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 [...]

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) [...]

Free Valentine's Day MP3

Happy Valentines Day, I had a great time yesterday on Successfully Single, a virtual conference I did with my good friends Tara Travis and Barb Pruitt. Are You Successfully Single?! God really ministered as we all shared our testimonies and practical steps to we adhere to, to make sure we’re living Successfully Single. Of course [...]

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” [...]

Make It a "Triple Hooray" Day!

Well, despite the way it appeared my day started off yesterday, (Up & At ‘em Down Single-Parenting Lane) I’m happy to report it turned out to be remarkable in several ways. As a matter of fact, it all started right after I wrote the post about Wednesday being just “one of those mornings” “chuckle” Next [...]

Up & At 'em Down Single-Parenting Lane

Okay, so when I woke up this morning, it was just “one of those days”! You know, the kind we all have, right? I mean, I was tired, because I stayed up too late. I couldn’t roll over because at the moment I realized both my girls had made their way in my bed, which [...]

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 [...]