About Latoya Saddler

Child of God, wife, mom of two, trained Special Education teacher, blogging from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I am also a total bookworm and baker. I love to learn new things and I’m currently teaching myself to speed read. I can be found blogging at Powerful U Blog and on twitter.

Shifting Perspective

Shifting Perspective

The story is told of a man who was tired of the problems in his life. He climbed up a tree to eat the last banana he had and planned to take his life after. But while he was in the tree, he ate his banana and dropped the peel to the ground. Another man […]

Who Is The Master Of Your Fate?

Who Is The Master Of Your Fate?

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. A line from the poem Invictus (Latin for ‘unconquered’) I have always loved. But recently I looked a little closer at the entire poem and what it was really saying. Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole […]

Victory over Loneliness

Victory over Loneliness

Have you seen the lonely chair? This is a chair that is designed to offer you the comforts of a hug if you do not have someone to hug you. It is supposed to wrap you in a bear hug of sorts, bringing to you the warmth of a human hug. While I have never […]

Thanking the Ones Near and Dear to Us

Thanking the Ones Near and Dear to Us

A current trend being popularized by YouTube vloggers is creating videos about thing they are grateful for over a period of time. This may be a reaction to many studies suggesting our physical health improves when we openly express gratitude. Naming what we are grateful for reminds us things are not as bad as our […]

Who God Chooses to Use

Who God Chooses to Use

God is his majesty is able to use anyone he chooses. He can use those among us that we may consider to be unqualified. In our sinfulness as humans we would all be disqualified. Fortunately, when we put on that new self by having a relationship with Jesus we become usable. We are in great […]

No Battle, No Victory

No Battle, No Victory

I’ve noticed that in a few of her posts, Cherie talks about her word for the year as trust. At the beginning of the year, I did a similar thing. After spending time with God I felt that the theme he was impressing on my heart was victory. Shortly after this insight, I overheard someone […]

Considering Thy Neighbor

Considering Thy Neighbor

John Donne in his poem, No Man is an Island, penned, “no man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”. Written in 1624, and amazingly, it is still as relevant today. Our lives as human beings are as intertwined as freshly cooked spaghetti. […]

Is There More To Life?

Is There More To Life?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde *Alarm goes off* *Gets up* *Eats* *Sits in traffic* *Gets to work* *Sits down* (5 mins later) *Looks at watch* *Cool, only 40 more years to go* (unknown) I couldn’t help chuckling when I saw this quote, […]

Age is Just a Number

Age is Just a Number

At age 99, Doreetha Daniels was the oldest graduate ever from the college of Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. It took her six years of struggling with illness and keeping up with difficult subjects, but at the end of it she was the proud holder of an associates degree in Science. While she admits that […]

Die Empty

Die Empty

“The wealthiest places in the world are not gold mines, oil fields, diamond mines or banks. The wealthiest place is the cemetery. There lies companies that were never started, masterpieces that were never painted… In the cemetery there is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential. There is a treasure within you that must come […]