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Thank You God

I just want to tell you that God is Good. He will use others to be a blessing in your life. I already told God Thank you, but I wanted to Thank God in Public. As I prepare myself for online service at Emmanuel Baptist Church, I began to reflect on some of the things that some people say out of that thing they call a mouth. 
Then I realize people say things because they do not know any better. They do not know God and what he is capable of doing. But if it was not for his Grace (God blessing us when we do not deserve it) and Mercy (God not punishing us when our sins deserve it) where would you be today? Where would I be today? 
Someone did not wake up this morning, but you were blessed to see another day. You did not wake your self up #GodDidThat. You are blessed to have your five senses for another day, #GodDidThat. Someone lost their job last week and may not be able to provide for their family, but that pink slip bypassed your desk #GodDidThat. My faith has been shook several times, b…
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I Am Pooped

Being a parent is often wonderful. It's rewarding when you see you child(ren) develop, be successful in their studies, career and in life overall. However, please do not be deceived. Parenting is also overwhelming, draining, exhausting and challenging. Anyone who says different is not being honest with you or themselves. It is my responsibility to teach them to love and respect themselves as well as others. It is my responsibility to support them in all areas of life.

As their mom, I ensure and endure a lot.  I ensure all their needs and wants are met. I endure their problems, heartache and disappointment when things do not go according to their plan. I experience their ups, downs, success, failures, happiness and sadness. Along with them, I feel and experience all they go through. I strive to meet the demands of parenting. My teenager (the youngest) loves to come up with these mind-boggling requests. She is not concerned that every minute of my day is accounted for with work, mee…

Pace Yourself…Never Give Up and Never Give In!

Our daughter's will encounter obstacles along their journey.
Our daughter's will be told "No" several times along their journey.
Our daughter's will experience failure and disappointment along their journey.
They will gain some friends and they will lose some along the way. Nonetheless, they will learn and understand that it is not meant for  everyone to travel along with them as go through the journey of life.
As parent's, we must be there to pick them up when thingslookbleak. We must be there when they feel like they can no longer continue their journey. We must motivate, encourage, support, pray for and pour into them. Most of all teach them to never give up and never give in. Tell them it may not look like things are working out for them now, but they should continue working towards their goals.

Tell them they should pace themselves. Do not expect immediate results or success. Let them know that everything takes time. Encourage them to have faith and believe …

A Rainbow of My Own

While sitting in the middle of my bed after waking up for the second time today, guess what I saw on my bedroom wall? A rainbow. Before you ask, no there was nothing in my window and there was nothing on my television stand that allowed any sort of reflection. I was baffled and amazed. Yet I continued to stare at it until it faded. I believe it was God's way of getting my attention. His way of communicating and relaying his message to me.
There have been days when life seems to get the best of me. I have so much on my mind. It seems as though it is constantly racing. It never slows down or stop. As a result, I often have sleepless nights. There have been times when I wanted to give up which was the easiest thing to do. However, I know that quitting is never an option and not the example I want to set for my two brown girls. I know it is only because of God's grace that my strength grows and I can move forward.
I often pray and talk to God. However, I have been praying and tal…

Who Do You Identify With In The Sea Of Life?

While attending Medgar Evers College, I was introduced to the worlds renowned author Ms. Iyanla Vanzant. My public speaking professor began each class with a daily meditation from Acts of Faith which was authored by Ms. Vanzant. Eventually, I purchased this book and a few others. Years later, I continue to read the Acts of Faith.
While sitting at my desk, I turned to today's meditation and my eyes made it's way to the bottom of the page. The message stated "I know who I am in the sea of life." After reading it, I reversed it and asked myself two questions. "Do you know who you are in the sea of life?" "Who do you identify with in the sea of life?"

My eyes scrolled back to the top of the page and I began to read today's daily meditation. As I am reading, I realize I have encountered almost every fish that was mentioned. This made me think about the people I have crossed paths with in the past, as well as, in the present. It also caused me to t…

She Did It Without Him

For the past two weeks, Nyasia has been preparing for this day. She had practice every day after school from 6pm -7:30pm and two Super Saturday rehearsals from 9am-1pm. This rehearsal includes the marching band and her dance mates who only attend the performing arts program after school and on Saturdays. During this rehearsal, the entire performing arts program and the band practice the routine together. Today is the day. It is one of the most important days of her life. Nyasia spent all her time rehearsing afterschool and out home. She along with her bandmates from The Brooklyn United Marching Band (BU) performed at the Nets vs Knicks halftime show. This was her first time performing at such a large venue. She was excited and scared at the same time. I was thrilled to be there to support her and provide her words of encouragement and comfort during our commute to the venue. 
The call time was at 11:30am. I awoke at 7:30am to prepare myself. At 8:30am I begin preparing, checking and …

Yesterday, I Was.....Today, I Am.....

Yesterday, I was.....
A writer with no words to write An author with nothing to publish An artist with a blank canvas A singer without a song to sing A runner, with no sense of direction and going nowhere fastAn athlete with no game to play A teacher who has nothing to teach Guarded and afraid to love another manA parent who felt unsure as I faced problem and challenges of motherhoodI was a prisoner of my pastLiving in fear
Today, I am.....
A writer who has much to say An author who will tell her storyAn artist who has created the vision I want for my lifeA singer with a song in my heart and praise in my mouth. Taking the necessary steps to move my life in a more meaningful directionLearning to succeed at this game called life A mother who taught her daughters to love themselves mind, body and soulA mother who taught her daughters to surround themselves with positive people Vulnerable and willing to take the risk of loving againLearning from my mistakes and becoming a better parent and…