Posts about Wisdom

Practicing Humility Practicing Humility

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 31, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Matthew 5:5 says, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” I didn’t really understand what this meant until I had some of the most difficult experiences. God uses the most challenging and scary things in our lives to reveal His power. I am a Black women who experiences so many kinds of […]

Joy-Laced Mourning Honoring God with Joy-Laced Mourning

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 24, 2018 in Community, Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope, Wisdom

In November 2015, I went back to Mississippi to bury my father. Surrounding me were familiar reminders of my southern roots – smells of fried shrimp and collard greens wafting about through the sticky, hot air clinging to my skin. But, this visit was not like at times past. His chair sat empty. And, the […]

Balancing Act: Serving and Resting Balancing Act: Serving and Resting

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 26, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

Having pushed too hard for too long, my strength began to wane. As life became peppered with trials of different kinds, I had little room to breathe, let alone find quiet time with the Lord. Pouring myself into ministry opportunities, I was spread thin; weekly commitments overran my home responsibilities, and fatigue became my constant […]

Understanding and Being Understood Understanding and Being Understood

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 19, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.” — Ralph Nichols My thought process began from within the confines of staff bathroom stall where inspirational literature is often photocopied and taped haphazardly at toilet-eye-level to the interior of the stall door. The gist of the particular piece was […]

Living in the Tension: Right and Wrong Live in the Tension: Being Right and Wrong

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 12, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

A few months back, I accidentally walked my entire family through the front door of a complete stranger’s house, much to the residents’ surprise. Let me explain. On that particular Sunday afternoon, my family and I were driving around neighborhoods looking at open houses. Fully absorbed in my own context, we drove up to this […]