About the Writer

meka1Hi! I’m Tameka, a 30-somethingΒ  mother of three, born and raised in North Carolina. I work full-time in university administration and am so grateful and excited you decided to visit my little old slice of cyberspace!

Tenacity and Grace was created because I have always felt a calling to write. I remember being a young girl writing poetry, and stories, just to pass the time. I used to read the dictionary, bibles, and encyclopedias just to absorb as much information as I possibly could! My life changed completely when I read “Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou at the age of 12. I was inspired by the way she was able to grip the very strings of your soul with her words!

As I grew up, I continued to write, always seeming to find solace in words and in my personal relationship with God. After getting married, and suffering from years of infertility, I chose the phrase tenacity and grace to personally encourage me through adversity. It has remained a constant reminder that there is nothing too hard to be handled, and with God’s grace you will ALWAYS make it through the other side.

I’m quirky and creative, and I am definitely not your average church lady. My filters aren’t all the way developed, and many times I have to check my petty at the door; BUT I love God, my family and I strive every day to be more than I was the day before. This blog is a free and open space to share my thoughts, love, faith, and of course my quest for the perfect twist-out (hit me up if you have suggestions!)

Again, I’m so happy you decided to stop by! Please go ahead and subscribe to my updates to the right, and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and/or Instagram! (and if you do, say hello! I love new friends!)

My Life Verse:

Β For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Mark 8:35-37