“What are you harboring in your heart that you have yet to forgive them for?” I was watching The Shack the other day; that’s when I heard these words. “Who have you not forgiven?” These words stuck, possibly even stung… Yeah they stung. They hurt. So much so that I can still feel the piercing … More Transitions + Forgiveness
Every so often… year, month, week, who knows… we come up with this term to describe how we feel or look. Fleek, fleeky, fly.
Living in a country with an obvious divide (sometimes more mentally than physically) brings one to question the core of who they are. That’s okay. Question it…and then start to working. It’s time to unleearn some things. … More Affirmation: America. We stink.
Affirmation: You are enough. We always talk baggage, but layers add weight too. What layers have you put on that are creating more of a burden than a benefit. … More Affirmation: You are enough
Affirmation: Getting past the B Word. Not getting along with females is deeper than you think. … More Affirmation: Getting Past the B Word
Love. What is it really? Is it a feeling? Is it an action? Is it a word to describe a feeling or an action? Or is it something else. The bible says that “…God loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him would have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) … More Compromise?!
Note: This was written before the previous post. Decisions are an essential, inevitable element of everyday living. What to wear? What to say? What to eat? Even what to think? But some decisions are bigger than ever. Some are life altering driven by the core of who you are. These include where to go to … More Decisions: Desires vs. Calling
My goodness. The Holy Spirit is working with me so please bear with me as I write this post. I’ve struggled with the concept of fake nice until right now…this very moment. First let me explain what fake nice is. It’s the concept that we have to deliver the truth or more broadly where everyone … More The Perils of Fake Nice
Over the past 6 years, I’ve heard (or had it implied) that I was not okay how I was. Wait. I’ll take that back, I’ve heard that for A LOT of my life. You’re not poised enough. You’re wild. You’re crass. You’re not pretty enough. You’re not good enough. And the list goes on. And … More No Longer Apologizing
There are 2 types of people in the blogging world; those who have a blogging schedule and know what they’re gonna write about…then there are people more like me. You know the ones who kinda just pick up their blog and post just because… I wanted to be one of those people with the schedule and … More Stop Telling Yourself that Single People Have a Ton of Free Time
People are intrinsically horrible; some more than others. There are those who are clique-y. Those who’s tongue’s main purpose is to gossip. And those who for the life of them can’t see past their own dilated pupils (i.e. they’re selfish as heck). These are people who hurt people. They’re motive is not to help. It’s … More Why Are People So Horrible?
So there are a lot of things that get under my skin, so I’m not going to belabor this intro. People who’re eager to be the expert, yet they clearly aren’t. Unnecessary details. Keep it short and simple, please. People who lie. Big lies. Small lies. It doesn’t matter. I have liar intuition…so don’t lie to … More 20 Things That Get Under My Skin
When I pray, I tend to write out my prayers. While that may seem a little weird to some, that fact that I love to write and that I process my thoughts through writing should make the fact that I write out my prayers make a bit more sense. Anyway, while I believe praying is a personal … More How Long Should You Pray?
Empathy is often defined to the layman as putting oneself into person’s shoes, asking how would I feel or think or what would I do if I were in the same or a similar situation. And, yes, while I agree wholeheartedly with that definition, I think that responding in an empathetic manner can be triggered … More Before you pull out your gavel: Empathy
I’m really concerned, y’all. Really concerned. Before I go into my rant/inspirational moment, I’d like to give you my background. Hi, my name is Regina Patterson. I’m a bible toting, Christian who is in no way, form or fashion ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? This means that I believe … More Is There Really a Heaven?
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I’m a digital marketer and a communications freak. There I said it. Some people run from their jobs when the leave work? Me on the other hand, I leave my work Mac, come to my personal Mac and do the same stuff. Well, kinda. During the day, I tell someone else’s story. I market products. … More Between 9 and 6: The truth behind my profession
Dear brothas, And by brothas…I mean you chocolatey, fine men. And you caramel pieces of handsomeness. And you light-skinned sons-of-a-shut-yo-mouth. Yes you. Those who I love to look at, talk to, and flirt with. Still wondering? I may be talking to you. Brothers…it’s hard out here for a black woman…married and single. I read so many columns … More Black Men… Step Up So We Don’t Have To Step Down
I am Regina…Regina Patterson. I have a vision. A goal. A yearning in my soul to find a bit of solace – and even more empowerment – on this fictional, yet so real topic of race. Fictional because the idea of race is 100% made up. Yet, realistic because it’s the very means that divides … More Race Relations: The Shift In My Blog and A Letter to Humanity
Black Lives Matter. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. NAACP. George Zimmerman. LAPD. Ferguson. New York Police. Police Brutality. White Privilege. Christopher Columbus. Slavery. Civil Rights. Civil Rights Movement. Die-Ins. Sit-Ins. Church bombings. Home bombings. Domestic Terrorism. Protests. My skin. Your skin. Colorblindness. Equal treatment. Affirmative action. Equal Opportunity Employer. Assimilation. Conformation. Rainbow coalition. MLK … More The Topic of Race is Extremely Uncomfortable – Get Over It