It’s Lit!

Marijuana is back! Re-branded as cannabis and as socially acceptable as an evening cocktail. In the argument to legalize it in all states, I stand firmly with my ‘no’ vote. Just like alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs we have to considering how marijuana has infected our society.  It’s no secret that substance abuse is an…

Dear Kiddos…

Lately in my prayer time, I’ve been doing more listening than talking. I’ve been sitting in God’s company and waiting on him to speak to my heart. As I sat quietly today I began thinking about you guys and some of the choices you’ve made in life. As a parent, I always have high hopes for…

Transitioning into the New Year

Going from one year to the next is surreal when it is literally a matter of counting down from ten. But in reality it took you 365 days to get there. Those days were filled with some life changing decisions that carved out a path that led you to 2018. You probably spent the first…

What will become of Christmas?

As the generations become less traditional and our country becomes more Godless, it makes me wonder what will become of Christmas? Will it ever be about anything other than commercialism, well wishes, and absolution? Without digging deep, most of us can agree that Jesus was not born on December 25th. And any adult in their…

My Nappy is Beautiful!

Congrats to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa for being crowned 2017 Miss Universe, but the real hero is Davina Bennett who broke the glass ceiling on what defines beauty. Davia Bennet won 2nd runner up in the 2017 Miss Universe pageant and she did it while rocking a… Af·ro (ˈafrō) noun a thick hairstyle with very…

Paying the Price

My grandmother use to say, “Michelle, do what’s right and always tell the truth. If you don’t, you can be sure that your sin will find you out.” As I sat and watched the pre-sentencing plea trial of former Olympic Team USA doctor for the sexual assault of seven young gymnasts girls, I can’t help…

Navigating Manhood

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Strong, knowledgeable, and surrounded by generations of wise men; this is how Proverbs 24 describes manhood. Unfortunately today’s man is defined by temporary trinkets,…

What Really Matters?

Red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world. You can’t be forty years old, raised in the south, have a Baptist grandmother and not know the tune to those words. It was the mantra of every Sunday school, but times have changed.  Today’s…

Social Overload

About a year ago  I took a social media hiatus. It wasn’t intentional…at first. But after a few months it became apparent that I had been in social media overload. Once I decided to reconnect I was careful to be more selective about my social media circle and after reading this, you should too. On…

Black Love!

It’s Fri-Yay and my favorite couple has been all over social media with a big announcement. Yes, Cory Hardict and Tia Mowery-Hardict are expecting their second child!  I fell in love with this couple after my husband and I sat and binge watched episodes of OWN’s Black Love. In their interview Cory and Tia shared…

The New Face of Diversity

“Having transgender people elected in public office means we’ll be able to make policies and direct conversations in ways that can ensure equity and fairness and justice for transgender people.” –Andrea Jenkins Okay church folks, you might need to sit down for this one! Andrea Jenkins made history this week as being the first African…

Christianity–Label or Lifestyle?

Can a Christian lose their salvation? How about just the label? According to Hip-Hop artist Lecrae, he does not want to be labeled as a Christian hip-hop artist…why not? He explained in an interview that he doesn’t want his music to come across as if it’s only for Christians. In another interview he said that…