Seeing Color


July 17, 2018

There are revivals happening all over the world – in Africa, in Asia, in South America; grass roots revivals reminiscent of the first century church; starting in back alleys, shanty towns, in poorly lit rooms, and in nondescript homes. The spirit of the Lord is moving,...

June 11, 2018

As a child growing up in Virginia Beach, VA, I never really thought about my name, it was essentially just how people identified me.  In the A.M.E. church my family attended and raised me in, there were several other girls that had the same name as me spelled different...

June 4, 2018

A few weeks ago, I took the MegaBus early on a Saturday morning from DC’s Union Station to New York City for a reading I was giving from my new poetry collection, Strange Children. I got there about 45 minutes early because this was my first time on MegaBus and I wante...

When I had to remove a splinter from my daughter's finger for the first time, I googled it. 
When I needed to know what day of the week Memorial Day fell on last year, I googled it. 
When I craved a recipe for Chicken Parmesan? I googled it. 

We live in a Google socie...

I woke up the other day thinking I needed to look up the word "acumen". Not at all certain what it meant, but knowing the root was probably 'acute', I realized that today, like many other days, my (God)Daddy was playing a game of 'hide-and-go-seek' with me. You see, Hi...

April 10, 2018

Whatever one’s faith background, I would venture to believe that most people have heard of this Biblical statement: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength, and likewise, love your neighbor as yourself.”  (Mark 12:30-31) 

Jesus very st...

April 2, 2018

Squinting her eyes and leaning in close to the side of my face, she took her little pointer finger and jabbed it into my cheekbone. 


"Mama, what's that?" She now started to scratch the skin on my cheek. "You should wash your face."

"Oh. It's probably a mole....

March 12, 2018

Wake up, eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, comb hair, shoes on, out the door. That’s how the morning should go, but as any parent knows there are always delays, changes of plan, and minor emergencies in-between each step.

We’re an adoptive family, and I’m an at-h...

March 5, 2018

"Always think of your audience not for your audience." -Mo Willems

We were going on day 19 of reading Anna Loves Elsa, a gripping tale about why Frozen’s Anna and Elsa characters aren't just sisters--they're best friends (can you sense my sarcasm). The board book comes...

February 20, 2018

The other day I observed my 3 year old son eating “non-conventional” food with his hands. I believe it was rice and beans to be exact. “Use your fork!” was at the tip of my tongue but then I refrained myself from speaking as I remembered a statement I had recently hear...

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