More Precious Than Rubies

There was a time in my life when I would buy the most expensive shoes, clothes, pocket books, and cars.  I would find myself wanting the “finer things” in life because it would somehow make me feel valued.  Not only did I apply this concept to material things, I would also apply this concept to relationships and dating.  However, after going through multiple failed relationships, I began to question myself and asked God “Where did I go wrong”?  It was at that...

Baggage

In my young adult years, I would listen to the song, “Bag Lady”. The song writer depicted a story of a woman who found difficulty moving forward in her life due to carrying “baggage”. Despite the catchy beat and the creative words, I wondered, “Did the song writer understand the purpose of the bag”? According to Dictionary.com, a bag is “a container made of flexible material with an opening at the top, used for carrying things”. As women, we often categorized our...

Yes! I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Growing up as a child, I would hear the comment “You are pretty to be dark skinned”. Although, I enjoyed the compliment of being called pretty, I certainly did not enjoy the undertone comment that my dark colored skin was viewed as ugly. This, just like many other things caused me to become insecure about who I was on the outside. Consequently, I would over compensate for it due to lack of self-confidence and would settle for less by excusing rude and offensive...

Disappointments: The Answer is NO:

The feeling of disappointment is often caused when one has an expectation that has not been fulfilled. It is a natural response due to failed hope for the answer of YES.   If you take a moment to think about the nature of disappointment, you will notice that it can cause a ripple effect on the seat of our emotions. It can cause sadness, remorse, bitterness, and resentment in our hearts. Too often we place unachievable expectations into man, or into man made...