It’s OK to Start Over

These days, everyone is an Instagram coach or motivational speaker.  This world is saturated with people trying to help others in some way. Unfortunately, a lot of them end up saying the same thing – just in different, more creative ways. The latest thing I’ve noticed is them reminding us that “it’s OK to start…

Prepare for Christmas NOW

Remember how you felt less than two months ago when you couldn’t get mom that gift you really wanted to give her? Yeah. Painful wasn’t it. Saddening just a little? Well guess what? It doesn’t have to be like that EVERY. YEAR. You can change your approach and prepare for Christmas now. NOW is the…

Check on Your Strong Friends

How often have you heard that statement throughout the years? And then recycled when someone with a high celebrity profile commits suicide? So many times I’ve stopped counting. But how many of us actually check on our “strong friends”? The fact of the matter is, so many of us post that statement because we think…

Embrace the Season

Tuesday marked the start of a new season. Spring. Here in Florida, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the wind is churning. Seasons are changing. Just like the seasons of our environment change, the seasons of our lives change. We know it’s upon us. We can feel the weight and the pressure of transition taking…

Brotherly Love

Welcome back friends! Last week was rough, had death in the family and some trying circumstances, but I’m back. All my love, CJ.   Where I’m from, March 12th is a day of remembrance for a true saint and friend.   Melvin J. Ray Not only was March 12th his birthday, but it was also…

2018 Goals ‘Revealed’

Hi Friends! It’s time for the ever anticipated (more or less lol) 2018 “Goals Reveal” post! As mentioned in Monday’s post, I had previously written down a ton of goals for the year. However, after much consideration I narrowed things down by asking myself a simple question: “By December 31st, what do you want to…

The Year it all Changes

Hi Friends! It is 2018!!! By now, I’m hoping all of us have moved passed the “new year, new me” phase and have taken the opportunity to dig deep into what we want for the year. Setting intentional goals for this year can make us better than we were the last! Like some of you,…

I’m So Glad You’re Here

Welcome, you beautiful people. Welcome to my place of freedom, fun, and faith! I’m so glad to have you here at Clarity & Strength. It lets me know that I have good connections, good friends, and definitely a good God. You are not here by chance, but by pre-determined destiny. I hope that the purpose…