• Christmas Give!

    Growing up I recall hearing a story about one of my relatives who excitedly exclaimed to others on this day with her hand extended, “Christmas Give!” Strangely enough, she had nothing in her hand to extend, but was instead proclaiming her desire to receive from others in the spirit of “giving.” Much can be said […]

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  • But for the “If”

    I promise the enemy is out here doing his best to keep the saints from being great as 2017 comes to a close. As if the year wasn’t filled enough with tribulation, here he comes squeezing the last bit of drama he can before confetti is thrown in the air at a Watch Night Service. […]

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  • Fight Faith?

    While attending an Institute last week, an attendee shared, “Give your faith a fighting chance!” I was struck by her declaration. I later recalled that I’d heard that sentiment in a song. Back to the thought. I profess to be a person of faith and yet sometimes I desire to control it, sending it forth […]

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  • Belt less Faith

    For a number of years, I had no problem with flying on planes. I could get on, fall asleep and be at peace, that is until one day while flying, the plane had to make an emergency landing. We actually had to put our heads between our legs. It truly jacked me up. As if […]

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  • A Hallmarked Life

    You would think by now, I’d be over it. After all, it’s happened for the last few years. I am forewarned and yet I still act as though I’ve been caught by surprise. I’m referring to Hallmark’s departure of showing the Golden Girls and Frasier at night early into the month of November and lasting […]

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  • God’s Year in Review

    As we near the end of the year, I can’t help but reflect. Actually, even social media outlets engage in this practice by previewing one’s “Year in Review,” and other opportunities to peruse the highlights of one’s year through a pictorial representation. Certainly said collages are beautiful and perhaps bring us great joy, but I […]

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  • Do You God!

    It’s a colloquium that I am over. Do you! What does that mean? On one hand, it encourages some demonstration of authenticity, and on the other, it is license to act without accountability or judgement. Either way, there is common understanding or expectation surrounding the statement, “Do you!” People cheer and support it. People celebrate […]

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  • God Crossings

    My job is located adjacent to a side street that happens to be really busy. People are attracted to the area because there is a massive walking trail that the community finds appealing. Between people driving, walking and running, it can be challenging. I’ve had to hit my brakes a time or two quickly as […]

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  • God, I Might Be An Angry Black Woman!

    I said it. After all, he knows my thoughts, and over the past 96 hours or so, they’ve been flooded with the heaviness of the reality of being Black and female. It’s an intersectionality that I’ve always appreciated and celebrated. It began as a child on the south side of Chicago, where it was affirmed […]

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  • I am my own struggle!

    I cannot recall where I was sitting and having a conversation, but the saying emerged, where someone at the table said, “I am my own struggle.” When I tell you I can’t recall who said it, but I can recall the impact it had, man! We sat in silence, overwhelmed by the authenticity in that […]

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  • Are you signal impaired?

    A few mornings ago, while backing out of the garage, I noticed the satellite radio in my car going through an update process. This happens occasionally, and soon thereafter, I can, as it’s said, “return to my normally scheduled program.” Before I was out of my neighborhood, the preview station, which promotes one to consider […]

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  • I Will Bless Your Name!

    At church yesterday the choir sang, “You Alone Are Worthy.” Let me just provide the disclaimer that if you are within a certain radius and this song is sung, just be prepared to worship. Yesterday was no exception. After I began to reflect upon the week, challenges with my children, challenges with my job, challenges […]

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About Dr. Helms Pickett

Stephanie Helms Pickett’s life has been reflected by Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh within us.”

Her Name is SHE

Who is SHE? On the outside, she appears to have it all together. She is described as fierce, fabulous and fine. Her timeline on social media sites are filled with accolades by other ‘shes’ affirming and echoing her greatness.

Later Never Came…

Through personal narratives of lessons learned from academic disciplines and application through the word of God, the book is organized around theory that comprises each of these schools of thought thus presenting an amazing comparison which is scholarly, scriptural and reflective.

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