Praxis, a fancy word that means skill. When confronted with the trials of life, we have choice. We have agency. Through Praxis, a weekly blog, Dr. Helms Pickett’s transparency will give you clarity. You will learn tools to engage despite your present circumstances. Praxis offers Biblical application to daily life. Just as the Lord told Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.” (Exodus 14:15) Praxis admonishes you to “move on” and onward to what God has ordained for your life. Start your Monday off with the boost you need without the added caffeine!

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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…

Jesus Wasn’t Checking for Earrings; and Neither Should We!

Jesus Wasn’t Checking for Earrings; and Neither Should We!

While we’ve been wearing face coverings, I’ve lost a few earrings. Somehow the process of attaching the stringed loops behind my ears has resulted in me loosing my jewelry. Often when I’ve realized it, I’m no longer in the space that my items were lost. I’ve been disappointed a little, but I’m not at a loss for my obedience. Since…

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…