Life Lessons

The best way to find out how to navigate life is through life lessons.  Check out how God helps me through various situations, highs and lowers here:

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    Finish What You Started

    Do you recall your favorite pair of shoes growing up? While many rocked Nike Air Force Ones, I was a Converse kid, and my favorite pair were my yellow and blue All-Star Converse. I was twelve years old when I first laid my hands on the light yellow and blue high-tops. They were just my size, unique, and just like me. Whenever I walked down the hallway with my fresh kicks, I just knew I was the best thing since sliced bread. When friends complimented me on my shoes, all thirty-two of my teeth were on display( and if you know me, I’m not one to smile with my teeth…

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    7 Simple Steps to Help You Push Forward When You Want to Give Up

    Well, I’ve finally made it. Slight headache and all. The good news is I’m here and God receives ALL of the glory for that. Ladies, can I be honest? I didn’t plan to post tonight. My plan was to make up some bogus excuse as to why I wouldn’t be able to and simply wait until tomorrow, but this time I made the decision to say no. Last week I was encouraging you all to have no more excuses and bring your vision to life, yet here I was about to make an excuse myself. Talk about practicing what I preach. In a nutshell, this week has been far from…

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    Revitalizing My Journey to Refresh

    Businesses, marketing, services, oh my! If someone were to tell me I’d be doing all of these things and more, five years ago I would have looked at them and said, “You’ve lost your ever-loving mind.” I then would have eased in the phrase we all love, ” The devil is a lie” and mosied on my merry way. You see, for those unaware, I’ve been blogging since 2016. My first blog was known as“Christians in College,” which led to “REFRESH Magazine” and now I’m here on “My Journey to REFRESH”. During my transitions, I experienced severe doubt. I doubted my work not being good enough. I was envious of…

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    It’s Time to A.C.T!

    Growing up  I dreaded attending Wednesday night bible study.  In those two hours, church members would sing off-key hymns, clap offbeat, and messages would go forth I never understood. One night, during the service, I recall the pastor making a statement that everyone goes through something. Puzzled with pigtails, a notebook to doodle in,  and an urgency for the benediction, I remember thinking, “Not me!”  Outside of my aggravating school teachers and crushes who could care less about me, I really didn’t go through anything. I was aware of God, my mom loved me and my grades were decent.  I mean what true issues did I have?  I wish I…

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    You ARE NOT the Father!

    Do you recall watching The Maury Show growing up? What about The Jerry Springer Show? If so, I’m sure one of your favorite lines were: “You ARE NOT the Father.” I know mine was! On Maury, a woman would gracefully walk off stage or have a full-blown tantrum, while the man would get his two-step on because of the wonderful news. On  the Jerry Springer Show, a woman would jump up and attack the woman who messed around with her husband and one of their wigs would be snatched off. Back then, those shows provided me with great entertainment and pleasure. However, I would have never imagined they would effect…