Smiling Through The Pain

With twist, turns, ups, downs, sickness, death, disappointment, and so often, very few in my corner to lift me when I found myself lacking that “self-starter – go-get-it” drive most are accustomed to seeing me function from, I lost sight of the plan. Frustrated and overwhelmed, I found myself trapped in a past plan…looking forRead More

Taking Control of Your Life

I mean, who sets out to be a first generation college graduate when statistics (and people) say it’s highly unlikely given that I was a teenage mother? Who helps those in need regardless of their own needs? Who mentors girls and boys alike because they believe in them? Who studies multiple languages because they enjoyRead More

Thinking About Life

A steadfastness and persistence that I cannot describe with words. Sadness, remorse, frustration, need, the appearance of emptiness and even anger causes me to search for a truth beyond what my eyes can see and even beyond what my heart feels.  Brokenness causes me to introspectively study myself – the “why I do what I do”.Read More

The Better Person

I strive to be kind even when others are not so kind to me.  I get angry but work diligently to think good thoughts for it is NOT my desire to act as others do, viciously tearing one another down.  Although, I must admit, I am just as much capable of destructive behaviors and violence asRead More

The Best You

According to Dictionary.com, the quality of being patient is an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay. It is the bearing of misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation or the like. It is quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence. Physical, Spiritual, Mental, Financial, Academic, and Social progressRead More

The Definition of You

Do not define yourself according to your circumstances, but rather, according to God’s spoken word of who and whose you are! Know this; where you are now is not where you WERE in years past and it is not where you will BE in years to come! Be faithful in and through the processes of life. by Misha Roth

Don’t Be Afraid

We all know and understand the impact of guns, knives and bombs.  These instruments are used to harm and even destroy lives.  Heart disease, diabetes and various cancers claims millions of lives as well but FEAR ranks dreadfully high amongst the top killers. Fear can take away your breath, stifling your ability to respond inRead More