Writings

My Identity in Him, Her, and Them

Until recently, I've been desperately searching for a sense of meaning while loneliness, hopelessness, and restlessness swallowed me whole. Sickness moved in as I began losing confidence in myself and the world around me. I lost my ability to interact with others as people have been become more apathetic and the notion of the United… Continue reading My Identity in Him, Her, and Them

Writings

Sailing through the Storm (Pt. 1)

Still water, untouched and unmoved, almost appearing as glass, reaching far beyond the horizon into the unknown. Clear blue skies enable you to see the shore and the wind feels good on your skin. Everything is perfect as you sail out to parts unknown. You can still close your eyes and envision the crowd of… Continue reading Sailing through the Storm (Pt. 1)

Blogging, Writings

Pray WITHOUT ceasing

I've been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told… Continue reading Pray WITHOUT ceasing

Magnificent Musings, Writings

A Moment’s Reprise

I had planned to write about SZA's CTRL album as I've been listening to at, reading the lyrics, and finding interviews all week. However, I find myself with a heavy heart today. The murder of Philando Castile by Officer Jeronimo Yanez reached complete acquittal of all charges today. I'm sick. I promise I will finish… Continue reading A Moment’s Reprise

Letters to _____., Writings

Beyonce and the Beauty of Pregnancy (Letter to Moms)

While it has not been confirmed, the internet is abuzz with the possibility of Beyoncé giving birth to her second and third child. Continuing with Women's Week here at Everything's Magnificent, why not highlight the Queen Bey? While I am not a card-carrying member of the Hive™, I do respect greatly what she symbolizes for… Continue reading Beyonce and the Beauty of Pregnancy (Letter to Moms)

Writings

Meeting Mike Brown Sr.

Today, I met Mike Brown Sr. It was a truly taxing but enlightening moment. There were so many moments where I tied myself into knots. How would I feel if I were in the same place? Life comes at you quickly, will you be ready? The tragic thing about talking to Mike Brown Sr. was… Continue reading Meeting Mike Brown Sr.

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

Writings

It’s Okay to Be a Work in Progress

I graduated in 2015. Life was good. I was happy and comfortable with life. It was weird. I thought I had everything under control. I had a grip on where I wanted to go and who I wanted to be. So many things made since then. Fast forward to today and I've been brought to… Continue reading It’s Okay to Be a Work in Progress