I reflected back on the last 20 years, which were far from horrible. I felt that most of my greatest experiences were actually happening now, in my 30s. I realized that, though life has been far from easy, the experiences and opportunities I’ve had are probably very unique from many outside of my community, and academic acquaintances.
I was standing near her grave feeling a little awkward because he was standing there too. Never could you have told me we would be in this position (on speaking terms, let alone at her grave). I had come there a little early with a friend so I could have alone time to think about… Continue reading New Beginnings: Miracles In the Mundane
“So are you seeing anyone?”, she asks as we sit across from one another in her marvolously decorated dining room and finish up supper. When I walked in I was instantly impressed and a little taken aback by the amazing interior design work that graced each space. She then let on that she herself was… Continue reading Being Asked the Question
I stood in the parking lot of the apartment complex and flashbacks one after another clouded my vision. Could it really be that once upon a time I lived here? With him? If not for the memories, which I felt very unattached to, I would not believe that fact. But the memories were plenty and… Continue reading Still Leaping
2015 started off with my good friend flying in all the way from Haiti to spend the New Year with me! We ended up at her friend’s neighbor’s house and captured the moment with a selfie. February brought in a huge blizzard but that didn’t keep me from celebrating the release of my first book… Continue reading End of the Year Review (2015)
This week will be one month since the lay off. It has flown by. My how I have grown! 8 years ago when I faced unemployment I was ready to cash out my savings from fear that God would not provide and everyday that eeked by felt like eternity. I was so stressed I lost… Continue reading One Month In
I have been listening to a woman’s testimony online who has been single 57 years and is getting married today. You may know of this woman. Her name is Nancy De Moss. I haven’t really followed her ministry “Revive Our Hearts” too much in the past but given she has lived a full single life… Continue reading Live As You Are Called
Just in case you missed it! Here is the article I wrote for Shattered Magazine. SHALOM!!
When I look back on my testimony with Christ I struggle with the messiness of it all. There was no perfect Christian home to serve as the foundation of my faith (I mean really is there ever?). There was not even an ideal 2-parent family setup with a Cosby-like appeal. Instead there was struggle and darkness and well meaning… Continue reading The Fight of My Life
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.