Many of us have grown up without fathers. Others of us have lived with fathers who didn’t know anything about fatherhood. And there are some of us who were raised by fathers who did the best they knew how, but still failed. Even the fathers who have done a great job are not perfect. As … Continue reading The Battle for Love and Identity
I had a very interesting conversation with someone this morning, and at this point I have to say this: Please DON’T confuse a church leader’s disapproval of you for God’s disapproval of you!!! Many people are getting in this trap of mixing up God’s voice with their church leader’s voice, and so when the leader treats them … Continue reading Church Leadership and Approval
“Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net in the sight of any bird.” – Proverbs 1:17 This is one of my favorite scriptures. Every time the enemy tries to spread a net to trap me in his shenanigans, I smile and I quote this scripture to him. I let him know his efforts … Continue reading Walking into a Trap?
Have you ever remembered something you did in the past and thought to yourself “I was so dumb… so dumb… so very dumb… I can’t even believe there was a time in my life where I was that dumb…” First, THANK GOD that you are wiser now. Thank the Holy Spirit for working with you on … Continue reading When You Need to Forgive You…
The story is told of a man called Okonkwo in the award-winning book,“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is consumed with the fear of becoming like his father, Unoka. All his thought processes and corresponding actions revolve around this fear. Therefore, his one goal in life is to make sure he doesn’t become like … Continue reading Are We Better than our Fathers?
I’ve always had vivid night dreams, but when I was younger most of them were nightmares: someone chasing me to kill me, someone I knew showing up as “cruela de vil,” from 101 Dalmatians, someone who had died showing up in my dream and trying to drag me into the darkness or asking me to … Continue reading Dream 103: Take Back the Night
The other day, I was watching a movie about a girl who was scarred by the loss of her Dad. Every now and then she has these imaginary conversations with him, where she actually thinks he’s there. On one occasion, she’s telling him how she wishes she didn’t cry so often and was as strong … Continue reading Should Men Cry?