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I just had a thought.

Life without God is meaningless. And someone might think, well I don’t believe in any god, and I have a meaningful life. But it’s not quite true. If you think hard enough, there is ALWAYS something in your life that serves as a god – I know there are things in my life that do even though I do believe in Him. There will always be those things on which you focus your attention and find value and satisfaction in and that guide your path and decisions: careers, money, the desire for more things. Sometimes you have to take a close look at your life and determine your gods – the things you derive meaning from – and figure out how healthy they are/aren’t, and perhaps get rid of some of them.

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Conversations with God

Sometimes I still feel like I have to monitor God in some aspects of my life lol I say: “God- can we collaborate on this life thing? Can I give you suggestions about what I want this to look like? Tell you what would work best for me?” And He gives me the side-eye, laughs, and shakes His head. “Child, you had the reigns, and look at where it got you!” He says. “ But,” I protest, “I just need you to know some things about me… you know, my preferences and what-not” “Really?” He chuckles. “Like what? Pray tell.” “Well… like, in terms of the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. I want him to be-” “Wait-” God interjects “Let me get a pen!” He feigns a search for a writing instrument. I frown, but He smiles. “Continue” He says. “I’m listening.” “Well…” I…

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14 Traits of Humble People

They are teachable They are influenceable They are corrected without defense or offense They rejoice when others are exalted There is no job that is too small for them They don’t have to be right They naturally seek the advice of others They pray – a prayerless life is a sign of pride and haughtiness They freely admit their flaws, mistakes and sins They live to help others succeed They aren’t entitled They are patient They let other people have a better story than theirs They honor people when they are talking, even when they don’t agree

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The Journey

There are days when I’m tempted to think: “Look how far I’ve come!” But then I stop myself because I realize, man, I’m more of a mess now than I was two years ago – I need Jesus now more than I ever did! And not because I’m ‘sinning’ more (though I very well might be… I don’t exactly have a measuring stick for this). No, we’ve been conditioned to think that change is simply the act of crossing off sins. I don’t do this or that anymore, so I’m good… NOT. We’ve come to believe that God’s primary focus is to get us to stop sinning. Really God’s primary focus is to change our hearts – and man, is mine a wreck! The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – whatever is in your heart directs your words. And Paul tells us that our…

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When People Don’t Give Back

I have a really big heart for helping people and giving. And it can be hard sometimes because people don’t always reciprocate the help/care you give- Like, a good nine times out of ten they don’t- And the human response to kindness and love and care not being reciprocated is to shut it off. We begin to feel used and decide we’re better off not being so kind and caring only for ourselves and our needs because no one else will look out for us in similar fashion. But anytime I face a situation where I have the desire to help someone that is wrought with a fear of feeling/being used or ‘shortchanged’ again, I just remember that giving is WHO I AM. It’s who God created me to be. It was no mistake that while all my siblings got Bible names, I was named Eudora Leonore- ‘Gift of Light’….

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Let’s Talk About Relationships

Cue eye roll. You know why I rarely blog about relationships, and waiting for God’s best for you, and how to be in a godly relationship and all that wonderful stuff Christian women eat up like crazy???? Well, other than the fact that I have the patience of a two-year old,  I’m single, and I’m totally unqualified to tell people how to practically live out a God-first relationship? lol Because the devil has spent so much time deceiving women into believing that their value to the Kingdom of God is dependent on them getting married/having a husband. It’s almost as if there’s this pervasive belief in the Church that a woman is not of value to the Church or legitimate in ministry until she has a man by her side- or that God’s only plan for women is to marry them off to provide support to godly men. I’m sorry,…

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Speech is Not Free

In the age of social media where anyone and everyone has the platform to air their views, I don’t think the first amendment has ever been more used… Or abused. People take the opportunity to justify anything they say by their constitutional right to say whatever they want. And so journalists rip apart politicians. Politicians tear down opponents. Artists mock religion. Religion chastises and criticizes those they deem to be outside the realm of salvation. People take the liberty they’ve been afforded to say whatever they want with no regard for the impact that ‘free speech’ has on the life of another human being. But free speech is not free. The Bible says life and death is in the power of the tongue. God spoke the world and all creation into existence with words. He spoke and things were made, the sick healed, people exalted, or the nations struck down…

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Taking Nations

I’ve been trying to find the right way to express the understanding I’ve received about our mantle as Christians over the past few days, and I really couldn’t find the words until today. Last night, a midst flooding in the capital of Accra, there was an explosion at a gas station that left almost a hundred people dead. All over social media there are videos of news agencies displaying the gore of unidentified charred bodies strewn across the ground. The response? A flurry of government accusations, sorrow, pointed fingers and “Pray For Ghana” hashtags. #PrayForGhana I’ll be honest- I don’t remember the last time I prayed for Ghana- or any country for that matter. I pray for my family, I pray for people I know, I pray for situations and social change, and for God to use me mightily in my generation to enact His will- but I don’t really pray…

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