Speak To Your Wait Season

Speak To Your Wait Season

I don’t know about you, but when I am in a wait season, I can over time go silent. Sure in the beginning, I’m loud and demonstrative to the enemy, declaring my allegiance to God and my great expectation that He will come through. However as time goes on, I feel like Sally waiting with Linus for the great pumpkin…

And God Still Chose Them

And God Still Chose Them

One of my favorite narratives in the Word of God is that of Moses. Moses’ beginning was rough. Imagine being terrified of death for your child. Moses’ mother was so desperate to ensure his safety that she placed him in a basinet to sail upon the water in hopes that his life would be spared. Thankfully, a daughter of the…

Keep Shouting!

Keep Shouting!

After lots of scrolling, I elected to watch a movie. As the opening credits began, I noticed the warning. It was rated PG13, and had the word Fear beneath it. I suppose I was to assume that the movie would possess an element of fear. After watching it, I concurred with the warning, but it wasn’t the type of fear…

God’s Weigh Station

God’s Weigh Station

I shared last week that I was on a road trip with my mom. Well, we traveled from North Carolina to Atlanta on to New Orleans, then Arkansas, back to Atlanta and home. A sista is tired y’all. I drove somewhere in the arena of 2200 miles. To maintain our sanity and alertness during the drive, we talked, laughed, listened…

Who You Riding With?

Who You Riding With?

Whew y’all. About a month ago, the Lord dropped in my spirit the idea of taking a road trip with my Mommy to see family. Like everyone, she’s been tucked in our home since March 2020. While she and I are both vaccinated from Covid19, we didn’t desire to do airplane hopping. So instead, we elected to drive, which minimized…

Faith on Increase

Faith on Increase

I thought this photo to be striking, if not almost haunting. For me it represents the epitome of operating as a believer. The original photo, which I use in my social media interaction is real; however the image with the battery life showing, although captured by accident is more authentic. I’ve been experiencing a period of sleeplessness. While perusing my…

Waiting on Hummingbirds

Waiting on Hummingbirds

I purchased a hummingbird feeder about two weeks ago. I was enthralled witnessing my colleagues’ regular visits from them during our frequent zoom calls. They were beautiful – the hummingbirds – whimsical, flitting in circles, up and down, back and forth – actually quite mesmerizing to the eyes. I often got distracted during our meetings watching their activity. Accordingly, I…

Try Casting!

Try Casting!

If there is one skill that I’ve perfected while sheltering in place it’s been a hack or two associated with technology. I’m not ready to be a part of the geek squad, but I’m definitely more masterful now than before. A few days ago, I rejoined my zoom exercise community, after a seven week hiatus from experiencing a tear in…

How it started; How it’s going

How it started; How it’s going

I swear I don’t know who comes up with these social media challenges but they are more often than not, genius. The one that seems to be hanging around for longer than normal is the “how it started, how it’s going,” whereby two visual representations are presented to demonstrate significant growth or difference between the start of a thing and…

You Smell Like Outside!

You Smell Like Outside!

Growing up, I recall our parents bellowing, “You smell like outside.” It was the remnant of the scent that proceeded us after a long stretch of playing outdoors with our friends. When I became I parent, I found myself saying the same sentiment to our daughter. Most recently, she said the words to me when I returned home from a…

April Showers Still Bring May Flowers

April Showers Still Bring May Flowers

The main thing that excites me about spring is the flowers it ushers in; and the signaling that warmer weather and longer days are on the horizon. But back to the flowers. The hard work, the planting, the tilling, the disturbing and the aching that accompanies said actions brings forth beauty. We cannot reach nor attain the beauty without the…

Seeking a Superhero?

Seeking a Superhero?

The photo attached to this blog entry was from a few years ago as I participated as a panelist. I was demonstrating my superhero pose that I was encouraged to enact when I’m preparing to embark upon a situation that would attempt to undermine my purpose, my confidence, my truth. It’s been a minute since I’ve had to pull the…

Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

A few weeks ago while visiting family, I noticed something quite peculiar. There was a tree that appeared to be uprooted from the ground, yet the leaves were green and it was apparent that fruit was forthcoming. I was in awe. I was told that the tree was knocked over during the fall from a storm and no one disturbed…

Sky Blue Jesus!

Sky Blue Jesus!

Tis Spring! It’s not my favorite season, but I welcome it with open, pollen filled arms. Yes, the only season that I hold love and dislike in close community. I appreciate and welcome the songs of the birds, the blooming of flowers and warmness of days, but I detest the itchy, watery eyes and everything covered in yellowish-green, spurring coughing…

What Do You Like On Your Popcorn?

What Do You Like On Your Popcorn?

