God Is Within Her

God Is Within Her

When I tell you this scripture stopped me in my tracks, baby!!!! During my devotion, I read Psalms 46:5. It reads, “God is within her, she will not fail; God will help her at the break of day.” The word “her” in the scripture actually is referring to the city of God, however, I couldn’t help but be drawn in…

Praxis, No Filter with Shaniece Gamble

Praxis, No Filter with Shaniece Gamble

“The reality is, my prayers don’t change God.  But, I am convinced prayer changes me.  Praying boldly boots me out of that stale place of religious habit into authentic connection with God Himself.” – Lysa TerKeurst Today’s episode is summed up in reference to the aforementioned quote. Listen to Shaniece Gamble unfold the power and transformation of prayer in her…

When Things Are Uncertain

When Things Are Uncertain

A week or so ago, the television was playing although I wasn’t paying too much attention to it. I heard, “When things are uncertain, we turn to the most certain thing there is.” I spoke aloud, “God!” Contrary to my response, the spokesperson said, “Science.” It was a commercial for Pfizer, a pharmaceutical drug company. I’m certain that made sense…

Praxis, No Filter with Cassandra and Kyra Williams

Praxis, No Filter with Cassandra and Kyra Williams

There are times in life when the prayers you’ve prayed for others become necessary for yourself. In this episode, I’m joined by my cousins, who reside in New Orleans and have been on the battlefield warring against COVID-19. Hear my cousin Cassandra, who just returned home after a month in the hospital share her experience and her daughter, Kyra, who…

The Oil Is On You!

The Oil Is On You!

A few days ago, someone reached out to me through a professional platform and asked if we could connect briefly for a 15 minute conversation. The person shared that they’d did a little exploratory research on me and found that I’d had some experiences by which they are interested in pursuing. I agreed. The invitation was extended and within a…

Black Focus Radio

Black Focus Radio

More from Patrick Oliver and Speak Loudly along with another powerful Sista author. Celebrating 23 years of literacy for our children. Today we welcome Arkansas’s own Dr. Stephanie Helms- Pickett to the show. Check out more from Black Focus Radio here.

Have You Forgotten Your Number, Disciple?

Have You Forgotten Your Number, Disciple?

The Women’s Ministry at my church hosts a “retreat-ish” experience each December. In the past, the decision to host has alternated between being held locally and out of town. I know of many, including myself that were super excited to be going away this year, to the beach no less. Unfortunately the difficult decision to cancel our beach getaway was…

Sheltering in Him

Sheltering in Him

How y’all doing in this sheltered state? Lord knows my heart and soul are lending themselves to those being impacted the most, those on the front line, those in hospital beds and nestled inside their homes doing their level best to not infect others around them. Side eye to the folks who’ve decided to ignore social distancing recommendations. Perhaps a…

Lemonade Out Of Season

Lemonade Out Of Season

I hope that after this opening paragraph the members of the Beyhive hang on in here when they realize this blog is not an ode to their queen. Uh oh. I may have lost them after the first sentence. Nevertheless, for those that will survive, bring the beat in! LOL! Okay, here goes. I love Simply Lemonade. Wait. I love…

My Regular Clothes Are Dirty

My Regular Clothes Are Dirty

I don’t know where the practice emerged but when I was young, whenever I was experiencing sadness or disappointment, or I just wasn’t feeling myself, I dressed up to go to school. Basically, I would wear a dress, or do my hair differently, essentially wore something to look as though I was prepared for picture day. Because kids notice everything,…

I Can’t Stop Cryping!

I Can’t Stop Cryping!

I really cannot. What is cryping you ask? Well, it is my best and most accurate description of my action and expression to what we have experienced over the last two to three weeks. It is a combination of going in between praying and crying, more often than not, doing them simultaneously. As I look at the news, and settle…

How I Got to College

How I Got to College

When I went to college I planned to study radio and TV broadcasting. Listen to this podcast and see what really happened. Courtesy: How I Got Into College Podcast Would you like to have me as a guest speaker at your next event? Find out more information. Click here for more information.

When God Makes You White, To Make You Well

When God Makes You White, To Make You Well

Long Post Alert. I had the pleasure of sharing a few thoughts on a prayer line earlier in the week. There were numerous technical difficulties and interruptions that emerged, likened unto the topic I was speaking about, wellness. Please check out my latest blog, from that conversation entitled, “When God Makes You White, To Make You Well.” I pray it…