I don’t even know her. She’s a friend of a friend. Each time she messaged me, it was to provide an update on her physical, emotional, or financial situation. Her “pray for me right now” arrived in my inbox at strange hours. I’ve heard that […]
When Will the Bleeding Stop?
A plate came barreling down on my forehead one dreadful night in July two years ago. Blood soaked my glasses, covered my hands, and dripped on the floor. My crime was opening a cabinet door. Crying out to the Lord in the emergency room, I wailed, […]
What if You’re Strong But Not Courageous?
“Hey, strong gyal, you gonna be here on Sunday? We need you to roll that stone away!” He cracked himself up with his joke both times he told it. Once to me and then again to our pastor. I didn’t mind. I even used this […]
I Didn’t Know it Would be You!
With a smile that lit up the room, she walked toward me, saying, “When I heard that a Ms. Sharp would be speaking, I didn’t know it would be you!” We were at a Girls’ Sleepover for her church, face-to-face, for the first time. We […]
Cry Out to Jesus
How do you define happiness? For me, happiness is walking down a flight of stairs pain-free. Over the past year, each interaction with stairs has been daunting and painful. After hearing several recommendations, I was compelled to give the local pain doctor a try. Honestly, […]
One Book Can Change Our Lives
“Start.” “Press.” “Rack.” These competition commands are for the bench press. 34 athletes between the ages of 12 and 74 competed at our Belize National Championship over the weekend. Each athlete contended according to International Powerlifting Federation standards. No exceptions. The 74-year-old had to comply […]
Yes, He is!
My coach complimented my lift and gave me feedback regarding my improvement. I smiled and said, “it’s because I have a good coach!” “No one ever says that during a bad week.” He replied. Those nine words have been with me ever since. Is my coach […]
Sweet Hour Of Prayer
The teacup quickly warns my hands that I can’t linger too long in this position. I have a full day ahead, and this time in the Word is too precious to waste. This is my only sweet hour of prayer. Quickly I finish the tea […]
Not yet. I discovered those two words as part of the definition of barren. I always thought the word ‘barren’ referred to someone incapable of having children. But as I continue to study Elizabeth’s life, I don’t see a woman who can’t conceive. I see […]
Three Steps To Handling Small Frustrations
My computer died tonight. I’m devastated, and I feel lost. I’m not always good at handling small frustrations. Because I’m such a creature of habit, my routine is significant to me. I started writing in this space in July of 2020. Since that date, every […]