Idols Everywhere

I came across a quote this morning while doing my devotions.

We easily indemnify ourselves of idolatry because we don’t worship golden status and our cars are not idols, yet we place more confidence in our salary to survive than in God. When your satisfaction lies in something other than your relationship with God, there is an idol lurking somewhere. Idols are much more dangerous than what is visible to the eye, it is an attitude that takes root in your heart. Fight against it because it wants to steal God’s place in your life.


We live in an idol-driven world. We want what we want and we try our hardest to get it, meanwhile ignoring the warning flags that are going up everywhere trying to point us away from the world and point us to God. We allow worldly pleasures and desires to take over the #1 spot in our hearts, where God is supposed to be.

Idols come in all shapes and sizes.

How much time do you spend mindlessly scrolling through the latest Facebook posts, the latest Tik Tok videos, the latest Instagram reel? I, too, am guilty of this.

How much time do you spend watching shows on Netflix or Hulu?

Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with these things, to a degree. It’s how we let it take first place in our heart that makes it bad.

No matter what it is….if I’m focusing more on those things rather than the Lord….it. is. an. idol!

Lately I’ve been distracted from turning to Jesus. I get so caught up in technology that I forget what’s really important. I have made an idol and placed it in front of Jesus. I’ve bumped Jesus to number 2, or 3 or even 4 instead of #1 in my life.

Who, or what, is #1 in your life?

Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

Colossians 3:5b

Watch Out, World!

The semester is over! Drum roll, please…..

I received an A in Creative Writing and a B in English Lit! I thoroughly enjoyed these two classes. I learned quite a bit!

Now I am going to take what I’ve learned and apply it with the hopes of writing my first book.

I had Chinese the other day and here was my fortune: “The world will soon be ready to receive your talents.” I found it so fitting, LOL. I sent it to my sister who text me back one word: “BOOK”

It is time I stop hiding behind my insecurity and negative thoughts and finally go after a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl.

I also think I know where my strength lies…and it’s with poetry. So that is what I’m going to start working on…a book of poetry.

How have you all been? It’s been awhile! What are you all working on? What dreams are you chasing?

Almost Done

Hey y’all.

I just turned in an assignment for my creative writing class that has held pretty much all my attention for the past few weeks. We had to write a one-act play! Now let me tell you, lol, I didn’t think I could do it at first. I’ve never even attempted this genre before. But as much as it took me out of my comfort zone, I learned a lot through writing this. And while I don’t see scriptwriting as something I’ll pursue, it was still fun (well, for the most part. I had to get over my tendency to overthink things. It took me quite some time to come up with a story.)

However, I turned it in this past Monday and am just awaiting my grade. 🙂

I can’t believe classes are almost over! I’m looking into taking more classes in the fall. I have really enjoyed learning new things.

In other news, I had my bunion surgery on March 11 and I am healing quite nicely! I got a lot done in my classes while I’ve been out of work!

I am hoping that after my 3rd post-op appointment on the 19th I will be cleared to drive and go back to work. Not driving has driven (haha, see what I did there?) me absolutely bonkers!

Anyway, I hope things are well with all of you! As my classes are drawing to a close I’m hoping to get on here more often.


March Madness 2022

As most of you know, I’m a HUGE college basketball fan. I am a HUGE Tar Heel fan! It’s March…which means, bring on the madness!!

My bracket was busted the first game out. LOL so there’s that. But today we played #1 seed Baylor with a trip to Philadelphia for the Sweet 16! WE WON! We will be playing UCLA next Friday!

I LOVE this sport!


On another note, I’m doing well in my classes! 98 in Creative Writing and 88 in English Lit! In creative writing we have to write a one-act play which I’m struggling with but I know I can get it done. Just takes a little more focus and discipline. 🙂

How have you all been? I know it’s been a while since I last posted!

Changes Are A’Coming

I have so much to be thankful for, so many blessings, and yet…I take advantage of it. I don’t give it much thought. I don’t seem to appreciate what I have.

It’s time for a change.

