Why Being a Black Family in a Multi-Ethnic Community takes Jesus & WORK

I started this blog in 2014 to "share the easy and challenging lessons of aiming God’s arrows in His direction." This has definitely been one of those challenges... In the last 34 years, I have attended and was a member of two black churches for 32 years. Simultaneously, because my parents loved God and culture,... Continue Reading →

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… and into the Light, Part II

Almost two months ago, I shared a dark, emotional moment I had titled "Out of the Darkness, Part I." This is its (ongoing) resolution. The presence of Emmanuel - God with us - was less about a physical person and more about a spiritual presence and promise. As we left everything undone and retired for... Continue Reading →

Out of the darkness… Part I

I am a stay @ home mom of four by choice & force (teacher salary ≠ good childcare for 2 kids). I love God. I am also human… sinner saved by grace through faith alone... which often fails. I value prayer over pity. Value prayer over judgment. I value prayer over assumptions & prayer over... Continue Reading →

God interrupted. Rudely. Loudly. I don’t know what I was doing, but I do remember feeling anxious & frustrated, then BAM! God stopped me and pointed to something in my roots - fear. Ugh. Lately, I’ve been stressed about not getting our newborn sick, especially with this ugly flu virus going on (I mean, who’s... Continue Reading →

The Comeback: To blog or not?

Hello Everyone! It has been a LONG time. Excuses could be given (or none) but alot has happened, including a BABY! The oxymoron-ish thing about returning to blogging in the midst of a very active snapchat/instagram world is the wonder of this: Do people REALLY read blogs anymore? Completely?? *Insert google search* hehe The answer... Continue Reading →

Healed

“And he [Jesus] went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having... Continue Reading →

Training Tip for Tuesday 

Training includes teaching, delegation and trust. A dear friend taught us years ago the concept of "I do. We do. You do." I do it first to teach you how it's done. We do it together so you can learn what I did. You do it by yourself now as you've been taught. Steps may... Continue Reading →

… PAUSE…

I was preparing to post part 2 of "Warning: Non-Explicit Content Included" when I looked up and saw news about the protest/riot at a California university. Then floods of posts and articles began to swell inside of my mind that I've seen this week, all related to political decisions that have occurred in the past 12... Continue Reading →

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