Just an Illusion: An Anniversary Tribute to Dr. Rudolph Moragne

  Earring Holder As Black History closes on this last day of a short month, I’m also celebrating my 25th anniversary of dba, Just An Illusion. When I began this journey, I had no idea that I would commemorate a silver acknowledgment. I was reminded on social media…

This Issue: Abundance!

Loved Ones! Inspiration led us to this topic and our Contributors embraced it, pouring out their souls. What a time this is, fulfilling expectations and remembering we have enough to serve abundantly.  That’s what our featured Guest Contributor, Brandon Harris invited us to do, give back from what…

ABUNDANCE IS PERSPECTIVE 

  Growing up in the 40s and 50s on a farm in North Alabama laid the groundwork for my current perspective of how abundance and gratitude are actually an inseparable pair. The pending invitation, reader, is to stroll with me for just a glimpse into why this is…

The Treasure of Serving

  Dr. Joyce Brown “As long as we remain vigilant at building our internal abundance—an abundance of integrity, an abundance of forgiveness, an abundance of service, an abundance of love—then external lack is bound to be temporary.”  ― Marianne Williamson, Leading up to the deadline for submitting this article,…

The Journey to Loving Abundantly

  The family COVID crew. Traci, Marlon, and Kym Hayes In the pre-Covid world, I thought I knew almost everything I needed on my road through this life. My goals were set; I was content with my family and my wide circle of friends and acquaintances. There were…

The Spirit of Abundance 

    Abundance exists. It proliferates and looms throughout the Universe. Most important, Abundance is not a place or a thing. Conceptually speaking, it’s a gathering of energy that we’ll address in a moment. Though there’s a plethora of information available, many who attempt to grasp abundance find the process…

Reciprocal Blessings

  Photo by Nico Smit on Unsplash   You’ll never guess what happened to me today! As I was driving through downtown on my way home, I noticed several tents, grocery carts full of clothes, bags/luggage, blankets spread out on the ground, and people standing around underneath the…

SugarPearl’s Studio Kitchen: Cookin’ Shrimp Stuffed Salmon!

My daughter, Camille,  has a weekly rendezvous with Sugar Pearl.  She raves, “Sugar Pearl can burn! I love her recipes!”  I’ll admit it; I have never attempted to cook one of her scrumptious-looking recipes, but then I’m not a cook like my kid.  I just love to watch…

Artist: Mikel Elam

I met his #sketchbook on Facebook.  Mikel Elam’s work was/is soul-mesmerizing.  The dimensions, layered with emotion were time-sensitive for me. They depicted a cry for mindfulness in the form of justice for humankind and the universe.  Like the universe, Garden Spices needed to exhibit some of his work…

Abundance, In the Heart of a Beholder

Three of Susan’s children in Liberia in their school uniforms. Zevah is the girl. One of the joys of growing older is the ability to reflect upon my encounters through a lens that changes with my perspective. I have been abundantly blessed with good health and ample time….