Make that move. Believe in yourself more than you doubt yourself!

The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.

 Go ahead and make that move!
Chess, Board Game, Fireside, Strategy
Most people only think about, dream about, and hope that their lives will turn out how they have imagined. As the saying goes if you don’t do the work necessary to move your life forward, daydreaming will be your friend.
Our lives are like a chess game. We study the board, look at the pieces and decide when to make a move. Some people take longer than others. But make a move, we must. We cannot keep in our head the doubts and fears that paralyze us.
We take chances every single day in our lives. We take a chance when we drive from destination to destination with the thought that we are going to make it there safely. Some do and unfortunately, some don’t.
In the things that we want to manifest in our lives, we have to take control even through fear and doubt. We shouldn’t let our mind be a host for these things to hold us hostage, thinking we can’t move forward because the price is too high.
The price is even higher if we don’t dig in, and kick fear and insecurity out of our heads. We pay the price of being depressed, feeling worthless, worrying, overeating, and the belief that we are not good enough for the better things life has to offer us.
What is stopping you? If there is nothing that is physically holding you back, then you are the problem. No one can hold your hand and take you step by step and show you what to do. Most of us will do it, but when they are not watching, we go back to our own ways. We have to dig deep into our souls to really want to be better, be happy, and live life to the fullest. And that doesn’t mean having a pocket full of money. Because there are a lot of rich, unhappy people parading around with a mask of happiness covering their sad faces.
It’s hard for some to leave the pity party, but it is not impossible. Use your mind to talk and think your way out. Do it every day until it comes to you naturally. Today is Wednesday so don’t talk yourself into starting on Monday or the New Year! Why would you wait to get started?
Make that move. Believe in yourself.
Do it now!
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Locked in a Room

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they realize that they have gotten off the correct path or was never walking it in the first place.

You keep getting subtle reminders from God to get back on track. You hear what God is telling you, but you push it to the back of your mind, telling yourself you will do it- one day.

One day passes by, then three more one day passes by until you are up to a year of one day!  Or maybe three years of one day, as was my case.

I had gotten off my road of going to church, writing, and exercising. It all came to a halt when I was coupled up with a dependent person. They had to be by my side 14/7. I was at work the other 10 hours. I used this attachment as an excuse to why I couldn’t write, attend church, or exercise. This was not a healthy attachment. If I went to the hair salon, I’d look up and he was there. Smiling. Then he’d pull out money to pay for my hair. I’d tell him I was going to the nail shop and he said oh, I’ll take you. The same with shopping.

The constant phone calls. Oh my. He’d call and I would tell him I’m working and I will call back. And if my phone didn’t ring fifteen minutes later and all I could hear on the other end is, I thought your were going to call me back. My face would go into frown mode. I would take the phone off my ear and look at.

I used to go to writer’s conferences for many years, way before I met this person. Didn’t go on not one while I was with him. His insecurities led him to believe that I just attended to meet up with male authors. I stopped going so he wouldn’t think that. Silly me!

Then, I finally realized that this person was stopping me from walking my path. I truly believed this. God kept saying, no one is stopping you. These are excuses you are using. And if you really want to do something, get out of this unhealthy attachment of a relationship. I didn’t listen. This went on from 2013 to the very last day of 2016!

I anticipated ending the relationship, oh some time in 2017- middle of summer was my plan. I was miserable, but I kept telling myself that his feelings will be hurt if I bounce now. So I created a timetable because I knew that he was not going to change!

Things were kind of rocky during the holidays  of 2016- starting with Thanksgiving. He wanted me to be with him 24/7. Tried to dictate when I could be home preparing holiday meals. He wanted me to go to his house for a couple of days, then go back home the morning of the holiday and cook, then come back to his house. When people try to break up your routine to fit their agenda is the time to run. We had major arguments. He accused me of not wanting to spend time with him. Maybe there is someone else on my radar. That mess was starting to get old because I knew a change was not coming. So in my mind, Summer of 2017 was my exit season. I told God, I will be out by summer and I will get back on the right path that you have paved for only me.

Well, God laughed. I didn’t know he was laughing at me at the time. I thought I had the answer.

Then God Interrupted my Normal on January 1, 2017!

Went home with him after a get together. My daughter calls me regarding an issue. I tell her I will call her dad to figure out everything. I make the call and when I hang up, my phone is flying across the room. He grabbed it out of my hand and threw it.

So I’m like damn! That’s how it is. Well I’m going  home and I’ll come back tomorrow when you calm down.

The next words he said made me feel like I was going to turn into the incredible hulk.

“You are not going anywhere!”

Oh, yes the hell I am!

There was a little commotion. Then a little more. Then enough where a relative started beating on the door asking if everything is alright. He says yes. I say no.

Well, I was going to get out of that room.

With all of the blocking he tried to do and pulling me away from the door, I remembered my pepper spray! By the time I finished, he didn’t know what hit him and was yelling that I scratched his eyes out!

