Her dirty blonde hair hung limp at her shoulders. Baggy, dark clothes falling loosely on her frame. With no shame or hesitancy she made her way to me. “Can you spare $.25? I got to get to the bus.” She was a little jumpy but I could not attribute that to drug use…could just be… Continue reading When Sparing Change Hinders the Gospel
I’ve found myself reading one of my old journals lately. It’s been interesting to say the least. 24-year-old Nicole was living at home, aching to get out on her own with plans to buy a condo somewhere near her job and 45 minutes away from her mom (mom it’s been great you supporting me after… Continue reading Looking Back
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
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
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.
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
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…