Until recently, I would get upset with people for not appreciating the knots I insisted on tying myself into on their behalf. Ma'am, Who Asked You To? I was socialized to self-sacrifice. I would give, expecting balance. Not quid pro quo, but certainly not what I got. What I received in response was entitlement. Additionally, …
"If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble." That peace is Sabbath.
I jumped, praying that the ground would rise beneath me, or at least that mmt winds would erupt. Either way, I did not fall.
Instead of imagining all that could go wrong, let's celebrate all that is already good.
The Very Definition of Both/And This morning's devotion, Born for More, included this admonishment, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” You serve an Ephesians 3:20 God, accomplishing exceedingly, abundantly, above anything you could hope, ask, …
I don't regret taking our children apple-picking, but it was a hilarious conversation. It made me aware of my privilege.
What do you have to lose? Maybe everything, but what if you don't fail?
Not Perfect, but Oh So Good Edition. I have entered a new season. I do not know all I will encounter here, but I do well know the me walking into it, boldly. Hella faithful, hella Black. I am an inherited pearls-wearing, locs-tossing, liberation-theology professing, African Queen. Mama & Daddy said so. I am beloved …
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. - Sam Ewing, humorist What are you turning up?
Thursday Confessional-1st Commandment Edition: Let Go or Be Dragged