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My Grace is Sufficient for You

My Grace is Sufficient for You

photo cred: Greenleaf OWN The second season of Greenleaf is in full swing and there has been no short order of drama for Calvary Fellowship World Ministries. The series follows Black Church royalty, the Greenleafs as they navigate through typical church drama. Expertly delving into many of the subjects that plague the Black community such as adultery, […]

A Blessed Legacy

legacy: (noun) anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor I rubbed my hand across the familiar rust colored velvet couch with the filigree pattern of birds. The scent of my grandmother’s Thanksgiving dinner was wafting through the house. The aroma of nutmeg and poultry seasoning mixed with the scent of the collard greens was […]

Greenleaf: 4 Signs Lady Mae Didn’t Make Mommy & Me Time a Priority

Greenleaf: 4 Signs Lady Mae Didn’t Make Mommy & Me Time a Priority

The relationship a child has with its mother determines the way that adult will interact with the world around them. Their perceptions, feelings and actions are all filtered through the lens that connection provided. Those of you who have followed Blessed be the Tie for some time will know that I have suffered from mommy […]

Dear Butterfly, Find Your Future

Dear Butterfly, Find Your Future

For the past two days, we have been writing letters to the butterflies in our lives as part of the Dear Butterfly challenge. We have covered the topics of friends and forgiveness. Today, we will be writing letters about finding their futures. Read the letter to my daughter, Lynn. Dear Butterfly, You are so talented. […]

Dear Butterfly, She Broke My Heart

Dear Butterfly, She Broke My Heart

Dear Butterfly, I loved her. But, love isn’t the exact emotion to capture how I truly felt about her. I admired her. She was successful, ambitious and intelligent. She was a sweet and kind person. She had a way of having the difficult conversations without hurting my feelings. I wished I possessed that ability to articulate my […]

How Was Your Day? Don’t Ask!

· Encourage real dialogue about your child's day with these alternatives. ·

How Was Your Day? Don’t Ask!

School is back in session for children all over the nation. By now, you are probably in preparation to ensure your child will have a successful year. You may find it helpful to have your child set goals to strive toward during this school term. At the end of a long day it is common to […]

I left her at the beach: One year later

I left her at the beach: One year later

I don’t know when I realized that she was missing. It must have been halfway between Palm Beach and Georgia. Or maybe it was when I was confronted with a difficult situation and I responded in a way I never had before. I literally laughed at the nurse on the other end of the phone […]