why so serious?

They think I take God too seriously. Do they know the definition of “God”? How seriously do you take an earthquake? A tornado? A black hole? Lightening? A hurricane? An ocean riptide? A tsunami? Do you think the Creator is not greater? Lord, please open our eyes to see Your furious, powerful, burning, beautiful holiness. … More why so serious?

barak and michelle

I cried on election night 2008. At 24, I never thought in my lifetime that I would see a black American rise to the highest government office in the nation and the world. I laughed and shook my head after watching Chris Rock’s movie Head of State, because of what I thought to be the … More barak and michelle

destined for greatness

Just a reminder: You don’t have to have a great audience to do great things. Being destined for greatness doesn’t always mean you’ll stand before many. It does always mean you’ll make the right impact, right where it matters.   Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, … More destined for greatness

our deepest fear

this is a poem that i enjoy reading over and over. you may have read it or heard some of it before. a friend just reminded me of it. for me it provides a helpful reminder from time to time. i hope it encourages you. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our … More our deepest fear

happy blogiversary!

as of may 27th, i´ve been blogging for a year. it´s been fun sharing my natural hair photos and rants, my heart for God, my thoughts–organized or random–and of course most recently my peace corps experience with my family, friends and with whoever else decides to read. here are some interesting stats: the three most … More happy blogiversary!

minority moment

can i just have a second to have a minority moment? i opened my web browser at work, which went to my local news channel’s homepage, only to see the headline, “Man charged in Greyhound bus hijacking.” “ha!” i think. “what an idiot.” so i put on my fb status, “you hijack a bus?? and … More minority moment

loving through hurt

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” ephesians 5:1-2 i’ve recently had an experience that lead to a lot of hurt. i was sorely misunderstood by multiple individuals, … More loving through hurt

salt and light

“John Coltrane is sometimes described as one of jazz’s most influential musicians, but one is hard put to find followers who actually play in his style. Rather, he is influential by example, inspiring musicians to experiment, take chances, and devote themselves to their craft.” ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi (from Pandora) This just makes me think: … More salt and light

old habits die hard

sometimes you do something for so long that you begin to associate it with yourself…with, i suppose, part of the fabric of who you are. even when this habit is bad for you, even when you know better than doing it, even when its effects are detrimental to you, even when you dont want to … More old habits die hard

making decisions

if your decisions don’t start working with your destiny you’re going to spend your life going in circles. sometimes…okay, i guess pretty often, i tend to get stumped when it comes to making decisions. i think part of it is just being afraid of making mistakes. (hey, dont judge me, i appreciate your prayers. lol) … More making decisions

frustrations are frustrating

on friday, may 21st i moved into a new apartment. almost immediately, i started experiencing cold-like symptoms, and i thought i had gotten some of jamecia’s germs (she stayed w/me that weekend, and she was sniffling). just over two weeks later, and i’m still experiencing “symptoms” only now, instead of just a scratchy throat, i have phlegm all through my chest, sore … More frustrations are frustrating

first post

So….I decided to start blogging again because I like having something to say. I’ll try to stick to that in my posts (writing b/c I have something to say), but I make no guarantees. Sometimes I’ll just be random, or very, very silly. I like boxes, so I’ll try to classify the posts by categories. I’ll … More first post