#JCarReads | Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

“My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe.” Book Summary: Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully…

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May 8th, 2018 – My 27th Birthday

—– Written on May 8th, published on May 9th Today, I turn 27. Which means…..obviously, that it’s my birthday y’all WOOT WOOT!!! YASSS!!!! Celebrations are in order. I’ve had the most amazing day possible I just can’t even begin to thank God for how awesome my birthday has been. I can’t help but to want…

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How do you defend the women who hurt you?

My babies, what’s up? Today, I just kind of wanted to get some stuff off my chest. I don’t have a rant inside of me wanting to come out, just sadness. I’m actually not sad right now, because God shed light and strength over my heart, but to me it’s still a sad topic. A…

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#JCarReads | Outliers: The Story of Success

“The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old…

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Perhaps you were born for such a time as this?

Perhaps you were born for such a time as this? In the story of Esther in the bible, this question is posed, and it’s truly one that captivates my soul. Perhaps you were born for such a time as this? Have you ever thought of that? What are the chances of you, one, even being…

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God Spoke to Me Today

A couple of nights ago I lay in bed awake around 3am because of course, I woke up to pee, and then was faced with the challenge of going back to sleep. Millions of thoughts were running through my mind. Earlier that week, a couple of conversations I had with others began to spark rumblings…

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Unexplainable Pain – Origins, Effects, Outcomes

Does your heart ever hurt and you don’t even know why. You literally just, don’t know. Sometimes I feel that, a slight pain in my heart that I question every now and again. I wonder what it means, where it comes from, what its purpose is. I usually don’t get any real answers though. (Sigh).…

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#JCarReads | The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

I just want to start by saying that I love DeVon Franklin. He’s a soulful inspiration to me, and after this book he is one of my aspirational mentors. This book is a great read and the best way I can try to share some of its glory is to give short snippets by chapter.…

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#JCarReads | We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories

I just want to say, when I saw that Gabrielle Union had released a book my heart got excited. I don’t know what it is about her, her fierceness, her latest portrayal of Mary Jane, or her Bring it On performance that made me excited to read what she had to say. After reading her…

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Farewell Letter to NYC

New York, my dear New York. I fell in love with you when I was 13 years old and I can still remember my dreams of you unfolding with every passing year. We were always meant to be. I truly believe God put a yearning for you in my heart very early on, and that…

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Your Part in This World – Romans 12 Deep Dive Verses 4-6

“In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But…

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How to Get to Know Yourself – Romans 12 Deep Dive Verse 3

Y’all, so let me tell you about Romans 12. There are SO many gems here I don’t even know where to begin. So instead of trying to condense the goodness of this passage into a short summary, I’m just going to split it up. Romans 12 really spoke to me this morning when I first…

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Reminder: Breathe + Trust in God

Today as I’m reading 1 Peter 5, I just can’t help but know that this message was hand-picked by God for me today. “So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most…

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The Life I See…

I talk a lot about visions, vision-setting, goal-setting, etc. I think all that stuff is important, really important. I believe that we are all gifted as humans with the ability to imagine, dream, create, innovate and envision a world that we cannot currently see. I think that’s a gift from heaven, which is why I…

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The Genesis of My Beauty Journey

Hey y’all! I’ve missed writing so much! I’m so excited about this post and just putting my heart + soul out there. I’m hoping this feels like a weight being lifted off my shoulders because LAWD have I been carrying so much for so long! So here goes….. My Dream This post is going to…

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