I like food… it’s good. But, I don’t like my food to touch; that’s a big no no! Sometimes, I even go to the extent of not having all the options at once so that there can be space between each item on my plate. I’ll make multiple trips, get more than one plate, whatever I need to do so that my food is not congregating to closely. Often, this can be a good thing because it causes me to get less of something so that I can have some of everything. Then, there are some foods that
My dad is a tailor and he has has been my entire life, and even before I was born. In fact, he’s still the only one allowed to alter any garment of mine; I just don’t trust anybody else to do it. A split seam, pants too long, need an extra button hole, yep, only my dad can fix it. And I mean that! Only once has anyone else attempted to alter anything of mine, and Growing up, I’d always hear customers ask my dad, “Aye Eddie, how much would you charge me to make this suit I wan
I read the first chapter of the book of Deuteronomy the other day, where Moses reminded the Children of Israel of how bad they messed stuff up (insert eye roll). As I went on reading, I made it to verse 29, he said, “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man
My paternal grandmother, Hessie Lee Hanks (we called her La La), lived with us for a few years of my childhood, until she passed. She was four foot 9 inches tall, and you’d better not try to step to her. Not necessarily because of my dad or my brothers, although they would get you together, but because she didn’t play. I dare say that much of my no nonsense attitude comes from her and my maternal grandmother, Ethel. La passed two weeks before Christmas break, my freshman year
As I walk the papers to the shredder, down the hall, in the other room, God began talking to me. You see, the papers that we got rid of were from past accounts and previous years, so they were unnecessary to keep. It was time to get rid of them. Not that they weren’t once useful and required, but now, they were just clutter; they were taking up space that could be used for the files coming in for the current. Then I got it! Often, we hold on to things of our past and are
Oh….hey y’all! Happy Saturday to ya! I pray that your day is going AMAZINGLY! 😉 Okay…so the reason for my post today is this picture———-> Mmmkay….so, one of my friends posted this with the caption “Two little red tomatoes on a very dead tomato plant.” I looked at the picture for a few minutes and first thought about how AMAZING this is. Then, I thought about how dead this plant actually looks. Liiiikkke, I wouldn’t expect anything to grow from it. Let alone survive on
A few weeks ago, my brother preached a message on the Church of Corinth. He spoke on how, although Paul went in and planted “good seeds” with the teachings of Christ, others came in and uprooted all that they’d been taught and then planted seeds of false doctrine. He talked about how this false teaching began to take root in the people of the church, causing them not to know the truth. Toward the end of service, he stated that there were some people that God had to go in and
So…..the other day, after an unnecessary hiatus, I started running AGAIN! You: “Yay!!! Congrats…I’m so proud of you!!!” Me: “OMGosh…thank you so much!” LOL! Mmmkay…..as I was leaving out of my apartment, I was trying to figure out what I needed to do once I got back home. I could barely lock my door because I was racking my brain, thinking about my next task. Liiiiikkkkke, I hadn’t even made it out of my apartment building and I was making a mental to-do list (on top of th
I.….am carrying an elephant! It’s heavy, huge, and I’ve been carrying it for a while now. I’ve decided to name her Ellie (cute huh?) I know that when she gets here, I’ll be so happy to have gone through the process of carrying her and will be grateful for all the waiting, patience, and learning it took to get her here. It will have been worth it! Okay…I know you’re trying to figure out what in thee entire heck is wrong with me…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Mmmkay…so, a few weeks a
The other day, I went to the store, grabbed a few things, and got in line to check out. Once I got up to the register, I noticed the cashier rubbing her stomach and I heard her say, under her breath, “Ugh, my stomach is all queezy now.” So, I asked her if she was okay. She looked up at me, surprised, and said that she was, then she looked at me again and began to speak. She let me know that she had been praying for God to bless her with this new job and that He had; and that
Diamonds….are amazing, right??? I mean, they sparkle and shine and if you get a good one (cause some of them aren’t worth what they look), it’ll cost you “a pretty penny”. When couples intend to marry, the groom to be goes looking for the “perfect” diamond to present to the lady in his life. He wants it to be the best that he can offer (you know they say that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”). Yes, diamonds are gorgeous but they cost. Do you know how a diamond is forme
Worry Warts….don’t be one…it’s not cute! So, clearly, this post has nothing to do with actual warts…but aren’t you glad?!? Lol…who wants to read about warts? Let alone write about them. Mmmkay…background story….I was a worrier once. Yep…a worrier…I definitely don’t mean warrior! I used to worry about EVERYTHING. In fact, if I wasn’t thinking or worrying about something, I was afraid that I was forgetting something. I was your classic “worry wart”…and my case was ugly!
Today, I had a thought, so I posted it. The thought was, “Believe in YOU the way you believe in them.” I posted it, not just to get others thinking, but for myself. You see, I’m a supporter. I am REALLY GOOD at supporting people (I’ve got references). I’m good at sharing their posts, praying for them, being there for them, and at their events, and even volunteering to do stuff. I mean I am an amazing supporter (if I do say so myself). I’m also a pretty good encourager.
“But God comandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Christ wanted you so much that He died, WILLINGLY, to save your life….BEFORE you had life. He pursues you and lets you know how much He loves you. He m Jesus won’t ever leave your side and He won’t turn His back on you. “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5) He ALWAYS listens to you…your problems, complaints, joys……ALL OF IT! “I wa
When you barbecue, most times, you prep the meat by seasoning it and letting it marinate. You are careful to get the fire just right and you watch it to be sure the food won’t burn. When baking a cake from scratch, you prepare by allowing the eggs and butter to sit out of the refrigerator until they are room temperature. You Alright…I’m not just trying to make you hungry (although I probably did myself in at 10:08 p.m.), but I’m trying to get you focused on preparation. Prep
Had an “AH HA” moment the other day…I mean it’s a given but I had to really catch it…people will work for what they want. If you want it, you will make it happen. I had to learn that for myself because I would often wonder why things wouldn’t go the way I planned or wanted them to go. I had to stop and think, “what did I do to make it happen?” In some cases, I didn’t do all that I could have. Lately, I have been figuring out what I REALLY want in my life and I have begun