"God gives us people to love and things to use, not things to love and people to use..." ~Unknown I'm yet to see a pastor, woman/man of God do what Pope Francis recently did. Pope Francis was recently gifted with a special edition Lamborghini Huracan, which sells for upwards of $200,00.00, he signed the hood of … Continue reading The Shepherd: His Flock
"I think a man and a woman, on a whole array of issues, including raising children, have differences, and then you work them through."~ Teresa Heinz How many of us asked our significant other about how s/he will raise their child? I know sometimes this might not be the first topic especially when we're filled … Continue reading Raising a Child: Your Way, My Way, Our Way
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."~ Sir Winston Churchill My car radio is permanently tuned to a particular Christian radio station, WGTS 91.9 FM and it was on this station I heard of the drive-thru difference many years ago. The drive-thru difference is when you … Continue reading Act of Random Kindness: The Drive-Thru Experience
“Marriages are like fingerprints; each one is different and each one is beautiful.” ~ Maggie Reyes “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.” ~Jennifer Smith I know a lot of married people and one thing I have come to appreciate is that no two marriages … Continue reading Marriage: The Nuts and Bolts Intro
"You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it." ~ Cornel West In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," dated April 16, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. made the following statement, "In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded … Continue reading A Wife: A Home’s Thermostat
"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."~ Bob Marley I once worked with a lady who didn't have a lot of friends. Actually, I and two other people were her only friends. The more I got to know her, the more I realized why she didn't have too many friends. She's what I'll … Continue reading Wet Blanket: I Had One
"If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it." ~Epictetus Abike has a very large heart, always looking for ways to help those around her and make a positive impact. She has sister-in-law (Kike) who she gets along with and is older than Abike. … Continue reading Backstabber or Loyalist: Your Call
"A guy and a girl can be friends. But sooner or later one will fall for the other maybe too early, maybe too late and just maybe forever."~ ohsosweetlove I recently saw the movie "Marshall." The real life story about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. A line in the movie stuck in … Continue reading Bestie Movement: Opposite Sex Attracts?
"The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications."~ Samuel Richardson A few days ago, my daughter was rummaging through my book collection. I don't get rid of books I've read. This particular day, my daughter pulls out a sheet of paper stuck in-between some pages of a particular book. … Continue reading Life Partner List: All Inclusive?
"Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate."~ Alvin Toffler Just after dinner with the family on Friday, I noticed the huge impact technology had on our lives. I was scrolling through my phone, my husband was scrolling through his phone and our four-year old was on her tablet. Now … Continue reading Technology: A Blessing and a Curse?