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Yank it Up by the Root: Why American Christianity [As We Know It] Must Die

I love to garden. It’s my happy place. There’s something grounding about putting my hands in the soil—it can change my whole day for the better. There’s also something that emboldens my faith when I think about the trust it takes for me to put a seed down in April and expect a harvest in… Continue reading Yank it Up by the Root: Why American Christianity [As We Know It] Must Die

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Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)

Every other day I hear folks talking about the importance of being present. There are hundreds of mindfulness books written and published including the one I’m currently reading called the The Mindfulness Habit.  The author hit me over the head with this: “We create our own stress when we time travel.” She goes on to… Continue reading Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)

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All [Black] Writing is Revolutionary?

Any time a writer takes the courageous step to tell a story (fiction or non-fiction), it’s a revolutionary act. It’s an act of exposure. For writers or color, I think this is especially true. If we consider revolution to be about overhauling a culture or society or overturning the systems that hinder a culture or… Continue reading All [Black] Writing is Revolutionary?