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  • The Stapler

    The pandemic economy had hit them harder than expected. Jane was a sous chef at an upscale restaurant. She was on track to being promoted to executive chef. Bill was in middle management at a major clothing retail chain. When both businesses closed in year one of the pandemic, they had just purchased their first […]

  • It’s a Love Thing

    Let’s be honest, love is sometimes hard. I was reminded of this recently when someone close to me was determined to keep me stuck in the past. In all fairness, she was hurt from this event as much as I was. However, a few years ago, I decided to face the past and let it […]

  • Moving from Good to Great

    When I was walking around New York City in 2004, trying to be a writer and find my big break, God spoke and said, I’m requiring more of you. I was so determined to be like my literary sheroes and heroes that I had forgotten the call on my life, to honor God with the […]

  • The Potter’s Hands

    Do you remember the first time you went to the salon or barber? If not, do you have an early memory of getting your hair done? One of my first memories was as a pre-teen. I had decided that I no longer wanted pigtails and braid styles. My grandaunt took me to her best friend’s […]

  • End Zone after the Fumble

    A devotional that I read this morning gave me pause and made me wonder, “Have I ever denied Christ in public? Have I ever done what Peter did in any way, shape, or form when he denied Christ?” After some thought and consideration, I was able to affirm that I’d never denied Christ – in […]

  • It’s About Time

    Traditionally, I set my goals and review my vision throughout the month of January instead of trying to get everything in place by January 1. I like to linger in the feeling of the New Year as long as I can. Over the years, I realized that it made my year a whole lot better. […]

  • God’s Misfits

    Last night, I watched the 1964 classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It is my favorite Christmas movie. One of the things I like most about Rudolph is the fact that it took a village to raise him.  As a reminder, Rudolph is born with a peculiar red glowing nose. Everyone, including his father, has an issue […]

  • Un-Break My Heart

    The last time I lived in Georgia, several things happened. I developed a skin condition vitiligo; my high school sweetheart tracked me down and broke my heart a second time; a new boyfriend abused and almost killed me; and my relationship with my Mom hit an all-time low. Needless to say, I didn’t want to […]

  • Fuel for the Journey

    The holidays are upon us and with it two major things – shopping and gatherings. Both involve interactions with other people. For some, as soon as the holiday music begins to play, they are filled with cheer and excitement. For some, the opposite holds true. For some, the pandemic provided a needed break from holiday […]

  • Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving

    This past weekend, I did a thing. I finally moved my stuff to Georgia. My family and I got on the road at 3:00 am on Friday morning, drove to Washington DC, packed up a 15-foot U-Haul, drove to my new home, drove two hours back to my mom’s house, got up on Sunday morning, […]