Black People Need to Stop Forgiving White Supremacy

News of the massacre at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston S.C. spread like wildfire on social media Wednesday evening, before the mainstream media picked it up. Twitter immediately recognized the significance of the murder of nine black churchgoers; we relived the grief of associated with the deaths of Addie Mae Collins, Denise […]

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How I Came to Believe in the Body of Christ

I’ve long been fascinated with the ability of people who’ve lost their sight to still get around in the world. How afraid I’d be in perpetual darkness, unable to even move from one spot. I get bumps and bruises while moving in my own house, a place that I know very well. So when I […]

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I Never Intended to be a Christian Blogger

I don’t consider myself a “Christian blogger.” That label seems to be laced with all sorts of baggage that I don’t want to take on. I don’t want to come across as a “Jesus freak,” someone who can’t stop talking about God and who sees God in everything everywhere all the time. Someone who is unapproachable […]

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In the Darkness

I wrote this last year, right around this time. On this first full workday of Daylight Savings Time (or the end of it, I don’t know), I felt this downward pull/push. But I’m also mindful of the treasures and lessons in the darkness. I needed to read this again. Maybe you need it too.

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Three Unhelpful Words

Believe me: I’ve counted them. A million times. Backwards, forwards, upside and out. I’ve written them down. I’ve told my friends. I’ve laid them at the altar, giving thanks and praise. My home. 1 My children. 3 My husband. 1 My job. 1 My degrees. 3 My friends. 10+ My family. 10+ My (physical) health. 20+ […]

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In the Beginning

I was a sensitive child. I felt every emotion like a tsunami, full blast. I was a crier. Every emotion burst through tears. In my generation, I feel as though unless the emotion was not joy, children were not really allowed to have negative emotions. As I’ve heard from countless peers, expressing displeasure with your […]

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NaBloPoMo – October 8: Grateful

I had a weird up and down day. It started down. I wasn’t sure about my hair. I was so tired and had a long drive and I wasn’t sure what was going to be at the other end of that drive so I was anxious. I remembered a scripture in James 1 (this is […]

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NaBloPoMo – October 6: Thirst

Is it just me, or do you find you find yourself more thirsty the more water you drink? I’ve been really trying to get my water intake up, especially because I drink too much coffee. So I’m likely doing abut 70 ounces a day now. But I constantly feel parched, my lips are chapped, and […]

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Humbled…and Tired

First, let me say how humbled I am that y’all are still reading. That I’m still getting emails from folks wanting to connect. That my stories and experiences are making a difference. I’m totally and completely humbled. Second, as you can imagine, I’m exhausted. Tired. Writing a dissertation in a year while nurturing a marriage […]

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Be Born In Me

This day, I wonder how Mary felt as she waited in anxious expectation of her baby. I may never fully get it, but I pray that He is born in me as he was in Mary all those years ago. Merry Christmas everyone!  

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