Year 58: An Introvert’s Yes to The Splendor of Purpose

I am dancing into 58 years. They have been introspectively beautiful to me. I have learned to appreciate this introverted Black American female who finds her soul’s fulfillment in Black American culture and spirituality. I am waltzing into my purpose. Fifty-eight is beautiful; it’s restful; I hear my sister, “be an active learner.” Let knowledge drizzle over you. Sit quietly and watch life’s movie; let the text talk. You: listen.

Let’s Not Forget Charleston: “The Heavenly Cloud of Nine Witnesses” Are Calling for “Action-Oriented Sympathy”

  This evening I inhale the gift of celestial grace bestowed upon the nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church: Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson. The devil-driven gunman who killed these nine members of the…

Five Kernels of Corn: A Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanks Lord. During this year’s dinner, you took me “undercover.” I thought I was going to a Thanksgiving dinner with friends; however, you gave me the unmerited grace of a blessing grounded in the meaning of five kernels of corn. Lord, you saw that I needed the five-corn-kernels to carry around with me in 2016 as a reminder of your blessings, your gift of beautiful grace.

“Stepping Out of Silence”: A Good-by@ Hello Moment

This afternoon I distill the silence around me as I reflect on a senior citizen celebration at the Oakwood University Church on the campus of Oakwood University on Saturday, July 25, 2015. That Saturday was, for me, one of those “Good by @ Hello” moments. Metaphorically speaking, a “Good-by @ Hello” moment is a flash…

Conversation with My Open Heaven GOD

My open heaven GOD spoke a word of revelation to me that California Sunday as I walked the beach. Today my prayer is this: GOD as I speak, pray, and listen to YOU, help me to trust and believe YOU. Help me to employ the measure of WOW FAITH YOU bequeath to me daily. Thank you LORD for giving me the sand upon which to feel my feet, the ocean water to cool my feet, and the heaven that pours out restorative revelations through the beautiful mind you have given me: AMEN and WOW!

Dr. Cone: “The Cross And The Lynching Tree”–A Gift to Social Thought

If there is a concept that helps to move the conversation concerning race in America forward, it is presented in this lecture on the “Cross and The Lynching Tree”  by Dr. Cone. This lecture is a fortitudinous gift to American social, political, religious, and cultural thought. Thanks Dr. Cone; your work is giving me the…