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  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Overcoming the Hate

    Sep 23, 13 by riversteff Leave a comment


    *A well-known pastor of a Texas mega church once said “when you hold on to your history you hold on at the expense of your destiny,” because most people are so busy being unhappy and unproductive they spend little to no time in the pursuit of happiness and life-changing productivity. And while I tend to agree […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Lessons From the Past by Gwen Rivers

    Jan 8, 13 by riversteff Leave a comment


    *Miraculously, and by the grace of God if you’re reading this, we’ve made it to yet another year. Despite the fact that to many, 2012 brought illness, death, heart break, heart ache, loneliness, insecurities, disappointments of unfilled dreams and/or expectations; and the realization of the little known fact that some individuals really do come into […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: The Mind’s Eye

    Dec 10, 12 by riversteff Leave a comment


    *I’m glad Zoey, the 3-month old daughter of Kasandra Perkins and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher will get the financial support she needs from the NFL. That’s one less thing her caretakers have to worry about. But judging from the way her parents died there’s no telling what she already has been exposed to […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Playing the Mother Card

    Nov 6, 12 by riversteff Leave a comment


    *Once when I was in high school a friend and I cut class together. We were smart enough to create a fake doctor’s note for the teacher, but we walked around the neighborhood where everybody knew us, knew we should have been in school and – unfortunately for me – knew my mother’s phone number. […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Undervalued and Underestimated

    Sep 4, 12 by riversteff Leave a comment


    *Actor Clint Eastwood took the Invisible Man reference to another level last week at the Republican National Convention. Although his presence confirmed his support for the RNC his speech did more to confuse rather than to convince me of that party’s political stance. And I thought his portrayal of a cantankerous old timer in the […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Never Say Never

    Jun 12, 12 by riversteff Leave a comment


    *In show business it’s best to never say ‘never.’ Oprah Winfrey learned the hard way. Long ago she vowed never to interview rappers on her TV show because – if memory serves me correctly – she disapproved of the “n” word, the “b” word and other degradation that served as poor excuses for rap lyrics. […]