What is love?

Valentines day is coming up, so here’s a poem about love that I wrote about a year ago 🙂

Love is an awfully big word to say

When things aren’t going your way

Everyone is smiling

But inside your heart is falling

So turn to Jesus, now look around

Is the world spinning upside down?

Is the day brand new?

The sky a new shade of blue?

Grab Jesus’ hand and grab life

It’s time to reach such great heights

Take in the beauty of what really matters

 And let selfishness fall into the shadows

Love is an awfully big word to say

So say it, mean it, show it, apply it

Once, twice, and forevermore

Forget the bad, we’re not perfect

But we’re all children of God

We are beautiful, so beautiful

Love is an awfully big word to say

And it’s more than a word, it’s how we live

Love’s an awfully big word to do.

Healing Rain: God’s Got Your Back

What is weighing on your heart? Whether it is physical sickness, financial uncertainty, emotional burdens, or whatever, God wants to pour down a healing rain. Sometimes a storm comes, and God is walking alongside you the entire time, and will send a rainbow at the end. Because his promise is good. His promise that He loves us is good, is real, sincere. A promise that will be kept, no matter what. Psalm 100:5 says,”For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.” God is good, all the time.

I know some of y’all are going through super tough situations, and at times the thought crosses our mind, “Why, Lord? What could you possibly be trying to teach me through this??” The thing is, we simply don’t know our Lord’s master plan, but we do know that He is good. And if we know that, then shouldn’t our number one priority be to pursue Him, to fight through the battle, WITH Him??

God is love, and He is also a warrior. After God helped Moses and all the Israelites escape from Egypt, Moses exclaimed, “The Lord is my strength and my defense, he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea. The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone. Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power. Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy” (Exodus 15:2-6).

God delivered His people, but soon enough when complaints and dissatisfaction emerged, they began to view their escape as a punishment. Sure, life in the desert wasn’t what they had expected, but perhaps God was simply trying to get his people to depend on Him, for everything. And to be grateful for anything He does provide. Philippians 4:19 says,”And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Friends, God has your back.

God can heal, He can say, “Child, just wait awhile”, or He can say no. We just don’t know His will, but in the meantime perhaps God is trying to give you some spiritual stretch-marks. Just as the skin sometimes get stretched and is left with some awkward looking stretch marks, God could be trying to stretch you and grow you into a stronger person through a certain situation. Who is He molding you into?

So whatever it is that you are experiencing right now in this season, know that God has your back. That when things happen that are completely out of your control, God is your Healing Rain. He is the stability in the uncertainty. He is the control in the chaos. He is love amid the the atrocity. And He’s got your back.

“Be strong and of a good courage do not fear, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you; He will not fail you, nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Don’t Forget to Live


Smile big, smile long, girl that smile’s gonna sing a song

Laugh hard, till you cry, dear that laugh’s gonna reach the sky

Sing out, sing loud, honey that song’s gonna bring a crowd

Dance around, don’t you hide, baby that dance won’t be denied

Kiss now, kiss sweet, girl that kiss makes life complete

Love life, love me, dear that love’s gonna set you free

Dream high, set the bar, honey that dreams gonna get you far

Be real, be tough, baby just be yourself and that’s enough.