Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

This Little Light Of Mine

I was very shy as a child. My mom would always encourage me to speak up without fear in expressing myself through the gifts she saw in me as a little girl. I will never forget my children's choir director at one church we attended paid me five dollars to say " Ooouuu" in a… Continue reading This Little Light Of Mine

Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

A Mother’s Tears : Heal Our Land

It was a hot muggy July day on a Georgia summer in 2005. I was in my third trimester expecting my first child driving my old 86' Hatch Honda Civic heading up a country back road with my car packed full of boxes from my old apartment as I was preparing to embark on a… Continue reading A Mother’s Tears : Heal Our Land

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Survivor’s Guilt: The Other Side Of Overcoming Adversity

There's nothing like hearing the triumph of a hero's story from battle. Those of us who grew up reading superhero comic books counted on the illustrations to tell the story of how our famed heroes defeated the mighty hands of their adversaries. If you're like my kids and I who oftentimes watch the mega superhero… Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt: The Other Side Of Overcoming Adversity

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Giants Fall : Victory Over Personal Giants

My teenage son and my tiny seven year old love to race. My son looks like an absolute giant lined up to his tiny seven year old sister. I admire how she boldly stands right beside him at the start of the race with a sense of determination in her eyes to make it undefeated… Continue reading Giants Fall : Victory Over Personal Giants

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

You’re Better Than That : Growing In Accountability

There's a distinct moment in every parent's life where we observe our children acting in disobedience from the lessons we instilled in them for the better. We are disappointed in their behavior because we know we gave them from the best of our knowledge instruction to act better because we see the best in them.… Continue reading You’re Better Than That : Growing In Accountability

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Taking Care Of Home : Getting Your House In Order

The onset of Spring always brings my senses to tingling in anticipation of doing some needed home repairs and organizing. Our family along with the rest of the nation received an earlier than expected spring break when for health concerns it was mandated for all schools, most businesses, and other institutions to close temporarily to… Continue reading Taking Care Of Home : Getting Your House In Order

Marriage and Family, Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair

It's not a week that goes by as a mother when I don't hear one of my children mutter the words " That's not fair." My students will openly share with their classmates, and they will share whole group in class about situations that they deem as unfair passionately with fellow peers nodding in agreement.… Continue reading Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Lord will Fight For You

I can remember an old childhood saying, "Handle my lightweight" in playing teasing neighborhood games. It didn't take long for the years leading up to adulthood to sink in where I encountered real battles to fight, and I couldn't use my on strength in fighting the battles that faced me alone. The Lord can handle… Continue reading The Lord will Fight For You

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength

I've always admired in full regards the character trait of meekness. I found myself as a chronic people pleaser who despised any form of conflict struggling at times on how to differentiate between meekness and my inner warrior spirit. I've gained through age, experiences, and spiritual maturity more of a clarity in understanding my inner… Continue reading Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience

My six year old daughter has tugged my attention for two weeks about her loose tooth. She's discovered the magic of the tooth fairy, and she loves to buy her own stuff at a nearby Dollar Tree, so she's eager to have the tooth gone. Payton has gone as far to ask me to pull… Continue reading Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

A Safe Place

My night senses have grown deeper in being in tune to awake when my twin daughter enters my room at night to run into my bed. It's usually after a bad dream that my sweet daughter Paris calls out "Mom" as her feet pitter -patter quickly through the dark to jump safely into the center… Continue reading A Safe Place

Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

No More Tripping: A Bulk In The Floor Changed My Life’s Prospective

Finally, we had the eyesore of the ugly bulk fixed on the hardwood floor in the front room. It had been a week since the floor was fixed, but for some reason I kept walking by the spot cautiously to not trip as if the problem was still there. The humor in walking on a… Continue reading No More Tripping: A Bulk In The Floor Changed My Life’s Prospective

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Don’t Be Hard To Help

I have two children who are fiercely independent in being strong willed. My son and daughter duo have an age gap of eight years apart, yet they similarly take pride in saying, "I got it Mom" in most scenarios. There are times that it's obvious that they both need a helping hand on separate occasions… Continue reading Don’t Be Hard To Help

Friendship, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here

One of my dearest friends asked if it would be okay to get my girls for a visit to give me a little time to myself. I knew she had her own brood of four kiddos under the age of six herself, and I hesitated in not wanting to be a burden. We sat in… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

You’re Not Alone: ” You Have People!”

My mom comforted us with assurance when we all left home in branching out to the real world of adulthood with a short saying,"Remember, you have people." She shared in her southern accent that no matter what came our way, what challenges we faced, or what the future looked like that we had "people" in… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: ” You Have People!”

Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

When I’m Not At My Strongest I Reach Out To God For Strength

I've learned in taking off my Superwoman cape that there's power and not weakness in owning your vulnerabilities. It takes a lot of courage to admit when you're not at the baseline of your normalcy when balancing life and parenting. I'm humbled in my spirit when I encounter situations that are beyond my control, or… Continue reading When I’m Not At My Strongest I Reach Out To God For Strength

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Lord Will Fight For You

I can remember an old childhood saying, "Handle my lightweight" in playing teasing neighborhood games. It didn't take long for the years leading up to adulthood to sink in where I encountered real battles to fight, and I couldn't use my on strength in fighting the battles that faced me alone. The Lord can handle… Continue reading The Lord Will Fight For You

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

No More Crying Over Spilled Milk : God Restores

Most of us as parents can relate to various scenarios where our children freaked out in emotion from a simple spill of a drink, thinking they've lost something that was actually staring them right in their faces, needing comfort from being let down by someone they cared for, or thinking it was the end of… Continue reading No More Crying Over Spilled Milk : God Restores

Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

I Won’t Complain

Every homeowner knows that following the joy of closing on your new beautiful home awaits the biggest responsibility of home repairs and maintenance. I had three major repairs that hit spontaneously in one week of our home of nearly eight years, and I learned a major lesson in gratitude during my series of weekly repairs… Continue reading I Won’t Complain

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Who Are You Talking To?

The closest of family, friends, and loved ones will occassionally have disagreements. The words and actions we use in handling conflicts tests the depths of how we truly value our loved ones in being apart of our lives. We can choose to focus on the issue at hand in sharing our grievances with those we… Continue reading Who Are You Talking To?