Let Today Be What it Needs to Be

Art and text by Morgan Harper Nichols I went to the store to look for Mother's Day cards for my mom and mother in law. I said out loud, "where are the cards that just say, 'Happy Mother's Day! Hope you have a great day!'?" There really aren't any. I am glad that many can … Continue reading Let Today Be What it Needs to Be

Is It Your Place to Tell?

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”  Proverbs 21:23 Gossip.  We know it is bad, but we do it anyway.  Each time we tell the story to someone different, it changes.  It becomes the game “telephone” in real life.  Unfortunately, someone or many are hurt in the process by lies … Continue reading Is It Your Place to Tell?

When the Healing Takes Time

God can heal in an instant or the healing takes place over a period of time. Jesus had the power to miraculously heal. However, in this passage, he chose to heal this blind man in stages. He showed us, healing may take time. I've been dealing with anxiety most of my life. I wanted to … Continue reading When the Healing Takes Time

Don’t Cheapen Yourself!

I saw this Instagram post from @thefemalewarhol. This quote shot me right through the heart. Many times when we feel lonely, we devalue our worth to be noticed. This can happen with a romantic interest, at work, with friends, or in a family dynamic. Friend, it isn't worth it. May your eyes open and see … Continue reading Don’t Cheapen Yourself!

Word Quality

The quality of words spoken today varies. There are words of encouragement and criticism. Words can be life-changing. “You’ve got the job!” “I’m sorry for what I have done.” “You’ve got cancer.” “Will you marry me?” “You’re fat, why don’t you lose weight?” "You're amazing!" Criticism specifically, is a difficult one. I read in a … Continue reading Word Quality

In These Times of Great Anxiety

Credit: Artist-David Bowman At the beginning of March, I read an article about people hoarding toilet paper and paper towels due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The virus had not reached The States quite yet. I decided to prepare for it during my scheduled monthly trip to Costco. I arrived at Costco at their opening time … Continue reading In These Times of Great Anxiety

Everyone’s Journey is Different

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not … Continue reading Everyone’s Journey is Different

Making Waves

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 Certain situations rile me up with anxiety. A visit to the dentist guarantees an anxiety attack. It would upset me that I couldn’t go to the dentist without an issue. The shame was real. I would ask myself, “why couldn’t I get past this?” … Continue reading Making Waves

Focus on What Matters

"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you." Proverbs 4:25 Our minds conjure up some strange thoughts sometimes. These thoughts can become beliefs and take control of our lives. It is best to take a few moments and reevaluate what matters. A couple of months ago, I was in a … Continue reading Focus on What Matters

Accepting How God Created You to Be

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”  Psalm 139:13 Every day, they are messages that bombard us that we are not enough.  Our bodies and faces, material possessions, or bank accounts need improvement.  We see advertisements for products that could improve every area of our lives. Instead, we … Continue reading Accepting How God Created You to Be