Self-worth, what does it mean to you?

I think that it is normal for people to experience trials and tribulations; without them we would never grow and change. The amount of change, roads traveled and learning experiences encountered varies from person-to-person. As crucial as we can be on ourselves, it is utterly important for us to give ourselves credit where it is…

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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life….

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Mediocre by Sonya McKinzie

Mediocre I yearn to be all in, But I cannot place all my cards on the table, Where does this indecisiveness end, One foot in the front door and the other out of the back door Hot internally, but frigid externally, Filled with strength and yet I am weak, Joy rests inside of me, And…

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Thinking, recalling and remembering where I started from….

This morning on my way to work, I was thinking about the number of obstacles that I have persistently overcome in life.  While my life stories are not the same as the next person’s, I have many testimonies to share.  I remember in July of 2003, I relocated to the Atlanta, Ga area with $2,300…

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Recovering from abuse and rebuilding self-love

As a recovering abuse victim, I remember how very difficult it was to learn to love myself again. When you have been physically and/or emotionally abused, abandoned, cheated on, lied to, or broken by a person you love and trust, it is hard to learn to love yourself let alone another person again.  Over time,…

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Those that support me and my dream to help others …

  If you have followed my blog, you are likely aware of my new book project that is based on the broken and discouraged. To support this project I chose a number of resources to promote it and earn funds to support the production of it.  As of April, I have received about $2,000 in donations…

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Guarded: Is there such a thing as being too guarded?

  As imperfectly human vessels, we find ourselves in completely complicated predicaments more often than not. As creations of God, he knows us through and through. As bearers of imperfection, we test God’s patience daily and as always he shows us favor. He is consistent, loving, forgiving, and a constant in our lives. Unlike God,…

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Feeling conversational

    Considering that I have set the ambiance for writing, I think it is fitting that I should do so while listening to some good eclectic music. All day, I have thought about serene and rainy nights. It seems to be that is when I rest most peacefully and when I write my very…

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Why can’t women and men be friends?

Is it really impossible for a woman and man to be friends? Perhaps I am naive but, I don’t understand why a woman and a man cannot be platonic friends. In speaking with several male co-workers and ex-boyfriends, they all seem to have the same view about the possibilities of a woman and man being…

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Remove my insecurities by Sonya McKinzie

  When I am near you, I feel as if I am in the presence of a stranger, Your words cut deep, When you look at me, I am weak, I am afraid, Stolen, lost identity My identity Where does my life begin and end, You are supposed to protect me, Instead you hurt me, Your…

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Conversations in the dark: Living life with a purpose

Over the past few years, I have felt a sense of urgency to live my life as God would have me to. I have been searching my heart and soul for the pathway that will align me with path God would have me travel. Internal awakening entered my life with a vengeance and with its…

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Speed Bumps: God’s way of opening our eyes to life

I often share the good, bad and ugly here on my blog, but today I am sharing the very personal in addition to all those other things. Today is a little scary day for me because today is real to and for me.  I am sitting at the Georgia Cancer Center with my laptop, IV…

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Exposed by Sonya McKinzie

Exposed Opening every single part of me Can you see my vulnerability the deepest parts of me You see me as no other can I am your woman and you are my man You not only see my present but also my past I am exposed I don’t care who sees I am here for you…

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Tucked away by Sonya McKinzie

Tucked away Innocence Silence broken as a result of circumstance Hidden thoughts Drifting through my mind Like a boat out at sea I am caught up Lost in your unbreakable trance Undeniably confused Misunderstood Misused Innocence stolen Unspoken words Heart filled with regrets Tucked away Memories of the day My innocence was taken away Sunshine…

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Appreciation of Nature’s Beauty: Seasons and how they change

This morning on my way to work, I began to think about my favorite season of the year: Fall and the beautiful way that the leaves on the trees fall. Then turn many variations of browns, reds and oranges when the seasons are in transition going from Summer to Fall. I recall the fragrance of…

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I am beckoning you …… by Sonya McKinzie

I can’t stop this temptation Your presence is refreshing and I am Scandalously exposed Exposed as a bad girl Caught up Mentally, physically and completely weakened by you My body is beckoning you Sinfully weak What can I do I am human And I am falling hard and dare to speak Sexual desires Rolling all…

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Forgiving: Taking the power back

Contrary to what “You” might think God removed“It” from my heart And he gifted me with the opportunity to forgive and go ahead Past all the obstacles that you laid before “us” That said…. I forgave you “Years” ago “Ignorance” is often referenced to as a “Curse” I will continue to “Pray” for “You” and “Yours” Always, Ms. Darkskinisbeautiful

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Late nights and unorganized thoughts: The mentality of a black girl

Wow– I am in a mood tonight, Listening to one of Lalah Hathway’s sultry tracks.. I am definitely deep in thought …. What else could it be? It is after 12 a.m. and feeling a little “Melancholy” Contradicted by Happiness Accented by a superb powdery hue of “Blue”… There are so many carillons ringing in my…

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My baby girl and her grandmommy

I love the look in my mother’s eyes when she looks at my baby girl. The smile in her eyes is duplicated in the eyes of my baby girl. My baby girl looks just like her grandma.. they share the same big and bright smile that is often followed by laughter and sunshine. They share the same…

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