The young lady swallowed hard and looked at the mass of tangled hair now on her comb. She run the comb again through her hair which pulled out an even bigger mass of weak broken hair. She purposed not to cry. She had just removed her box braids. When she had them done three weeks before, they were beautiful and elicited a lot of compliments. But now, after taking them out with all the care she knew, the results were weak broken hair. She had braided her hair before, so she did not understand why it was now breaking. But then, everything in her life seemed to be breaking. Her heart. Her life. Her relationships. And now her hair.
Monthly Archives: August 2015
As a single person, I have noticed how tempting it is to become selfish and not invest in anyone else except me, myself and I. With no spouse and children to require our attention and service, we may not notice when we are becoming self-centered. It’s easy to spend all my time, money and resources on myself. There is nothing wrong with that because the Bible says to love others as we love ourselves; however, our lives were meant to be an overflow of God’s goodness to others.
1 John 2:27b “For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches you is true – it is not a lie.”
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
We have all been frustrated when we wanted to do something but could not do it, because we did not have the skills or knowledge. I remember many years ago when my sister was teaching me how to drive a manual car. I was frustrated because I could not simultaneously release the clutch and press on the gas peddle. I kept accelerating too fast or too slowly, and the car kept stalling or jerking forward. My sister sighed heavily each time the process repeated itself. I was frustrated because I really wanted to learn how to drive!