Perspective

Row: Choosing My Truth

‘Choice’ is all you have, all you have ever had, and all you will ever have. We might say it is the one constant in our lives, the one thing that never changes, and the one thing we can be certain of. We always have a choice.’  …

The Powerful Choice

A choice is an undeniable power that each individual possesses to bring about change and opportunity. Every day we make choices that directly impact our lives and our surrounding environments. As an artist, I understand how difficult choices can be. Furthermore, as a musician, I understand just how…

Sista’ Speak: It’s all on you

I consider a choice to be the outcome of choosing. So often the choices of my friends and some family members have been so different for what I wanted for them. I wanted them to be successful. I wanted them to attend college and become great. One of…

Cornerstone of Survival

  Let us begin this article singing ‘We Are Family” by Sister Sledge: Now, that we have set the stage, let us dive into the subject of family. Webster defines family as descendants of a particular bloodline or a group consisting of a parent or parents living under…

Hello World!

November, 2015 Hello World! Our family has been expanding. To our one kid, two dogs, and fifteen fish, we have added two boys, two bikes, and a scooter.  Our nephews, Mark and Christopher Gallegos, have moved into our home in Montevallo while their mother recovers from some health…

The Day That Wouldn’t Quit…

It’s amazing how a bad day can change your perspective. Beat up physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in one day and then your sister tells you about this mission trip/vacation she’s taking and how your little brother-who seemingly just got back from a vacation is going on yet…

New Age – 6:00PM

This poem was written six years ago after a tumultuous breakup. This poem is my “wisdom to know the difference” as it applies to love and relationships. I am thankful for the sadness during this time in my life, because it made me stronger, wiser, and better. -Tam…

Chosen Families

As we approach the holiday season, I am reminded about the importance of really slowing down and being present in each moment to fully receive the blessings within. In a world that glorifies busyness and overly committed schedules (multi-tasking, ha!), this time of year is a wake–up call…

Wisdom’s Melodic Voice: From Her Lips to My Ears

Wisdom has been an obsession of mine, with greater and lesser intensity, over the years starting about about the 6th grade. Growing up in a home and culture where the Bible was assumed to be the guidebook to a good and prosperous life, it became my first source…

Jozmos: “Experience Will Give You Wisdom”

“Experience Will Give You Wisdom” is a quote from Yogi Tea.  It is one of those little joyous sayings attached to each bag of tea. That one jumped out at me one day as I was making my early morning cup of green tea. Profound thoughts arose of…