What Are You Carrying?

The single most distinctive thing that separates women from men is our capacity to carry life. It’s what makes us women. We were born to do this thing. That’s a very special kind of ability that is like no other. Being able to see our bellies grow inch by inch to the point where we … Continue reading What Are You Carrying?

The Push

I have these days when sometimes I wake up with the peace of God surrounding me, like I’m drenched in it.  I love those days. The birds are chirping my favorite song. The kids get out of bed without me having to drag them. The husband is extra sweet with an extra spoonful of honey. … Continue reading The Push

An Open Letter to Insecure Women

Do not take it lightly being a woman. This alone makes us royal. We are mothers even if we don’t have children because we birth goodness into the Earth. We balance the atmosphere. We strengthen the environment giving men a place to come and be healed and be set free from the combines of their … Continue reading An Open Letter to Insecure Women

A Well Watered Purpose

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. -Deuteronomy 31:6   There is a beautiful transformation that takes place in the soul when we just keep going. Pushing through what looks … Continue reading A Well Watered Purpose

That Space (A Poem)

You’d better find your space Your space to be liberal and free Your space to bring all of you and all of God and all of your uniqueness And make your uniqueness slave to no one’s conformity Because God has made you free You’d better find your space The freedom there in that space is … Continue reading That Space (A Poem)

Love Yourself in the Middle (A Poem)

You’ve had it rough but you made it Not yet where you want to be but far enough from where you used to be to stop and marvel your progress You’re in the process girl you made it May not feel like golden fairy dust and yellow scented rose petals but you made it Sweating … Continue reading Love Yourself in the Middle (A Poem)

Home (A Poem)

Could it be where familiar faces greet me at the door and smells of commonly eaten foods fill the space, leaving no room for the aroma of life outside that door. Could it be in the streets I roamed so frequently that I notice when neighbors are unfamiliar and potholes were finally filled and when … Continue reading Home (A Poem)

In the Daylight of Broken Dreams (A Poem)

I can see heaven in the daylight of broken dreams Seamless connections connecting us one to the other A hopeful humanity Hopeful that humanity will see my resemblance and make room for me Let the ceiling up for me to grow tall Open the door wide enough for me to get my toe outside the … Continue reading In the Daylight of Broken Dreams (A Poem)

She’ll Find A Way (A Poem)

She finds a way She’ll find a way always To push into purpose with weak limbs and tired fingers She finds a way She’ll find a way always To see life like light through tears that threaten her vision She’ll see anyway See herself on the other side of it “On the other side of … Continue reading She’ll Find A Way (A Poem)

A Promise Deferred… (A Poem)

The days had rolled over time and time again And again she lay in her poison Lay in her hurt Drenched in her own purposelessness Knowing less of herself than she knew the day before Dark heavy curtains boycotting the sunshine Her joy doing a stand-in Won’t let herself into this moment Locked the door … Continue reading A Promise Deferred… (A Poem)

Girl, You’re Worth It

You haven’t done it yet because you don’t think you're worth it. How many of us have dreams that we constantly push back and put on the back burner because of our to do list? Days, weeks and even years go by before we decide to finally write the first page of that book, record … Continue reading Girl, You’re Worth It

Intentional Faith & Guarded Hearts

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.   The world is increasingly becoming more fearful, more anxious, … Continue reading Intentional Faith & Guarded Hearts

When Daily Life Becomes Overwhelming

There are so many things I haven’t gotten a chance to do and so many things that I need to do. I have personal goals, business goals, family goals, marriage goals, goals concerning my kids and on and on. It can be a lot on the soul to be constantly reaching for more apples and … Continue reading When Daily Life Becomes Overwhelming

Shame Off You

Back in my pigtail and plaits days there were sometimes moments when I snuck in the fridge to eat cheese or butter or whatever looked like a heavenly piece of yumminess. There were times when I would fight over toys and accidentally hurt the fellow youngin that wanted it as much as I did. There … Continue reading Shame Off You

Waiting For Another Word…

Getting what God has for us is a lifelong process. Keyword being process. We don’t get everything all at once or get better all at once or become some magical all-knowing being. We learn along the way, pick up some things along the way and drop some things along the way. Process. But how do we know … Continue reading Waiting For Another Word…