King Of My Heart

There’s this worship song, King Of My Heart, by Bethel Music, that came out a couple of years ago. I’m late to the game when it comes to a lot of music so when I heard it, for the first time last fall, I thought to myself: This is such a good one as the people around me sung along without needing to reference their devices. Yup, I was definitely late to the game.

The song tells the story of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Two of my favorite lines are: Continue reading →

Sometimes Quitting Is Ok

I don’t like quitting. I make lists and goals and I accomplish what I set out to do. I take great pleasure in crossing items off my “To Do”.

This applies to my life and it also applies to what I turn to for entertainment.

If I start a show, movie, or book…I HAVE TO finish. I’m not a quitter.

A couple of years ago, my sister and I came up with a rule when it came to Netflix: If we don’t like what we’re watching after getting ten minutes in, we’d pick something else.

Life’s too short for bad movies.

When I finished college, I had a hard time getting into my first non-school novel. I tried and I tried but I couldn’t connect with it. I ended up putting it away and picking up something else (which I ultimately preferred and LOVED). If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, this story should sound familiar.

It’s been a few years since I’ve quit anything. Shows have tempted me (I’m looking at you, The Walking Dead), movies have disappointed me (Welcome to Marwen = snoozefest), and yet I’ve stuck them out. Until today… Continue reading →

Welcome, 2019

The New Year is here.

Can you think of a better reason for a blog post?

(Don’t answer that.)

I knew I wanted to acknowledge the beginning of 2019 but I debated about how.

Resolutions? I don’t really make those.

New Year, New Me? I like myself and I’m liking where I’m headed.

How about we reflect? Continue reading →

No Cute Post, Just A Plea

If you’ve kept up with this blog, if you know me, you know how I feel about the current occupant of the oval office.

I took a break from writing about him and the things he does and doesn’t do because I didn’t want to give him any more of my energy. I was tired.

I’m still tired. Tired is a luxury; it’s a privilege. It’s also a privilege to be able to turn away from the images and the news of all the atrocities happening all over the world, in our country, in our back yard.

It seems like there are some images people just aren’t comfortable turning away from, though: the images of children being torn away from their families and being housed in cages.

Honestly, I thought the world would only pay attention if the children weren’t brown. I’m glad I was wrong.

Today’s post isn’t cute. There are no lists. I have no advice, no funny yet relatable stories. All I have is a plea:

  • DON’T turn off your television, don’t scroll past the uncomfortable post. Look at the images and read the articles and sit in the discomfort. If you feel nothing at all, if you’re not led by emotion, then think about the situation logically. Emotional or not, what’s going on isn’t right.
  • DO something.

I’m well aware that this isn’t the only horrible thing being condoned by this administration. On Tuesday, unarmed Antwon Rose was fatally shot while his back was turned, running away.

There are people who are reading this post and thinking: But they came here illegally! But he was trying to get away from the cops!

And my questions is: And these reactions to your exclamations are justified? Nope. Not even close.

Our current problem is deeper than who is occupying the oval, it is deeper than entering the country illegally, it is deeper than running away from the cops…it’s about unchecked racism and profiting from that racism.

Don’t let these headlines fade away. Even after the mainstream media moves on, continue to be vocal and not only demand change but take action.