What God Puts Together...

You are an extension of God’s love for me. He created your arms to hold me, to fill a void in my heart that God himself created with the intention, that I would trust Him enough, to wait for you to come into my life and fill it. And trust him I did, I trusted Him with my whole heart, and I offered it up to him. It wasn't easy but love is sacrifice. He took it and purified and prepared it just for you. So I present it to you, pure and unadulterated, unblemished by another man's impression. I give it to you fearlessly, knowing that God has prepared you and taught you how to take care of it. We both know that it won’t always be easy, but as long as we keep our trust in Him  who put us together, we know that nothing and no one can set us asunder. 

*daydreaming about my future husband. now that I read this it sounds like wedding vows. kinda strange. I hope I not becoming one of those desperate for love type of girls. ughhhh.


Quote of the Day

"Following a precedent is an easy substitute for thinking."

- Ruth Smeltzer



It's still hard to believe he's gone. RIP Michael Jackson. Long live the King!

Listen Up! : Race Matters - Jelani

After reading Dr. Cornel West's book "Race Matters" for the first time last summer, my eyes were opened to a lot of problems that still plague the black community today. Here Jelani takes these topics and lays them down in prolific verse over a beat produced by Durkin. He discusses topic such as colorism, self hatred, and Fox News. You owe to yourself to check it out. So push play and be enlightened. You can check out more of his music here

Race Matters - Jelnai (produced by Durkin)

Here Jelani discusses the inspiration behind the song:


Sunset Haikus

red remnants linger
picturesque bands of color
the sun is now gone

purple strip over bay
fading remnants of the day
night falls in and out

bands of orange and pink
red star falls from fading sky
night is his nightmare


Let's Get Lifted: No I.D. Presents: Cocaine 80s – The Pursuit EP

So I'm perusing the blogosphere late last night and what do I see? A new mixtape from one of my favorite producers NO I.D. More importantly one of the songs features Common and if you know me you know I love me some Common, so I immediately downloaded it. Cocaine 80’s is a collective that consists of No I.D., Common, Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski, Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy, Makeba and many more. You can download the mix-tape for yourself here. Check out the Common featured track "Summer Madness" below.

Summer Madness - Cocaine 80's ft. Common


butterfly, butterfly
please don't die
who clipped your wings
and told you, you couldn't fly 

Save Me

sometimes it feels like You’re so far,
so far away from me
but I know when I get down,
get down on my knees
and raise my voice in prayer,
in prayer and in praise
I’m reminded of your presence once again,
again, I can feel you pulling me out,
pulling me out of all my sin
rescuing me
yet again.

A Love Like...

Corey & Topanga


Hair Update

Ok let's make this fast I missing Secret Life. First off that bottom picture is awkward as heck, but any where I'm hear to talk about hair not my natural awkwardness. Oh and my eyebrows look...... ok ok to the topic at hand. It's been about to weeks since mi madre cut off all my permed ends. My last perm was in August of last year. stretching my perm for about a month and half I decided to give this natural thing a try for a full year and then I would decide if I wanted to perm it again. As my curls continued to grow so did my hope in my natural hair. It's growing so fast. I'm in love. I love how versatile my hair is now, sometimes I just hop in the shower co-wash my hair and hop right out and head out the door. Don't get me wrong I still get nervous, especially when I see old pictures of me with long flowing pressed hair. But every day I wake up and I look in the mirror and my beautiful curl and waves remind me that it's all worth it.

It's all worth it!

People have also been complimenting me on how different I look with shorter hair. Yesterday my brother came over and before he left he told my mom that he's never noticed how pretty I was before. When my mom told me that I was a little mad at first like "what did you think of me before now" but then I thought about it and I understood what he was saying. Like most people have been saying, shorter hair highlights my facial features and showcases a side of me that no one has ever seen. I also think that the change created a change in my spirit. I'm feel freer, I notice that I'm not as worried about what others think of me anymore. I love walking into crowded places with my fro all out just daring somebody to say something. My spirit, my personality, my soul all have transitioned along with my hair.

If I had to sum up in one word the feeling that my natural hair has sprung forth in me I would say....


The COURAGE to be me, natural, raw, and unadulterated.

I am no longer a skeptic.

Alright 'tis all for now, I'll edit this later (I probably won't), gotta go watch Secret Life.

peace & Love,

Myss Dior Cherie


Dear Dad

standing in line
I see a girl playing with her father
and I try not to cry
it’s been years since you died
but it’s still hard sometimes
the other day
I watched “Father of the Bride”
and it made me sad
it mad me miss you
it made me realize that
when the pastor says
“Who gives the bride away?”
you won’t be there to say “I do”

you won’t be there to walk me down the aisle
but I believe you’ll be there in spirit
looking down at me with a smile
It’s comforting to me to know
that you’ll be able to see
if he’s the right guy for me
thanks in advance,
for your heavenly assistance
I know we’ll meet again someday
but until then I know you’ll stay
perched in heaven watching over me

for the rest of my life
when I’m a wife
I pray that he'll loves me as much as yo do
when I’m a mother
I hope I have a son that looks just like you
when I’m a grandmother
I’ll tell your great grand children all about you
so as I journey through
I know I can look up and always see your eyes
glowing brightly, twinkling in the twilight
watching over us all, and in the end
when we meet again,

together we’ll be
my hand in your hand
me, a little girl all over again
taking long overdue walks with my father
down golden streets
you with me, together for eternity
as father and daughter in His celestial city
but until then
I’ll be satisfied knowing
you’re in perfect peace
pain free
looking out for me and the entire family


The Weeknd - The Birds (Part 1)

The Weeknd is my guilty pleasure


Happy Birthday Pac

"Seduce me with your intellect. Let your every thought reach out like ever encompassing arms around me, holding me, consoling my inner-child. Freeing me from the pains of yesterday, and filling me with the renewed hope for a better tomorrow.

