A Marriage Made In Heaven . . . . To God Be The Glory!

*I found this tribute a few months after my mother passed. It was written for the church’s newsletter, and I learned some special things writing it. At that time, they had been married for over 56 years. Fast forward 10+ years, their marriage wasn’t only made in heaven, but they are now enjoying a more…

Love Lives There

After witnessing the aired negative energy and being caught up in the fallout, I had to weigh in on the Wendy Williams debacle about Tabitha (Tab) Brown. Yes, there was an on-air topic about Tab and seemingly like-women who land in a space of being the breadwinner of the family. With these particular fluffy breadwinner…

Freedom Balloon Release ~ Celebrating Sisters, Family, Friends and Love

When I walked into my mama’s hospital room on Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2020, I inhaled fear deeply, then exhaled in a space of,“Lord, please help me.  Please!” Here’s why… After talking to my cousin Marvin, while still in the parking lot of Vidant Hospital in Greenville, I had to decide whether to or how…

A Smile ~ God’s Got Me (And You)!

Social media post turned into blog post … In a season of change, heart-wrenching loss, grief, and moments where mountains seemed too high to even start the climb, God let me know that He had me!! When folk attempted to “try” me, while I was struggling the most, blatantly and covertly, God made sure that…

Week 4 ~ MMiM Challenge

“You just can’t live in that negative way … make way for the positive day.” ~ Bob Marley Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~ No meat, except seafood…

Health/Fitness Hub ~ Stroke Matters ~ Guest Blogger, N.E. Ballance

*N.E. or as I fondly call her, Nik Nik or NB is my beautiful niece. She is young, brilliant, so full of life and love, and yet experienced a stroke. As I read her piece, the emotions started. Recounting the events of that night in late December, 2019– the shocking phone call from her sister,…

Week 3 ~ MMiM Inspiration

“You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.” ~ Misty Copeland Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~ No meat, except seafood Which one did you…

Week 2 ~ MMiM Challenge Inspiration

“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens.”  ~Jillian Michaels Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~…

Inspirational Buds of the Cherry Soul

Inspirational Buds of the Cherry Soul are in full circulation! Thanks so much for your orders, words of encouragement, feedback and pics! This journey is indeed a blessing, especially in this season. Thank you for being a part of it. A new order arrives soon! If you haven’t gotten your “Bud” on, get your copy…

Week 1 ~ MMiM Challenge Inspiration

“Your life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by change.”  ~Natalieshealth.com Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~ No meat, except seafood Which one did you choose??…