Posts in times of refreshing
Be Uniquely You

Hey Hey Hey!!!  Rise and Shine!!!!  Rise to the occasion!  Shine on to greatness!!  God gave You a light that is unique to YOU and only YOU, and there is someone out there that needs you to let that light shine!

And that is what this blog post is about today.  


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Time for New Shoes

Hey you!!  Rise and Shine!  Shine bright girl!!!  YOU have something that the world needs to see.

So, over the weekend, I had a lot of thoughts, and some things that were on my heart to share.

But first let me ask you….

After having your first baby, were you able to fit into your old shoes?

Chillleee..

I couldn’t. And I was crushed.  Some of my cutest shoes no longer fit me.  My most comfortable shoes were no longer comfortable.

I did not want to get rid of those shoes, because I had them for so long.  They were familiar. I liked them. Although they no longer fit and were not comfortable anymore, I wanted to keep them... In hopes that they would fit again.  Trying to make them work.

It was time to let them go.


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Eyes Wide Shut

Hey you!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  

So, let's have a real conversation.  Have you ever gone through a period in your life where you felt like your eyes were opened, but you couldn't see a thing?  Like so much was going on that you needed a solution for,  and although you were looking in all the places that you thought were right, you couldn't find one to save your life?

In the fall of 1999, I had begun my second year of pharmacy school.  Although many would look at this as a major accomplishment, I felt like a complete failure.  I had always done well in school.  I certainly never had a problem with passing tests after I had studied.  For the first time in my life, I would study for a test, and fail.

 I would spend much of my weekends and my afternoons when I got home from class studying.  At times, I would stay up all night studying.  To no avail, I would still fail many tests.  I was blessed to pull off a 75, at times, and ecstatic when I saw anything above an 80!

This may not sound like a big deal to some people. I get that.  This was totally foreign to me, and I was not handling it well.

Then, the love of my life, my grandmother, fell really ill and passed away.

I felt like all the walls had come tumbling down around me.

I was in a really dark place.  I talked to friends.  I went to church.  I prayed.  I joined study groups.  I did all that I knew to do, and could not get any relief.  

My eyes were wide shut.  


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Jesus, Coffee, and a Candle

Hey hey hey!!  How are you today?  Are you happy, or are you a "grumpy grumpfish" today?  Lol!

If you are a grumpy grumpfish today, it could possibly be because of how you started your morning.

Part of being refreshed is being intentional about how you start your day.  Starting off on the right foot has to be a conscious decision. 

Developing a morning routine is so important.  It takes a tiny bit of effort, but it is so worth it!  Your family, coworkers, and friends will appreciate it!

Spending time in the presence of the Lord in the morning provides me with the strength and patience that I need to accomplish the day's tasks, helps me to keep my focus on Him, and gives me direction, clarity, and grace to take on the day.

There is nothing like starting off the day with coffee, Jesus, and a candle.

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The Wonder of God's Love

Hello Beautiful!! I have something very special to share with you today.

You are on God's mind, and He wants to remind you of His love for you.

But first, please ask yourself, how do I view God?  How does God view me?  Take a few minutes to ponder that and write it down if you must.

Some look at Him as being this great, big being, sitting in a chair...looking down at us, waiting for us to make a mistake so that He can chastise and punish us.

Some view him as being this celestial Santa Claus, believing that everything we ask for He will or should give it to us.  

Although He is a God of judgement and certainly chastens those He loves (Hebrews 12:6), and the bible tells us that we have not because we ask not (although the concepts concerning this scripture have been misinterpreted by many to fit personal desires), these are just portions of His character.

God's motive for creating you, protecting you, caring for you, and sending His son Jesus for you is simply because of this...

HE LOVES YOU.

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Sitting at His Feet

When I first got married,  I lived in Beaufort, SC.  The ministry that we are a part of is in Hanahan, SC (in the greater Charleston area).   So, if you are from this area, you have gathered that we lived about 1 and 1/2 hours away from our church.  

But that did not stop us from being faithful to the ministry.

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Autumn Rains

So tell me.. is it hot enough for you? Girl...smh.  I am a southern girl to my core. I don’t particularly care for colder temps (sorry my northern friends), and I really enjoy summertime.  But honey, let’s just say that this Charleston heat takes it to another level! I really could do without my makeup melting off of my face and me looking like I just took a shower fully clothed after walking around the block.  So, I choose to enjoy the beauty of the south from as many air conditioned spaces that I can get to.


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