Self-Compassion and Kindness Begins with Patience

For me, I had to learn to be patient toward myself because I realized there was much healing needed to take place. Healing because I had not realized that much of the reason for being impulsive, compulsive, seeking approval of others was due to my self-invisibility and survival mode that had brought much dissatisfaction within my own life. My self-esteem was quite low.

Sweet Kiss of Merlot | Vocal Media

I decided to write a short story for a challenge at Vocal Media for the Dream Date Challenge short story contest. The idea is to write a 600-2000 word short story about a first date where a glass of Merlot is featured in the story. Check this short love story out – Sweet Kiss of…

A New Year for Spiritual Influence and Impact

Last year, the theme was Focused. Making 2019 a year of focus entailed understanding how to grow spiritually through mindfulness. This year will be centered on the theme of Impact. The goal is to further our spiritual growth as Christians in order to make an influential and spiritual impact in our lives and the lives…

Christ Empowers Us

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. ~ Romans 6:4, KJV ~ ~ January 6, 2020 Devotional ~ When we come unto Christ. When we come…

Encourage One Another

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11, KJV ~ ~ January 11, 2020 Devotional ~ We are called of God to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. We are called to reach out and say unto others what Christ has said to his disciples – “Come follow me”. And,…

Facing dark days

There are those oft days of light and happiness that dispel the sadness. Yet, they are fleeting. As fleeting as the summer days we’ve so far experienced here for June. Inevitably, the rain comes, the darkness swells, and the days grow gloomy and despondent. We either allow ourselves to sink deeper and withdraw further into our suffocating sadness; or, we do the courageous and difficult task of pulling ourselves out of despair by focusing on the hope and light of God’s love, mercy, and grace.

Being a Christian Neighbor

If we view our lives as being too busy to concern ourselves with the welfare and well-being of those around us, we miss out on an opportunity to be a light in their lives.