All you have to do is praise him…

“In the middle” of it all you have to do is praise by Isaac Carree… what an awesome song. Often, overwhelmed by the number of responsibilities, trials and tribulations set before me, its songs like this that remind me that all I have to do is praise him and whatever it is will pass …….

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In the midst of sadness, I rejoice!

Good afternoon! My day started out a little bumpy and teary and it had nothing to do with the fact that today is Monday (smiles). It was just one of those days, you know when you seem to be more human than others and your day seems to be filled with obstacles, speed bumps, etc. This…

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They say…

They Say (published in 2011 in Heaven Rain on me ….) They say your eyes are the doorway to your soul, But not my eyes, They say a smile says a thousand words, But what does my frown say, I say, I am filled with pain, I say, No one will love me because, I…

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An Ode to My Grandma: Bessie Lee

Yesterday I sat on the telephone line ranting about my day with my mama as I often do For a short time, she was silent on the other end of the line Which is quite a rarity After the brief pause, She reminded me, It was the 23rd day of January The day my grandmama,…

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The 3 C’s in life: My Kickstarter Project

I would like to share one of my upcoming intiatives with you. I have decided to release my second book “When a black woman cries…” and in doing so, I have opted to use Kickstarter as tool to assist with obtaining financial and emotional backing for the project. The funds will be used for editing,…

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Imperfection: Inspiring Others

It’s funny how people do not realize how big of an influence they can make on someone’s life simply by sharing. Today, a childhood friend shared with me that one of my poems made a difference to her child’s life. How humbly flattered was I and I took that as a sign from God that…

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Resources for domestic violence victims & single parents

As a single parent, I understand that your time and funds are limited, so I have taken some time to compile information that may be of assistance to you. Here you will find information, applications, and programs specifically for single parents or individuals in violent situations with no way out. You will also be able to access links…

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Hitting Rock bottom: Climbing up versus staying down

Sitting here at the dining room table, I recall the two attempts I made a suicide as a young woman, indecisiveness about where I wanted to be in life, hanging out in club scenes in my early teen years and feeling completely out-of-place, making careless mistakes that led up to having to file bankruptcy at…

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Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, what is your dream?

When I think of Martin Luther King Jr., I think of a man who started as one man with a dream that rocked a nation, affected the lives of many while molding the small minds of those that were ignorant and open their eyes to a world of possibilities. His words encourages me, motivates me to think of…

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Resisting when it comes to forgiving and forgetting

Often I share my personal thoughts/words here about motherhood, family, friends, relationships, forgiveness, love, encouragement and growing yet the one stumbling block that I am consistently falling over is ‘Forgiving and forgetting”. I must say that I have a dilemma, one that revolves around my resistance to forgive and ‘forget’.  Forgetting being the bigger challenge for…

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Spiritual Contentment

Contentment is defined by Webster Dictionary as the state of being content; satisfied; I long for that spiritually… that being contentment. I long for a closer walk with God so when he speaks there is no question that it is his voice speaking to me and I listen. I desire to have the strength to…

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God’s Vessel: My light shines

Many and most of us have gone through some hard times, countless trials and tribulations, and some of us have chosen to use our life experiences as a resource and guidance to help others. I am a vessel of God and through me his light shines. I am here to help those in need, take…

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A day in court: A single mother’s testimony

Yesterday, I had a revelation! While continuing to fight for justice for my child’s support, and health insurance in court, I found myself disappointed at how lightly the justice system takes women that raise children alone. The lack of justice for ensuring fathers take on their responsibilities and God reminded me of my purpose in…

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A single mother’s apprehensions

  At Christmas, me and my daughter went home for nearly a week and spent it with my mother. It was quite engaging watching my mom play kickball in the front yard with my 2-year old. Listening to them chat like two little ladies, watching them eat dinner together, silently peeping around the corner to…

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Uniquely You (Me): What is your personality type?

  Currently, I am taking a Interpersonal Communications course and my first assignment involved taking a Behavioral Blends Assessment. I was so pleased with the outcome that I thought I would take the time to share my personality type with you. It is so amazing how a simple assessment of our personality can define so much…

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Outside of the comfort zone: Is it safe?

If you have followed my blog between 1/1/2014 and now, you know that I chose not to create a long list of New Year’s Resolutions that could be easily broken but instead I challenged myself to make strong efforts to make changes in my life. Challenge and push myself to step outside my comfort zone…

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Committed to success …

Last week, I found myself quite overwhelmed and discouraged by a number of things that were unexpectedly thrown my way and in the midst of it all God sent a sign to me through the words of a co-worker. While the words: “You have to take one step at a time and breathe” were simplistic…

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“Kickstarting” your dreams …

Since the very first day of my “Daily Journeys” blog on October 1, 2013, I have found myself committed to it; however this past week has been one of my most emotionally and physically draining weeks in quite sometime. My schedule for work, taking care of my 2-year-old, a full-time college course load, reviewing and trying…

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…. I wonder why

Sometimes, I wonder why we do the things we do. Like …. allowing greed to take over or sensibilty, selfishness to remove our humility, and lust to overtake our accountability. Sometimes, I wonder why we don’t stop to smell and appreciate the roses, place emphasis on the bad things versus the good, and neglect to…

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Self-Compassion + Self-Awareness = Freedom to Love Yourself

With age, I feel that I have become more aware of how my actions affect others. For a large amount my life, I have been my worst critic; rarely giving myself a break.  It is funny how when others pointed that out to me, I would always brush it off in disbelief. Now that I…

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Angels cry for the souls of babies

I was watching the news a few days ago and one of the headline stories was about a mother whose infant died instantly after being dropped to the floor. The mother got into an fight with another woman and in the midst of it, she dropped her 4 month old and as a result the…

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A breakthrough moment: No one can steal my joy

Today, I realized that I made an emotional breakthrough; I made a major accomplishment and I did so naïvely.  Like most people who experience the unfortunate hardship of something being stolen from them like money, material things or their identity, it is devastating, disheartening and disappointing. Around lunch time today, I signed in to my checking account to check some transactions…

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My Hero

Heros are not always armed in a coat of armor, or equipped with a weapon, and they don’t always appear with a hanging halo over their heads …. heros aren’t always obvious to the naked eye but instead they walk amongst us silently. Some are called secret angels or santas if you will, however real…

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I’m so thankful for the visitors and followers of my Blog!

Last year, I had hoped to have 100 followers by 12\31\2013 but I was 3 followers shy of that personal goal. I was not disappointed when I didn’t meet the goal because my blog wasn’t created without a purpose or cause, but instead it was created as a means of sharing a piece of me…

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Contagious behaviors: Positive vs Negative

When you think of the word contagious, it is typically associated with negativity, however today it will be used as a point of reference to people and how their behaviors can be affected by external events, people, places, etc., that surround them. Often, I watch in amazement at how someone could be walking along with…

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The comfort of a mother

There is nothing quite like the love of a mother. Her tender embrace that erases sadness. The touch of her lips on a boo boo is more therapeutic than prescribed medicine from a doctor. The security of her heart beat next to a child’s ear creates unity and serenity. The comfort of a mother starts…

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