His music does that to me. Where can I find someones who makes me feel like that?"

Posted this a while back on tumblr, thought it was pretty relevant for today so I dug it up. Happy Birthday to the great Tupac Shakur.


No Regrets

If you found out that you would lose your sight
what would be the sights you'd regret not seeing

If you found out that you would lose your voice
what would be the words you'd regret not saying

If you found out that you would lose your sense of smell
what would be the scents you'd regret not savoring

If you found out that you would lose your sense of hearing
what would be the sounds you'd regret not listening to

If you found out that you would lose your sense of touch
what would be the things you'd regret not feeling

It's time for us to start living in the moment
to do all that we can, while we can still do it

Don't wait till it's to late to start living
savour all the sights, smells, sounds, and feelings of every moment

speak up, don't regret words unsaid
live the life you've always dreamed, today!, right now!

Go out and live, nothings stopping you but you
live a full life and leave no space for regrets


Architecture: Nautilus House in Mexico City

So whimsical & fun; reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Quote of the Day

I just watched this over again and I'm currently in my room crying my eyes out.

“There’s a story about bumblebees, Physicists couldn’t figure out how they did it, how they flew, and we all know that they do, we’ve seen them do it. And they did it because nobody told them that they couldn’t, and because of sheer will and determination. And I have come from a long line of bumblebees, .....and I’m really grateful that nobody told me I couldn’t do it, that I couldn't fly.” - Nikki M. James


2011 NBA Champions!!!

Even though my heart is painted purple & gold, I'm so proud of the Dallas Mavericks. So proud of my city! Every person on the team really deserves a championship. This Mavs team is one of the classiest teams ever, and they proved it last night. Sometimes nice guys finish first!

Oh and if you missed the Tony's, like I did, here's a recap by the great Neil Patrick Harris:

So glad I remembered to record the awards, because they were awesome this year!


You sisters better realize that the real hair and the real eyes get the real guys. So before you make up your face, you better make up your mind.

- Common

Moments of Serenity

My little piece of serenity yesterday...

Everyday I try to find a peaceful spot to sit, think, or write. A peaceful moment in my day were I dream and thank the Lord for all his many blessings. A peaceful moment were I pause all the burdensome thoughts in my head.

I think it's important to seek out these moments in our daily lives, even if they are but a mere one second break from the days reality. Even if I have to turn on the faucet and imagine that I'm in some foreign land, sitting on the beach listening to the beautiful roar of the ocean. Even if I have to spend a few extra seconds in the shower praying and singing, I will find my daily moment of serenity. These moments remind me that the day's problems/worries are not really as big as they seem. They also remind me that my God is bigger than anything and that He orders my steps.

p.s. I have decided that in the future I want to build a Koi pond or a water garden, they are so beautiful and tranquil.


A Love Like...

This pic pretty much sums up what I want in a relationship, minus the whole friends w/ benefits part. We'll save that part till we are married, lock it up folks *clink, clink!* Lol I can't wait to see this movie. Peep the trailer HERE if you haven"t seen it yet.

Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6


Don't Waste Your Life

Don't waste your life chasing mirages.

When you're lost in the desert,
alone and thirsty,
it's easy to make assumptions based on feelings,
based on desires.

It's easy to see something that's not really there.
You want it to be there, you need to be there.
Oh you know it's there.

You see it from a distance,
clear and blue.
It has all the promises of quenching your thirst.
But as you continue to walk closer,
it get's further and further away.
ever illusive.

You suddenly approach it or so it seems,
you bend down to grasp and look down in horror
at the sand passing through your finger,
along with all your hopes and dreams.

You curse yourself for falling for it again, but yet
you get up dust yourself off and continue
to wonder the desert,
alone and thirsty chasing yet another mirage.

When will you learn?
When will I learn?

When we learn?

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” - John 7: 37-38



So I really didn't watch the movie awards this year because of the finals but I did record it only for the Lupe performance and the "Breaking Dawn Trailer, both can be seen below. sidenote: I can't wait to see Breaking Dawn, too bad I have to wait till freaking November jeezzz laweez why do they do this to me!!!!!


The After Math

No more permed ends!

Everybody Dies, But Not Everybody Lives

I do not want to leave this world with out REALLY living
I gotta do all that I can with all that I've been given

My worst nightmare is to go to heaven and have God
reveal to me all that I was supposed to do, but didn't

When I do go to heaven I want God to say
"that's it you did everything I created you to do, well done my good and faithful servant. Here's your mansion and your crown, you deserve it."




Say "Yes" to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky. Say "Yes" to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. Say "Yes" to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to utopia.

- Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951

Memorial Day

I Had a great time with my family on Memorial Day. In between plates of BBQ chicken (so proud of myself for not eating any pork even though I was tempted) I made sure to say a prayer for the families and friends of of soldiers who have died protecting this great country of ours. I also said a prayer for all the soldiers who continue to risk their lives day after day for old red, white, and blue. One of my extended family members died in Iraq so we know how important it is to pray for our soldiers. RIP Sam, a true american hero.

p.s. Texas bugs ARE the absolute worst!