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If Not Now, When?

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.

What If She Was Me?

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.

Better Than Sex-less: The Wait on This Side of Singleness

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 …

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It’s Okay to Walk Away

A Poem. It's okay to leave somebody...when you're past the honeymoon phase. It's okay to leave somebody...when respect only goes one way. It's okay to leave somebody...then just fold your hands and pray... That they'll treat the next someone right...and won't chase them away. . It's okay to leave somebody...who could never love you well. …

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Discarded Yet Chosen

It calls to mind Lamentations 3:19-26, 31-33. The author begins “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope” (Lam.3:19-21) The writer goes on to describe how the Lord’s great love is the only thing standing between us and despair. “He is good to those whose hope is in Him…men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love. For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men” (Lam. 3:21-24, 31-33). As I think about His Word, I reflect on who we see being “cast off” in our midst right now.

As Seasons Change

Scripture commands us to love God and love our neighbor. To look after the distressed and dejected and to stay pure. We don’t have to compromise. We can respect our leaders AND demand truth, integrity and justice— a justice that punishes evil and praises good. We can hold our leadership accountable for harming their constituents, because this is how we love our neighbor well. We can do good through peaceful, gracious opposition to make progress for honorable causes. And righteous motives will silence those who question our intent, when their own motives are unclear or misguided.