If you want to love right, heal first.

Sometimes when people are hurting, they seek other people for immediate comfort but they end up hurting innocent people as a result of a previous relationship, childhood traumas, or things they’re currently going through. There’s nothing wrong with reaching out for help, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on. The problem is when…

Midday prayer

God help me to stay focused on what I’m supposed to be focused on in this season. I don’t want to miss the beauty of this season by being too anxious about the next. Teach me what I need to learn and give me the strength and the self discipline to get through it. Keep…

The Surrogate: A short story by Shubricca L Bell. Part 5

Davi The pain came suddenly and strong. I woke up out of my sleep yelling. It felt as if the baby was trying to make her way out without me pushing. The pressure. Oh, the pressure.  It felt as if I needed to push. My doctor was on standby, and she made it to the…

The Surrogate: A short story by Shubricca L Bell. Part 4

Davi I was able to fly to North Carolina to help celebrate my baby brothers first birthday. It was good to see my family in person. The last few months have been rough. Harold has been trying to stay in good spirits, but the fact that Lucy has only been given six months to live…

The Surrogate. A short story by Shubricca L Bell

Hi, my name is Merci. Across from me is my husband of two years, Lucas, and seated beside him is my one and only daughter, Davina, but we call her Davi. “Mom,” Davi laughed. “Are you okay? It’s like you’re here, but your mind is somewhere else. It’s your move,” Davi said. We were playing…

Time to be our brother’s keeper.

Sometimes this world can suck. Seems like the majority of the world is only looking out for themselves, and you can really see it in times that the world is experiencing difficulties. Instead of people coming together, selfishness gets in the way and further drives us apart. Where’s the freaking love? No wonder so many…

Is the facade worth the flex?

Listen, stop caring too much about how people see you. Too many people are living double lives right now because they care more about keeping up an act, than being real. When you live fake, who do you think it’s benefiting? It doesn’t benefit you and it doesn’t benefit the people you try to fool,…

It’s not about how many, but how much.

It doesn’t matter how much you are producing, as long as you’re fruitful, you’re on the right track! Let me explain.  Matthew 13:3-8 NIV Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds…

Talk to someone, please!

It’s a shame that so many of us have a lot of friends, but no one we can truly talk to. This is why so many people feel alone, even though they have everybody, they don’t have anyone that they can trust, so they hold things inside until they can’t anymore, and as a result,…

Wake up and focus on me. – God.

Everything you’ve been through in life, up to this very point, has prepared you for this very moment. The good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the beautiful, the ugly, the victories, the tragedies, the past, the present. You can do this. I know it may feel like you can’t, because you may be different,…