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Chasing Meaning

This post may seem more like a journal entry than previous posts, so reader be warned! I am a 58-year old underemployed black woman.  I have three degrees and over 30 years of professional work experiences.  I have held a “side gig” for close to fifteen years that has never turned in to anything other… Continue reading Chasing Meaning

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What She Said

I think it’s safe to say that most people believe me when I tell them something.  This is certainly true when there has been an ongoing relationship.  Once we’ve spent time observing someone, checking that their behaviors and words match up, we tend to assign some value to their character.  Admit it, you do it… Continue reading What She Said

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Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

Depending on your source, it has been said that the average adult speaks anywhere from 10,000 – 30,000 words each day.  This reminds me of a movie that came out years ago about a man who only had 1000 words left before he died.  This movie, starring Eddie Murphy, got me to thinking about what… Continue reading Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

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Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece

There we were, over 150 women divided in to small groups designed for conversation and connection.  We came to be heard, to listen, to share, and celebrate each other.  The night’s topic, based on Ephesians 2:10, was about being God’s Masterpiece. After looking at different biblical translations and the trusty Thesaurus; we learned that we… Continue reading Being His Poetry; His Masterpiece

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Bloom Where You are Planted

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that… Continue reading Bloom Where You are Planted

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Because You are My Valentine

I created you with purpose I planned a course for you to take Your every step is ordered My sweet, Valentine In love I shaped your being With grace I blessed your life My hope is for your future Because you are My Valentine I sent My Son to take on your sins I sacrificed… Continue reading Because You are My Valentine

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The Inconsideration of Comparison

Many of us do it.  We look at posts on social media and wonder, “How does she look so refreshed?  She has three kids under the age of seven; I only have two.”  Or, “Wow, they look so happy.  And us, well we look happy… and tired!”  And then there are the moms who feed… Continue reading The Inconsideration of Comparison