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For Jesus And For The Culture. . .Being Black, Christian and a Millennial In America

I don’t want to go to Church.

I don’t want to go to Church.

There’s a saying in AA that goes “ the best time to go to a meeting is two times: when you want to and when you don’t want to”. The implication being that you need to show up and sit your butt in the chair, regardless.   Nowadays, I find myself reluctant to go to...

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Begin now, Begin again

I took the February Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The whole process was really exciting and overwhelming. I self-studied and then took an intensive course. It was no joke. Just because God guides you towards a field and a harvest doesn't mean he isn't going to...

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Wisdom

Wisdom

Dear Reader, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5(ESV) I don't like advice. I will not ask for help in hell or high water. I will accept help if you volunteer it but it's...

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New Year, New You… NOT.

Dear Reader, I am certain you are familiar with the concept of "New Year, New You" or "New Year's Resolutions". The idea of having a fresh start is really something I am for. I'm all for doing new things. However, I am very aware that just because it's a New Year,...

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God is still Good.

God is still Good.

Dear Reader,   My grandmother died on December 6 ( her birthday) . My father had heart surgery a day or two after. My uncle had to go to ER. My other uncle had a stroke shortly before my grandmother's death.  My family gathered to mourn my grandmother's loss....

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Looking for Jesus in The Old Testament

I had a conversation a few months ago with a Christian friend of mine. She came to me because she felt wounded or as we, millennials, like to say "She felt some type of way" about the passages she had been reading in the Bible. I knew exactly what she meant. The rape...

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The Word at the Beginning

The Word at the Beginning

This advent season, my church is focusing their time on Genesis. We began with Genesis 1 and the beginning. There were a ton of good points made. I especially liked the notable quotes from Robert Madu: “Willpower is not real power”, “God can create something out of...

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The Advent Season

Dear Reader, I have a lack of impulse control and some patience issues. These are made even more evident during the Christmas season. For example: I go buy one gift and end up with five per person. It's a problem. And don't get me started on waiting on lines. I will...

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Tailor-Made

So I'm reading one of the YouVersion Bible App's plans (the one called Tailored Dreams), and Day 3 kicked me in the face. Not literally, of course. I cannot really accurately describe how it kicked me in the face so I will just paste the devotional content below in...

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Worship, a poem

  There is a cathedral inside my purse church bells sounding in my neural pathways hallelujahs just underneath my tongue   my heels shout amen my toes say glory my knees creak with the groanings of the holy spirit and on church days   People look at me...

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Beauty

Beauty is a rough topic among millennial women. Even my close friends struggle between the two extremes: eating too much, or eating too little. I have two friends with life-threatening eating disorders so I try very hard to not comment on anyone’s appearance. A “wow,...

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Rest

Rest

"Take less action", she said. I looked at her like she had three heads. I'm asking "what should I do about this situation?". She answered " Take less action". I'm a doer. I will agonize, contemplate and try to figure things out. I will be up at 3am googling solutions....

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The myth of Millenial- Flight?

I've noticed that there is a ton of Christian blogs discussing millennials. It is hilarious to me because most of these article authors assume that there is some sort of mass exodus of millennial happening in the church. It's a heated panicked discussion of "how do we...

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#metoo

If you've been around social media, you have seen this hashtag. It is to spread awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment.  As a woman of color, living in America, I always wondered if my experiences of sexual violence were unique to me. Yes,...

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I am no victim

Dear Reader, I have been listening to this Kristen Dimarco song for more than a week, every single day. The first time I heard it, I sobbed. I was hysterical because I wanted to believe the words but I just couldn't. Now, it seems like the more I listen to it, the...

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