But everything is the totality of variables, created by your environment, and filtered through your perception. Your happiness is based on what you consider happiness is. Never allow someone else to redefine your idea of happiness.
Happiness mean a state of being happy─ feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
Based on the definition, I can’t determine your level of happiness by my perception. Only “you” can decide what you perceive happiness is. In the area of relationships, the epitome of that union rest in finding a significant other to enjoy life with. Sometimes people settle for “superficial happiness” and forget their standards because of loneliness. When you give into the emotions of loneliness, it will make you search out for fabricated love in all the wrong places. It’s only fabricated because you make yourself feel a certain way when the evidence screams in your face─SHE IS NOT THE ONE! HE IS NOT THE ONE! RUNAWAY! GOD HAS SOMETHING BETTER FOR YOU!
How do you know when that special person is the “one” for you? Have you ever been with someone and couldn’t figure out why you’re with that person?
An ill-advised relationship with a married man in the church sent Ebony down a path of regret, which led to an unplanned pregnancy. When the pressure of being the pastor’s daughter and carrying a married man’s child weighs upon her, emotions flare. Shortly afterwards, she threatens to publicize the entire affair, deciding to bear the consequences of the matter.
After an untimely event, and unprecedented conviction, Ebony is forced to confess as she battles with thoughts of betrayal to God, the church, and herself.
Was this a novel or biography? The events that took place in this story happen so often in church that it is sad. As Ebony Rose told her story I wanted to feel sympathy for her, but I will admit most of the time I was angry with her. And then she would say some of the most profound things through her personal confessions that let you know none of us are exempt from falling prey to sin. Through those confessions I got to see a broken person who was in need of the love of our sweet Savior. They way Ebony opened up her heart to let people who are involved in sin know that they need to flee from it, was beautiful. She didn’t hold back or try to sugarcoat her experience. What she went through millions of people are going through now and Ebony let’s them know they are not alone and that they must repent and surrender to God to be made whole. The Pastor’s Daughter lets you know you can’t be holy if you are not whole.
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Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers’ Favorite
T.K. Ware’s Run the Race: 50 Days of Inspiration conveys the truth of the Bible coupled with motivational and imaginative insights. Each day starts with an enticing title that tempts your curiosity, such as “Aspire and Inspire,” “Live and Thrive,” and “Are you Motivated or Stagnated?” Right out of the starting block, you are challenged by what motivates you, encouraged to always be yourself, and to discover your potential. Along the way there are famous quotations and ample passages of scripture to encourage you in your daily walk or sprint to your next destination, or the marathon of life. No matter what kind of race you are in, the mind can create weighty burdensome obstacles. Run the Race is the quintessence of Hebrews 12:1, reminding us to throw aside all unnecessary weight, anything that entangles us, allowing us to run our race with endurance.
Run the Race: 50 Days of Inspiration is both scriptural and subjective. T.K. Ware’s passion to pen a message of motivating force is realized. The writing style is creative, eloquent and poetic at times. The ongoing theme of faith without actions is dead is woven throughout the text. Ware focuses a great deal on mindsets and harmful thoughts. He repeatedly reminds the reader to let go of encumbrances and wrong thinking and to concentrate on destiny, goals and purpose. Ware pens several nuggets of truth, and shares many insightful idioms as well: “Just because you cannot discern an exit, doesn’t mean one isn’t provided.” However, my favorite quote is “Life is beautiful if you can enjoy its diverse moments of felicity.” T.K. Ware inspires you to run your race well and at your own pace.
MAN UP is a collection of motivational truths by people of various backgrounds, educations, and economic status.
Time is of the essence. It’s important for us to capitalize on the time we’ve been permitted to walk in. We were fashioned by the hands of an Almighty God with purpose. He didn’t create us to live in a stagnated place of remorse, but to thrive as citizens of His kingdom.