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Cleansing Your Palate

“You can’t be holding on to the past and at the same time have open hands to receive what God is trying to give you in the now.” – Devon Franklin


An Act of Obedience

Hey, friends!

I’m reading the book of Jonah this morning, and I’m reflecting on how our obedience is tied to others blessings.

Jonah was sent to give a warning to the people of Nineveh that they would be destroyed because of their wickedness.

Jonah ran away because he didn’t want to be God’s messenger. […]

I’m Addicted to Love


Hooked on love

I’m addicted to love

Always hopelessly falling for a pretty smile

for a warm hug and a soft kiss

for an educated mind, a man with style

I’m addicted to love

Keep On Keeping On

Romans 5:3 says, “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character, and hope.” Sometimes when we are in a rut and it seems like life is weighing heavy on our shoulders, we can get discouraged. It’s so easy to play the blame game with […]

A Message of Hope

Have you ever been so excited about an upcoming event that you start to get anxiety? You look at your calendar everyday and make off the days as they go by. One day closer to your big event, your big moment, your big dream coming true. This is what I like to […]

To God

A student asked me to help him write a love poem in class today. He wanted something he could send to his “girl”. The only being I am in love with in GOD. So… this is what I came up with as I wrote to Him.


Memories of 12

I wrote a new piece that I will share with my students in the “Conscious Poetry” class that I am teaching next week. Anytime that I write, I have to place myself in an emotion or time period to truly evoke every feeling that I feel like I should feel […]

Elevate Your Mind

John Legend recently stated at the 2015 Oscars that “more black men are in correctional control now than were enslaved in 1850.”

This quote got me to thinking about so much that has transpired in our society in the last 100 years. I recently wrote an article speaking about Modern Day Slavery and the […]

You Are What You Speak


“It’s what we say that determines the quality of life that we live.” Words by Da’dra Crawford-Greathouse that are ever so true and that we should all adjust and live by. Proverbs 6:2 says, “You are snared by the words of your mouth.” What this means is that we have the power to […]

Pain or Peace

Hey FancyFriends! I hope all is well with everyone. I’ve been trying to get around to writing this blog all week and I am just NOW getting some down time to do so. As always, I hope that everything that I say can help someone, if not everyone who reads this.