What A Start To The New Decade

We’ve officially made it halfway through the year, and I don’t know about you guys but it has been a looong year.

Between Covid and the Black lives matter movement – I am drained. Social media has helped to expose how people truly feel. It is admittedly easier to brush things off when it doesn’t affect you directly, but when you see the racism coming out from someone in your circle…

It’s been a rough beginning of the year.

I’m praying daily for not just healing in my household, but for the world entirely. I think that we are making strides in fighting racism, and I do think that one positive aspect of the internet is how quickly we can all come together.

As far as Covid goes, I ask that you all please be careful and keep the same energy you had when we first heard about this pandemic. The longer this drags out, the more people seem to not be taking it seriously. There also seems to be a misconception that some of our states are opening up because numbers are declining, this isn’t true.

So please, please be careful.

How has 2020 been treating you so far?

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Forgive me: I've Been Slacking

Last year I started to write a book dedicated to how losing Troy actually led towards me having a relationship with God. It was admittedly hard to write as I decided to start from the beginning, and working through some of the trauma(for me) during my earlier years.

I don’t know if I’ve ever came right out and said it here, but I struggled with depression for sooo many years. It runs in the family and it had a hold on me for a long time. So as I was writing, I was finding it more and more difficult to continue because of all the emotions that it was invoking in me.

I came to a realization this week, that I fell for a trick of the enemy. I stopped writing a book that God told me to write because I allowed my flesh, my emotions to rule over me. Looking back I realize that if I need to cry while I’m writing my message then so be it. My readers will be able to feel the passion in my words and maybe just maybe it will save someone.

I’m giving myself a deadline and an action plan to complete one aspect of my mission here on earth. If there is something that God has placed on your heart, I urge you to make a move today. There will never be a perfect time, there will always be something that comes up.

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Build Her Up

Hey Guys!!

So, about a week or so ago I was featured on Build Her Up. org. You can read my guest post here. This more than overdue, but I just wanted to take some time out to give Ms. Nafeesah a shout out.

As you all know, I lost my firstborn in 2018, and since then God has placed a calling on my life to help other loss parents find their way back to Him. To be honest with you, I had no idea what that looked liked, nor did I really have the self-confidence to go out and truly market myself. Nafeesah and I met through Werk U, an online trade school for women of color. She didn’t have to, but she took time out of her busy schedule-running a business, grad school, and working, to talk me through my insecurities.

So, please go and check out her blog and show her some love. Also if you are wanting more information on what exactly Werk U is, you can click the link here.

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Coronoavirus: The Prayer

Hopefully this will be the last time that I discuss the Coronavirus on my blog. Not to say that I don’t think it is important to be in the known and take the necessary precautions, but that I am deliberately choosing to spread hope and not fear. So, today, I ask that you all join me in prayer, and remember that all you need is faith the size of a mustard seed.

Father God,

We come to You today asking for Your favor, God. Lord, we thank You for all that You have done for us, and all that You continue to do for us. How blessed are we to have You as our protector and provider. We see that people are being let go left and right, we see that the elderly are being attacked by this plague, we see it all Lord, but we have faith in You. We have faith in Your vision, and we aren’t afraid Lord, for You told us to cast all of our worries unto You. You told us to not worry about tomorrow, and that the spirit of fear is not of You, but a tactic of the enemy. We stand in agreement with You that everything will work itself out, Lord, because we have You going before each and everyone of us. We root ourselves in Psalms 91 Lord during this time, let no plague come near our homes. We pray for those that are out on the front lines, risking their health to care for others. We pray for the elderly and those that have compromised immune systems. We ask that You be with them Lord. Father God, we thank You in advance for what You are about to do for this nation.

In Jesus name

Amen.

Let me know if you guys would like for me to post more prayers. I’ve revamped my devotional for bereaved families and I’ve decided to make it free for everyone. You can click here for your free download.

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2020

I chose not to make any New Year’s resolutions because I never kept them. Instead, I chose to make realistic intentions. This year I am going to be intentional about my consistency and my time management.

‘Winging it’ is no longer going to work for me if I wish to build a tribe and help other women navigate child loss. If I didn’t have other responsibilities, sure, I could probably get away with it, but that’s not my reality.

Fridays, when I have my guaranteed day off from work, I am spending majority of my morning playing with Silas. In fact, this past weekend, he only took one nap, so we had a lot of play time.

My time management will improve by planning out what items I am going to work on each day. I recently purchased a white board to write down the agenda for the day. Which is basically, what items are we going to get done around the house. This allows me to communicate more effectively with my husband about what I need help with, and it makes us more of a team. It’s also a nice reminder for both of us because we are more forgetful now that we have Silas. I feel like I still have pregnancy brain.

Another thing that I did differently, is I participated in a group fast last week. Turning the tv off for a week has been life changing for me. I didn’t realize how much time I was wasting by watching netflix or reality shows. I feel more engaged in my home life and its more peaceful to just have silence. Silas and I also spend a lot more time in his room playing with all the toys he got for Christmas.

2019, was actually a big year for me. I had Silas, had to navigate this whole parenting thing, and my husband and I purchased our first home. This year, I hope for it to be another big year in terms of success. I hope to grow closer to God because I feel as though there is always improvement in that area.

Most importantly, being an eye glass wearer, I am expecting some great deals on eye wear. There better be so ’20/20′ deals this year.