Comparison Kills: Me vs. Her

Disclaimer: I’m going to be very transparent with you.  I’ll be honest, I am almost nauseous typing this because I am letting my guard down and allowing you into a hidden space.  Please be gentle with my heart. | Comparison Kills: Me vs. Her | I looked at the notification on the lock screen of…

Heart Check: The Incident. The Ignoring. The Interjection.

I can vividly remember hearing his voice as if he just said it.  It was the Sunday before Memorial Day, and I stood at the altar with tears streaming down my face.  It had been a hell of a week leading to this moment, I was emotionally and mentally exhausted, and my pastor had just…

Broken Pieces

“You’re a survivor! Look at the hand life dealt you, and look at what you’re doing with it. You’re still in the game, girl! Things may be hard, but you’re making it on broken pieces.” I boldly declared that to my mirror’s reflection as mascara-stained tears streamed down my cheeks and rolled down to my…

Sustain.

I wasn’t going to share today. As a matter of fact, this is now my fourth time starting from scratch. Each week, I share with you all from a vulnerable place…I share my real life. Truthfully speaking, I didn’t want to be vulnerable this week so I wasn’t going to post at all. “Sharing my…

What’s the Point?

Disclaimer:  I’ll go ahead and admit off top that this blog may not be well constructed.  Inspired by a scripture that I couldn’t shake and a series of “Aha” moments, I am just going to type my jumbled thoughts on the page and pray that they make sense to you like they do to me. …

Sometimes it Takes Time

Today’s post is directly inspired by my current condition.  I have caught a “something.”  I have been calling it a cold but honestly, it feels a little bit like the flu.  I. Am. Miserable.  To know me is to know a few things… I have a high tolerance for pain and illness… I’m pretty resilient….

Heart Check: Seeing, Cleansing, Progressing

Preface: I’m being very vulnerable… Please be gentle with my heart. Today we are going to talk about forgiveness.  Let me begin by saying, “Blah! Ugh! Shoot! @$#@%$#$%#%!”  Now that I’ve had a tantrum, let’s proceed. I have been avoiding this topic like The Black Plague!  Interestingly enough, I just encouraged you to forgive, let…

Just Let It Go…

  This post is allowing you into a very intimate space.  There is always a level of vulnerability when sharing with you all but with this particular post, I feel especially sensitive.  I am intentionally removing a layer and peeling off the mask.  Please forgive me if it is a bit more lengthy than intended. …

Betrayal: The Chris Edition

When I first launched “According to Chris” I set out to create an environment where I could share transparently, talk about things that no one wants to talk about, and communicate without judgement; hence the tagline “Real Talk. No Limits. No Judgement.”  This particular blog post comes from a place of honesty and transparency.  Remember, “Real…