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Yevette Gooden

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I love fall!

Everything about this time of year is wonderful to me.  An autumn breeze in the morning hours. Followed by an evening cool enough for a nights walk. This time of year I enjoy the return of my favorite TV shows. This is us on NBC and Poldark on PBS masterpiece.  Sadly, it’s his last season, however, I’m sure there are other British dramas that are worth watching. I’m ready to…

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Health and Wellness

Getting Healthy

Women of faith have the same challenges as everyone else. Getting healthy is only one such example. Recently, I found myself facing the dilemma of learning to prepare healthier meals for myself. A birthday one year shy of a milestone will do that to you. The reality of getting older and seeing others endure health-related surgeries and other life-altering ailments are enough to get a girl moving. “I’m not going…

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Therapeutic Writing

Faith Over Fear

Over the weekend I listened to a podcast by Ed Gandia.  In it, he discusses how to overcome procrastination as a writer.  It gave me insight into my own behavior.  I’d found myself delaying the process of writing in one form or another.   Cleaning house, running errands and having a “free day” after having written nothing at all. I’d researched writing methods and routines, written down the suggested steps and…

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Christianity Ministry

Dreams

The other night I dreamt of a youth workshop I participated in years ago. It was a gospel music choir for young people and eventually their younger siblings.  There were so many children running around waiting for their older brothers and sisters that a separate choir was formed to accommodate them.  It was two weeks of back to back and nonstop organized chaos and I loved every moment.  Two weeks…

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Journal Writing

Journal Writing to a Resolve

This morning I awakened at a time much later than usual. It caused quite a bit of distress and worry about my health. I’m not much of a late sleeper.  In fact, I pride myself on waking up early and being productive. However, since leaving my retirement I’ve enjoyed the luxury of sleeping in. Now that I aspire to write and becoming an author, I see the need to arise…

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Christianity Ministry

My True Passion

My apologies for being away from the blog during the past month.  I recently moved into a new home and the time needed to have each home improvement project completed took longer than anticipated.  Thankfully, the major work is done, and I can now move on with my life.  Smaller projects await and in due time they will be completed.  Hopefully, without deterring me from writing any longer.  In returning…

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Faith

Day 37 of #100daysoflesshustle

In the days since writing “why are you striving” I’ve been on a mad dash to pack up and leave one home while renovating a new home before moving in.  All by myself…  The job is daunting and some tasks are completely unfamiliar.  For example, flooring.   I had no idea how expensive that stuff can be.  The only thing worse than buying a car as an unmarried woman is buying…

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Faith

Why are you striving?

Has something ever resonated with you to such a degree that you couldn’t move away from it?  A sermon perhaps, maybe a song or scripture to which you couldn’t focus on anything else.  Lately, it’s been Tasha Cobbs Leonard “this is a move.”  That song has been on my mind for days.      The same thing has occurred in my daily time with God.  While reading day 31 of Shanna…

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Faith

Day 31 of #100daysoflesshustle

Have you ever been in an environment where you felt that you weren’t good enough?  Maybe you didn’t have the academic credentials or weren’t part of a sorority or fraternity.  Maybe you are part of a writing group and everyone is published except you and a few others.  Whatever the circumstance there are times when we feel that we don’t quite measure up. For years I worked at a job…

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Faith

Day 29 of #100daysoflesshustle

There are times when we remain in our comfort zones because of fear.  A dread of not being good enough or fearing failure.  Oddly enough there are some who fear succeeding in life.  The thought of being ostracized by those close to them and accused of being “too good for us now.” I often wonder how successful people handle their inner circle once they’ve obtained a certain level of success. …

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