In the Meantime…

Awareness is the first step in moving forward and/or making changes. Therefore, I always try to keep my mind focused on the present moment.  In doing so, my frequent thought is always on where I am in life in comparison to where I want to be. Currently, I know I am in special place within my journey…

I am right above the starting level but not quite close to the end, my goals…. I haven’t completely figured out my purpose but I am aware of what makes me happy. I am not stuck but I do sometimes feel unsure of my decisions.

So until things fully come together, this part of my life I will call, “in the meantime”…

I’ve heard many pastors say “in life you must to know what season you’re in”. I now understand why knowing your season is important because my “in the meantime” could be different from yours. This could possibly be my time to do as much research as I can, on all the endeavors I want to embark. For another, their “in the meantime” could consist of working and saving, tests and testimonies or just having patience in general.

If you don’t know what phase you’re in, you won’t know how to act nor react to the circumstances and situations of your life. You’ll just be going through them but you may miss key points which were meant to help you.

I decided in this stage of my life to use my time to get ready. I will plan for whatever it is I am expecting.“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”~Whitney Young, Jr. I will also be grateful in advance. I will make choices which will benefit me right now and not have everything I do only be profitable in the future because tomorrow is not promised.  I will support others and help them along their way, the best way I know how. I will be happy and make use of all my resources and continue to maintain good relationships. Lastly, I will continue to work on me.

Until all your dreams and aspirations come true, what will you be doing “in the meantime”?….

On the “Be Encouraged” page (https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/ ) find a list of my “It is Possible” people…

Posted under Ohemma’s Words, (https://ohemmawrites.com/ohemmas-words/) find a new and original poem of mine, dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, titled “Do It For Her”.

Lastly, “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/ ) has an excerpt from “My Utmost For His Highest”!…A devotional book which I read everyday 🙂

Stay you and enjoy,

~Queen

Talk to Someone

The surface is everything we see when we open our eyes. It is everything I see. The outside since it is visible, can also easily be labeled because it stems from a point of view. However, when you want to go deeper things get a bit more complicated, particularly when dealing with people.

What if you have encouraging words that could change someone’s life and/or affect their next decision, in a positive way… how would you know?

If you only look at the exterior of a person and never speak to them, how would you know exactly what’s going on internally? Don’t depend on a smile because those can and will be fake.  You can’t rely on an “I’m okay” because that is a generic response.

For example, a car can appear shiny and gorgeous from the outside but when you actually try to drive it, it may not be able to move. You have to check the inside and make sure the engine is right. As beautiful as the car is, if the inside is screwed up, the car is useless.

Therefore, once a week, I challenge you to seek out at least one person and make it you’re mission to converse with them. Whether it is friend, family or stranger, see what they are about. You may discover you have more similarities than you thought. You may even have advice that could change a person’s entire situation and because you never spoke it, they never heard and the life changing took so long!

Go deeper than the obvious and you’ll be surprised! Everyone has a story, but not many people have someone to tell it to.

On the “Be Encouraged” page (https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/ ) find a list of events, shows, organizations, and ways to get involved in NYC! Freebies included.

Posted under Ohemma’s Words, (https://ohemmawrites.com/ohemmas-words/) find a poem, titled “An Alliance”, written in 2005.

Lastly, “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/ ) debuts poetry from Sabrina D. Phillips, titled “The Perfect Friend”. One of my new favorites!

As always,    

Stay you and enjoy, 🙂

~Queen

What YOU Deserve…

It’s easy to take what you can get. However patience brings about many good things. Sometimes you have to forget what you want and remember what you deserve. You can search for a person, place or thing to bring you happiness but you deserve to have everything that is good, in search of you.  We often forget who we are while in a fast-paced world and we begin to chase everything. Trying to make the best out of any situation. However, not all situations are the best for us.  Some situations are a part of your destiny but they are not your destination.

DID YOU KNOW ….

  • You have the right to be free, to choose yourself first.
  • You are worthy of respect and appreciation.
  • You are great & that you truly DESERVE the best of what life has to offer….

There’s just one catch.  You have to put in the work!  And once you do, no one will ever be able to tell you what you’ve earned. You will know and have it the other way around.

There’s something that you’ve always wanted, that you’ve dreamed about, and deep in your heart you are certain of. It has your name on it and you will receive it because it’s already yours. It’s just a matter of time.

Don’t take what you can get. Don’t settle! Don’t grab, steal, or lure any person, place or thing. Always remember what you deserve 🙂

On the “Be Encouraged” page (https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/ ) find a clip of the legendary Les Brown. He has a message for you! Posted under “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/ ) an excerpt from best-selling author, Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind”. Ladies & gentlemen you’re in for a treat!

As always, I appreciate the love & feedback!

Stay you and enjoy,

~Queen 

I Had Given Up…

I never want to write anything that isn’t sincere. I never want to give advice that I wouldn’t listen to nor am I currently acting upon. I always want to promote others to be a better version of themselves & if I can make someone’s day by a simple sweet gesture, I do so.

There came a time when I felt I couldn’t do what is listed above. I had given up on myself and even doing anything at all. It was much easier to be complacent and do nothing but yet it became painful. This is because when you know there are great gifts placed inside of you, to help others, it can be frustrating not to share it. I had given up…anything that was a part of my plans, I stopped doing.  However, the mind-set that was meant to harm me was actually used for my good. In stopping, I was able to reflect and reconsider. I examined what was going on around me and why exactly I felt giving up was my only option.  The first question I asked myself was “why’d I begin half of the things I was doing in the first place?”

