My New Love Story

For me, it all started with a business meeting almost gone bad, that we both share different takes on: As I contemplated leaving in disgust, at the apparent disregard of my valuable time, Harold arrived fashionably late with seemingly not a care in the world. Harold on the other hand says ” I thought:  ‘My she [...]

Moving from Devastating Divorce to New Divine Destiny

When I first got divorced from my college sweetheart back in 2008 after 14 years of marriage and 19 years of friendship, I thought I’d never ever marry anyone BUT him again.  I mean, I was believing God for restoration and knew He had definitely presented the opportunities, but for more reasons than one, that just [...]

A Single Parent’s Declaration : ” I Still Have Joy!”

I absolutely hate being a single parent. Sort of! I know that may be strong words for some, but for me, it’s a reality. Especially because it was something I never intended to be or expected to experience. I mean each of my daughters birth were “planned” as much as two parents can plan and [...]

My Authentic Life

Yep, it’s been a while. Nevertheless here’s an interesting and enlightening post.  I wrote this poem back on November 22, 2009 and really had no intentions of posting it here. However,  I’m sharing it with you on what would be my 16th wedding anniversary, had my college sweetheart not decided he needed a break (2) [...]

To Date Or Not To Date

I was watching TV one day during my “me time”  and stumbled upon “Let’s Talk About, Pep” the VH-1 reality show featuring Sandra “Pepa” Denton of Salt-n-Pepa fame. Last I hear and saw, “Salt” Cheryl (James) Wray is actually a born-again Christian, who’s preparing for her first gospel album. Pep, on the other hand is [...]

Take Time Out For You!

Well it’s Friday and I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Tonight Pastor Jamal Bryant, founder of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple and author of new book World War Me will be here in Jacksonville for 1st Fridays Jax, which is sponsored by Millennium Masters founded my good friend and ministry mentor Pastor B. Dwayne Hardin of [...]

Conquering Unforgiveness

I’ve barely been divorced for a year and find the depth of this human experience, quite amazing. You just never really know what random occurrence may stir up unexplainable emotions or evidence that hidden residue still exists. In mid-2008 when I realized, it appeared that despite my values, my morals and despite my commitment to [...]

What I Love and Hate About School Open Houses

I love days like today. Today my 5 year old had her class’s “Open House”. She was so excited about going that it seemed like every 2 minutes she was trying to count me down, until it was really time to go. Which as you can imagine, took forever, in her mind. During the open [...]

Essence Magazine's Recent Blog Post Gives "Church Couples" Something To Ponder

Happy Monday! You know what? I almost forgot to share with you a post from another blog I read last week. It’s one of Essence Magazine’s blogs that has been receiving lots of feedback, so I knew I had to share it. It centers on whether or not Christians Married Folks are choosing the ‘church” [...]

Nevertheless, Let's Count Our Blessings

As I sat home today spending some time outside with my girls enjoying the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, I was talking to another single mom about typical things. Kids, work etc … Our girls go to the same schools and play with each other, when time and lifestyles permit. As we were sharing about [...]