The truth. We always say we want it but when we're faced with it, we usually don't like it. In fact, we hate it if we're really being honest with ourselves. The truth forces you to face the reality that everything is not as good as you thought it was. Or maybe, the truth forces you … Continue reading Soul Care Series: The Truth About Faith
2018 is proving to be quite a year already. After the past two years of unlearning all that I've held near, this year--at last--shall give me seeds to plant in place of all that was uprooted. Through the past few weeks, my husband and I (through many discussions, prayers, and tears) have moved to Jacksonville, … Continue reading Faith Over Fear
Sorrow & Gratefulness Thank you to all of you who have resonated with my last blog post. Thank you for your kind words, retweets, re-posts, and many, many views--I am eternally grateful. In the aftermath of all the love, we did face some backlash to our position on why we decided to leave our local … Continue reading Why We Left Our Church: Q & A
The Year That Had it Out for Me Just when you thought I only had one post for 2017...I have several. This year has been a game changer. Mentally, emotionally, physically, etc. etc. I mean, there's only a few days left and God is still not done teaching me about myself. (Can a sista catch … Continue reading Reflections: Why We Left Our Church
Oh, 2017! What a year it has been. I don't know about you but it has been a struggle for me and mine. (I have probably been a hot mess walking since late 2016--to be quite honest) And I am not going to lie, I have not even been close to looking forward to a … Continue reading Reflections: A Year In Review
The Beginning & The End As the country has been discussing the recent NFL protests, I've been feuding within myself about the Church's response to it all. I've been retweeting furiously about these protests and nodding vehemently with those who make it clear: these protests began and end with racism. Whatever narrative some players and … Continue reading What Happens If We Count the Cost?
The Reality of Freedom If you haven't figured it out yet, this series was not something I felt others specifically needed. Each post was birthed from the things I am currently facing in the very depths of my soul. That failing saint? That's me. Ever facing the horror of the world; the Church; my own … Continue reading Freedom Series: Finally Free
A Look in the Foggy Mirror I read a quote once that stated, "Comparison is the thief of joy." I've never read anything more true when it comes to the day we live in. It is so easy to become enamored with the lifestyles of our favorite blogger, YouTuber, or Instagram star because of what … Continue reading Freedom Series: The Thief of Joy
In lieu of our Freedom Series, I felt compelled to speak on the tragedy that occurred over a week ago. A tragedy that rather than becoming an illusive event, will likely be one of many tragedies we will see over the course of 45's (I refuse to type or say this man's name) tenor as … Continue reading Charlottesville, VA: Are You Listening?
Drowning in Expectations I've been drowning in the expectations of others since I can remember. From the moment I told my mother that I wanted to be a doctor, she wanted to make sure that dream came true. (Probably even more so after those first student loan repayment letters came post-undergrad.) So imagine her heartbreak … Continue reading Freedom Series: A Sea of Expectations