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Birthday Musings: Loving Life at Every Age

Me: My birthday is next week. 4 Year Old: How old will you be? Me: How old do you think I’m going to be? 4 Year Old: 17! Me: *confused, a hint of a giggle* […]

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To Alexandria, With Love: Live Local

I did it!  The first item to be checked off as COMPLETE on my 2018 vision board is “move to Alexandria”.  As of last Wednesday I am officially settled in my new home in Alexandria, VA.   […]

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Our Response to the Greatest Love There Is

  Yes, this is the season of love!  And in celebration of that, you will likely give or receive a gift or card that expresses love.  Whether it is flowers, chocolates, a hug or a […]

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Girl, Get Out that House!

Turn off the Netflix.  Give those warm and comfy sweats a rest.  Let’s go out! Whether single, dating or married many of us need a swift kick in the butt sometimes to get off the […]

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“EnVisioning” – A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Your Vision Board

When was the last time you allowed yourself to dream? Dream about what could be? Should be? Will be? Whether it’s only been a few hours since your last daydream or it has been too […]

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Our Stories, Our Healing

Grief and Loss The loss of a loved one is never easy.  The journey from grief to healing can encompass a range of emotions, conflicting at times, triggered by seemingly random occurrences and unavoidable no […]

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The Invitation of “His Yoke”

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work […]

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Untitled Chapter

Embrace uncertainty.   Some of the most beautiful chapters  in our lives won’t have a title until much later. -Bob Goff As a 23-year old, fresh out of grad school, I was certain of one thing.  […]

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8.24

Tonight I wrote a poem. Yes.  It was a love poem. Those are always the best kind. But not gushy and sweet, like the ones I write when he gives me butterflies  with just one […]

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My Greatest Fear As A Single Woman

  It is tiring always being “ON”.  It would be nice, even if only every once in a while, to be able to not have to be responsible for every single aspect of my life.  […]

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SCSU Alumni- Reputation and Responsibility

Life today has a certain level of comfort associated with it.  Instant gratification, inflated perceptions of self-importance and a lifestyle of ease can lead to complacency.  Today I received a jolt of reality and was […]

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Learning How to Multiply

My memory isn’t that great. I’d like to say that’s a function of the aging process but truth is, I’ve never had a good memory. That’s why I try to write everything down- for future […]

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“On Time” Principle

About a month ago I was preparing to attend a painting event in Crystal City where you create your own painting.  After much consideration, I decided that the work of art I was going to create […]

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A Faith That’s Meant to Be Shared

I walked into a wonderful conversation the other day.  I, and other members of the church I now work at as the Interim Children’s Director, were hosting the Kids Zone at the George Washington Parkway […]

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Submission – Getting to the Root of the Issue

This is part II of a reflection on Submission.  Check out the first part, S*bm!ss!@n. As you know, I am exploring the practice of submission in an attempt to grow in this area.  Therefore, I’ve […]

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The Table Experience

Two Saturdays ago I was sitting in a class at my home church, First Baptist of Glenarden.  As a side note, the instructor referenced something that sparked my interest.  She mentioned the “Table Principle”.  I never knew […]

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S*bm!ss!@n

Technically, submission has 10 letters.  But for a long time, in my book, it has been categorized as a 4-letter curse word.  I’m not unlike many independent, black females of the 21stcentury.  You mention the […]

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Speak Life!

Our words have the ability to build up, encourage and speak life into bleak situations.  I just want to share a few quick thoughts about how some words have taken me (and perhaps others) to the […]

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Experiencing Love With Our Senses

Baby Kadence is the newest addition to our family, just a few day’s shy of being 5 months old. I had the joy of visiting my sister and brother-in-law to-be, baby girl and other members of […]

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Pole Dancing Gone Wrong

For those of you that don’t know the real story behind how I dislocated my knee, here’s the edited version.  Those of you that are super spiritual and traditional in your thinking- this may not […]

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