Tag: friendship

  • Why Are Most Of Your Friends Girls?

    Why Are Most Of Your Friends Girls?

    A question I was persistently asked, particularly in my teens, was why the majority of my friends were female. A friend of mine once said that he could never understand how that worked, and how I hadn’t dated any of them. I’ll be targeting the former part of their query in this post. The question […]

  • Spoken Word | We Belong To Each Other

    Spoken Word | We Belong To Each Other

    We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. Mother Theresa ~ “Imagine you’re walking through a forest. Full of tall strong […]

  • Nifuna, Nifuna, Nifuna

    Nifuna, Nifuna, Nifuna

    By the road there is a man washing his laundry in a filthy bucket. My brother finds him, and immediately runs to buy detergent. A sweet sister comes by to sit with us to hear the word of God. Mama comes along, picks up a stick from the ground, inscribes “Jo 8:2-12” on the inside […]

  • Eternal Summer

    Eternal Summer

    To the summer night with beloved friends that inspired our hearts, Germeen, George, Amanowil, Mark and Mina, thank you for this night.   Sometimes we think that we are in need of a perfect home with everything neatly in place to show hospitality. And sometimes we think we need a perfect heart that has it […]

  • The Truth About Moving On

    The Truth About Moving On

    The science books tell us red blood cells have a life span of 120 days. Though new blood runs through our veins, some of us know memories that have flown through us for years. And that’s okay. I hear you. The weary heart that is tired of all the voices telling you to just “get […]

  • Vulnerability: For Love and Risks

    Vulnerability: For Love and Risks

    Everyone agrees that vulnerability is not something you do with everyone, but the one or two who have earned the right to hear your story. And everyone agrees that it is so hard, which is why we avoid it. I believe, for a multitude of reasons which are so personal and specific to each person, the two main […]

  • What We Need To Ask Each Other

    What We Need To Ask Each Other

    Disclaimer: no one was harmed in the making of this blog post There is a question that I believe can transform our relationships, a question we need to all ask each other more: How can I comfort you? Above all, remember “if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection […]

  • Tapestry Of Love

    Tapestry Of Love

    I sit close by my sister; yet not close enough, for the Atlantic lies between.

  • The Collision Of Souls

    The Collision Of Souls

    To our dear friends, you are the best parts of us. The “Lord is between you and me forever.” Samuel 20:23 The day you came beside me to sleep on the floor was Tuesday, July 21st. That was the day my summer burst at the seams. You let me in on the secret of friendship;

  • Unspeakable Beauty

    Unspeakable Beauty

    Someone once asked St. Pachomius to tell them of a vision he saw so that they could learn from it. He replied: “If you see a humble man with a pure heart, that would be greater than all the visions; because through that vision, you would see the invisible God. Do not ask for a better […]