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  1. Faith and Fire

      The Mother of His Children He knelt on one knee. The tiny box appeared out of nowhere. My heart skipped a beat. This is it…he’s going to ask me. “Tina”, he said in the most loving voice, “Will you be the Mother of my children?” Not exactly the question I anticipated but a far […]

  2. Straight Paths

    What Is A Path Every path leads somewhere. A series of steps to a desired destination. Point A to point B. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all of life’s ambitions were simple straight lines that lead to instant success? If you have lived longer than a couple of decades you know that this is rarely […]

  3. What Do You Depend On?

    Out of The Clear Blue Sky Recently my smart phone just up and conked out. Out of the clear blue it would not turn on nor charge. I was in a state of disbelief. This couldn’t be happening to my HTC EVO 4G LTC. My whole life is on that phone. Contacts, calendar, tasks, reminders, […]

  4. Heart, Beauty And True Confidence: Sweet Acceptance

    A conversation with a friend. I remember a very interesting conversation I had with a close male friend of mine my freshman year in college. We were alone at our work-study job on campus having one of our intellectual conversations, as we liked to humorously refer to them as. The particular topic that day was […]

  5. Who’s In Charge?

    A Proud Mother I am the proud mother of six beautiful sons. My youngest son is Benjamin. We affectionately call our 6 foot, 3 inch, 290 pound baby, “Benji”. He survived our 1999 fatal house fire which claimed his twin brother’s life. That same fire left him with third degree burns over thirty percent of […]

  6. Heart, Beauty and True Confidence: Sometimes You Have To Prove It

    An Unexpected Opportunity I was on my high school cheerleading squad for four years: freshman, sophomore, and two varsity squads, during my junior and senior years.  Unlike others, my reasons for being a cheerleader weren’t because I was interested in wearing miniskirts, waving pom-poms, and freezing during football season. My true love was sports, especially […]

  7. Heart, Beauty And True Confidence: Forget Me Not

    Tragedy strikes again. I was laying down (a rare privilege for me), watching the noon news trying to catch up on what is going on beyond my personal chaos. Breaking News flashes across the screen. ”Bombs go off at the Boston Marathon”. I jump up on feet staring at the screen in disbelief- not again. […]

  8. Ever Hear Of JR Martinez?

    He was a star before Dancing With The Stars. We happened to sit at the same table during one of the lunch breaks. He stretched his hand out to me and introduced himself – “JR”. I smiled. I was used to being the one initiating conversation. I clasped his hand with my partially amputated hand […]

  9. Heart, Beauty, and True Confidence

    A Songbird Sings Again Kechi was the sole survivor of a Nigerian plane crash. She had 3rd degree burns over much of her body including her face.  Her confidence had been robbed by the unfortunate tragedy she suffered. The ability to sing was still there and as fresh as ever but her outer appearance threatened […]

  10. Heart, Beauty & True Confidence: When Confidence Takes a Wrong Turn

    Confession of a Wal-Mart addict As much as I hate to admit it, I am a Wal-Mart addict. It’s a shopaholic’s dream world especially if your money is limited. It was our very first outing to shop after the fire. The family had spent a full day at the mall and as we were heading […]