Magnificent Life, Writings

Out of the Mud, Into the Light

They held me in the ever-flowing streams of life as I peeled away dirt, muck, and grime that felt like it seeped into my very soul.

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Pillars of Light, Writing Series, Writings

Love like God

Today, I wanted to talk about the first and honestly the most important concept in the Bible: Love. The Bible is a love story. A story of love at first sight. Often, when we hear love, we think primarily of romantic love, but the first love most experience comes from their parents. God's love is… Continue reading Love like God

Good Ground, Writing Series, Writings

What is the Daniel Fast?

I am debuting a new series called Good Ground. This will be a basic biblical foundational series about various topics that help you when dealing with the Word or various concepts. "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some… Continue reading What is the Daniel Fast?

Writings

Completing the Bible

It feels good to be back and I am so excited for the changes that should be happening in the future for Everything's Magnificent. I plan to be back on my daily writing plan and all is right in the world as I head towards my final year as a graduate student at UNC. On… Continue reading Completing the Bible

Writings

Struggling with Race, Religion, & Justice

Following the full acquittal of countless officers killing unarmed, innocent, or mentally ill Black people nationwide visibly for the last few years, I tend to go through emotional phases. Sometimes I am angry, dejected, depressed, contemplative, confused, frustrated, and even moved to action. However, since I've been getting deeper into my Bible, I've struggled with… Continue reading Struggling with Race, Religion, & Justice

Writings

Men or Women? Who’s First?

As I've been making my way through the Bible, I came across an interesting passage in Corinthians. Especially since so I've been growing in understanding patriarchy and how these are things affect our thoughts/interactions, I've been wondering what the Bible says about it. Truthfully, I never felt comfortable with the thought of men being better… Continue reading Men or Women? Who’s First?

Reader's Choice, Writings

Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender

Today's post is dedicated to my pledge daughter Faby, who is all around amazing and is going into finals right now! Send her blessings and positive vibes to her on Twitter @iFabylous  Right before Christmas, I wrote a reader's choice on Maintaining Faith in a faithless world. Since then, I've almost finished reading the entire Bible and… Continue reading Reader’s Choice: Faith is Surrender

Writings

Lambs in a Wolf Pack (Worry Not)

I've been reading through the Gospels and really meditating on its words. I feel like I am trying to read what God is writing and it is really changing my outlook. I've shed plenty tears and have been anxious about my everyday life. God's lesson to me recently has been, "don't worry about that." If… Continue reading Lambs in a Wolf Pack (Worry Not)

Writings

Consequences and Forgiveness

I've had so many conversations in the past month about Christians that struggle with religious doctrine and choosing spirituality over organized religion. It also made me reflect on Christians' relationship with the sacrifice Jesus made and what it means for us. Are we always forgiven no matter the sin? The answer is very complicated. Are… Continue reading Consequences and Forgiveness