Drum Roll Please…

And the total word count is… 27,250 words! No, I didn’t hit the 50,000 words count but, I am not disappointed at all. Actually I am quite proud of myself because, at the beginning of December, I have written 27,250 words of a story that I have come up with, with...

How’s It Going: NaNoWriMo Edition

It is going great!!! I started November feeling overjoyed that I was finally going to write a novel and today 12 days into November I still feel overjoyed that I because I’m finally writing a novel. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for  National Writing Month which...

Encouraging Myself So That I Can Encourage Others

National Novel Writing Month, as known as November, is days away and the self-doubt and fear is starting to creep up on me. Telling me things, that in the past would’ve made me come up with another excuse for why I’m not participating in NaNo. Self-doubt tells me things like...

I Am A NaNoWriMo Participant

So for the past 7 years I have been trying be a NaNoWriMo winner and for 7 years I have failed miserably. Last year I got really close,  like 37,000 words close. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is short of National Novel Writing Month which is in...

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Little Nugget: Jesus Is My Anchor

This past week my thoughts kept going back to the Lord is my anchor, the Lord is my anchor. I heard this several times in my heart. Then I get to church today and my pastor sermon topic is, if your soul isn’t anchored in Jesus, you will surely drift...

Music…A Gift To The World

Like all art forms, music is subjective. A song can mean one thing to a person and mean something completely different to someone else. What a song means to you can be so totally different from what the artist is trying to convey. You can like a song and your...

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Lets Talk About M-O-N-E-Y: The Importance of Financial Security

It is time for us, the black community to have a conversation about our financial security and the lack of financial literacy plaguing so many of us. With the reawakening of the awareness of racial disparity, inequalities and social injustices in this country, I hear a lot of people on the...

Meditate On The Lord Day And Night

We know that Jesus should be the first on our minds when we wake up in the morning and the last on our minds before we go to bed. With all that we need to do in our daily lives from work to kids, to errands and appointments, many of us...