You don’t have to pretend life doesn’t hurt…

I read these words on page 32 of “Dear Mary” written by Sarah Jakes and I closed the book.No, there’s no fancy wordplay, no great deep meaning behind it. The transparency and simplicity of that statement, brought me to a place I had been before and desperately needed to tap into once again. Sometimes lifeContinue reading “You don’t have to pretend life doesn’t hurt…”

Nassau Adventures…

About two weeks ago, I picked up a friend and in the random nature that is Keisha… I decided we would stop at random places and take pictures…. So, here goes!  Photo 1 – the bus stop that couldn’t contain my hair.    Photo 2 – Wok N Roll, the red writing matched my shirtContinue reading “Nassau Adventures…”

To my lover…

You awaken the depths of my soul and breathe life into my weathered existence. Your lips press against mine and your words spill out of me.  Your eyes lineup with mine and you change my vision of the world, of my past, of myself. You love me so completely and with so much fervor thatContinue reading “To my lover…”

As her heart speaks…

Words do no justice For as her heart speaks Her soul cries out strength Though her flesh is weak Though emotions overtake her And life seems to get her down Jesus never leaves her He’s always to be found His love is her heart’s song His grace a melody loud His love is for theContinue reading “As her heart speaks…”

Fallen crown… 👑 

Many beautiful love stories and fables begin with “once upon a time” and then there’s some climax and triumph of love that leads to the inevitable and oh so misleading “happily ever after”.  Forget romance, forget the knight in shining armor. Jesus already saved you, you don’t need a husband or boyfriend for that! ThisContinue reading “Fallen crown… 👑 “

Breakdown on the breakdown… 

This weekend, I cried until my eyes burned. I sat in my shower and whimpered like an injured puppy, praying my daughter couldn’t hear me over the water running.  Something I knew God sent me into, felt like it was falling apart right before my eyes and it hurt! I prayed and prayed and stillContinue reading “Breakdown on the breakdown… “

Here’s why you’re not healed…

You don’t want to be. Now before you go on explaining how hard it it and how many times you’ve tried, I get it. But I also get that you’ve stopped trying. You’ve grown so attached to your hurt, you believe it to be a part of who you are. It’s not.  Just because youContinue reading “Here’s why you’re not healed…”