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I have spent many years coming into my own, learning about and staying attuned to my purpose on earth.  I have been a dedicated Trainer/Instructor, Public Relations and Advertising Manager, Executive Search Professional, Business Owner, University Professor,  Advocate for Older Adults and Community Servant.  I have always approached my work from the standpoint of what Pastor Bill Winston calls “working for a giving, not a living.”

Working from this philosophy is what has brought much joy into my life.  There is nothing like knowing that when you give, it surely comes back to you (Luke 6:38).  It’s the Law.

This blog is dedicated to those of you who have found joy in your life and are not guilty about it (no need to feel guilty, you gave something to get it).  I will share my thoughts about my journey to inner peace and happiness and how I work at maintaining this inner state.

In essence, these posts will salute the beauty in each of us, and we will not hesitate to grab the hand of those who are still searching.

You Can Follow Me on:

–  Twitter.com/thenestkeeper; LinkedIn.com and Facebook.



  1. patsserenity said,

    January 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Robin I am so proud that you have found what so many people desire and/or are a afraid of…PEACE (of mind, heart, and spirit)! I too at the soon-to-be 35 yrs old have come to one of many destinations in my life…PEACE and look forward to the many journeys ahead. Thank you for sharing and encouraging others to be who they were meant to be…Comfortable in their OWN skin; and not what others want you to be! Love Ya, Pat E.

  2. The Nest Keeper said,

    January 15, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks, Patsserenity, it’s great living in this skin.

  3. veggiesistah said,

    January 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    One thing I have aways admired about birds–is their ability to not only lovingly build their nest, using a collection of organic bits of earth’s offering; but, also the bird’s seamless ability to let go and leave the nest—never sensing a lost. Keeping life simple and growning through simplicity is certainly what the “robin” has taught us…

    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius

  4. The Nest Keeper said,

    January 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Dearest Veggiesistah, thank you for your comment. I will just keep bringing new twigs to the nest. Blessings to you.

  5. mello61 said,

    January 18, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Robin, I love your blog…so positive and uplifting. Great insights too (you like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee too! lol) The design is wonderful. I’ve always liked the color green — something very soothing about it.


  6. Salvador said,

    January 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    The quote in your intro, “work for a giving, not a living” is beautiful and right on! I look forward to learning and contributing to your blog.

  7. The Nest Keeper said,

    January 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you, Salvador, for your encouragement. Work, has, indeed become a ministry.

  8. January 22, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Robin, thank you for connecting with me. The line, “working for a giving not a living” really touched me. I am now sharing it with my family and friends.

  9. January 25, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hey Sis, you can let others know and feel a little bit better. We are the vessel to reach so many that need our help. So please continue His work and let’s keep them all in prayer. Love you

  10. The Nest Keeper said,

    January 25, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Marion! Yes, it’s great when we do God’s work.

  11. February 12, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Robin, I was inspired to read your post again. It has helped me to clarify what my true purpose is: inspiring others. Thanks for helping me move forward

  12. The Nest Keeper said,

    February 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Chris, your words are inspiring for me because it reminds me that we are here to serve one another. There is nothing like having a true purpose on earth.

  13. Catrice Jackson said,

    February 16, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Hi Robin
    Thanks for sharing your insight and wisdom with the world. I am delighted to know you have found your purpose in life and it’s refreshing to know I too am on purpose. I wish I could bottle up the feeling of living on purpose and give people a sip of what peace and joy feels like. Keep doing what you do and may your life and mission be blessed.

    Catrice, your fellow sister in the Sisterhood

  14. The Nest Keeper said,

    February 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Thanks, Catrice, for the reinforcement!!! Bottling joy and purpose would be a hit! I think as more and more people come into their own and stay true to their purpose, others through their observations of us, will follow suit.

  15. March 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Hi, Robin – Love the name – The Robin’s Nest – too cute! Love the content more!! I’m so glad we connected. I am on my own path of personal development, so it is helpful to hear what others have to say, and to hear their words of wisdom. Wishing you all the best! Be well! 🙂 Natalie

  16. Barbara Kenned said,

    March 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Okay Robin, now you are ging to know what a pathetic chochoholic I am, but the word, wacochocolate? I think it was, caught my I eye. What is it and how do you make it?

