When You Don’t Feel Pretty

Honestly, I haven’t felt pretty in a while. And it’s not something I’m looking to get pity from. I can encourage other women by telling them they’re beautiful and they’re worth it but sometimes I can’t do the same for myself. I haven’t looked in a mirror and felt completely beautiful or said to myself…

Read More

Live Loud

Once I saw a film about a man, a black man, who had money, respect and a happy family. He lived as if the world didn’t scold him. And what did he receive in turn for his freed life? Twelve years of bondage. Lied to, spit on, stripped of his identity, and beaten. His neck…

Read More

Growth

I’m not going to paint a perfect picture. An album of beautifully crafted still lives haunt my computer screen and my thoughts. The experience, the moment, was the hardest thing I ever had to do (in my young adult life, that is). Four months in a foreign land felt like K.O.s to the old me.…

Read More

The Problem.

I completely understand. A subject as abstract as sin doesn’t come up much in conversation. It is uncomfortable. Not many people, Christians and not, know the fullness of sin; the weight it causes; the stain it leaves. We don’t speak of it for fear of judgment or being excluded. It’s actually quite shallow when you…

Read More

Family Matters

The best memories  I have with my father are probably the worst. At about six or seven years old, I loved going shopping with my dad. Or at least that’s what I thought he was doing. He would always tell me to sit down in the middle of the cart whenever he got done shopping while…

Read More