Learning to Slow Down

Lisbon, Portugal One of the things that is quite different in Europe that the US is the leisurely pace with which meals are taken, Especially dinners. When in places like Spain and France, dinners can last for hours and are usually taken with wine then coffee. You are supposed to slow down and enjoy the […]

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Coming to a Full Stop

After getting over the initial shock of not having a job during the summer my first thought was: Finally, I have time to work on my dissertation uninterrupted.” Through the month of June I been juggling working on my proposal, substitute teaching, tutoring, and doing photography. These were just school and my streams of income. […]

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Kissed By a Bee Review

As I approached my thirties, I began to take more seriously that my skin was starting to age. I would say that it began with the grey hair but, then again, school is stressful. I began to notice more and more when my face would get kind of gritty over a few days, and the […]

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The Creative’s Summer

The beautiful thing about summer is the relief from the wheel of educational life. Students love summer because they get their temporary freedom from school. Unfortunately, I do not really get summer vacations anymore because I am writing year round. Jesus be a graduation. Because my mind is always on being productive on my diss, […]

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Inspiration Play List

I am a total music lover. I am totally one of those weird people that acts like my life is a movie with a soundtrack as I walk around in the grocery store or to class. I’ll turn on my music and bop along as I move through my day-to-day life. That said, I ran […]

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Forced Stillness: A Safari Tale

Masai Mara, Kenya Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” While on safari, well on the way back to Nairobi from Masai Mara, I dropped my phone between the seat of the van. It, of course, landed in a space that I couldn’t reach it. Much of the ride U had been […]

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Till Your Ground

I spent a lot of yesterday in prayer. I regularly, most of the time, drive in silence. My commutes alone have become a great place fo me to be alone with my thoughts and with God, that and the shower. Yesterday I really felt as though I needed that time to be with God. Somethings […]

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Lessons from Lionesses: Hold ‘em, Fold ‘em, and Slay

Masai Mara, Kenya Leave it to me to be on safari and have a whole deep moment. As I was observing three lionesses hunt a warthog (which they call a Pumba in Kenya and I lived), a few things struck me. Struck me in a way that I literally had my wig snatched. So of […]

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The Circle of Life: 3 day Safari in Masai Mara

Masai Mara, Kenya The last time I went on safari I was traveling through Ghana. It was a short trek through the savannah but still amazing, at least the parts I can recall. One thing that drew me to take this trip to Kenya was that I would get to go on a safari again. […]

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What 2018 Taught Me

2018. My, my, my. There is a lot that I can say of this year. It has been difficult but also very full of good things. If you have been rocking with me for the last year, you know that 2017 was extremely difficult for me. With the loss of my grandmother and taking my […]

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