In football season fashion, this week I'm taking a bye week. I have had a week of exhaustion and as such am giving myself some grace. Rest is essential even when doing the work your soul must have. This week has wiped me out physically, mentally and emotionally. I will be back next week sharing.… Continue reading Bye Week
9 So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. - Galatians 6:9 NRSV Working toward wholeness is hard work and not for the faint at heart. There comes a point when I stop and truly pay attention to the weariness… Continue reading Weary Yet Working
8 To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; - Proverbs 19:8a NLT I live my life always "wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good” for" me. Often I find I have more questions than answers, I am curious to a fault and I expect people to identify the source of… Continue reading More Questions. More Wisdom. More Love.
13 For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths… Continue reading Dare to Be
You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; ~ James 1:19 Sex and sexuality will always be a topic for conversation in the Black church as long as we live. God created us as sexual beings. Sex is a natural human drive, along with eating… Continue reading Can We Talk…And Not Be Angry?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Prov. 3:5-6 Trusting God is the scariest I have ever done. I’m not talking about trusting God to pay a bill or keep me safe. I mean… Continue reading Trusting God In Me
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? - 1 Corinthians 6:19 NRSV We have been bombarded this week with images of black bodies. Black men and boys protesting against police. Black women and girls… Continue reading Sexual Activity
Thank you for joining me in the 40 Steps of Wholeness Journey. Over the next 40 weeks I will share 40 verses in no particular order that have shaped my journey to wholeness and helped me reconcile my sexuality and faith. This week I start with Esther. Esther 4:14 For if you remain silent at… Continue reading Such A Time As This
I have a story to tell. Nearly 10 years ago I had an experience that has changed my life. I worked in youth ministry at a church. There was one particular youth who I connected with and was like a child to me. We talked about joys and pains of life as well as the difficult… Continue reading 40 Steps to Wholeness…A Journey
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. ~ Audre Lord This post was originally written May 2014. It was written during a time in my life filled with starts and stops. The amazing thing… Continue reading Breaking the Silence…Revisited