Motherhood with Wisdom, Power, and Faith

In the current environment I’m fighting like Rizpah to keep the scavengers from tearing away at my sons– their dignity, honor, self-esteem, self-image, and life itself. I have to watch police, politicians, teachers, coaches, store clerks, and strangers who might consider skittles to be dangerous. Every night I fall into bed, I thank God that my sons are alive and pray they live another day.  It’s a real, not at all irrational, fear of this Black mother.  

Just Like My Father

One of my favorite tactics when my mother asks me to come home and do something is to quote the Bible.  “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.”  That’s Matthew 13:57 (NLT).  It basically reinforces the old adage that familiarity breeds contempt.  Regardless of the books and […]

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a good, clean movie. It delivers on the redemptive theme with a so-so execution of story.

Shine On Denzel Washington

  He’s the celebrity crush, bromance champion of the world.  Who doesn’t love Denzel Washington? That smile, genuine and radiating from the center of his heart. That voice. Firm and decisive like he knows something the rest of us are still trying to figure out. Denzel is the epitome of what Shine TYC is all […]

A New Season

Life Coach, Kamryn Adams, explores the changing seasons in our faith.

The Light from Hidden Figures

Akira Bell Johnson blogs about the personal light of Hidden Figures on Shine TYC.

A New Year’s Evolution: Get Brand New

Life Coach and Christian Lifestyle Personality, Kamryn Adams, says not to make a New Year’s Resolution but instead choose to create an evolution that will last for many years.

Bah Humbug! Still Mad at God?

Life Coach and Christian Lifestyle Personality, Kamryn Adams, says it’s ok to be mad at God with the holiday blues. Find out why…

4 Reasons Why I Believe in Jesus

In 1 Peter 3:15 we are told that we should be ready to explain our faith if asked.   I do not need to get into the deep theology and fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy to explain my belief. To me, it is a logical choice.   The Integrity of the Gospels The “biographies” of Jesus: […]

Miracles from Heaven with Jennifer Garner

   My schedule doesn’t really allow me to see many movies unless I am on assignment. That’s the truth. Over the course of the year I manage to see the films on my “to view” list.  So I’m excited that “Miracles from Heaven” is coming out tomorrow on DVD. As a Christian Lifestyle Personality, I encourage Christians […]

When Faith Won’t Fail You

Kamryn Adams

Author, Coach, and Christian Lifestyle Personality, Kamryn Adams says she can’t deal when her faith refuses to fail. Sometimes she wants to doubt all of it.

7 Steps to Shine TYC

There is a difference between being “cracked” and broken. A cracked vase can still hold a candle and shine light. A vase that is broken needs to be either fixed or thrown away. The more broken pieces the less useful the vase becomes.  We are empty vases that are filled with the spirit of God. The […]

Book Review: Wishes Fulfilled (Wayne Dyer)

“Wishes Fulfilled” introduces readers to the art of manifestation– making things happen in your life. The book helps us to identify the self-destructive thinking and behavior that limits our ability to achieve our dreams. Before we ever begin our journey to having our wishes fulfilled, Dr. Dyer introduces us to our higher self and highest self. […]

Shining Through Your Cracks

Kamryn Adams, Life Coach and Lifestyle Writer

We all come into the world in a one beautiful, innocent, cuddly piece. And then life starts to chip away at us, experience by experience, relationship by relationship, self- loathing thought by thought. These things start to shape who we are and we get further and further from who God created us to be.

Three Tips for Sharing Your Story

“MINE! MINE! MINE!” As children, one of the first things we learn to do for others is share.  Everyone has seen two angry toddlers playing tug-a-war with a favorite toy and screaming the word “MINE!” at the tops of their lungs. It is at that precise moment a mature adult comes in and orders the […]

The Power and Influence of Women

#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreath #BringBackOurGirls #JusticeforTravon #StopSellingOurGirls #Saynotodrugs #SayYEStoJesus Hashtag this! Hashtag that! Social media does a great job bringing awareness to the problems of our world. Once we know about #FreeJenaSix and #JeSuisCharlie what are we to do? Our lives are filled with causes and concerns that can sometimes overwhelm us. As women we have a […]

Kicking My "But"

Life Coach, Kamryn Adams When I was a little girl there was a Saturday morning cartoon called “School House Rock” from which I learned about conjunctions: “and”, “or” and the ubiquitous “BUT”.  Conjunctions link two thoughts together to give us a full picture of the scenario.  How we feel about ourselves can be directly linked to […]

Dancing in the Dark

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Demetia Hopkins Credit: Paul Kolnik If you live, work or ever visited New York City chances are you have been through the Lincoln tunnel.  The Lincoln tunnel is one-and-a-half miles long. It connects New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan. There is a point in that tunnel where you are too […]