A while ago when I was watching American Idol or The Masked Singer, a song by Bruno Mars came on called “Finesse.” If Bruno was in the spirit, the song lyrics would’ve had a different meaning but as I considered his lyrics, I couldn’t help but think of how the lyrics “when I’m walking with you, I watch the whole room change, that’s what you do”, could be applied to God.
Good-bye, 2020! Welcome, 2021! It has been said that for every ending there is a new beginning and to that, I say “GOD I thank ya!” I am SO thankful we can receive NEW strength, NEW grace, and NEW mercy from God for each NEW day! I really don’t know where I would be or what state of mind I would be in today had it not been for God’s grace and strength sustaining me in 2020. Can I get an Amen?
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒎? Freedom from comparison, perfectionism, and self-criticism? Freedom from self-condemnation, self-loathing, and self-hate? Or freedom from poor self-esteem, poor self-image, and poor self-worth?
It was 2 years ago that I started writing my first book. My WHY is because I want to leave a legacy and my written words will live beyond me. It’s no secret that our words can give life. They can build up or tear down. Words have the power to heal and influence us toward change. But earlier this year, I stopped writing my book because I thought “Nobody cares what you have to say. So no one will read it. Besides, you don’t have the resources to even publish it.“
Can I just be real with you? For the past few years, I’ve been stacking on the pounds. Now, the pounds did not accumulate in a short time period. They slowly accumulated over a few years. But when my husband bought us a scale earlier this year, I finally mustered up the courage to weigh myself IN SECRET–and I was devasted.
Our words can kill or our words can give life. They can humanize or dehumanize. They’re either poison or fruit—we get to choose. One of the things that burn me up is the failure to use person-first language when we refer to certain people, demographics, or specific lived experiences of others in our conversations.
I am BEYOND excited to share with you my Fall 2020 statement apparel!!