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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A Praying Mama & A Praying Child …

Have you ever been in the midst of a situation and felt like you were on the outside of yourself looking in? All while in the situation, you are thinking “I am COMPLETELY out of character” and allowing my true self to be shifted by something that should have no affect over me. Well, I…

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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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Thrive with The ThriveHer

Are you an author and would like to be featured on a new and coming Blog that focuses on positivity, community, empowerment, growth, and more! Visit “The ThriveHer” and learn how one donated copy of your book will secure a feature on this platform! #ThriveHer #WOVTF #Empower #Educate #Elevate #Motivate via Thrive with The ThriveHer

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Walk in Your God-Kissed Purpose

Photo Credit: Lady of Purpose When I opted to write my second book “Perfectly Imperfect: Moving Above and Beyond the Pain, I was charged to make a difference through my writing, words, and actions – I was focused on helping survivors of all kinds but more specifically domestic violence.  I recall a message delivered by…

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Have your written your Personal Mission Statement?

Photo Credit: Leary Gates Several months ago,  we attended an “Ethics” training class, upon leaving the meeting, I had several gold nuggets that I applied to some areas of my life. Contrary to the nuggets I grabbed, one, in particular, stood out “If you wrote a mission statement for your life, what would it say?”. It was…

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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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“I love a Good Fight” – By Brenda Moss, Contributing Author

One of the most common and inspirational stories from the Bible is about David and Goliath;  1 Samuel 17 tells us about David’s challenge against the Giant, defined as a man that is 9 foot 9 tall, adorned in sporting bronze, wearing a helmet weighing 125 pounds, carrying a powerful spear. Abiding by his father’s direction, he carried…

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How to survive and thrive during the holiday season 

  How to survive and thrive during the holiday season  By  Sonya McKinzie, Executive Director and Founder of Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation As a survivor of domestic violence, I know all so well how difficult it can be to weather the holidays especially when many of them were spent with your abuser. Like me, there are many…

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A Survivor’s SpotLight – Ms. Shontica Wallace

October is National Domestic Violence Month (DVAM).  As I think back over the first day of October through this 24th day, I can safely say that I am not the same woman I was one year ago. God has strategically placed people in my life for so many reasons – but primarily to do His…

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Domestic Violence takes on the form of …..

Domestic violence is an international epidemic, it is not prejudiced, it hurts any woman, man, child, regardless of race, economical stance, age; it grows like a life-threatening disease. As a matter of fact, it is a disease, an epidemic that takes lives, spirits, and voices —- it expands all over the world. It takes on…

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Breaking Chains: Broken but Not Bound

Do you realize how absolutely Good the God we serve (Mark 10:17) really, really is? If you do not,  please allow me to take a moment and remind you. God allowed you to wake up this morning, breathing air into your lungs. He blessed you with a roof over your head and food on your…

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Thank you Massage Envy – Johns Creek, GA

Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc. is excited and grateful to share that Massage Envy at Johns Creek, GA has generously donated two gift certificates for 1-hour massages to our PAMPER – HER Day which will host four very deserving survivors. This is one of the several perks these amazing ladies will receive! For the…

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I am not a victim – I am a Survivor

  If you have experienced abuse, lost a loved one to death, overcame an addiction, struggled with suicide, had bouts with depression, and traveled through peaks and valleys, you are stronger today than you were yesterday. The things that you endured made you the “Survivor” that you are today. You are not a “Victim of…

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Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation – RICE Award Nomination

  Beautiful experience! Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation did not win the Foundation of the Year award, but the nomination was an award in its own, I’m honored. Thanks to my mom and daughter McKinzie, Daniel V Miranda,Pamela Perry (also provided paparazzi jewelry), and Lisa Garcia for your love and support. It was a pleasure meeting Jessica Pink, looking…

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When I look in the mirror

“When I look in the mirror – I see the definition of a Purple Orchid – a flower that is regal, respectable and admirable. God did this and He will do it for you. You can use your experience to strengthen others – you are a living testimony and because this is so – give…

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G.O.V.E.’s first M-Power Me Workshop

Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation’s first Girls of Virtue Empowered “M-PowerMe Workshop” was a blessing. The turnout was low, but the influence was high! So very blessed… I will be hosting another one soon and I will plan an d present that one like I did today, like I am working for God, because I am….

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God Set Me F.R.E.E

The past several months have been an emotional, physical and mental roller coaster. Working on community outreach efforts, returned to college for a second masters degree, and working on two book projects all while flowing with the wants, needs, and unpredictability of my amazing little girl. As a single mommy, it is often a challenge but…

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The Pollination Project – Stamp of Approval

Several weeks ago, I posted that I would be sharing “Great News” about the new program, Girls Of Virtue Empowered, that falls under Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc.’s umbrella, well here it is! This morning, I received the green light to post this – This is the FIRST grant that Women of Virtue Transitional…

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Girls Of Virtue Empowered (G.O.V.E)

The Pollination Project approved Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation’s grant on 6/27/2017. It is not about how much one has, it is about how much they can give through pouring into others# Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation is an organization that aspires to empower and encourage young girls from underprivileged communities and/or who have witnessed…

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A Soul Source Movement ….

