Disconnect. Reset.

God spoke to me through the most unusual thing.  Today’s blog is inspired by my cell phone. | Disconnect. Reset. | I am not a fan of my cell phone.  Don’t get it twisted, I’m still down with #teamAndroid, it’s just that I have an older model phone — B (maybe C) list Samsung Galaxy,…

Simply Thankful

This post may not have a lot of frills and thrills.  I hope you are still inspired… | Simply Thankful | Obviously the Thanksgiving season is here and in full effect… T minus 7 days until Turkey Day!!!  While I have spent the last 15 days of November reading what others have posted for 30…

Darkness. Light. Responsibility.

Early apologies that there probably won’t be any knock-knock jokes.  After reading an article concerning a young life that was taken way too soon, and I am grieved.  I just want to share what is on my heart today. |Darkness.  Light.  Responsibility.|   Darkness – dark·ness  – /ˈdärknəs/ (noun): the partial or total absence of…

Heart Check: The Message…My Truth

Disclaimer: I will be very vulnerable. Please be gentle with my heart. | Heart Check: The Message…My Truth | This weekend I was smacked with a harsh truth concerning Christen Diane Rouson. Once I finally kick you out of my life, you aren’t welcome to come back. Let me try to justify… I am loyal,…

This or That, or Both: Removing Limitations

Preface:  I have been wrestling  with blogging from the title “This, That, or Both” for about the last 3 weeks.  In standard Christen fashion, I talked myself out of it because, truthfully, I was talking myself out of everything (I’ll explain more later).  Some time ago, my Pastor preached a sermon from that title and,…

Watch Your Mouth

Alright so I had this beautiful blog written out, and if I’m 100% honest, it was fluff.  It was well written, but I was being more poetic than honest.  Ironically, I began the blog by saying that I would be a bit transparent and possibly a bit chatty.  I only held up one end of…

First Things First

Disclaimer:  I am going to be a bit transparent about some of my thought processes and feelings today.  Please don’t judge me, judge your Algebra 1 Part B teacher. Preface: I didn’t come up with that title…if you couldn’t figure that out.  Furthermore, the overall moral of this story will not be original either.  Some…

Are You Sure You’re Ready?

Hope for the best, plan for the worst. -Lee Child Disclaimer:  I can’t really say that today’s thought will be poetically constructed.  Today will be more like a conversation with a good friend over cup of warm apple cider or a glass of wine.  I hope we can just chat for a few. “Hope for…

Reclaiming My Time

Disclaimer:  This won’t be a general message for everybody. “Reclaiming my time.”  This phrase became popular by Rep. Maxine Waters, or “Auntie Maxine” as many of us call her, as she tried to silence Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, as he, in short, wasted her time…literally.  (View the video on…well, anywhere to see.)  Because the phrase…

It’s Okay to Not be Okay

Last Saturday in my [first] Vlog post Be Rescued and Rescue — Tell Your Story, I talked about how I learned how to wear a mask.  No, I’m no referring to a portion of a costume.  😒  I’m talking about the mask that I’d strategically wear to hide the real me and only display a character…

Don’t Force It: Outgrowing and Moving On

This post is inspired by my writer’s block…Nothing deep!  I legit had NOTHING to post as of 3:30 p.m. yesterday.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I had about 4 saved drafts that weren’t “speaking to me,” and a few ideas rolling around but nothing was connecting.  I did what any good writer who hits the…