The Redemptive Story of Jordan and Jessica

A few weeks ago, a new friend, Justin Fosu-Jones, introduced me to the story of…


Chestnut Girl: Reflections on Being a 'Dark Girl'

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


When Hair Becomes a Heart Issue

I named my hair Wild Mike.And that's what we call him, whether he's been…


On Loving Well Before Love Comes

Learn to love whether marriage is in view or not. "Look, I can testify about…


When Father's Day Hurts

What do you do when Father’s day hurts?  What happens when our view of God is…


Why War Stories Inspire Womanhood

[I approach speaking of war imagery with sobriety, knowing that many people…


The Dividing Wall of Hostility

Double Consciousness“There’s a way you act at home and a way you act at…


From An Orphan to Adoption into God's Family

By the age of 12, I had lost my mother and father to the AIDS virus in Uganda.…


Motherhood, Untimely Born

by Karen Ellis, Regular ContributorA curious command and promise opens Isaiah…


Excerpts from Manhood Restored: What Killed Manhood? Part 1

Recently, Pastor Eric Mason released his new book entitled Manhood Restored:…