Last Saturday I had the best nap I've had in a long time. I was so noticeably refreshed that I pondered the reason with some angst. That's me, never taking anything at face value. While others may have just gotten up and said "Thank you Jesus," I needed to understand why I was so rested.… Continue reading Blind People Are Listening
“I testified. My mama cried. Black people died. When the other man lied.” These are the opening lyrics to Public Enemy’s 1991, “Shut ‘em down” and they are also the words that inspired my recent personal retreat. By the grace of God and the power of His vision I have been able to achieve the… Continue reading Shut ’em Down: My Personal Retreat Experience
I'm simple but complex. To me, those things are not at odds with each other. The opposite of simple is "complicated"— not complex. Complication is horizontal. Complexity is vertical. When you're life is complicated it has a lot of interconnected parts popping off in multiple directions. On the other hand, a complex life is having… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Might Need to Burn Bridges
Photo: Getty Images I got an email yesterday from a young lady who found "My Keto Kitchen" on Amazon. She asked, "Is your blog a Christian blog or a Keto blog? I'm looking for keto tips but it looks like more of a faith blog." My answer was that Shine TYC is a Christian Lifestyle… Continue reading Why Am I on the Keto Diet? Because Jesus.
For a deeper exploration of this content, subscribe to this week's devotional newsletter. I'm all about conflict that produces positive results. If the process gets contentious, I'm okay with that. In my humble opinion, the end always justifies the means. It's the part of my identity that took a while to accept. Once I discovered… Continue reading 5 Identity Tools: Know Who You Are and Believe It
A deeper exploration of this content appears in the weekly devotional newsletter. Weeks ago I made a joke on my Instagram that, with COVID 19, it feels like these weapons formed against us seem to be prospering a lil' bit. As I lean heavily on my faith and the Isaiah 54:17 promise that no weapon… Continue reading Bad Guys Win Sometimes
Tomorrow I will close out my fourth week of sheltering in place and I've only been away from home once. Usually, I open the outdoor kitchen around mid-March, but yesterday was my first day firing up the grill. I did spend a couple of days lying in the sun for some much needed vitamin D… Continue reading Week 4 and My Closet is Still A Mess