Tag Archives: self love

The gift of goodbye

“There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with … Continue reading

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Not my will, but thine

Wow, it is that time of year again! For Christians like me, today (Palm Sunday) marks the start of Holy Week, the most important week in our faith. As I reflected on Christ’s triumphant ride into Jerusalem, I wondered what … Continue reading

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2016: The year of becoming who God has called me to be

Gosh, I can’t believe it is that time of year again to sing “Auld Lang Syne”, write down New Year’s resolutions (that we may or may not keep), and potentially go to watch night service (or another church service if … Continue reading

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One word: Grateful

This month marks my first full year back in VA since college.  I moved here for an awesome opportunity and was excited about that, but I was so broken from the toll of the stress of finding the job and … Continue reading

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Open letter to my mother

Dear Mom I am sure raising two children as a single parent wasn’t easy. Through the years, I watched you work extra hard to provide food, clothing, and other essentials that my sister and I needed. Many times, I wasn’t appreciative. … Continue reading

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2015. The year of being unapologetically single

For some reason, the state of my love life is becoming more and more interesting to people as I get older. Family and strangers alike find it strange that I haven’t earned my M-R-S degree along with my other educational … Continue reading

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Where does your value come from?

  “Is a jar of clay still valuable if it has a tarnish on it?” I found myself texting that question to my dear friend Lady J this morning. Often times, when we make mistakes or suffer hardships, it can … Continue reading

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Those God moments

Seriously, 2014 is beginning to seem a little like 2013. At this point last year, I had just finished my MPH program and was waiting for God to send me a job. Last summer was a true test where I … Continue reading

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Learning that you matter: being content in all seasons

I don’t know if you are like me, but there are times when I often struggle with discontentment. I have to be vigilant about “staying in the moment” and thanking God about each season that I find myself in. This … Continue reading

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When the mentee becomes the mentor

On Monday, I had the opportunity to speak on a panel at my alma mater, Virginia Union University, to science students. Sitting on the panel and subsequently talking to some students afterwards really struck a chord: I am officially a mentor. I realize … Continue reading

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