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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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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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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Too Stressed, Too Long

  It seems like forever since my last posting here and I have missed this. As you all know, poetry and blogging are two of my most prized loves however life has taken me away from them far longer than I care to admit as a result of “going through life” in its generalist terms. My 2015…

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When the chips are down

Over the past month, I have found that I have not been as faithful to my followers as I normally am. I have not been faithfully posting and sharing, encouraging, motivating and, purging myself of my day-to-day ins and outs and I apologize. Somewhere along the way, I have allowed the monotony of life to…

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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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Emotional wall

It has been a long time since I have allowed someone in my life and its so ironic that, when a certain person came along I fought hand, teeth and nail to hold up my “emotional wall”. You know the same wall that I thought had fallen down. I knew that re-entering the date scene…

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My Child: As I watch her grow

Looking through her eyes, I wonder – What does she see? Does she see a vision of her mommy?  The first time I looked into my daughter’s eyes, I was in love. Her entrance into the world came with a fight. She came out fighting and screaming; I recall my mom saying how feisty she…

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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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This is my Dark Skin: Influences from my past

Sitting here at my desk, I am recalling…. I am remembering… I am recollecting… And at this very moment, I am emotionally, spiritually and personally connected with my past… Thinking all the way to when I was a young girl, around the age of 8 or 9 years old, I recall someone telling me, I…

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Dedicated to my mama: tear-filled memories

There have been days when I sat silently and remembered, reminenced over beautiful memories in my past and almost instantaneously tears would find a pathway to my eyes… yesterday I sat and reminenced with my mom about my daughter, all of the things I needed her to help me through as a new mommy, she…

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The thought of a good man…

Life can be quite contradicting at times… or should I say “we” can. Asking for all the things you “need” and some of the things you “want” in a mate and when God blesses you, its hard to acknowledge and embrace it. Yes, I am speaking of no other than yours truly. For the past…

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All you have to do is praise him…

“In the middle” of it all you have to do is praise by Isaac Carree… what an awesome song. Often, overwhelmed by the number of responsibilities, trials and tribulations set before me, its songs like this that remind me that all I have to do is praise him and whatever it is will pass …….

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The 3 C’s in life: My Kickstarter Project

I would like to share one of my upcoming intiatives with you. I have decided to release my second book “When a black woman cries…” and in doing so, I have opted to use Kickstarter as tool to assist with obtaining financial and emotional backing for the project. The funds will be used for editing,…

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Resources for domestic violence victims & single parents

As a single parent, I understand that your time and funds are limited, so I have taken some time to compile information that may be of assistance to you. Here you will find information, applications, and programs specifically for single parents or individuals in violent situations with no way out. You will also be able to access links…

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Hitting Rock bottom: Climbing up versus staying down

Sitting here at the dining room table, I recall the two attempts I made a suicide as a young woman, indecisiveness about where I wanted to be in life, hanging out in club scenes in my early teen years and feeling completely out-of-place, making careless mistakes that led up to having to file bankruptcy at…

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Spiritual Contentment

Contentment is defined by Webster Dictionary as the state of being content; satisfied; I long for that spiritually… that being contentment. I long for a closer walk with God so when he speaks there is no question that it is his voice speaking to me and I listen. I desire to have the strength to…

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God’s Vessel: My light shines

Many and most of us have gone through some hard times, countless trials and tribulations, and some of us have chosen to use our life experiences as a resource and guidance to help others. I am a vessel of God and through me his light shines. I am here to help those in need, take…

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A day in court: A single mother’s testimony

Yesterday, I had a revelation! While continuing to fight for justice for my child’s support, and health insurance in court, I found myself disappointed at how lightly the justice system takes women that raise children alone. The lack of justice for ensuring fathers take on their responsibilities and God reminded me of my purpose in…

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A single mother’s apprehensions

  At Christmas, me and my daughter went home for nearly a week and spent it with my mother. It was quite engaging watching my mom play kickball in the front yard with my 2-year old. Listening to them chat like two little ladies, watching them eat dinner together, silently peeping around the corner to…

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Uniquely You (Me): What is your personality type?

  Currently, I am taking a Interpersonal Communications course and my first assignment involved taking a Behavioral Blends Assessment. I was so pleased with the outcome that I thought I would take the time to share my personality type with you. It is so amazing how a simple assessment of our personality can define so much…

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Outside of the comfort zone: Is it safe?

If you have followed my blog between 1/1/2014 and now, you know that I chose not to create a long list of New Year’s Resolutions that could be easily broken but instead I challenged myself to make strong efforts to make changes in my life. Challenge and push myself to step outside my comfort zone…

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Self-Compassion + Self-Awareness = Freedom to Love Yourself

With age, I feel that I have become more aware of how my actions affect others. For a large amount my life, I have been my worst critic; rarely giving myself a break.  It is funny how when others pointed that out to me, I would always brush it off in disbelief. Now that I…

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My Hero

Heros are not always armed in a coat of armor, or equipped with a weapon, and they don’t always appear with a hanging halo over their heads …. heros aren’t always obvious to the naked eye but instead they walk amongst us silently. Some are called secret angels or santas if you will, however real…

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Contagious behaviors: Positive vs Negative

When you think of the word contagious, it is typically associated with negativity, however today it will be used as a point of reference to people and how their behaviors can be affected by external events, people, places, etc., that surround them. Often, I watch in amazement at how someone could be walking along with…

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The comfort of a mother

There is nothing quite like the love of a mother. Her tender embrace that erases sadness. The touch of her lips on a boo boo is more therapeutic than prescribed medicine from a doctor. The security of her heart beat next to a child’s ear creates unity and serenity. The comfort of a mother starts…

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Power

Power By: Sonya McKinzie Nothing outside of the power of God can slow me down, My endeavors My aspirations My goals My wants My needs My destiny Is within my Power And it rains down on me No one human Man Or woman Can slow me down Can deter me Press me under the sea…

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