When My Personality Made Me Feel Inferior

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“S”—supportive. This implies I am someone who tends to play a support role better than a leadership role. That I am always on the agreeable side, and prefer to follow, not to lead. When I searched my heart, I knew that I did naturally tend to accommodate and value harmony, and I really had no desire to lead.

When Your "Neighbor" Is Really Hard to Love

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She referenced me by a racial slur and made it clear she didn’t like me, or other light-skinned black people. I was shocked and hurt that she would say those things right in front of me, but with this realization, everything started to make sense.

3 Ways to Embrace the Gift of Singleness

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Singleness was never a gift I asked God for. Instead, I have always desired companionship and to start my own family, so the more years I move up in my twenties, the more tempted I am to detest this gift and “exchange” it for the gift of marriage.

Covid-19: One Month Later, I'm Still Trapped at Home

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74,675 diagnosed cases. 4,922 suspected cases. 2,121 deaths. 51 days have passed since the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) first broke out on 31 December 2019, and it’s been 29 days since the cities (including mine) near Wuhan have been on a lockdown. Many like myself have been banned from leaving our homes, uncertain of when we can resume work, or have resorted to working from home.

Is God Ghosting Me?

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Does God ever go silent? It’s a reasonable question. My first reaction to it is an emphatic, “Yes!” God's direction was so clear when He led me to finish the degree, that I was sure once I was done, He’d show me what’s next. But as of yet, nothing. Crickets.

Why Won't God Give Me What I Want?

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I want that marriage. I want that vacation. I want that . . . Fill in your want. I wanted the full-time job. But the more I prayed about it, the more I knew that it wasn’t going to happen just quite yet.

Why We (Still) Kiss Each Other Goodbye

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My husband and I make it a point to always kiss each other goodbye before we go our separate ways. At the front door, when he leaves for work and I'm holding a crying baby in one arm and a clingy toddler in the other—no matter what the circumstance—we kiss each other goodbye.

To the Girl Without A Boyfriend

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To my 25-year-old self, It’s now been three years since you questioned why God wouldn’t give you a boyfriend. Believe it or not, I’m now the girl you envy: the one with the boyfriend.

Is Fear Threatening to Overwhelm You?

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I was listening to one of my favorite Christian radio shows, and the topic that day was fear. I thought to myself, “I really don’t have a problem with fear,” but I listened anyway. Fast forward about 10 years . . . Now I can tell you about fear.