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…

Declaration of Surrender

God is searching the earth for the one on whom He can depend. Someone who will do it His way, who won’t be led astray by the ways of this age. What is the current condition of your heart towards God?  Are you truly inclined to obey?  Will you stand boldly and say, “here I…

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,…

Cascading Laughter

I laughed. As the tears threatened to flee my eyes. I blinked them away because strong people don’t cry. To hide my insecurities, To cover up my self uncertainty, I laughed. Masked by a sense of humor, I hastened to the punchline, As the tears threatened to flee my eyes. By and by a release…

The Cult of Followers

I haven’t been writing as steadily on my blog as of late. While I could (and have) used the excuse that I “don’t feel led“, the truth is I have recently fallen victim to the social media era in which we currently live. We pretend that our blogs, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat accounts are for…

27 Years Begins My Origin

Discover Challenge: Origin Story A few days short of 20 weeks pregnant, my husband rushes me to the hospital. I trapse between the emergency department and labor and delivery, each trying to pass the responsibility to the other. My condition a nuisance and an inconvenience to them. When I’m finally accepted into the ER, an…

Muhammad Ali

One Word Prompt: Smooth Remember him not as poetry made manifest in a boxing ring. Remember him not for the graceful flutter of butterfly wings while simultaneously landing punches with his words, the pain of a bee sting. Muhammad Ali was as smooth as he was aggressive. His fights like the sweet taste of butter…