Take Time and Connect

Have you ever felt so content in life that you ask yourself what more could I possibly need? That is how I felt until this past weekend on my way to meet one of my mentors.  We were to meet at PF Chang’s for dinner. The shopping area was busy and pretty pack. As I walked from my car to the restaurant, I saw people connecting not over work or a cause but just for companionship. I Can’t really explain what made  this evening different from any other evening but it got my mind to thinking about my relationships. See I’m a pretty busy lady and can very easy find an excuse to not make real connections because of my schedule. Real connection takes work and a level of vulnerability that most of us rarely engage in while gathering with folks. I began to ask myself am i really taking care of my relationships? and my answer was a sobering No!! The rich relationships that are reciprocal and rich with honesty, humor, insight, and friendship are  accessible to me but I must admit it I never really tried to nuture the relationships. This has always been a struggle for me but it is necessary for both myself and my family. This week I think I will have coffee with a friend or drop pass and visit a loved one I havent visited outside of a holiday.

If your like me take a moment today or this week and think about the people or person in your life that you consider a friend. What relationship could use a little time and attention?

  • Have you been taking care of your relationship?
  • When was the last time you connected outside of a crisis or life event?
  • Are you willing to pour into at least one other person and nurture the relationship?

We have to make sure that in our efforts to build healthy boundaries and live a life of simplicity and contentment that we don’t slack on making real human connection.  That is after all how God created us to connect with others and live in community.

Hebrews 10:24-25- ” And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. “

My First Love ( Personal Scripture)

Good Morning Friends

I wanted to share my words of encouragement this week in a photo. It came to me that 

  • one people like visuals 
  • two I need to demonstrate solidarity  

so this is what the Lord dropped in my spirit this week

Remember he confirmed somethings for me a couple of weeks ago about where, how, and what he had purposed and prepared me to do. This made it clear to me that my health spiritually, emotionally and physically are important because my life manual the word of God instructs me to treat my body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. I also needed to take care of me to carrying out my life mission. 

I can’t harbour and live with any negative emotion or thought. The fact that the Lord presented this to me let me know even if I don’t feel jealousy currently I may still struggle if current situations change. 

This scripture came to me and I was confused but must confess it isn’t as if I never experience jealousy.

My focus this week is on my spiritual and emotional health which can ultimately effect my physical health.

So I confess publicly feeling jealousy of others, having covetous thoughts and speaking negative about people who may have achieved what I felt I deserved.

That feels a lot better and a lot more free.

Did you find your word, phrase, scripture yet?

Here is what I wake up to each day this week. Excuse the handwriting 🙂


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