Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Listening to the Life Class the other night about the issue of vulnerability reminded me of the importance of choosing wisely who deserves to experience your vulnerability. For example; The First Time...Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. How many times have we ever allowed ourselves to be vulnerable with one another when we share our stories about, The First Time? How was your First Time...Seriously! Now, we all know that for most of us...it wasn't that great! I don't mean the story you told your partner or the story you told your best friend, your sister, your cousin or even your mama...when you thought you were old enough that you could keep it real! Now here lays the problem with not being vulnerable with the next generation of young sistahs as to the real story! As women trying to create authenticity with the next generation we have to be vulnerable in order for them to realize the importance of choosing wisely. It is time for us to open our hearts wide so that their experiences can be the best that they can be and if your story wasn't great...keep it real and share what maybe can be done differently but above all else...Keep It Real! What we want to do in sharing our vulnerability with our sistahs is to create a safe space to express the beauty of "The First Time", so don't try to sell the pipe dream. Instead, remind the young sistahs that by interviewing several and turning away many will help them to realize just how special they are and taking it slow will give them every opportunity to make their one and only "First Time", very special just like the very "Special Rose" that they are.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Watching out the window of the Photo Studio the tag on the front of the car had my favorite quote; "Be Still and Know that I Am God"! A smile formed across my face as I patiently waited on my daughter's arrival to take her family pictures. I had been thinking a lot about this quote recently due to the many exciting new events in our family of new arrivals. With another precious one on the way in our family I have been reflecting a lot of how powerful this quote is from the source of our very existance. This is a very intence statement that challenges everything in our busy world surrounding us and asks that we realize where we will find the Most Great Peace. Where is this stillness and how to get there is the question? When I realized that to experience this stillness takes more than just turning everything off, it was a great awakening. In beginning to appreciate this stillness I starting spending more time in nature and just focusing on the beauty of God in the most simple of lifes creation. When I began to experience God in the most simple smile and laughter of my grandchildren I started seeing the stillness of God within my very being. It has been through these simple "Aha moments", that I have began to appreciate this qoute even more. I wish this year, for all of you that I am able to share more in this reality so that I may serve up the great revelations that comes from being Still! May Peace come to you all and may the "Stillness of God", flow within your lives and experiences! Enjoy the serving up of lifes ingredients into your recipes!