"Get to kingdom business.. everything else will fall into place."
"Black girls don’t get told we are beautiful enough. Black girls aren’t always told we can be princesses. Cute, sweet, innocent, pure- these are not words black girls often hear associated with us. Fast, sassy, mouthy, too grown, angry, aggressive- those are the words that get shot at us like darts. Black girls are not girls- we are mini women who are forced to be strong. You must tell black girls they are beautiful, innocent, sweet, magical. You must treat black girls as girls. Then, you can talk about black girl characters whose looks and femininity doesn’t matter. Otherwise, you are just maintaining the status quo- denying black girls our beauty and femininity."
"Your soulmate is not someone that comes into your life peacefully. It is who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealized, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second…"
"Though your eyes may stray or your heart be distracted, make sure you always stay rooted in Christ. Your desires may not be bad, but they can be misleading, for now. It is often with heartbreak that we must look back to Christ, but we must remember that He will take us in His arms and whisper “I know what you desire and how it beckons you with each morning, but I do too, I am the desire of desires and all your wants shall be made new in Me and by Me. One day, you will find this love that you search for, but for now, I am all that you will ever need.” and with that reassurance and love from Christ, we shall be made new."
"This is too much. I’m done."
"I think the devil’s biggest lie is to make you think that how you feel right now is how you will always feel forever.
Please do not allow your mood to determine your entire value as a person. We get tired. We get cranky. We have doubts, frustrations, questions. And Jesus welcomes you graciously, the exhausted cranky doubtful you, and he will give you rest for your weary bones.
You might think there’s some kind of “awesome version” of you hidden inside your skin, and maybe you feel like you’re always two steps behind trying to catch up to some experienced mature mold of you — but Jesus loves you, right now, unconditionally. It’s only this kind of pure love that will ever penetrate deep enough to actually bring about change in your heart, and even then, we must not be so hard on ourselves in this journey.
Believe me: the seasons change. Feelings fade. Life goes on. Endure the late-night twitch and don’t beat yourself up. Let go of harsh self-evaluation. No matter how you feel, be kind and pray anyway. The same grace that you show others: have some grace for yourself too. And before you know it, you will be further along down this path without even hardly trying. The moment you quit trying to improve and simply rest in Christ, you’ll move forward."
"She was mystery wrapped in beauty, endowed with a power that caused my heart to beat faster. It hurt to think about Her, to know that someone could open that mystery and love Her the way She so deserved to be loved. I was impossible, I was weak and I was fragile to the touch; I wanted to be a mountain and a storm, but I was a whisper and passing thought. Fear kept this soul chained to the mass of disbelief, making this coward a slave to His own words and thoughts. It was time that this ship sank and out of the rubble a giant would arise seeking to face this woman who held so much within Her; it was time to be the one who loved Her the way She so deserved to be loved."