August 2, 2017

Book Review: She's Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst

As I started reading this book, I laughed, I cried, I sat and stared into the ceiling... I saw myself over and over and over again throughout the pages. When Chrystal says she's talking to you, she's telling the truth. The book speaks to the reality of who I am and as I near the empty nest season of life, I am assured that I can find the girl in me who has been so many things to so many people and rescue her so I don't get lost on my journey back. I've learned to be careful of what I say about myself. Remembering that my "drifts, decisions, and collisions don't define" me and so much more! So if you seem to have lost your way as you wind your way through different seasons of life, grab hold of this book, get ready for the ride of lifetime, and put on your cape to become your own superhero and rescue the girl in you!

On a scale from 1-10, I rate this book as follows:
 • Readability - 10
 • Challenge - 10
 • Encouragement/Inspiration - 10
 • Godly Wisdom - 10

I highly recommend this book for any woman looking for encouragement, self evaluation, and self improvement.

If you're interested in learning more about this book and purchasing it for yourself, please CLICK HERE. There's also a study guide available!!

Happy Reading! Thanks, Chrystal for allowing us a peek into your life for inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for being a model for other women!

January 7, 2016

Book Review: FACTS Uncensored

A few years ago, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Dante and Renetta Wesley. We were invited to participate in a weekend of events, including a golf tournament, football camp, and afterparty at their home by one of my husband's business associates in exchange for our assistance with marketing and promotions. I've never been enamored much with celebrities. However, there was something about this couple that peaked my interest more than any other celebrities I've met over the years. For all that they have, they were so very down to earth and humble. We visited their home after another event a few weeks later and, eventually, Dante became a part of my husband’s sports talk radio show. They always made us feel at home. I didn't understand what it was about them that drew me in until I read their book, FACTS Uncensored.

September 29, 2015

Why I Don't Remember...

My husband and I had a discussion while we on the road the other day. We have DEEP discussions, especially on long drives. I love it! Not sure how we got on the subject, but somehow we began to discuss things we've done in the past that might have been hurtful to each other. Whenever we have discussions like this, I find that I just can't seem to remember EVERYTHING my husband has done to disappoint or hurt me. Don't get me wrong, I can remember major hurts and disappointments, but the little things, I just can't seem to recall them on the spot and I really don't care to.

September 23, 2015

What I Did Wednesday...

It's another day in the life of ME!!  Living a gracious, grateful life regardless of what the circumstances look like.

6am to 7:15am
Get up, get up... Get up, get up...

My alarm goes off...Thank you, Lord for waking me up.

I look over at my hubby. Thank you, Lord for him. Thank you for waking him up.

We read devotion together and discuss the topic, "Serving Each Other". Thank you, Lord for Quality time together in Your word.  Thank you for allowing us to pray together daily and start our day off right.

June 5, 2015

Book Review: Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business

As a business owner, I can certainly attest to what is written and couldn't have said it better myself. This is an easy read! However, you need to be open to receive what is said in this book.  Get Your Head Out of the Clouds, This is Business is very straightforward - no sugar coating on this one. It's a great resource for any business person or aspiring business person's library!

May 28, 2015


Sometimes I wonder what life would've been like if I'd taken a different path...the path that others wanted for me and even some of what I aspired to be - with all eyes on me, the glamorous, super world traveler, super corporate and entertainment lawyer/business manager, CEO, Inspirational Speaker, etc. 

But when I look at my family and ALL that The Lord has done for me and us, I'm content and full of joy for the blessings I have right now. 

God has been so, so, so, good!! 

I can't even tell it all! 

But I'm just very grateful for His continued work in my life. 

I am absolutely nothing without Him. 

All glory and honor is due to Him and whatever and wherever He wants me to be is what and where I want to be.

April 4, 2015

Book Review: A New Beginning | Blended Blessings (Authors: Michelle Stimpson, CaSandra McLaughlin)

I haven't read a fiction book in ages! This is a good book to reintroduce me to fiction. It was a great read and worth the purchase.  I couldn't put it down and before I knew it, I was finished!  I was intrigued that the authors took the time to pay attention to intimate details about each character. They were careful to include a background and setting which allowed for realistic visualization of the whereabouts of the characters at all times.  Additionally, I was excited in how the word of God was intertwined throughout the book to counter the challenges faced by the characters.  Many of the difficulties they faced as a blended famiy - father, stepfather, mother, stepmother, children, and in-laws, are true to life.