Living It, Breathing It, Being It

You may have noticed that each month I have posted a word as an affirmation. It has been an attribute one can develop that will help them live a full life. As I have posted, I have experienced.

This past month’s word has been patience.

During the month of August I have had the opportunity to practice patience. It has been stretched to limits I didn’t even know I had. Daily as I waited for things to happen, I was reminded of the character I was developing. It was not my intention to practice this. It has not been easy, but it has been fun.

I have not been waiting on a word from a doctor, or a job or some miraculous event.

It has just been everyday things. But there have been other attributes, like love.

and joy

In the beginning, I was not paying attention or making direct connections to what was happening around me and the words for each month. But as I experience more of them, it really makes me conscious of which words are chosen.

One of my favorites…

But the truth is I have loved all of them. They are a part of me and I guess my hope is that they will be a part of you too.

Book of the Month

When You Forget Your Phone

In my phone are hundreds of names and numbers. Without my phone, I only remember two phone numbers. I don’t even know my daughter’s phone number. When you have you bible with you, or access to it, you are probably pretty confident. But when you are in the midst of a trial and your bible and the app are not available, what do you rely on?

When You Forget Your Phone is a devotional that challenges you to memorize God’s word. If you know God’s word, it is easier to stand on His promises when your world is turbulent.

The fifteen verses included in this devotional are verses that God has spoken in the life of the author over the last year. This book will give some insight into her journey with the Lord.

Available on Amazon


Telling Our Stories

This week I was fortunate enough to have an article published in a new journal, Root Work Journal. It is a journal designed to share stories from and about African Americans.

More Than A Color tells the story of how African Americans fought back when others marginalized their worth and beauty. My story shows how they made all shades of brown beautiful.

The Story: More Than A Color

What Did She Do?

She Murdered It! Listen as the Sistas explain the composition of a good crimefighter.

Style. Class. And an X chromosome.  These are the ingredients for a successful detective. 

Phryne Fisher and Jessica Fletcher.  dynamic crime fighters whose attention to detail have foiled the plans of many criminals

These damsels are not in distress they are in fact applying stress to all who dare to break the law. Listen as the Sistas explain what makes them so good.

She Murdered It Episode 4

Art of the Month

This month we salute those High-Flyers. There are no limits to what we can achieve!

Bessie Coleman is an African American and Native American who became an aviator.  She was born in Atlanta Texas in 1892 and got her pilot’s license in France in 1921 because American flight schools did not allow African Americans in.

She made a living doing air shows. She bought her own plan

She died in an accident in 1926.

Mae C Jemison is an African American engineer, physician, and former NASA Astronaut. She was born in Alabama in 1956 but her family moved to Chicago.

When she joined NASA she worked in Launch Support and later on a Space Shuttle mission. She logged 190 hours in space and orbited the earth 127 times.  On her mission she took a poster of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a statue from West Africa and a photo of Bessie Coleman from her pilot’s license.