Embracing 50 with Grace

Thankful for this milestone 50th year of my life. Thank you God for my health and strength and for loving me like crazy!  I live to serve you and to be a light wherever I go.


I don’t wear make up. I don’t wear push up bra’s. I don’t wear hair extensions. I don’t wear spanx. I don’t buy expensive clothes. I love thrift stores. i’ll take a hand me down in a minute. I enjoy painting my own nails. I like doing my own hair. I’m very sentimental. speaking loudly makes me anxious. I need at least one hug a day. I can not lay on pillows, they hurt my neck and back. looking up at the stars at night makes me feel weightless. I want to save the world. I hate school. I want a job where I can just be ppls support to carry on and be better. I hate gossip. slapstick makes me crack up. I can easily entertain myself. im silly. I hate complaining. I don’t know how to handle the spotlight. I am in love with God Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit. I have boys names picked out for my Braxton sized family. I love diy projects. Im an all or nothing type of person. I can go all day without eating. i’m not perfect! so please hold me to that! God is working on me! I believe that everyone deserves a second chance and only God can change us. I love the person God made you to be! He loves you even more! I love the woman God has made/is making me into!ūüíó

About the author: Rashelle is a vivacious, young lady that truly has a heart for giving and serving God and others.  GraceFace is excited to have her beautiful face, spirit and energy as a part of the team.  Rashelle is 100% authentic and it is my plan to make sure that her pureness always shines through in her writing.  It is my plan to keep her encouraged to keep reaching for the stars in heaven.  I look forward to reading more of what God gives this beautiful young lady to share with us. ~phyllis

You can also find Rashelle on our GraceFace Pink Pages https://gracefacenetwork.com/pink-pages/ where you can contact her about purchasing her handmade jewelry.

Labels Limit Us


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

How do you label yourself? How do you label others?

Be aware that any label is limiting. Labels stick us in a box where there’s no room to move. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.

“As long as I am this or that, I am not all things.” — Meister Eckhart

“Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.” — Og Mandino

Meditation is a powerful tool for experiencing ‘I am.’

Thank you,


“Hello Beautiful!”



Growing up, my favorite, late Uncle Aaron would always ¬†greet women with, “Hello Beautiful!”. ¬†It would always bring a smile to my face when he said it to me, so I can only imagine the vibe it gave other women.

“Hello Beautiful” is the GraceFace way of reminding ourselves and others just how special, unique and awesome we are. ¬†In the everyday flow of survival, striving and stressing, it’s easy to forget that which is good within us.

On our “Hello Beautiful” page, you will always find a loving, encouraging message or story to inspire you or to remind you that you are beautiful!

Follow us on Facebook and look forward to a “Hello Beautiful” post every Tuesday and Thursday from the creative mind of the beautiful and magnificent Darlene.




Face your Fears


One of my biggest fears is a fear of failing. ¬†I tend to give up before I reach the goal. ¬†In college, if I felt like I was going to fail a class, I would drop it before I failed. ¬†Somehow I convinced myself that an (I) Incomplete was better than a (F) Fail. ¬†Unfortunately that philosophy has followed me for most of my life. ¬†I realize now that the (I) Incomplete, leaves you feeling incomplete. But today is a new day. ¬†I am facing my fears by trusting that if God brought me to it, He will see me through it. ¬†“Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” ~Gal 6:9 What is your biggest fear? What are you doing to overcome it?

Still I Rise


Still I Rise

Maya Angelou, 1928
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.