What’s Going On?

I’ve been absent for a while, I know and I apologize. Thanks to all who have reached out to me. 🙂

I have not been inspired to write except for one or two pieces for my crazy friends at O’ Hell Nawl. Being crazy busy at work hasn’t been a help, in fact it is another reasons for my absence.

For the past week, one of my closest and dearest friends has been visiting from out of state. Since she is a remote employee she can work from just about any where as long as there is an internet connection. My evenings have been spent laughing, talking, eating, and drinking with her eliminating my evening blogging time – and that is a good thing. Sometimes it’s best to unplug and step away for a moment.

This quality time spent with her has been good. I’ve had a few epiphanies, a couple of “WOW!” moments, and a couple of moments that made me pause. I’m left with a deeper resolve to pray for not only her but for my own emotional healing. I will not go into details because my purpose is never to hurt her or to put her on blast – I love her too much for that. However, I will say that fathers, you have a PROFOUND effect on your daughters that reverberate through every aspect of their lives. If you’re a good father and husband – kind, loving, nurturing, protective, and involved – you’ll see the fruits of your labor. If you are not, you may not see nor feel it – but the rest of the world will.

Another, close friend (I have only 2) is beginning divorce proceedings and will be moving in with me this weekend. I am not sure how long she will be with me before she gets on her feet. This too has me in prayer. I’ve lived alone and been on my own since I was in my early twenties. Having another person in “my space” will be nothing short of a challenge. I know this is what I am to do for God has placed it on my heart so strongly that it is “a charge to keep I have.” If you have a personal relationship with God, you know what that means. 😉  But I am not so naïve to think I will not be challenged to grow and learn from this experience either. So I pray for strength and I ask that you keep me, and her, in your prayers also.

Once the dust settles I am certain I can get back into the groove and begin posting regularly. I’m looking forward to jumping back into Old School Fridays and giving you my views on everything from A to Z.

Peace, Love, & Blessings!!


7 thoughts on “What’s Going On?

  1. Hey Choc!
    Blessings to you for answering the call that God has placed on you for this season! Transition is always hard, but with friends in need it is often harder to deal with your own stuff and to pray for their stuff too! But surely if God bought you to it, He can bring you through it!
    Prayers for you and your family and friends!

  2. Choc, you have been missed more than yhou know, here and on the Exiles page. Looking forward to hearing from you regularly. And, while helping this friend, remember to take time for you. Find your time during the day, when you renew, reflect, revive. It will help you both. God will show you the way. Peace to you and yours.

  3. Go on Choc! I admire you for following the call of GOD. Setting aside your will for His. You will surely be blessed. Praying you grow from this experience. Nice to see you blogging again.

  4. Missing you Choc! So good of you to help and I know what you’re going thru….It is a definite challange to have another living with you (my mother is with me now) but like you said, it will be a learning experience and you are such a sweet soul that even when challenged, you’ll come thru it with flying colors. I’m praying for you girl so hurry up and get your arse back to blogging!!! LOL!! 😀

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