Marked by Love

April 12, 2011
Over the weekend, my husband and I drove a couple of hours down to Wrightsville Beach, NC to attend our friends’ wedding. I’d love to say that it was a beautiful weekend…but that just wasn’t the case. However, much like I said yesterday, God is GOOD and he was sure to bring in a small dose of sunshine just in time for their wedding ceremony on the beach. Ironically enough, the minister at the wedding spoke of the same thing that our minister spoke of just a couple of weeks ago (to listen to the original message, click HERE) – Love…specifically how we should...

April 05, 2011
As a community (blogging and beyond), we’re a mixed bag of nuts (some of you a little nuttier than others – actually, maybe I’m the nuttiest of them all…I digress)…but, I think there is one thing that we can all agree upon – we all live with some sort of stress. Of course, we all deal with stress in a variety of ways…from stress balls, exercise, eating, sleeping, massages, manicures, pedicures, prescription medications, etc. In fact, did you know that in the United States, we spend roughly $1Billion a year on anti-anxiety medication? I heard that...

March 29, 2011
I have a tendency to remember the things I should forget and forget the things I should remember. Okay, that’s not always the case, but I think we all suffer from that affliction every once in a while. For example, I still remember the pain of each break up (I’m convinced that I remember the pain because I’m supposed to remember the lessons I learned in each relationship, but that’s just me justifying), even though I regularly forget birthdays. However, even though we may have a tendency to forget, we must always remember that GOD is always Faithful. He doesn’t...

March 22, 2011
Several weeks ago, I remember sitting in an HR conference during the afternoon key note message. The speaker was a petite woman with blond hair and a BIG voice…a big voice that offended a lot of people (that’s another story for another time), but she had a good message. The one that really stuck with me was “BE RELEVANT!”I was reminded of being relevant during last week’s church message in which we discussed the value of relevance and effectiveness. Of course, we can’t talk about relevance or effectiveness without talking about how relevant GOD is....