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Do It Again!

Do It Again!

How y’all doing out there? Are you team #nevermissaMonday? Welp, if you ate like me, perhaps you should be. I actually worked out on Thanksgiving but paid for all activity post workout. I followed up to workout both Saturday and Sunday because I was feeling extra fluffy. 😂 We had family visiting from out of town and thus, I ate…

Just a Shadow

Just a Shadow

I was preparing to leave the house for work a few mornings ago. My mother said, “Stephanie, do you think it was a fire in the woods?” Some statements can literally stop you in your tracks, no matter how quickly you intention to get out of the house attempting to beat the traffic. I joined her on the back porch…

Pop Up Prayer

Pop Up Prayer

I noticed about two years ago a notification on my calendar that read, “pray,” with a crossed finger emoji. It randomly pops up on my calendar, but seemingly the right time, which is all times because as Luke 18:1 reads, “that men ought to always pray, and not to faint.” So now my calendar is out her in cahoots with…

Paid In Full

Paid In Full

Growing up I recall my friend, Briana had what we called a, “boom box.” We would listen to cassette tapes on it, sitting on her back porch for hours. We also listened to the radio on it as well. We experienced a moment one day that imprinted within my psyche. It was the moment when Eric B and Rakim’s song,…

The Weight Of My Body

The Weight Of My Body

Late last week, I was exhausted. I desperately wanted to exit my planned exercise session with my trainer. I started and stopped the text message of cancellation several times. Eventually I decided to just “suck it up” and set my alarm to wake up. I moved away from my phone and missed a text from my trainer that read, “Can…

Disruptive Device

Disruptive Device

While traveling over the weekend, I found myself at the mercy of the TSA agent. I wasn’t sure if she was having a not so great work day, or if us “travelers” had gotten on her last nerve. Mind you, it was only 8:30am, but nonetheless she wasn’t having “it.” At any rate, provoking fear was her weapon of choice.…

I’m Home. I Got Lost.

I’m Home. I Got Lost.

The other morning, I had an early flight to my beloved hometown of Chicago. As compared to other times, unfortunately I was traveling to a home going celebration. A friend who I call brother of nearly 50 years was preparing to say farewell to his mother. Concurrently, the post graduate student happened to be at home (North Carolina) visiting. She…

God’s Fall Fashion Show

God’s Fall Fashion Show

The weather is changing. I love fall but I’ve come to love summer a tiny bit more. Nevertheless, I can’t control the temperature, so I engage in what I can assume ownership of, looking for a few items to add to the closet in alignment with the climatic evolution. LOL! Hey, I was just trying to avoid stating that I…

The Editing God

The Editing God

Recently while reading “other people’s” comments on Facebook, I read that the option to edit one’s comment on Facebook was being removed. I later learned that clearing one’s cache could address the difficulty but that editing factor remained impressed upon my heart. I love a good edit, but less if I am on the receiving end. Years ago when I…

Distraction or Destiny?

Distraction or Destiny?

I’ve been wrecked all week in worship. It started last Sunday and just amplified as the week persisted. It was in my usual spaces – a few sermons, a 40-minute worship youtube experience, my prayer time and through dance. However, the unexpected place was a Marco Polo from a friend who recently moved. Just as they began settling into a…