Maya Angelou

Beautiful Maya via Don’t shoot the messenger! Hey, I’m just the messenger! A flippant yet poignant phrase, no?  The implication that someone is bringing a message of some sort to me from someone else, carrying it like a box of unsteady explosives or a barrel of chocolates.  The medium is superfluous, the messenger simply has […]

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Lord, may I be willing to love. Let me be willing to sacrifice, truly sacrifice for others. Make me willing to set down my false self. Make me willing to see myself: the despicable and the beautiful. Let me be willing to own each and every loved nook and cranny. Make me willing to to […]

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I love to fly. I love the feeling of heading off to an airport, ripe with possibilities. I love the feeling of boarding on an airplane, except of course when boarding outside in the snow, in 2 degrees Farenheight. Even though most of the world flies, it makes me feel ‘special,’ ‘privileged.’ I love the […]

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Truth feels like it’s not so easy to come by these days.  Not from the new people in my life, the one’s whose motives I’m constantly questioning.  Certainly not from Twitter, Vaguebooking and the cynicism of the interwebs. Nowadays, I feel like I have to know someone -living, breathing in my face- for me to […]

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All I think when I hear the word ‘worship’ is negative.  I don’t like this word.  Confession: when I saw it was the theme of this weeks #FmFParty I cringed a little. On the one hand I hear… …crazy Christians worshipping Jesus.  Jesus.  As if that’s a thing. …Sunday morning worship where a bunch of […]

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titanic tweet

I was particularly struck a few years ago when Heavy D unexpectedly passed away.  Call me morbid, but I generally head straight to Twitter after the death of a celeb to check out their last tweet.  Heavy’s last tweet was simple, “BE INSPIRED!”  If you follow me on Instagram you know I often write #StayInspired as […]

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praying for a dream

I am overwhelmed by those who don’t belong… …especially the ones who “don’t belong” with the ones like me…the ones whose clothes and holey shoes tell a story. You’ve felt it before too right?  Ever been to a neighborhood where everyone looks the same but you?  It may not even be the skin color that […]

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English Mansion

I’m in a season of rest with the Lord.  A season of grace with the Lord.  Joy.  Like yesterday, I’ll be writing about quiet times for the next few posts, in part because of how much I’m enjoying my time in the Word & prayer in the early morning.  I’ve even surprised my self that […]

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