5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SACRIFICE FOR A RELATIONSHIP 

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SACRIFICE FOR A RELATIONSHIP  1. YOURSELF. When you are in a true relationship that is balanced, you should never be required to change for companion/spouse to maintain the relationship; the person that God designed for you will accept you for who you are, flaws and all. Your divine mate would…

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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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Undesirable Solitude

Sometimes I feel like a target, when it comes to dating and relationships.  From a personal standpoint, I have experienced brokenness, cheating, disrespect, abuse, and growing a part and while it might not have always been my fault, I must take the credit from some of it.  In many of my relationships, when we disagreed…

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Live with Passion & Trials and Tribulations

Since the launching of “Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation, Inc”it has been such a challenge to say the very least. Several years ago, I realized my passion and my purpose, to help Domestic Violence survivors and their children with support services, programs, referral services, mentorship, and advocacy. In making this decision, I opted to invest…

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The Power in Encouragement

I am in a season; it is a very challenging one. I believe it is fair to say that when we are in a season of challenge, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It often feels like you might be stagnated and in that season, it is…

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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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Go, go, and go then keep on going….

  In recent years, I learned to embrace the power of clarity, complete understanding. One evening, I recall laying in bed thinking about my passion, to be a CEO of my own organization.The vision of being the CEO and President of an organization geared towards human services pulled at my heart strings like a fish on…

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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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Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc- “Art Therapy: Poetic Words from the minds of Survivors and Victims

Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation will be holding its first outreach program for domestic violence survivors and victims.  We are launching a “Art Therapy: Poetic Stories from Survivors” contest for survivors and victims of Domestic Violence.  Starting April 18, 2016 through midnight May 18, 2016 we are accepting letters of interest and introduction with poetry…

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Recognize Authenticity

As a new business owner, I have learned really fast how small my support system really is. Several Sundays ago, my pastor discussed that if you have people in your life that do not support your purpose, your plan, and things that mean so much to you- they should not be in your life. When…

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Conformity Is A Hazard

Thinking back about 8 to 9 years ago, I was like a chameleon. Often adjusting myself to fit into my surroundings to avoid threats and change. By being a chameleon, it made life easier to avoid facing situations that made me uncomfortable. As history shows, I had my fair share of obstacles, challenges, and hardships…

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Your support is needed: Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc Tee shirt campaign

  Good afternoon fellow WordPress followers and bloggers, Please support our newly launched nonprofit organization, Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc, tee shirt campaign. Through your purchases and donations, we will be able to provide services to domestic violence survivors and homeless women in the Gwinnett, Barrow, and Walton county areas. Through our programs we…

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Exchange fear for faith

There is something amazing about watching someone walk in their “God-Given Purpose”. When I watch motivational speakers share their stories that empower, encourage, and invigorate individuals, I wonder “how do they do it”. How does one exude positivity in their profession?  What do they do when they have a bad day? How can they encourage…

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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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Your happiness is not based on someone else

I cannot count the number of times in my life that I have sacrificed my happiness for someone else’s. At the time, I thought I was practicing selflessness when in reality, I was practicing foolishness. In my grown woman state of mind, I can look back and see where my choices to sacrifice my happiness…

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Transform your fear into action

Fear is such a powerful emotion that it is often exploited by those who use it to manipulate and control others. When I think about how I was victimized by my abuser by physical abuse, I remember feeling as if I were out of control of my own life. As I rebuilt my power and…

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Choices

With every passing day we are faced with choices. The importance of the choices and the consequences of the decision made could be minor, such as which pair of earrings should I wear, while other decisions can be life altering. Many choices that we make can impact our lives immediately, other choices might affect us…

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The Re-awakening of our black women

As a black woman in America’s society, we are often underestimated. Our value is frequently decreased by culture. Many of us conform to the depiction that society has created around and of us. There is negativity in the air; we are misrepresented and stereotyped. We are empowered and strong but we are also submissive, humble,…

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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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In today’s service at church, God placed it on my heart to “Celebrate someone else” and let them know they are appreciated. Often times, we get so wrapped in ourselves, our needs, our wants, and our world, that we fail to realize that the people around us might need a pat on the back, a…

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Free autographed book!

Just a reminder: Perfectly Imperfect – New Book Give Away Interested in receiving a “FREE” autographed copy of my new book Perfectly Imperfect: Moving Above and Beyond the Pain? In order to be eligible for the book give away, you must complete a review of my book excerpt between 11/14/2015 and 12/15/2015. There are four questions…

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Perfectly Imperfect – New Book Give Away

Interested in receiving a “FREE” autographed copy of my new book Perfectly Imperfect: Moving Above and Beyond the Pain? In order to be eligible for the book give away, you must complete a review of my book excerpt between 11/14/2015 and 12/15/2015. There are four questions at the end of the excerpt and each must…

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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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Trust Issues by Sonya McKinzie

You won’t catch me in a weak moment To trust means to be vulnerable To trust means to believe in you And I don’t trust you Perhaps, I do not trust myself When I trusted someone before They broke my heart into two pieces trust issues are a result of giving in to vulnerability for…

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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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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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Modern Day Adam and Eve

by: Sonya McKinzie Nothing else matters, when you are here and your hand is in mine, when we are standing eye to eye, wrapped in each other’s love We are Inseparable, Passionately inseparable We are Spiritually connected And we are Godly In the name of God God blessed us We are the modern day Adam and…

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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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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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Think. Dissect. Recollect. Rationalize and Contemplate on it.

  There is nothing more rewarding than finally reaching a goal that you struggled to reach, or obtaining something that you strived to get especially when you overcame countless obstacles along the way. It is like being in the darkness and unable to find a small shimmering light after walking miles, miles, and more miles. And…

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God sent me a word: Romans 8:28

It is 1:15 a.m. and I am restless. There is much on my mind, and in the midst of it all God never cease to amaze me. He sent his word to me through a perfect stranger and a random email. The person told me to lean on Romans 8:28 and ironically a friend referred…

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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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