"A Strong Black Woman" - Reflections on Feminism and Womanhood

“What do you want to do...be like Jasmine? She’s just a teacher; she makes…


Singleness and Handling a Trivial Pursuit

"You'll be okay. You just have to learn that you’re worth more than settling on…


The Reluctant Idols: Reflections of a Bride-To-Be

I'm getting married in 78 days.Most of the time, that reality hasn't fully…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 8- A Difficult Pursuit)

Houston, Texas, the fourth (soon to be third) largest city in U.S., recently…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 7 - His Bride)

“Oh, your dad’s a pastor?” he asked. “Is it a missionary Baptist church?”I…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter Six - Growing Together in Christ)

Last summer, I went to a classical education conference in Moscow, Idaho.Now,…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 5 - Different But The Same)

“How many kids are in your family?”I always brace myself for the shocked…


Story-Living: Reflections on Maya Angelou

I folded myself into the comfortable kitchen chair, legs dangling, head…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 4 - God's Provision of Diversity)

In Chapter 4 of United, Trillia talks about how the Lord answered her prayers…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 3 - Longing for Diversity)

I remember the first time my mom ever had my brother and I sit down and watch…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 2 - My White Church)

I grew up in predominately white congregations and classrooms before becoming a…


United: A Book Discussion (Chapter 1 - My New Identity)

“You don’t even act black.”In United Trillia shares that, as a teen, she was…


United: A Book Discussion (Introduction)

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was Rogers and Hammerstein’s…


United: A Book Discussion with Jasmine Baucham

Revelation 5:19 talks about the great multitude of heaven, painting a beautiful…


By Us, About Us: Reflections on 12 Years a Slave and Literature

I remember the first time I ever realized that a story could center around…


Why You Simply Can't Love Me for Me

Pop threw up his hands in disgust, prompted by the third Valentine's Day movie…


4 Things the GRAMMYs Taught Me About Marriage

The right wing conservatives think it's a decision/ And you can be cured with…


A Dream Bigger than Dr. King's

I can't read it without my heart picking up its pace, my ears pulsing with the…


Chasing God: An Interview with Joseph Solomon

The first thing you would probably notice about Joseph Solomon is that he’s…


Chestnut Girl: Reflections on Being a 'Dark Girl'

Several years ago, a friend of mine asked me for my opinion on a fiction…