Waiting games

Today has been interesting. Constant baby squawking that tried to upend my theology. I usually get what I pray for—and I’m thankful! It gets tough sometimes and I feel like sulking in a corner, too. Being too emotional doesn’t fix a thing; it just keeps me from having the right perspective. Have you ever found…

Pit stop to pain

Watching tick tocks escape and I think back to when she was here. Dazed, confused, aimless, abused beautiful terror… at least that’s how I saw her No man wanted to keep her but they smiled in her face, like Babylon the great they went through her. Her eyes almost screamed unnatural agonies, obscenities, but someone…

Is Your Faith Alive?

This past week I’ve experienced just about every emotion known to man. I faced fear, discouragement, sadness, happiness, glee, you name it. Why? I was facing some things regarding my son’s health that I’ve never experienced before. Some would just chop that up to, “young/new mom jitters.” I won’t downplay that, yet I think it…

#FearlessPurpose2018

One thing 2017 taught me is there is only one way to live. Fearlessly on purpose. While reflecting on what the Lord has been ministering to me in my quiet time, the Lord, in essence, whispered this dare in my spirit. What will you do with 2018, Candace? Will you run and not grow weary…

Tis the Season…

The malls are busy, traffic is hectic, people are crazy, and there’s only one valid explanation. It’s Christmastime. Somewhere along the way, we as a collective bought into the commercialism that society sells about Christmas. We’ve forgotten what it really means and how we are supposed to respond to this season. Glory to God in…

Eliminating Distractions: Books vs. Bible

“Put nothing in the place reserved for God.”—Seeds of Spring devotional As a writer, I have a no-brainer favorite pastime: reading books. I try to ensure I read material that edifies, educates, and empowers me to be a better human and follower of Jesus Christ. However, I’ve noticed a time or two (maybe more than…

No Fences Here

“And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in Me.” Jesus Christ, via Matthew 11:6, KJV Jasmine’s next-door neighbor, Jessica, is a hoarder. She collects random bits of everything, even in her yard. Since there is no HOA in place and the neighbor lives outside of the city limits, there are no ordinances that…

What is Your WHY?

In a work-oriented society, we often think horizontally when it concerns our why. For example, we work long hours because we’re trying to get out of debt and have a comfortable life for our children. We accomplish our dreams so those who doubted us can no longer deny the truth that we have what it…

Don’t Be Moved!

We can be so distraught and deterred because of what we see. Many people are shaken because of terrorist attacks going on, riots everywhere, signs in the heavens—it’s enough to make one’s head spin if they aren’t focused. This is what I want to draw your attention towards—Jesus Christ. Many of us have made the…

Renewed in the Spirit

“And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.”‭‭ Ephesians‬ ‭4:23-24,‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ (emphasis added) I wonder how many times have the truth of this verse made sense to…