Proverbs is by far my favourite book of the Bible! I only came to that conclusion earlier this year. In March 2017, I decided to read the entire book on the advice of my Small Group sister, Alicia. Reading it was phenomenal. There are many gems of wisdom, practical advice and knowledge that you gain after reading this book.
The holiday season is upon us. This is the case for those of us who live in or close to the Western world. Living in America was a culture shock for me circa 2010. Now that I have been here for 7 years, I have adjusted to the differences in culture. One thing that was not a shock to my system was the idea of Thanksgiving and gratitude.
I have lived through and seen plenty of hurricanes in my 28 years on this planet. The destruction that these storm systems can leave behind is remarkable. Being in the United States for the past 7 years during the height of the Atlantic hurricane season. It has been easy for me to ignore the paths of named storms. Unless they were on their way to Bermuda of course.
Earlier this week Irma became the most catastrophic named storm to date. She wrecked havoc on lands of my Caribbean brothers and sisters. To those of Barbuda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands – you are in my prayers.
With limited connectivity and power for a mere 12 hours, I attempted to get updates on Irma via social media. Let’s say the enemy knows when and where to attack your spirit. It was a mere 5 minutes before I was reading complaints from Georgians about being without power.
Like most things in my life, I am learning every day how to be better than I was the day before. Relationships, for me, are a challenge to master.
Sure. I know how to treat people. But, do I always treat them that way? Nope. Not at all.
A friend of mines, Shannen, ask me about how we interact in relationships when we are emotional. We being women but this blog post is relevant to men as well.
I will share my insight on how emotions can harm your romantic relationships. But, I urge you to think about how they can affect other types of relationships. Such as your familial and friendships.
For me, it is easiest to talk about intimate relationships. It seems to resonate with readers. I guess because we are all struggle in some way or another to master relationships.
Before I continue, I would like to thank Shannen for this suggestion. I hope as you read these words you become aware of who you are in your relationships.