Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I never thought I was my hair until I went natural. There’s nothing like a new do. You come out of the hairdresser feeling like a new woman. The best part is the compliments. That can make your day for weeks until its time for a new appointment.

When I went natural, I noticed the compliments didn’t come as easy as with the perm do. A lot of men aren’t into the natural look. I’ve seen the stares, it’s like they think you didn’t have time to get your hair fixed.

However I have noticed a lot of women approach me more than when I wore a perm. Some are curious about how long I’ve been natural or what made me decide to go natural. Some want to try but just can’t think of parting from their fresh hair styles.

It took me a while to get used to my new hair especially finding the right products to maintain it. I like soft hair, so I’ve been having a hard time finding products that keep my hair soft as cotton candy.

I did find a rinse that covers the gray for a few weeks and makes me feel young again. Now I’m trying different hair bands for different looks and back to finding big cute earrings.

I call myself the African Queen when I think I’m looking really fierce. I also noticed more compliments which I contribute to me liking my hair and wearing it proudly.

Yes some days we are our hair.

Friday, September 25, 2009

BLOG TOUR: If God Is Good

Every one of us will experience suffering. Many of us are experiencing it now. As we have seen in recent years, evil is real in our world, present and close to each one of us.

In such difficult times, suffering and evil beg questions about God--Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of evil and suffering? And then, how can there be a God if suffering and evil exist?

These are ancient questions, but also modern ones as well. Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and even former believers like Bart Ehrman answer the question simply: The existence of suffering and evil proves there is no God.

In this captivating new book, best-selling author Randy Alcorn challenges the logic of disbelief, and brings a fresh, realistic, and thoroughly biblical insight to the issues these important questions raise.

Alcorn offers insights from his conversations with men and women whose lives have been torn apart by suffering, and yet whose faith in God burns brighter than ever. He reveals the big picture of who God is and what God is doing in the world–now and forever. And he equips you to share your faith more clearly and genuinely in this world of pain and fear.

As he did in his best-selling book, Heaven, Randy Alcorn delves deep into a profound subject, and through compelling stories, provocative questions and answers, and keen biblical understanding, he brings assurance and hope to all.

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries and a bestselling author. His novels include Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy, and the Gold Medallion winner, Safely Home. He has written eighteen nonfiction books as well, including Heaven, The Treasure Principle, The Purity Principle, and The Grace and Truth Paradox. Randy and his wife, Nanci, live in Oregon and have two married daughters and four grandsons.


Friday, September 18, 2009

BLOG TOUR: Have a New Husband by Friday

Have a New Husband by Friday: How to Change His Attitude, Behavior and Communication in 5 Days
by Kevin Leman

Baker Publishing Group
Pub. Date: October 2009
ISBN-13: 9780800719128

Have a new husband by Friday? Is that even possible? Dr. Kevin Leman says it is. The New York Times bestselling author and self-help guru shows even the most frustrated wife how she can have a new husband by Friday. Leman reminds any wife that if what she's doing to get better behavior out of her husband isn't working now, it never will. So it's time for a change. That means it's time to change her own patterns of behavior. Here's how Leman suggests she handle it day to day:

Monday: Secrets Revealed: Cracking the Male Code
Yes, you're different species, but you can work together in harmony.

Tuesday: Creatures from Another Planet . . . or Creatures of Habit?

To understand men, you have to track 'em to their den.

Wednesday: Think about What You Want to Say, Then Divide It by Ten

How to talk so your guy will really listen . . . and listen so your guy will really talk.

Thursday: Think of Him as a Seal Waiting for a Three-Pound Fish

Why making love to your man is a key to who he is and how satisfied he'll be, and what's in it for you.

Friday: It Takes a Real Woman to Make a Man Feel like a Real Man

How to open your man's heart, revolutionize your love life, and turn him into the knight you've always dreamed of.

