As a songwriter, I am often asked who I write songs for or about. Inevitably, it’s a question that always comes up. As a singer/songwriter, I write and sing songs about life-And though it may not necessarily pertain to me or mine, I am very sensitive to emotion and thus am able to feel things going on around me in a very deep and personal way.
Recently, a group of my lady friends asked me to get together with them so that we could pray about various things going on in their lives. As we all sat around the table, I listened to the struggles, the complaints, the temptations, and the guilt. As I listened, it seemed as if I were hearing a cacophony of voices where words were irrelevant – because as I looked at each one of them, I realized that though we may not suffer the same temptations, none are novel, and none are presented without a way of escape:
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
That night, I remember looking into the eyes of my baby and in an instant I saw my own humanity staring right back at me. So often, she asks me to help her “fix” the things that she deems broken and displeasing to our LORD. As I tell her, I will tell you–Do not beat yourselves up for being human. As long as we live in this tent that we call flesh and blood, we will struggle.
We’re all the same…
So this song was birthed out of that one night. Ladies, this is for you!
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ONE SIZE FITS ALL?!
Absolutely not, and if you are entangled with someone so close-minded as to believe this, turn and go the other way: A forward thinker is just that, and pride always comes before a fall.
What someone did yesterday may not be prudent for this day. It’s like old “grandfathered” in money..If you didn’t have to earn it, how will you know its value? Find out the truth of a matter for you and then you may be surprised at the ignorance of the saying, “It’s always been done that way.”
Until next time,
Stay open to receive a new thing
Isn’t it amazing how time & destiny make this vast universe compact enough to fit into a moment of time?! I was just thinking about how small this world really is: Conversation and Connection, Destiny, Prophecy, Déjà vu, whatever you desire to call it, in one moment of time, we are connected by a similar heart. Seize every ‘moment of opportunity’ because hearts harden, people change, some are scared, others, too caught up in self to see the bigger picture, but, you dear lovely, you keep awake to the mighty workings of CHRIST and you will always see clearly, that which is for you..
“A man’s steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way?” Proverbs 20:24
Just sharing something cute that will hopefully make you smile: So, about a week ago I was blow drying my hair and I noticed a tiny black thing between my mirror and the wall. Now, if you know me, you know that I am meticulously clean and organized so it bothered me enough to put down my dryer so that I could retrieve a tissue in an attempt to remove it. As it turned out, it was/is a spider slightly larger than a pinhead and as I went to kill it, I felt so bad that I decided to scoop it into the tissue and take it outside – Well, as you can imagine, it had no intention of being encased, and so it scurried up what had to be the world’s tiniest spider web. Well, heck! I decided to ignore it with the intention that when it was big enough, I would put it outside. A week later and he’s slightly larger and now Rev sees it and is getting ready to vacuum it up. Of course I stopped him and explained that I didn’t want to kill him and that I named him Henson. I further reiterated that Henson would depart as soon as he was big enough: Rev’s used to me and so he didn’t say anything else about it.
So, the funniest thing of it all is today when I went into the bathroom Rev was in there with a flashlight. When I asked him what he was doing he told me that he was looking for Henson and that he was worried about him because he wasn’t where he’d been hanging over the last week. LOL!
I’m not sure where Henson goes or even what he finds to eat in that tiny tiny mouth but I’m quite sure he’s okay, and will grace once again with his royal presence.
Until next time,
Let everything that has breath, praise the LORD (even Henson).
Love, Destiny ღ
I love this simple image! Often times we get wrapped up in the pursuits and forget about the simple magic of just being alive. Life is more than a struggle, more than a mountain to climb, more than a vision to see and a dream to dream. Life is in the here and now and today I will spend my moments with the one’s I love; though some are missing.
Dear wonderful moment, I’m sorry I negate you at times!
Today I will breath a sigh of relief for your goodness. Today I will just be present. Today…
Love, Destiny ღ
I was raised with the ingraining into my soul that my word is my honor. In my life, a verbal (even tacit) agreement is as good as gold but unfortunately, we live in a world where a simple basic standard of morality is illusive at best.
So here’s my warning to you: As much as you trust the other party, as much as you believe in the good of man, GET IT IN WRITING!
You may have heard the saying, “If it’s not on paper, it doesn’t exist” and this is truer than ever in this cycle of life.
An agreement can be lightly defined as a, “Meeting of minds”, but YOU must be mindful that a simple statement such as, “That wasn’t what was said” is all it takes to blow the house down.
I have seen the ugliest, and, I have seen the most beautiful side of man, and as much as I believe in the good, ‘good’ is only as good as the paper it’s documented on; and even then…!
Never worry about offending anyone when it comes to your livelihood. Be wise, be gentle, and be shrewd: If someone is offended about putting something down on paper, then you better run.
Until next time,
Let wisdom rule the day.
Love, DestinyB ღ
We all have so many things that we wish could be and should be but just aren’t and will never be.
Do what you need to do in order to keep your mind right and your family sound. You do not have to be in bondage to anyone else’s life or their confusion. Sometimes, living peaceably means closing the door…
“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18
Until next time,
Live as peaceably as possible & with a clear conscience