Healing vs. Coping

"Coping is DEALING with an issue, Healing is working THROUGH it. Coping is the reliance on short term fixes while healing is the reliance on long term actions that bring permanent wholeness. Are you healing or are you coping?"LaShawntelle Carson-Pops, Founder of REVIVE Mental Health Organization Inc. Life is hard at times. We face challenges … Continue reading Healing vs. Coping

Single, Celibate & Struggling: The challenges of waiting (Part 2)

In my last post, Single, Celibate & Struggling (Part 1), I talked about many of the reasons why I've decided to wait until I'm married to have sex. While I am standing firm in my commitment, waiting is no less of a struggle. Even with all of the benefits that come with waiting, I can … Continue reading Single, Celibate & Struggling: The challenges of waiting (Part 2)

Pruning Season: Cutting off everything that’s holding you back

"I am the True Vine and my Father is the gardener. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit." -John 15: 1-2 When I first read this passage, I remember wondering why would God want to prune … Continue reading Pruning Season: Cutting off everything that’s holding you back

Ambiguous Seasons: What to do when you don’t know what to do next

This has been the most ambiguous season of my life thus far. Not even in just one area, but in several. I knew this season would be a bit…up in the air, but I had no idea that I'd be so confused for so long. I thought I was going to walk into 2019 and … Continue reading Ambiguous Seasons: What to do when you don’t know what to do next