Life: Dealing with Stress

Last year this time, I was approaching my limit of the amount of stress I could take. Here’s why. When life throws me lemons, I have a habit of thinking I’m making lemonade when I’m not. Instead of dealing with issues that arise, I remain busy. I put more on my plate and I keep…

Life…

I’m not offering an apology. Just a mere statement that life happens…

Behold…

Happy New Year! I wanted to share with you all a poem I recently wrote. Pastor David Rosa of Cruciform Church kindly asked if I would share a poem with the congregation for the new year. It was and always is a complete honor. I pray you are encouraged. Title: Behold Reference: Isaiah 43: 19 **Sorry it’s…

The Problem with Perfection

Let’s throw it out there. When it comes to my academic studies, I am a perfectionist. When I complete an assignment, I want it to be perfect. No errors. No revisions. Just simple perfection. I don’t think I’m asking too much of anyone…except myself. And herein lies the problem. Perfection is defined as: to make (something) completely…

A Quick Note for the Disappointed…

Last night I had a dream. I was with the person I thought I was right for but in the end, it was disastrous. In this dream, there was never a time that I felt protected or even loved. I was always scared and felt unsafe. Thank God it was a dream. A disappointed heart…

Dissertation Doubts

If I had the opportunity to see this entire journey and all it contained, I would have said no. I am sure that the process would have appeared larger than the promise. Instead of smiling at a future Marva in her cap and gown, I would have focused on the numerous days filled with frustration,…

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Maybe it’s not an army that has risen against you? It could be anything. But consider this: You can ask God for help. 

Rise, Christ, Rise

Hey Everybody! Instead of writing a long entry tonight, I thought I’d share with you a poem I wrote. It is entitled, “Rise, Christ, Rise”. May the name of the Lord be forever lifted High! ….singing, “Salvation has name, It’s Jesus!” by Andrew Erhenzeller

Love

Love. A four letter word with the power to change hearts, heal wounds, reunite, and tear down walls. The word of God tells us repeatedly of His passionate pursuit of us. It constantly reminds us of how much we are loved. Tonight, I do not want to write much. Listen to these words that God gave…

Discipline: Better Now Than Never

…My point is this: No success will come without discipline. No matter what your goals are, you have to prioritize and set a plan in motion. What is your vision? Write it down.