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, humorist, and bestselling author of The Birth Order Book and Have a New Kid by Friday. He is former consulting psychologist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on The View, The Early Show, and Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson, Arizona. They have five children and two grandchildren.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You Were Born For This Blog Tour

His New York Times phenomenon The Prayer of Jabez changed how millions pray. Now Bruce Wilkinson wants to change what they do next.

Anyone can do a good deed, but some good works can only happen by a direct intervention from God. Around the world these acts are called miracles—not that even religious people expect to see one any time soon. But what would happen if millions of ordinary people walked out each morning expecting God to deliver a miracle through them to a person in need? You Were Born for This starts with the dramatic premise that everyone at all times is in need of a miracle, and that God is ready to meet those needs supernaturally through ordinary people who are willing to learn how Heaven works.

In the straightforward, story-driven, highly motivating style for which he is known, Wilkinson describes how anyone can help others experience miracles in such universally significant arenas of life as finances, practical help, relationships, purpose, and spiritual growth.

You Were Born for This will change how readers see their world, and what they expect God can do through them to meet real needs. They will master seven simple tools of service, and come to say with confidence, “I want to deliver a supernatural gift from God to someone in need today—and now I know how!”

Author Bios:

One of the world’s foremost Christian teachers, Bruce Wilkinson is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Prayer of Jabez. He is also the author of numerous other bestsellers, including A Life God Rewards, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. Over the past three decades, Wilkinson has founded several global initiatives, including organizations that recruited and trained thousands of Americans to address hunger, AIDS, and poverty in Africa . Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have three children and six grandchildren. They live outside Atlanta .

David Kopp has collaborated with Bruce Wilkinson on over a dozen bestselling books, including The Prayer of Jabez. He is an editor and writer living in Colorado .

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kiss Me Again Blog Tour

Kiss Me Again :Restoring Lost Intimacy in Marriage

Do you ever wonder why marriage can seem like the end of intimacy and sexual desire instead of the beginning?

Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage—and so easy to resist it now? If so, you’re not alone! Many married women genuinely want to feel more desire toward their husbands…and can’t figure out what went wrong. But there’s good news. In Kiss Me Again, Barbara Wilson shows how powerful “invisible bonds” from past relationships can cause heartache, disappointment, and distance for couples in the present. Then—with sensitivity, honesty, and hope—Barbara walks you step by step toward healing…and a rekindling of the closeness and passion with your husband that you really want.

You don’t have to live any longer with confusion, disappointment, resentment, or shame. You can rediscover desire. You can say Wow! again.

With assessment tools, write-in exercises, and gentle guidance, Kiss Me Again offers a biblical plan for rekindling the closeness and passion women long for in marriage. Because no past is beyond the reach of God’s healing touch.

In Kiss Me Again, Wilson:

· Shares her own story of healing and renewed desire
· Helps women forgive themselves and their husbands for past choices
· Shows readers how to break free from “invisible bonds”
· Explains God’s plan for helping a husband and wife to re-bond
· Includes conversation helps for both wives and their husbands
· Helps couples reignite the passion that they thought was lost

Barbara Wilson is the author of The Invisible Bond and former director of sexual health education for the Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center in Sacramento. She speaks nationwide to youth and adults with her message of sexual healing, and she teaches frequently in the women’s ministry at the multi-campus Bayside Church in Northern California. Barbara and her husband, Eric, have been married for twenty-eight years.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In Memory Of Patrick Swayze

I was introduced to Patrick as a teenager, he starred in “The Outsiders”. I had read the book and couldn’t wait to see who Ponyboy’s family was being played by. Patrick was the older brother and a hunk. I remember tearing his picture out of the teen magazine and taping it to my wall. My infatuation started.

I loved all the movies he played in, but my all time favorites are, Dirty Dancing and Ghost. I can watched them over and over again like I never seen them before.

I bought both soundtracks to the Dirty Dancing movie because I loved the music. “Do You Love Me” always reminds me of the time period of my life in San Diego.

