Hey Family! Sometimes we have to be reminded of the reason that we should do things. Flashback with me to 3 years ago when I shared the reason to prove yourself right. I never thought about the after story for the little boy who cried wolf until recently. You remember the old childhood story … More #FlashbackFriday Prove Yourself Right.
Hey family. Does anyone want to be honest about change being a challenge? How is it that most people have a hard time adjusting to change when it is what we as humans do all day every day. Our bodies and minds are changing every single day. We get older, wiser, wider, thinner and so … More Grieving Change and Moving Forward
Hey and welcome back. This new journey! Whew! If you live anywhere on planet earth, hopefully, you are are aware of what’s going on in the world. While this seems to be normal to some, for some reason, these events hit me differently. I seemed to have a new awareness or connection to them … More Unshackled, Unburdened, Uncensored
Hey family! My pastor preached a sermon recently about the day of Pentecost in which the people began to speak in many different languages that they had never spoken before. He lifted from the text that it was one of the ways in which understanding and compassion could happen. People who normally would not … More Tough Conversations
A few years ago I heard the most profound thought from a speaker. In short she said that God was not a racist. That hit me straight in the gut. Now when she shared this bit of information she was not trying to be harsh or mean but helping those that were present to look … More Black History: Accepting My Place in World
Over the past few years I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I am the child of a parent with schizophrenia. That single fact has caused me to live in a sheltered shadow of a life that I personally put myself in. The shame of having a parent who was not … More I Know Who I Am
This past week or so I have been hearing and reading various comments on social media outlets that have been unkind without merit in most cases. I have seen a mega church’s child be attacked for the way that she shared her heart with others, a fitness mom was attacked for the way she delivered … More Deal With It
Today our church had some guests from an organization called Defy Ventures. They are an awesome organization that helps convicted felons get back on their feet through discipleship and business mentorship. They teach them how to use their skills for a greater good despite their past. Hearing their stories today reminded me of my mission … More Victory is Possible!
I have been a chronic “stuffer” for most of my life. My definition of being a stuffer is a person who ignores their feelings, concerns, and challenges and stuffs food, work, and other activities in its place than deal with it. I came face to face with my stuffing after my car accident in January … More Honor Your Feelings Instead of Stuffing Them
It always amazes me that people who really know you can see things in you that you never really saw or intentionally overlooked. I sat down with a close friend today to discuss my next steps for life from a professional perspective. Although she was acting in her professional hat it still was her personal … More See Right Through Me