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Connected & Committed

If a cop would have been behind me, I would have gotten stopped.I was not speeding but I was definitely jumping from lane to lane. I was headed to see a client on my way to pick up the twins from school. I was on a road where there is some construction taking place, causing a detour. As I was coming off of the detour and back onto the main road, I turned into the lane closest to me. As I should, right?! As the I was following another car up a small hill, I felt like the other car was driving too slowly. I quickly jumped into the right lane as I was reaching the top of the hill. Then, guess what I saw. Now that I could see the other side of the hill, I found myself behind a city bus. Not where I wanted to be. I don't like riding behind large vehicles. And when I am rushing, I especially do not enjoy riding behind buses. Ultimately, I ended up in the left lane, right where I started. If only I could have seen the other side of that hill!This immediately reminded me so much of life. …

Sight Unseen

"Are you sure about this?"My husband and I heard this question over and over as we made our final preparations to relocate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Tallahassee, Florida. This journey was fourteen years ago when my oldest daughter was five years ago and the youngest daughters were nine months old. We were headed to a new city with no family and no friends. We did not know ANYONE. We were going to be hundreds of miles from everything and everyone we knew. We were unmarried and had three small children. We barely had a place to stay and our income was slashed to less than half.But we had the ONE thing that mattered. Sure, we had each other and yes, that was important. But we had something better than that. We had FAITH. We were living and believing 2 Corinthians 5:7 that says, "For we live by faith, not by sight."We could not see what was immediately in front of us. When we left Philadelphia, we had no idea where we would live. We had no idea if we would be …

Light

I'm a sap for a good love story!
My favorite channel is Hallmark. There's always a love story to be seen there. Well, I changed it up a little and decided to revisit the movie "I'm in Love with a Church Girl." I loved watching how opposites attract. When two people with different backgrounds fell in love, they began to shape each others lives. The things that were bitter began to shed and the things that were fruitful began to grow. A past of bad decisions was erased and a future of light became reality.
I realize that this is what happens in our walk with Christ. When we decide to commit ourselves and our ways to something bigger than ourselves, then the world truly becomes our oyster. This movie was a gentle reminder that no matter what our current circumstances look like, they do not necessarily dictate our future. That's good news.
There is a good feeling knowing that there are angels of light surrounding us when we are in our darkest moments. There are a…

Independence to Reliability

I was most definitely an Independent Woman.
Or at least I thought I was. LOL. When I first met my husband, I was one of those women with a J.O.B. You couldn't tell me anything. I was taking care of myself. I had my own car, my own money, and my own stuff. I also had a daughter and was living at home with my mom. Yet, I was handling my business. I was a fresh 22-year old, living life to the fullest. I was not looking for anyone to come take care of me. I was not looking for anyone to sweep me off my feet. I was not looking for someone to make a life with. I was just living my life on my terms and enjoying every bit of it.
This reminds me of the movie 'I Can Do Bad All By Myself'. Before the main character's grandmother passed away, she was living her life to the fullest and on her own terms. She did not have any attachments. Before she knew it, everything changed. It was a difficult transition and a challenge, but she began caring for three children and invited a male f…