The fact that these two still look at each other the same way they did on their wedding day 27 years ago gives me so much hope. True love is still alive, folks! Job 29 + Proverbs 31 = Ephesians 5:22-33. #tbt #takeitbacknowyall #summer2014 #happyanniversary #27yearsstrong #christatcenter #blessingsfromabove #myparents #truelove

The fact that these two still look at each other the same way they did on their wedding day 27 years ago gives me so much hope. True love is still alive, folks! Job 29 + Proverbs 31 = Ephesians 5:22-33. #tbt #takeitbacknowyall #summer2014 #happyanniversary #27yearsstrong #christatcenter #blessingsfromabove #myparents #truelove

When I got white coated at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony (Friday, 15 Aug 2014). #tbt #takeitbacknowyall #ukcop #co2018 #py1 #pharmacy #itstarts #whitecoat #healthcareprofessionalintraining #blessingsfromabove #thankYouLord

When I got white coated at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony (Friday, 15 Aug 2014). #tbt #takeitbacknowyall #ukcop #co2018 #py1 #pharmacy #itstarts #whitecoat #healthcareprofessionalintraining #blessingsfromabove #thankYouLord

Missing this guy today like a vegan-in-training misses chicken wings. #wealwaysmatch #christatcenter #teamnaija

Missing this guy today like a vegan-in-training misses chicken wings. #wealwaysmatch #christatcenter #teamnaija

Prayer

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Father, today I choose to believe You and increase my capacity to receive. I let go of limited thinking and old mindsets. I set my focus on Your Word and open myself to everything You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

My exact prayer for today.

That one summer I helped lead out VBS at my old church, the Owensboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Everyone returned to #SAU singing the same VBS theme song that year: “The journey begins. We’re all getting in, into the Word of God. His Word is our guide for all of our lifetime. Oh, oh, oh - HEY! Let the vast voyage begin, oh, oh - HEY! Let the vast voyage begin!” #tbt #throwbackthursday #takeitbacknowyall #iwouldrememberthethemesong #church #adventists #christatcenter #kytn #iheartvbs #kids

That one summer I helped lead out VBS at my old church, the Owensboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Everyone returned to #SAU singing the same VBS theme song that year: “The journey begins. We’re all getting in, into the Word of God. His Word is our guide for all of our lifetime. Oh, oh, oh - HEY! Let the vast voyage begin, oh, oh - HEY! Let the vast voyage begin!” #tbt #throwbackthursday #takeitbacknowyall #iwouldrememberthethemesong #church #adventists #christatcenter #kytn #iheartvbs #kids

My dear little sister and friend Sarah has requested that I post 5 pictures that I believe captures my beauty. My motto is “Inner Heart before Outer Art.” No matter what you see, true beauty comes from within, for the soul is the essence of a person. I now request that my dear sisters Khaeris, Joanna, Janelle, Geovanna, and Priscilla do the same. #beauty #IHBOA #christatcenter #youknowthatyourebeautiful

My dear little sister and friend Sarah has requested that I post 5 pictures that I believe captures my beauty. My motto is “Inner Heart before Outer Art.” No matter what you see, true beauty comes from within, for the soul is the essence of a person. I now request that my dear sisters Khaeris, Joanna, Janelle, Geovanna, and Priscilla do the same. #beauty #IHBOA #christatcenter #youknowthatyourebeautiful

What does being rich, healthy, beautiful, and intelligent mean to me?

Well, I can have a size four body. I can have solid abdominals. I can have buns and thighs of steel. I can have all those women on the insanity workout videos looking like silly puddy. I can have eyes of purity. I can have lips like honey. I can have the lifestyle of a vegetarian. I can have the thickest, longest, REAL hair. I can have the whitest, straightest teeth. I can have the most attractive natural scent. I can have the ability to turn heads without lifting a finger. I can have a wardrobe that makes Tyra look like a hobo. I can have the perfect hourglass shape. I can have the sexiest man on my arm. I can have the brains Einstein dreamed of having. I can have everything this world has to offer. But if I don’t have Jesus… If I don’t truly submit my life to Him… I will be the poorest, unhealthiest, most unattractive, and least intellectual person to ever walk the planet. I will have absolutely nothing. True riches, overall health, beauty, and wisdom all start with the fear of G-d and knowing that He is the reason I am even breathing today. With Him, I have everything I could ever dream of having and more.

And that, to me, is what being truly and completely rich, healthy, beautiful, and intelligent all mean to me. Take it, or leave it.

Your Truly, 10 Feb 2012

We can read the World’s Greatest Love Story (The Bible), the best non-fiction ever written, 1000 times in every possible 1-Year-Plan way. We can watch Passion of the Christ a 100 times. We can even fall in love, marry, have children, and spend the rest of our lives until our last breathe with the one G-d prepares for us. But we will never 100% understand what True Love feels or even looks like. We won’t even reach that point when we get to heaven. I mean, even the angels live in His presence and still don’t understand it all. The twelve men who walked and talked with Him daily didn’t even fully understand, and that is evident in their stories, too. We may get as close as humanly possible to understanding, sure. But that’s just it. It will only be as close as humanly possible because we were not in Jesus’ mind when He was praying in the Garden, when the blood dripped down his face from the crown of thorns, when he burned in agonizing pain from the lashes on his beaten back, we will never truly know how crazily, painfully, sacrificially, fulfillingly, or engulfingly miraculous True Love feels like. Buy all the chocolates, flowers, and cards you want tomorrow. Post as many “I love yous” on everyone’s wall. Text and email as many Valentine’s day forwards as you please. Play with as many internet cupids as your heart desires. But ponder on the story of the only man that has walked this earth knowing what it’s like to be so full of love that He was willing to carry the weight of ever person that ever breathed/is breathing/will breathe on this earth and die in their places even though they openly denied/deny/will deny and insulted/insult/will insult - and today with a stronger force than ever in the History of Hatred continue to deny and insult - the face of G-d Himself. I know I will. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

