“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…”  [Really!?]
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“LOVE Makes You Do Crazy Things…” [Really!?]

Love doesn’t cause us to do crazy things as suggested by Will Smith last night during his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. Crazy good things, maybe!? But God is love and LOVE endures all things. Perhaps the wisest words of the night regarding the incident came from Denzel Washington. “In your highest moments, be…

Black History Month… [Celebrating People of Color]
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Black History Month… [Celebrating People of Color]

When celebrating Black History month, I couldn’t help but think “Some of history’s BEST examples of accepting the challenge to love a broken, unlovable world are People of Color.” Hands down, the life story [and mission] of John M. Perkins is the best, fully human, example of loving the unlovable I’ve ever encountered. Rather than…

When All You Can Do Is Pray… [#PrayforUkraine]
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When All You Can Do Is Pray… [#PrayforUkraine]

 Thursday of this past week just felt so heavy… and hard. I had been praying for the Ukraine for several weeks. Specifically, for the team of #StormyGirl’s favorite luxury pajama makers. In her former role, she worked closely with this team to develop an exclusive piece for her employer.  When I learned these ridiculously beautiful…

How to Love in Challenging Times…  [a true story]
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How to Love in Challenging Times… [a true story]

“It’s a bad day for beautiful trees.” I said to the foreman as we stood there assessing the damage. The cuts already made—and the damage done. Alas, there was no turning back. What once was (a tree that brought me immense joy in a season of hard), was mangled beyond repair. And now, would soon…

Shining Bright in 2022…  {Accept The Love Challenge}
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Shining Bright in 2022… {Accept The Love Challenge}

All of us will be called to accept the challenge to love a broken, unlovable world in 2022. What will your answer be?  “Not only to be so full of God’s love for all the world to see, but to SHINE so bright.” That is my quest, join me?  Nearing the end of the ice…

Challenges vs Opportunities: Loving the Unlovable
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Challenges vs Opportunities: Loving the Unlovable

I try to live by two mottos. 1️⃣ Assume the best of people. Even when proven wrong, be cautiously optimistic! All of us are fighting hard battles this side of heaven at one time or another. 2️⃣ Never withhold a compliment. No matter who the recipient may be!? The world has enough criticism and harsh-ness….