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Growing up in a Southern baptist church, I always looked forward to testimony service. It was the one time besides announcements and “the welcome” that the members got the mic. Depending on who got the mic, determined how entertaining the service would be that day.Read More
Isaiah 40:31 …but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
I’ve never been a runner or an athlete for that matter. I hated running laps in P.E. In fact, I do not like anything that involves sweating or exertion. I’ve always heard Isaiah 40:31 and wondered what it must be like to run and not grow weary. When Nipsey Hustle died, I kept hearing, “the marathon continues.” The work must continue. The legacy must live on. We must advance. Advance simply means to move forward in a purposeful way. Are you moving forward in every area of your life? Where are you stagnant? Why? What do you need in order to advance? The answer is to put your hope in God. God will renew your strength, and then you can advance.
There is nothing like a sense of accomplishment. Everyone needs to take a moment and celebrate small victories. I tell my kids on Friday, “you made it through the week.” I tell my co-workers, “we made it to Friday!” Sometimes, its just making it through that phone call, that difficult conversation, that appointment, that meeting or that moment. Life can be so intense. We need to breathe. We need to sigh. We need to relax. We need to unwind. The afterglow comes after we take that moment. Its when you look at the freshly cut yard. Its when you finished cleaning your home. Its when you taken the shower at the end of a long , trying day. Bask in today’s accomplishments. Bask in today’s victories. Bask in today’s afterglow.Read More
psalm- noun a sacred song or hymn, in particular any of those contained in the biblical Book of Psalms and used in Christian and Jewish worship.
If you've ever read the Book of Psalms, you know that the content ranges from joy to desperation. There are high notes and solemn ones. There are moments of encouragement and moments of despair and hopelessness. Motherhood has moments of pure bliss and confusion. There are days when it all seems like too much. There are days when we we feel like giving up, and there are days when we feel like its all worth it. A mother's psalm isn't always a top ten hit. Sometimes, its another sad love song. And sometimes, its a reminder that you're every woman. A mother's psalm is whatever song you choose to sing. It's remembering that motherhood is not a singular journey. Its reminding yourself that you were blessed with a divine gift. A mother's psalm is your personal praise.