I personally enjoy seeing people reflect on how far they've matured, look youthful in appearance despite a decade, or be in a happier place within their spirit in glowing. I however know that what the world may view as a glow up of outer beauty compares to nothing of the spiritual glow up that only developing a relationship with Christ can give that radiates from the inside out.
I was always told my great grandmother Addie Sue was a true character in personality. One of her most famous quotes that has been passed down throughout the family as being told by my mother was," Give me my flowers now while I can smell them, and not when I 'm gone." I never met… Continue reading Thanks For The Flowers Now!
My son did the biggest 180 from being a mischievousness busybody that kept me on my toes from mishaps at school to being a solid honor roll student,evening out his temperament, and he's always talking about the future in attending college. He discuses often with me in sharing his growth saying, " Mama, I was… Continue reading Celebrate Your Growth: Recognize Triggers From Your Past
My daughters and I headed out the door to jump in the car to leave for the gym. One of my seven year old twins said " Eww, the car is a mess! " as she opened to door to get in the backseat to strap in her car seat. I took a peep to… Continue reading How Can You Get Mad At Your Own Mess?
I'm a mom with a preteen daughter and a teenage son in the house. We together try to grasp their ever changing hormones and mood swings as they grow into becoming their own. There are days as a mom I have whiplash from adjusting to my teens' fickleness in their attitude. Motherhood can be fickled.… Continue reading The Lord Is Certain: A Consistent Love In A Fickled World
I must admit that there are somedays where I feel on top of the world in growing into my own juggling life and kids. However, there were some periods in my life where I found myself soul searching in trying to cope through challenges in difficult seasons in understanding my true worth as a woman.… Continue reading KNOW YOUR WORTH
I would consider my children grateful; they don't ask for much. They have occasional moments like all children though when they've asked for a particular toy, a large helping at dinner time, or ask to go somewhere, but after they've asked for it they seem disenchanted in taking what they asked for granted. Many times… Continue reading You Asked For It: Be Careful What You Pray For
There are moments where my children have disagreements with their fellow siblings leaving one a bit more upset in their feelings.The other sibling is left feeling awkward in wanting to address the issue in making peace so things can go back to their playful norm. My oldest two children are at the age where they… Continue reading Grace In Grievances : Wisdom In Handling Conflicts
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
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
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
My teenage son and his tiny kid sister 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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