    Desparately seeking chocolate (of most any kind),


  17. The Nest Keeper said,

    March 1, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Barbara, although you are a chochoholic, I am a Haagen Dazaholic! The post was written about my neice, who I gave the nickname Chocolate Wocalate.

  18. March 11, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Greetings Sis.Robin! Wonderful blog! It has already been a blessing “knowing” you these last couple of weeks. I’ve come to know that you are a selfless person and this post illustrates this. I believe that when God blesses us, it’s not meant for us to stockpile for ourselves; we are to sow seeds into the lives of others around us. See Luke 12:16-21. Continue to give and be prepared to receive! God bless you!


  19. The Nest Keeper said,

    March 11, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Thank you, Brother Milton! The blog is a labor of love, and my hope is that those who read it will be touched by the Spirit of God. Thanks for your support.

  20. Stephen Bess said,

    March 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Amen. I’m with you. The tells us to encourage one another. (Hebrews 3:13) I’ll be back to visit.

  21. The Nest Keeper said,

    March 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Thank you, Stephen, for that scripture and for commenting. Blessings!

  22. Jon Lyles said,

    March 30, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I wish you had a retweet button on your comments because many of the comments are retweet worthy. Thank you so much for reaching out to the world with positive energy. The world needs it. I need it. Much appreciated.

  23. The Nest Keeper said,

    March 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Jon, thank you so much for commenting; I really appreciate your positive energy. A retweet button is a good idea!

  24. Michael said,

    April 12, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Amen sister,

    working for a giving here! Enjoying every moment! 🙂

  25. Jennifer said,

    July 8, 2009 at 11:14 am

    ” I knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb…” God has a purpose for us all, and I am glad that you have let Him lead you to yours. Continue to follow the call, and let it lead you home.

  26. July 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Giving does and always will be what God intented for us to do in the life and in the earth of abundance he gave us.

    When see yourself as blessing to others then you know that you have the favor of God in your life wanting for nothing.

    I can earnestly say its true, I have and continue to give and have gotten a return in time of need, not always when I wanted it but always on time God has proved. I will always trust and believe his word and knowing that he cares for me by his guidance and the wisdom and understanding that he gives me…..

  27. The Nest Keeper said,

    July 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks so much, Charles, for your encouraging words. It is a true blessing when we can give.

  28. July 4, 2010 at 3:10 am

    I’m a lil different!!
    There!!! I’ve posted a comment.

  29. The Nest Keeper said,

    July 4, 2010 at 5:03 am

    That you are, Glenn, that you are!!! Love ya.

  30. July 5, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Cool blog, Robin!!
    Thanks for inviting me.
    Donald James Parker
    Author of Against the Twilight

  31. The Nest Keeper said,

    July 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Thanks, Donald for taking time out to visit the blog! I am going to add your book “Against the Twilight” to my list. Blessings.

  32. Faith said,

    July 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Truly you have captured well what I have always felt in my heart: “working for a giving, not a living.” I have been ridiculed by friend and family member alike for “wasting” my ivy-league education on social causes where I am always scrimping and saving to make a difference. But like you my sister, I know He who has a call on my life, my time, and all of my assets. I am most satisfied when I am giving back so that others may live! Thank you Robin.

  33. The Nest Keeper said,

    July 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Faith, blessings to you, and thank you for visiting the blog! Thank God that you have been obedient to God’s call. Usually, when we receie the criticism about serving, that is a clear sign that you are on purpose. Why else would the criticism come? See those things as confirmation — you are about your Father’s business, sister. March on!

  34. leon kamba said,

    July 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Thanks Robin for you message be blessed
    may God be with for ever and ever Robin.
    leon kamba

  35. The Nest Keeper said,

    July 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Leon, that you for taking the time to visit my blog. It’s a blessing when we can touch the lives of others through the Word and through Truth! Blessings to you and looking forward to your move to Chicago!

  36. Earl Williams said,

    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I just keep on discoering more of you good works.

  37. The Nest Keeper said,

    July 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Thanks so much, Mr. Williams. Thank you for visiting The Riobin’s Nest.

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