Love, Omnipotent

​Attempts to escape Bed made in hell But there you are In the midst Wisdom, an ocean Knowledge, a river Fill me up Consume me with purpose Where can I go Where can I run  For you stretch forth  To every corner of the earth Advertisements

Surrendering My Politics: Abortion (Part 3)

This year, I am standing for God’s ways and His opinion more than I ever have. The color of my skin, history, emotions will no longer be the scale by which I measure my opinion and base my actions. And you know what? I’m going to do so unapologetically. Over the past few years, particularly in 2016,…

Surrending My Politics: God and My Vote (Pt. 2)

I am generally an emotional person. When I say emotional, I don’t mean the openly-cry-in-the-workplace type of emotions. I am not about the crying in public life.    I am certain I’ve cried publicly at some point, but I prefer to stare wide-eyed until the feeling passes.  I’m emotional in the sense that I can…

Surrendering My Politics: God and My Vote

A lot of the things I have experienced this year, probably among the most significant and difficult being the death of my daughter, have led me to a deeper level of surrender. When I was faced with the loss, I really only had two choices: surrender or give up. But how could I give up…

Surrender My Sight

I had a vision problem. I had a vision problem which could not be rectified by a trip to the optometrist or a new set of glasses with a stronger perscription.  I had a vision problem that was deeply rooted in my past and supported by the lies of this age and my affinity for…

Surrender to God

Nowadays, everything vies for our attention. Our jobs. Our finances. Our politics. Our race. Our goals. And we deliver according to what’s required of us. We know when to show up for work, for example, and when to leave. We know what it takes (though we don’t always do it) to manage our finances. We…

Choosing Surrender

I’ve kept my mouth shut to avoid controversy. I’ve kept with the same, incredibly small, group of friends and I’ve lived my life in a way I would consider quite safe. And what’s wrong with that, right? Keeping your circle of friends tight? Seems reasonable. Avoiding confrontation? No need to start vain arguments. And what’s…

Write to the Other Side

I’ve really been thinking about my creativity lately. What is the difference between now (being able to turn an idea into a piece) and before (having an idea but being unable to get it on paper)? In my guest post on I talk about where my creativity comes from. But now I ask myself how have…

Lost God

Don’t use culture to reach people. This is what God told me a few nights ago as I opened my door to step out of the car. Don’t use culture to reach nor relate to people. I am a little taken aback by that very direct and clear statement. It is so clear, in fact,…

Capacity for Increase

Are you prepared for the next level? If what you were seeking/waiting for was presented to you at this very moment, would you have the capacity to receive it? My blog posts have been scant recently because I came to the realization that I still remained unprepared. I want to write, I want to minister,…

Prayer Still Works

For the first time, I deleted a post. I realized the media coverage of the shooting of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile had caused me a lot of fear and anguish because I am currently raising a black son. My fears, because his life had already been threatened by the failures of the medical system,…

Patient Illusion

I think we are all waiting for something to happen: financial increase, a promotion on your job, a job itself, to write that book you know is in you, to record that song, and even healing and happiness. You have been waiting on God and the truth is as long as you use that excuse,…