Wednesday, March 20

Raise Your Voice, Child!

I've always wanted to write, I just never knew what to say.  I figured maybe I would have to be super clever, or talk about trending topics and all that garbage.  Really, I just want to share my opinion in the hopes that it can make someone else's day a little bit brighter and their load a little easier.

Let me introduce myself.

"Good (insert time of day)!  My name is Danielle.  Some people call me Danny.  I don't have a preference....well, I really prefer Goddess Divine, but it doesn't seem to be catching on.

"I was born and raised for the most part in Virginia Beach, VA.  I've also lived in 5 other states.  I have a huge and mostly dysfunctional family, but the food is always great!

I play a variety of musical instruments which will probably make their way onto this blog.  What can I say?  I am my Father's daughter.  I'm full of sass and spice.  This typically manifests itself as the voice of a black woman.  Think of Angela Johnson's "Bon Qui Qui," "GloZell." or Tyler Perry's "Madea." That's me.  All day.

"I'M A MORMON.  I love Jesus.  I also love Heavenly Father.  A whole lot.  My faith is super important to me.  I'm not fixin' to get cacahuates (crazy) on anyone, so don't get your britches in a bunch.  I will mention from time to time the 18 months that I served as an LDS missionary in Chile, Washington, and New Jersey because I learned some great life lessons.

"I have the tendency to speak random words in Spanish because there is simply no better way to say them.  I'll put the closest feeling of the word (because the actual definition doesn't usually convey the feeling) in parenthesis.

"I have brown curly hair, blue eyes, and a laugh that just won't quit.  I'm tall and love wearing high heels."

That's me in a tiny nutshell.

This blog isn't much, but it's real.  It's honest.  And it's going to change your life.


  1. Missionary Photos Wanted for New LDS BOOK!
    Author Mike Winder is working with Deseret Book-owned Covenant Communications on a missionary photo book that will contain inspiring quotes, scriptures, and thoughts to help inspire young people to serve a mission.
    He is looking for amazing missionary photos from around the world. Do you have any favorite pics that evoke emotion (inspiring, humorous, etc.)? Do you have any photos with your companion in front of temples or iconic images (Big Ben, Golden Gate Bridge, Asian pagodas, etc.)? Do you have any showing missionaries in action (service projects, teaching, tracting, baptizing, etc.)? How about funny missionary pics, ones with the Book of Mormon, with food, with kids, or with animals?
    If so, please email a few of your favorite ones to by July 31. Images must be at least 1MB in size to be published (low resolution images would be too blurry in print).


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