Love, romance, can be so simple. Just…
“love me in a way that doesn’t manipulate or play games…and if you will love me this way, then, for you, I will do the same.”
That’s an excerpt from the love section of my first book, the “Spoken Word Soundtrack for Survival” (Volume 1 in the Hot Prayers Flow Like Fire Series). Watch the latest Hot Prayers video, Love Me This Way, to see the live version from the Launch Party.
It’s Valentine’s Day and I feel no love-sick sadness.
Woke up this morning and forgot the day until I heard the words, Happy Valentines Day. Well, I am happy. Happy to be stronger with my workouts, and healthier with my eating, and bolder with my dreams. It’s weird because I’ve had a handful of challenging days (months). Wait, no, I’ve had a handful of challenging years. And every time joy finds me in the middle of a mess, I know that love is the thing. It just comes in different packages. And the gift is knowing what kind of love you need today.
I need God’s love daily. I should say nightly, because lately…
that is the love the meets me. In a puddle of tears in the middle of dark nights I wake up to echoes and reminders that she’s gone. She’s gone. She’s gone. She’s gone. And no matter how I beg mom to return she is not coming back. She’s gone.
But thank God there are these quiet whispers saying things to me. Reminding me that no matter what happens
you will be ok…you are not alone…I am here…rest…go ahead and cry”
that’s the love I need tonight. But when it is time for romantic love, then I want a man who will
love me in away that doesn’t manipulate or play games. I mean board games, yes. But heart games, no…and if you will love me this way, then, for you, I will do the same.”
a Hot Prayer about love
I believe in working hard and praying hot. So,
God, heal all broken hearts. Give us constant reminders of your love. Protect us in our weaknesses. And help us grow beyond this pain. And through your love — may we be strong enough to prepare for new and better days.”
Have a beautiful day.