When I tell you God is up to something, believe me. However, I’m certain that I don’t have to remind you. When our God is in the neighborhood, go ahead and make sure you are prepared to receive. I’ve both witnessed and experienced conditions that suggest that God is not on the throne, or concerned about us, or fighting on…

Shower Kneed

Shower Kneed

I’ve danced for as long as my memory can recall. In high school, creating a formation with some choreographed movement with a portion of the team being on their knees was always a go to move and a show stopper. Later in life, when I transitioned to leading praise and worship through dance, I found myself again creating movement that…

Open for “Business”

Open for “Business”

Folx are getting the vaccine to fight against COVID and feeling a little less frightened about being in public spaces. I’m folx, although I am still very much committed to wearing a face covering, and actually curious as to why we never did – but that’s a different story. Last weekend, I connected with a soror for a pilgrimage to the nail salon.…

Praxis, No Filter with Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon

Praxis, No Filter with Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon

We are one year since the world as we knew it changed. We were forced to spend time away from the outside and engage in the practices that we’d come to both appreciate and value. As my grandmother would say, “Time is not as long as it has been.” One year later, what are the lessons learned about yourself and…

Check Your Batteries

Check Your Batteries

This week will mark a year since everything I’d come to know, love and even dislike was shattered. Similarly to other major, life altering events, where were you when what we’d thought of as a small virus far away, took root close to home? For me, at first it was sitting eating sushi with my spouse. We were in a…

Jesus been checking for you!

Jesus been checking for you!

I became curious about the blue checkmark besides a person’s profile on social media platforms. Apparently, and I say this in my limited internet research, that a person or entity that has enough followers, articles or interviews, or compilation of media engagement in order to secure the coveted notariety. It affirms one’s credibility. It is as one author said, “It…

See the Blood!

See the Blood!

During my devotional time at the top of last week, God spoke to my heart directly. It wasn’t loud as in some times, but it was deliberate. I cannot recall if I was praying for strength as I interacted with others, or any one person in particular, but the directive God provided was in response to my words. I heard,…

Our Witness Must Witness

Our Witness Must Witness

I’ve shared in previous blogs my challenges with my eyesight and the fact that I’ve worn corrective lenses for over 45 years; in other words when I was in heaven prior to arriving on earth. LOL! In all seriousness, if wearing contact lenses wasn’t enough, I’ve now reached a point in my life where I additionally require readers. Sheltering in…

Never Runs Out

Never Runs Out

There are many habits that my mother modeled and I’ve adopted. For example, doing my best not to operate in the spirit of procrastination, doing something immediately when the Holy Spirit brings it to my mind and talking to myself. Hey don’t judge us! And the longer we live together, I also realize that there are so, so many more…

He Causes Us To Triumph

He Causes Us To Triumph

I know. After a week like we witnessed, it’s a little jarring to consider that God causes us to triumph. Watching humanity scale a wall to intentionally cause disruption and destruction and demise was unsettling and terrifying. As I sat at my desk in our home working, the news played in the background on one of the monitors I use,…

Hindsight is well…”2020″

Hindsight is well…”2020″

I’ve heard the sentiment for decades, “Hindsight is 2020.” It erupted a sense of eye rolling in my spirit, that is because I was once told by my opthamologist that my eyesight was about 20/400. Talk about shade. Tis true, however. So the consideration of someone having perfect vision, being able to read the very bottom of the eye chart,…

You Didn’t Burn Up!

You Didn’t Burn Up!

Y’all recall how many were declaring the year 2020 as “perfect vision?” Well, I don’t know about perfect vision in the natural. Your girl has been wearing corrective lenses since she was four and her eyesight is a bit troubling without the utility of her contacts. But I digress. In December 2019, I scrolled and listened to message after message…

Withhold Nothing

Withhold Nothing

A couple of weeks ago I found myself navigating territory that was unexpected and honestly, in my little opinion, unwanted. I was working on a project with a few other folx. One person in was disturbed about a particular direction we were taking and made it vehemently known. The person felt their work wasn’t being honored. After several apologies and…

Leave everything.

Leave everything.

I traveled recently. While on the plane, the flight attendant prepared to give their instructions. If you’ve flown quite a bit, one begin to feels like they could give the spiel in their place. However, out of respect, I typically stop what I’m doing, and give my attention to the individuals providing directives for my safety. I sat tall (or…

Have You Unsubscribed?

Have You Unsubscribed?

