Showing posts from April, 2013


I’m no Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, nor is my name Oprah. I started blogging because it was cathartic for me. I’ve told too much, said too much. I’ve blogged about giving birth to my ill-fated experiences in relationships. I’ve talked about past experiences and struggling to find my way. I’ve shared my commentary on our society and the difficulty navigating as a Black woman, as a Black person, a woman, a mother, a parent, a daughter, a friend, just a human being trying to survive. As much as we are different I find we’re the same. Originally my hypothesis was that men and women were closer in our views than apart. After some time I’ve found this to be true.

We all want our basic needs met. We crave love, whether from family or the love of our life (something few of us find). I thought having the experience of being a Black woman would set me apart from so many. It amazes me that I have readers from India to China, and some remote areas I never knew existed.

I've been blessed…


I Peter 5:8-118 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

I have experienced and seen some things that I thought I wouldn’t survive. Everything that could go wrong has and then it got worse. I’ve always been taught that GOD doesn’t give us more than we can bear. Every trial is for two reasons: 1) For your good or 2) The glory of GOD. A friend spoke these prophetic words to me, “Veela, GOD has given you those broad shoulders to withstand whatever test the enemy comes with.”

Psalm 37:25 ………I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed…