Don’t Pull it!

  Posted on April 16, 2021 by vbgold With recent events, the lynching of Dante, and the trial of Chauvin, I tend to stay in an angered state – wound up. It takes so little these days.  Let someone post what they feel is innocuous, but not to…

The Gold Within

Photo by David Geib from Pexels She got jumped, blindsided. Before she knew what was happening, they were on her. She was totally unprepared for what was happening on the church call. She is the minister that has a responsibility as the spiritual advisor for the group. The…

Two Poems: GRATITUDE POEM #ONE and THERAPY

  Tekla A. Syers GRATITUDE POEM #ONE I cannot be grateful enough. I cannot be gracious enough OOto offset the grace OOI receive. I MUST say please. I MUST say thank you. I MUST offer joy. And I love it this way. What I love and enjoy OOcomes…

You My Mama!

So, everyone that has had any recent contact with me knows that my digital magazine, Garden Spices Magazine, was hijacked.  Yes, directly after the George Floyd verdict, my site was hit and left with articles written by the devil itself.  The tunes sung were about Black trans athletes,…

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…