Tag: keep trying
Kindness, Clarity, and Encouragement – #108
There is no such thing as fake it til you make it; only try til you fly.
Kindness, Clarity, and Encouragement – #76
Sometimes. No matter how much you pray and praise and believe, it will still hurt while you’re going through it. And that’s okay. Keep praying. Keep praising. Always believe God. As David said: I would have fainted lest I believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. So we…
Butterflies & Roadblocks, a Modern Day Parable
I saw a butterfly crossing IL-159 today. This happened in mere seconds and… well. Some things, the Lord lets me see and experience for the edification of those around me. He told me to write it out cuz there’s a word here for you and me. The Parable. The Monarch fought mightily against the wind…
Opportunity in the midst of Opposition
One thing that I have experienced over and over and over is that when the devil comes, he doesn’t come outright. He comes through people–and usually people to whom you are close, because those attacks hurt worse–your character, integrity, and growth get targeted because they KNOW YOU, your struggles, your weak spots. YET. Even in…
Kindness, Clarity, and Encouragement – #23
If you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.
If you’ve never been on pause, never succumbed to the anguish of being—or least feeling stuck in place, then this poem will make no sense to you. Forward movement is painful to start. There is an almost unmanageable panic that shoved you backwards into stillness. Into stillbirth. But move we must. Dreams don’t have deadlines,…
I Just Can’t Give Up Now
ADHD and Depressive episodes are no joke, especially when they gang up on me. I’ve been barely making it and pressing my way, denying to my youngest that I needed to sit down (she stay telling me go lay down and STAY down 🙄). Anyway, working my health back to an optimal level, dealing with…
Embrace the suck
The first time I read the phrase embrace the suck, I was actually reading an article about…parenting? War? Marriage? Work? Being black in America? I don’t even remember. I just remember the phrase catching my eye. It was one I’d never heard or read before, and it resonated deep in my chest. I had to…
You Can Fall, You Can Even Fail—Just Don’t Faint.
Today I fell but I did not faint. In my former days, the fall would take me out. I’d lie on the ground in defeat, shame and condemnation my portion. The way my mind was set up against me, any little mistake derailed me completely. If I messed up it was not meant to be.…