This is the 3rd Interview for A Series of Stories Exploring Black and Brown Perspectives on Work and its Worth. — When Ricardo tells me, “I don’t need a pulpit at work because everywhere is the pulpit,” I’m inclined to believe him. He’s the only person I know that can use chicken and the gospel […]
I met Samantha in the ninth grade. I believe the term we used to describe our friendship then was “batty and bench.” Years later, she was a bridesmaid (and sang) at my wedding. She was also in the room when my first son was born. From the time I’ve known her, she’s always tried to […]
I am honored that my friends and colleagues across multiple industries have trusted me with their stories and have graciously allowed me to share them. I hope their varied journeys, motivations, struggles, disappointments, hopes, and practical advice help us grow as believers, provide insight, comfort, and stir hope in God. But first, here’s a bit […]
We learn to think differently & holistically about God and the world when we consider the experiences and opinions of others.
As I get older, I am increasingly aware of the impact my beliefs, decisions, habits, and character have on my life and those around me, especially my husband and children. The celebration of various historical figures throughout Black History Month has caused me to ask what history would say about me individually and about us […]
Based on some online comments, I expected to see a film where “white guilt” was pushed by excessive imagery of ethnic (racial) conflict and confrontation, punctuated with very brash and emotional statements about racism. I must also mention that I was not very familiar with James Baldwin previous to hearing about this film. I Am […]
Because of the private nature of sexuality in marriage, sexual intimacy is rarely discussed in the church in a joint public forum that addresses its nuances appropriately, but honestly for the married and singles. As a result, we often adopt a shallow view of what sexual intimacy is.
As a black woman, I was deeply moved by Hidden Figures. I am not usually one for crying. I didn’t even cry at my own wedding! I know it sounds horrible, but I’m sure my husband forgives me. I did, however, tear up on more than one occasion as I watched Hidden Figures on my […]
In this piece, Chris Ann highlights the undue weight placed on home ownership, and argues against it being wielded as a symbol of status, success, good investment and identity, especially in the black Christian community. Our identity is in Christ alone, not in acquiring a property. We should look forward to our Heavenly home and seek daily to find our identity in Christ alone.
For the past few years, I observed the evils of subtle comparison impact the devotional lives of many Christians. Often, ineffective time management combined with a demanding work environment can lead to a lack of devotional time with the Lord and discouragement. Moreover, for some, a feeling of inferiority to those in ministry or ministry-related jobs may […]