Testify Tuesday: Approval Rating 

If you’re a parent of a teen or a young adult in their early twenties your approval rating may vacillate a great deal with them.  If you are the type of person who does the right thing instead of what’s popular, well you are quite aware of your approval rating with the masses.  However, there…

Testify Tuesday: The Trap

OK, so if you’re like me and you’ve had Radric a.k.a. Gucci Mane a.k.a. Gucci Laflare a.k.a. #GUWOP in steady rotation, let’s clarify something right now, I’m not talking about that type a trap! 😂 We all have fallen into it this trap a time or two in our lives. We are actively engaged in…

House Party: Atlanta Foodie Edition 

My guilty pleasure is jerk chicken.  Jerk literally means Jamaican barbecue so what better time to eat copious amounts of it than the summertime.  The sweet, herbal, spicy flavors tantalize my tastebuds like nothing else I’ve ever tasted.  Are you hungry yet?! 😋.  In need of some authentic jerk chicken but won’t be visiting Jamaica…

Testify Tuesday:Independent Women Make Some Noise

In all truth, you need to hush, take a seat, and put your feet up girl because I know you tired!  I have been separated a mere four days and I am about to pass out from exhaustion and the noxious smell of gasoline on my hands. Yes, the unapologetic feminist is going to say…

Year in Review… 

Understand that in my transparency,  “I’m too blind to watch my mouth”! ~Chrisette Michelle  I sat on this cold concrete floor in my empty apartment in Atlanta 367 days ago.  I was full of joy, ambition, and hope.  It did not matter that the movers had bailed, that we were exhausted, that waters were uncharted,…

Testify Tuesday: Delight vs. Devotion 

First, this post has NOTHING to do with food.  I just have not posted a good food pic in quite awhile and I felt like this blog needed one.  However, if we are talking about delight here, I have been known to delight in food porn every now and again.  Now on to the topic…

Testify Tuesday: Don’t Memorialize Your Trouble 

Okay, so I forgot it was Tuesday! Forgive me! I learned.. Some events, people, and moments are worth building memorials in remembrance of. Your troubles are not! Stop building monuments to honor that shattered heart, that failed business, that weight you’ve been trying to lose for five years, that insecurity you swear you’re hiding but…

Testify Tuesday: Who Do You Call…

There is this song I love by Bruce Parham called Call on Jesus, that has this particular verse that says; “It can be a very desperate time in your life, they don’t have time for you”… Well who are they?  Of course they are the Tyrones, in which Erkyah issued an edict for men to…

Testify Tuesday: Begin Now

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one…

Testify Tuesday: Control 

I learned that… Control is fragile and fleeting As I lay here listening to my heartbeat pounding in my ear, I am readily aware that I am in control of very little that is happening and quite honestly I feel helpless. I have refused to make hopelessness my bedfellow but his pleas for affection are…

Testify Tuesday: Use Your Gift

For as long as I’m led, I’ll be doing “I learned”…posts..Some may be deeply personal but writing is therapeutic…it is my hope that these help someone else as well… I learned… Atlanta is my Jersuleum (for now anyway)…scriptural reference for the good samaritan…there are times when I leave and I’m good and everything goes well…

Testify Tuesday: Weekend Warrior 

We all have heard the oh so trite adage, “When life give you lemons, make lemonade.” Two things though, lemonade gives me acid reflux something terrible and I like something a little more refined.  Seriously, can we have some lavender or elderberry splashed in there.  But I digress.  These lemons are on sale, they are…