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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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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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#JCarReads | The Last Black Unicorn

Tiffany Haddish, LAWD, what can I say about Tiffany that hasn’t already been said. Girl is awesome, but oh so crazy. Her book is quite refreshing, absolutely hilarious, but  shocking at the exact same time. She says some WILD things y’all, wild. For one, I really enjoyed getting to know her. The first time I…

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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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#JCarReads | The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is a story about a young girl, Starr, experiencing and going through the death of her best friend Khalil. At the time of Khalil’s death, Starr found herself in his car with him bearing witness to police shooting him while unarmed. This story is a representation of the countless deaths that…

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#JCarReads | Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Y’all, this book! Trevor Noah! BREH. This book is awesome. It’s funny, it’s encouraging, it’s eye-opening, it’s educational….it’s smart, it’s great. Trevor shares incredible stories ranging from the time he was a child to him being an early adult. Some are absolutely hilarious, some are there to shed light on what South African life is…

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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 | I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

This book was an interesting one for sure. I chose this book initially because I had seen some of my friends pick it up, and the title spoke to me immediately since you know, I am not the perfect Mexican daughter, LOL. Anywhoooo, as I got into it I felt that it had a slow…

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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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A21 – Walk for Freedom

Beautiful People, I am so very excited that this year I will be participating in the 4th annual Walk For Freedom on October 14 for A21. The #WalkForFreedom is a global event to raise awareness and funds for the fight against human trafficking.  This means a lot to me because one, I really profoundly am…

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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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