Purpose Archive

Journaling Lessons Learned from Teens

Journaling Can Benefit All Ages I had the honor and privilege of speaking into the lives of a few budding teens this month through a series of Journaling Workshops. I have conducted several journaling workshops over the past few years at my local library.  It has given me an opportunity to share the importance of

Who Gets You….Really?

You may be surprised at your response to this question (or maybe not). I played hooky from church this past Sunday.  I don’t normally make a habit of doing this because I believe that making time to honor God by visiting His iconic place of worship, that place which symbolizes the “gathering” that we should do

Yet Another One of Those Defining Moments

My husband and I recently traveled to Birmingham, AL to attend the funeral of his oldest brother’s wife who succumbed to cancer at the tender age of 59.  I had not had the pleasure of meeting this fine woman, but by all accounts witnessed at this homegoing celebration, she was truly a wonderful woman who

What Does Long Suffering Mean to You?

As I partake of my spiritual nourishment this morning in God’s Word through the book of Ezra, the Holy Spirit is reminding me of long-suffering.  Then, oh goodness, I felt a blog post coming on. What does Long Suffering mean to you?  There have been many examples of long suffering throughout the Bible– long periods

Ironically, The “Gift of Wisdom” was Not For You

In November, I heeded a prompting in my spirit to offer a series of recordings that would help others to understand the Book of Proverbs.  Little did I know that this “Gift of Wisdom” was a gift that God was giving to me!  Oh sure, I shared this gift with you because I was taught

What are you doing with YOUR Freedom? Reflections from “12 Years a Slave”

If you have yet to see this movie, you may want to add it to your list of movies worth viewing.  No matter your ethnicity, this movie highlights the harsh realities of slavery and the horrific results of not only physical abuse amongst a race, but the mental incarceration forced upon them as a whole. 

Who Knew A Kick-In-The-Pants Could Feel So Good!

Many of you know that my summer has been quite full with family events (coordinated one family reunion and traveled to attend another one) and spending quality time with my grand children. BTW, being a grandmother is the best job on earth! While my summer months has  been filled with toys, doing lots of extra

I Know My Spiritual Gifts, Now What?

JUST IMAGINE that someone gave you a brand new shiny Phantom Rolls Royce (my dream car BTW!).  The color is exactly what you wanted and the smell of leather in the interior reeks of newness. The car title has been handed over to you with your name printed in BOLD letters. Honey, it’s yours!! How

Ready or Not, Here I Come!!

Have you ever Procrastinated?  Sure you have — who hasn’t?! Have you ever waited to do something until everything lined up just perfectly?  Of course you have! I think we’ve all been victims of “analysis paralysis“; waiting until the time is right, the season is upon us, or the moment is perfect.  But let’s be