Yours Truly, on the topic of Valentine’s Day & True Love, #1Corinthians13 #1John4

Blog #19: The Hoarder

Declutter. Release. Let go. We tend to hoard a lot of things. Clutter. Food. Bad memories. Learning to let go, to give away, to not have stress is a hard lesson to learn. But once we learn and let go and realize that it’s okay to let go… we can breathe!

This is how it is on the Christian walk. And as much as we try to give our problems to God in prayer, we, for some reason, like to pick up our problems right after the Amen! But that’s not the point. We’re to give our problems to Him, completely let go, and trust that He has drown them in the seas to never surface again. The enemy is the floaty on our problems. God pops the floaty. In fact, the power of God is the anchor tied to our problems. Nothing can resurface if we trust that He has a handle on them.

I’m tired of being a hoarder. I’m learning to let go and let God. Daily. Constantly. Let it go, my friend. Just… Let it all go.

Happy Sabbath.

Blog #20: Family

Family. There is what God ideally wanted and created family to be, then there is exceptional family by His love and mercy through sin. For those of you who weren’t raised in an ideal family situation, but have GOOD people in your life who you can see has a mother/father/brother/etc-figured in your life, you have family. God loves His children so much that He will send the right people at the right times (aka, the times He knows is right, since He is our ultimate parent and knows what’s best for us) to be our “family.” And for those who consistently post online “no one cares about me,” that’s a dark feeling to feel - have felt it myself many tines before. But have faith, stay strong, and keep your eyes open. You never know who’d be ready to “adopt” you. Christ ALWAYS cares even when it seems as though the ones around you don’t. Lean on Him as much as possible. He’ll lead you to “family.” For those of us in an “ideal” family situation should really count our blessings. We’re lucky to have both parents, happily married, siblings that love us, all close in our relationships with each other, supportive, etc… Not only should we count our blessings, but we should be examples, reaching out to those in situations like the ones mentioned above. We ought not only take notice, but take action, allow Christ love to shine through us and for them to understand and experience “family.”

"Beloved, let us love one another… For GOD is love." -1 John 4:7, 8.

#wearefamily

Blog 23: He’s Able

A re-occuring concept my mother kept repeating to me this summer was that anything that any person has ever said or done in my life to distort my idea of what a God-fearing man molded by the hands of God is to look like will forever be changed the moment I meet my husband. Why? Because God has taken precious time forming him inside and out to allow my rib to snap perfectly in place where it needs to be in his rib cage, for us to move as 3 in 1.

Everyone knows what my mom is talking about. Somewhere down the line, you have probably had at least one person slightly shift your view on certain ideas or opinions about certain types of people. God knows how to restore your eyes and give you 20/20 vision again by lending you His eyes to see.

Sitting back while listening to an old favorite, it all makes sense now. I understand what my mother meant. I am sure when I finally come face-to-face with this Adam of mine that the impact will be so much greater. But for right now, the peace is enough. G-d has blessed my broken road - a road we are all familiar with - and He is leading me straight to my husband and beyond. And when I see his face, I will know… Because he will glow the light of the LORD.

God is too good to just let us stay on the road broken in pain. If we reach out to Him, He will reach out and heal us past recovery. Thank you, Father. I am so in love with You! Praise God for the broken road, for He meets us right where we are, heals us, strengthens us, and lifts us on eagles’ wings. What a mighty God we serve.

"Oh, I wonder what God was thinking when He created You. I wonder if He knew everything I would need, because He made all my dreams come true. When God made you, He must have been thinking about me." —When God Made You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izbzKArXvcI

There is not one type of relationship that should be so hard that your love and/or efforts always fall short in the eyes of the other person. If that’s the case, don’t waste your time; bow out. Healthy relationships will happen and grow once you cut the weeds out of your life.

Yours Truly

To digress is not the same as failing. To stop and refuse to start back up again is.

Yours Truly
Me and my strength training coach, aka my dad, at the YMCA a couple weeks ago. 135lbs, baby! #transformationtuesday #bodysculpting #tt #health #strengthtraining #daddydaughtermoment #deadlifts #stronglift #dontmesswithme #ymca #formoverweight #formoverreps

Me and my strength training coach, aka my dad, at the YMCA a couple weeks ago. 135lbs, baby! #transformationtuesday #bodysculpting #tt #health #strengthtraining #daddydaughtermoment #deadlifts #stronglift #dontmesswithme #ymca #formoverweight #formoverreps

I will never forget this day. Friends and loved ones with me celebrating my completion of college. #tbt #may2013 #throwbackthursday #takeitbacknowyall #friends #family #love #christatcenter #adventists #southernadventistuniversity

I will never forget this day. Friends and loved ones with me celebrating my completion of college. #tbt #may2013 #throwbackthursday #takeitbacknowyall #friends #family #love #christatcenter #adventists #southernadventistuniversity