The Individuality of a Rose

I’m literally taking time out to not only smell the roses. I love the way God sees the beauty and purpose in us one rose at a time.

Cherry Blossom Rain

The real estate listing for our house feature an image with the front yard cherry blossom in full bloom. People say that kitchens are a big selling point for a home buyer, but I honestly think for me it was the cherry blossom tree. We were moving from Brownstone Brooklyn, selling a home on a…

Peace

Thank you. I receive your peace. I let it soak into my soul. I close my eyes and simply say, “thank you Lord.” Stop and smell the coffee.

Mrs. Cotton’s Nest

She loved birds and collected elephant figurines. I think there are some people that have very distinct taste, passions and objections. They make it clear and you simply never forget. Mrs. Cotton was one of those people. I guess for some they might be put off by that, but for me I liked the nonsense…

Fear of Falling

When I was a 30 Something mom living in Brooklyn, I dashed all over the City with my babies, toddlers, preschoolers. Kid one, two and then three were for me, like juggling balls. Everyday, I got stronger, better, smarter. I didn’t feel like it was a skill. For me it was a purpose, a blessing….

What Mothers Do

Sometimes all I can do is silently cheer for my kids on the sideline. Sometimes no words come out when I pray and I simply have to trust that God know my heart. There are many times when it’s by faith and faith alone that I see that everything will be alright. “It’s a good…

You Better Know the Girl

A bit of self reflection — Donna Haynes the faith walker; the faith-leaper. When she’s not walking, leaping or running a victory lap, you might find her crawling. After all, no one said walking the walk was easy. Donna took her first leap of faith in her mid 20s. She was a 20 Something Chick…

One Day in April

My mind is crazy. The details and information it deletes is inexplicable. The random way that it files away noteworthy references in hard to reach corners is embarrassing. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve had people looking at me like I was crazy because I couldn’t remember the name of the…

Be of Good Courage

“Be of good courage.” I like that! It’s been rolling around in my mind all morning. It’s such a strong, cheerful call to action. It’s more than encouraging words, it’s more than a comforting pat on the shoulder. It’s a call to be strong, courageous, bold. It’s such a now statement; walk with purpose. Put…

No Pictures Required

I am the queen of capturing the moment. I’m not the best at selfies, but I am absolutely about taking pictures of my surroundings, experiences and the people I enjoy. I guess that’s why I was sort of scratching my head when I found myself heading back from Philly with no pictures. As the New…

Until Spring…

Some days are undeniably grey. Turn your faith on high and keep walking. Don’t let the world change your mind. Listen to your inner voice and follow your road.

Life Pulse via Text

I send my kids texts all the time. We argue via text. I encourage via text. I lecture via text. We have on-going jokes via texts. I send them articles from eBlasts, LinkedIn, FB… I have an urgency to stoke the lifeline. I’m thankful for the connection. I sent my son a screen shot from…