The Introverted Extrovert

Last night, as the wine flowed, ice-cream digested and sleepiness kicked in, my friends and I engaged in a fairly humorous discussion…what makes one an introvert?  My friend who is the epitome of the-life-of-the-party, social butterfly, stereotypical extrovert is now dating a reclusive, home-body, super introvert.  And she credits ME for helping her to relate… Continue reading The Introverted Extrovert

Love & War

There are life circumstances that can deeply affect us without us even knowing it.  They can shape our interactions with others and our perception of reality for the rest of our lives.  As I continue to grow and mature, I’m learning about such circumstances and the wounds that ensue from their occurrence.  Understandably, when my… Continue reading Love & War

Sex is Worth the Wait.

Sunday evening, just as I anticipated, I found myself surrounded by beauty.  Glistening legs, sparkling eyes, thick, alluring hair of various textures and styles.  Beautiful brown women donning dresses ranging from cute cocktails to elegant formal wear.  Brothers in fine suits and attire with crisp, clean locks or heads freshly cut were a site to… Continue reading Sex is Worth the Wait.

My Own Personal Cinderella Story

Psalm 45:10-15 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house. Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; Honor him, for he is your lord. The city of Tyre will come with a gift, People of wealth will seek your favor. All glorious is the princess within her chamber; Her gown is interwoven with gold.… Continue reading My Own Personal Cinderella Story

Valentine’s Day: From a Single’s Perspective

Well it’s that time again…V-Day.  Every year it catches me off guard.  I know there are many singles who dread the approaching holiday year after year and it’s on their radar as early as January.  There are many who cringe at the various business advertisements pushing their product of flowers, candy, and the standard teddy… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: From a Single’s Perspective

Signs, Miracles, and Wonders

Yesterday I witnessed a miracle and I almost missed it.  After fellowship, most everyone in attendance loitered around enjoying the exchange of brotherly love.  One thing I love about attending a small church is the opportunity to really get to know the members and become a family.  I had a few things to get done… Continue reading Signs, Miracles, and Wonders

Ready. Set. Leap…

I had this great epiphany today that I’m in transition.  For the last 6 months I’ve been growing out my relaxer and slowly joining the “natural hair movement”.  For the uniformed, this movement consists of African American women letting go of chemically processing their hair and opting to don their natural and coily locks.  In… Continue reading Ready. Set. Leap…

Golden Calves, Cookies & Idols

I’m coming into the understanding that God often asks His children to do stuff that’s just way too hard. Impossible in fact.  If we do it in and of ourselves that is… I found myself frustrated, discouraged and battling condemnation this weekend when I fell into some old unhealthy thought patterns.  Holy Spirit was pointing… Continue reading Golden Calves, Cookies & Idols