Seeing the top of the Rocky Mountains for the first time while flying to Las Vegas this past weekend was breathe-taking. Being a former History teacher, I love traveling and seeing parts of the world I read about as a kid. With snow at the top of the mountains, it looked like a picture you only see in magazines. When I was a kid, I was scared of the dark, heights, flying and frogs. As I grew older, I saw that it was my perspective on these things that really needed to be chan
According to ProLiteracy research, only 29% of adults over the age of 16 read at an 8th grade level. 1 out of 36 million American adults cannot read well enough to complete a job application. Results also states low literacy rates are linked to poverty, unemployment, crime, and higher health care costs. The month of October is literacy month. I decided to start a Literacy Matters campaign in the state of Florida to encourage and inspire our youth to be lifelong learners by de
With all the natural disasters this month and all the devastation around us, it seems like it has made many people focus more on what they do not have instead of focusing on what they do have. So many people in Latin America, the Caribbean and even in southwest Florida has lost everything. Yes, many don't have power but there are a lot of people who don't have even have a home to return to. So many complain about having a job when there's people who are unemployed and will no
Hi friend! A couple weeks ago I read an article by a popular author who admitted she was exhausted and burned out. She'd left no margin in her life and her family was paying the price. Her solution was to do a better job of taking care of herself and while there is nothing wrong with what she said, I've been thinking about her post ever since.
Specifically, how do we as Christians balance self-care with self-denial? It's a difficult balance, isn't it? Because we as believe
Everyone is trying to find a place to fit in, when I was born to stand out! Every woman wants to be thick, when I’m just trying to live healthy! Most dream of a life where they slay, but me? I dream of a life that saves! Plastic Surgery, extensions, and make-up aren’t what makes a lady beautiful. It’s her heart and her mind. The way she loves and nurtures makes her beautiful. You see, every boy thinks it cool to be the man, but few understand why you are called to be the man.
Most people have faced some type of challenges in life; Whether it's losing someone, suffering with a chronic illness, a divorce, or growing up without a parent. Others have faced failures like not passing a test or not getting a job. This has left our country in a state of emotional bondage. All we see on television is violence and killing. Most of what is posted and shared on social media provokes negative emotions. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of Ame