Leaving the Past Behind

Letting go of the most loved causes the most excruciating pain and heartache.  Sometimes it seems the harder I try to hold on to something or someone the more gravity intensifies the reach.  The empty space between us increases beyond measure. I feel like some kind of criminal for feeling or wanting…wanting to be desired and loved.  Confused because…

I Am Who I Am!

I forgive myself for thinking that I am not perfect, not good enough, not smart enough and not lovable. I claim my perfection, my enough-ness, my intelligence, knowing  that I am loved and lovable. By Iyanla Vanzant

Appreciating Life

Today I helped rescue a young boy from a burning truck.  I’ve never witnessed an accident like that before.  The boy was in shock and incredibly frightened.  The fiery accident occurred on I-75 Northbound around the Troy/Clarkston area.  The only immediate fatality of the  8-10 car pile up happened to be in relation to the kid…

Wranglers of the West: African American Cowboys

Long gone are the days of wagon trips three towns away just to go to the trading market to buy supplies for the farm.  Now the only time calves are wrangled are at local stock and western show throughout the United States.  Even in schools, history teachers rarely or never teach African American history, and even less…

Quality Over Quantity

Spend more time with people who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. – Anonymous

My Ropes End

My face is tight as a ball of bands, Waiting to be undone. Jaws resembling an angry bear trap. Nostrils flare like peacock feathers. Heart racing through time’s equilibrium. My cerebral cortex pushes about electrodes. The thumping of my core bangs triumphantly, Every pulse streaming through charged veins. I stomp and roar, but no sound…

Give Thanks

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,” -Hebrews 12:28 (NIV)

Fashion Forward: Denim Denim Everywhere!

When did wearing denim stop being the fun and cool thing to do? Since the early 60’s, women and men strutted the streets in full jean jacket and bottom allegiance.   Whether covered in stone-wash from head to toe or sporting a fresh pair of Wranglers, denim jeans was and will continue to be a fundamental piece of…

Love’s Battle Within

Helplessness falls gracefully inside me, Without folly I surrender myself. Forgetting the inner soldier, A gift from my Father. Then all is silenced. His word flows through me.

Photo of the Week

  Moonlight reflects off the rotor blades of a helicopter during a long exposure of the helicopter taking off into the dark sky. Courtesy of LIFE