I’m not sure why; during my adulthood, I’d jump out of my Halloween costume and begin preparing for Christmas. It wasn’t until one year at ages 10 and 17 my children asked why we never celebrate Thanksgiving. I didn’t have an answer for them at that precise moment. My only thought was a memory ofContinue reading “A Holiday Tradition”
Those of you who read my previous post Revelations of My Ancestors, were briefly introduced to my grandfather John W. Johnson, also known as “Eighty-Six” to those close to him. That post only revealed a specific chapter of his life. I’d like to now share the experience of my time spent with him as wellContinue reading “My Time With You (Pt. 3)”
My Uncle James was a simple man. He worked hard through the week as a machinist and entertained the ladies on the weekends. Many of those weekends during my childhood, he always made sure to make time for his favorite girl, me. Even on gloomy days the sun managed to shine for me when everContinue reading “My Time With You (Pt.2)”
After witnessing such a beautiful moment of love and kindness this weekend; instead of my originally planned post, I decided to share a poem I came across once not realizing at the time that it was inspired by 1CORITHIANS 13:4-8. Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogantContinue reading “Love Never Fails”
Born In the year 1900, my Great grandmother Effie Johnson will always be “Big Momma” to our family! In the images above she’s sitting out in the pasture reflecting after church and preparing dinner in the other with three of her sons. Although she stood just under 5ft and barely 120lbs most of her life,Continue reading “My Time With You (Pt.1)”
I’m certain that at some point we’ve all heard the phrase “never judge a book by it’s cover”, which is great advice I’ve always tried to stay mindful of, especially regarding people. However, that was not the case when I stumbled upon the books featured here today. As I recall the time I came acrossContinue reading “Literally, Judging a Book By It’s Cover!”
I’d like to share a poem I came across many years ago that has become part of my collection of favorites. George Ella Lyon is an American author from Kentucky who has published several genres, including picture books, articles, juvenile novels, and of course poetry. I am from clothspins, from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride. I amContinue reading “Where I’m From”
Most of us, when hearing the word “fear” think of certain types of phobias like claustrophobia or arachnophobia. My personal fear has always been acrophobia (fear of heights) and aerophobia (fear of flying) which I’m slowly overcoming. The type of fear I’ll be writing about today however, I don’t believe is considered as an actualContinue reading “My Greatest Fear Became My Greatest Blessing!”
Note: The following story, along with several of my other works are featured in Our Black Mothers: Brave, Bold & Beautiful. This is a piece I’m extremely passionate about for various reasons. During my first few readings I was overwhelmed with joy by how it touched and resonated with the audience, resulting in future invitationsContinue reading “The Blind, Beautiful Faith of a Child”
Envy (noun): A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities or luck (verb): Desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to (someone else) I’m sure this is a behavior we’ve all exhibited at some point in life even if it was an isolated moment in time,Continue reading “Green Eyed Monster”
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