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  When Manda Carpenter stepped outside her marriage in unfaithfulness to her husband, the guilt and secrecy around what she had done spiraled into suicidal ideations. She didn’t see a way out, and thought it would be better that she weren’t alive…Until she confessed her greatest mistake and began to heal what was broken. Through […]

Caring For Your Soul with Manda Carpenter

The Lovelight Stories Podcast | Caring For Your Soul with Manda Carpenter

Lovelight Stories Podcast

According to Simone Gordon, “Staggering data shows that food insecurity and poverty disproportionately affect African Americans more than their white counterparts. As it stands, African Americans experience food insecurity at 19.1% while Hispanics experience it at 15.2%, both two times the rate for white non-Hispanics.” In this episode, you’ll learn how Simone became the Black […]

Life After Trauma with Simone Gordon, The Black Fairy Godmother

The Lovelight Stories Podcast with Simone Gordon

Lovelight Stories Podcast

Since fall is just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a few books that are perfect for cozying-up in a blanket or next to the fire with your favorite “cup of something lovely”! Hot coffee, tea or maybe cocoa anyone? The fall season is so rejuvenating as we begin to […]

My Top 5 Favorite Fall Reads | 2022

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Have you been keeping up with recent events in Haiti? Maybe?  If it’s been hard to follow, I don’t blame you! So much has happened in the last few months that it’s almost unfathomable…It’s downright scary, if you ask me. If you’ve been following along the last few years, you know I’ve personally been quite […]

Recent Events in Haiti…Is There Hope?

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