Empowerment

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WHEN THE PROMISE DOESN’T COME EASILY

WHEN THE PROMISE DOESN’T COME EASILY - May 24, 2016

I know some, if not most, of you have heard a rousing sermon inspired by, Joseph’s journey (begin at Genesis 37:1) from the pit to the palace. Rousing, in that, if you are in the midst of or have faced a similar trial, you naturally desire some measure of reassurance or encouragement that your end […]

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21 DAYS OF PINT-SIZED POWER-PACKED PRAISE

21 DAYS OF PINT-SIZED POWER-PACKED PRAISE - December 6, 2015

First and foremost, hello and hugs everyone! Quick Update: Though I’ve decreased the amount of aPOP blog posts as of late, I’ve been successfully practicing what I preach…rest, abundant living, and being present. I just ended a social media (SM) sabbatical – yes, yes, it is possible – and I must say, it was much […]

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WHEN DID LIFE GET SO COMPLICATED?

WHEN DID LIFE GET SO COMPLICATED? - October 4, 2015

Do you remember the moment you realized that life can be complicated? Muddled and thorny. An unreciprocated first crush. An introduction to fear. A daunting circumstance. A broken promise. An affront to childhood naivete’. Divorce. Abuse. Failure. Death. I remember my moment…and the moments to follow. As an adult and a believer, I know that […]

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WHY NOT YOU?

WHY NOT YOU? - April 26, 2015

I recently attended a conference for women in leadership that was filled to capacity. The conference was centered on encouraging and empowering women through opportunities to share ideas and resources, create enduring networks, and garner the professional development tools necessary to succeed, particularly in a male-dominated workplace. This conference wasn’t the first of its kind, […]

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LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE

LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE - February 15, 2015

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs When I was a little girl, I often pretended I was Wonder Woman. I would spin around in my underwear, bulky belt, and knee-high boots, and use a telephone cord as my Lasso of Truth. I loved the idea of […]

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COURAGE AND CONVICTION

COURAGE AND CONVICTION - January 18, 2015

Is courage innate, endowed to us in varying degrees, or do we extend and reach for it each day? Recently, I saw the critically acclaimed, docudrama Selma. It was achingly raw, a harsh reminder of former sins, and the bloody and oppressive past of African Americans in the Land of the Free. Still, an inspiring […]

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THE REVOLUTION OF RESOLUTIONS

THE REVOLUTION OF RESOLUTIONS - January 4, 2015

The New Year has arrived and droves of well-intentioned people have inundated refrigerators, vision boards, mirrors, journals, computers, and social media sites with New Year’s Resolutions. Come on…we’ve all done it! The resolution train is crowded, swift, and shiny, filled with tenacious and eager hopefuls. For two years straight, I asserted with much confidence and […]

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TODAY WILL BE A GREAT DAY!!!

TODAY WILL BE A GREAT DAY!!! - November 2, 2014

It sounds somewhat cliché or akin to an excerpt from a low-budget horoscope, but I’m content on proactively and deliberately declaring this as a statement of fact over my day.   These simple, yet powerful, six words face me from a sign posted over my desk, on a plain white background with bold black letters. […]

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HARD DEPOSIT BUILDUP – SELF CHECK

HARD DEPOSIT BUILDUP – SELF CHECK - October 26, 2014

Wait a minute! Wait a minute!! What’s going on with my Keurig? There’s a brand new k-cup in the designated slot, properly aligned, full of potential, but the contraption is failing to dispense the caffeine goodness I need to feel invigorated and actually like people prior to 9:00am. Who should I call? What should I […]

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