It’s been a rough year. Yet as a new blogger, authenticitee captured the potential of my range as a woman and as a writer. I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing people here. Those who regularly engaged with me by leaving comments, I got to know better than others. However you all have been in my thoughts and prayers. 

God is so good but life can be so cruel. Sometimes we struggle with doing right and other times we can’t stop doing wrong. I’ve lived both sides of the coin. And even now in the midst of a very difficult time I say to you, be encouraged

“You e?”, they say. “We didn’t know you were going through!” That’s because I never talk about my trials; it’s much more important to me that others don’t give up! How does that translate for those of us who incessantly and without a second thought, care more for others than ourselves? 

Though I do not personally ascribe to new age, metaphysical beliefs, I know people who do. Seeing how I care so deeply for all people, while enduring trauma of my own, they’ve often described me as an empath

Google dictionary defines an empath this way: 

“em·path

ˈempaTH/

noun

(chiefly in science fiction) a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.”

An according to http://www.themindunleashed.org:

“Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions.”

My personal belief system directs me to the Bible which is a sacred text for me. One of the scriptures that reminds me of Jesus who is the Christ’s way of loving is found in the A portion of Hebrews 4:15

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities

DOPENESS. He led by an example of not only great leadership, He was not so standoffish that He couldn’t feel what others were feeling. 

So be encouraged today. Please take care of yourself, while caring for others! I’ve learned the hard way that self care is not selfish, it’s imperative. Remember that you as a caregiver are most loved and cared about too!! You may not feel like or even believe it, but you were born for a reason and are someone’s reason to smile. Don’t believe the lie that you don’t matter, because you do. 

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God bless, much love and till 2016…be blessed💜

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Praying you’re blessed beyond measure and strengthened for the journey,

e

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From poisoned lips to poisoned tips

Tangled webs to undefiled beds

Pretending it’s not on our minds

While stroking egos and scrolling timelines 

I’m here for it

Every angle of it

Burned from it

Healed by it

Yes. I still believe in

L O V E

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When reflecting on 2015, has your perception of love changed this year? Love. Let’s talk about it. Would love to hear from YOU!

  
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“Enslaved to our uncertainties, help us with our unbeliefs..oh oh God forgive us…” Having family devotion every morning is NOT easy because life isn’t. It’s hard to teach children what you’re still learning. When you’re gifted with alert, spiritually gifted, astute children it’s hard to hide HELL both inside and outside the home. As parents we wipe our children’s tears but I promise you if you pour the Word of God into your children there will come a time when they will wipe yours. 

Our firstborn and I bonding afterwards💞 Praying your tears are only tears of joy today🌺

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Good Morning authenticitee Family!

I was tagged in an Instagram #WritingChallenge this morning. I had to tell a story in three words. I chose my story: God Still Heals.

People often assume that healing is instant perfection and yes there are times when supernatural miracles happen; but I believe healing is also progressive at times and that it comes in many forms. Though I DEFINITELY believe in divine healing, I’m a firm believer that God also uses us to be His hands and feet in the earth realm. This means you could be the answer to someone else’s breakthrough and prayer request for healing. 

I pray today that you receive evidence of your healing. Maybe through the ability to smile for the first time in months, clarity of mind, laughter, a hug and pain relief that does not contribute to, or encourage maladaptive behaviors. Healing. Even in the “little things”. We musn’t be smug! What’s minor for you can be major to someone else. Be it through finding that $5 dollar bill in a pocket before washing clothes or a much needed parking spot!

Healing is needed in this season. The healing just to have HOPE again. 

I pray that healing comes today for you. Comforting you emotionally, physically, mentally, financially, and spiritually. I pray that healing manifests today and that you recognize it when it does. 

Love you to life,
e




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Dear Beloved,

I know you’re smitten. This crush is deep. I see the way you look at them. You can hardly concentrate and the greatest wordsmith could never craft a piece to describe your feelings. Word on the street though is, “they don’t deserve a backstage pass“. 

Oh and the one you keep sharing your highest highs and lowest lows with? They’re not doing such a great job keeping your secrets secret honey. Much of what you’re sharing has been shared. They don’t deserve a front row to your circumstances. They don’t deserve an all access badge to your struggles. 

You however, do deserve better. Better, healthier relationships. Engagements and interactions that are as vibrant and as authentic as you believe that they are. 

Listen, we’ll talk more about it later. For now just be careful who you invite to the show. Beware of who allow to “Meet and Greet” you. There are those that are willing to pay whatever it takes just to have proof that you let them in.



Sincerely,

The One Writing Rave Reviews

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I think her voice needs to be heard…Meet Marquita

Thoughts & Rants. Love & Life.

Being in a relationship after years of being single has me somewhat on edge. I was single for so long that being single was all I was use to. In fact looking back on it, I was the reason I was single. I sabotaged my own potential relationships. Have you ever sat down and realized that in some, not all, but some situations, you were the one who was tainted? The following poem simulates just that- being tainted.

Tainted Lover

I made another soul dark today and I broke another heart today

That makes four in the past few weeks

I made another soul dark today and I broke another heart today

Now I know all of my love woes come from me

I broke another heart today, I promise that wasn’t my intention

I made another soul dark today, and then I asked them why they did not want…

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 These are those that will have your back

Give the clothes off their back

Not talk behind your back

And help pick up the slack

~

Ah but beware 

Ignoring some if you dare

For you may have entertained

Angels unaware….

~

Not adorned as you’d prefer

Matted and unkempt hair

You missed that blessing in unfamiliar packaging 

Entertaining angels unaware

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Life has a way of knocking the wind out of us. We hurt in invisible places and scream in inaudible realms. Pain though painful reminds us that we are alive some days. 

Breathing is a sign of life too. I believe the enemy, our inner-mes and friendemies cut off our circulation. Preventing us from taking deep breaths and mocking our efforts to fight to do so on the foggiest of days. 

Don’t be afraid to breathe again. Don’t be afraid to let God breathe into you again. Don’t be afraid of the sound of your resuscitation. 

Love you to life💞e

P.S. I’m very proud of you. Someone needs to know that. Breathing takes courage. There are times you will need help such as in the natural; e.g. Asthma inhaler, CPR, oxygen tank. But don’t let pride prevent you from getting the help you need. Please feel my heart for you today. I’m praying for you. Crying out to God on your behalf. Breathe. It’s going to be ok. Healing is on the way.

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I was tagged in a poetry challenge on Instagram but only music would come out. Life has silenced my song for too long…so I submitted to the unveiling💞e

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