Worshiper

Everybody worships something. What is the thing you can’t stop thinking about? What is the subject you won’t stop talking about? For some seasons of life, it is natural to focus all our attention on new and exciting blessings such as a wedding or a baby! These things are all-encompassing for a time. They take…

Queen Angetifah

One of my friends used to call me a 40 year old black woman (I was 25) because I wore big hoop earrings and drove around in my Mitsubishi Galant grooving to Al Green and Johnny Taylor and Curtis Mayfield (sorry, just reminiscing here). I loved the music. I still do but I mostly listen…

Mrs.Who?

Did anyone else have an identity crisis when they tied the knot? I can no longer identify as “single plump waitress living in friend’s attic with constipated cat”. No wonder I didn’t get much action on E-Harmony. Just kidding. Mostly. The truth is, I spent many years not quite fitting in with the people around…

Sticks and Stones

Why do we care so much what people think?  It starts early. I still remember vividly standing out on the huge field behind Fairfax Villa Elementary. Our fourth grade class was split into two teams for a rousing game of Capture the Flag. I was wearing a stylish purple sweat suit, and I was positioned…

It’s All About Me..Right?

When your pastor finds a way to quote Freak Nasty in his sermon, you know you’ve found the right church. The message this week was on John the Baptist (dipper in literal translation, hence the pastor imagining John baptizing people saying “I put my hand upon your hip, when I dip, you dip, we dip”)….