Healed: 35; 6; 3; 4; 1

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5 KJV 35 Years Living…Healed. 6 Surgeries Recovered…Healed. 3 Fractures Mended…Healed. 4 Years of Restoration…Healed. 1 Story of Me…Healed. On the eve of my 35th…

We are God’s Masterpiece

The scripture tells us that we are “God’s Masterpiece” I’m not sure what that means to you, but there is something very comforting in that scripture for me. The same God who crafted the beautiful flowers of the field and the snow-capped mountains, masterfully created YOU! Wow! You are a divinely created MASTERPIECE. During my…

You are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Good Morning! Are you getting ready for church? Getting ready for the work week? Has anyone reminded you that you are God’s wonderful creation today? If not, I am! You are fearfully and wonderfully made my sister. God made you well my brother. Enter this week meditating on: I am made well. I am God’s…

You Matter… (Suicide Awareness)

It was a Sunday morning in May 2002. I was on the 5th floor of Sulzberger, room 520 to be exact, contemplating whether a jump from the 5th floor would end my heartache and misery. While I was without reason, crying, hopeless and upset, the mathematical and scientifc reason in my mind told me that…

Sex is…

(Redemptive?!) I am dismayed that I am writing this post from the seat of a wounded heroine. The “sex is…” is a sex-postive campaign developed by a health department in Washington, D.C. I bravely wore this shirt as clergy and sexual health educator today in Detroit knowing that I may face opposition but I also…

To Sabbath, or not?!

“Remember the Sabbath Day, To Keep it Holy!” -Exodus 20:8 Whatever could this verse mean? In my days of youth, I remember citing the Decalogue Sunday after Sunday, not really understanding its meaning, or even necessity. Just what is the Sabbath, and why is it apart of the Ten Commandments? God mandated rest–Sabbath. The Bible…

Into the deep…

Have you ever felt like God was leading you into deep waters? Like the more you prayed for change and direction, God was leading you to take a leap of faith into the deep end of the pool? You prayed for increase, and God led you to your God-appointed, vision-filled, talent-laden daydream? You prayed for…

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child…

Today is Mother’s Day! 😔 I promised myself that today I would live and function as normal being. Part of me wants to turn over get under my covers and cry–because of the sadness that the day brings to me. The other side of me wants to see the blessing of the surrogates God has…

Waiting on the Promise…

No body likes to wait! Waiting in traffic… Waiting in the grocery line… Waiting on a late kid… Waiting on a paycheck… Waiting for your turn at Next! I imagined that the disciples were growing weary in their waiting. The Bible states that after Jesus’ resurrection, Jesus appeared to them and proved himself over and…

No pain, No gain? (They Got it wrong!)

No one likes pain! At least I do not, not on this side of the journey, anyway. However, I do understand that such is apart of the process. I am reminded of the old saying, “No pain, No Gain?!” I reject that–most seriously and half-heartedly. Perhaps, this is just an ontological debate I need to…