By the time I realized I rubbed my eyes with pepper spray and I couldn’t see, the rescue cavalry was there in the form of 6 police officers to help me out of room.

God interrupted my normal on January 1, 2017. Didn’t make it to my timeline of summer of 2017.  I realized my timeline was not His timeline.

I thank God it didn’t end up worse than it could have been. If the police hadn’t been called, I don’t know if I would be here today.

You’d think after all of that, I would get back on track to doing what God had called me to.

Nah! didn’t happen….until

He had to Interrupt my Normal again…six months later.  (next week’s blog)


~God Interrupted my Normal~


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God Interrupted My Normal!

When you know you are supposed to be doing what you were put on this earth to do and you keep ignoring it, something will happen to remind you.

God has a way of letting you know you are going down the wrong path. He sends these little reminders to prompt you to move on down the road.

Then you answer Him back with I’ll do it next week, next month, and so on.

Next week rolls around, nothing. Next month rolls around, still nothing.

God sends more gentle reminders to prompt you on your way. Your excuses and delays are abundant. You make more promises that you will do in on another day. All the while God is saying, “so you are letting me know that you will do it when you get ready.”

See, most of us already know what it is that God is trying to get us to do.

I IGNORED those subtle reminders…until God decided to let me know who is control.

Then came the big Warning that I never saw coming that could have cost me my life. I even ignored that one.

God sent an even bigger one six months later in July of 2017 that could have cost me my life!! Again. That one woke me up.

I’ll blog about the first incident next week. It came like a thief in the night!

~God Interrupted My Normal~ coming May 2018!

And He will interrupt yours too!!!!!

You better move on down the road and become a Champion and Blaze a Trail!





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The Storm is over Now… or is it?

Here I sit, staring out the window. What a beautiful sight to see- the sun, the dry streets, and no storm debris in sight.

But as I look at this glorious morning, thanking God that I made it through the storm, my eyes have been filled with tears for the past 10 days including today.

We here in Houston have made it through the worst storm in history. Countless people were plucked from the waters, from their rooftops, and from their cars and brought to what we here in Houston considered safety; on top of a freeway overpass before being taken away to a shelter.

I’ve watched countless stories on TV of people who were drenched, carrying their children, and some carrying what they could in plastic bags. News reporters and anchors covering the storm were overcome with emotion as well as they should be.

In the midst of this horrific storm, people were thanking God for their lives. And in the wake of some people being polarized over political issues and statues, Houston came together and showed the world that none of this mattered if you needed help. Everyone got it!

There were no lines of division separating people from each other. No one looked at the color to the hand reaching out to rescue them and took a moment to decide if they would accept it or not. The worst situations can and will bring out the best in people. I have no answer as to why the storm hit us. But there weren’t any clashes or biases as to who would get help.

One story that sticks in my mind from the news is a man and his son who were rescued from their apartment. His name is Jeremiah. He tells how he has lost everything. What stuck with me is how he kept saying, “God is good!”

Yes, indeed He is. I pray so hard everyday and every night for those affected by “Harvey.” I have a hard time sleeping at night wondering how the people who have lost it all are doing. I pray they have the fire inside of them to keep going.

Cry a while and get it all out. The answer is already down the road.

As the name “Harvey” is retired (no other hurricane shall have that name) I hope the people affected can find the strength to retire their doubts, fears and insecurities because they have made it through the storm.

I want them to welcome peace, joy, love and happiness back into their lives.

Let no storm, no matter how much water it brings flood your life enough to put out the fire that is burning inside of you.

Your trail has not ended. It was time to take a detour. I will continue to pray and volunteer to help those affected by the storm in my great city of Houston.

All will be well again in Houston. God is good.

You have a chance to start again.

To all my Champions and Trailblazers-Blaze a trail and Ignite your Life!

God bless you all.


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Get up and get noticed!

Nobody can be you, but you!

No matter how much you admire someone else’s personality, charisma, drive, or outward appearance, there is someone out there that wants what you have.

Everyone has some things about them that are unique that others wish they had.

You may have the perfect smile, the ability to put together a hellified outfit and rock it like no one else, or have that “it” that no one can explain that draws people to you.

While you are looking at others wishing you had what they have, there is someone looking at you and wishing the same thing. While you are looking at others, check out who may be looking at you.

While you people watch, you have been watched as well.

So just be you and be the best you can be.

When you get up, you get noticed without you even knowing it.

~Become a Champion and Blaze your Trail~

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Blaze a Trail and Keep it Moving

Move it. Move it.

How far down the trail have you gone? Have you created a path yet or are you following in the footsteps of others?

We have our own two feet, our own minds, and actions  to take us where we should be.

If you can move, then move. There is nothing standing in your way to cause you to stumble. And if there is, either hop over it or kick it out of your way. But  don’t stand there and wonder how you are going get down the road to your success.

~Become a Champion and Blaze a Trail~

Champions and Trailblazers™

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