Thankful

Have you ever just took a moment to give thanks? Right now I’m watching my son, who should be asleep, giggle and play. Instead of being flustered because he’s not on a schedule, I choose gratitude. After all, he shouldn’t set the tone; that’s on the parents. There was a time when my heart was…

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…

Spring fresh

Once more the season of spring Belches out thunder and hail Lightning dances across the sky Internet squeals TAKE COVER to scrollers… Songs burst through my lips Praises saturate my being Worshipping the King, The living God—Lord of the Rain… Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth…

Winds of change

What happens when that initial umph subsides and you two become nothing more than that other couple you promised couldn’t be your future. Stop playing because you know what I mean. You remember how you got all cute an hour before he got home from work or how you used to actually listen to her…

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…

Have Faith. Dream. Execute.

If someone challenged you to deny everything you believed in, would you succumb to their whims? If the phrase, “Well, everybody’s doing it,” was the mantra that everyone around you seemed to prefer, would you change your convictions? What is it that makes you loyal to your faith? Even if you don’t think you’re a spiritual…

When Nothing is Left

As I was looking on Facebook this morning, I saw someone’s comment that said, “After I finish giving to my own, I have nothing left,” which was in response to a post encouraging others to take care of home before pouring into others. Oh, let me tell you something, dear reader. You may be reading…