Author: Great Joy
How Much IN Christ ARE You Really? A Marriage Moment
If you are married and are considering divorce, I encourage you to think differently about what’s happening. I had plenty of times that I wanted to leave my husband. Many “valid” reasons by logical standards; and so did he cuz people gone people, and incompatibility happens at various times and seasons in your lives together.…
Why Y’all So Weird About Grief?
People are weird about open grief. And when I started this process, the ONE thing Holy Spirit told me IMMEDIATELY not to do was retreat from mourning. CUZ IF YOU KNOW ME, you know I don’t do feelings. Feelings is for suckahs and simps. I’m a BAWS, not a BABY. 😒 #thuglifeforever The one thing…
I miss you, All is well
Here is a poem I repurposed for my husband’s obituary. They had put a general poem in there that I ain’t like, and I was like gimme me a minute. I went through years of half finished, written but unedited, completed but unpublished l, published but not quite right poems until I came to this…
The Wife That William Built
I’m so many days into a sorrow unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Tears burst forth out of nowhere, rage nipping at my heels like an hungry hyena waiting for me to stumble into a briar patch of wrath. Hands shaky and idle all at once, my body jerking forward to complete tasks that my mind…
Kindness, Clarity, and Encouragement – #109
Do overdo it luvs. Rest. We call this preaching to ourselves first. 💜
The Cheese Stands Alone
When I was little, I used to sing this nursery rhyme called “The farmer in the dell”. In the song, everything gets taken by the thing that came before it…until you get to the end. At the end, we sang: “The cheese stands alone.” The mouse took the cheese, but there’s nothing for the cheese…
Early Morning Stress Stream
I’ve been writing almost every day to give my mind something to do. I’ve spent the last 5-6 years working on my emotional intelligence, recognizing (or rather having friends and mentors alike point out) that I do not engage my emotions as a normal person of my age should. I’m real good at shoving things…
Love never fails. That’s it. That’s the prophetic word for the day.
Man. Y’all tired of reading yet? I have never been one to sit around and tell folks what the Lord SAID; the Lord don’t talk to me like Hw be talking to some of y’all. 🤷🏾♀️ I’m still working on the obedience part, still working on being slow to speak, still working on not by…
Kindness, Clarity, and Encouragement – #107
Like that’s it. That’s the post for today. I have so many emotions. And I miss my husband. And life marches on. On a pretty yet cold Friday.