When I first started this blog I named it the Journey Inward. I spent a lot of time doing self help work and listening to my life. It was beneficial and helpful at the time. This morning, well, over the past few months I have found myself right back at that place. Primarily because all … More The Journey Inward
My little infant heartthrob has been extremely sick this week. We’re 4 days into 10 days of antibiotics and checking temps every 4-6 hours. Then to add on teething pain is a bit much for my sweetness. As a mother she cries loudly but I cry silently with masked smiles to comfort her as much … More The Power of Wordless Love
SITTING STILL…. reflecting on today’s events. Many things are running through my mind…. God is speaking clearly. I was blessed today by two women of God who allowed God to flow through them to speak to the people. (God is already stirring in me…..a teaching series on The Manifestations of Change….. I’m sitting with … More DO THE WORK AND BEAR FRUIT
When I took this picture I noticed the flower was among thickets. I had to zoom in closely to crop out all the twigs surrounding it. Look beyond the photo…… What do you see? Lesson: Some will see yellow flowers. Others the background. Some not much at all, and another breathtaking. In Short.. We can … More Flower in the Bushes
Rather Simple: Why do you do ANYTHING you do? Unravel it a bit and you’ll see the hidden coals that fuel the flame of your doing, good or bad! It’s a Good Friday for a reason, although death, pain and torture seemingly is at the forefront of all the activities of the day; unravel this … More The Why Behind the What
Two of my students need glasses. A week ago one parent sent in a note stating there was no money for the child and the child would have to wear the broken glasses until money came in. The other student got away without wearing glasses until I rearranged the seating assignments, and then the student revealed the need to sit up front because … More The Babies Can’t See, And Neither Can We!
Today I learned a hard lesson I will remember for the rest of my life. Last evening I changed my mind 3 times about going to see my dear friend who was terminal from a one month shy of a 4-year cancer battle. My plans were to wait and go today at 4: OO. But … More TOMORROW (today) WAS TOO LATE: I’M TOTALLY DEVASTATED
In light of my recent post, Full of Lies. This morning I thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if every older women took a younger women under her wings and just TALKED to them. Titus 2:4 gives us these explicit instructions on how older women should train younger women. No strings attached, no godmother, no weirdness … More We Need More Mothers!
I heard this from my good long time friend Marvin Zanders. A great pastor in the AME church. It was at the start of my teaching career. He was advising me on some things to do and not to do as I began as a new teacher. He was giving me some tips that have stuck … More “Be Sweet Gewanda, Just Be Sweet”
COMINIG OUT OF MY SHADOW I heard a message this morn… it was right in line with what I knew God had been speaking to me. For MUCH TOO LONG, I’d let down my guards down in a few instances, accepted a few things I shouldn’t have and even entertained a bit of nonsense that in … More COMING OUT OF THE SHADOW