How to Live a Peaceful Life?

This world is too loud. Not nature. We humans. Many of us fill our days with so much noise and very little intentional silence. When I walk through my local forest preserve and my neighborhood pathway that is enclosed with trees – it is quiet. It is peaceful. Sure, there are birds singing a new song, squirrels scurrying across fallen leaves as they carry out their nut burying business, and mallards quacking and paddling at the pond – but nevertheless, it feels calm. It is refreshing.  There is no yelling on TV about “those democrats” and “those republicans” – shout … Continue reading How to Live a Peaceful Life?

F* the Highlight Reel

I have wanted to get that statement out into the open for a while. & it feels soooo good. Feels extremely good to be honest.

F* the highlight reel.

Many times we go through this life sugar coating crumbling realities. Your world can be truly falling apart – you can be barely holding it together and still you force the smile and force the one liner response “I’m doing good”. But like are you really? 

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Social Media: We Need Boundaries

I have studied myself. I have observed those around me. There is a clear smartphone takeover underway that make me very uncomfortable and concerned. We are trading in person giggles and heart to hearts  for the constant feed of content. The pressure to share, post, watch, wait, and respond is insane and quite frankly – I am overrrr it! I have been asking the Lord to make my life so enjoyable in the real world that Instagram becomes an after thought and an overflow of the abundance I am experiencing in the real physical world. The Lord has heard my prayer. My life is becoming fuller and fuller – the favor of the Lord, guiding of the Holy Spirit, and self control (a fruit of the Spirit) – has sponsored this movement in my life.

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Taking Time for a Slow Spring

Welp! Spring is just around the corner and I am soooooo ready for it! I want to sit outside, lean my head back, and close my eyes while I listen to the voices of my boys in the background. Step back into the early 90s where time seemed to move slower. Where you could go out and play freely without a device attached to you and you lived by the rule of “Come home before the street lights come on.” There was an element of faith that we had back then that seems to be disappearing today. The faith that … Continue reading Taking Time for a Slow Spring

Love Series: Be You

In a world of constant sharing it is easy to scroll into the trap of comparison. Followed by its big sister – Ms. Inadequate. 😦 This happens to me more often than I’d like to admit – but you know what! Enough is enough,  let’s all stop being okie doked. Seriously, if you sense it coming on – just throw the dag nab electronic device! A soft surface to minimize screen cracking – is ideal! Oh and make sure the phone isn’t thrown too far so you can quickly pick it back up! 😆 😆 😆 I do this all … Continue reading Love Series: Be You

Love Series: Pearls of Wisdom

My whole life I have been surrounded by incredibly strong women! In fact, the Lord blessed me with the honor of having 5 grandmothers during my lifetime!!! 3 greats and 2 grands – to be exact! Over the past 4 years, three of them have passed away and my heart will never be the same. I am forever grateful for all they taught me and miss them dearly. Thankfully I will see them on the other side – in eternity with our maker. We All Are Passing Through My Great Grandma Pearl is the last Great I have left on this … Continue reading Love Series: Pearls of Wisdom

Love Series: The Black Woman

Dear Black Woman – This one is For Us By Us. If you are reading this and are not Black – that is okay! I love you too! As Tina Lawson, the mother of the dynamic daughters Beyoncé and Solange, said on the “Tina Taught Me” interlude: “ It’s such beauty in Black people, and it really saddens me when we’re not allowed to express that pride in being Black; and that if you do then it’s considered anti-white. No! You just pro-Black. And that’s okay. The two don’t go together. Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that … Continue reading Love Series: The Black Woman