I’ve recently begun walking. LOL! I just realized how that sounds. Let me start over. I’ve recently begun walking…for exercise. Sometimes it’s around my block. Other times, it’s on the treadmill. My walking time is also a time for devotion. I chat with Jesus. He tells me things. Mostly that He loves me and everything… Continue reading How Fast Do YOU Climb Your Mountains? Are We Missing What it Means to Grow?
Back in 2009, right after the release of my second novel, Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine, I was prompted to write a mission statement as part of a writing exercise. It was a way for me to define who I am–my purpose–as a writer, particularly in a publishing industry that loves to do… Continue reading My Mission/Vision as a Writer
Sometimes I don’t feel like smiling. I’m moody that way, I suppose. It’s not that I’m not happy. It’s not that there aren’t good things going on in my life. It’s not that I have something against those who smile often. There are just days that I don’t want to smile. Or laugh. Or jump… Continue reading Service With a Smile
The best books are written in such a way that the reader becomes totally engaged in the story. We identify with the characters. The plot is suspenseful. We laugh, cry or both. Such is life. Everyday we breathe, we write another page in our personal books of life, through every season or major event, more… Continue reading MyBrownBaby: The Greatest Ghostwriting Gig Ever
As of this writing, I’ve just finished watching the film, Twelve Years a Slave. Whew! I don’t know where to begin. I cry when I think about what my ancestors endured during this most heinous part of American History; history that is only 150 years removed from my life today (Note: that’s less time then… Continue reading 25 Years a Slave
God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says–‘I cannot stand anymore.’ God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. – Oswald Chambers I want to fly. Over the last few years,… Continue reading How Much Are We Willing to Stretch in What We Believe?
Sis. Toni and me. (My apologies for the graininess of these photos. Between the lighting and a cracked iPhone…well, this is what you get. 🙂 ) The three legendary laureates. A Selfie with Sonia (What?!) Yesterday evening was a defining moment for me as I had the wonderful opportunity to have dinner with Toni Morrison,… Continue reading Dinner with Greatness