Before You Hire A Person of Color

If you cannot answer these questions with clarity and precision, then please DO NOT go out and hire a person of color. In the end, that person will leave devastated, and on top of that, it will discourage your organization from moving forward in the future.

3 Simple Steps To Thwarting Injustice

The key to being slow to anger is realizing that it’s ok to be angry, but how I use anger matters to God.

We Should Just Get Past Color… Shouldn’t We?

I don't know if you have a chance to see Lecrae's conversation with Pastor Louie Giglio over a week ago. It set off a firestorm by calling slavery a "blessing." I for the life of me still cannot stomach the fact that a well known pastor was so insensitive and careless...

My Greatest Fear About The Dust Settling

Its been weeks since the death of George Floyd. I'm not sure what that means for you in your context, but I feel something rather odd happening. Back to normal. I'm not sure what normal even means, but one thing is for sure I'm hearing less about "Black Lives Matter."...

What NOT To Say In Matters of Injustice

We HAVE to get this right. The posts I’ve seen the last few days and responses to POC’s (people of color) posts have infuriated me. The lack of empathy and love in our tone and in our words are jaw dropping. I understand that some don’t care to change and have their...

Unfollow: An Open Letter to Some of My Leaders

When Ahmaud Arbery was murdered, I was more than appalled. When a white cop in Minnesota chose to take a knee on the neck of George Floyd, it broke me. In the wake of tragedy, leaders have a responsibility. When injustice wreaks, influence is a priority. I love and...

Being Black In America Should Not Be A Death Sentence

Another black man was murdered on Monday the 25th. The Minneapolis Police Officers pulled George Floyd over for a routine traffic stop. After an altercation George was handcuffed, put on the ground, and from there his life began to slip away. The police proceeded to...

Reentering With a Mission

The President announced that houses of worship are essential. Who can argue with that - they are. Jesus said on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail. Yes, the church is essential. Now that we’ve got that out the way. Let’s talk...

3 Lessons I Am Relearning On Sabbatical

Last year's sabbatical is different on all levels. Ha! I've been in ministry twelve years, and last year was my first one. Heck, I didn't even know how to take a sabbatical. I had to call on my Pastor friends to help a brother out. Then COVID came like a thief in the...

37 Lessons I’ve Learned In 37 Years

In honor of my birthday I wanted to post 37 lessons I have learned over the years. I cannot believe I turn 39 on May 15th! May God minister to your heart. God understandsLaugh a lotEmbrace the momentEnjoy lifeSay sorryExercise oftenDo the impossibleIgnore the...
We Should Just Get Past Color… Shouldn’t We?

We Should Just Get Past Color… Shouldn’t We?

I don't know if you have a chance to see Lecrae's conversation with Pastor Louie Giglio over a week ago. It set off a firestorm by calling slavery a "blessing." I for the life of me still cannot stomach the fact that a well known pastor was so insensitive and careless...

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