I Need You, You Need Me

“… in Leviticus 26:8 and Deuteronomy 32:30, we’re told that “…one can put a thousand to flight but two will put ten thousand to flight.” We can do TEN TIMES more together than we can by ourselves! God was intentional about creating us so that we would need one another. We must be intentional in engaging in community with our brothers and sisters in Christ, because we need one another. We are more powerful together. Together we are an unstoppable force.” ~ excerpt from Victory World Church 21 Day Fast

There’s a song that we sing sometimes at my church where we join hands as a family and sing “I need you… you need me. We’re all a part of God’s body. Stand with me. Agree with me. We’re all a part of God’s family.” I thought of this song as I was reading the devotion for Day 15 of my fast. We sing it but do we truly believe it? There are things that happen in life inside and outside of church that have caused us to harden our hearts to people. I know that I have fell victim to the “All I need in life is Jesus” mentality and although He is the most essential part of my life, I’ve matured in knowing that I need others as well. God is people minded. He values community and unions, hence the significance of marriage.

In this month’s issue of Essence, there’s a great article about Steve and Marjorie Harvey. Now, I know some people may have some hang ups about the advice that Steve offers but there were some points made in the article that made me appreciate the couple for their commitment to each other. Continue reading

The Greatest Love Of All

Every year around this time I like to remind people how great love really is. It’s so great that it’s not just reserved for the romantics… you know, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, or even secret crushes. Love is so grandiose that the name alone can define God. “God is love.”

1  John 4:8  “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

So today, whether you’re married or not, have a significant other or not… we all have something to celebrate! Don’t fall for the hype surrounding Valentine’s Day!!! I’ve always said that today should be the day that you celebrate the love you share with your loved ones year round. Continue reading

Get Connected

A few months ago, I registered with IAmaSuperwoman.com, which is a site created by Alicia Keys to help women across the globe stay connected while conquering the world as modern day superwomen. I realized early on how important it is to be selective of the company you keep. I’m constantly seeking opportunities to connect with people with like minds and like goals. It’s easy to tell how far you will go by surveying the people in your inner circle. I like people that are dreamers AND doers! I like humble people who acknowledge and give honor to the presence of God in their life. I enjoy the company of people who want to gain exposure to all the wonders of the world and establish their place in it. So naturally, when I came across the IAmaSuperwoman.com site, I joined immediately. Although the site hasn’t officially launched yet, the Facebook page is active with great posts that encourage followers to interact and get involved with world issues. Continue reading

The Gift of Friendship

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

The day is almost over and I’m just getting around to my weekly post (smh). My apologies for the late hour but lately I’ve been having a hard time focusing. Like many folks, I have a lot going on and some weeks I handle it better than others. The past few have been a bit challenging so when I thought of what I could share today, the first thing that came to mind was the unique gift of friendship, which has been a saving grace for me recently. I found a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson that reads: “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” Continue reading