Do you ever think you're doing pretty well and growing, and then something unexpected happens that makes you feel you've taken several steps back? That happened to me once (well, more than once, but we'll talk about this one time)... I was helping lead a trip overseas that brought on significantly more stress than normal.… Continue reading Rooted
Anyone that has sat and held a real conversation with me can quickly learn a few things about me. I live by a self made itinerary of my life, I'm not very open to ideas or suggestions that stray from my plan, and I love big words. For as long as I can remember I… Continue reading Not by Sight
Who doesn’t love the David and Goliath story? Good vs Evil. Shepherd boy vs a Giant. Slingshot vs Sword. Overcoming odds. I never tire of it. But there’s more to the story than David (and God) defeating Goliath. Often overlooked is why David used a slingshot and stones, why not the sword or armour that… Continue reading What Are Your Slingshot and Stones?
“If we can not embrace the boredom of life and the days of nothing, then we will never know how to mine the deepest desires of our hearts. We will always walk towards activity and what appears to be work or business because we do not embrace the restlessness of nothing. God does much with little. Unbelief… Continue reading What is God Saying?
To be honest, I struggled greatly with writing this blog. I constantly thought, “what do I know about black love” or “who am I to write about black love”. My upbringing, in terms of my family dynamic, has led me to doubt myself when I think about black love, black marriage to be exact. And… Continue reading The Power and Beauty of Black Love – Part II
You can’t celebrate Black History month without celebrating black women. Through their resilience, black women have played a very significant part in our history and they continue to today in so many different ways. Following discussing the strength of black men Natasha and I want to focus on the resilience of black women by hearing… Continue reading The Resilience of Black Women from the Voices of Black Women
My very good friend Natasha and I are doing a 4-week blog series on Black Love in honor of Black History Month. Below is the first part of our discussion on black marriage in our final week of our series, written by Natasha Shorts (@NotedByNatasha). To view previous blogs from our series click here. I grew… Continue reading The Power of Beauty and Black Love – Part 1
As we continue to understand the necessity and depth of black love we wanted to break down the strength and resilience of black men and women individually so we can appreciate their power together. First, we will focus on the strength of black men by hearing from five black men we know who agreed to… Continue reading The Strength of Black Men from the Voices of Black Men
Who told you? Who told you you’re ugly because your skin is too dark? Who told you you are bad or a threat because your skin is dark? Who told you you have bad hair because your hair is big and kinky? Who told you you are unintelligent because you don’t speak “proper English”? Who… Continue reading Black Self-Love Matters
The other day I was listening to one of my favorite Christian leaders, Christine Caine. As I listened to her Passion Conference sermon I was struck by her words like always, but this time a statement really resonated with me. She began by talking about all of our “but God” statements (ex. But God, I’m… Continue reading But God