Many of us after New Years or a little bit before the holiday start cleaning, rearranging, and organizing our homes. We do our best to clean everything from top to bottom. We don't want to have any unnecessary junk cluttering our lives for the future a head. There are two areas that seem to be… Continue reading Releasing Emotional Baggage: Cleaning Your Inner Closet
Life can come at us fast with various situations to adjust to within a short period of time. There are seasons in our lives where our faith will be tested to it's brink by the onset of unexpected challenges, circumstances, and what may appear at the time as chaos. Life may come at us fast… Continue reading Life Comes At You Fast : Staying Steadfast In Your Faith
The strong friend is the go to person when you need advice, prayer, a pick me up, and just being around their energy gives us a sense of comfort. We can subconsciously place our friends or loved ones into subcategories to best fit our needs based on our admiration. We view those friends as the… Continue reading What About Our Strong Friend?
I've learned through age, maturity, and in carrying the balancing act of marriage and family the distinction of being alone and being lonely. The delicate understanding of acknowledging my combination of being both extroverted and introverted allows me to have an appreciation of both roles in my life in excitement of connecting my energy and… Continue reading The Difference In Being Alone And Being Lonely: Enjoying Alone Time
Most know the obvious ways relationships that are romantic, friendship, or other can be damaged with no end of return. However, there a few subtle ways we ruin the prospect in establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships that are eye openers to recognize to prevent doomed sabotage. Let's be real, honest, and take some ownership… Continue reading 7 Subtle Ways We Ruin Relationships
We don't openly share about rejection due to the fact that oftentimes we see rejection as a personal attack, a rub against our ego, and a measure of adequacy. In truth there, are three ways to look at rejection in growing both spiritually, emotionally, professionally without taking it as personal defeat. Rejection For Your Protection… Continue reading Rejection Broken Down 3 Ways
Motherhood can be pretty tricky for moms in carving some much needed alone time that has nothing to do with prepping and cleaning from the usual norm. My husband "kicked me out" of the house to have some much needed alone time. Yes, I was in desperate need of some alone time after sharing myself… Continue reading Mom’s Day Out!: What Do I Do?
There was an old school song from the 90's that I would hear my mother play on the radio sung passionately by the R&B group Xscape entitled, "Who Can I Run To?" The song along with it's interpretation within it's lyrics were in reference to love. The question can also be applied in using discernment,… Continue reading Who Can I Run To?
I recently went through a roller coaster season of extreme highs and the lowest of the blows. Roller coaster seasons are emotionally draining because there are so many switch ups and shake ups that you're trying to take in during a short period of time. It's in those unpredictable seasons that we must strengthen our… Continue reading Through Switch Ups & Shake Ups: You’re Covered
I was recently asked by a young attendant at a special needs family event at an indoor park," What are your biggest fears as an autism mom?" The attendant was smiling making small talk while watching our daughter Paris from afar bouncing from one area to another in the huge indoor sports arena. I could… Continue reading “What Are Your Biggest Fears As An Autism Mom?”
I could feel my throat getting tight as I held the mic. My heart was pumping out of my chest. It's wasn't just the fact that I had on some stiletto heels that had my knees shaking, but it was the fear of what if I messed this up. I love music, and I've been… Continue reading The Strength In God Giving Confidence
Most men if faced with the arduous task of being a single father would flee the scene at any given moment. My father, Archie Gaines was called to do it, and he stepped up to the plate. He is a strong believer in the fact that a man should take care of his family no… Continue reading My Full Time Dad: Honoring Single Fathers
Motherhood can be a bit tricky when it comes down to building relationships due the the juggling act of our many responsibilities, family dynamics, our children's personalities, and not to mention our own makeup in disposition. In truth, not every mom fits into the stock image of the motherhood girlfriend subgroups. We find ourselves identifying… Continue reading Odd Mom Out
The chains that have us bound aren't linked to a forever status of our circumstances unless we choose to accept defeat in being locked bound in forever turmoil. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalms 107 : 14 NIV "My It's Dark" The first thing my 5… Continue reading The Chains Are Broken
Jealous and envy aren't the easiest subjects to discuss in self reflection. You'll find thousands of quotes online that are more focused on handling jealousy when it's more directed towards us instead of when it's coming from the inside . Yet, if we're honest many of would have to admit that we've battled the gut… Continue reading Unveiling The Green Eyed Monster: Knocking Envy At It’s Core
Many of us give of ourselves in various roles and capacities. We were created as believers through living discipleship to worship, serve, and for purpose for God. When we give of ourselves in any capacity we should do so freely, in love, with a pure heart, sound mind, and with genuine intentions. Our giving of… Continue reading Martyr Servants
The journey of life will bring about many connections in relationships. There will be some relationships that will last a lifetime, but there will be other relationships in which God will deem that have ran their course. The "gift of goodbye" allows you to take in each encounter as a blessing or lesson from God… Continue reading The Gift Of Goodbye
Bubbly personalities have an intriguing appeal to most in being friendly, perky, contagiously happy, and very optimistic. I've been told that I have a bubbly personality, for which I take as a compliment. There's another side in having a bubbly personality that can feel daunting in perception with accommodating everyone else's behavioral needs, expectations, and… Continue reading Don’t Burst Your Bubble: The Other Side Of Bubbly Personalities
There are somethings in life that you can't fake it until you make it and confidence within truly loving yourself is one them. I truly feel that confident parents who have a true understanding of God's calling for their lives and who are secure with themselves raise children who in turn are the same. I… Continue reading Tough Love : You Can’t Fake Self- Love & Confidence
I've composed a few "wild card" questions given by friends, family, and some inbox wild card questions from some supportive followers to share a little bit more about me in a lighthearted way. Let's have some fun!