Year Five: Living in Grace

First of all… HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY ACCORDING TO CHRIS! Welcome to your grace year! Before I celebrate the present and look to the future, lets reflect… It all started with a whole lot of inspiration from Pinterest and a random idea to start a blog…  What the heck was I thinking?  I wasn’t popular so…

Same Situation, Different Disposition

The scenario goes like this: You are telling your friend about what happened to you today…. Someone cut you off in traffic, the job withheld your check, the lady at the grocery store cut you in line. You can fill in the actual factuals. Either way, your friend immediately chimes in with “If it were…

Slow Down….

To my disgrace, I logged into my blog site to discover I have not written a post since September 12th…It has been over a month since I have written! (YiKES!) This was so disturbing to me because According to Chris is my baby, something that I birth that was intended to touch as many people as…

THIS IS A TEST…THIS IS ONLY A TEST…

Have you ever felt like the walls were closing in on you, like everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, and like you can’t catch a break? *Raises hand.* I have felt that way lately, and I would bet my last few dollars that I am not alone. I am currently living in one of the…

We Vow to Remember… 9.11.01

Just as if it happened this morning, we all can remember where we were, what we were doing, and what was happening the moment we heard the news that one of the twin towers had been hit. We all remember the rushing agony to hear that the second tower had been hit. We can still…

Don’t Curse Your Miracle

Disclaimer: This post is directly influenced by, intended for, and speaking to ME!! I hope you can learn from it also. MY STORY: Somewhere around the beginning of last November, I had the brilliant epiphany that I wanted to return to school. I currently hold an Associates Degree in Occupational Sciences and work in a…

You Can Do ANYTHING!!!

I don’t have anything deep or super wise to post today. I am just extra excited and inspired! Today’s post is mainly inspired by my sister, Tonya Rouson.  Anyone who knows me, as I mentioned in my “Meet the Blogger” section, knows that I can see the DIY potential in ANYTHING! Furthermore, in my head,…

Adjust To The Season

“The biggest mistake I have made in my life is letting people stay in my life far longer than they deserve.”   I saw that quote as a status post on my friend’s Facebook wall…and it made me think. Likewise, I want to make you think. Take a moment and consider every important person that…

Your Condition Is Not Your Conclusion

Can you remember back to your childhood when all the story books began with “Once upon a time,” and ended with “The End?” In between those two phrases, a story would unfold; some stories telling of wild adventure, others telling of trial and triumph. Whatever the storyline, when you saw the phrase, “The End,” the…

Dear Mommy…

Dear Mommy,   It has been over 2 years since you went to heaven and left me here to live in your absence. There have been times that I felt handicapped because of my grief and my fear of doing things without you. But today, I have no tears of sadness, and do not feel…

Make your PASSION your PROFESSION

Today’s post is inspired by one of my friends, ShaRonda Lassiter. ShaRonda is an experienced make-up artist that has created elegant, beautiful, and exciting looks for weddings, proms, and any other occasion that you could possibly think of. Honestly, I’m not sure what she does by day, but off the clock, she transforms women from…