Happy 4th!

May the Favor of God Oil of gladness Unusual wisdom for exploits Rest from toil and struggles which only God provides. Thirst and Hunger for Righteousness Holy presence that delivers from evil Be with you and your household today and forever! May The Freedom we enjoy in the United States not become a snare, One…

Thoughts on New Year’s Plans, Goals and Vision

COVID-19 cannot and has not ruined 2020. It may have reshaped how we do life, but it doesn’t have the power to mess up the lives of those in God’s kingdom. This post is being reblogged because I am enjoying the benefits of starting 2020 with a “God, interrupt my plans and lead me” mindset and attitude. It is only kind to testify and encourage you to join me. Be blessed and face the remaining half of 2020 with hope and trust in God!

Christian Mommas

I wrote a 2019 final post but it was not published due to mommy duties. It ended up being deleted. Little children have a special way of throwing their parent’s plans out the window. The little one has interrupted my plans countless times. Now, I make plans with consideration and accommodation for his ability to interrupt my plans. This reminds me of God watching us make new year plans. I can imagine God saying “my child, that’s a great plan”, “my child, there is a better plan”……………

As we make plans for the new year, let us commit our ways to God and open our hearts to receive God’s best for us this year. Let us bring ourselves to a place of surrender to God’s perfect plan and beautiful interventions.

Let us choose divine interruption of our plans. We have a choice, God’s perfect will and plan or our…

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2020 with God

Half the year is gone, just like that! The current pandemic definitely changed many things about how we do life. It revealed the weaknesses in all systems and the fragility of life. While assisting the little one up the stairs yesterday, I was reminded that we would always need God. We will never be self…

Simple Like a Child

Simply dependent Simply vulnerable Simply trusting Simply loving That's what I want to see when I interact with the little ones all around me. Beyond and greater than those "problem behaviors" is their need for guidance. Like a sheep simply in need of a shepherd. I choose to stay childlike in my relationship with God.…

Thankful for the Little One

As I watch the little one sleep peacefully, my heart is filled with joy and gratitude. I miss him more when he goes to sleep, but I also look forward to him going to bed. I am thankful for the little one. He is a precious gift from God. God uses him to help me…

A Black Mom With A Message Of Comfort

My son will be 21 years old this month and as much as I look forward to this new phase in his life, I can’t help but grieve for the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Joao Pedro and countless others who will never get to see their sons grow into young men. All the first experiences…

My Son and Servant

The little one is fast becoming a more responsible member of the family. I have honestly been waiting for him to run errands around the house. He is both a son and a servant in the house. He helps with his laundry, brings the TV remote (very important 😂😂), and helps with other minor chores.…

Grieving Heart

Peaceful protests against racism have turned into violent protests in various states here in the United States. My county was placed on curfew last night and a state of emergency was declared. My heart grieves that there is racism going on even in the Church. My heart grieves for Black mothers and wives living in…

4 Ways to Protect your Children from Becoming Victims of Racism

In light of the racial tension in the United States and the giant of fear weighing on the hearts of African-American mothers, it is important to reblog this post. Mothers, we have a role to play in the fight against racism. Since racism is learned, we need to teach our children to treat everyone with love and respect regardless of their race. Quit sowing seeds of hate and racial bias in your home. Let’s do a heart-check and ask God to rid us of pride and the sin of racism.

Christian Mommas

Two days ago, My dear sister, kim Petitt shared her personal experience as a mother raising a Black son in the 21st Century. Please read her short postHERE. We can’t trust our governments to protect our children. They are failing every child regardless of race. While some local churches are speaking up through the One Race Movement, others have chosen to be silent. Silence speaks louder than words in this case. To be quiet when people are killed for their skin color is to be a part of the problem, a facilitator. This has been going on since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and I believe the silence of the church inspired this quote:

In the End, we will remember not the words ofourenemies, butthe silence of our friends.

Those who are silent ignorantly believe that they will not be affected. That’s a…

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Memorial Day 2020

Today, we remember those who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy in the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do…

Let’s talk homeschooling!

School closures due to COVID-19 has many families questioning the best way to educate their children. Even if schools open as usual this fall, some parents are trying to decide if they should send their children back to public or private school or take a completely different route and home-school. As they make such an…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Many people think and say motherhood or parenthood does not come with a manual. We need to change that thought and statement. While reading Psalms 38 this morning, I was reminded that God in His wisdom has provided a manual for parenting. Psalm 38:1 states: LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline…

Thank You!

Dear friends, I apologize for the unintended breaks and irregularities in blogging this month. COVID-19 has interrupted my regular schedule. I am a stay-at-home mom once again. This requires giving the little one a lot of attention while balancing other aspects of life. I wonder how moms of two or more kids manage their schedule.…

For the Moms – “Our Life in Words” with Temi Michael-O

Dear friends, please read this short and encouraging post I was featured in. There are other great stories to read on markedlifeblog.com
I would like to hear and learn from you all as well: What is one nugget of advice you would give to other moms?

Marked Life

Temi and I connected through the blogging world – and I’m so happy that we did. Ministering to Moms is one of the divine gifts she has been given, and her written work has certainly ministered to me! Today, Temi talks about the ways she shows love, her advice to other Moms, and more. Temi, thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your life in words.



How many children do you have?1

How old are your children?About 2 years.

Are you a mom of girls, boys, or both?Boy.


How do you show love to your child?

Being present and attending are two ways I show love to my child.

When my little one seeks my attention, I attend to him and do my best to be present.

I show him that he matters more than my laptop and cellphone. I keep studying my little…

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Divine Intervention

When we think of divine intervention, it is easy to imagine God intervening for us to breakthrough or do the impossible. I believe that divine intervention also occurs when we are about to take steps or make decisions that can ruin our lives. As the little one continues to assert his independence, I am learning…

Celebrate Yourself

if you live for the approval of others, you will die by their rejection - Rick Warren The little one likes to praise himself. He often tells himself "good boy", "yay" and he claps for himself. He celebrates his accomplishments even when we, his parents are not available to celebrate. As we begin a new month, I…

Encourage Yourself

It is amazing that self-regulation is the first functional emotional capacity humans typically develop in the first months of life. Self-regulation can be described as the ability to calm oneself in strange situations. I like how the ICDL website beautifully describes and links the baby's first experience and self-regulation: After nine months in darkness, a…

COVID-19 and Divorce

A sad news was brought to my attention yesterday- China is experiencing a high divorce rate after COVID-19 lockdown and a divorce pandemic is expected to spread globally. Social distancing has left people with no choice but to stay at home with their spouse. Personally, staying at home with my spouse has been wonderful. We…

Child-ish Vs. Child-like

Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. As I spend more time with the little one, I watch him do things that make me scratch my head. Despite knowing I would not get an answer, I find myself asking him "why are you doing this?".…

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The semester is officially over for me and the little one made my day spectacular with moments of star gazing. The little one has seen stars on the TV and in books. He has been singing Twinkle twinkle little star for a long time now without beholding a star with his own eyes. Tonight, that…

Death Has NO Hold on Me

It is with great joy and confidence that I write this post. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means death lost its sting and those who believe in Jesus Christ should not be afraid of death. Imagine the joy of taking that last breath here on earth with relief, without struggle and uncertainty about…