For all of my sisters, the women I’ve met and those who I’ve never met, I want you to know that being skinny doesn’t add up to being gorgeous. Beauty and skinny are not the same. The size of your body doesn’t determine the size of your worth. You are more precious than anything in this world. No matter what you feel about how you look, sister you are more than all that!

I'm wanting you to have the best year ever! I believe God has an amazing plan in His heart for your life! Many times the happiness we seek is linked to walking in our individual purpose. When happiness eludes you, often what's needed has nothing to do with your social status, income, or the actions... Continue Reading →

To fulfill our God designed purpose, fear based thinking must be replaced with a way of thinking that encourages our own hearts and motivates our own minds. Too often, the inward self critic and the mind's anti-risk mode uses fear to dissuade us away from the steps that lead us into what we're here on this planet for.

How to be truly and  chronically happy... Love God. Love your family and “your neighbor.” Be kind to yourself. You will make mistakes. We all do. Give yourself some grace, because this is what God does. Do your part to stay true to God and to who He created you to be. Stop and smell... Continue Reading →

Her Eyes Bugged Out, She Smelled like Vicks, She Hated Left Handed Kids

Mrs. Browley, my kindergarten teacher reprimanded me lots of times every day. My speech impediment had me mispronouncing many words and she repeatedly corrected me. I faced other challenges, too. I couldn’t tie my shoes, tell time, write numbers or letters—not even those in my name. Mother hadn’t prepared me for kindergarten. She didn’t see... Continue Reading →

A Reason to Live

What do dangerous chlorine gas, an exploding house, and a knife attack mean to you? Hopefully nothing. But for me, these were each experiences that I had growing up with my alcohol-addicted mother. Living with her was like trying to survive in a river of crocodiles. My life was often in danger and it's a... Continue Reading →

Five Steps to Help You Achieve Your Dream

My new book, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness was a three-and-a-half year journey. Writing is a joyous experience for me, but it isn't something I do effortlessly. In fact, I compare writing a book to climbing a perilous mountain; both require preparation, tremendous perseverance, and fortitude. During the "JoyRide" expedition, I was faced with brain... Continue Reading →

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