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Jesus

Oh. You heard me say Jesus? You might hear me say Jesus any old time. I say Jesus when he shows up. I say Jesus when he’s slow to show up. I say Jesus when he surprises me with grace. I say Jesus when I’m overwhelmed with his presence. I say Jesus when he hears … Continue reading Jesus

Faith

I’m thankful for faith. First taught by my grandmother and mother. I watched the older women, who could only make it to church once a month, choose communion service on second Sundays at 3 p.m. By the time their hands touched the door the tears were already flowing, their hearts’overflow of joy. Miss Vic Clark. … Continue reading Faith

I cried out. God!

God. God! If you called me, if I heard you correctly, then stand by me! Show yourself strong on my behalf. Justify me. I’ll go. But you have to make the way. I had been in church all my life. I had been in ministry all my life. My grandmother had been superintendent of the … Continue reading I cried out. God!

And another thing…

I wrote this book for you. I know. It’s filled with my stories, but mine is the only story I can really tell. It’s my witness. It’s my testimony. And I tell it to shout my own victory and to assist others in overcoming and realizing their own. Sometimes we focus so much on the … Continue reading And another thing…

God worshiped

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.Exodus 34:6 And the Lord spoke with Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And as a friend, Moses asked the Lord for assurance that he would … Continue reading God worshiped

Silence

Silence is the central place of faith, where we give the Word back to the God from whom we first received it. Surrendering the Word, we surrender the medium of our creation. We unsay ourselves, voluntarily returning to the source of our being, where we must trust God to say us once again. In silence, … Continue reading Silence

In Christ

“In Christ.” Some folks have difficulty with that phase. I find great peace in it. “In Christ.” It’s where I’ve always longed to be. I just didn’t know it. It’s where I find the legitimacy I’ve always yearned for. In Christ. It’s not always an easy place because it demands of me a kind of … Continue reading In Christ

‘Churtched!’

Ever been “churtched?” The word is in quotes because it’s not mine. It was coined by the Rev. Lenora Howze when she created a blog and now a podcast of the same name to help the healing process of people who have been wounded in their church. If it hasn’t happened to you, be grateful. … Continue reading ‘Churtched!’