I knowww. That title is a bit dramatic, isn’t it? Well…it’s that serious! I know I haven’t published a new blog post in a while. I really miss sharing with you! I also miss our convos/your feedback!! 🙂 But my prayer is that the wait is worth it because guess what? We are just 8 days away from my special announcement that I will be sharing via Instagram live and Facebook live! That’s right! On Thursday, October 25 at 7:45 pm CST…we will ‘sip some tea.’ lol So, brew your favorite tea, get your favorite mug if you have one, and join me! In the mean time, check out the announcement details below, follow my socials, and mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss this. Also, feel free to take a look around my site, catch up on any old blog posts and PODCAST episodes you may have missed! Let me know if you’re coming!
I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Until the 25th…
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.*
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”
Quick post here:
As some of you might know, I founded a nonprofit back in 2013 called Own Your Peach. Our mission is to encourage and advocate for young girls and women to abstain from sex until marriage, giving biblical, moral, health, and personal support. We accomplish this through our three pillars which are: Purity, Personal Development, and Philanphropy. You can find out more about our cause, vision, and values here. Our first ‘major’ milestone was our first ever Purity Ring Ceremony. In this ceremony, the young ladies who were participating in OYP at the time took a voluntary vow of purity. This option was made available to girls and women, whether they had previously engaged in sex outside of marriage or not. God loves us beyond the choices we make, and that is what OYP seeks to mirror! Anywhoo, since late 2014-early 2015…I thought the pictures from the first Own Your Peach Ring Ceremony had been LOST FOREVER. To my surprise…they were ‘hiding’ in my google drive all along!!! God is sooooo good!! I’m excited to share them with you all!! This was an amazing experience that could not have taken place without support from our board members, volunteers, the girls and their parents, and most importantly, GOD! It solidified a commitment that many of the girls and young women had already made privately. Our goal from this point is to provide continued support and follow-ups to empower and advocate to maintain this vow! Lord willing, we’ll have another in 2018! Take a peek HERE!
**This post is dedicated to the late Mrs. Tammy Henderson-Peden shown in the first pic on the slideshow, wearing the pink suit and pearls with her husband Terry and daughter Tameron. She was always extremely supportive of Own Your Peach and provided words of encouragement at every opportunity. She was an inspiration to many then, and continues to be. There was a reason God allowed me to re-discover these pictures today.**
So, I have been doing a #MeatlessMonday challenge with some friends and family since March 27, 2017. The idea is to eliminate meat from our diets every Monday for the rest of the year. In this Facebook group, we share recipes and encourage one another to move towards healthier eating and lifestyle habits. We are not food/health experts. Everything we share is simply what works for us. I stumbled the second week and gave into the pressure while I was at work. So, I ‘made up for it’ the following day by going meatless. But I’ve been sticking to it since! If you stumble, just get back up! Initially, I thought it was a bit extreme to commit to going meatless on Monday’s for the rest of the year. But honestly, it’s been great. It allows me to get more creative with my meals when I’m up to it. And I’m incorporating so much more veggies and fruits into my diet. I’ve even been getting my family to go along with it, and they’ve been allowing me to experiment with them on the recipes I muster up. So far, all happy tummies! That being said, you will see a new post every Monday in celebration of #MeatlessMonday. If you are seeing this for the first time, no worries! It’s not too late to join us. To join the Facebook group, search on Facebook for “MeatlessMondays 2017!”