Posts in category "Spirituality"

Christians and the same-sex marriage ruling

Christians and the same-sex marriage ruling
At the expense of being asked to step out of leadership at my church, or who knows what else, I’m going to voice my opinion on the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.  I want to say that it “amazes me” how close-minded people are, but that would not be true because I don’t find... Read more »

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received
My life almost thirty years ago now today almost seems unreal. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the woman I am now was the young, naive girl I was then. When I think of my childhood of happy moments playing in my backyard laying in the grass watching the clouds pass by, I... Read more »

From domestic violence to DePaul University graduate--it was the day that changed my life.

From domestic violence to DePaul University graduate--it was the day that changed my life.
Today is a foggy day in Chicago. And whenever that happens, I can’t help but remember the day I’ll never forget. We all have that one day when something so magnificent, so marvelous, so mind-blowing happens that you know you will never forget it. Well, mine wasn’t the first two. Mine was awful. It was... Read more »
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Heal your heart, practice forgiveness

Heal your heart, practice forgiveness
Recently a dear friend betrayed me by creating all kinds of chaos, drama, and distrust within my family.  As a mom of six daughters, that’s not too difficult to do with our feelings as fragile and frayed as our skirts and dresses. A peaceful, pleasant, family occasion turned ugly with people using “fighting words” which,... Read more »

Faith and fitness, the perfect blend

Faith and fitness, the perfect blend
You can train the body, and you can do exercises for your mind. But, what I’ve found is that faith and fitness is the perfect blend. I didn’t always emphasize the spiritual aspect of diet, nutrition, and exercise. I mean, I loved God, but my focus on my “spirit man” was like a mint the... Read more »

Did you know there is a $68 million church on the South Side of Chicago?

Did you know there is a $68 million church on the South Side of Chicago?
You may not know or believe it, but there is actually a $68 million state-of-the-art facility and church in the West Pullman area on the South Side of Chicago! You may be like me and never even knew such a place existed, but it’s true, and it’s real, and it’s beautiful, and now I’m even... Read more »
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Black people are making me sick

Black people are making me sick
I am sorry to say it. And I feel bad having to write these words. But I must let it out. I can’t take it anymore. I have to get it out because I can’t take it! Black people are making me sick! Okay, let me clarify this because I know these are powerful words coming... Read more »

PBS series "The African Americans" honors veterans of the past

PBS series "The African Americans" honors veterans of the past
When my mother told me to watch Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS series “The African Americans,” I didn’t realize I would be learning about African American veterans. Today of all days, is a day to honor them.  But my words seem so insignificant and trivial in comparison to the risks our ancestors made in order... Read more »

Reality TV: Is it all scripted crap and nonsense?

Reality TV: Is it all scripted crap and nonsense?
As someone with zero interest in reality programs, I was elated when I saw that “Preachers of LA” was airing. I thought, for once, there will be something positive and inspiring that literally shows the heart and soul of life outside of the pulpit of anointed, powerful men of God. And what better men to show... Read more »
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Mom of 6 responds to Maria Kang

Mom of 6 responds to Maria Kang
Dear Maria Kang, I sat in the background and watched this debacle unfold about your picture on Facebook and felt it was high time I respond to you. So let’s just cut the chase and get right to the point because here is what I want to say to you: YOU GO GIRL!I can’t believe that women, people,... Read more »
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