‘I Go, To Prepare a Place for You’

“My VP looks like me!”  This chant of celebration and inspiration is one that I wholeheartedly embody.  It fills me with joy to recall that historic moment when Kamala Harris became Madame Vice President, setting a precedent of terminology and representation.  Equal jubilation and pride were felt when the first national youth poet laureate, Amanda … read more

Advent Meditation: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

: Psalm 79  •  Micah 4:1-5  •  Revelation 15:1-8  Life is not easy. Nor does it magically become easier when we become Christians. What does change is how we respond because we have promises of restoration, redemption, and salvation from God. This shifts our perspective from the problem, our exile experience, to God’s Word. Micah’s […]

Good Enough

I really wanted this blog to be GREAT!  I wanted to write something deep, profound, and reflective of the academic letters that come after my name.  As I sat down to reflect upon the time we are living in (which required even more quality time with my computer screen), I desired to share the set […]

The Power of Your Vote

The Importance of the Vote One consistent reality championed throughout the history of elections in America has been the importance of voting. The experience of voting and opportunity to vote has shifted over time. Voting has gone from a right only available to the privileged to the hard-won right and pride of newly registered […]

To Forgive or Not to Forgive: That is Our Question

What does it take to forgive?  I know as good Christians that we are supposed to forgive.  But, exactly how do we do that when our thoughts and feelings engage in stubborn refusal?  Everett Worthington describes forgiveness as having two steps: decisional forgiveness and emotional forgiveness.  To achieve decisional forgiveness all you need to do is […]

To Be Black in America Today: The Labels We Carry

The Labels We Carry As human beings we naturally categorize and label things in order to understand them.  Young children in the process of learning language will learn that a ‘car’ has wheels and for a while anything with wheels is labeled a ‘car,’ whether it is a firetruck, bus, or bike.  This is a […]

Peace Be Still

  What is peace?   When you are looking for peace in the middle of a hectic day, what exactly are you looking for?  Is it a moment of quiet, a sense of calm, an experience of stillness… or are you looking for a way out, a solution to a problem that will give you […]

What Now?

Life Happens Something happens in life (whether good or bad) and often the next logical question is: What now?  This immediate thought regarding what is next rushes in, many times giving little time to fully experience the moment. The What Now in Good Life Experiences In good life experiences we may have worked hard and […]


Psalm 119:49-72; Isaiah 9:8-17; Mark 1:1-8   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: Dr. Awa Jangha, Advent Meditation   “Someone is coming who is greater than I am” John says. John the Baptist did some pretty amazing things in his life. As an authentic soul he spoke truth, lived simply, and walked […]

The Ministry of Presence

What does it mean to be present? I have been seriously considering this question in light of the amount of things that can quickly compete for our time and attention. We live in a culture that advocates the action of multitasking with an emphasis on doing things expediently so that more can be done and […]