Set Apart

When a friend invites others in our presence and suddenly we are invisible…

An employer chooses another candidate for the career opportunity we had applied for…

A relative or friend forgets to reply back to the text message we recently sent…

Yes! I have felt uninvited, rejected and lonely when  I was set aside.

The hurt runs deep and our emotions may blindfold us instantly.

When our hearts are filled with unforgiveness, the mind is unable to reframe circumstances.

Life may be unbearable all of a sudden!

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭NIV


What if God has set us apart for better career opportunities and nurturing relationships in life?

God is love.

God’s desire is for us to embrace an extraordinary life.

A journey filled with joy, contentment and loving relationships.

While people or circumstances set us aside, God sets us apart for an abundant life!


Perhaps, we are meant to spend a quiet evening with our loved ones so our relationships are strengthened over time.

Perhaps, we are meant to accept an alternative career opportunity instead of the one we had originally applied for.

Perhaps, we are meant to nurture friendships who are readily available, have common interests and who are mindful of our needs.

Perhaps,  we are meant to serve our Lord and be part of His extraordinary blueprint for a lifetime.

Yes! Lord.

‘Set me apart’ so I may live an unforgettable, abundant lifestyle for years to come.

You are Forgiven

Please join us in the upcoming, on-line bible study sponsored by

Love God Greatly Ministries,

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If you are having trouble finding the group, email me at

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I will be the facilitator. And, we are all going to inspire and encourage each other.

God enjoys community and fellowship when we study His word.


You are Forgiven

Cuban Sandwich in Downtown Memphis!

Walking outdoors reduces the impact of stress and promotes ‘well-being’ in a fast-paced lifestyle.

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭8:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

‘How  can we treasure a moment, a memory, an experience when managing hectic schedules?’

‘Multi-tasking’ is one of my strengths. Multiple projects are achieved by the end of the day at the expense of satisfactory health. Busyness hijacks our joy!

It’s a challenge for me not to multi-task. I  can check emails, answer phone calls, contribute to a meeting and/or review the ‘to do’ list all at the same time.

At the end of the day, I’m emotionally, intellectually and physically depleted.

‘How can we slow down?’

Awareness is the first step before intentional changes can materialize over time.


Once the committee meeting was over, I strolled down the brick-paved boulevard towards Cafe Keough for a tasty, Cuban sandwich.

The waitress patiently waited for the phone call to end and inquired once again,

‘Have  you considered the lunch specials?!’

I was thrilled to spot a ‘cuban sandwich’ with a side order of french onion soup on the menu!


 It’s a gift from God to delight ourselves in every activity of our day.

Our Lord doesn’t want us to rush thru an activity or ignore our surroundings much less dodge opportunities.

Let us embrace one moment at a time so we may be blessed by the ‘present’ and be refreshed by God’s grace.

Walking outdoors, embracing silence and savoring every bite of a Cuban sandwich are much healthier practices for a joyful break.

Joy in Music


“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭100:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬


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