Bloody Self-Acceptance

A couple of months ago, I watched a video by Sorelle Amore where she did an exercise in self-acceptance. The exercise seemed simple enough. You stand in front of a mirror naked for an allotted amount of time and simply observe your body without making any judgements or opinions about it. Just observe. After having…

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Facing Fears and Failures

It is quite clear to most in my life that I have been severely demotivated of late. Content-creation and creativity have been absent on all my social media platforms, my intentionality in health and wellness have decreased, and this past week I received an email from my school saying that I have been put on…

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“Re”calling

Maybe you can relate to this one. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God led you to something; that it was your calling? How about this: have you ever been all-in fully committed to that calling and God came in and led you to something…

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Places and Faces

Here. Here I sit in a Starbuck on the corner of 18th and Columbia, nestled between Lanier Heights and Adams Morgan. In Roanoke, I’m just another face in the crowd. Here, I’m not even sure that I’m that. When I decided to come up to D.C. for the weekend, I told people I wanted to…

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Rollercoaster

Nine months ago I walked out the door of my home in Kansas City for the last time. With my stuff packed up into a trailer, I departed from the best job of my life and took off into the unknown. Why did I leave? Over time, I found myself growing more and more unhealthy.…

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“Not for Me.”

How many times have you found yourself falling just shy of acquiring a really great opportunity? Like a sale that had ended right before your laptop broke down; a car that sold the day before you are able to buy it? Just a few months ago, I missed an awesome job by a matter of days. DAYS!…

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From the Lips of Divinity.

Cheezy Christian phrases are available daily BOGO free, and you don’t have to go far to find them. When I lived in Kansas City, there was a man who would talk to me about “receiving kisses from God,” and it always made me feel uncomfortable. It was a phrase that was too intimate and too…

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Through Dark Days

“The Lord gives…” Wait, don’t stop. Say it all. Say it clear. “The Lord gives…” Televangelists flapping their money makers to tell the sexy side of the story, “The Lord gives…” Can you finish the tearful truth? “The Lord…” Come on. You got it. Let the truth scratch up your esophagus. “The Lord…takes away” These…

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The St. Louie Uee

“ Ya know something I learned about driving in St. Louis is that people tend to make a U-Turn wherever the hell they want!” My friend Murray and I had recently moved to St. Louis and after living here for about two years we are beginning to fit into the fast-paced culture or maybe it’s…

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When the Sun Turned Black

As a ginger, I have engaged in a lifelong war with UV rays. I love the heat of the Sun, yet I am subjected to suffering for my love of light. I used to say a joke to my friends whenever the topic of sunburn was brought up. “Glory to the day God turns the…

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