Life After Loss: Birthing a Rainbow Baby

Trying again. Trying again after failure is difficult, no matter the circumstances. Deciding to have another after the death of a child is even harder. I am back from my hiatus because I overcame the fear that is inherent in walking into something that you once failed at.

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

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,…

Writer’s Block

   I once had writer’s block. I feared what my pen might reveal. Not what others would uncover, but that which I had hidden that would reveal itself to me. To write would require an honesty with myself and God. The truth that somewhere deep within me I was still hurting from the false accusations…