When my Tk went to South Africa a few months ago, she sent a postcard and a note card. Both took a really long time to arrive— almost one month and two months respectively. Though Tk was a little frustrated, they were worth the wait. The Mandela quote has a place on my inspiration board, and I … Continue reading Meet the Pedi of South Africa
The quote above comes from Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela’s statement, “I Am Prepared to Die,” delivered from the dock at the opening of the defense case in the Rivonia Trial, 1964. You can find more about the speech and read it in its entirety by clicking the title above. My Tk sent the postcard from South … Continue reading Nelson Mandela: Humility and Service
Our children are special gifts…Every child brings something unique to her [his] family. –Lovina Johnson Being a parent is tough. I’m convinced that being a mom is tougher. We carry everything our children are in our hearts—the good, the bad, and everything between. It takes an insane amount of patience to step back and allow them … Continue reading 3-21: “Every Child Is a Gift”
I’m having another super busy Monday, but it’s been weighing heavily on my heart to share the powerful message about children and homelessness my sister-friend Takiyah Franklin (Tk) recently recorded. In sharing why she recorded the song, Tk writes: The homeless crisis is getting worse . . . and while I want to see more … Continue reading What About the Children?
Today’s post was written by Takiyah Franklin/Takiyah Suhail, whom I usually refer to as “My Tk.” Takiyah is a former student, mentee, and research assistant with whom I’ve always shared a spiritual kinship. During her undergraduate years we ministered together–she through song, I through biblical teachings. Over the 10+ years since she graduated, our relationship … Continue reading Guest Post: “My New Song” by Takiyah Franklin/Takiyah Suhail
Today is the last “official” day of summer, and I cannot let the evening pass without posting about a summer-themed swap I hosted–“My Summer in One Photo.” For the swap, partners had to “capture” their summer in one image. Literally. Not two, three, or four images crammed into one 4×6 print or notecard, but a single image. Quite a … Continue reading Face the Sun: My Summer in One Photo
I’ve been slightly agitated all week long, with “something” gnawing just beneath the surface. I couldn’t figure the cause of my mental discomfort till late last night when the date “August 29th” hit me. August 29th. August 29th. Nine years ago, I woke up in my sister’s home in Lithonia, Georgia to discover that just … Continue reading Nine Years Since…
I made it! I completed the “Month of Letters 2013” challenge today with a postcard to a friend and colleague in Louisiana. LV is a lawyer and an English professor. She has achieved much, but I admire her most for the three wonderful, accomplished, God-honoring sons she and her husband have given to the world! … Continue reading I Did It!