Our Black Lives Matter: Not JUST a Police Issue…

Our Black Lives Matter: Not JUST a Police Issue…

WHEW...what a time (especially to be a Black American)! Without a doubt, this has been one of the most exhausting, overwhelming seasons I’ve ever walked through. Between COVID-19 and the loss of my uncle, my struggle to stay engaged / motivated at work, and the recorded incidents of police brutality and racially charged crimes from [...]

Hit the Gym: 5 Tips for Getting up (Early) and Getting Active!

Hit the Gym: 5 Tips for Getting up (Early) and Getting Active!

For the past year or so, my InstaStories have been littered with snapshots of me at the gym, on a yoga mat, or heading to a fitness class. More often than not, these behind-the-scenes peeks into my day—featuring a sweaty, crazy-haired, make-up free me—are snapped between 5 and 6:30 am. I'm officially an early morning [...]

Rising Above: The Pre-Marital Wait

Rising Above: The Pre-Marital Wait

Now, I'll be the first one to say that talking about sex, especially at church, can feel a little awkward. But as awkward as sermons on sex can get, I wish churches discussed it more often. I mean, we're all thinking about it anyway! Imagine the healing that could happen, how many relationships could be transformed if we made sex UN-taboo at church.

What Happened When I (Reluctantly) Stopped Drinking

What Happened When I (Reluctantly) Stopped Drinking

Nearly two months ago, I decided to stop drinking.To be fair, I'd "considered" going dry dozens of times before (typically mid-hangover in my post-college years). I'd feel crappy after a few drinks, take a few hours to rebound, and then forget about it. But recently, I wasn't feeling too great after one drink, and a [...]