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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Purfectly Imperfect in Purple Event – Please support Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc…

Please join Sonya Mckinzie the CEO & President of Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc. and our very special guest speakers Lawrenceville Police Department, Certified Domestic Violence Officer, James Howard, and Survivor and Domestic Violence Awareness Advocate and Founder of S.A.V.E.D, Harralyn PrazeiswhatIdo Rawls, and the talented saxophonist, Felix Da Katt Paul, photography by Daniel…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Support an event

During the month of October there we will many, many, many events going on, recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Amid these events, Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc. will be hosting their 1st annual event in Lawrenceville, Ga. Sonya Mckinzie is pleased to share the evening with some amazing people who are supporting amazing cause,…

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I’m Walking In God’s Favor…

  “Regardless of your situation or what happens today, be content in all things”; this is what I read on a blog this morning and immediately fell into deep, deep thought. I have faith in God, my savior, he will supply all of my needs. I am confident that my purpose is to encourage and empower…

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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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The Power of Your Testimony

Testimonies from Survivors of Domestic Violence Campaign – I want to hear your testimony – It matters to me and to the world!   UPDATE:   So far, I have received three submissions from some very “determined, empowered, and humbled” survivors of abuse for the “Domestic Violence tell us your story campaign”. If you have…

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The messages in the fortune cookies….

For the past few weeks, I have been searching for a small office space for our new nonprofit but have been failing at securing a space immensely (smiling to myself).  Amid that fiasco, I have given myself the added task of securing a venue, caterers, and motivational speakers for our organization’s official launch later this…

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I want more- is an understatement

Written by: Sonya A McKinzie To imply that I want more from life Is a simple and complex understatement that more means to grow and evolve into someone and something different Like – Educated, Empowered, and Evolutionary And- Spiritual, Social, and Secure To imply that I want more Is far-reaching Than what you see on the…

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Spirituality: Humanly imperfections

One of my faults lies in my “worrying gene”. Often, I allow myself to worry over “this” and “that” while I am well aware that my worrying never has or ever will resolve an issue. I have often imagined how wonderful it would be to be a little more carefree like raindrops or leaves that…

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He + Me = We by: Sonya A McKinzie

He flows through my mind like streaming water Then drips down slowly All over me Then he bursts Roaring into an explosive eruption down pours All over me He His love is all over me His love is inside of me He and me He + Me = We Connected to create we Our creation…

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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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My Blueprint by: Sonya McKinzie

  Beautiful Brown eyes Lips full and supple Skin like warm honey Laughter that radiates And brings joy to all in her reach My Blueprint When she smiles The world smiles around her When she walks She is carefree Innocently running here and there Beauty surrounds her She is a creation That is spiritually Emotionally…

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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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Conditioned by God’s design

by: Sonya McKinzie Imperfect As we should be Perfect and Conditioned by God’s design Destined for a oneness Bonded to one another With God at the center Fittingly impeccable as companions Authentically tied to one another For now And for eternity Copyright © 2015 by Sonya McKinzie. All rights reserved. This poem or any portion thereof may not be…

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Real Love is

by: Sonya McKinzie Love Real Love is deeper than what you can see on the surface Love Real Love is stronger than any raging storm It is blind It is loud It is silent Love Real Love is undeniable Undeniably true It is the unity between me and you Love Real Love is invisible It…

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Our seed

by: Sonya McKinzie Our seed planted in my soil and we call her beauty planted deep inside of me through conception  she was created  when we united intimately our creation with our thread our creation has been woven divinely inside my womb she blossoms inside of me growing into a beautiful rose petals that openly slowly…

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Again and again

by: Sonya McKinzie Again and Again I’m dreaming of you when I am awake Staring into your mesmerizing eyes brown and shaped like perfect almonds Your lips resting against my forehead Your fingers are on the small of my back Your cologne is all over me Your arms hold me tight despite your hold on me I…

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Daddy I need you….

