Category: be real

THE THING ABOUT GRIEF

The thing about grief is that while you are suffocating, the rest of the world seems to be going on without you. But that’s just it. The rest of the world, the people you see smiling and laughing, they may be grieving as well. The thing about grief is that you can feel so lonely in your grief at times. Leaving a hole. And yes, … Read More THE THING ABOUT GRIEF

LETTER TO TEENS and Everyone Else Too

Letter To Teens and anyone who has ever been one or ever will be : Let me preface this with mentioning a few important facts about myself.  1- I am not a teen. 2- I once was a teen. 3- I have 2 teens. 4- The above 3 facts still don’t make me an expert. Here’s what I know.  I know that tomorrow’s not … Read More LETTER TO TEENS and Everyone Else Too

The Comparison Trap

    The Comparison Trap is just that… A trap. A trap that leads to feelings of worthlessness, envy, bitterness, and discontentment. It steals our joy. “Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. … Read More The Comparison Trap

Tips on Becoming Fit

As promised, I’m back with some tips and suggestions to help us all become more physically, mentally, and spiritually fit.  Physically fit:  Personally, I love spinflex and spin class & do that 3 times a week. The other 2 days I attend another fitness class and each day I workout at least an hour. That’s one hour of the 24 hours in the day … Read More Tips on Becoming Fit

Becoming Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually Fit 

31 Days to becoming physically, mentally, and spiritually fit! ⬆️ That’s the title to the series I will be doing here on SHINE ON beginning October 1st, 2015. This is my 2nd year attempting to complete the challenge. I dropped out early last year. I plan on sticking it out this year. Fingers crossed. Here’s to trying! Most of the time we think of … Read More Becoming Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually Fit 

Peeling and Tossing

It struck me, as  I was thinking on The Mended Heart bible study that I’m doing, and I asked God to peel back the layers.  To show me “me” and to unearth the things that I’ve covered up in order to live “normally”. He wants to heal me completely. To peel back each layer and toss away the hidden junk that keeps me stuck. … Read More Peeling and Tossing

The Beauty In Different

  It’s sad to say, but it’s true.. Too often Christians are known for what we are against.. Not for what we are for. Not all of us.. Not all of the time.. But a lot of the time. Sometimes people are turned off by the church in general. And hear me when I say that THE CHURCH is not the building. Sometimes it’s … Read More The Beauty In Different

Life On Mission

        Longing For Home     When on a mission trip in Nola.. I loved it but longed for home. Now that I’m home, I long to be back on mission. Somewhere. I think of the people there every single day. I am a foreigner now when I’m not doing missions. My home and heart for missions have coincided and it’s like longing … Read More Life On Mission

Heart Issues

    Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23-24‬ NIV)   My mouth. Sometimes A lot of the time, it would do me good to just count to 10.. Or 10,000. Depends on the moment. Hear me when I say that I’m a … Read More Heart Issues

I’m Not a Good Christian

I was thinking of how often we use the term : “good Christian“. It’s become so cliche. “She’s a good Christian woman”. “He’s a good Christian”. Are they even authentically a Christian? Is there a good Christian? Is there a bad Christian? One implies the other. (Honestly, the term Christian is used incorrectly at times as well.) There are different levels of spiritual maturity. … Read More I’m Not a Good Christian

And Give Us Thankful Hearts

      I received a message.. “Do you remember what Daddy said for Grace?” MY mind started reeling. Repeating it over in my head.. Again and again. Was it this? Wait, was it that? Then I finally got it. As close as we can remember. He’s in heaven now. We are left with memories. We are thankful for the memories. A father who … Read More And Give Us Thankful Hearts

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Hidden Away No Longer

{Let me preface this post with this…I originally wrote the main part of this post 2 days before God spoke to me through the obedient vessels who are my sweet sisters in Christ. (they know who they are). If you don’t believe that God still speaks to you through others and by The power of The Holy Spirit, well that’s your opinion. Because I’m … Read More Hidden Away No Longer

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