This One Is For Us

I’ll admit…I’ve gone into this season with intentional busyness. Some of which was already planned, and the rest was just to keep my mind off the reality that this Thanksgiving holiday would be different from any other. I still give Mama praises for teaching me how to make her famous Dressing…which is hands down THE […]

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After the Music Stops, Life Keeps Going

It was the first time that I attended a funeral and repast where I felt empty. Maybe because this one hit home. And maybe because the last time it hit this close (with Daddy), I had my Mom’s love and presence to surround me. Everyone seemed to be in a rush and ready to leave […]

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When Healing Doesn’t Come

My family is very small. My only sibling lives thousands of miles away. In my early 20’s, I watched my Father go through rounds of chemo, radiation therapy, and take his last breath right before my eyes. I also watched my Mother and best friend bounce back countless times like a warrior. But months ago, I […]

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Even in the Valley

Twice a year I participate in 21 Days of Prayer with my tribe. But this time around, I had to approach my prayers differently. There was a season where I prayed for healing (on this side) for my Mom, but God had another plan. Right now I’m in a broken place and my hope is […]

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One of Mama’s Favorites! Berry Cheesecake Trifle

I think it’s time to lighten things up a bit. I can’t believe we’re halfway through summer. Next it will be fall, my favorite season. One thing I love about summer is fresh, fun recipes! Not saying you can’t break the rules and eat a summer recipe in the winter. Some things just taste better […]

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Win the Day

Losing a parent, child, or someone you love is life-changing, especially those who have gone through this life journey with you. Losing someone unexpectedly will knock the wind right out of you. It’s numbing. I was talking to a friend about life…and loss. He started talking about people who battle addiction and their desire to […]

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When Your Prayers Are Not Answered

I went from being on a high in my faith while serving at a Freedom Conference to the lowest low I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. I prayed and BELIEVED God for a miracle. I’m talking about…on my knees, on my face…pleading with God. The kind of prayers you shout out to the Lord […]

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“I Remember Mama In A Happy Way”

I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve tried to make sense of this “life” thing, but I just can’t. The reality is, I probably never will. I keep having to remind myself that God’s ways are higher than mine, his understanding is unsearchable. All I can do is pray. Pray for peace, pray for […]

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Just Keep Living

When I was growing up I would hear the old folk say, “just keep living” and “you’ll understand it better by-and-by”. Then life happened. My beautiful Mother…my best friend. She taught me everything that I know, but she never prepared me for the heartbreak that is living life without her. It still feels like a […]

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