A couple of gentle reminders…

by From Timeless Thoughts & Words of Wisdom From the Mind of Tonya D. Floyd, Volume 1: 278. If you’re behind the horse’s ass, you will always be shoveling shit out of your path. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and if things around me start to stink—you know, when shit piles up to the […]

So now what?

by I just felt a shift in my purpose. So many thoughts are spinning in my head, I figured I should sit down and write something. It’s clear that my home life is changing before my eyes. I’m only responsible for Kyle’s daily needs now. The other two are older, and are not really here […]

Jab, jab, jab, upper-cut…

by Mercy. Grace. Undeserved kindness. Love. Forgiveness. Peace. These are some of the best gifts I’ve ever received, and as such, they’ve allowed and encouraged me to do nice things for others on occasion. The truth is I’m not a nice person; it is never my first inclination to reach out. Do this exercise with […]

It’s Not Always Obvious…

by Today’s thought comes with an excerpt from one of my novels. I chose this piece because of the letter on the Steve Harvey Show this morning, and how often we miss the subtle and excuse the not-so-subtle signs of abuse, but never call it what it is–abuse. And the thing is nobody said these […]

Ready for my close-up…

by As I sit here researching, deciding where to plant seeds about my writings, where to send my books, and who would care, I thought about what I would say when the interviewer asks what’s so special about my writing. It occurred to me that somebody else may have the same basic answer, but my […]

“Your enemies a footstool…”

by How many different places do we read about God’s promise to Jesus that he will make his enemies a footstool for his feet? At least a couple. But have you ever thought about it, like get the symbolism of it, and appreciate that by being on the right team, you too can reap the […]

The devil is a liar!

by I’m compelled to send this late edition because amidst my own struggle, I am encouraged. I swear the devil has been busy around here lately, with big and little things, but I just feel this reassurance, and peace. Basically, I was inspired to share with you that it’s going to be all right. I’m […]