Is This Joy?

This morning I woke up happy. Genuinely happy. Like 'not a worry in the world' happy. And even if there are the tiniest of worries, they are so insignificant when compared to the magnitude of blessings that I have in my life. I cannot help but be happy. Is this joy? If so, I am …

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One Little Word® | 2018

This morning, I write. Fully caffeinated, joy-filled and blessed, I write. A foiled calendar hangs on the wall near my reading nook and I realize that today is January 19th. I've been pondering my word for a whole nineteen days! On second thought, I've pondered what to share regarding my word choice. At the close …

Uncommon Things, Hidden in Plain Sight.

Very few sermons stick with me for days after I've heard them, especially when I wasn't physically in the same space as the individual(s) presenting the message. Every now and again, I'll join an online service. Recently, I watched "I Am Number 8," delivered by Pastor John Gray at The Potter's House (Dallas). If you …

Embrace the JOurneY

"Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later." - Unknown (...or Pinterest) There is so much beauty in the journey. So Much! My future autobiography will be fascinating! In recent months, I've had amazing conversations with close friends and family. Reflecting, I discovered that I have a …

Steady Yourself, Heart.

"Steady yourself, heart. Talk to me, God." -Taraji P. Henson Today, like many other days, I searched for early morning motivation; something to keep me uplifted. Whether its a prayer, devotional, inspiring quote or video, each morning I search for something to positively boost my day. Today, I read the verse of the day courtesy …

With Light and Love

"There comes a point in many a woman's life when she simply has to be honest with herself about who she is and where she is in life." -Lisa Jean-Francois Every once in a while, I stumble upon a post that leaves me nodding and waving my 'church hand' in total agreement. Today's post, Why I …

When you Land on your Feet

Recently, Tamar Braxton appeared on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. During her interview she shared her feelings about job loss and moments of life that reposition you for greatness or greater things. I truly enjoyed the conversation because there were so many moments of wisdom and inspiration that jumped out at me. This is not …

I Am Not the One.

In the midst of dinner, someone asked what my bracelet meant. I couldn't help but laugh because I didn't answer that question well in the midst of high stress levels a few days earlier. The week prior, my response was simple. I am not the one. After a couple of gasps, everyone at the table …

For This I Give You Praise!

For every mountain, you've brought me over. For every trial, you've seen me through. For every blessing, hallelujah. For this, I give You praise! For waking me up this morning, For starting me on my way, For letting me see the sunshine of a brand new day. A brand new mercy along with each new …