Hey there! I'm still alive y'all! Lol!! But as you can see nothing much has gone on in this space for over a year. I'm slowly rising out of that stuck-can't-find-the-words-or-time-to-write-ashes and finding grace and space to yes-once again-begin again. Cause that's what writers, dreamers, and creatives do. We are the essence of the "turning … Continue reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION-New Website Coming Soon!!
I am not much of a gardener, but I am a professional "hope-planter". The challenge has been most of this getting in the dirt, digging up rocks, preparing soul for living- has been for others-not for me. I do not say this for you to pity me. I say this in knowing the truth about … Continue reading Planting Down Hope In Hard Places (On The Importance of Turning Over)
What if you were the only one left to tell their story? Present and younger generations depending on you to help ground their tender roots of promise, hope and identity. Elders weary and worn tell you, "it's now time for you to lead the way." What if the place you knew as "home" was instantly … Continue reading The Art of Remnant Keeping
(Click the link below to hear the full the video behind me) http:////vimeo.com/152132622 Holy One word, large enough To be inked in Gold Letters Sacred Treasures, Thin-Written-Paper-Prescriptions Bond Tightly Together His timeless Love Letter. Holy Drips off Angels Lips Like morning dew Purified, uncontaminated praise Collected in chorus being raised 24 Hours-365 days X eternity.... … Continue reading In Search Of The Holy One’s
Burning bushes have been speaking to me lately. As cold winds of regret whisper quietly in my ear... "You're not enough". "It's too late for you." "Stop dreaming about more." And today I decided I'm tired of "shoulding" on myself. Heared that term years ago from my Big Sis Meg. And as much as I'd … Continue reading No More “Shoulding”On Myself
Hey Fam. I'm still here! Just haven't ...been here... I've been chasing down my summer-(is it really over) and winking at Fall. Changing seasons has always been hard for me. I know it's October, but I'm still flip-flopping through my memories of summer-trying to contain them all like grains of sand in my hand. There have … Continue reading A Time to Blog And a Time to Be
(Please excuse any and all typos-Conference starts in 30 minutes and I am still in PJ's across the street!-more to come) I only had 24 hours left before I needed to get on the plane. Unbeknown to me God had two lessons to teach me before touching down in Chi-Town. And I still needed to … Continue reading Chicago Departure-When A Poet Can’t Find A Verse
It's quite painful to keep holding your truth inside. "I think I have emotional and creative constipation." Laughingly, I told my Twin Cuzin Alisha last night. As a loud chuckle rolled out deep from my belly a piece of my heart sank. You see for the past 3 weeks I have been storing up … Continue reading When You Have A Case of Creative Constipation
( Reflection of Palm Sunday) New shoots of green life I wave at His feet Pushing past the dirt of my own humanity I lift high my hands to worship. New hope of redemption I plea for your Majesty "Just one more touch?" As you pass my way The robe of your Glory Wraps … Continue reading Ascension
So folks keep asking me- why do you observe Lent?And two and a half weeks into this journey, I'm asking myself the same question.Tweeking For CrutchesSocial media, sugar and success are what I am seriously salivating for right now. These three crutches-I've known for awhile-are my "go to's". Quick fixes that give me fast highs and … Continue reading Day 15ish-So Why Lent?