In the past when I've heard the word "valley", it's always been something negative attached to it. Thirst. Hunger. Desperation. Lowness. Isolation. But now that I'm maturing, like really maturing in my faith, I'm learning that valley doesn't have to be all that bad. Webster defines valley as follows: "a low area of land between… Continue reading The Value of the Valley
Ok, listen. So, I was on Facebook recently and I stumbled across this meme. It'a a picture of the talented Laurence Fishburne in his iconic role as "Ike Turner" in the movie, What’s Love Got to Do With it. (See pic below) Now most people understand the significance of this picture but if you weren’t… Continue reading From Saved to “Savage”
I miss the old Kanye, straight from the 'Go Kanye Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye I gotta to say at that time… Continue reading The New and Old Kanye West
“Sounds like you need to set some boundaries in your life, Dana.” Those were the words that came out of my friend's mouth. I knew what each word individually in the sentence meant but I had no clue what the words TOGETHER and in that order meant. ME? SET? BOUNDARIES? So many emotions arose--- fear, skepticism,… Continue reading From Bound to Boundaries: Is Setting Boundaries Biblical?
If I am being completely honest, marriage was never something that I dreamed about. Not how some little girls dream about it. I never envisioned my wedding dress, never pictured myself cooking or having date nights with my husband. I never even got giddy over engagement announcements. You would get a like and a simple… Continue reading 3 Ways God is Preparing Me for Marriage
"You did what?" Yes, you read the title correctly. I really did find my new church home on Instagram. In a digital age where you can find almost anything you want on the internet, why NOT use social media to lead you to a faith based community? It all started with an Instagram follow of… Continue reading I Found My New Church on Instagram
“Be still and know that I am God” ----Psalm 46:10 Stillness was never something I had a problem with as a child. My mom can even tell you I was a pretty calm baby. Curious, but never too busy. Even in the toddler stage, I hardly ever got yelled at or told to BE… Continue reading Why We Need to BE STILL
Do you remember the slang word "fronting"? Also, am I telling my age by even knowing this term? lol The slang term “fronting’”(a popular term in the 90s and early 2000s) was used whenever someone was misrepresenting themselves. A more dictionary definition states that fronting is the foremost part or surface of something. Fronting basically… Continue reading The Great Pretenders: Why Its Time To Be Your True Self