Loving and forgiving others

A few days ago, I was sitting and chatting with a co-worker about friends that we went to school with and how at such early ages they have departed this world. I found myself saddened by the time that I spent frivolously allowing time to pass me by when I could have loved, forgiven, appreciated and…

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You adore me? By Sonya McKinzie

  You adore me? Me, and my flaws and all You respect me and all of my rules and regulations, you view them as laws You make me laugh when I am sad You calm my raging emotions when I am mad You wipe away tears and ease the pain Loving me intensely as if…

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You are… by Sonya McKinzie

We should never compare ourselves to others, because no two people are the same Your skin is dark and creamy Your skin is a smooth shade of almond brown Your skin is light brown and like cream in cocoa Your skin is indescribable You owe no explanation for your skin tone You owe no excuse…

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  Sonya McKinzie, author of “Heaven Rain on Me …so that I can be the black woman that God Destined Me to Be” has been writing since the young age of 12-years old. On February 18, 2014 she launched a Kickstarter Project focused on Domestic Violence, emotionally troubled and broken individuals. Through this project she…

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The “Mis” understanding in love

Love is extraordinary and quite unique, especially since we have no control over it. We do not have the ability to regulate who our hearts love, the outcomes of loving someone and the direction that love carries us in. As human-beings we are unable to dictate and decide where it will start and where it…

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God has the wheel and drives your life

Many of our days and nights are spent worrying and doubting our abilities. Often allowing negative thoughts to make way for darkness, not realizing that it isn’t over until God says its done. No one person can dictate your destiny because that cannot take away what God has in place nor can they erase what…

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I’m sorry… but ….

Last week someone extended an insipid yet unexpected apology to me for their past wrong doings. I admit that it caught me off-guard since their ego has never allowed them to share an apology in the past. And the funny thing is that in my heart of hearts, I forgave them years ago because I…

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Today’s fortune cookie says ….

Today, my boyfriend, daughter and me went to dinner after looking at a house that I have been contemplating on making an offer on. About three years ago I had to make the choice to do a short sale on my home due to changes in my financial situation. When I opted to give up…

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Imperfectly Yours: To feel the rain of love against my face ….

I found it quite interesting that after opening my heart and mind to a committed relationship after a near three-year hiatus which was spent committed to my daughter, work and school —  I found the adjustment quite different and a little scary; it pulled me out of my day-to-day element. It is interesting that somehow…

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Perching in amazing places

  Perched at the top of a high mountain with my mind lingering in the clouds, I can see the beautiful silver lining and the unity between him and me.  The gritty of sand between my toes and the wind beneath my wings- I can feel him wrapped all around me. His grace reassures me and erases…

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Single Parents: How amazing you are!

As a single mother, my life like most single parents is quite complex and can be troubling at times; however I have found abundant comfort in sharing my many experiences with other single parents. It seems to be quite comforting to know that there are other people going through the same trials and tribulations that…

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It is never just YOU against the world….

Sometimes things get us down and it feels like there is no other way out down, rock bottom… And as if its just you against the world, but that is when you should look to the sky and know that God is always there. Today might have been a challenging day for you; a day…

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The devil is a liar…

When things are working in your favor, that is when the enemy tries slide in and steal your joy… And to them I say…. ” the devil is a liar and God favors me.. Point blank, the end. Always, Ms. Darkskinisbeautiful

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A day in the life of house hunting

Today, I found the most perfect nest for me and my baby girl to settle into … And I think she loved it almost as much as I did. She ran around here and there. Happy that we were looking for a place to call our own … However, when I found out that this…

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Cliche’: The love between you and me by Sonya McKinzie

When I look at you I wonder- how? When I look at you I wonder- when? When I look at you I wonder- where? How did my heart grow to love you so? When did I fall in love with you? Where have you been all my life? Cliché’ Cliché’ Maybe so, but this is…

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Healing: Support A Creatively Humbling Cause

Thank you for following my Blog Darkskinisbeautiful: Daily Journeys. A few weeks ago, I had 127 followers and here I am less than 2 ½ weeks later and I have 731. While I cannot explain the rapid growth of my blog, I must say it is amazingly humbling and reassuring that God is real! How…

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To remove the shadows in “Your Life” open your eyes

Last night, while having a bout with insomnia, I read an article titled “7-simple tips to stay in the now”. The article was about being happy and stress-free. I had to laugh because if life were stress-free no one would have grey hair or worry lines.  The article listed the following 7 steps as means…

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Pick up the “Broken” pieces by Sonya McKinzie

  How do you pick up the broken glass without a cut? Simply take your time and stay-focused on the end result. Tell me how you justify the sound of glass breaking? By understanding with most things in life, mistakes happen Life is a gamble, and though it is typical to experience disappointment Those disappointments…

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Sweet angel and me by Sonya Mckinzie

I never dreamed that life could be so beautiful, I never imagined I could love someone so much , When you are lying in my arms, Nestled deep in the softest part of my chest, Where our hearts beat in unison, I can’t imagine any other place I would rather be, Other than laying silently…

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The segments of my thoughts

Sitting at my desk in my office, I decided to sneak a few minutes to write a blog (since it has been a few guilt-filled days since my last post).  I had an overwhelming desire to write about my battle with overcoming life’s hindrances all while pursuing my dream of making a difference in others’…

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