Before even answering that question it became apparent to me, that I was making my decision based on my circumstances rather than what I know to be true about myself… I start all my endeavors primarily out of love and also excitement. The thought of succeeding makes me happy. I just had to remember the beginning and everything was placed back into perspective…

Moral of the story is:  Now, whenever I feel like giving up because of my circumstances and the fear of non-favorable outcomes, I think of the beginning and why I started to begin with. Those thoughts and feelings allow me the momentum I need to keep going.

So when you feel like giving up on a situation, a person, and/or yourself, just remember the love and excitement; why you started in the first place. We’re all human every day isn’t going to be easy but I’m glad to say “I had given up”, (past tense) because now I can continue, (future tense) as if I just started, stronger and better than ever!!

On “Be Encouraged” (https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/ ) find out  how to prepare your personal Life Kit!

Posted under Ohemma’s Words, (https://ohemmawrites.com/ohemmas-words/) a poem, titled “To Keep Alive”.

Lastly, “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/ ) features lyrics of my top ten hopeful songs !

Don’t give up, we’re almost there! 

Stay you and enjoy,

~Queen

“Who do you love?”


Who do you love” is a commonly used phrase and song title. One artist in particular that used this was LL cool J, back in 96’. It is also a sincere question…Who do you love? In this day in age, the question could possibly be answered easier if rephrased as, “what do you love?” Many times we go throughout life investing money, passion and time into things, more than we do a person … which is not much of an opportunity cost because at the end of the day people are always worth more, especially those closest to us.

Last year, same day different time, someone very close to me was in a car accident. My mom.  She had this…

And was taken out through the cut roof of this …

However, my mother is favored by an Awesome God, who grants protection and grace. So she left the hospital without one scratch. Things could have went differently but THANK God they didn’t. Today is also the day we remember the heroes and innocent lives taken in 2001, due to terrorism. All this to say, nothing and no one is promised nor guaranteed.  So when you figure out whom you love as opposed to what you love… Go ahead and tell em’!

Posted under Ohemma’s Words,(https://ohemmawrites.com/ohemmas-words/) find a poem, titled “I Know a Woman” & if you know of a great woman, don’t hesitate to share those words with her.

Found on the “Be Encouraged” page (https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/) is my real definition of love.

Lastly, “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/ ) has my favorite poem from the living legend herself, Maya Angelou!

Stay you and enjoy, 

~Queen

Hello Beautiful People!

Have you ever heard the declaration “knowledge equals power”?  I find this to be true.  However in addition to that statement I also say, “Belief gives you strength”.  There are many things I was never educated on and only my intuition and faith were used as a guide. Sometimes when there is nothing definite to rely on, everything will come down to, “what do you believe? “

Pertaining to yourself, your goals, your family, your job and your future? …

Two months ago my Mom and 11-year old niece came with me to an audition. I was very nervous. At the audition location there came a certain point, where only the person trying out could enter. I was out of luck! If I wanted to continue forward, I had to go alone…  The service at the location was very bad and during my waiting period, all I could do was text.  I text-ed my Mom and many others, needing confirmation that I could do it, that everything would be fine.

Then my niece wrote me through my Mom’s phone and as I was giving a million and one reasons about why I was anxious, she said “believe in yourself”.  The words were so simple but it hit me like a baseball bat!

I NEVER knew that I had the permission to believe in my own self. I’ve heard the statement before but now it registered. There will come a point in time where you will be left alone and no one can give you advice, their opinion and/or predictions about the future. No one will be able to make a decision for you and it will be up to you, to believe in yourself; that you can and will do whatever it is that you set out to do.

And you don’t have to wait to be on your own, you can start believing right now…

On “Be Encouraged” (https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/ ) find an excerpt from best-selling author, John Mason’s – “You Can Do It- Even If Others Say You Can’t”.

Posted under Ohemma’s Words, (https://ohemmawrites.com/ohemmas-words/) find a poem, titled “Special” written by me at 15 years old.

Lastly, “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/ ) has my ULTIMATE book list, including classics such as The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  As well as the books I’m reading next!

**I thank everyone who supports me, who believes. It is greatly appreciated. Please don’t forget as you read the pages on this site, to also spread the words. It is my aim to encourage each one, enlighten someone and most importantly love everyone.

Stay you and enjoy,

~Queen

Welcome Back!

New week, new challenges…So Ohemmawrites.com has new material!!!

We all have decisions we must make. Even choosing not to, is a choice of its own. Therefore, I wrote a unique note of inspiration featuring a link to Martha Beck’s article, “Get Unstuck! How to Make the Right Decision Every Time”. It can be found by visiting  “Be Encouraged” or click:         https://ohemmawrites.com/be-encouraged/

Posted under Ohemma’s Words, (https://ohemmawrites.com/ohemmas-words/) find a birthday poem, written by me at 12 years old and another of my works titled, “Love at 1st sight”… Oh la la la!

Lastly, “It is Written…” (https://ohemmawrites.com/it-is-written/) has a new addition of simple & stimulating words and of course I included my favorite quote of all time 🙂

Stay you & enjoy!

~Queen

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