Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 I rarely “repost”, but my initial decision to not repost this reversed itself like the involuntary motion of blinking when something gets in your eye. I HAD TOO: 

Soooo you mean to tell me that someone down your ancestry line survived being chained to other human bodies for several months in the bottom of a disease-infested ship during the Middle Passage, lost their language, customs and traditions, picked up the English language as best they could while working free of charge from sunup to sundown as they watched babies sold from out of their arms and women raped by ruthless slave owners.

Took names with no last names, no birth certificates, no heritage of any kind, braved the Underground Railroad, survived the Civil War to enter into sharecropping...

Learned to read and write out of sheer will and determination, faced the burning crosses of the KKK, everted their eyes at the black bodies swinging from ropes hung on trees...

Fought in World Wars as soldiers to return to America as boys, marched in Birmingham, hosed in Selma, jailed in Wilmington, assassinated in Memphis, segregated in the South, ghettoed in the North, ignored in history books, sterotyped in Hollywood...

and in spite of it all someone in your family line endured every era to make sure you would get here and you receive one rejection, face one obstacle, lose one friend, get overlooked, and you want to quit? How dare you entertain the very thought of quitting. People you will never know survived from generation to generation so you could succeed. Don’t you dare let them down!! 

Author Unknown

This is so so true!!!!!! Give this to your young people who don’t know their history and want to get weak! 

It is NOT in our DNA to quit!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

So look what I've been up to recently. Yep, making greeting cards again. Someone recently introduced me to paper crafting and I've been on a roll since. I purchased a small die cutting and embossing machine, a hand crank one, and it just seemed my creative juices caught on fire! Here's a peek at some of what I've done.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


I remember the comment I used to hear frequently about 'not letting anyone steal your joy'. It was well intended, usually delivered with love or concern when people who genuinely cared about us became aware of our struggles - especially those struggles that related to another person or persons that it appeared we'd given sway over some aspect of our life. It was comforting somehow to be assured we had someone else to blame for what was ailing us, but the truth is rather than help, it hurt. The truth is, it was terrible advice.

Reality set in for me one day when I realized it is impossible for anyone else to steal MY joy! Even on those occasions when I've tried to leave the door open and tried to force the key into another's hand it was an impossibility. The joy that abides within me - within us - in truth is invader proof. I and I alone am its guardian here on earth because joy is a right I have - you have - which has been given from God; an inalienable right.

What does that mean when we find ourselves unhappy, hurt, discouraged, or confused in our interaction with other people? It means we have not been honest with self. We have not stopped, nor looked, nor listened to our own truths. We have not questioned our own motives, our own expectations, acknowledged our own fears or insecurities that no one outside ourselves has the power to alleviate. We always have our own joy in our own hands. Really we do. But the best knowledge of all is not only is it ours to keep, our own joy is renewed and ready and waiting to keep us whole each and every new day. No one can steal it! That's a promise:

Psalms 30:5

Weeping may endure for a night,
but JOY comes in the morning.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Same God

I was confused for a while. Wondered how either I could be so wrong or people whom I love and have worshiped with, or, at the least, shared a common faith and conviction with could see the same events, the same people in such different light. I'm not confused any longer.

I realize we are seeing the same things just filtering them through different strainers. 

There is accountability ahead of us at some juncture. Soon. If we are serving the same God He is a just God and will not be swayed by our bias or prejudices. 

Regardless of what we might like to tell "one's self" the fact is our Spirit of discernment knows Truth. 

We know what's real and what is not. If we know Christ we know His image...we are not confused.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

You Beckon by Peggy Eldridge Love

Do you own this?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

'21' Secrets Uncovered Tour with Shelia M. Goss

“21” Secrets Uncovered by Shelia M. Goss

In honor of her 21st book being released today, Shelia decided to reveal 21 secrets or things you may not know about her.

1. When I was a teenager, me and one of my best friends had aspirations on being the next  rapping duo like Salt N Pepa.
2. When in high school, me and one of my best friends performed a Mary Jane Girls song in a talent show.
3. Me and my best friend once snuck into an LL Cool J after party by pretending to be the relatives of someone attending the party.
4. I've always wanted my own radio show, "Quiet Storm with Oh Shelia."
5.. I once wrote for a few confessional magazines.
6. I used to have a crush on actor Don Johnson. I've watched every Miami Vice & Nash Bridges episode.
7.  My bank account is like a roller goes up and down and sometimes it flatlines.

To see Shelia’s full 21 secrets uncovered list, please visit:


A hot one-night stand could lead to a once-in-a-lifetime chance at love. 
As the producer of one of TV’s highest-rated shows, Kem Phillips has a knack for creating the perfect leading man. But love in real life? No thanks. She has no interest in repeating her mother’s mistakes.
Thank goodness the star of her newest project is discreet. No one knows about the one-night stand they indulged in at her best friend’s wedding. He’s also a gentleman who always seems to be there when she’s in a jam.
Brent McKenzie has had his share of memorable moments, but that night with Kem is as fresh and hot in his mind as if it was yesterday. He’d love to be the man who comes to her rescue in all possible ways—if she’d let him.
When an emergency call sends Kem racing home to Louisiana, she goes against her better judgment and accepts Brent’s offer to go with her. Yet as everything she thought was true about her past crumbles, is his emotional support something solid to lean on…or a crutch she dare not trust?
Secrets Uncovered is available online. Order your copy directly from the publisher

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Shelia M. Goss is a screenwriter and national bestselling author of twenty-one books. Secrets Uncovered is her twenty-first book in print. She writes in multiple genres.  She's received many accolades in her career, including being nominated for a 2015 AAMBC Literary Awards in the Romance Author of the Year category.  USA Today says, “Goss has an easy, flowing style with her prose…” Shelia loves to hear from readers so feel free to contact her via her website: or follow
her on Facebook at or Twitter @sheliamgoss.

Monday, May 04, 2015

New Custom Fabrics Coming This Month

Searching for the perfect fabric for your new line of children's sleep ware,easy wear shirts, tees, and lounge ware, or something that lends itself to art quilting, fiber art and a host of other craft projects? Check out what's new here!