Smoothe Operator

I genuinely enjoy smoothies. I enjoy the machines that make them and the creativity and fun of the recipes. Mom even ordered me a pineapple corer to help with the process! As much as I enjoy my fruity, vegetable delights, Depression, Anger and the other emotional lies my brain tells me, hinder my smoothie making….

Was I?

"I was…" some times followed by a testimony; always preceding an experience. To be in the state of "was", one must have undergone a change. Was means past tense; not no more; used to be. Was is stronger than we have allowed it to be. For me, my was is "married." I was married. It's…

Irony

Just last night I dug up 7 years of emotions and recounted the story of the marriage that didn't last. One main character in that story was Bishop Richard Allmon who I also mentioned briefly in last night's post… I just got off from a long hard day of work. My dad decided to make…

Maybe Dreams

Disclaimer: It's after midnight but I have to get this off my heart. There are many notable mentions in this post such as songs and sermon titles which can all be found on YouTube. I plan to update with links at some point. Enjoy the story! I met him at 21. I was 22 when…

The battle

I feel like I'mConstantlyFighting between two selves. There's the wise, bold, know it all…Against the rebellious, curious other half. Pick one, Eryka.

Does “Almost” ever count?

I almost bought new shoes for work, but they were out of budget. I almost completed a 45 minute workout. I did 32 minutes. My "crush" almost kissed me. Things almost went too far. (Ugh!!!! This whole purity, abstinence struggle is real!!!) I want it, but I don't. I know I shouldn't, but I can,…

If I were pregnant…

I would play music for my baby..Take pictures daily to document the growth..Eat healthy & give myself the absolute best self care..I would lie for hours with tears streaming down my face just relishing in the beauty of motherhood..I would take a trip; just Baby & me..I would sleep next to Mommy and try to…

Emotions

Emotions are funny. They change so often and so, sporadically. They're fickle. I'm doing my best not to be controlled by them. They're so contradictory. Ugh! I am Eryka

I am Beautiful & Jesus is Real!

I am Eryka and I am Beautiful. As I remind myself that God only creates beautiful, complete things, I can't help but smile. My weekend has been eventful. I wasn't on schedule to teach @ church, but for whatever reason I studied anyway and this morning the other teacher asked me to go in her…

Thinking about Sex

Wait, until you’re married. They say.  Don’t marry too young. They say.  Honor me with your body. God says.  And it all just seems so impossible, but I can only speak for myself.  I recommitted myself to Christ & abstained with my ex before we married young. I was faithful to the ex. Isn’t that honorable? But…

Home cooked Meals

3 things I appreciate the most about Homecooked Meals 1. I get to be apart of the experience. There’s something special about seeing food be transformed. From the smells to the taste tests, the entire process of a meal excites me.  2. Homecooked Meals are catered towards its recipients. Sure at the restaurant you can…