You are beautiful

Maybe you’ve seen it floating around the Internet, but I recently saw this for the first time on Facebook. There’s no credit to give to this young man because the video doesn’t give a name or anything. I’ll bet he has more to say or more videos somewhere. Who is this guy? If you know who he is, let me know. I like to give credit where credit is due. Maybe he’s a writer. An entertainer? … Continue reading

Unscathed in 2012

  In case we’re not friends on Facebook or you didn’t receive the email blast yesterday, here’s my testimony of what happened to me and my family in 2012. Unscathed in 2012 is on my new YouTube channel. Click the picture on the left and it’ll take you there. Be blessed, DGR

Are you in the mood?

Catchy title, huh? I mean in the mood to make some declarations for 2013. (Get your mind right. Hehehe!) So it’s another year and like many who declare the start of a new year a new beginning, I’ve made a few silent declarations that I’ll now make public. My first one began in November 2012 when I promised myself to eat cleaner, wholesome foods. Ideally, foods that grow from the ground, not foods that are … Continue reading

Keep your head up, literally!

Have you ever been so focused on getting someplace that you missed key landmarks along the way? Ever get into such a pattern of doing things that you miss major pitfalls because your attention was somewhere else? Let me describe something I recently experienced: It was a rainy day and for some reason I decided to park my car and walk inside the school to pick up my son instead of driving through the car … Continue reading

Downtime vs. Meantime

How would you describe your free time? What do you do when you have nothing scheduled? I’ve been faced with the following questions more times than I can count over the last two years: What do you do with yourself since you’re not working? You have a lot of downtime, huh? At first I was somewhat appalled because it seemed that those asking the questions assumed that I slept until noon every day and watched … Continue reading

When one door closes…

…or two, maybe three. Many years ago I was part of a ministry that was lacking in the area of young adult activities. I remember a meeting where a group of young married couples met and discussed activities we’d like to do that didn’t involve going out to the local all-you-can-eat buffet. One of the ideas we had was to start a book club where we could read christian books and come together as an official … Continue reading

An encouraging word from Author Cherlisa Richardson

Today I’m sharing a post from my writer-sister-friend’s blog,   Believe Is there anything that you can’t do? Philippians 4:13 says, I can do all things through Christ who give me strength. If we know that, then why do some people accomplish their dreams while others do not? Why do some people simply not dream at all? The answer is simple. They do not believe. They do not believe in God’s promises. They do … Continue reading

My Indie Life

I’m a writer. I am rolling in the dough. I spend time writing pool/fireside. I host book signings all over the country, and I sit back and soak up the many accolades from the millions of readers I have. GOTCHA! Nothing could be farther from the truth. A day in the life of a full-time mommy/not-so-glamorous Indie writer looks kinda like this: Morning: Start a pot of coffee Boot up computer Check and update social media sites … Continue reading

BW&L Features Yolanda Gore

…with a blurb about her business. BWL: Yolanda, thank you for participating in A Blurb About Your ___. Tell us more. YG: My name is Yolanda Gore and I’m featuring my business, Virtual Write Hand. Virtual Write Hand specializes in social media, virtual parties, word processing, spreadsheets, mass mailings, email blasts and other administrative duties. Virtual Write Hand has a wide range of clients from ministers to authors. BWL: Did you say authors? Where can we get … Continue reading

BW&L Features Cherlisa Starks-Richardson

…with a blurb about her blog. BWL: Welcome to Books, Writing & Life, Cherlisa. Thank you for participating in A Blurb About Your ___ (ABAY). Tell us about your blog. CSR: I’m Cherlisa Starks-Richardson and I’m featuring my self-titled blog, Cherlisa M. Richardson. I offer an inspirational blog where readers can read about random real-life situations. I touch on issues from personal improvement, family, parenting, politics, current events, and more. We all know that life can be … Continue reading