I’m sure you have them as well. Say you achieve something you’ve been working toward for years and when you finally reach your goal, you…

The Splendor of Every Day

I drink tea from a cup called “blessed” and I wonder at the word. My husband picked it out at the store. “It’s perfect,” he said. We added another named “thankful” to the cart. I tend to drink from the thankful mug more. Thankful…

Life Is Exactly What We Think

Have you ever bought a car and then suddenly you start seeing that car everywhere? You never really noticed it before, until you brought it into your life and then it seems you see that car more than any other. This is how life…

I See you, Sister

At the coffee shop, she walked in behind me, the mother of the little girl my daughter runs to at class. Our daughters smile at each other and embrace. I say hello to the mom, who doesn’t respond and perhaps she didn’t hear. I…

The Freedom of Forgiveness

Be relentlessly forgiving. (Matthew 18:22) Oh boy, what a message, right?! Be relentlessly forgiving. That’s a tough one for me, especially if I see people hurt people I love. I tend to find it easier to forgive those who have hurt me, but mess…