Hot & Cold: The Cat & Mouse Game

Rather you are in a relationship with a man or contemplating starting one, it is quite annoying when the man you are dating is either “Hot” or “Cold” with regard to your relationship. What I mean in this instance is when a man extends genuine interest in you one day and the next, he isn’t…

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Happy Thanksgiving: What are you thankful for?

When I think about what I am most grateful for, I have to say God. God has blessed me with a family that genuinely loves and supports me. He has blessed me with a job, roof over my head, clothes on my back and a means of ensuring that my daughter is supplied with all…

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Single during the holidays

There is nothing lonelier than walking through the mall, sitting at a cafe or coffee shop during the holidays. This is the season when lovers seem to come in to clear view. You see couples walking together, laughing and chatting about this and that and then there you are… sitting alone at your bistro table watching…

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Your Heart: Is trust given or earned?

Generally speaking, I believe that when you first meet someone, a certain amount of trust is given naturally; however the amount might depend on the person that is extending the trust. Personally, I am a very cautious person, reason being because of life experiences obviously. However, I do trust what a person says for face-value…

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1,000 Hits: Thank you

October 1, 2013 I started my blog with the intention of creating an open diary of my thoughts to share with others … here I am less than 2 months later and I am at 1,110 hits. While everyone might not get something out of my BLOG and all that I share, some of you have…

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My first broken heart: Hand-Delivered by my father

As a black girl, I stomached many changes as so many different times in my life. Like most children, I experienced growing pains. I was an extremely tall, thick-framed, and socially awkward young girl. Dark complexion, long and thick hair, full lips, thick thighs, an endowment of breasts and carried all of this on the…

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The first time: He saw my beauty

Yesterday, I laid in the green grass. Looked up to the sky and reminenced on the day that you looked at me… really looked at me. Your eyes moved from the top of my head, slowly down my shoulders, toward the arch in my back, over my small mountains, over my peaks and valleys, towards…

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Praising my problems away

Often I forget that praise can push problems away. Thinking about how I’m exhausted, tired, overworked, underappreciated, down in the heart and confused. Sitting back and thinking about where I would like to be in life, like most people do. And I wonder if and when I will get there. I know everything works in…

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Beautiful Black Woman: Where is your virtue?

As a beautiful black woman, I am confident that my inner beauty, intelligence, mind, opinions, drive, positivity, radiance, heart, skills, knowledge and personality are all characteristics that have molded me to the gem that I am today. My outer appearance has nothing to do with what God has implanted in me. Sometimes we as black…

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Life: A beautiful sight on canvas

Have you ever sat back and thought, reminenced about some beautiful moments that you experienced thoughout your life? And then silently smiled at the simplicity of the circumstance that got you to the moment? Life has thrown me my fair share of hard balls, but with them came soft ones. Life is a canvas and…

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Trusting again: Is it as hard as it seems?

After you trust someone completely and totally, it is near devastating when they disappoint you by misusing that same trust. I often wonder if it is as hard as it seems to move past brokenness when you have been hurt by someone. The memories of the hurt that you felt in a previous situation replays…

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Physical Abuse: The Miracle in Growing from it

Being an ex-victim of domestic violence, I will be first to say that like alcoholism and alcoholics, you never quite recover from the experience. Wounds heal, but emotional remnants remain. It is interesting the effects that physical and mental abuse has on a person. Masses of people experience abuse in their affairs or know someone…

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Kindred, Angelic Spirit by Sonya McKinzie

From the moment we became friends, I knew you were Kindred, I knew you were Angelic, Kindred souls with a relaionship that began with out an end; Your angelic smile, Spiritually grounded, to say the very least, In tune with the father above, Your love, heart and spirit is religiously intact, Not an assumption but…

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What is God’s purpose for my life: Your passion

I never realized what my passion in life was until after I completed 2 associate’s degrees, 1 bachelor degree, 2 certificate programs and currently pursuing my Master’s Degree. To be honest, I have always had a soft spot for others so to some capacity I suppose I knew what it was that I was designed…

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Laughter: Comes easily

You ever meet someone that has a positive, contagious personality. You know the kind of person that laughs at their own errors light-hearted and sees the glass half full versus half empty? Recently I encountered such a person and I must tell you in doing so, I was reminded of how healthy laughter is for…

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Life’s Journeys: Take a walk in someone else’s shoes

Growing up and as an adult, I have heard people say “You cannot judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”. And that statement is absolutely true. Thinking back several weeks ago, I remember volunteering with some co-workers at a community event. We were working with a church and the food…

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Love Comes Naturally Written by: Sonya McKinzie

11/13/2013 Quite interesting how love comes naturally Through the jungle of brokenness Over the mountains of pain Swimming through tear filled rain Love comes naturally Tearing from a Web of destruction Breaking away from emotional neglect Soaring over clouds filled with love’s affection Love comes naturally On the wings of love My heart stands Willing…

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Emotional Healing: Regression or Progression?

Recently I discovered something new about myself, that I am almost embarrassed to confess. About a month ago, an unexpected situation landed in my lap and I found myself completely perplexed by it.   After many, many years of emotional roller coasters, I felt that I finally started to heal a few years ago. I…

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Cloudy with a chance of tears

Lately, I have found myself feeling sensitive, teary and emotional over nearly any and everything! I am such a Teary Terry now -a-days. An emotional bundle of emotions (laughs). I wonder if the average 38 year old woman experiences such emotional flare-ups and break-downs or am I abnormal? I mean really? I tear up over something as simple as looking into…

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Good Girls & Bad Boys

What is this never-ending tale about Good Girls that have an itch for Bad Boys to scratch? I say, it is the mystery behind their eyes, their broken pieces that we want to fix. The way they pull us in and then throw us back out; just far enough for us to still crave their…

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A simple embrace: Given when it is most needed

Piggybacking off of my previous BLOG for today, I decided to add one more because its a highlight and clear indicator of God’s presence in my life and his everlasting love for me. The Devil doesn’t win and he hasn’t stolen my joy! To share, I had “one of those days” as I said earlier…

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A Woman’s Worth: An open letter to the ladies

Originally posted on Walk In Your Purpose :
Ladies, It is often that we underestimate ourselves and our worth. To you I say, our bodies, hearts, minds and spirits are priceless. There is no price point on your worth. Personally speaking, my beauty runs deeper than the outer layer of me. My heart is fragile, my…

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The drama diet: How much drama can you stand to lose?

Sometimes we get caught up in irrelevant issues better known as drama. There are times when we think to ourselves enough is enough and yet we continue to run along the drama sidelines. Drained from our or someone else’s drama we find we are often pulled into the whirlwind of drama, and later try to…

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The embrace: loving, embracing, growing, being and knowing

I don’t recall where and when the first time was that I heard someone say “You have to love yourself before someone else can love you” but I have concluded that the reason for this is because in order for me to be loved the way I deserve to, I should know how to love…

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Patiently I wait…

As I sit on the stool watching my daughter play in the bath tub, my mind wonders. I begin to think about the amount of time I spend waiting. Lately it seems that I have found myself waiting for God to answer a number of my prayers. I believe God is teaching me patience. I…

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Dating in today’s society

Dating, today’s society, relatinships, God, love, poetry, comfort, relations, happiness, dateable

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Understanding how to make it through trials and tribulations

There are moments when its hard to understand why we experience the things that we do but as the old saying goes “Everything happens for a reason”. Often we question the challenges that we go through with questions like “How am I going to get over a broken heart? How am I going to pay…

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