When it’s your time, no one can stop your shine. ✨

Pay attention. Not everyone who says that they love you, will love your growth. Some people love when you’re down bad, or when you’re stagnant, and depending on them. They don’t like you when you’re growing, working your vision, and happy, because it’s hard for them to keep a handle on you. They’re afraid of…

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 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. Part 3

“I feel like I’m giving life and love. Love is just as precious as life. Both are eternal, and cannot be destroyed, only transferred. I don’t feel like I’m losing anything by giving. I didn’t know my purpose in life for a long time, and I would have never thought I’d be a surrogate for…

The Surrogate: A short story by Shubricca L Bell. part 2

“Mom, can you believe he was married with kids,” Davi said. “Well, that explains why he wanted to keep things casual at thirty eight. I mean, what man or woman pushing forty, wants to play the field? No one our age has time for that. We’re close to retirement.  We want to build, create families,…

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…

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,…

Love is the only thing that conquers everything!

The truth of the matter is we’re all fighting some kind of demon. We’re not perfect but God loves us still. In this life we will mess up more times than we can count. We will do things we know isn’t right, but our emotions will get in the way, and we will try to…

Evening pep talk: Embrace the uniqueness in you!

As long as you keep your eyes on what God is doing for other people, you’ll never see the great things He’s doing through you! You’re already blessed and loved. You’re already well taken care of. You have everything you need, and there’s more to come. Your cup runneth cover. God has made you the…

Give it to God.

It’s not too late to come to God. It doesn’t matter what you’re going through or what you’ve done. God is greater and His love for you is everlasting! Trust Him with your life. Let the pains of your past go. The cares of this world may be overwhelming and it can feel suffocating, but…