Archive | October, 2015

We All Are in Need of God’s Grace

30 Oct

I recently saw a show where the widow of a Pastor who had committed suicide as a result of the Ashley Madison hack and leak was interviewed. As this widow shared her story of losing her husband and life partner, my heart literally ached for her. Her story made me think of Josh Duggar, another Ashley Madison client, and his wife and what they both must be going through. The shame, guilt and conviction of knowing that the man – at the head of their house – who was so vocal and unforgiving of those who do not follow their strict conservative Christian belief system has major character and moral flaws of his own.

WeddingRings_interlockingWhat comes to mind is Ephesians 2:4-5, “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” God’s unconditional love for us is so great that while we were dead in sin, it was God’s grace that saved us. He looked beyond our shortcomings and our sin and had mercy on us! We all are in need of God’s grace. No matter how perfect we try to live, even on our best day – we still fall short. The very sinful nature and heart of man should compel us to be empathetic towards our fellow man. Oftentimes, this unfortunately is not the case. I often witness, those of us who are mature in Christ feel it’s our duty to act as judge and jury to those who are struggling with a particular issue or sin. True, we must hold our brothers and sisters in Christ accountable for their actions, but must do so in love. And remember that Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18)

Rebuke in love …. we all are in need of God’s Grace! Hacker

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Saved, Single & Satisfied Pt 2 

16 Oct

twitter_conan_aI recently launched my show Real Talk w/ Terry. In this episode I had the pleasure of sitting down with two dynamic women of God who are both in ministry leadership. 

This episode is part two of our discussion. Enjoy! 

I’m Divorcing Scandal and a Few Other Shows

9 Oct

Is it just me? This season, I’m not feeling the flow of Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder (HTGAWM) or even my beloved Empire! I vividly remember binge watching the first season of Scandal to get caught up before I started watching Season 2. I recall being glued to the set when HTGAWM and Empire was on last season, however, this season I have yet to make it through a full episode of any of these shows! I record them all and have not felt compelled to go back and watch and re-watch as I did several times last season with any of these shows. I fell asleep twice trying to make it through the second episode of this season’s Scandal; almost unbelievable, I know. Continue reading

Saved – Single – Satisfied

1 Oct

I’m pleased to announce that I recently launched the YouTube channel, Relationships-411 that will compliment this blog. I am humbled and honored at how this journey continues to unfold. Every step of the way God has opened doors and paved the way.

I pray you enjoy this episode of Real Talk w/ Terry where I sit down with Elder Paulette Harper, founder of My Sister’s Keeper Ministries and Pastor Sheyna Heard, Senior Pastor of Rohi Christian Church who discuss being single women in leadership in ministry.

Enjoy!

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