Chances are…

Today, I in the middle of an eventful day at work, I thought about last night and the worries that invaded my peaceful slumber… Like a thief in the darkness, it swept away my peacefulness. Through my subconscious, I found that I was worried about something completely out of my control “Someone else’s actions”. Subliminal…

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Death to Noise written by Sonya McKinzie

You are the truest truth The most real reality Your heart is purer than the word itself Your presence is warm on the coldest day You bring solace to my inner pain You heal every broken space You erase the hurt from every inch of me You are death to noise You are death to my…

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Lighting your candle

One of my deepest battles in life has been dealing with the feelings of inadequacy. Amid the layers of feeling inadequate are the feelings of vulnerability. It is simply impossible to allow yourself to be vulnerable without having some reservations. Hidden deep inside of you, and I is a space that is sacred, destined, and inevitably…

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God’s Plan- Our Purpose

Before preparing for church this morning, I felt compelled to share the words that are in my heart. When I set down with my uncle to discuss my desire to start my own non-profit organization, I recall his question “How are you going to benefit financially from a non-profit organization?” My response to him was “THIS” passion…

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Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc – May 2016 Newsletter

WOMEN OF VIRTUE TRANSITIONAL FOUNDATION, INC   501(C)(3) Non-Profit, Charitable & Humanitarian Organization   MISSION: The Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc, founded on February 2016, is a non-profit, charitable, and humanitarian organization located in Gwinnett county. The organization is in place to provide charitable services and resources to domestic violence victims and their children, homeless individuals, and…

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God works in Amazing and Mysterious ways

God works in amazing and mysterious ways and I am blessed by his presence in my life. It has been several months since my schedule has allowed me to have consistency in my postings here on my blog and I have much to share. First and foremost, my book Perfectly Imperfect: Moving Above and Beyond the…

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Colorfully black and white, wouldn’t you say?

It is funny how my creative, yet constantly thinking mind works, it seems that from every conversation I have whether it is with a stranger, friend, family, or co-worker somehow I walk away with a new outlook on some perspective in life.  Like a child released to the “world” I am filled with curiosities and…

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non-factorial black girl

She is a visionary. Her mind is filled with mind-boggling designs of imagery. She leans on dreams, theatrical, hypothetical dreams. She knows exactly where she wants to be personally, professionally, and spiritually but realistically she does not know how to achieve what seems to be the in-achievable. While she carries herself with confidence, it is…

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Embrace and love your flaws, God makes no mistakes (no matter what people say)

As women, we often find ourselves sitting and chatting about this and that. Further, we discuss relationships, the skin we are in, happiness, sadness, relationships, family, finances, our butts and how we look in certain things, and while the things we discuss definitely are not topics that men would talk about, we relate and connect…

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Reflection in a mirror

  Today I had a very candid conversation with someone. This person placed a mirror before my face and there I sat staring; looking back at this beautiful black woman and I began to remember… how I came to be a woman of confidence, happiness, and peace. No, every day is not perfect, but it…

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Surrendering to your heart

“When you have compassion and surrender to your own heart, you are surrendering to the hidden power in your heart, God. You are surrendering to love, because God is Love, the cohesive force of the universe that connects us all. Surrender is not just a religious concept; it’s a power tool for listening to the…

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Abstinence: A Single Mother’s Journey

This is a personal journey that I am currently in the midst of. I am on day 270 of my 365 day journey. It was not until a few days ago when I began to evaluate my current lifestyle and my relationship status, that I realized just how long it had been since I shared intimacy with…

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Reflections (2014)

  It is at this time of year that most of us begin to reflect on the entire year – reflecting on our year, blessings, and the not so great things we endured through out the year. Often, we might find we are regretful for things we did or did not do and when it…

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1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you”

  1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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I am not afraid

    As of late, I have learned that by surrounding myself with different people I have a better opportunity of learning different things as well as embracing diversity with regard to my discernment about life overall. With that being said, my circle of friends is small. And the ones that I call friends are…

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God’s Direction and Guidance

Today, I said a prayer as with every other day however today, I also meditated on my open issues and then tried to turn it over to God but my worries rushed in and took it back. My lack of faith today has laid a road block in my path and due to that speed…

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Into the valley of stillness and peace

  When you experience difficulties and hard times in your life, managing your emotions might make you feel as if you are in the midst of a raging sea with the inability to get your head above the water. It can feel like you have no control over your life due to brokenness, distress, emotional…

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People come into your life for a reason …

For as long as I can remember, my mother and grandmother have shared and reminded me of the century old statement “Some people come into your life for a reason and season” and while, I would wonder what that meant when I was younger, it has become very clear over the past several years.  As a…

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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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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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Lies

For the past few weeks, I have pondered the question of why men lie so frequently. Through experience I have learned that lies seem to flow through some men like blood in their veins. In reading an article from the online magazine “Ask Men” it says men even lie to one another about any and…

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Can’t win for losing

I cannot imagine how many times a day I stress and worry, unnecessarily. I stress over meeting a deadline, that I know I am capable of meeting. I worry about the kind of day my daughter has had at her daycare and what kind of mood she will be in when I pick her up….

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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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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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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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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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A love letter to… by Sonya McKinzie

Your arms comfort me Your words encourage me Your presence soothes me Your love is unconditional Your heart is genuine Your touch is passionate Your embrace makes me feel safe Your compliments makes me feel beautiful Your support makes me feel like I can do whatever Your encouragement inspires me Your genuine personality makes me…

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“Fireproof” … Recommitment to God, marriage, companions, friends…

   This week’s assignment in my Interpersonal Communication class was to view the movie “Fireproof” and then do a 300 summary on the movie; obviously, my long-windedness would not allow me to write such a short summary, but I thought it would be nice to share it here. Fireproof is a 2008 American Christian drama…

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Who Knew By: Sonya McKinzie

 Who Knew When I met you, you were such a refreshing surprise Your demeanor was light-hearted and meek It was love that you told me you seek Our intention was to build a friendship Limitations and borders drawn in the dirt from the start To prevent you from touching my heart Who Knew, that my…

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Heaven Rain On Me… So that I can be the Black Woman God has destined me to be

  Currently I am working on a new project and want to resurface promotion this one. My number one position in this book is about self-awareness. I share experiences through poetry and in narratives. This books shares my testimony of abuse, abandonment, child birth after being declared infertile, and so much more. My new project will share…

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Prayer is in the fine details of love

Over the past few years, I have placed all of my time and energy into work, life, single mothering, school and as a result very little time was seriously invested into seeking out love. And the time that I was able to invest into seeking a mate became a progression of frustration as I encountered many relational struggles as…

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Serenade to thee

By: Sonya McKinzie In the darkest moments of my life, God, you always come when I am least expected, Bearing your gifts of comfort and peace, You cleanse my sadness and fill me with joyous song, It is in the coldest minutes of the day that I find serenity, Serenity in you, Wrapped up in…

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