“We Are” 101|Sometimes..Scared

…..Sometimes Fearless!

How To Overcome Fear

I’m quitting my job in two months and I’m scared. I’ve just started menopause and I only turned 41 two months ago.  Inside my head, I’m screaming “what the hell are you doing”! You have a home, a family, bills. I’m quitting to become a teacher. At least I think that’s what I’ll do. That’s proven to be more complicated than I expected. Crazy thing though inside beneath the screaming is the quiet assurance that this season( my current job) of my life is over. There’s nothing left to do. Nothing left to accomplish here. I like to think of it as relationship that’s ending mutually. No one is bitter, both people just know that it’s time to move on.


I’m blogging but I’m so stubborn or whatever that I don’t want to follow any kind of set plan for my blog. I’m being called to teach, to mentor, to be role model, to act, to inspire and to serve but I don’t know how that’s supposed to play out. I have so many ideas and so many plans.

As long as I can remember I’ve had big dreams (Spiegel dreams), big ideas, and the gall to believe that I could have everything that I dreamed of. I have this blog and I have no idea what will come of it. I’ve got a lot of ideas but never enough time to execute them all. I’m busy and I have the tendency to take on too much. My son is 7 and I’m still trying to figure out how to follow my creative pursuits and be the mom that he needs me to be and that I want to be. And we’re exploring adopting another child or two. I’m a wife and an independent spirit so that brings it’s own daily challenges. You ever seen a bird with a broken wing trying to take flight or a bird that’s got its leg is caught up in a net or something. Some days that ‘s marriage for me. Some days I know why the caged bird sings. But as tough as I think that I am I can’t picture him not by my side and I know that I need him.

I’m not a quitter but I know when to  fold. Sometimes I make mistakes but I celebrate failure because I want to inspire my son to know that it’s okay to not be perfect and to make mistakes. I’m also pretty driven and committed to my goals. Like I said I’ve always had big dreams and I can’t turn it off. That’s passion. I’m committed to bringing my visions to pass, helping others see theirs and helping others discover why they are here.  Growing up there was a saying ” All I have to do is stay black and die” but there’s so much more than that to life. I want to discover why God made me black, a female, a mother, and so much more.

Although there’s this frantic voice screaming  “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!!” there’s a smaller more steady voice that’s saying “it’s all gonna be okay”. That’s faith.

It’s time to find out why I’m here. Making the leap.

How do you overcome fear?


“We Are” 101|Faithful



The most precious thing we can pass down to our children is our faith—the confident conviction that God is who He says He is and will do all He has promised for us.

5 ways we can pass down our faith to our children

  1. Teach practical biblical principles. Kids need to know God’s views on matters such as money, friendship, and honest living. Each night I read to my son from a boys devotional that teaches brief lessons on these principles.
  2. Be an example and model character through your lifestyle. Kids do what we do more often than they do what we say. How we live loudly communicates to our children what we believe about our heavenly Father and His importance in our lives.
  3. Serve God by serving others and show your kids the importance of serving others. As parents, if we want children not to develop a self-centered perspective, than our of examples of servanthood are key.
  4. Again show your kids an example of your faith. If they’re too young to pray for themselves than intercede for them. Kids won’t forget hearing us pray regularly for them.
  5. Tell them that you love to them. They need to know we love them the way that God loves us—just the way we are with no conditions no matter what. These spoken words of love breathe life into their hearts. And as we affirm them for trusting God, they see that we value their spiritual growth.
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Photo credit: Kathy Weller

Focus, Faith, Fearlessness Mug via Kathy Weller Art

Faith 2
Photo credit: Sweet Ts Design Shoppe

Faith, Hope Love Tee via Sweet Ts Design Shoppe

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Photo credit: A Type of Inspiration

Walk by Faith via A Type of Inspiration

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Photo credit: Red Dirt Threads OK

Faith over Fear via Red Dirt Threads OK

Prayer Journal Essentials
Prayer Journal Essentials

One great way to keep a record of where your faith has brought you is to keep a prayer journal or binder.

Or create a prayer wall. I’m definitely going to incorporate this into our home.

Or if you’re a creative start a Bible Art Journal.

Find a journal for yourself and get a journal for your child too!

No New Posts This Week|WWJD as a Parent

Disclaimer: This post has NOTHING to do with design but has everything to do with living a more creative fulfilling life.

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WWJD as a parent?! That’s the question that I find myself asking well, myself. Last night while reading Twitter and all the Tamar Braxton drama, oddly after yet another tantrum from my son, I found my feed stopped directly on this tweet.

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I knew instantly that my words had not blessed my son. God immediately convicted me to make a change and make it fast. I’m awesome when it comes to words that bless people that don’t live with me, but I’m working on the people that I’m with everyday.  In church today the pastor said something that probably foreshadowed what was coming. I can’t remember the exact words but it basically came down to my husband and I have been following our parents example of parenting and not God’s. Our parents are a lot of good things but they are NOT role models for parenting.

So, I’ve been crazy busy with finishing up my classes and this past weekend I really got to spend time with my fellas and I really enjoyed it. So this week, I’m going to take a breather and spend some time playing video games, watching movies, playing catch, riding bikes and just being silly with my son and my husband. We’re going to make some changes and hopefully we’ll see those changes reflected in our son.

Hopefully this break will also give me time to do some crafting with him and have some great DIY posts or She Tried It (basically me making cheaper “inspired” versions of things I like but can’t afford) posts for the blog. So have a blessed week and see you guys soon!

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PS if I extend please understand.

The Creative Call to Jump

After attending the Women’s Empowerment event, I had to repost this video.

Happy Thursday!


The Creative Call|#NationalDayofPrayer

Today is May 5th, the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. The theme for this year is
Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for our Nation to return to the God of our Fathers in reverence for His Holy Name. And boy does this nation need to WAKE UP! I can’t think of a better place for prayer than our Nations schools. When parents send their kids to school, we don’t know if they’re going to make it home in the afternoon with bullying and fighting like the recent death of Amy Joyner-Francis and all the school shootings, most horrific the school shooting in Newtown, CT.

Teachers have to now be on the front lines of school violence and that makes the job they do even more important. I often say that no matter if you believe or not, if everybody just followed the last 6 commandments this world would be a much better place. Honor your parents, don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t kill, don’t covet what others have, and stay faithful to your spouse.  So in honor of #NationalDayofPrayer and #TeacherAppreciationWeek, I’ve compiled a few beautiful prayers for teachers and creatives that I wanted to share.

Prayer 1

Prayer 2

Prayer 3

Prayer 4

Prayer 5

Stay prayerful.