by: Sonya McKinzie When I am sad melancholy feeling a little mediocre missing the presence of you That gentle kiss you place on my forehead I have no qualms about saying “Daddy I need you” Your touch is like a cold drink of water on a hot summer night Your words caress my ego pushing…

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It comes naturally (an ode to brown women)

by: Sonya McKinzie Brown Flawlessly Brown Beauty Beautifully crafted God’s design She is Simply breath-taking Her essence speaks volumes yet she does not part her lips to speak A permanent tan One that she was born with Intricately Uniquely Powerfully Brown Unaltered Unchanged Natural Brown Dangerous and Exotic Secrets woven into the depths of her soul She is mystical…

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Control vs Choices

  Countless are the faces of people who have at some point experienced a sense of helplessness or hopelessness. Losing complete control and realizing that they cannot regulate what is entirely out of their hands. No means of beginning or stopping a situation, but instead being forced to allow nature to take its course of…

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Bare. Naked. Cleansed, fresh, and new…

In the presence of God, bare and naked….. at the center of the four corners of the walls, and down on bended knee and head bowed in prayer, I say “God, what is it that I am to do”, “How should I serve your graciously in your kingdom”, and “Where is my place, home, and destiny”…

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Authentic sexuality

Authentic sexuality by: Sonya McKinzie Prolific is she authentic sexuality hips designed to bear fruit She is simply blessed blessed by God our savior God has gifted her with children like an apple tree in a vineyard fertile a result of God’s design the union of a husband and wife sacred, in martial bliss conceived from God’s kiss…

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Assassination of negativity

  The assassination of negativity by: Sonya McKinzie There is no place for it negativity there is no place for it inside of me It has been assassinated cut down cut out no longer capable of getting the best of me No more negativity The is no longer an open door It has been pulled…

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Getting over a broken heart

  “My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive–I’ll find love again.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

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A Black Woman’s Lingering Pain

Sitting here on a Saturday evening, I am watching the rain hitting against the grass outside of my balcony door and immediately mind wonders to being in deep conversation, snuggled up and spending quality time unwinding. Then I think about my little one asleep in the other room taking her afternoon nap and begin to…

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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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Beauty is..

Beauty is defined by eyes of the beholder In it’s presence it could be humble It could be arrogant Or unknowing Beauty goes deeper than the skin Beauty goes deeper than the surface Beauty is eloquent Beauty is spiritual Beauty is emotional Beauty is soulful Beauty is pure Beauty is dirty Beauty is clear Beauty…

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Spiritual Bread Written: by Sonya McKinzie

Sister girl I have been there and did that Forgiving but never forgetting The words The abuse The disrespect The brokenness The bruises emotionally and physically After years and years, I had enough And I broke away Walked out the door Closed it behind me Gathered up my shattered pieces Regrouped Started new Rebuilt the…

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow ….

Today was a usual day, nothing special, nothing unique, yet it was unusually typical. I looked in the mirror and saw the same face, the 38-year old smile, melancholy in mood, and the same dark complexion skin that I was born in. Standing before the T.V, I turned to the news and saw a similar…

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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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Removing weeds from the garden….

This past weekend I did some much needed work in my personal garden. I cleared away some weeds that were there much too long. While clearing away the weeds, I found one hidden deep in the soil and dug it up. Then I removed it permanently; it being someone who I allowed to play a part in my life when…

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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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What grows in your garden?

We are different. We are the same. We are familiar. We are unfamiliar. We are diversity at its best. Pain is in our gardens. Pain is a component of growth, living, and dying. Sometimes life closes and opens doors during different seasons in our lives. As a result, we go through changes and change is…

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Thank You for over 10,000 worldwide visits to my Wordpress Blog

Since the launching of my blog in October 2013, I have reached over 10,000 people and accrued over 1,000 followers. This is amazing to me, because that means, somehow and some way, I am touching someone. I am thankful and appreciate each and every one that crosses my Blog. Thank You For: Reading my words…

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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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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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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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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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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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