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Grammar Check

So, funny (or not so funny) story: When I moved to Ghana at 8 and started class four, I knew next to nothing about grammar. I remember taking an English test and getting a big old zero, and my father and sister laughing at me because for the question that asked for an example of a verb, I put ‘Kofi’. LOL Well, I graduated junior high with 9 One’s and high school with 7 A1’s (distinction by any means) AND I graduated from an Ivy, so joke’s on them! lol The reason I bring up this story is because I find that sometimes I have issues with my spiritual grammar too. In particular, I find that I battle heavily with qualifiers – the things and people and circumstances from which I find my sense of value. And my qualifiers have changed over time – from society and friendships and relationships…

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Three Close Christian Friends

As a Christian you need people in your life who will hold you accountable. You need people you can be vulnerable with. Jesus could have chosen to walk this world alone – frankly it’s hard to see of what use the disciples were to him at all – but there is power in community. As much as they needed him, he needed them. You need people in your life to go to for answers- but not just for any answer, for the GOD answer. You need people who won’t just give you their opinion because they realize that, In the grand scheme of things, what they think is irrelevant. You need people who will tell you what God thinks, and go a step further to contend and intercede for you to find the answers and your purpose with God. You need people in your life who randomly text you and…

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The Silence of the Lamb

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself with the pop culture reference lol It’s the best phrase I could come up with to describe the heart-wrenching horror that comes with those seasons when God is silent in our lives – when we feel most distant and most removed from our center in Christ. While a lot of times these seasons come when we ourselves have turned away from God and followed our own devices, there are times when we have not moved an inch, when we are still firmly planted in the Word and House of God, and yet there is a sudden unexpected chasm between our hearts and His. If we have not moved away from God then it would reason that He must have moved away from us, wouldn’t it? Suddenly we begin to question our faith: did we ever really believe in God? Are we really who we say we are?…

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Strengthen Your Core

As I begin to plan out my schedule for #ProjectHopefullyIWillHaveABeachBodyThisYear, I am forcing myself to input days solely for core exercises. Core workouts are the ones I despise the most. I will run on a treadmill for an hour, or pull a weighted sled half a block, but ask me to do a plank and I’m out. lol. Core exercises are painful. Core exercises boring. Core exercises take the longest to show results. And yet it is core exercise that is most essential to any workout routine. When your core is in shape, you can run faster, walk longer, lift heavier and in correct form. And the reason why is because your core, essentially, determines your stability. You can be as strong as anything, but without stability, you will never seethe results you want. As I thought about this I began to think of my own life and how unstable…

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It’s so easy to be overwhelmed.

There’s more to do now than there ever has been in all of history, and if you’re like me, you try your best to do it all. Other times you have no choice – life is about survival, and if that means working two jobs and going to school to make ends meet, there’s very little say you have in the matter. There are bills to pay, papers to write, spreadsheets to comb through and deadlines to meet every which way you turn – not to mention the foreboding of all the unknowns, all the things tomorrow has (or doesn’t have) in store. And in those times of feeling overwhelmed, we make one of two choices: we either suck it up and keep pushing because no one is going to get things done if we don’t, or we have some degree of a breakdown and crawl up in a corner…

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Dirty Feet

The current going rate for a pedicure where I live is somewhere around $35. Now, while that might seem like not that much money to you, my economist-trained mind thinks of cost in terms of alternatives forgone. $35 is at least half a week’s worth of groceries. $35 is a bottomless Sunday brunch. $35 is 6 bottles of Trader Joe’s wine. $35 is an outfit from F21. $35 is 7 Baked and Wired cupcakes. $35 is two-thirds a bottle of Lancome’s Teint Idole ‘I Slay’ Ultra Foundation. $35 is a utility bill payment, y’all. Forget that my list of alternatives is like 90% food (food over everything btw) – point is, my feet get neglected a lot because other things just seem to take precedence over them. But don’t our feet get neglected a lot in general? They do the most and get the dirtiest and yet get the least attention…

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Seeking Mr. Christian

This one is for the ladies guys, but of course, feel free to read on 🙂 “I want a God-fearing man!” said almost every Christian woman everywhere when asked what she’s looking for in a future partner. I definitely say it all the time myself… but have we ever really sat down and bothered to ask ourselves why? Why DO we want God-fearing men in our lives? Is it because we actually want to build a godly legacy with said man? Or is it because we think they are more likely to treat us right and less likely to cheat? *mic drop* Yea, I said it lol. As crazy as it is, I think it really is more of the latter than the former! We want a prudent man who will be patient and kind and caring, and provide for his family and be faithful – but really, you could…

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