Reflections on “self-love”

There’s a misconception that to love oneself, you are not surrendering yourself to God. I read somewhere recently in fact that indicated that loving oneself was wrong, and unbiblical. Selfish, is the word the writer used; stating it takes our eyes off God. That the only way to truly love oneself is to love others [...]

The truth about love and lists

I am here to be real. To be straight up. To share the messy. The truthful. And if you remember, I had some issues about love and what it meant for me a couple months back. All because I was tasked with making a list. I shared a little about that assignment and how it [...]

To be known

I walked in the room, knowing I needed to apologize. Dinner in our home is definitely a time of interesting, and fiery conversation. The fiery ones center mostly on the state of virtual school. On any given night, one parent ends up being the bad cop, the good cop, or we both end up just [...]

The spirit of love

"For the whole law can be summed up in this command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14 It has been said when discussing the act of finding love, that the secret to loving another person is to love oneself first. Some may see this as selfish, but when looking at the command "to love [...]

Please don’t ask me to drink

Sometimes you can be the loudest, funniest, and coolest one at the party, and at some point still feel all alone. Still be the one feeling like “Baby" stashed in a corner, behind a plant...trying to figure out where you fit in. Hoping no one asks if you want a drink. Please. Please don’t ask [...]

“Real” Love….getcha some.

I’m going to show my age here. Urban Cowboy. It’s a movie. John Travolta. Not so Grease and Saturday Night Fever cool. Common boy meets girl, fall in love, fall out of love, do whatever you can do to make each other jealous until you realize...well darn, he really was the one type of movie. [...]

Through his eyes

In my job with students during the weekday, I get to spend my time supporting them in various activities. I have had the pleasure of learning how to play the saxophone. I have sat through many an assembly. Gone on a number of field trips, and completed a number of art projects. This was no [...]

Not Today

I’ll sing the night into the morning I’ll sing the fear into Your praise I’ll sing my soul into Your presence Whenever I say Your Name Let the devil know not today. -Hillsong These are the words of a song I heard while driving home on a summer afternoon a little over a year ago. [...]

If He sees beauty here…so will I

If creation sings your praises, so will I. -Hillsong UNITED I decided during my quiet time this week to do something a little different. Instead of my usual front porch sitting, I took my show on the road. I loaded up my Bible, my journal, and my pen, and headed to the lake in my [...]