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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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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Getting the word out “Resources are available for abuse victims”

Last night while working on a project for my organization, a creative idea came to mind; an interesting method for making our presence known. See the attached picture. I think it is absolutely cute as a button. I wanted to make a packet that was both eye-catching and informative and I believe I struck gold…

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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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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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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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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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Have you addressed your emotional mess?

  There are so many cases where people who have become slaves to their past point the finger at their past for their actions in their present. Often allowing circumstances to consume their lives and drain them of happiness people build their own prisons, lock themselves in, and then throw away keys. Today, I was…

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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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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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  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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The “Mis” understanding in love

Love is extraordinary and quite unique, especially since we have no control over it. We do not have the ability to regulate who our hearts love, the outcomes of loving someone and the direction that love carries us in. As human-beings we are unable to dictate and decide where it will start and where it…

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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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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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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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Unforeseen Gifts by: Sonya McKinzie

Unforeseen gifts Similar to books Sitting high on a dusty shelf Waiting to break through like sunshine Awaiting discovery The ability to be discovered Discovered and placed under spotlight Eclectic Ingenious Artistically beautiful Sparkling like diamonds in the sand Sprinkled between the creases and crevices Of untamed land Radiantly Raining in the dawn’s light Stunning…

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You are …. by: Sonya McKinzie

Your entrance was unanticipated My mind was bound around Around all the things that were going on in my world I found that I had detached myself from the outside world I was caught up Caught up in a trap Life’s trap Then you came along You walked into my life, and entered stage right…

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God’s Will: Our Spiritual Gifts

God has given each and every one of his children a spiritual gift for celebrating his splendor.  Too times too many we find that our gifts are not being exhausted. Unsure if we have gifts or refusing to use them for the good of God. All gifts aren’t deeply embedded in the church but still related…

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Embrace me

Embrace me By: Sonya McKinzie It is amazing the minor things that make such major differences in our lives, At this very moment, I am longing for one very strong, simple embrace, an opportunity to have you adore me, open your arms and welcome me in, Then hold me like I have never been, Hold…

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This Is My Sunshine

                by: Sonya McKinzie This is My sunshine, So Simple and Beautiful, His smile fills my heart with warmth when it is 20 degrees below outside, His love covers my soul with its radiance and glimmer. His words touch me mentally His eyes send me soaring through the…

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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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An Ode to My Grandma: Bessie Lee

Yesterday I sat on the telephone line ranting about my day with my mama as I often do For a short time, she was silent on the other end of the line Which is quite a rarity After the brief pause, She reminded me, It was the 23rd day of January The day my grandmama,…

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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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Resisting when it comes to forgiving and forgetting

Often I share my personal thoughts/words here about motherhood, family, friends, relationships, forgiveness, love, encouragement and growing yet the one stumbling block that I am consistently falling over is ‘Forgiving and forgetting”. I must say that I have a dilemma, one that revolves around my resistance to forgive and ‘forget’.  Forgetting being the bigger challenge for…

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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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“Kickstarting” your dreams …

Since the very first day of my “Daily Journeys” blog on October 1, 2013, I have found myself committed to it; however this past week has been one of my most emotionally and physically draining weeks in quite sometime. My schedule for work, taking care of my 2-year-old, a full-time college course load, reviewing and trying…

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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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Is that God speaking to me or is that my Anxious Heart speaking?

Being someone who has an inclination to worry and stress over things that are completely out of my control, I am putting forth “effort” to adjust those bad spirits in 2014. And I would like to think that the process has already started when I posted my first “BLOG” here on October 1, 2013. This blog…

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Reflecting on 2013 and preparing for 2014 and beyond….

As my daughter and I made our 5 1/2 hour drive to my mother’s house in South Georgia, I felt the blossoming of excitement in my heart. Periodically I would look over my shoulder at her as she slept or played and I thought about the turn of events that transpired this year. The many trials…

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Relational Indecisiveness: Simply Indecisive

It is funny how we point the finger at others not realizing that there is a finger-pointing right back at us. I had a revelation today and what was that revelation?Iam utterly and thoroughly INDECISIVE!! I am at a crossroad in my life where I want to be in a healthy, spiritual and loving relationship; however it seems that…

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Single Parenting & Holidays

This time of year seems to be one that I am not as fond of anymore. I feel challenged, I suppose it is because it reminds me of how hard it is being a single parent and the many responsibilities I have on my plate not just this time of the year, but every day….

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Love and a broken Woman

Love can be beautiful, fresh, new, invigorating, fun, breath-taking… It also can be disobedient, ugly, saddening, old and … and… and… do I have to continue? Speaking on behalf of a woman who has had her fair share of scars to the heart, love has been unfair … to me… and so you are probably…

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Hot & Cold: The Cat & Mouse Game

Rather you are in a relationship with a man or contemplating starting one, it is quite annoying when the man you are dating is either “Hot” or “Cold” with regard to your relationship. What I mean in this instance is when a man extends genuine interest in you one day and the next, he isn’t…

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My first broken heart: Hand-Delivered by my father

As a black girl, I stomached many changes as so many different times in my life. Like most children, I experienced growing pains. I was an extremely tall, thick-framed, and socially awkward young girl. Dark complexion, long and thick hair, full lips, thick thighs, an endowment of breasts and carried all of this on the…

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