The ABC’s of This Season

Yesterday, I left work at 4:30 after working through lunch and only accomplishing 2 of the 11 action items written on my board and missing a deadline. That’s a hard reality for a goal oriented, A-type personality like me. I got home, ordered dinner, ate, then walked off my angst. At 8:00, I sat to work on my list. I worked until midnight to meet my deadline and cross one...

Me vs. Me

I’m in a battle this morning. It’s an epic battle. Who will win? My battle this morning is NOT against Satan; he is a defeated foe. My battle is not against another person. My battle is against me. My flesh vs. My Spirit. Today is the first official day of returning to school and my flesh is in an uproar. My flesh says, “Why can’t I just work from home?...

Love Like Jesus

He was a tax collector, not just any tax collector but the chief tax collector! He was a Cheater. A Thief. A Betrayer of his people. He was Selfish. Greedy. Rich. He was considered a chief sinner by his people. He was Rejected. Scorned. Despised. Avoided. Disliked. But as Jesus walked through the crowds of Jericho that day, Jesus invited Himself over to stay with this despised, unwanted, betrayer of...

Be The Solution

Last night I had the honor of sharing with women from across the southeast and Haiti. Here are a few points the Lord had me share: We were designed for such a time as this. The Bible says “Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in your book and planned before a single one of them began.” Psalms‬ ‭139:16‬ ‭CSB‬‬ God knew this generation...

Losing Everything

David had lost everything. EVERYTHING. His wives and children had been kidnapped. His village burned. His men despised him and wanted to stone him. He was at his lowest point. What did he do? What are you doing month 5 of a pandemic? After 3 month’s of racial unrest? In the middle of a divisive election? With the prospect of more remote learning? When finances are thin? What are doing?...

Talk About It!

I remember the day after President Trump was elected. I remember the Lord saying to me, “Go to work and Preach the Gospel.” I prayed in the Spirit and worshipped as I drove to work. My first class was primarily minorities. Fear, sadness, disappointment permeated the room. Teenage eyes peered at me looking for answers. As I walked around checking homework, a young lady asked, “What are we going to...

Cave Dwelling

Every time I read this scripture, I pause: “And Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.” ‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭24:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Background: Because of jealousy, King Saul wanted to kill David. David had done nothing wrong. He had been a loyal servant. Yet Saul partnered with the spirit of jealousy and offense and began to pursuit David’s life forcing David to leave everything behind and...

How are you Known?

It was my birthday eve. My boys and I had a lovely meal and watched a cute movie. All was well until I made the mistake of reading a Facebook posts. I am learning to scroll past most of the craziness but every now and then, I can’t. This was one of those times. Despite my temptation, I didn’t respond to the sharer of the article. I took my anger...

Whack-A-Mole Prayer

H “What are you believing God for,” my friend asked while we were vacationing. I didn’t have an answer. Not that I wasn’t praying. Since this pandemic hit, I’ve been praying like crazy… Praying for the pandemic to end. Praying for friends who are unemployed. Praying my students would do well despite the learning situation. Praying police brutality would end. Praying for the families who unjustly lost a life at...

Servant of God Alone

Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of my generation, did most of his fighting outside the ring. Long before he met his opponent, he would taunt them – declare he was the greatest and in undefeatable. He got in his opponents head. Goliath was the king of taunts. He defeated Isarael’s army with fear before they ever engaged in battle. Listen at his words: “Why are you all coming...