Encourage

Loving You

Tweet Do you love yourself? I know that you are funny, bright, smart, adorable, and pretty. I know that, but do you? Can you look in the mirror and honestly say, “I love what I see, I love me!”? Do you cringe when you get out the shower and catch a glimpse of yourself in […] Read more…

Lessons from My Puppy

Tweet Lesson #1 – Always know what’s going on around you/Be Alert!/It’s ok to be nosey sometimes…. Lesson #2 – It is important to get rest… Lots and Lots of Rest… Lesson #3 – Make Sure You Eat Right! Lesson #4 – Although life can sometimes be confusing…. There is always a reason to smile! […] Read more…

Comes The Dawn

Tweet I took a class last Spring dealing with counseling women.  The Professor shared this poem with the class and I have been in love with it ever since.  The title alone reminds me that we always have a new day to look forward to.  Enjoy! ~ J.R. Comes The Dawn by Veronica Shoffstall After […] Read more…

Don’t Take No for an Answer

Tweet I was talking with a friend recently who applied to a doctoral program.  She was denied admission by her school of choice – she had not applied to other schools.  She told me she was not going to pursue the degree any further.  That was that. I’m not normally the fussing type (I can […] Read more…

Books to Uplift You

Tweet Happy Wednesday! From time to time, I will share with you Authors and Books that have encouraging messages.  Today is the Joyce Meyer Edition. “Beauty for Ashes” by Joyce Meyer is a riveting book.  In this book, Joyce shares her life testimony about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father,  how […] Read more…

Soul Food and Funnies

Tweet Great word from Bishop Jakes – we can’t let our past hinder us! The sound is not in sync for the first few moments, but Pastor Hezekiah shares a great testimony that teaches a great lesson. “Faithful is Our God” is a song that you can use to speak to your situations! (If this […] Read more…

Dear Mama

Tweet Every time I hear this song, although my childhood was nothing like Tupac’s, I can’t help but feel such appreciation for my Mother. I am the only child and thanks to my Father, I am not completely spoiled rotten. My Mom does all that she can for me and she has certainly gone above and […] Read more…

Lifting Our Spirits

Tweet From the Book Walk Tall – Affirmations for People of Color by Carleen Brice No matter how bad things got, our ancestors found something to laugh at.  Humor was one of their positive coping skills. A sense of humor can get us through some pretty tough spots, but sometimes it’s hard to find things […] Read more…

No Regrets

Tweet Wonderful Wednesday to You! I decided some years ago to live with no regrets. In spite of some of the bad choices I have made, along with mistakes, I look at them as learning experiences. I do not carry a load of guilt or shame around (think about Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady”) and I […] Read more…

When Tragedy Strikes

Tweet Troubling times causes us to look to God and ask, “Why?” Why did a man, who was laid off on a Thursday, go back to his former job in Troy, Michigan on the folllowing Monday and shoot three people, killing one? Why did the Virginia Tech student go on a shooting rampage Monday morning […] Read more…

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