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Best Friends Are God’s Gifts

It’s National Best Friends Day which makes me stop and think about the besties of my life. We may not have met in college and we don’t have pedis together every week. No, they haven’t been life long friends either but they sure have had a significant impact on me. I think one way [...]

5 Lessons From a Dog Momma

Happy Mother’s Day to you! On this special day we celebrate our mommas. Restaurants will be packed out and flowers, cards and goodies will have moms smiling all across the land. But what about those who are moms to a four legged little one? I was a mom to a sweet beagle. She was adopted at the [...]

Love Every Girl Should Know

The red carpet was pinned down and the balloons were lifted high in a net that looked like the Good Year Blimp. Every table was covered in black table clothes dotted with red napkins. It was the first Daddy Daughter Dance that my radio station was going to be hosting. The closest thing I had [...]

An Adoption Love Story

He cried and cried for days. The flames of anxiety roared at a fever pitch as though people were trying to escape a burning building. Toby had lost complete self-control. And I thought I had lost my mind, having come to the decision that I wanted to adopt. For months I perused photos of beagles and [...]

Seeing Kathy

She walked quickly past the workout room. She was back. When I caught her glance I gave a giant waive as Kathy stopped at the door. My sweet friend, in her 80’s had been a faithful student in my cardio step class for years. The bag she toted was her trademark and she’d wheel that long handled [...]

I Didn’t Sign Up For This

The elevator door opened and she stood right in front of me, frazzled, holding two heavy bags and a cup of coffee. I asked her how she was doing as we traded places on the elevator. Dropping her bags, keys and setting it all on the elevator floor she said, “I didn’t sign up for this”! And her [...]

Grandparents Day

We used to celebrate this day together every year. Grandparents Day. My Granny and I would have lunch and I would present her with a small token of my love in the form of a cookie jar, flowers or a homemade treat. Her name was Beverly Ann Jordan the daughter of Kay and Jim Jordan, to me she will [...]

10 Things I’ve Learned By 45

Every year my birthday comes at the same time of year, that’s no surprise. But every year I seem to sing the blues because no one can attend my birthday celebration due to holiday commitments. So this year, I decided that I would follow through with planning a half birthday celebration. In [...]

Looking Up

Many of us spend time looking back, glancing in the rearview mirror. More time hopefully is spent looking foward, having a vision, setting goals, then working towards those. How much time do we spend looking up? I mean literally looking up? This past week the idea of ‘looking up’ hit me [...]

I Want To Love You More

Cynthia Hurd was one of the nine people killed Wednesday during a Bible study inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. As I listened to an interview on NPR days after, I heard Malcolm Graham, a former North Carolina state senator, and Cynthia’s brother, talk about his [...]
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