Have you purchased your copy of #SoulSource from me yet? If not, then you have an opportunity to win some awesome prizes. For the 25th purchase received, I will be giving away the attached bookmark and an Amazon gift card. The best incentive is that the funds received from your purchase will be invested into the Girls…

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The Virtual, Spiritual, Emotional and Sensational Journey “Soul Source”

The Virtual, Spiritual, Emotional and Sensational Journey with my #SoulSisters has been nothing less than spectacular. Through our experiences in life, we have developed a sacred and eternal bond, a sisterhood that was intended and NOT by chance! All of our puzzle pieces were brought together by Cheryl Polote-Williamson, the glue that fastened our broken pieces into place…

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Dearly Beloved…

You will #Get through “IT” – remember IT is only a test, have #faith and you will pass with flying colors (Preferably a shade of Purple), lol.

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God has been so good to me…

  There is something beautiful about exposing your nakedness – the flaws, mistakes, and imperfections to God. When you bear your Heart and Soul to Him, it is pleasing. Why? Because God doesn’t care about make-up, weaves, name brands, Jewelry nor the fragrance you choose – He wants you to come to Him just as…

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“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself …”

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss   “He said “Sonya stop running, use your experience to make a difference. You have endured pain through domestic abuse and you can be the voice to speak against it..”   To pre-order your copy…

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HUMILITY is KEY

As of late, one of my favorite motivational speakers is Les Brown, his message is so powerful, soul-stirring, humorous and HUMBLE! One of my choice characteristics in the people that I surround myself with is that they are “HUMBLE”. One of my frequent actions is HUMILITY. This is not because I do not see my…

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You might try to break me …

  You might try to break me, I’m covered by God, and you can try but you will fail. #Noweaponformed #mommyfirst #God got this #ThriveHer

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Shine Bright

I see you sis – you are absolutely beautiful inside and out! Your value is worth far more than diamonds. Do not allow “them” to dim your light, let God do his work on you. He will deal with those that are against you in their own time. #ShineBright #ThriveHer #love

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I have NEVER loved someone …

  When I think of Her, the way she changed my life, tears wail up in my eyes. I have NEVER loved someone as much as I love her – Reflecting on the chapter of my life, the chapter when my life changed, the one that I did not think would ever come; the day…

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Excerpt from Soul Source – God said Yes!

As I rushed out of the doctor’s office, I began to recite the 23rd Psalm, The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want… it was quite thought-provoking how in that moment of fear, I reached out to God (the same God I had run away from for so many years of my life). Then…

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I never felt more Alive in my life

When you listen to man, you take the chance of missing out on what GOD says “Yes” to, what God has planned for your life. Don’t allow “man” to dictate one SINGLE step in your in life. When I was pregnant, I never felt more #Alive in my life #Pregnant at 35 #MyTestimony #God said…

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Uncomfortable

It would not be unusual for me to say that I do not understand why God guides me to places outside of my comfort zone. It is a typical act to wonder why we experience obstacles when we are living our life “Right”. I admit that it was hard to comprehend how I was once so…

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When was the last time you JUMPED?

Do you know that everyone has a story to tell? We all are living testimonies to some degree. Imagine how many lives your testimony could touch? Consider a time that you did something completely outside of your comfort zone and how scary things were leading up to the event. You know, right before you JUMPED….

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Soul Source

  ANNOUNCING!!! You are cordially invited to join me at the “Soul Source” Book Launch Party which will be hosted by Visionary & Author Cheryl Polote-Williamson. As one of the 23 co-authors of this anthology, I am honored to share my testimony of Hope, Restoration, Redemption, and POWER! This opportunity is indeed an intricate part…

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LONGER and STRONGER Patience

I remember when I stepped out on faith last year, February 25, 2016. I was (am) working a full time job to take care of my child, my household, and responsibilities and launched a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit (my passion) as a result of God’s calling on my life. I will be first to share that this…

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Soul Source Book release on July 1st….

I’m honored and excited to be one of the 23 empowering and blessed co-authors of the Soul Source Anthology birthed, compiled, and authored by the amazing God-fearing visionary, motivational speaker and coach, Cheryl A. Polote-Williamson who is a 4-time Amazon best-selling author.  More information to come. #soulsourcebook#THRIVE #Thriveher #WomenofVirtueTransitionalFoundation #God

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No Longer the Face Foundation Recognizing and benefiting Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation June 23, 2017

A morning confirmation and surprise… Sometimes you have to see to believe! Honored for our organization to be recognized for our humble works. Thank you @nolongerthefacefoundation !! Supporters, please be sure to purchase your tickets, donate, or volunteer here: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/87093/chk/9b3f. Your support will help to support the fight against Domestic Violence and Communicate, educate, and…

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Three days of confirmation led me to…

For the past three days, God has placed some pretty amazing events before me. And while I have not discussed the details of each of them, the people involved know exactly who they are and why their fingerprints on my life have shifted my view and point of view with regard to Domestic Violence. I was…

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Fall In Love with Healing Yourself –

If you have been broken, as most of us have, we all know that healing is essential before moving forward on a positive path that will grow, nurture, and refill your cup. Right? Growth means not repeating the same mistakes which gets you the same WRONG outcomes. #bySonya McKinzie

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