Faith- Song lyrics


Pain: A sweet and oily ominous warning. Trust: Abandon, all surrendering, nothing knowing. Blood: Poisonous, precious, life and death, Slow coursing, cycling, Pure and light-filled.   Love. Of all these, love. Love.   Touch of skin warm with life, Laughter floating formed in strife, Ever failing ever ripe, Deeper, deeper, deeper, still. Deeper, deeper, deeper, …

Nothing really matters…


Somehow, I found a man way better than I ever dreamed and fell in love with him.  He fell in love with me, thank goodness or that would have been awkward.  Since a few months before we realized we were head-over heels for each other, our friends, family, and random strangers have commented regularly on …

When it all falls away: the importance of a firm foundation


They say a man's true character is tested when he has everything. The true quality of a man's spirit shines when he has nothing. What do you depend on in life, and from where do you draw strength, peace and clarity? When it all falls away... When you're alone with nothing you discover true power: …

On Health: Be the best-looking you, ever.


Recently there's been a flurry of activity about a health-related article posted in the New York Times.  As I watch people I love struggle with their health and looks daily, sometimes winning and other times losing, I couldn't be a silent onlooker. At 32, I'm a healthy, active black woman at peace with who I am yet …

On weight loss: Winning spiritual battles and conquering the physical


A friend, leader, father, artist, son, and grandfather, Willie Middlebrook, passed away this weekend after health complications following the onset of a stroke some time ago.  As we mourn the loss of our friend and celebrate the peace of his homecoming, I can't help but reflect on health and mortality. Today in a fitness group …