Fighting For Life

Brazilian Model Mariana Bridi de Costa

Brazilian Model Mariana Bridi de Costa

I came across a story last Friday afternoon (January 23, 2009) about a young 20 year old Brazilian model that really touched my heart. Her name was Mariana Bridi de Costa.

Everything had been going well in her world. She was achieving her dreams and accomplishing goals that would allow her and her family to have a better life someday. She had placed sixth in a major contest just last year in China, and had been signed by model scout Dilson Stein who was also responsible for discovering Supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Then in less than a month her entire world was flipped upside down. Continue reading

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I would just like to say in this post that I am forever grateful to this man of God that stood up for the rights of his people, and for everyone. Because of him I can write here without fear or shame of people finding out about the fact that I’m black. Or even just being able to write here at all because I am black. Because of this man I can eat where I want. I can work where I want. I can marry a man of another race, because it is no longer illegal to do such a thing. I can go where I want without fear Continue reading

Out With the Old. In With the New

December 31, 2008. The last day of the year 2008. Can you believe it? It feels like time really flew this year. I look back on the last year and I’m amazed at all I’ve learned and all that I’ve overcome. I did not achieve all that I had hoped to. I did not work on my book as much as I had intended, and therefore was unable to complete it for example. However, I did finally get my blog up and running, and you know what? I’m very proud of that! That is a major achievement. It took Continue reading

Christmas Is All In The Heart

We’re living in tough times right now and people are concerned about not being able to provide a big “traditional” Christmas for their families this year. I heard it said that a woman told a friend about having a “dollar store” Christmas because she couldn’t afford toys from the major toy chains and department stores. Perhaps you can relate. I can. I also was Continue reading

Pure by Rebecca St. James Book Review

Pure: A 90-Day Devotional for the Mind, the Body & the Spirit by Rebecca St. James

“Pure”, written by Popular Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is an inspirational devotional on how to live a life that is pure in every aspect, not only sexually. “Pure” is a Continue reading