Sweeping things under the carpet only makes a mountain of built up anger, tension, hatred, and rage . . the important thing is acknowledging the wrong, pointing out, and validating your humanity.
God has bigger plans for our loved ones than we could ever have for them. If we never let go, we may never know just what it is our loved one can accomplish in life.
(September 2016) I had a conversation with a young friend of mine that was preparing to go to college. From her intonations I gathered that she was everything but excited for college. Without even asking, she offered her thought and said, “As an African kid, what choice do you have?” I laughed hysterically because it … Continue reading Western Smarts: Why Asking “Why?” is Important
On September 11, 2001, my second day of high school, I sat in my 2nd period Science class in Newark, NJ and saw the smoke from the Twin Towers make its way across the sky. That day is forever imprinted in my memory. Little did I know what that tragedy would bring about for the … Continue reading Poetry: War
Proverbs says, ‘he that has friends must first show himself friendly and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother’ (18:24).
Essentially, it starts in the home, and not with the TV. Our daughters should be taught to believe that they are priceless and our sons should be taught that acknowledging, appreciating, and protecting a woman’s worth will make them men of standard and men of honor.
(October 2016) Never let them know how you feel. Never show how you're disappointed. Never show you're upset. Never show it matters. Never show your care. Stoic. Nonchalant. Lifeless ambivalence. Just reflect back what you see. Skin deep emotions are for suckers. Let it roll off your back; don't wear it on your sleeve. Never … Continue reading Poetry: “Timeless Fun”
In honor of my Grandma's 100th birthday, I decided to share the poem I wrote for her 93rd birthday bash! 🙂 (2010) What is Grandma to me? She is a young girl that learned and listened to her parents’ instructions. She is a young girl that grew into a strong young woman of grace & … Continue reading Poetry: What Grandma Means to Me
As mentioned in my first installment of Musings from Abroad: Africans and Faith, I recently visited Nigeria, my country of birth. I realized some things that may rock the average African parent’s mind. The chasm between the African parent that emigrates to America and their children they bring is far too great. When I returned … Continue reading Musings From Abroad: No Turning Back?
“The greatest sin of age is to forget the trials of youth.” – Smallville