Apparently I really am sensitive…

I had a mini-drama this morning. As I was heading back home after dropping my son, I random squirrel comes out of nowhereand scurries towards me and the other oncoming cars. Why do they do this? Have they not learned from the roadkill on the side of the road. Here I was willing to risk my life for this squirrel as I veered in the other lane. I’m not sure what happened to him/her because when I looked back I didn’t see anything in the street. If that thing is stuck up under the car. Ok, let’s not talk about that. Well, I said all that to say this, it made me realize how sensitive I am. Oh, I fancy myself as this tough broad. I mean I’ve been through so much and I’m a single mom for 16 years I’m a survivor! Some tough broad I am screaming at the thought of running over a squirrel. I figure this is why I get so passionate about causes and can’t stand to see people hurt..even people I don’t necessarily like. I figure this is the reason I wear a tight armor and build a wall because I know how tender my heart really is. I want to be a strong woman, mom, believer…I do. But, I don’t want to be hard. I don’t want to have so much armor up right relationships can’t get through. I want to be able to trust and share my life. Who knew a little squirrel could be such a catalyst for introspection.


Empathy vs. Apathy

Sometimes I’m astonished by the lack of compassion people have for those in need. When a local program that delivers meals to elderly and shut-ins was at risk of closing, some commented that it was good since those people needed to get jobs anyway. What?! How can people be so heartless. We all need help in this life. We may not need food but we do need help with other things. If we’re really honest most of us live paycheck to paycheck. So why not choose to understand what someone else is going through. Why not choose to say “you know what, that could just as easily be me.” We are all human, why not approach each other that way. Even if we’re not living paycheck to paycheck we can still put ouselves in someone else’s shoes and imagine what it would be like to not know if our next meal is coming. Being in need doesn’t make us any less human. We are still worth helping and receiving compassion. I challenge you to look at those who are food insecure, homeless, elderly, shut-in with eyes of love and not pity. See them as fellow human beings who need a hand but are still worth being treated with dignity.

Mirror, mirror…

Is it just me or do some mirrors make you look wider and dumpier than others? What is that? For example, I was at church this past Sunday, feeling pretty cute that day:-), and liking my outfit. But why is that when I go to the bathroom and look in the mirror all I see is a little brown pumpkin staring back at me?! I was not well with I know I’m only 5’3″ and need to lose weight but I don’t need some mirror pointing it out to me!! I like those mirrors that make me look leaner and at least 5’5″. Can we just make those? Ooh, as a mompreneur maybe I need to make and manufacture my own. Yes, I am working on dropping the weight, but in the meantime I need all mirrors to cooperate and help me create the illusion of being slimmer.

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Am I worth the chase?

Yes! I am worth being romanced and courted. I am worth mustering up courage in the face of possible rejection. My natural tendency says ‘you court him.’ But you know what? I’m wrestling that tendency to the ground. It’s TKO for that. I don’t have to compromise who I am or make a barnacle of myself. I am open to love and romance. I am open to a man becoming my friend first. I am open to a sweet courtship. I am a lady and it’s ok for me to act like one.

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Wow..It’s Been Two Months Since My Last Blog

Too busy to blog?! No inspiration?! Not sure what’s going on, but it’s time to get back in the swing. I was watching Fashion Police this morning, and I was thinking why don’t we blame the designer a little when the stars wear the bad clothes? It’s a bit of a 2-way street there right? I mean come on, the celebs wouldn’t be tempted to wear the no-nos if they weren’t on the market or runways. I will give the offenders a nod for being bold and wearing what they what to wear…critics be damned. The show has also got me to thinking about my fashion choices. I don’t represent me, I rep my son, my business and our non-profit. I will do my style but I want to make sure I’m not driving people away either. The best course of action is to make sure I’m not offending myself with what I’m wearing…

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Today’s scripture: Jeremiah 15:19a – “If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve me.” So simple a powerful a statement. So powerful a God. God’s will is that no one should perish as it says in His word. He wants us to live and live well, live life to the full. He provided the way. He gave His only son Jesus to die on a cross so that we could live. Jesus provided the example for our lives while he walked this earth. What’s our end of the bargain? Receiving God’s love, grace and forgiveness. When we go to Him and pour out ourselves before Him and ask for forgiveness, when we repent of our sins, we are set free. We are reconciled to Him. We are restored. We have complete and total access to Him. He has given us every spiritual blessing. We are not lacking, because we choose to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first above all else. What comes out of all this? Our heart to serve worship Him. We are so moved by His love for us we can’t help but share it with the world. The more we seek after God the more of what breaks His heart starts to break our hearts. We want to serve Him our church, in the homeless shelters and in our very own homes. God has placed His power, Spirit and love inside of us for strength. It’s not for our status or is for His service. We can serve Him and not grow weary. We can make a difference in the world because our Heavenly Father has so graciously restored us. Give Him praise.

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