"A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. He sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing...but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land." - Psalm 68:5 I remember when this verse came alive to me. I was sitting in church on Father's Day, …
Beautiful princess Heavenly queen Bride, you have met the King. You have won your crown. Wearing glory as your gown. We await His journey here. Our destination there. Or really, there again. Where there are no more tears. I see your face And the waters stream down my own Like the woman with the alabaster …
So much rain falls from above It feels as though I am swimming in the sky Above and below are now one Teacher, please don't pass me by
Black and white keys side by side So close they touch, but not competing In a melody mixed with discordant cries Indistinguishable from one another One song, one instrument Like the wailing in Ezra 3:12 The sound of celebration Over cries of desperation So intertwined they can't be deciphered from one another How long will your song overshadow our cry?
So I cut the straight off until all that was left was the real me in God's image.
It's no wonder why we say the perming leaves damage.
Then the curls can nourish back to health.
Taking shape, form and un-apologetically taking up space!
Unafraid to be different, noticed, worthy of being seen.
I ask, "Have I seen you somewhere before?"
I'd rather rehabilitate
than take the risk
that you don't have the capacity
to do that which is necessary
to love me the way I need to be
And while that means
that only one side bears the weight for now
I'll do my best to heal
Allow myself to feel
In order to yield
the growth I need to see within
while i wait.
Don't worry about me
I always land on two feet
Even when one of them is broken.
Jesus saw the cause of the woman at the well. He didn't separate her need for the Gospel from the past events of her life or the history of her people.He saw the cause of the crowds of 15,000. He saw that they were hungry and fed them. He didn't pray for them and tell them to be full (Jas 2). And through His actions, they fell in love with Him and they followed Him. They joined Him.Transformation, Love, Truth and Justice is a person named Jesus. "The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many" (Matthew 20:28). Then, He called us His friends and invited us to partner with Him. To be His hands and feet.
But women of color live every day acknowledging the pain with crystal-clear vision, keen olfaction, the most sensitive instincts wondering. And we wonder: "What if she was me?" Like an algebraic equation. If my life is x and supposedly means something to you, but you see nothing wrong with the society your ancestors wove together that brought her to her death + by definition, this wicked nation views our lives as interchangeable, and I could be substituted into her position at any moment...the solution is either my life means 0 to you or the math doesn't add up.
Marriage requires communication. TD Jakes said, "A wedding is instant, but it takes 30 years to have a marriage. By the time you have a marriage and truly read and understand your partner well, the kids are grown up and out of the house and you are alone with your spouse again." Marriage takes time …
Hello, 2021! We’re ready for you in a way we weren’t one year ago. We refuse to tolerate the same trauma, disrespect or confusion that we once knew. There are some things we’re never going back to again.
To lay down your life for your friends.
To lay down your life for your enemies.
What happens when I can tell the difference?
Then there's no more for me to see.
That's enough evidence for me.
I know what it's like to want to stay just for the good.
I know you want everything to turn out right, just the way it should
...but sometimes it won't.
Sometimes they just don't...
know how to love you 'cause they don't
know how to see you ' cause they don't
know how to hear you 'cause you can't
make them believe you.