Tracking His Timing

Tracking His Timing

I’m not employed by any GPS navigation company, yet somehow I still believe (or at least attempt) to think that I can track the timing of God. I know, you are thinking, “bless her heart.” Truth is, as crazy as it sounds, I know that I am not in the club by myself. We receive a word of confirmation from…

Ain’t Nobody Coming To See You!

Ain’t Nobody Coming To See You!

One of my favorite movies is the Temptations mini series. It chronicles the narrative of one of the most influential music groups in history. Comprised of many famous “one liners,” one that I find ways to incorporate often in conversation is that of David Ruffin when he utters, “Ain’t nobody coming to see you Otis!” I holler every time. Essentially,…

Find Yourself in Worship

Find Yourself in Worship

Last Sunday a glorious thing happened! My dear friend was ordained as a Minister. I was so excited and blessed to be in the number to witness the public acknowledgement of such an enormous responsibility. I was adorned in a dance garment because I was to minister in dance. As I sat in the sanctuary considering that on more occasions…

God Is My Hod

God Is My Hod

The most curious thing continues to happen. Each time I attempt to type God on my phone or tablet, the autocorrect kicks in and replaces God with Hod. At first it was only a minor inconvenience, but after a while, it become seriously annoying – such to the extent, I paused, reflected and realized that perhaps the Holy Spirit, who…

The King Who Knocked

The King Who Knocked

Anything in the book of Revelation was scary to me as a kid (low key I’m still a little shaken). I am a visual learner, so the imagery in the book was enough to cause me concern. Yet, one verse always gave me comfort. It was Revelation 3:20, ““Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you…

Keep On Living

Keep On Living

The elders would often say, “Keep on living.” I had no clue as to what it meant – actually I had no clue to many of their euphemisms. I failed to understand their meaning, and if I’m honest, I often assumed whatever they said didn’t pertain to me, and was leftover language from the land before time (y’all remember that…

This Heat Right Here

This Heat Right Here

My mother detests heat. She grew up in rural Arkansas, so she’s definitely familiar with it, but seriously miss her when the temps hit high. She has to go inside. Funny enough, I’m quite the opposite. I spend so much time being cold that I appreciate the warmth of outside. I don’t like to necessarily perform activity in the heat,…

Say It Again For the People in the Back!

Say It Again For the People in the Back!

Growing up, I liked sitting in the back of the bus. Sidebar: I know, it’s what Sister Rosa fought against, but the fun happened at the back of the bus, on field trips, on the way to Lindblom (#SWOOP) to pom pon competitions and other events. While sitting in the back provided entertainment, one also missed out on critical information…

Scribble Scrabble

Scribble Scrabble

I am uncertain as to how much handwriting I did prior to COVID, but it appears as though I didn’t do any. Even when others couldn’t understand my “unique” script, I could. I mean, my handwriting was definitely something yet to be desired, but now I cannot even read my own handwriting. It looks like what we used to call,…

He Floors Me Every Time

He Floors Me Every Time

Even when it feels as though the rug has been pulled out from under you, there is a structural foundation holding you up – ensuring your safety, ensuring your resolve – that is God! He will never leave you without a “leg” to stand upon. He will uphold you with His right hand! He will come to see about you,…

Respect the Kicker

Respect the Kicker

A few days ago I participated in a professional development opportunity focused on leadership. One of our facilitators shared that they were a big rugby fan and desires folx to respect the game. As you may know, rugby is not as popular in the United States, so unless you are a rugby fan or player, you may not be aware…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

On Standby

On Standby

Years ago, one of my cousins worked for one of the major airlines. She had a plethora of “buddy passes,” whereby one could fly without paying any funding. Needless to say, she was a big hit in the family. However, most folx who could potentially benefit from her perk were unable to use it. The advantage leaned most toward people…

And the Lord Remembered Her

And the Lord Remembered Her

It’s difficult to believe that half the year has passed. Many of us have pretty much remained in our homes, limiting our contact outside as we follow the recommendations for public health professionals. While some have relished in this gift, others like myself have ebbed and flowed. I am grateful to have a place of shelter, and relative access to…

Come Closer

Come Closer

I’ve tried to tell y’all that Diamond is a prophet. I tell you I loose count at the number of Godly lessons and parables she has modeled for me over the last 16 years. She is the truth! LOL! But in all seriousness, I love how God uses His creation both human and furry to provide guidance and example. Diamond…

He Is The Ultimate Care Emoji

He Is The Ultimate Care Emoji

Like many others in a means to maintain some sort of connection with people while observing social distancing, I’ve come to the realization that a great deal of engagement happens via social media. It’s through this utility that I learn of good news, not so good news, partake in a little political debate, receive encouragement and enjoy a healthy dose…

Praxis, No Filter with KS Lewis

Praxis, No Filter with KS Lewis

All food discussions lead to God! Seriously though, where’s the lie? And when you consider this episode of Praxis, No Filter, you will devour every morsel and grain of wisdom KS Lewis shares. We discuss the ingredients to love, faith, hope and all that is good for the soul. Check it out, you will no doubt be filled and still…

God Keeps Crab Legs

God Keeps Crab Legs

Over the weekend, I prepared crab legs over the weekend. It’s been a minute. I honestly believe the last time was years ago, when the graduate candidate was an adolescent. My mother and I still laugh to this day about an encounter with her. One day, I inquired, “What do you want for lunch?” She responded, “Crab legs.” I was…

Your Connection is Unstable

Your Connection is Unstable

Like countless others, I’ve been working from home for nearly nine weeks. Allow me first to insert a praise break, as I am grateful to the Lord Most for providing me with employment that has enabled such a practice. The reality that accompanies my new normal has involved participating in an endless number of virtual meetings. Now this is where…

Praxis, No Filter with Dr. Katherine Jordan

Praxis, No Filter with Dr. Katherine Jordan

This week’s. blog, entitled. “The Siri God,” explored how often we are more willing to put our faith and trust in technology, than in God. As a scientist, coupled with being a believer, listen as Dr. Katherine Jordan unfolds both her challenges and triumphs experienced along this dichotomy. She also provides sage advice in relation to honing your skills as…

The Siri God

The Siri God

I can’t tell you what version of iPhone I have nor when I secured it. Historically, I fail to read the manual or learn the commands. I know, pitiful, right? At any rate, as a previous iPhone owner of numeric identification, I used to know how to connect with Siri, the internal helper; but now, I find her when I…

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…