We had such a great turnout last year that we are bringing the OYP Back-to-School Social back on Saturday, August 18! We have had such an amazing response from small business willing to donate their products and services to our raffle. But we still need your help! We desire to provide school supplies to our new mentees again this year. How can you help? Simply click HERE and you will be taken to the Own Your Peach Back to School Wish list on amazon. Purchase an item or 2…or 3…or however many your heart desires! Then, simply share the link with friends, family, and anyone else who wants to support Own Your Peach in making a positive impact in our commUNITY!
Own Your Peach
Founder & Executive Director
Take a peek at some pictures from our 1st Annual B2S Event!
*Own Your Peach Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.*
10 Unspoken truths about “The Wait”
This post was partially inspired by comments/assumptions and questions about living a life of purity. Contrary to popular belief, purity is not easy. But it IS possible. While this is not an exhaustive list of all of the ‘unspoken truths,’ it’s definitely a start. Whether you are currently walking in purity, considering making this commitment to God, or are just curious, my prayer is that you find your portion in this post! Enjoy! 🙂
#1. You will need to evaluate your reasons for choosing to wait…
Newsflash…purity, abstinence, celibacy, etc. should NOT be treated as a ‘trend.’ It is NOT a commitment that can be made over-night. While the specific reasons people choose to be abstinent or celibate may vary, ultimately, it is a commitment to God. No one else. The reasons for choosing to wait should not be a way of trying to manipulate God into giving us what we want. Continue reading “10 Unspoken Truths About ‘The Wait’”
Reflection Part 2
Let’s get right into it! It has officially been 1 year since I decided to start sharing my spiritual journey through public posts!! Whoop whoop! 🙌🏾💃🏾🎉We left off in Part I discussing the emotional and spiritual roller-coaster that I was on during undergrad. The relationship with my lil boo had just ended and I was UPset! I could not believe God was doing this to me. I thought I would be able to keep one foot in and the other foot out when this “faith walk” got a little too real. But no. God was NOT havin’ that. Plus, I had recently started attending Fish Hatchery Rd. church of Christ, and my heart was being pricked and convicted Hebrews 4:12. And despite my initial reluctance to their ‘Daily Bible Reading Challenge’ I took it as a chance to start being intentional with my growth in Christ.
Continue reading “Reflection Part 2”
Reflection: Part I
As I approach the 1-year mark of when I started my blog…I realize I have so much to reflect upon! Not just over what has taken place throughout this past year, but the journey that became my motivation for FINALLY sharing my thoughts with the world (after my big sis Marjorie encouraged me to do SEVERAL years ago). MY spiritual journey slowly began in 2010-2011. I emphasized MY because up to that point although I was baptized at the age of 12, I was still living based on my parent’s faith and had yet to begin working out my own salvation. We read an example of the importance of New Testament Christians being diligent in their spiritual walk in Philippians 2:12-13:
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” (NIV)
This is an essential part of Christian living.
Allow me to rewind for a moment. Continue reading “Reflection: Part 1”
Faith, Food, and Body-Image
Combatting dysfunctional thoughts can be one of the most challenging things we do. For me, it requires me to make a conscious decision every day to speak GOD’S truths about myself TO myself. And to deny and destroy anything that goes against this. This includes goals for my life and the PURPOSE that God has already ordained for me. It also includes changing the way I view the relationships in my life and how I choose to manage them. It also includes how I grab ahold of my thoughts on my faith, food, and my body image. Body image issues at 28-years old? Did I just ‘say’ that out loud? Oh dear! Well now that the cat’s out the bad…may we continue?
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Alrighty…before we get started…I do not post about relationships very often. It’s just not my thing. However, I am on my own personal spiritual journey, and I strive to be transparent about certain things; specifically with those who interact with me on a regular-semi regular basis. Including those of you who so graciously follow my blog! Bless you! 😌 That being said, I was lead by God’s Spirit to share this! I pray that it will “farkarwa” your soul, mind, and as always, encourage you!💕
I was struggling with what direction to take this because while I knew the point of this post, I wasn’t quite sure how to get there. So, I just decided to write whatever comes to mind and hope it all makes sense to someone other than me. lol
Why am I still single? Why is this a question a conversation starter? I personally do NOT initiate this question when I engage with men folk. They are usually the ones who ask me this, and of course in return, I ask them the same. 🤷🏾♀️But I started wondering…why does there have to be a reason that I am single?
Continue reading “Why Am I Still Single?”
Happy New Year friends!! 🎉🎊🎉
Cheers to the FIRST Farkarwa blog of the year! Although I journal semi-often, I have missed blogging/sharing! About 6 weeks ago, I took (and am still on) a social media sabbatical. While I still maintain my Own Your Peach nonprofit pages, I needed a break from everything that social media brings. Don’t you get like that sometimes? While I am not against social media altogether, I do believe it is important for us to scoot back from the table sometimes, to re-prioritize (if that is something you have lost sight of). In my case, while I hadn’t forgotten my priorities, I found myself refreshing my apps wayyyyyy too often…TYPICALLY out of boredom or idleness. Y’all know the routine… 😉
Continue reading “Overcoming Life’s Plateau”