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As I begin to write this blog, I can’t help but look outside my window and see the beauty and wonder of my city. A lot has happened in the last two weeks for Miami. And I can say the same about me. 52 weeks ago, I celebrated my 21st birthday and here I am…

Take Courage and Meet Me at the Shore

I hate making excuses. Yet if I am honest, I have placed and declared the label of “busyness” as to why I have not made the time to write on the blog. However, is that really a valid excuse? One of my goals is to be consistent on uploading content to Flourishing by Faith once…

Stronger than the Battles

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and…

Living Fully Alive

I love listening to music when I get ready. I usually have certain playlists on my phone that I play. However, recently, I have been doing something different. I pick a specific artist and, I shuffle all of their albums. I did this exact thing on Tuesday with Bethel and I saw something new when…

Perspective Dictates Direction

Recently, I took a class in which I learned about how aesthetics can challenge values by looking at the contemporary art movements throughout history. Having the opportunity to curate an exhibition allowed me to see how an artist can breakdown the barriers between the artwork and the viewer. Because of this year-long course, I was…

A New Season, A Different Spirit

This year, I decided I wanted to walk in God’s best for my life as I worked introspectively on three important areas: mind, soul and body. I’m a planner. I have alternate options for everything I set my mind to. If option A doesn’t work out, I don’t have to worry because, I have options…

Getting it Right

I’m not one who usually displays her vulnerabilities but recently, I have seen how being absolutely raw with people has allowed me to speak and show how great God is and how strong my faith is in who He is and what He can do. Every morning, I love reading books and watching podcasts. The…

How it all Came to be: Flourishing by Faith

Has your day ever started perfectly and then in the afternoon, you receive unexpected news that you were not hoping for? I know I have. This actually happened to me on Wednesday and in that moment; I had two decisions: either I let the situation I am in affect me and, I walk defeated or;…

Inspir(ed)

Every day, there is something new that ignites your spirit to do something. For me, Inspir(ed) means that, I have been filled up with words of encouragement, with words of affirmation, with creative ideas…. (etc.) and now; I can go and give back to others all that I have learned and have been inspired with….

Get Ready: You’re Next!

I love my city. While people across the country are still dealing with cold weather, I am able to enjoy a beautiful sunny day at the beach. If you are anything like me, you tend to go to the beach (or for those who don’t like the sand, the pool or the mall) to relax…

Outnumbered Yet Undefeated.

I love the powerful declaration of the title of this post. It speaks to so many truths in the bible. I can easily remember different instances in which God showed his faithfulness and declared victory:  David defeating Goliath, Joshua and his audacious faith causing the sun to stand still, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walking through…

You Get What You Go For

March Madness is here! For those of you who are not sports aficionados, March Madness is one of the most anticipated college basketball tournaments where one team will become the national champion. People eagerly await the results of their bracket picks, hoping that their favorite team will win. I wonder how many of us place…