Miracle Beans: Part 4

Part 4  It’s not my problem  The Black Mountain community was good about keeping the Go Fund Me, for the Osbornes a secret. The Osbornes posted that their last day open would be December 20, which was two days away. Linda decided to call Joseph, the Osbornes son; he hadn’t been home in ten years….

Carrie, Carly, & Candi. Part 4 (Final)

“Two days before prom, and he asks me to be his prom date. I don’t know if I want him anymore. He missed Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and now that Prom is almost here, he wants to kiss and make up like everything is all good! He probably thinks he’s going to get lucky on prom…

Carrie, Carly & Candi. (Part 2)

Thirty years ago… Southside Atlanta, Georgia. Girls playing hand clapping game. “Slide-baby, one, two, three, four- you go out, in, up, and down,” Brooke and Carrie said, as they increased their hands speed. Their brother Tim was riding his bike down the hill and almost crashed into them, disrupting their game. “Ugh, Tim! You get…

Turning the other cheek.

No one likes to be used. Especially, if they’re aware of it. Two of the very first reactions a person feels when their love or kindness is being misused, is hurt and anger. Those two feelings can cause that person to shut down and shut people out or seek revenge. Matthew 5:39, “But I tell…

When to let go and when to Hold on?

Oftentimes we think that letting go is more painful than holding on, but that’s not always the case. The thing about letting go and holding on, is to know when to let go and when to hold on. So, how does one know whether to leave or stay? Well, as far as letting go, there’s…

Motives

What you do isn’t as important as to why you do it! A person’s motives is everything, because it comes from the heart! Proverbs 16:2 (CEV) says, “We may think we know what is right, but the LORD is the judge of our motives.” Another scripture says, “A bad motive can’t achieve a good end;…

The invisible plank.

So, a plank, for those of you that don’t know, is timber that’s long, flat and rectangular. It is used in construction of ships, houses, bridges and other structures. So, in Matthew 7:3-5, when Jesus was giving a lesson on discernment, He basically told us that we need to take care of our personal obstruction…

The slippery slope of compromise.

Ephesians 6:10-18 tells us how to stand firm in the Lord by being equipped with the full armor of God. The very first thing this scripture tells us to do is to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. It’s imperative that we draw strength from God and rely on…

The audacity to live.

Don’t let life pass you by because you’re too afraid to live. It doesn’t matter what the cards of life has dealt you, play it to the best of your ability, knowing you have help, hope and a future. One of my favorite scriptures of all time is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans…