Blogging with a Chronic Illness

So, when you live with an illness that affects how you process information, it is very difficult to successfully run a blog. It has been for me, anyway. So, I want to share with you ways I manage a blog while living with Lupus. Please read here if you haven’t already about my fight against Lupus. Right…

Hope Is…

Good Day Friends, Hope. By definition, dictionary.com defines hope as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, a feeling of trust, want something to happen or be the case”. Having hope can give us fuel to accomplish more than we have ever imagined for ourselves. Hope can make or break…

It’s All About Perception

Good Day Friends! Today I’m thinking about how we perceive certain things in our lives and how much perception makes a difference in whether or not we have a good day or a bad day. Sometimes, we are unable to avoid bad days, but overall, I believe perception determines whether we allow those bad days…

For the Easily Offended

It seems as though when dealing with mental illness, it is easily to take constructive criticism the wrong way. I desperately try not to, but when the world is kicking me down, one incident after another, it is possible to take something that is not supposed to be offensive, offensively. You don’t have to have…

Fight For Your Freedom

Hey Friends, Have I ever told you guys that I love history? It was one of my favorite subjects in school. I feel like if we know about our history, then we can better prepare ourselves for our future. You guys also know that for the past few months, I’ve been trying to walk in…

Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Hey Friends, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our minds are enslaved to the things that we enjoy. There are so many things that we enjoy that keep us in the very prison we want to escape from. I’ll give you an example. You know the hit television show, Game of Thrones, right?…

The Horror’s of To-Do Lists

Hey Friends, The world says putting together a to-do list will cause you to be more productive. I would kind of agree with that, IF….to-do lists didn’t give me so much anxiety. Well let me be clear, it’s not the to-do list themselves that gives me anxiety. It’s the inability to complete it that’ll put…

Can I Trust God With My Children?

Hey Friends, Over the weekend, my family and I took family photos. It was only afterward I began to realize how much time has passed by since the last time we took them. We went through the normal hustle and bustle of making sure that everyone’s hair was properly in place, clothes were neatly ironed,…

Do I Lack Compassion?

Hey Friends, So, I’ve been thinking a lot about compassion and how much I’ve lacked it over the years. I mean, in my opinion, I haven’t been an extremely judgemental person, but I have had moments where I would hear a rumor and “shake my head” at it, thinking to myself how much of a…

It Takes A Village

Hey Friends, I’ve been through some pretty difficult challenges in life, but one challenge that outweighs the rest of them all is parenting πŸ‘ΆπŸ½πŸ‘ΆπŸ½πŸ‘ΆπŸ½. There, I said it. Parenting is by far the most difficult task that has been assigned to me. Now before you judge me, just think about why people say “it takes…

Restoration

Good Morning Friends, God is so wonderful, isn’t he? God does wonderful things in everyone lives, including yours. Even when it seems that everything is going wrong, God is right there beside you, guiding you with the Spirit that lives inside of you. What Spirit you ask…The same Spirit that rose our Lord Jesus Christ…

Taking Thoughts Captive

Good Morning Friends, I have been struggling lately. I have been struggling to find the time to do the things that I love; blogging and spending time with God. Sometimes I question, it is laziness or mental illness. There have been a few days where I do nothing but cry all day and other days…

Funny Friday

Hey Friends! I’m so glad to be back. Writing is the source of my calm. Even if I wanted to stop βœ‹, I couldn’t! It’s my life’s passion. It’s like breathing for me. Do you have a passion like that? Do you find yourself missing something that used to be your “calm”?πŸ’†πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Make sure you…

Can I Get A Lil’ Bit Of That Anointing Oil, Please?

Happy New Year, Beloveds! Early yesterday morning after the ball dropped, I watched a movie with my little ones. I love spending time with my kids. I remember a time when it was hard to spend time with them. I was so convinced that they deserved a better mother, so I began to put a…

All We Need Is Jesus?

Hey Friends, I almost did it. I almost allowed what was in front of me to distract me from the awesomeness of Jesus. Let me explain. In the Gospel of Mark Chapter 8, Jesus feeds four thousand people with only seven loaves of bread and β€œa few small fish” (v.7). This isn’t the only time…