A long fast

It wasn’t my intention to start a long fast on that Monday. It was the weekly fast of my church on the day we had bible study. All the officers of the church and teachers (of which I was one) were asked to fast all day until after the study. I had been curious as … Continue reading A long fast

Acts of Blessing

A classmate from Wesley Seminary told me that when she was having a hard day, she’d see me on campus and I’d give her my thumbs up. From that, what I considered a corny sign, she’d be encouraged that things would be okay. I had no idea I just used it as a greeting when … Continue reading Acts of Blessing

Remembering 9-11

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I stood in the office of the AFRO editor, Willie Givens, former Liberian Ambassador to London. It was no different than any other Tuesday morning. We were creating layout sheets, by hand; reserving space for photos with large Xs and indicating space for text with curling lines. Printing … Continue reading Remembering 9-11

‘But if I ask’

  I went to Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.; those were some of the best years of my life. I loved everything about being there and I knew it was just the right place for me. I was working three part time jobs so I could go full time and complete my degree in … Continue reading ‘But if I ask’