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The Ordinary

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I’m not where I thought I’d be, and I like it.

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but … Continue reading

So You’re “Trayvon Martin”, huh?

I have to admit… Trayvon’s death, the verdict, and the public’s reaction really exposed, yet again, the status of this country’s racial issues. But that’s not all that it exposed, especially for those among us that are looking a little deeper. Romany Malco, a familiar actor, addressed this Trayvon Martin topic from an interesting angle, … Continue reading

Scared to give homeless people money?

For the past 6 months, I’ve been getting myself ready to travel out of the country for a missions trip. I’m going to the Dominican Republic, where lots of people needs lots of help. I, myself, needed lots of help to even afford going. So, much of those 6 months involved ‘fundraising’ using Facebook and … Continue reading

So, Good Women DO Exist: A Positive Experience

“I understand that your blogs are based on your experiences, but they all seem so negative. Aren’t there any good experiences you can write about? Where’s the balance?” This is basically what a friend asked me after reading my blogs about relationships. I told her that a lot of what I write about had been … Continue reading

a journal entry: faith and obedience

Faith can be so elusive. And obedience can sometimes involve sacrifice. Whenever you manage to grasp both, does knowing that “the best is yet to come” make sacrificing what looks to be very good any easier? Maybe a little. It’s funny how quickly we become attached to things, ideas…people. Objective logic can simply refocus and redirect. … Continue reading

Changing Lives :: 7 Days in the Dominican Republic

It was a shorter flight than I expected from Miami to the Dominican Republic. The plane was big…bigger than any one I had ever been on. It had three rows of seats instead of the usual two that I was used to. I was seated in the middle row, so I didn’t get a window … Continue reading

The Candy Store

I hear it often. Perhaps you’re the type who says it all of the time… “Men are lucky. There are millions of women in this area for you to choose from.” (“Millions”? Ha…Right.) It’s true. The ratio of women-to-men in the DMV [For my out-of-towners…that’s DC, Maryland, Virginia] is lovely. That is, ‘lovely’ from a … Continue reading

Can’t Have Both

So I went to a cook-out this past summer. There was great food cooked by the host’s girlfriend…who was Jamaican… a few drinks *wink*… good music… and yes, a shortage of men and an abundance of women. *smile* I expected nothing less from the host as he and his brother are consistent with the above-par … Continue reading

Can I Wash Your Windows?

My weekday commute is simple. I don’t have to worry about rush hour traffic because I don’t have to be at work until 11am. *grin* Even if there was traffic, there are several detours I could take along the way to avoid it. Sometimes I’ll just take an alternate route to work just to add a … Continue reading