Embracing Me is an opportunity for us to connect with ourselves...learning to embrace the God within. The post that I share with you are very real. The experiences of my life (whether good, bad or indifferent) sought to develop me into a Woman who honors the God that dwells inside of me.

For over 10 years I fought against sharing my life's experiences with the world but I also neglected to fully share my gifts. You may ask why I denied myself to live and the answer is fear! After relinquishing the fear of my own thoughts as well as the thoughts of others I have decided to do and be all that God has ordained. He chose me to share my testimonies through songs, poetry, short stories and encouraging words.

I invite you to travel with me as I journey into yet another fearful place, seeking to please the Father while providing healing, restoration and inspiration as chosen. It is my hope that these words will improve your daily living.

My charge to you: Think Well. Do Well. Speak Well. Be Well. Live Well.

"For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." - Isaiah 55:10-11

Sunday, September 30, 2012

1st Friday's @Terra Cafe' ~ October 5, 2012

THIS Friday & every 1st Friday from 7pm - 10pm

It may be raining but NOT my will...

We all like when the sun shines because we can hang out, go to the beach...
AND, there's that something special about the sun that invigorates us.  Most of us prefer not to have the cloudy days.  Although we know the rain is necessary for cleansing and for the growth of things we need like the flowers, trees, grass, herbs, fruits and vegetables, we still would rather have the sunshine. 
Many of us are the same way in our lives. We want all the good times but stray away from the bad.  We even run at the first sign of trouble not realizing that the bad times are just as important for our growth as the rain is to the earth and all we gain from the sudden down pours.

Embrace the good, the bad, the highs, the lows, the thunder, the lightening, the sudden down pours and the constant drizzles just as much as the sunshine and watch what grows!
Romans 5:3-5 (NCV) says, "...these troubles produce patience, and patience produces character and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts..." 


Psalm 62 ~ NIV
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault me?
Would all of you throw me down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me
from my lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.

5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.

11 One thing God has spoken,
two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,
12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
and, “You reward everyone
according to what they have done.”
Psalm 46 ~ NKJV
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolation's in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Most Holy and Loving God, Our merciful Lord, seems we have far to many reasons to focus on the clouds of life instead of the beauty. I pray that even as You allow the rainbow to show itself as a reminder of Your promises, tender love and gentle care for Your creations, that we will receive Your word as truth.  Thank You for considering us enough to provide shelter in times of storms.  Thank You for guiding our footsteps that when puddles are deep we can maneuver through the dirt and still come out clean, not getting stuck or becoming stagnant.  Thank You for growth even when weeds and thorns spring up with us. And Lord, I certainly thank You for the joyful and peaceful times when the air is calm and still.  Father, I receive both, for I know in the end there is a yielding of both fruit and increase. Now Lord, bless the eyes of the one who reads this post.  Encourage their souls and enlighten them to see the storm differently from this day forward.  In Jesus name I humbly pray, Amen

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I am NOT invisible...Am I???

Quite often we look at the people around us and derive preconceived notions about who they are having no relevance or factual information to support our thoughts other than what our eyes see and our ears hear. 
However, I would like to suggest that we are often unable to see the true nature of the people who are before us. Why? Because so many of the Men, Women, boys and girls we encounter are wounded, confused, misguided people carrying weights they never asked to carry. 
These people represent the young boy who lost his father before the tender age of twelve and now walks in anger, confusion, loneliness and constant frustration. 
These people look like little girls who never had an opportunity to hear the words, "you're beautiful" aside from them being attached to some sort of perverted sexual deviant act from people who were supposed to protect her. 
These people look like Women who gave into the pressure of marrying because they did not want to have babies out of wedlock and thus was thrust into adulthood and marriage which led to them being abused by Men who pledged to love them forever simply because he was not truly ready for all the responsibility that came his way. 
These people look like Men whose Mother's abandoned and rejected them when they were mere boys needing her affection and attention...and she did so because his dad left and she was left with the constant reminder of "the mistake" she made.
These people whom we harshly judge, ridicule, scoff and laugh at, talk about and turn our noses up at are us.  We too, each of us has our own unresolved issues or things that we have indeed overcome.  Nothing makes them worse or better than us and nothing makes us better or worse than them.  Be mindful of how you view others.  Take a moment to speak a kind word into the life of another.  It's your support they need more than your judgement.

