In between the bookends

Have you ever been in a library and noticed an array of books, either enclosed between or leaning up against two bookends? Imagine God holding you up from the front and back, while allowing you to rest and lean on Him for support. In Matthew 11:28, “God advises all that are weary and burdened, toContinue reading “In between the bookends”

It ends good

Last week I was in the kitchen preparing my lunch, when I heard God say to me, “It ends good.” For the first time in a very long time, I didn’t question Him or have any skepticism. He continued, “When people ask you how you can smile in the midst of your struggles, tell them,Continue reading “It ends good”

Listen to your heart

We’ve all heard the expression, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”, but following it can get you in trouble at times. A year and some change ago (if you’re from the south like me, you’ll know the meaning of that metaphor), I befriended a guy, that I really should’ve looked the other wayContinue reading “Listen to your heart”

I remember

Tomorrow is 9/11, and I remember it as if it happened on yesterday. I remember exactly where I was, when we we’re under attack. I remember all the horrific and bloody images that scrolled across the television screen. I remember the alarming number of deaths, and people that not only lost their lives in theContinue reading “I remember”

One more fight

I know a young lady who’s had trouble to follow her all the days of her life. While most of it stems from her childhood, her adult years hasn’t been that great either. Although she’s had moments of joy and laughter, now there appears to be no happiness at all. Every time I see her,Continue reading “One more fight”

Peddling nowhere

Have you ever seen someone struggling to ride a bike up a hill, only for them to continuously roll back down? No matter how many times they tried, it seemed as if they were peddling nowhere? Had you stuck around long enough, what do you supposed happened next? They finally made it to the top,Continue reading “Peddling nowhere”

Breathe

I am a huge movie fan, particularly action-packed and suspense, and whenever I get the chance, I watch Netflix to catch up on the latest releases. A little over a month ago, I watched Ice Road, an action-packed, suspenseful movie, directed by Johnathan Hensling, starring Liam Neesom and Laurence Fishburne, two of the more notableContinue reading “Breathe”

I can relate

Homeless and staying in a hotel? I have been there No food, water, lights, or gas? I have been there Experiencing never-ending trials and tribulations? I have been there Felt unappreciated, inadequate, and unloved? I have been there Felt rejected, ostracized, and constantly put down? I have been there Felt hopeless and at your wick’sContinue reading “I can relate”

Before their eyes

Why is it, that when people are down, that’s the time they are kicked the most? The situation itself is painful enough, so adding salt to the wounds is certainly not needed. A lot of times, mockery can be the reason you can’t get up. Every time you try to better yourself and make progress,Continue reading “Before their eyes”

Until it’s over

It doesn’t matter if you’re a good person, or bad, no one is omitted from difficulty or trials. Some of us will experience tougher situations than others, but nonetheless, we all will go through hardships. The question is, how will you use what you go through, to better you, and help someone else? Will youContinue reading “Until it’s over”