Full Body Search

Have you ever been searched by airport security? Depending on where you've traveled, it can be quite an ordeal. I've had the American search, which is a light tapping on your body. It takes a couple of seconds and you're on your way. But I've also had the Ghanaian search, which is one step short of a cavity search. Let's put it this way, the woman knew far more about me than anyone else in Ghana. The purpose for the search is for safety measures. They are looking for things they couldn't find with the naked eye. They're looking to [...]

By |2014-10-06T07:03:51-04:00October 6th, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What does your label say?

Have you bought a new computer lately? This past weekend when I tried to pull something up on my computer, I found a black screen. There was no life left in the thing. It was plugged in and the battery had charged overnight; however, it still wouldn't turn on. Right after church I went to BestBuy to see what they had to offer. Fortunately, the sales associate, Stephen, knew practically everything about every computer they had available. He asked what I used a computer for and then took me right to the ones that would best serve my needs. My [...]

What kind of lenses are you wearing?

How do you handle someone doing something wrong? Do you punish them? Do you call them out? Do you treat them differently? This morning, I read the following and was interested in your thoughts: In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. At this point in the story, I fully expected the tribe to be like the Pharisees who brought the adulterous woman before Jesus ready to stone her to death [John 8:2-11]. What I discovered was completely different. For two [...]

By |2014-05-14T07:39:44-04:00May 14th, 2014|Christ Follower|2 Comments

Make the call! Save a life!

Did you ever read the story of the Emperor's New Clothes growing up? It's a story by Hans Christian Andersen about a king who was duped into believing he was wearing the most beautiful suit of clothes when, in fact, he was stark naked. The weavers, who promised the emperor a beautiful suit of new clothes, said these clothes would be invisible to those unfit for their positions, those who are stupid or incompetent. The tale goes on to say people didn't proclaim what they saw, or rather didn't see, out of fear for themselves. These weavers were very shrewd and [...]

Who are you going to believe?

Do you have an older sibling? I'm blessed to have two brothers, one older and one younger. They're a huge blessing to me.  Don't tell them I said so, because they'd get a big head and that's all I need. We had our moments growing up, but they were always there when I really needed them and the same is true today. I've learned a lot from both of them through the years. One of the things my older brother taught me was what not to do. I'd see him get in trouble for certain things and knew I needed [...]

By |2013-12-02T21:07:19-05:00December 2nd, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

What are you buying?

Are you a fearful person? I was very fearful as a child, but I have my older brother to thank for that trait.  He used to hide in various places around the house and jump out to scare me.  He knew I looked under my bed each night before I went to sleep, so one night he decided it would be fabulous to hide there and grab my ankle when I walked into my room.  I’m certain I raised the dead that night with my blood curdling screams. Through the years I’ve grown in courage as I’ve grown in faith, [...]

What’s your name?

Hello, my name is... Do you remember the old  saying, Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me?  Lies, lies, lies!  Words hurt. Proverbs 18:21 says, The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Matthew West played at the Resolution Hope 13A Campaign New Year’s Eve event and I bought his new CD.  I’ve been listening to it since I came home and I’ve nearly worn a groove in a couple of his songs.  One of them, Hello, my name is, happens to [...]

By |2013-01-10T06:42:45-05:00January 10th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments
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