Question of Faith: Ego

Are you seeking God or what you want from God? How often do you set aside time to only give thanks/praise/worship without making new demands of God? What is the focus of your prayers - material gains& personal victories, or spiritual gains & deeper relationship with our Creator? How much time do you devote to … Continue reading Question of Faith: Ego

You want peace? Act like it.

Peace and strife cannot dwell in the same house (body). It is impossible. You cannot command peace and engage in drama. You must choose if you desire a life of blessing or a life of curses. Those who bless will be blessed. Those who curse will be cursed. Peace belongs to the blessed, not the … Continue reading You want peace? Act like it.

Your Failures are YOURS – OWN THEM. #TristaDaniell

#MondayMotivation I spent months making up excuses as to why I couldn't finish certain writing projects. Then I changed my mindset. Now I've released my first book of poetry, another one is in editing, and I'm going through a fifth draft/edit of my first [completed] fictional work. Two weeks ago I was about to throw … Continue reading Your Failures are YOURS – OWN THEM. #TristaDaniell

Published my first book!!

Look y'all, I'm officially an #author now! I did a thang and I'm proud of it! If you've enjoyed my poetry thus far, please click the link in the bio to preorder my book #Therapy Kindle Edition available for preorder now, releases on May 28th - only $4.99! Paperback print copies currently going through approval, … Continue reading Published my first book!!

#StopTheGuiltTrips by #TristaDaniell

The ONLY people who get upset with you for reserving your energy to invest in your goals are those who, more often than not, failed to reserve energy to invest in their own. Envy and insecurity manifest in many forms. Pay attention. You ever wanna know if someone really supports you, listen to what they … Continue reading #StopTheGuiltTrips by #TristaDaniell

This Post is Gay: You know you wanna read it. 😏

I've seen waaaaay too much LGBT hate on my timeline and I am not for it. I stepped back from talking about LGBT issues, the Black community, and the church (specifically, predominantly Black churches), but maybe I need to start speaking again. Cause what y'all WON'T do is tell people like me we not welcome, … Continue reading This Post is Gay: You know you wanna read it. 😏

This ain’t no damn beauty pageant!

A couple of weeks ago I came across a post from the singer/dancer Ciara. Under the post, several people commented on how beautiful she is and many agreed. Then, one person turned the convo by comparing her to Beyonce.... From there, people began to argue sbout which of these beautiful black women was "better" based … Continue reading This ain’t no damn beauty pageant!

Whores & Wives XXVII

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI “Barnard promised not to say anything until I’ve had a chance to talk to Derrick Michael.” I said twirling my coils with my index finger, trying to figure out a way to ask Ameya to upend her life and custody of my kids. “Good.” She sipped a homemade … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXVII

Whores & Wives XXVI

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV Barnard’s reaction to the news of Catina being his daughter lulled me into a false sense of courage. Before I knew it, I’d accepted Dr. Sanchez’s offer to speak with the detective she’d brought in. Soon after, I was sitting in her office telling this…stranger…everything I knew, and a … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXVI

Whores & Wives XXV

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV “I wish you were here to tell me what to do…” I took another swig from Carmen’s engraved flask and continued spilling my soul. “…you knew how to handle stuff like this. You know how to make things better.”                 I sat atop of Carmen’s grave, nothing but the … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXV