An Ode To My Mother

Caring you are, Thoughtful, you are Protective, you are Prayerful, you are Patient, you are… sometimes (laugh) Fearless, you are NOT, because your desire to protect us from the difficulties of life creates fear Giving, you are Comforting, you are Stronger than you think, you are Misunderstood, you are Great example, you are Role model,Continue reading “An Ode To My Mother”

5 Things No One Tells You, But They Should

Hello Jaara Family. After a nice long break from daily posting and a super hectic work schedule, I have missed you all so terribly. Part of my goals for this new year is being intentional which means paying attention to my body, thoughts and, actions. This growth process is necessary but difficult because you realizeContinue reading “5 Things No One Tells You, But They Should”

Finding Pleasure

Pleasure is a feeling of happy satisfaction or enjoyment. Often, when we think of the word pleasure, we envisioned doing something fun, or being praised or rewarded. Pleasure, connotes the highest level of happiness, yet I would not liken it unto JOY. Have you ever consider finding pleasure in service to others. The bible talksContinue reading “Finding Pleasure”

Clearly The Superior Gender….

I attended a women college after high school because it was close to my parents so could commute and save on my expenses. I have noticed in certain crowds, when I say All Women, I am immediately labeled as a Feminist! As to say, I made a conscious decision to attend college because I knewContinue reading “Clearly The Superior Gender….”

Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Once I graduated college, my views on life, work, and family changed. The older I become, the stronger my desires are for seeking adventure and new experiences. Oftentimes, I give my parents a heads-up about my adventure, which is met with great concern and fear. The first time I decided to live in a smallContinue reading “Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone”

Marriage In The Black Community

I was scrolling through my phone and paused for a moment when I saw a beautiful picture of my parents. For their last wedding anniversary, I organized a photo shoot with a local photographer. The essence of these photos highlighted a lifetime of love, but more so, a lifetime of challenges, trials, victories, failures, argument,Continue reading “Marriage In The Black Community”

Is It OK To Hide Your Past?

Thats it, my friends. My desire for this week’s blog posts are questions based. I have been thinking of general things about life. One of the questions I have wondered is this- Should we hide our past? Often we are proud to share our happiness and victories, but for some reason, we hesitate to shareContinue reading “Is It OK To Hide Your Past?”

The World of Love

There is clearly commercialization of Valentine’s Day and LOVE every 14th of February. Like clockwork, the TV advertisements become loaded with Valentine’s Day ideas. Hallmark cards, chocolate, roses, a gamut of gift ideas start to roll out. I recall being younger and telling my teenage friends that I do not believe in Valentine’s day. MyContinue reading “The World of Love”