Touch: The Love Language Series (Part 2)


Service and Compassion

2 Corinthians 5:20a – “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”

John 13:15 – “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

It’s been a while sense I posted the first blog in this series on “Quality Time,” but I wanted to revisit this exploration of how Gary Chapman’s five love languages can apply on a broader scale to our daily walk. Today, we are exploring the love language of Touch.

Safe in God's Hands

When Jesus walked the Earth, He had a servant mentality, showing love and compassion to the masses—to the sick, the discouraged, the outcasts of society. Before His ascension, He exhorted us to follow the example that He set for us, doing for others as He has done for us. Now that Jesus sits at the Right hand of God, He looks to us to show His heart and His love to His people by being His metaphorical hands and feet, touching hearts and lives as our divinely-led spirits take us into places where He is needed most.

Romans 12:13 – “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” (NLT)

In Romans 12:13, Paul asserts that we should exist in a posture of compassion, where we are always willing and ready to serve…to reach out a hand in love and hospitality…when we see God’s people in need. It’s in these moments that people really have an opportunity to see the love of God in action…through you and your decision to act…and it may be that one simple act of kindness that truly touches a heart and turns it to Christ.

Thoughts, reactions, or testimonies? Leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you!

Shine Your Light!

No Body but Yours

Mother Teresa - Writing God


Your First Love


Exposed: Everything is Illuminated



I have to say that I’m a little excited. For the first time in a long time, I am in a happy, healthy, stable relationship with a man that I love and who shows me every day that I am loved in return. It’s pretty amazing…love; and as I sit here this morning pondering the notion, I can’t help but think about my First Love…the One who taught me what it is to truly love and be loved, unconditionally, in return. I even brought out one of my favorite love letters that He wrote to me. In it, He tells me…

“I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with loving kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3)

Sigh…Isn’t He dreamy? 🙂 ❤


In all seriousness, I must admit that every single time that I read this verse it touches my heart and…

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1 Corinthians 2:9 – “That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

You know, it’s funny—I had intended to simply post this scriptural image here today with a brief comment, but as I wrote the title, the Spirit moved me to share my testimony about some of the many instances in which God has just BLOWN MY MIND! It typically happens in one of four ways:

  • Sometimes, I’m simply blown away when I read the Word and am amazed by the ways that God accomplished miraculous things through everyday people like me.
  • Other times, I’m amazed by the truth of the notion that the Bible is a Living Word, and how my perceptions and understanding of its wisdom evolves as my life changes and my relationship with God evolves and deepens.
  • Which leads me to the third way that God occasionally gives me cranial eruptions 🤯 (lol)—when I pray to or petition Him, and within moments, through the Word or a conversation or a message or a situation, God…the Maker of the Heavens and Earth…actually RESPONDS. HE ACTUALLY ANSWERS ME…so specifically and accurately that it’s undeniable! I know that’s what He does and all; but really, who am I that the God of the universe deigns to hear my prayer and RESPOND?? Mind. Blown.
  • The last way (that I’ll discuss today) that God amazes me is when He does just as our scripture today state’s and moves in a way that is beyond what my mind had even conceived. Every now and again, God will do a work in my life in a truly magnificent way that just blows me out of the water with the love and power and understanding of me and attention to my needs that His move implies. There are so many examples, but the one floating around in my head right now on a bed of clouds and rainbows is my fiancé lol. I’d been praying for him for SO LONG—I made lists and got specific and thought I knew what and who I wanted, but I now realize that I never really even grasped  the true blessing of finding someone so divinely designed for me. Every now and again, I just look at him and am awed by God. God is so AWESOME!

Has God ever moved in your life in a way that has simply blown YOUR mind? If so, share your testimony below!



Patiently Waiting…



Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

So, I’m getting married in a little over two months, and I was sitting here this morning reflecting on the journey that brought me to this moment, where I am seeing the fulfillment of years of prayer and petition (I can’t take full credit—my mom was putting in some fervent prayers for her single daughter for over a decade lol). While I’m still in my prime, I am not exactly what you would call a spring chicken (🙂). As many women will tell you, when you get to be *grumble grumble* years old, and you are still without even the prospect of marriage, it can be a bit discouraging (if that is one of your heart’s desires); and you might find yourself giving God the side-eye wondering, “WHAT IS TAKING HIM SO LONG!?”

Patience4Eventually, though, I realized that my experience with this prolonged season of waiting had a purpose. Most importantly, I learned about the true power of patience and faith, and the unerring nature of God’s timing. There were so many times over the years that I felt sadness, disappointment, and anger with God that He gave me a heart so full of love, but provided no one with whom I could share it. I prayed and I cried and I pouted; but then eventually, I got up, dusted myself off, and got about the business of simply focusing on finding fulfillment in myself, in my existence, and in the people and purpose that God HAD placed in my life. It was only then, when I had taken my focus off of this one aspect of my life that was not as I wanted it, and began to walk confidently on my path and in my purpose; that God eventually brought my divinely assigned mate into my life.

The irony is that I would not have been ready for him…nor he me…until the very moment that he found me. In fact, I’m pretty sure that we wouldn’t have even given each other the time of day even a year before we actually met. God’s perfect timing strikes again!

waiting-clockIf you are in a season of waiting—and I know many of us are—for a mate, for that perfect job, for financial freedom, or even just for clarity and direction, don’t give up! Continue to move forward in faith, because God hears your prayers. He has received your petitions, and the time of waiting that you’re experiencing may simply be His way of preparing you for the amazing blessing that He has in store for you on the other side of this season.



Isaiah 40:31 – “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11a – “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – “To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”




Song: While I’m Waiting by John Waller

Song: Wait on the Lord by Donnie McClurkin

Song: Moving Forward by Israel Houghton