I was heartbroken to hear of his death. I knew he had pancreas cancer but it still hurt to know his smiling face will never grace another movie theater. When I think of Movie Stars, Patrick face will always come to mind.

I’ll miss you Patrick. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Swayze family, friends and fans.

If you have a favorite Patrick memory or movie, share it here.

She's Like the Wind

She's like the wind through my tree
She rides the night next to me
She leads me through moonlight
Only to burn me with the sun
She's taken my heart
But she doesn't know what she's done

Feel her breath on my face
Her body close to me
Can't look in her eyes
She's out of my league
Just a fool to believe
I have anything she needs
She's like the wind


I look in the mirror and all I see
Is a young old man with only a dream
Am I just fooling myself
That she'll stop the pain
Living without her
I'd go insane

Feel her breath on my face
Her body close to me
Can't look in her eyes
She's out of my league
Just a fool to believe
I have anything she needs
She's like the wind

Feel your breath on my face
Your body close to me
Can't look in your eyes
You're out of my league
Just a fool to believe
(Just a fool to believe)
She's like the wind
(Just a fool to believe)
Just a fool to believe
(She's like the wind)
Just a fool to believe
(Just a fool to believe)
She's like the wind
(Just a fool to believe)
Just a fool to believe
She's like the wind

(Just a fool...)
(She's like the wind)
(She's like the wind)
(Just a fool...)
(She's like the wind)
(Just a fool...)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Are You A Big Brother or Sister?

When I was in the Navy stationed in Pensacola, I signed up for the Big Sister program. I had a little sister and it was fun hanging out with her. On Steve Harvey this morning they said there was a need for more Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Have you ever been a Big brother or Big Sister?

Please consider being one and making a difference in a kid's life.


Thursday, September 03, 2009

Interesting Links I've Found


She Said Yes

When my mother and father divorced, he started dating another woman and they later had a child together. I always wondered about this little girl. I knew her name but I didn’t know what she looked like, what type of person she’d grown up to be.

A few years ago I tried to find her online. I was able to find out she graduated from college and where she lived. I called her and left a message, but she didn’t return my call. Her brother called and said she wasn’t ready to meet me and my sister. We were disappointed and a little hurt, but we refuse to give up. She was our sister and we wanted to meet her.

Fast forward to now, I’m on facebook looking up old friends and the Spirit says look up your sister, to my surprise her picture pops up on facebook. She’s beautiful and she looks a little like our family. I’m so excited, I call my sister and send her the picture. She excited too because even if we never meet her in person we know what she looks like.

I send her a message and pray she replies. Two days past and nothing, my sister calls to see if I heard anything. NO

Today she accepted my friendship and sent a message. GOD YOU ARE AMAZING!

She wants to get to know us. YES! YES! YES!

I’m in tears at work, because this a long time prayer answered. I’m telling you prayer works. You just have to STAND and wait on the Lord.

To my sister if you read this, please know I’m excited to get to know you. I’ve waited a long time and I too believe this is God’s intervention. He knew when we all were ready to meet each other.

I look forward to getting to know you and I pray that we get to meet in person, because we owe you years worth of hugs.

For those still waiting on your prayers to be answered, STAND.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hello September

I’m so happy to see September 1st. August was like going through the pits of hell and I’m so glad it is over. LOL

I survived a mother in a coma, and an online conference.

The mother is now in a nice rehab place, rehabbing. The conference was absolutely wonderful. One of the best I’ve attended.

If you missed the conference here’s the link you can check it out:


I’m starting September with a bang, I signed up for Dee Stewart’s workshop:

30 Days Book Blog. I’m learning how to improve my blogging.

I’m also working on a book to send to an editor. Yes you read that right, I’m submitting my manuscript to an editor and I’m actually looking forward to hearing what she has to say to help me improve my story.

To the ladies who stop by for the workshop, welcome :)