It was no surprise to anybody that ended up at a Diwali festival. I love India, or better put, I love the India I have built in my head from an overdose of Indian movies and music. In all honesty, I thought Diwali was a celebration of the Indian new year. Turned out to be the festival of lights, a celebration of Lakshmi, a Hindu god. It just happened to coincide with the Indian new year. Awkward.
I know the new year for a lot of people signifies a shot at a fresh start. We are four months into the new year and chances are the hopes of a fresh start for some people have already started to dissipate. This is just a little reminder that you are not alone, you are not a mistake, God is intentional about you, and His thoughts towards you are precious and numerous.
Paddle your canoe is a slang I learned in boarding school, it means to mind your business. In my head, the concept of minding your business by paddling your own canoe always creates a vivid image of a person frantically trying to paddle another person's canoe while sitting in theirs. Although, I do not know the history... Continue Reading →
Last week was a blur, I was all over the place. I had a lot of "present but not mindful" moments, I had a lot to do with such little time. There were a few moments of questioning my priorities, loyalty and asking whether I was crossing the thin line between self-love and selfish.... Continue Reading →
Again "given the right circumstances any of us are capable of any sin". The flesh is a really powerful thing, and when we do not solely rely on God and acknowledge that outside of Him no amount of personal will power and good intentions can save us; we are setting ourselves up to fail.
Early this evening, I started having a headache; a headache I had no business having. Up until this morning I was very confident and happy, everything was going well. Yet somehow by evening, I lay in my sister- in- love's arms crying feeling inadequate, insufficient and not enough. I had just begun successfully convincing myself... Continue Reading →
Are there people in this day and age, who get a product and take time out to read the manual before attempting to use it? Well if there are, I'm definitely not one of them. Yes, I usually start with trying to figure out how it works *because smarty pants* and when I get stuck I check the internet *honestly I'd rather someone pointed out the exact solution to me than read through a manual*, if that doesn't work I check my manual.