Changed My Name, Change My Life…

I recently heard someone mention how names are so important. They said something like this: ‘Names introduce a certain ‘honor’ into your life when you inform people how to honor your name.’ So this blog piece is about naming and changing – and how changing my name to “Make Me Happy” when I went to…

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time i turned fifty . This beautiful chandelier was at a Air B& B home we rented  on my 50th Birthday😍 for a weekend and just chilled out relaxing in it. It was in the country, in Oklahoma. But I loved it. Never considered myself a country girl. But the laid-blackness and…

Great Question!

yes…i love thinking and asking questions. Possibly a lot more so now that I am married to a man who loves it even more than me. (smile) God values our minds. Engaging with HIm and bringing him into our decisions should be a regular practice of ours. It makes a HUGE difference when when we…

A Hard Year?

Whenever I have a year that starts out pretty severe and intense; I take stock, ‘hold onto my hat’ and I say I’m gonna do my best to stay with the ride. This has been one of those years . As I speak, the Arkansas River has poured into the backyard of the apartment where…

Are You Striving?

striving make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. “national movements were striving forindependence” struggle or fight vigorously. Sometimes there’s an easier space that involves surrender. Leaning into surrender produces hope. Read my blogpost on Hope, here. Listen in on my Kamau Meditative series and make some positive changes not your life.

HOPE. ( Darkness Has a Time Limit)

March 21, 2019 Hope. It’s so obscure sometimes. Like … how do you stay hopeful? Is it Friends that help you to remain hopeful? Is there a routine that’s involved? Is there something elusive about hope? Does a lack of it, make us cry? Make us sad? Is it reachable? How do you know when…

On Being Emotionally Safe.

So about a week ago I was sitting with a group of people and we were discussing a few challenges with conflict; and being and living emotionally safe . I didn’t realize I that emotionally, I had been holding onto some stuff due to an illness I was having and it made me feel completely…

Hey, Give Thanks!

Yesterday these guys serenaded is in the park. It was quite pleasant to be around them and outside on a sunny, ( almost spring ) day. I had not been feeling very well and this was delight and something to be quite grateful for. They say at the end of every day of you find…

A Psalm For Refuge

I wrote a psalm . My first psalm ever. I thought psalm writers had all died and gone to heaven. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I never knew I could be one of them. Psalmists don’t usually know they’re psalmists until they lamented and sorrowed about something mighty weighty. This was me after we lost our mother in law…