About a week ago I had to drive out to a retail store for a return. I tried to avoid stores during the pandemic by doing all my Christmas shopping online. But one of my purchases was defective and I had to return it in person. In order to avoid other shoppers, I decided to … Continue reading Don’t Ignore Your Navigation System – There May Be a Different Way To Go
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the ten plagues in Egypt in the time of Moses and can’t help but wonder if there is a lesson in that story that relates to what we are going through now. There have been catastrophes across the country, unlike anything many of us have seen in our lifetime. An … Continue reading 2020: The Interruption of Everything, but Why? A Personal Reflection
This past weekend we commemorated the 2nd anniversary of Destined 4 the Dub! Two years ago, while in the middle of a painful and uncertain time, I made the decision to document the journey of faith I had been unexpectedly thrust into. Earlier that year, I attended a publishing conference for spiritual writers of color, … Continue reading Who’s Guiding You Into Your Future?
As Kassadi has been recovering from her knee surgery, Kennedi has been participating in a virtual sports camp with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), an organization that she joined last year. I was excited for her to have the experience, as her summer plans of running track and attending a college summer camp had been … Continue reading Change Your Focus, Change Your Life
Faith over Fear. A popular saying found on T-shirts, signs, and all sorts of other items, meant to remind us to choose Faith when Fear is looming. If only it were that easy… We can pump ourselves up saying we got this, remind ourselves of our scriptures, say our inspirational quotes, or seek encouragement from … Continue reading The Ultimate Tug of War: Faith vs Fear
What a difference a week makes. Just last week I was rejoicing about God’s strength, and today I find myself needing it more than ever. This week was rough. My company conducted a major layoff – team members that I have worked with for years were impacted. I feel helpless, despite my desire to assist … Continue reading I Need Help
As soon as I finished my last blog, I knew what I wanted to write about this week. Last week we discussed that when we courageously waited on the Lord, He would strengthen us. But what does that actually mean? What does God’s strength look like? Feel like? How does it help us when our … Continue reading Just What Is God’s Strength?
Many people don’t know, but one of my closest friends went into the hospital within 24 hours of my brother being admitted. We have been friends since I was in the 1st grade; she was a year older. As a child, I always looked up to her as my older, smarter, and more sophisticated friend. … Continue reading Remaining Courageous While Waiting – Strength is Coming!
After a difficult few weeks, we were finally able to lay my brother to rest. We held a small, private funeral in accordance to the directives of our state (New Jersey). I consider it a blessing that we were able to do so, despite the different hurdles we faced. When I first started processing the … Continue reading Through the Grief of Loss on Earth, Consider the Gain in Heaven
I was not going to write anything last week. But God… Since I started this blog, I had been faithfully posting midweek, but last Wednesday came and went and I didn’t have any words to give others. I think that Thursday was the first time I was out of bed before noon. I just wanted … Continue reading My Next Step in Grief…and Healing