All posts tagged: New York

Life: The Birthday Recap – 25 & Counting

The month of May officially ended last week, it also means that my birthday celebrations have also officially ended. I turned the amazing age of 25, and to have that much life sitting under my belt, is somewhat hefty! I have to admit though, I don’t remember the last time I was so excited about a birthday like this one, I had no particular reason to be so excited but I was and I’m still excited at the fact that I am 25! Looking back on it, everything I had planned, to celebrate my birthday, actually happened! Proverbs 16 verse 3: “Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.” I can only be grateful to God for allowing me the chance to celebrate my birthday and to do so in New York. Considering that so many of my close relatives and friends share the same birthday month with me, made it that much more exciting by the time my birthday came around. Every week in May I had something planned; at the start …

Faith: The Accent

“First pride, then the crash – the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.” – Proverbs 16 vs. 18 (The Message Version). Since being in America, one of my many “struggles” has been dealing with and confronting pride. It’s the accent! It’s gonna get me in troooooouuuuuubbbbblllllllleeeee! LOL! Never in my life have I had so much attention shown, with such little effort, all I need to say is “Hello” and that’s it! As much as I laugh and genuinely find some occasions really funny, I have found myself gradually enjoying the curiosity shown. My head has gotten a little heavy for my shoulders, giving way to my tongue making utterances God asked that I refrain from. PRIDE! A terrible thing and I am so grateful to God for showing me my true self and causing me to beg for a quick change, because quite frankly, I don’t want to “crash”. Pride has had me ignore God and enjoy the applause for myself, creating for myself an expectation that “I should be heard” – pride …