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
It’s been a rough couple of weeks. Kassadi finally had the surgical procedure I had been dreading for months now. Back in January, we received a miraculous MRI report that Kennedi’s posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) had re-attached without surgical intervention, after being completely torn while competing in a track and field event (read that AMAZING … Continue reading This Isn’t the Way This Was Supposed to Happen
Last week I wrote about the responsibility of raising children to value and respect of others in our society, you can find that story here. I did some soul-searching after reading my words and started reflecting on the type of parent I was overall. I reflected that being a mother is extremely tough. I simply … Continue reading Motherhood Reimagined
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
I lost my only brother this week. I prayed that God would heal him. I believed that God would heal him. For over a year I’ve been writing about promises of faith throughout the Word of God. And I stood on every single one during my brother’s illness. I knew that God was able to … Continue reading Why Didn’t You Answer My Prayers?
Think back to January 1st. Remember how excited we all were to be entering a new year and decade? 2020 – what a cool-sounding year! We made it to the 20s! Many of us were making goals and plans – some were on a small-scale and others life-altering. It was finally our year for change … Continue reading Don’t Run Off Your Track – Stay on the Path!
Today is April Fools’ Day and yet, I don’t feel much like joking around. Some of us are dealing with family members and friends who have been affected by the coronavirus. Some of us are concerned about our loved ones working on the front line in healthcare. Others may be worried about providing for families … Continue reading An Invitation for Reflection Instead of Distraction