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Quarantine Hair

TW: This post might bring back memories of your worst haircut. We’ve all heard of, or experienced, hair-related hair problems since coronavirus has caused many parts of the world to shelter-in-place and forced the closure of most hair salons and barbershops. Even celebrities are showing their two-toned hair and weave-less locs. Since I went natural…

A Guide Through the Desert

I’ve been Christian my whole life, but hands down this has been the most challenging Lent so far. Honestly, I thought it was going to be really hard to give up sugar and sweets for forty days. My morning cup of coffee and oatmeal were just not going to taste the same. But, I had…

Not An End-Of-Decade Blog Post

Have you seen or participated in all the end-of-the-decade talk? It seems like a lot of people on social media are recounting all their accomplishments over the past ten years and making huge goals for the next ten to come. I use social media to connect with people and try to avoid falling into the…

It’s All Good

Living in a social media culture can be challenging. Post after post, we’re shown snapshots of people living their best lives. Vacation spots, bikini pics, graduation ceremonies, award celebrations. Not only do we feature our highlights, but we often filter them, causing them to look even better than they actually are. I’m guilty of it,…

Reaching a Milestone

In the first blog post I wrote five years ago, Cheers to New Beginnings, I celebrated the step I took to build my author website. At the time, I didn’t have a publishing contract, but I was excited about taking a leap and claiming a space for me as a writer. I talked about how…

Buried

I once felt like I had died. In what seemed like a flash of the eye, everything I had known to be my life had been taken away. It was dark, scary, hopeless. I couldn’t see a way out. Today on Holy Saturday, we reflect on Jesus in the grave. I can only imagine what…

Negative Thoughts Allowed

I had really high hopes for 2018. My second novel, Everything She Lost, had a release date of January 2, my kids were getting older and (I thought) wiser, and I really wanted a year without drama. To give away the ending, 2018 was far from drama-free. Among my family (including extended), we faced hospitalizations,…