I kept hearing about this amazing video swarming the internet of a man proposing to his girlfriend and marrying her on the same day. Although I’m a hopeless romantic, for some reason there was no urgency in me to watch it. However, after a close friend posted the link on Facebook, I decided to see what all the hype was about. Needless to say I was ill prepared for how truly special and spiritual their story would be. We live in the days where the word “love” is constantly abused and misused. My favorite example is “Love & Hip Hop.” It’s one of the top rated shows among African Americans and there’s absolutely nothing about the show that speaks to love. Greed? Yes. Lust? Yes. Fame? Yes. Living with your baby momma and girlfriend of over 11 years, then marrying your “side-piece” is not love. Trying to get one of your baby mommas to agree to a paternity test after fathering two children just months apart from each other is not love. But I digress. The bigger issue is that the more we misrepresent love, the harder it is for us to recognize the real thing. Ladies and gentlemen, the video you just saw is the REAL THING!
Anyone who watched this video can’t help but to feel the love…and not just between the couple. The real love story is their love for Jesus and making him the center of their love story. How can any love story be told without the One who is Love? That’s what makes the story so beautiful to me! I had all intentions to let the video speak for itself without any real commentary from me BUT I’m a writer and well, I just couldn’t help myself. Since there’s really not much I can add to make the message any more clearer, I’ll just highlight a few things I noted while watching their beautiful love story. I’m a little wierd so I pick out the subtlties in everything so bare with me :). Continue reading
Every since I was a little girl my mother has loved the sun. A self proclaimed beach connoisseur, we pretty much lived at the beach every summer as a kid. I’m not even sure what I loved most, enjoying the beach or seeing her so happy in her element. Regardless, I have very fond memories of my childhood. Continue reading
All you have is today. You can’t change your “yesterdays” and your “tomorrows” aren’t promised; so what are you doing today?! Continue reading
I have so much on my mind this evening that as I type, I’m not even sure what will come of it. This is the feeling my pastor must have felt this past Sunday as he shared how he had no clue where his lesson would go that morning. He had planned to ministry at each service before and Holy Spirit took it into another direction. So here I am with a plan of exactly how I wanted my blogs to take shape this new year of the Bold & the Fabulous and I’m just not feeling like it’s going to happen this week. Continue reading
Happy New Year Friends!! I’m so excited to share my first blog of the year!!
As we embark on this journey through 2011 let’s press in even more to fulfill God’s plan for our lives. This year is not for the weary at heart. I’m not sure if you can relate, maybe it’s just me, but there were times in 2010 when I just got tired of living right. I got tired of not seeing things come to pass in the times that I thought they should. I knew I was doing my part and all I wanted to see was that God was doing His. In those weary days, there were often times when I would make poor choices. I rebelled. I’ve never liked rules, I never took well to restrictions, and I’ve never been the most patient person in the world. It wasn’t until I began to accept His will over my own that I began to see the benefits of doing it His way. There truly is no comparison but as humans we can grow weary.
Gal. 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.