Dear Jephthah’s Daughter

Dear Jephthah’s Daughter [[Based on a True Story: Judges 11:29-40]] You have one of the most painful narratives to read, think, and talk about. This tragedy is never talked about. People don’t preach on it. Vows is something that we should never break, matrimonial vows and vows made to God. Unfortunately, your father made a... Continue Reading →

Dear Eve

Dear Eve “If God said, ‘No’ then no it is.” [[Based on a True Story: Genesis]] Dear Eve, You are the bona fide First Lady, first woman ever - God’s objective and prototype for women. We are all a replicas of you. Being that you are the truest first lady, you became the first wife,... Continue Reading →

Dear Jarius’ Daughter

Dear Jarius’ Daughter “Send the mockers out. Even when death shows up, wait” [[Based on a True Story: Matthew 9:18–26, Mark 5:21-43, Luke 8:40–56 ]]   Dear Jarius’ Daughter, Not many narratives are duplicated in the bible. Au contraire, yours was on three different accounts. Each reporter tells their own rendition of what they saw... Continue Reading →

Dear Gomer

Dear Gomer “Your past doesn’t define you.” [[Based on a True Story: Book of Hosea]]   Dear Gomer, You have a secret… a secret that ironically everyone knows about. You are probably wondering if you are the only one with this little secret. You are not and those who do rarely admit as much. There... Continue Reading →

Dear Lot’s Wife

Dear Lot’s Wife - “Move on.” [[Based on a True Story: Genesis 19]]   Dear Lot’s Wife, Why did you look back? Often when we hear of people looking back it is to make sure they didn’t leave anything of value behind. What were you regretting of leaving behind? What’s the secret? A lover? A... Continue Reading →

Dear Leah

Dear Leah “Don’t sell yourself short to be loved.” [[Based on a True Story: Genesis 29]] Dear Leah, They call you the “ugly one” because of a scar, a blemish, a lisp, rough skin, cockeyed… Stigmatized, marginalized, disenfranchised… forever. No one found you attractive. Even your father pitied you to the point he gave you... Continue Reading →

Dear Orpah

Dear Orpah “Never apologize for Choosing You.” [[Based on a True Story: Ruth 1:1-14]] People have a way of making others feel so guilty for not doing a noble act. Be a little patient and further down the line, catch these people wearing your shoes take the same steps you took. Hey! You did what... Continue Reading →

Dear Woman Caught in Adultery

Dear Woman Caught in Adultery “You’re past is expired. You’re forgiven” [[Based on a True Story: John 8:1-11]] Dear Woman Caught in Adultery, The buzz is that you were sleeping around with a man. They poked and poked until they found it. Catching you in the act was seemingly the direct evidence they needed to... Continue Reading →

Dear Widow of Zarephath

Dear Widow of Zarephath “It may be difficult or seems impossible for you but do it anyway.” [[Based on a True Story: 1 Kings 17:8-16]] Dear Widow of Zarephath, I certainly had to take in why God had to use you to feed Elijah. You, being that you are a widow, with a little child... Continue Reading →

Get out of her Uterus

“Get out of my pussy” is the title of one of the chapters of Gabrielle Union’s book, “We’re going to need more Wine.” In this chapter she vulnerably opens up about a wound that she had for a very long time, the infertility wound. She had eight or nine miscarriages. That’s enough pain for eight... Continue Reading →

Prayer Works, Always!

Contrary to popular belief, prayer works. Always has and always will. This is not my first blog post about prayer. I’m sure this won’t be the last, due to its importance, advantages and even its misconception. I was conversing with someone recently and they questioned the potency of prayer. This conversation sparked this post. I’ve... Continue Reading →

Dear Breast Cancer

Dear Breast Cancer, Meaning that this is my first time ever talking to you maybe this letter should be more welcoming and friendly. But, I can’t find it in me to be nice or cordial to you. You suck! Like, big time. The dictionary doesn’t have enough negative adjectives to describe you. You’re aggressive. You... Continue Reading →

Gorgeous Without It

I nearly had a nervous breakdown the other day. I took a picture on my phone, it came out really nice. I wanted to post it on Instagram but I had a little reservation. I had way too many flaws. My skin looked rough and tough. I could see the uneven skin texture. I was... Continue Reading →

Celebrate Yourself

I was talking to my baby brother the other day and he said, “I don’t think I’ve ever said this to you before, but I am proud of you. You’ve accomplished so much.” These words meant so much to me. I never actually took time to appreciate or celebrate my accomplishments. The delays, hurdles, self-disappointments,... Continue Reading →

Healing for a Grieving Friend

When someone loses a loved one, there is but a few words that you can give to comfort them. When someone loses a 9 month old baby there is absolutely nothing that brings comfort. There are no answers for any of their questions. There is nothing left but turmoil, barrenness and pain. That is where... Continue Reading →

Run – No Excuse for Domestic Violence

One of fondest memories I have of my mom is when we used to spend our whole Saturday watching Lifetime movies. What captivated us and kept us watching were the “based on a true story” tagline that introduced majority of the movies. One of the movies we watched was “A Cry for Help: The Tracey... Continue Reading →

The Hardest Thing for People To Do

The Hardest Thing for People To Do It’s not love. It’s not remembering. It’s not being kind. It’s not being patient. It’s not saying, "I'm sorry." But it is Forgiving!!! Have you ever held a grudge? Are you currently holding one? More often than not, I hear stories of victims refusing to grant pardon to... Continue Reading →

Dear Innermy

Why do you listen to what people say about you? Whether they are true or false? Their words don’t validate you. They don’t pay your bills and they definitely did not endure nail-pierced hands for you. Don’t you know that when you heed to the naysayers, you are weakening your supernatural powers? Negative people and... Continue Reading →

Broken Crayons

“We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same.” Trent Shelton Having something of value break is quite a familiar experience to many. Whether it’s a broken plate, an iPhone screen, an umbrella or a broken “self.” Anything that is broken is rarely suited to fulfill its function.... Continue Reading →

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