Today I started my new job as a Program Director for a local nonprofit. It was fabulous. There are many aspects of this position I know I’m going to love including getting to train several non-profit Boards in volunteer management & volunteer recruitment. It’s amazingly up my alley. Thank. You. God. So. I guess Ima’ […]
Letting the Stupid Little Ni**er Go
Jesus, stripping, blow jobs and Gospel Music
I’m back y’all! I can’t wait to share more of what this little 6 week break has done for my tender bloggy heart, but I am definitely not going anywhere. For now, I’m guest posting over at my friend Micah’s blog, Redemption Pictures. Today, I’m sharing my own picture of redemption. More like a glimpse […]
Finding Your Calling without Losing Your Identity
One of the most challenging aspects of the last 8 months of life has been the drastic shift from a life in Ministry to a life in the “secular marketplace.” I’m writing my 1st ever article today for Prodigal Magazine on this very thing. I wanted to explore the idea of how often we lose […]
Recently, I was asked to write a blog post about a Minister I have learned from who has made a positive impact in my life. Can we celebrate the people who have directly poured into us, instead of the random celebrities who sometimes entertain us? Given the ways my previous supervisor has recently cared for […]
Minister Mama No More
Who is this A.P.E.?
When I started in campus ministry several years ago, I was 18, unmotivated, and a confused biracial kid with baggage up the wazoo and not a mite of confidence except in the only things I’d managed to perfect: fashion and hair. I started tagging along with the InterVarsity kids not because of Jesus or even […]
When Jesus Journaled About Me, Here’s What He Said
Let’s face it, y’all. It’s easier for us to believe that God is a pissed-off, hot-tempered, sandwich-board-wearing fire-bringer than a kind, compassionate, slow-to-anger, grace-bringer. This morning I was trolling through an old journal and I found an interesting entry I wrote this past February. At the time, I was attending a Spiritual Formation retreat with […]
The One in Which My Mouth was Wide Open Because I Witnessed a Miracle (and you can too)!
Back in 1996, at the ripe impressionable age of 19 I went to a large missions conference with 19,000 other college & University students from across the globe. One night, a speaker named T.V. Thomas was having a hard time talking. His voice was raspy and was catching every 3 words. It was painful to […]