TAPPING INTO THE “WHY”

So this past Saturday I reluctantly dragged myself out of bed at 6:45 a.m., dressed myself in the required business attire, and headed out the door to a mandatory ministry of helps meeting at my church. It’s only a few Saturdays out of the year that we do this but that particular Saturday was a struggle for me. Everything in me wanted to cover my head and sleep in. BUT I gave my word that I would attend so that sealed the deal for me. I knew it would be worth my time once I got there but I had no idea it would be all that it turned out to be! In three hours I came away with so much to help me grow as a person, not just a believer. It was all about how to best represent yourself as an open, approachable, and welcoming person so that you remain a gateway for building spiritual relationships. As the guest speaker spoke, I began to analyze myself and I came up with one undeniable fact… I’m none of those things!! Haha Continue reading

STOLEN IDENTITY

This past Sunday I was on my feet enjoying the praise team as they sang one of my favorite songs. I’m not 100 percent sure of the official title but I’m sure someone will be able to help me out… Here’s a snippet of the chorus … “I know my identity… my name is VICTORY. Victory… that’s my name, Victory… I know who I am!”

Whenever they sing it I’m on my feet, but last Sunday those words struck a major chord. It hit me when I began to imagine all of the people who truly do not know their identity or better yet, those who’ve had their identity stolen. There are millions of people going through unnecessary stress, turmoil, and depression all because they don’t have an understanding of who they are. Continue reading

KNOW YOUR WORTH

One of the reasons I enjoy sharing with you all every week is because I never feel pressure to act like I have all the answers. I probably have more questions than anything and each day I learn something new about myself. The best teachers are the random people that I interact with on a weekly basis. This week in particular it seemed that everyone wanted to know the same thing… “Why aren’t you married yet?” The guy at church, an old high school classmate, and a childhood friend to name a few and they all gave me that look to say, “What’s wrong with you?” I swore if one more person grabbed my ring finger looking for a rock I thought I would scream! I wanted to yell, “I’M GOOD!!” Instead, I politely smiled and said, “Not yet.” Trust me, no one is more excited to meet the future Mr. Ashton (lol, j/k) than me but I’m trying to enjoy the season I’m in now! And that is where many of us, especially women, miss it! When I meet him trust me the world will know! Continue reading