Take Time to Heal

It feels odd to post about what you’re about to read amongst other posts about style and hair care, but this post is about real life. I’m writing this post because I made a goal that I would share real life with you. I said I didn’t want to be surface deep and share only the good times with you (post here).  I said I wanted to be transparent and real with you. That means I can’t share only good deals and happy moments. I have to share the good, bad, ugly, and sad with you. But what if it…

I’m Covered

In a previous post, I wrote about the miraculous changes that have been occurring in my life. This post is the story of how I arrived at the point of a miraculous change. What a journey I have been on for the past several months. It all started over the summer when some health events brought me worry and anxiety. I was praying my typical prayers. I had been praying the same prayers for days, months, weeks, and years. The same prayers that were intended to soothe my fears but these prayers did not soothe my anxiety. I was praying what…

A New Day

I don’t know that words can truly capture what I want to type tonight. I intend to write about my journey back to God soon but tonight I felt I had to quickly capture what just took place in my life. It is a Monday night but it is not a basic Monday night. It’s a New Beginning, A New Day, A Clean Slate, A Fresh Start, A Renewed Spirit, and A Renewed Mind. I went into a service with a desire to hear from God. I’ve been talking to him for quite some time now and struggling with some…

Don’t Worry

Worry. What a powerful little word. Today I’ve been thinking about worry. Mainly because I have a health situation that is causing me worry. I’ve been consumed with worry, anxiety, dread, fear, stress, and any other negative word you can think of. After some prayer, soothing tunes, and tears I felt a peace come over me. What do I have to worry about? I know the ultimate healer. I’m a child of God. Whose hands would I rather be in? I started thinking to myself how did I get here to this peaceful moment. You see, I am not a…

Time Heals All

About a week ago I took a small road trip with one of my oldest and dearest friends to Tennessee. This was a first for us. In the 15+ years that we’ve been friends we have never set off on an adventure past our own backyards. While on the trip, several thoughts came to my mind about life. I stood on my hotel balcony and stared out across a beautiful lake and into the gorgeous mountains of East Tennessee and I thought: Life is not always what we want, always what we need, or think we want and need. Life…

Give Love and Hope

This topic has been on my heart and my mind for months and – maybe even years if I truly put it on a timeline. The topic is broad but it centers around modesty, attitudes, and how we treat others. As I begin to write this post I’m backspacing and trying to find the right words for what I want to say. Modesty is a topic that is very important to me because as a teenager and into my early 20’s I lived as a Pentecostal woman. I learned to love my makeup free face and my long skirts. I…

Blessed to be a Mother

Why do I love being a mom? Oh, I would love to tell you all about it.  Today the thought of being a mother overwhelmed me. I thought about all the ways I have grown and changed as a person throughout the years. I also thought about how nothing worked out as planned. Prepare for mushy words. The reasons are basic in some ways but are also so amazing I can hardly find words to explain it. Being a mother changed me into someone for better and for worse in many ways. I can’t say I’m one of those moms…