Category: Life

  • The Real American Idol

    I’m the girl in my marriage (I use this inappropriate generalisation because my wife says I’m the girl in our marriage). It’s me who loves to shop. I’m the one who likes dressing up, impressing people with gifts, and wrapping lots of presents to surround the tree (and then posting the pictures on Instagram so people […]

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  • The Remedy For Awkward Family Get-Togethers

    The holidays are here. Thanksgiving dinner has arrived. The hatred starts today. Go ahead. Start your passive aggression. Get your heart ready for annoying questions. Your relatives are here. Let the Hunger Games begin! You know there is no stopping mama’s looks of disapproval, or dad’s awkward silence, or the sibling’s tease (which draws out the angry […]

  • When You Have Good Reasons To Be Disappointed With God

    Being disappointed is literally to be dis – appointed. You make an appointment in your heart for your breakthrough… and it doesn’t come. You appoint yourself a promotion… but you get fired. You appoint a person as your spouse… and they marry someone else. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of […]

  • Overcoming Grief (A 10 Year Journey)

    “Wake up. Pinch yourself. Smack your face. Wake up! What am I looking at? Whatever it is, it cannot be real. I refuse to see this as the reality. This cannot be the ‘Brave New World.’ That slab cannot be my father’s grave. Stop it!”  This was the dialogue that half of my brain was […]

  • To The People Who Have Abandoned Church

    Trust me. I get it. I’m not here to judge you. Actually, I’m more tempted to call out the church for whatever it did to you. And I’m saying this as a local church pastor. One who has been in full-time Christian ministry for 15 years. One who knows that he’s part of the problem. I’m not proud of […]

  • Happy girl out of debt. Six Ways To Prosper

    The Six Ways To Prosper Like Crazy (Starting Today)

    I have zero skill for maths or planning. I’m a slightly compulsive buyer. And I never feel like saving money. I’m not like you at all. (Yes, that was slight sarcasm.) By the time I was 27, I had more than 40 thousand dollars of debt, I was foreclosing my only property and had a credit score […]