The Other Side

I have to be honest. I did NOT think I would be here on the other side. The other side of what? Victory. And it's not that I didn'...

I Am Grateful For...

This time next week, I will have only two final exams to write to conclude my first semester in the doctoral program, and once I'm "...

The Journey Continues: What I Learned through NaNoWriMo '09

Since 2004, I have participated in NaNoWriMo . In 2004, I didn't win. Can't remember what I was working on, but I know I petered out...

Dealing with Depression with the Word

This past week has been an experience for me. I actually had a day on campus where I just couldn't hold in my emotions any more. They s...

Letting God Navigate

It's hard. Letting God navigate. You want so hard to be in control, to fix everything, to make everything perfect. It's like you d...

Gettin' "Real" Real

I've been real in all my posts, but today, I feel the need to be "real" real. Why? Because these days, Shonell is a bit more...

Managing Happiness...with Writing?

You know, I came to a conclusion recently that was quite baffling: Happiness will hinder my success . I know what you're thinking, What...

To Be Wholly Hot and Holy

Every Sunday/Monday for the last five months, I have posted at least twice - once for my Verse of the Week entry and then a longer entry on ...

Verse of the Week

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfor...

Being OK

It's hard to put into words what I feel these days. It's ALL and NOTHING. At once. Mixed furiously together. Leaving me breathless a...

Verse of the Week

"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall ca...

Share Your Story ~ Someone's Reading

Dedicated to my spiritual daughter, Ceria Friday night, I hooked up with a "fellow" fellow to see author Jeanette Walls. Walls ...

Verse of the Week

"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heave...

The Many Faces of Creativity

Last week, I was in woest me mode to the Nth degree. I was so sure my creativity was dead and then several people - to include professors, ...

Verse of the Week

"If you believe, you will receive…" (Matthew 21:22, NIV) It's short and to the point, but it's effective. What's im...

Can My Creativity Be Resurrected?

I'm a bit bitter these days. A little salty. A smidgen of angry. Why? Because Creativity is dead. Well, at least for me. Why? One wor...

Verse of the Week

"And whosever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:27 (KJV) The Message version of the B...

Being Born Again: Birthday Remix

A year ago today, I couldn't see anything positive in my life. I was another year older, I was in a job that would end within a year...

The Wonder of His Safety and Love

Life these days is hectic, fast-paced, blurred, awesome, worrisome...and many, many more adjectives. Since school started on August 27th, I...

Verse of the Week

"So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we ne...

Ego? Arrogance? No, CONFIDENCE

Did you know there's humility and then there's self-loathing? I used to be one of those people who shunned every nice word from peo...

Verse of the Week

"I have given you authority …to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you." (Luke 10:19, NIV) How strong shou...

And So It Begins

I got up early. Had two things to do before my 11 a.m. orientation meeting: pick up my permit and get my school ID. I had been told there w...

The Devil Is a Liar, Part Three

Devil's truth: You Can't Win The devil likes to pick. He likes to niggle his way into the dark crevices of your mind, find the tin...

Verse of the Week

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." (Mi...

The Devil Is a Liar, Part Two

Devil's truth: Black Women Can't Get Along In my life, there was a time I didn't believe this. Then, there was a stretch of t...
 

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