Necessary Endings–Part 1

Glorious Monday morning, friends! I trust that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, but I also hope that you’re still thanking God with each breath you take and with each move you make. Thanksgiving is not a one day affair — though the world would have you believe that. We have lips to praise him…

Bookmarked, Dog-Eared, Rooted

Glorious Sunday morning! As I sit in my favorite spot for writing, it’s still dark outside, so my drapes are pulled shut. The only thing cunning enough to travel through those panels is the rhythmic drip, drip, dripping of the soft rain playing a medley of sorts outside my window. Normally, the panels are pushed…

SHAKE, Shake, shake – Part 4

Now that the Shake-ing has stopped and you have the key, free your mind. Your PRISON is your mind. It’s a powerful warden appointed by the one whose mission is to steal your joy, kill your dreams, and destroy your life. Free your mind of the chains that hold you in place — the chains…

SHAKE, Shake, shake – Part II

Shedding that Cloak of Cliches is harder than you think — not just because of the weight of it all — but because it’s like a second skin. It’s thick — insulating you from whatever tries to get to you. It’s a wall, a barrier, an armor, a fence, a border wall, a cocoon, a…

SHAKE, Shake, shake

Everybody knows somebody who is always going through it, and they must tell everybody about what it is that they’re going through. From the time she was a little girl ’til her 30th class reunion, she has been going through it. Everybody knows somebody who is perpetually hanging in there, taking it day by day,…

Aaaah

Coming home has been a breath of fresh air. Let me clarify because I know you might be thinking, is this chic in the same Louisiana whose sidewalks are so hot that you can cook your Sunday dinner on them? Is she breathing in a special kind of air reserved for God’s chosen people? The…

Day 6 – Moving Mountains

We’re at Day 6, and you’re making progress. Praise God!  You know what to surrender, and the vision is clear. You even have some action steps, but what about the obstacles? You know, the things that trip you up every time you try to do something productive with your life. Don’t fool yourselves into believing…

Day 4 – Write It Down

My memory is not what it once was. I find myself writing everything down or adding things to my calendar to insure that it gets my attention. I’m not embarrassed by it either. Forgetfulness is just part of the package that we must contend with as a result of being afforded the gift of a…

Day 2 – Pray With Expectation

The most exciting part of this challenge for me is having the privilege of praying for all of you — praying that you are transformed. Prayer is a staple in this journey. Together we will begin praying God’s word back to him with confidence. You don’t have to know every story in the bible or…