"Do not judge, and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.
Forgive, and you will be forgiven."
~ Luke 6:37 NIV
Father in the name of Jesus, help each of us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  Help us to remember from whence we've come and to go back and set the captives free.  Lord increase our compassion.  Give us discernment to see what people are going through beyond what they say, what they do and how they act so that we may be able to support them even if its simply with a smile, a hug, a word of encouragement, being a mentor, taking on a child as our own even if they are not ours biologically.  Help us God to live a life that pleases you and attracts people to the light of Christ that dwells within us. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

Monday, September 10, 2012


I wake up every morning with praise and adoration on my lips to God for simply being who He is but worship is different...It's going deeper into God's presence to have a personal encounter with Him.  These songs were in my Spirit this morning so I want to share with you in hopes that you too have an encounter with God that is like no other!
God of all, touch the heart of the one whose eyes have viewed this blog today, In Jesus Name, Amen

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Peace...Against ALL Odds

Peace...Against ALL Odds
I wanna rest in peace, seems I don't rest at night. I wanna rest in Your arms for the rest of my life. When troubles come I won't be alarmed, cause I'm resting safely in Your loving arms. When troubles come I want them to tremble and flee at the very sight of Your reflection in me.
I'm not trying to boast, I don't want to brag but You do leave me no choice but to walk in this swag.
I'm a S-sanctified W-witness an A-agent of G-GOD's. Standing against darkness against all odds!
I know that I'm loved because when troubles come my mind rest and my thoughts are at ease. Truthfully Father, its You I aim to please. But with loud sounds to disrupt my ear gates and winds blowing ferociously trying to blind me from seeing the truth and the light, I squench my eyes and put my mouth on guard that I only speak life as You stand contending against every distraction knowing with You, I win, against all odds!
See I, walked by myself for so long, lost in darkness couldn't acknowledge my wrong. But now, there's a new place where I've been found, cleanse, re-made and set free from an unruly and restless life. Your the bridegroom and yes I'm ya wife! Funny thing is Your captivated by ME! The one made beautifully in Your image and in return I'm in deep reverence. Why! Simply because Your God. I've found my peace in You, against all odds!
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you
~ Isaiah 26:3
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid
~ John 14:27 NIV

And the peace of The God, Who is greater than every mind,
will keep your hearts and your minds by Yeshua The Messiah
~ Philippians 4:7 APBE
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful
~ Colossians 3:15 NLT

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!
I have overcome the world
~ John 16:33

Heavenly Father, thank you for granting me peace in the midst of a chaotic world.  Thank you for giving a peace beyond what Men and Women can comprehend.  Lord, I now pray for the one reading this site asking that you would move on their hearts.  Help them come to know you in such a way that peace overwhelms them and joy fills them to the overflow! In Christ name I pray, Amen

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

1st Friday's @Terra Cafe'

We all love Friday's, right???
It's a time to let your hair down and enjoy good food, family, friends and fun!
However, quite often we are left with not enough reasonably priced places to take the entire family!
Search NO MORE!!!
Hang out with us this:
Friday, September 7, 2012 7pm - 10pm ~ 101 East 25th Street, Baltimore MD 21218
& Bring the entire family for FREE!!!

Special Guest Features for the month:
Keith McBrown
Shanelle Gayden
Cardo 4 Christ
We only ask that you bring toiletry items which we donate to:
Neighbors WithOUT Walls
An initiative spearheaded by Terence Dickson, Owner of Terra Cafe'
These items go to homeless persons who live on the streets of Baltimore, as Terence and volunteers go out once a month. Visit: http://www.theterracafe.com to learn more about Terra Cafe'
Come out, get involved and have fun with us AND your family!!!
Open Mic Sign Up Available Email:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Talk II Me BWE TV Interview

A special thank you goes out to DJ OneLuv, Terry, Loretta & Darnita for inviting me to discuss the first book in The Embracing Me Project, "Hell & Heaven at 8" Sunday, September 2, 2012 on "Talk II Me TV Show". 

View the two parts of the show by clicking the link below:
Talk II Me TV Show

This book is dedicated to every young girl, woman and any male who experienced the discomforts and humiliation of watching family members, especially fathers and mothers, wast away, being consumed by drugs and alcohol. Equally, the book is dedicated to the neglected, abandoned and anyone who has ever suffered from sexual, physical, mental or verbal abuse; thus lacking self-love, self-esteem, self-worth and or self-respect.  To those whose minds were or still are consumed with the suicidal thoughts in hopes to rid yourself of the nightmares in reliving moments of pain over and over again. To those who still cry yourself to sleep at night wishing to turn back the hands of time.  To the victorious ones who exceeded the expectations of the disasters you lived through and are living a life complete from guilt and shame.
And certainly, this book is dedicated to those who struggle with your identity, unable to embrace the true you.
CLICK HERE: "Hell & Heaven at 8" TO PURCHASE