Books, TYC Living

I Got There Eventually

Here's an excerpt from my forthcoming book. This powerful truth didn't hit me until I saw the worlds on the page... This is my sixth book. It is the book I’ve been afraid to write my whole life. It was inside of me when I first started journaling as a teenager. It was the book… Continue reading I Got There Eventually

Healing, Healthy Living, TYC Living

Shut ’em Down: My Personal Retreat Experience

“I testified. My mama cried. Black people died. When the other man lied.” These are the opening lyrics to Public Enemy’s 1991, “Shut ‘em down” and they are also the words that inspired my recent personal retreat. By the grace of God and the power of His vision I have been able to achieve the… Continue reading Shut ’em Down: My Personal Retreat Experience

Life Coaching, TYC Living

Be Honest with Me

Did you miss me? Be honest. It's okay if you didn't even notice I was away. It's been a few weeks since I lasted posted on Shine TYC. I've been consumed by completing the first draft of a project that's due — and my older son's wedding and my younger son's college applications. If I'm… Continue reading Be Honest with Me

TYC Living

7 Things I MUST Believe in More than God

COVID19 sheltering has given me time to ponder the mysteries of my life. Some of these discoveries are welcome additions. I've learned that I have more patience, perseverance, and discipline than I thought I had. Other discoveries have been tough to acknowledge and excruciating to accept. The most disappointing is that there are seven things… Continue reading 7 Things I MUST Believe in More than God

TYC Living, TYC World

When You Know Something Is Not Right

Governor John Kasich speaking at the 2020 DNC made me so happy. Not because I'm a die hard Democrat— because I am not. Not because I'm a die hard Buckeye— though I certainly am. But, because I want to stop feeling so yucky and polarized. I did my miserable years at recess in dirty sandboxes… Continue reading When You Know Something Is Not Right