And I, in my abrupt moment of scholarly daydreams chose to be a part of this world, surrounding myself with people who worship the works of Ernest Hemingway and the awareness of social movements, having no shame in the female #nipple. No shame in cursing or using pornography for artistic purposes. No shame.
Gradually, Proverbs 31 went from being a source of comfort to a source of shame, confusion, and resentment. I started viewing the standards therein as antiquated and unrealistic.
The thing I loved about this remake is that both Prince Kit and Cinderella asked each other to take the other just as they were.
Insecurity comes in many different masks. It isn’t just the person who is quiet, timid and passive. I have struggled with insecurity in various aspects of my life and it has held me back from being the force I was designed to be.
At 54-years-old, my father is an ex United States Marine who still lives with his mother. He hasn’t dated anyone since my mom divorced him, almost 20 years ago. Stepping into his earth-colored home is like stepping back in time to the 1970s. There are no cell phones. There are no computers. Because the internet is evil.
God answered all of my prayers and carried me through the hard times. He truly did have a plan for me along, and I’ve never been happier.
Thinking of our destiny is exciting because it makes us feel special. We are special, but coming into our destiny is about being useful. It takes commitment, perseverance, humility, resilience and security.
People remember you based on how you make them feel. Even if you think you have covered your bases by saying, “thanks for everything!” that isn’t going to cut it for most people who gave their resources, expertise or time, even if you didn’t ask them to.
So why does the scale tell you that juicing does work? Well….think about it. If you drank only water for days straight, you’re eventually going to eliminate all the food inside your body, which makes your measurements and the scale go down.
Feeling discretely anxious for weeks, you can imagine my relief in having my first “aha” moment with God at a church in D.C. The preacher, Mark Batterson, stated “your problems may be over your head, but they’re already under God’s feet.”