Black, Vernita

The Invisible Wounds of Stress: Inside & Out

posted Feb 2, 2021, 11:24 AM by Bruce Rowe

This book is from the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds that affected Dr. Vernita Black while she was serving in the military. 
Invisible Wounds of Stress, a book by Dr. Vernita Black

Anxiety, depression, fear, and other psychological issues play important roles in the invisible wounds. The invisible wounds can easily be misinterpreted when they are not seen with the naked eye. Stress is real, and it can affect anyone's mind, body, and soul at any time. By learning about the invisible wounds and how they can be managed, the effects of stress can be limited and a peaceful, and more stress-free life can be possible.

I Matter

posted Aug 4, 2020, 11:16 AM by Bruce Rowe

I matter to me today and always, no matter what you think or say.

I am tenacious and kind in every way.

I matter not because of the color of my skin, the way I walk, the way I talk, or for my ability to see.

I matter because I have been put on this earth to make a difference for myself and you.

I matter because I am someone you can talk to.

I matter because I can feel the peace and presence surrounding me every day as I take that breath of fresh air. 

I matter because I do care.

I matter just because I am a child of God in every way.

I matter because I am here to stay.

I matter most because I am the light that shines even when there’s no sunshine coming from the East or West.

I matter because I am here to do my best.

I matter because I need your support and love.

I matter most because of the man above.

I matter because you have touched my heart and soul throughout the years.

I matter because you’ve helped me to wipe away my tears. 

I always matter just because I MATTER!


posted May 18, 2020, 10:12 AM by Bruce Rowe

Enjoy life as much as you can

It has a beginning, middle and end

Cherish each and every moment as you wake

It’s wonderful and beautiful for goodness sake

Don’t take it for granted, it moves so fast

Embrace the peace and enjoy it while it last

Take a deep breath and feel the presence of the serenity

and calmness around you

It’s your time and you are due

Relax and let go of the hurt and pain for you have plenty to gain

There’s glorious things ahead, it’s time to release the chain

Surrender to Him and ask for peace

He will deliver and never cease

Continue to walk in that path of hope

You will see how beautiful and lovely it will be to cope.

Permission Granted

posted Apr 29, 2020, 10:06 AM by Bruce Rowe

I have traveled to a place where I am not alone

No one can bother me while I’m on this time zone

No noise, threats, anger or danger

No worries or concerns about meeting strangers

It’s full of beauty, peace, serenity, and joy

It’s a place where I can go and no one can destroy

I am safe and protected from chaos, turmoil, and fears

No stress, concerns and not a drop of tears

I don’t want to wake from this glorious place

It’s simply beautiful and full of grace

Now it is time to continue to do my best

This is a place where I can get plenty of rest

Life is beautiful and this I know

It is because God told me so

The race is complete and I’ve crossed the line

I am relaxed and everything is fine

Don’t look at me as if I have gone

I have been given permission to carry on

Until then, I’ll see you on the other side of the hill

For now, let’s go forth and may peace be still

Permission Granted

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