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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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…

Blinded Facts

Blinded Facts

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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…

Praxis, No Filter S2E2 – With NC State Senator, Sarah Crawford

Praxis, No Filter S2E2 – With NC State Senator, Sarah Crawford

Marian Wright Edelman said, “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” Sarah Crawford embodies this sentiment. On the second episode of Praxis, No Filter, Season 2, the newly minted North Carolina State Senator for District 18 discusses service, faith, servant leadership, parenting amidst…

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,…

Praxis, No Filter: S2E1 Hindsight is well…”2020″

Welcome to Season 2 of Praxis, No Filter, the message behind the blog. Dr. Stephanie recounts the unimaginable year that shall forever be known as “The 2020” and discusses the lessons learned expanded from the blog, Hindsight is well…2020.“

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,…