The Fall/Winter Garden: A Lesson in Self-Care

When you live in an area with this kind of heat, there are few joys in being outside during the summer months. But then the cooler months arrive, and what becomes bitter cold to many is, in the words of Goldilock’s Baby Bear, just right…for the gardener, that is. Someone posed a question as to […]

Investing in December–and Every Day

Each month I use my planner to complete a monthly review, an idea I “borrowed” from the iBloom planner team. The review is a great way to take stock of where I am personally and professionally versus where I desire to be. Based upon the original idea, I have four categories: what went well what […]

Raising Our Daughters: Don’t Forget the “But God…” Stories (part 2)

I left off from my first post about raising daughters and healing generational wounds with a question: So, where am I after all of this processing?   The word “intentional” is used so frequently in today’s vernacular until it almost sounds cliché. Yet, being intentional has a sense of urgency to it, and for certain, […]

Raising our Daughters: Don’t Forget Your “But God…” Stories (part 1)

I stumbled across a random article from online magazine Madame Noire while scrolling through my Facebook timeline a few days back. It is not a site that I subscribe to nor would I take interest in much of the content, so I figure I must in some way have matched their demographic. It had to be […]

What Black History Teaches Us About God (part 1)

I am often intrigued by the responses of people regarding our celebration of what is commonly called Black History Month.  It speaks to how much race is still core to who we are as Americans; it also speaks to how fragile we can be on this same subject.  Perhaps we simply confuse discussions of race […]

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