Choose To Love

It was a unexpected conversation with a friend. We both wanted make the world a better place and ensure we are living up to God’s desires for our lives, but we weren’t really sure if we were doing it.  We talked about all the signs we had seen, our spiritual gifts. the need we felt to serve others, and the calling on our hearts. The best way I can explain it is that we each felt called to make the world better, to be better, and to do better.  But we had absolutely no idea what that was. For me, it was exciting and strange at the same time – especially since I had no clue what we were supposed to be doing to acheive this goal. For my friend, it was just weird. And different. And strange. And that led us to an interesting conversation with two simple questions.

Is love a feeling or a decision?

The bottom line was that we knew if God placed the same feeling on our hearts, then the very least we could do is explore them and carry out His wishes. Especially since it led to the conversation where we discovered we both had the same bit of confusion about love. And for the record, we are not talking about hearts, roses, and candies that are associated with Valentine’s Day. We are talking about unconditional, agape love. The kind we are commanded to have in hearts. Yes, commanded.

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My Teens and My Sorority

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Sisterhood, service, scholarship, suffrage. Intelligence, innovation, honor, loyalty. It was on January 13, 1913  that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University. This year the sorority celebrates 104 years of changing the world as we know it – a path chartered by the organization’s 22 illustrious founders. The collective strength and academic excellence promoted by the organization serves as part of the fabric of women’s history across the world.

When I joined a sorority 25 years ago, I was most interested in the community service projects of the organizations. I was fortunate to have family members who were members of greek organizations and I grew up hearing about fraternity this or sorority that. While the projects varied and the letters of the greek alphabet were different, the bottom line was the same.  Continue reading “My Teens and My Sorority”