Serenity of Sunday

Waking up this morning, thinking about the itinerary for the day, my mind started to get all congested with all the things that I could or needed to do. While sipping on a cup of coffee (using my “The Cherry Vine” mug….Thank you, Adrianne :-)), sitting on the patio with my K9 child, Khloe, resting…

Flawed, Yet Favored

Are you, like everyone else, living a not – so – perfect life? Do have character flaws that you are fully aware of and know there needs to be some rescue 911 to intervene and give you a character check and a fix? Do you have stored up resentment from a past “scar”? Are you…

Is Your Day Blessed?

Oftentimes, we grab a hold of words, phrases or sentences and without thought, repeat them for years. Some are passed down from generations! My sister and I find ourselves analyzing or trying to define words that we heard while growing up.  Sometimes, we have a good laugh because we realize that some were just shortened…

Gifting A Lifeline

When we think of gifts, most of us think of those tangible items like clothes, money, gift cards, a beautiful piece of jewelry, flowers or possibly a good book. The book, most definitely, has to be a “good read”—the latest romance or suspense novel, a well-written work of the best career enhancing strategies or a…

Sign Me Up….

So amazing how a simple act results in prolonged thoughts that turn into spiritual uplift… A good friend, really in an effort to be supportive, inquired about how to follow “The Cherry Vine.”  Excitement kicked in, and immediately, I began to rattle off, “It’s simple, just click on Follow …” I ended the quick blurb of instruction…

Mother ~ A Mosaic

When I think of my Mother and the blessing that she is to me and so many others, the word “mosaic” comes to mind. If a Google search describes a mosaic as, “a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces …”, how can one draw parallels to the two? How does that…

Tribute and Open Letter to Friendship

Sometimes we get all confused about what friendship really is. We quickly find comfort in calling anyone a friend–oftentimes before they’ve passed the many pop quizzes or even the first major test.  Seems to me, that a friend supports you in good and bad times, doesn’t talk “toxically” about you, but addresses whatever the issue…

The Power of “I Won’t”

My favorite TV minister, Joel Osteen, authored a book entitled, “The Power of I Am.”  I haven’t read the book, however heard many speak of what a great and powerful read the book was. My understanding is that the overall premise of the book is based on declaring and voicing the words, “I am….” in…

Thanks!!!

Reflecting on a great week…It’s been 7 days since “The Cherry Vine” was launched and made public to the world. I’m so happy and thankful that it has touched the hearts of so many already.  Grateful to be able to inspire, uplift and empower others.  If one person is touched and helped in some way,…