Category: Purpose

  • What do you want?

    What do I want? Do I know what I want?

  • To Iquitos, with love

    Then Monday morning happened. We woke up to the news that Iquitos was on total lock-down. Airports, seaways, and roads were all shut down. We were not allowed to leave. No one could get in. No one could go out. We watched as all flights got canceled domestically and internationally. We were stuck, and no one knew for how long.

  • The Process of Letting Go

    “If you have never begged God to help you let go of someone, you have never truly loved”… I push myself to release, and each time I try, it is like trying to kill a part of me in many ways. You are a part of me.

  • My First Winter

    My First Winter

    I thought that this was a curse I would have to learn to live with for the rest of my life. So, I began to deal. I learned how to live life with the emptiness, the brokenness, the pain. I learned how to smile even when everything inside of me was weeping. There was no light at the end of this never-ending tunnel.

  • An Open Letter

    An Open Letter

    Dear You, I have known you for as long as I can remember. I once heard a quote that says “There’s a friend who sticks closer than a brother”, and yes, that’s us; though I am starting to doubt if I ever understood that proverb at all. I’ve been close with a lot of people, […]

  • ON FIRE: Aflame for God

    ON FIRE: Aflame for God

    Inspired by Aflame for God, by Smith Wigglesworth By desensitizing people to miracles, to divine manifestations, and to divine works, we as a people desire less of the works -calling them theatrics-, and focus more on the materialistic prosperity – calling them blessings- as signs of God’s involvement. Nothing stops us from raising the dead […]

  • Abandon

    Abandon

    What are you afraid of? What keeps you up at night? Honestly, I have been scared. Scared, without realizing that I am afraid. Scared, with no certainty of what I am scared of. Scared, of the unknown. Scared, of what is to come. Often times, we say the right things, have the right answers, read […]

  • Conformity vs. Transformation

    Conformity vs. Transformation

    …Sometimes, to better understand where you are going, you need to look back on where you are coming from… Often times I forget the bondage from which I was freed. The bondage masked under pleasure. The bondage masked under ‘societal norm’. The bondage masked under capitalism. The bondage masked under liberalism. The bondage which by […]

  • The Future Depends on it.

    The Future Depends on it.

    Transitioning between 2 activities in class…   Student: Miss can I make a comment?. Me: Sure. Student: I don’t know if I should. Me: Ok, then we can move on. Student: Ok, I’ll say it. Me: Go ahead. Other Students: Don’t do it. Me: (in my head – ok I’m amused or should I be […]

  • Quotes – Uniquely You

    Quotes – Uniquely You

    “Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken” – Oscar Wilde “Nobody Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt   These quotes were ones I held onto in my life for some time. I remember as a teenager, going through so many changes emotionally, physically, and so much more; I repeated these […]

  • On The Hill

    On The Hill

    “On the hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross, the emblem of suffering and shame…” (Bennard, 1913). On the hill, on that Cross, was where the battle for my life was won. On the hill, on that Cross, was where my victory was taken back for me. On the hill, on that Cross, was where […]

  • THE WORD

    THE WORD

    The Word started it all, sustains it all, and will settle it all. The Word is the beginning, middle, and end. I was meditating on the Book of John, particularly John chapter 1. As I read this passage, taking the time to read, meditate on, and listen to each verse, I kept thinking of Genesis […]

  • If I could be Jealous

    If I could be jealous of anything in this life, I would be jealous of those who came to God (through Christ) early. The pain, loss, misunderstandings, heartbreaks, and wasted time that I could have avoided. All the wasted efforts and trivial pursuits that could have been avoided. Oh boy. I would not be jealous […]

  • That FOUR LETTER word

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Love… We say it, we think we know it, we give it, and we hope to experience it as we go about our day to day life. Love… That four letter word that seems to be […]

  • Self Concept

    Self Concept

    I was privileged enough to read a book by one of my mentors (from afar) titled; “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms.” This book is coauthored by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory. I remember the first time I picked up the book, I had to put it down. Not because I could […]