#ChristianLiving

Thanks for Nothing

I've spent the month of November studying and practicing gratitude. Every day I made a list of three things for which I am a grateful. I challenged myself to remember all that God has done in my life. Last week, subscribers received an email urging them to remember the things God has done for them.… Continue reading Thanks for Nothing

#BibleStudy

Stick to the Plan

It can be difficult and frustrating to navigate our faith while being a part of a family where everyone is not on the same page of the Bible or maybe they're not in the book at all.  In John 7 Jesus' brothers encourage him to go to Judea to the Jewish Festival. They told him to perform… Continue reading Stick to the Plan

#Faith

Motherhood with Wisdom, Power, and Faith

In the current environment I'm fighting like Rizpah to keep the scavengers from tearing away at my sons-- their dignity, honor, self-esteem, self-image, and life itself. I have to watch police, politicians, teachers, coaches, store clerks, and strangers who might consider skittles to be dangerous. Every night I fall into bed, I thank God that my sons are alive and pray they live another day.  It's a real, not at all irrational, fear of this Black mother.  

#Faith

Just Like My Father

One of my favorite tactics when my mother asks me to come home and do something is to quote the Bible.  "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family."  That's Matthew 13:57 (NLT).  It basically reinforces the old adage that familiarity breeds contempt.  Regardless of the books and… Continue reading Just Like My Father