Be Bold and Beautiful

RAFA FARIHAH

“Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder,” is a deep quote that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Nowadays, putting ourselves out there and emanating confidence from our daily actions is getting tougher. People can be so critical,which is why we must convince ourselves that beauty is subjective. I love one song, you may not. Someone may find you beautiful, and someone may not. Don’t let this tear you down. Be yourself.

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My First Time

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

I was sixteen. He, a mere fourteen months my senior. We sat facing one another, my knuckles wrapped tightly around the armrest, his hands lying casually in his lap. Conversation was light, the air around us tense for me, for him, not so much. He smiled mischievously and I, trying to hide the sheer panic creeping through my every vein, returned that smile with what could not have been more than a grimace. Suddenly, his position changed, as did his facial expression. We were no longer eye to eye. It appeared that he was rising, but without standing. From where I was seated and from what I could see between the tears flooding from my eyes, the smile on his face had become a huge grin accompanied by a full fit of laughter.

By the time the plane leveled, my brother had regained his composure while I was still dry…

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Requirements For An Emotionally Healthy Marriage

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Homage

I am a pessimist at my core and didn’t know exactly what I was searching for when I initially realized I was thirsty and began my quest for knowledge.  I’d squatted in a few churches over several years but always abandoned them after feeling our relationship was one-sided. When I am not growing, restlessness quickly sets in. I knew, however, that I would eventually make FCC my home after my first visit. Not only did I depart feeling more educated in the word than I have in my entire life (they are a bible teaching church), I was impressed with their mission to empower each and every member to be their very best. Those aren’t just empty words to pacify, there is an action plan behind it.

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One of the ways FCC supports growth is by providing the education needed to give us the confidence to work through consequences. I was…

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3 Rejection Letters Indie Authors Receive

Pearls Before Swine

I didn’t intend on posting again today but one of my favorite authors posted something to her IG that sparked something I had to share. As you see above, this author is Bernice McFadden and this is her sharing the rejection letters she received for her novel Sugar. I have this book as well as her novels This Bitter Earth, Glorious and I’d like to get my hands on Nowhere is a Place and The Book of Harlan but I digress. Needless to say, the writing is on point. Long story short, you all know that Sugar has gone on to do very well despite the 75 (yes, seventy-five…let that settle) rejection letters. For Indie Authors, we may not be looking for publishers, but we have rejection letters too. I want to encourage you not to give up when you get one:

Negative Reviews – One of our…

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