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    There’s nothing like being Celebrated.

    A close friend of mine sent me a message a few days ago, sharing with me some awesome news on her success in school. She said “I just wanted to celebrate and I knew YOU would celebrate with me!!” – my heart literally melted! I got to thinking, “wow, that’s the type of support she can count on from me – to celebrate with her in all her successes, new opportunities and accomplishments!” It touched me. There’s really nothing like being celebrated. When someone understands you, respects you, and encourages you – it means a lot! I believe it builds a person up to confidently walk their purpose and the…

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    It’s been a while!

    Hii friends, has anyone else ever have something in the back of your mind that you know you need to be doing but you keep telling yourself “I just don’t have the time” or “I can’t think of a way to get it done” – that was me these past few months but not anymore 🙂 ! I told myself that this is the season where I hunker down and get serious about what my heart keeps reminding me to do – write! I want the discipline of writing what God puts on my heart and grow in the challenge of staying consistent and faithful with sharing! I have tones…

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    Who am I?

    What a profound, personal question. Have you ever been asked this question and instantly drew a blank? Then the blank turns into deep thought, and the deep thought turns into doubt, or insecurity? Well this very thing happened to me the other day when I was asked, “Who are you, who is Tanika?” Although I’m aware that I have many qualities and strengths, for some reason answering that question precisely was difficult for me. As I thought and prayed about it for a day or so, I realized one thing – I haven’t given myself enough credit! Not in the sense of pride or boasting, but realizing that God has…

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    Under Pressure

    So my husband and I purchased a stick shift… that I did not know how to drive. Some people thought I was crazy when they found out I had a car in my drive way but was too afraid to get behind the wheel. There happened to be three peddles instead of two – and that equaled one big issue. But I was determined! I had been blessed with a new job and my husband and I were searching online for a used vehicle for me to commute with, we quickly zeroed in on two, and they both were manual transmissions. Too funny! I remember looking at my husband with…

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    Oh the Places You’ll Go…

    Where has your life taken you? Did you expect to be there? Was it the greatest adventure of all time? These are all questions I have asked myself throughout the years. To date, the most exhilarating life changing decision was to move from Indiana, USA, to where my heart was, in Canada. I know what you may be thinking, it’s still a part of North America, no big deal, but in reality it was so much more than that, it was all by faith. If I really think about it, it reminds of Gods promise to Abram (soon to be Abraham) in Genesis 12:1 “Now the Lord has said to…