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Beneath the stereotype of the angry black woman is an overlooked vulnerability. Rahiel Tesfamariam writes that black women act as if there is a war being waged against us. Yes, yes and more yes. Tesfamariam recognizes that the U.S. still doesn’t know how to deal with the “angry black woman,” whether she’s Solange in an […]

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~ Confession: I am thirty-four years old and most days I feel like a broken mess. Imperfection covers over me, but I constantly fight for its opposite. I want perfection. People pleasing infiltrates everything I do, say, and think. I cannot do and be everything to everyone and this makes my heart break. Unkindness has […]

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Today is my 36th birthday, y’all! Here’s 36 life lessons I’ve learned in 36 years.  I’m not perfect -surprise!- but I try like the dickens to live by each of these.  My 36 pearls of wisdom for you, peeps! In random order. 1. People are hurting, err on the side of kindness.  If they aren’t […]

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I am losing something. It’s dying. It’s not someone but it is something very important me.  It’s something that I love very deeply and it’s going away. I’ve cried. In the midst of this loss, something else –with great value to me– has been fighting for it’s life too. I’ve been crying about that too. […]

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Would you sit with me for an hour? First things first: I know what your thinking… “For reals Grace? What is this going to cost me?” (Trust me, I get it). Nothing.  Nada.  Well, truthfully, it will cost you that hour but that’s it.  And, that’s A LOT.  Our time is valuable. Okay, whew, now […]

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10 ways to inspire yourself

photo credit: me I believe every person should live life thoughtfully, being fully who you are, fully aware of your gifts and fully using them.  (Okay, I will not stuff the word ‘fully’ into any more sentences.  Scouts honor).  Here’s my top 10 ways that I keep myself inspired to go and get the life […]

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’m not who I thought was, and that there are aspects of my life right now that are downright hellish.  I feel like a caged animal.  As I was spending some time with the Lord this morning I read, Psalm 39:7 – “But now, Lord, what do I […]

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Advent, Day 1.

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