New Year’s Eve Musings

New Year’s Eve Musings

My tradition is to bring the New Year in by attending church services. My church starts service at 10:00 pm and right after the New Year rings in, we eat breakfast as a community and share good wishes with one another. I love this ritual and I look forward to it. I...
Are You Proud?

Are You Proud?

Lets talk about “pride.” I wonder why the Bible says God really does not like pride in people. We think of “black pride” and taking pride in who we are. We think of being proud of our accomplishments and I know, those are all good things. But let us talk...
Where is Your Soul at Home?

Where is Your Soul at Home?

My soul is at home flipping through the pages of five books at a time while I get a great idea that I am compelled to write about. A wonderful memory of when my soul was at home was when I was writing a paper on “In what ways do I understand God to be present amidst...
Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

I am from peppers, onions and tomatoes, stewed in palm oil. I am from red dust swirling around pot-holed roads, the salty smell of the ocean just a faint breath away. I am from heat; Hot heat, sweltering, creating a burn in my furrowed brow as I play outside, rivulets...

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