If 2020 has taught me nothing, I’ve surely learned that I have little to no time to be entangled in foolishness. God has been too good to accept the limitations of others as permanent fixtures in my life. I simply don’t have the energy to act outside of the will of God. As I was attempting to clear out my…

You’re Struggling

You’re Struggling

I don’t think that I dream often while asleep, or rather if I do, I do not recall the dream when I wake up. However a couple of nights ago was certainly the exception. Not only do I recall the dream, but I woke up immediately pondered the message. In the dream, I was walking outside, seemingly from a building…

When God Says Enough

When God Says Enough

Let me offer the caveat. If blue was not your color, you might elect to check in next Monday because this blog is centered on the magnificent declaration that occured over the weekend in the Biden Harris camp. The Peanuts gang told us over 50 years ago, that people shouldn’t discuss, “politics, religion and the great pumpkin.” Lucky for you,…

Let Come What May

Let Come What May

I didn’t understand as a child when I overheard the elders saying, “I need a hymn.” I just assumed it was yet another tactic to hold us hostage in the sanctuary as opposed to sneaking to the nearby candy/liquor store. However, I grew up in a church that required us to learn hymns, and the words were far from my…

And All That Is Left

And All That Is Left

About three months ago, a friend shared a link to a song that continues to bless me to this very hour. It is entitled, “That’s the Story I’ll Tell,” by Maverick City. The words ministered to me so deeply, particularly amidst one seemingly insurmountable challenge I found myself navigating. The psalmist articulated not only what I was experiencing, but every…

Remind Us of the Help We Forget

Remind Us of the Help We Forget

Since we’ve been sheltering in place and managing our current situation, I’ve heard the slogan, “We’re in this together” repeatedly. I guess while I am struck by it, I’ve never quite drank the kool-aid. Why? Because every demonstration seems to mock this consideration. Folx won’t wear masks, folx won’t stay home, and folx won’t refuse to gather. Folx somehow forgot…

Help Me With My Doubts!

Help Me With My Doubts!

Do you have them? Do they overwhelm your peace? Do they thrust you into a sunken place? Do they attempt to rob you of the abundance of God? I suspect each of us, as holy as we are, can answer yes, at some point in time, or perhaps even earlier this week, this day, this morning, or even right now.…

The pageantry of satan

The pageantry of satan

Over the weekend, I was cleaning out a closet. Allow me to be a bit more specific. I was cleaning out my mom’s closet, which houses all my dance ministry garments. To be honest, it takes up the majority of her closet. My mother has always been a minimalist, and I perhaps operate as the polar opposite. Funny still is…

Rest In God.

Rest In God.

If ever there was a time to rest in God, I would suggest that the time is now. Over the last nearly seven months, we’ve witnessed lives lost to a virus associated with a medical diagnosis, as well as lives lost to a virus associated with hate. I shared in my personal social media that the narrative of Brianna Taylor…

Shut Up!

Shut Up!

What does it mean to hold your peace? It means to keep quiet, or how God would have me to understand, “to shut up.” Don’t laugh. Like I’m the only one He speaks to like that. Tis true. Last week while navigating a couple of opportunities to put my mouth on something, I was led to Exodus 14:14, which reads,…

Because He’s Solvent and He’s Solvent!!!

Because He’s Solvent and He’s Solvent!!!

Put your thinking caps on! Actually, you should already have it locked atop your head. We are a little beyond Labor Day, which means everyone should be in school – those in the South, midwest, out west and the northern states as well; in addition both traditional and year round calendar students. And, please allow me space to introduce the…

A Lot Lesson

A Lot Lesson

My mother and I have assumed a walking challenge for the month of September. We walk out of our neighborhood and onto the sidewalk of a busy street. The speed limit is 45, although one would never assume that from the indication of travel. Often the cars are going so much faster. Mom and I walk to a particular street…

Nothing in Trash

Nothing in Trash

I’m emerging from a tough weekend y’all. The death of Chadwick Boseman hit me tremendously hard. I didn’t know him, nor am I a graduate of an HBCU (although I attended one for one year, and worked at another for four); but my complete awe was in relation to his sheer, unassuming talent. I spend an inordinate amount of time…

Frozen For My Good

Frozen For My Good

Y’all, pray for your sister. I’ve been on the verge of speaking in other languages – and I don’t mean tongues. I have been experiencing problems with my internet provider essentially since we’ve been sheltering in place. I’ve recognized that the systems are overwhelmed, so I’ve attempted to maintain – but as of late, it’s been acting ridiculous. I had…

Are you maintaining your posture?

Are you maintaining your posture?

During my early years, the teachers at my elementary school had an obsession with instructing us to sit up straight. Posture is what they called it, was important, and just like everything else they taught, it would be important and serve us well “later.” Later I did appreciate posture, when I ministered in dance and as of late, from sitting…

Black Girl Manic, if not for the “G”

Black Girl Manic, if not for the “G”

If it weren’t for the grace of God, I would loose my mind. Amidst a pandemic, civil unrest in response to systemic and systematic racism, and less than 24 hours ago, an earthquake, I feel as though we are awaking to witness which one of the plagues we are to experience in a similar fashion to the daily special at…

We’ve Come A Long Way…Baby!

We’ve Come A Long Way…Baby!

Growing up, I loved commercials. Now I revel at the opportunity to DVR a show and furiously fast forward pass them. But in the early 70s, I recall the slogan, “You’ve come a long way baby.” It was an advertisement for cigarettes, marketed toward women – more specifically tall, slender, White women, marking a cultural shift, so to speak at…