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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Forward & Upward

Listening to my pastor this morning as always he opened my eyes to much as he always does, he discussed moving forward in life and not looking back. When one opts to move forward, they are also choosing to move forward. Of course, we all know to move forward signify a need to forget the…

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My baby girl and her grandmommy

I love the look in my mother’s eyes when she looks at my baby girl. The smile in her eyes is duplicated in the eyes of my baby girl. My baby girl looks just like her grandma.. they share the same big and bright smile that is often followed by laughter and sunshine. They share the same…

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Underestimating the power of a touch

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo Buscaglia

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Spiritual seeds must be recognized and then nurtured to grow

It is 5:02 a.m. and my day has already started with a heavy heart and mind (as it usually does). I tossed and turned last night with the draining thoughts of my “Integration of Psychology and Theology” on my mind, my daughter starting her first extra-curricular activity at daycare (ballet and tap), work and my…

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Relationships from a black woman’s perspective

When the topic of relationships arises, I will be one of the first to admit that I have made a million mistakes in my relationships. My expectations were set to high and sometimes too low. There were times that I felt that if I spoke up one time too many, I would crash the boat….

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Love is like a butterfly… by Sonya McKinzie

Love is like a butterfly It is gentle Unique Special Exotic If you hold it too tight You might crush it If you hold it too loosely It might get away When its wings open It shows its true design When it lands in a destined place It ignites beauty and grace Love is like a…

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Trusting in God in uncertain times

There are times when I sit in silence and meditate on my past and current situations and wonder “Why am I allowing these two situations direct my future”. For instance, a few years ago, I said that I wanted to relocate to Charlotte, North Carolina; however when I found out I was pregnant, I immediately…

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I am remembering by: Sonya McKinzie

I am remembering the sunshine against the horizon the fragrance of salt water in the air the music of water crashing against the sea shore I am remembering Peace I am remembering a bath tub adorned with scented candles a warm bath on a winter’s eve bubbles all around me I am remembering Contentment I…

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New

  I cannot breathe I cannot live I cannot speak I cannot see without you Like a boat in the middle of a raging storm I am at sea lost a tragedy God please come rescue me The fog is thick Its breadth makes it impossible to see Darkness is all around me I am…

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Dear God, I Thank You!

These past few years have been very challenging for me but with all the challenges (Good and Bad), I consider the challenges to be blessings from God that have and continue to strengthen me. It is almost as if these obstacles have been bitter-sweetness… I have had bad experiences with people who I thought were looking…

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Giving the “S” on my chest a rest

Giving the “S” on my chest a rest I cannot begin to tell you how much busier my life seems to be now days. I have succumbed to the everyday stresses of the day-to-day happenings in a single, working mother’s life. Since becoming a mom in March 2011, I have built a “higher” much higher…

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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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To remove the shadows in “Your Life” open your eyes

Last night, while having a bout with insomnia, I read an article titled “7-simple tips to stay in the now”. The article was about being happy and stress-free. I had to laugh because if life were stress-free no one would have grey hair or worry lines.  The article listed the following 7 steps as means…

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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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Happy New Year: I appreciate you!

Today is New Year’s Eve and I wanted to take the time to wish all of my  family, friends, visitors, followers a Happy New Year. Please be safe and keep God in everything you do! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,…

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