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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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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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Faith

Day 25 of #100daysoflesshustle

Today’s reading of Proverbs 16 reminded me of my propensity to create lists.  I do this for every aspect of my life and quite frequently without thinking.  It’s become that much of a habit.  What began as a means of creating structure for each day has evolved into something I had not anticipated. After being blessed with the ability to leave (not fully retired) from my job after nearly three…

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Faith

Day 22 of #100daysoflesshustle

The beauty of a spiritual gift is being reliant upon Christ for it to be lived out.  I am by nature a shy and introverted person.  By walking into a room, I am more likely to become uncomfortable unless I know someone who is already there.  And yet despite these things God has called me to minister to others.  John 15:5c became my go to verse each time I had…

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Faith Personal Application

Day 20 of #100daysoflesshustle

Yesterday I watched a live broadcast on Eric Thomas’s YouTube channel.  It was presented by Forbes and he spoke on the topic “healing from trauma.”  I’ve become angry at life after enduring much over the last several years and desire to move forward. I awakened this morning with ET’s motivational message on my heart.  I began asking myself a series of questions such as what happened to my morning routine…

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Faith Leadership

Don’t give up on your God-given dream

For several months the Lord has dealt with me regarding faith and belief.  Faith to step outside of my comfort zone to accomplish my goals and belief in my spiritual gifts and natural abilities to reach my dream of writing full time.  It all seemed far fetched for a girl who grew up in a neighborhood deemed undesirable by many.  Being blessed with the ability to earn a living without…

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