But First, We Pray

Prayer. It can elusive. It can be emotional. It can be spirit-filled. It can be peppered with tears, fears, hopes, and dreams. It can be for peace of mind, to heal a broken heart, or fill the empty spaces of the lonely.

Whatever ever the reason, two things remain; 1. Prayer is necessary, and 2. Prayer is purposeful. It also deepens our relationship with God. Just a few years ago, I dedicated an entire afternoon to nothing but prayer and the results were astounding. You can read about it here.

My prayer partner and I talk every day. It’s a standing appointment, not quite written in stone, but understood. If we are going to be the people who God has called us to be, and serve the ways God has called us to serve our family, our friends, our co-workers, and our church, we have to do those things with intention. Our daily conversations enhance our relationship in Christ and allow us to have a game plan for tackling our lives and daily challenges…and to do so with a with a biblical foundation. Continue reading “But First, We Pray”

Real Life Lessons From a Social Media Shutdown

I love social media.

With all of my heart.

Recently, I found out that sometimes it doesn’t love me.

It was devastating.

It was worse than the worst heartbreak of my teen years.

In all of my extra and in all of my glory, I never dreamed this could happen to me.

Social media is the foundation of my career, after all.

And in the blink of an eye, it was gone. Continue reading “Real Life Lessons From a Social Media Shutdown”

The Things Teenagers Want Their Christian Mamas to Know

Y’all, I did the unthinkable for a mom of teenagers.

I asked their opinion on something.

I told them to be honest.

I even double-checked to see if they had any additions to the list.

And they replied, “Can we ask our cousins their opinion, too?”

In the words of my teenagers (and their cousins), I am shook.

I asked them what are the things they wished their mamas and their daddies knew about them in this season of their lives.

Continue reading “The Things Teenagers Want Their Christian Mamas to Know”