Thanksgiving dinner. Could there be any other meal in United States households that is more anticipated? Perhaps Easter and Christmas are close behind, but for Thanksgiving, gathering around the table with family for some good home cooked food has been widely commercialized for years, tradition for decades, and part of most American’s social fabric. Gathering with our family and friends around a table full of delicacies, casseroles and of course the turkey, is part of what makes the holiday season so special for so many of us these days.
Many of us start to plan our Thanksgiving meals well in advance for 23rd of November. Decorating for the Christmas season might be last on the list of things to do – except for perhaps putting up the Christmas tree. We’ll start cleaning our vegetables and even perhaps the chitterlings (not me though, I don’t eat that stuff, lol) days before. The smell of warm apple and sweet potato pies, glazed ham and fried chicken is definitely a temptation to be had! So, if you’re family is like mine and is planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, what items are your menu must-haves? View Post
It feels kind of cliche for me to have to write a post on how to show someone that you love them or care, but I think it’s still very much needed. Throughout life’s trials and errors, I have learned that not many people know how to let others know that they are appreciated in their life, and that they care. It’s either these people don’t understand how to make their feelings known without feeling embarrassed about it, or they really didn’t give a damn about your feelings in the first place and were instead using you for some purpose important to them. With that said – and based solely on my own personal experience, here are seven ways you can express your love to others. View Post
Have you ever had a hard time getting over something hurtful that somebody has done to you? Being able to forgive the people who may have hurt you is a huge step to healing spiritually and emotionally. It is unavoidable during the course of our lives, to at some point, not get let down by others. Although these disappointments can cause us all a lot of distress and heartache – with faith, it could also help mold us into better people; the most positive result of this is, we could grow to be more compassionate, caring and Christ-like. We can also can learn beneficial life lessons about what really matters to us and others.
What I’m trying to explain is – you won’t be able to avoid disappointments – but what’s most important is how you ultimately decide to deal and react to them. All of your reactions will have consequences, eventually determining whether you will be able to heal and move on, or allow negativity to fester and drag down your emotions for the long run. Secondly, it is significant to realize that – View Post
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:6 kjv)
Fairly recently, two pastors local to the city that I live in were arrested and charged with sex trafficking a teenage girl. Fast forward to today, months later from the when the first arrests were made, and come to find out, a third pastor has been charged with his own alleged involvement with the same case.
Such jaw dropping news spreads fast, and so does opinions. I can only imagine what the families of the accused feel when being hit with such serious charges. I feel so sorry for those who were blindsided and also the victims. I’ve also often wondered how church members deal with the news of finding out their pastor could really be a pedophile, and/or a sex trafficker. View Post