Posts tagged love
The Reid's Take Italy!

Ever since we first started dating my husband Ken and I always said that we wanted our relationship to be filled with adventure, including but not limited to travel, new activities, meeting new people, trying new foods, etc. We even made a hashtag for our relationship on our first date: #TheAdventuresOfKenAndNelli. We have definitely lived up to that hashtag because the 2 weeks of my life has refinitely been an adventure.  My husband and I finally took our first trip together since we got married. We love to travel but haven't had the opportunity to since last summer (before our wedding) so this was much needed…

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On this Day... 3/29/2016

One of my favorite things on facebook is the 'On This Day' feature. I love logging in and seeing what I was doing, thinking, or snapping 📸 on this very day last year, 2 years ago, and maybe even 6 or 7 years ago. When I looked at this feature today I was excited because I realized that today is a really special day. On this day, 2 years ago, I boarded a flight to Dallas meet my Husband, Ken, for the first time. I haven't really talked much about how we met or our journey to marriage so I want to take today to start sharing our love story...

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Dear God, Thank YOU!

First I want to start this letter by simply saying thank you. And not thank you for the things I normally thank you for, like food, shelter, safety and my family. While I am very grateful for those things today I want to specifically thank you for a promise you gave me 3 years ago, a door you opened almost 2 years ago, a question you prompted 5 months ago, and a covenant you fulfilled 31 days ago. Thank you for my Husband...

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Filling Voids

I recently had a conversation with a friend that hit really close to home. The conversation was about their cycle of failed relationships. My friend couldn't seem to understand why every relationship they encounter ends disastrously. We have had frequent conversations about dating before, during and after each one of these relationships. But this particular conversation was different because my friend said something that I did not expect...

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Why I Shared My Testimony

If you watched My Testimony video last month you heard the story of my life (at least a big chunk of it) and my struggles. I always knew that, even in the midst of my storm,  God was preparing me to help other people get through what I was going through. I was just unsure of how God...

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ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMIN'S baby

One area of my life that I have always struggled giving to God, is my finances. I, like most people, was perfectly fine with praying, reading my bible, going to church and even helping people. But I wanted God to let me decide how I would handle my finances. See I grew up...

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God Did Not Create Us to Fit In

This past weekend I attended homecoming at Howard University for the first time since graduation (c/o 2010). It was like a walk down memory lane.  Overall it was a good trip, but it brought back some not so great memories. While I was walking around at events with my two good friends, I noticed how many people they knew and that were happy to see them. On the other hand, I didn't know very many people at all, even though we all went to the same school at the same time. I did run into a few people I knew very well at one point, but the friendship ended on bad terms years ago. That was pretty awkward. I really only made a two lasting connections in college.

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