It Was Never Just About You

I had a conversation recently and while we were talking, I immediately felt more peace. Because in that moment, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me “It was never just about you.” That was an insanely profound moment for me. One of my repeated prayers has been to just understand the purpose for someContinue reading “It Was Never Just About You”

Free People, Free People

The other morning, I woke up with some special people on my mind. Those people are people like me who never fit into gender stereotypes and have felt less womanly or manly because of it. So, like most millennials I took to Facebook to express. It was a stream of thoughts. I’m gonna post themContinue reading “Free People, Free People”

Our Mother Who Art In Heaven 

So the verdict is in, Octavia Spencer is my favorite actor. And yes, I used “actor” on purpose even though she’s a woman. (I’m a proud gramma nazi with an English degree. I know how to use words good. ūüôÉ) Any who, I used a gendered term because it serves my purpose when examining herContinue reading “Our Mother Who Art In Heaven¬†“

You Can Actually Do It All

Who are you? Why are you? What do you do? Why do you do what you do? Answer those.  What’d you say for “What do you do?” More than likely you answered with your job. Our culture teaches us to place our value and find our identity in our occupation.  Think about it. As aContinue reading “You Can Actually Do It All”

Could You Be Any Blacker?

So before you ask, no this is not a sequel to You’re Already Black Enough. Thank Goodness! This is about being comfortable enough in my Blackness that I wear it, literally.  So I posted this picture and one of my dearest friends texted me with a screenshot of my IG post and jokingly asked “Could youContinue reading “Could You Be Any Blacker?”

You’re Already Black Enough¬†

Two years ago, I went on a prilgramage through Israel. I walked on land I’ve read about all my life. I stood in places that I had only imagined. I was baptized in the Jordan, took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee while listening to “How Great Is Our God” and I swamContinue reading “You’re Already Black Enough¬†“

I Know You Probably Believe That

OhCAE, y’all. I’m just gonna sum this one up before I really get into it. Sometimes you just have to let people live in their reality.  I know it’s annoying when people hold certain beliefs, but you have to know those thoughts come from somewhere. And sometimes you just have to be content with livingContinue reading “I Know You Probably Believe That”

Black Christian Millennial Survival Kit: 2017 Edition

I’m a Black Christian Woman.¬† I’m a Christian Millennial. ¬† I’m a Black Millennial. I’m Black. I’m a Christian. I’m a Millennial. And all that matters all the time. But it feels like they matter even more with the inauguration of Billionaire Donald Trump being just hours away. I kinda went into detail in DearContinue reading “Black Christian Millennial Survival Kit: 2017 Edition”

Dear White Jesus…

Last night, we watched President Barack Obama give his heart-wrenching farewell address in Chicago. Along with many of my Facebook friends, I found myself reminiscing on my college days. The first time I voted for president, I voted for a Black man. Even then I was aware of how big of a deal that was.Continue reading “Dear White Jesus…”

Because I Got Tired of Waiting for My New Body

“Ooooo!!! She must have a new man! What’s his name, girl?” Not his, her name is Claricha. And I officially reject the notion that I have to wait until my body gets down to a certain weight or size before I can love it.  I denounce the idea that because I’m fat I’m definitely unhealthy.Continue reading “Because I Got Tired of Waiting for My New Body”