So most of you all know I’m taking two classes at my local community college. And while I’ve enjoyed every minute (okay maybe not every minute, LOL) I have allowed these assignments to take over and I have, in turn, let God slip down the list on my priorities.

I hate this. I hate that I keep doing this! I’m going through the motions again. I go to church, I plaster that smile, I tell everyone I’m doing fine. When in all actuality, I’m not.

I’ve got so much going on right now. I’m getting ready to have surgery on my right foot on March 11th. Personally, I’m struggling. Financially things are extremely tight and I’ll be out of work for at least 6 weeks.

I’ve got to find my way back to the Lord. I can’t do this on my own.

I just wanted to update y’all and let you know that I haven’t forgotten my blog. 🙂

Oh! I currently have an A in creative writing and a B in English Lit. 🙂 Taking online courses isn’t as daunting as I thought!


Hey guys, what’s up? I wanted to let you all know that I received a 95 on my creative nonfiction piece! I currently have a 98 in my Creative Writing class and a 94 in my English Lit class!

I can’t believe it’s already been 5 weeks since classes started. I am really enjoying these classes. I’m learning so many new things! My creative muse has been awakened! LOL.

How have you all been?

My Classes So Far

I am enjoying these two classes so far! I turned in my first ever creative NONfiction piece yesterday! I’m doing well so far! I mean, we’re already 3 weeks in. It’s flying by! In my English Lit class, we are studying poetry. It’s…a little daunting but I know I can do it!

I just wanted to update you all! I may not do a lot of posting for a few weeks what with the course work becoming more intense but I will get on here from time to time just to say hey and to update you all. 🙂

I hope you all are doing well!

Tell me how your week is going!

Consistently Inconsistent

The title says it all!

I am so very much consistent…at being inconsistent. It’s who I am but I’m going to try very hard to stop.

(I am also predictably unpredictable. So there’s that…)

I say that to say this: I’m a couple weeks into my two classes and so that’s going to be taking up a huge chunk of my time.

I’ve always been consistently inconsistent. That’s just the way it’s always been. But I know I need to work on my consistency when posting on here.

I am going to try to post on here at least 1-2 days a week. We’ll see!

In my creative writing class we have to draft two pieces writing in the creative nonfiction genre. This has been hard because I’ve never written this genre before…(wait, do blog posts count as creative nonfiction? Hmm…I suppose they could!)

Anyway, the two topics I chose to write about are my battle with my inner demons (mental illness: ADHD, bipolar, etc) The second piece is definitely more lighthearted. I chose to document the time I was an extra on my favorite TV show, One Tree Hill.

These pieces are due on the 26th so I have plenty of time to go back and make last-minute revisions.

In other news…we’re expecting snow this weekend! If you know me, you know how excited I am! It snows (significantly) once every few years. I think our last big storm was in 2018. So I’m ready for the snow, bring it on!

My dad lives in TN and they had 3 storms with significant accumulation. I kept telling him he was being selfish by having all that snow and not sending some my way. And then the weather team forecast we were going to get a good snowfall. HAHA!

I am going to leave you all with this Scripture. As I pursue this writing career I feel very strongly that the Lord gave me a talent for writing and that I’m to use my writing to bring others to know Christ as their Savior.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for cus?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

How are you using your talent?

Finding That Inspiration

As I embark on this new writing journey I have come across some quotes that I really want to share with you all!

Instead of waiting for inspiration to start writing, start writing to find inspiration

Robert Lee Brewer

I struggle with finding inspiration. This quote really opened my eyes. Just start writing…the inspiration will come.

To be a writer means to take risks, putting yourself and your ideas out on a limb, making yourself vulnerable to criticism, maybe even ridicule

Fred White

Writing for anyone other than yourself can really make you vulnerable. I have this fear sometimes that my writing isn’t good enough, isn’t worth being read. But to GROW as a writer, I must be willing to take that risk!

I want to make other readers feel how I feel when I read certain books but how do I do that if I haven’t made time for reading in my daily life the same way I’m trying to with writing?

Michael Woodson
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