Inspiration

Thought I’d share some sites/individuals that have served as sources of inspiration for me in my walk and everyday life – Enjoy!

P4CM – Passion for Christ Movement

A movement of believers where worship by means of art and creativity is encouraged. They also hold an annual conference in L.A. called Rhetoric. I attended Rhetoric 2016 and got to see and hear some amazingly talented individuals share their passion for Jesus and praise God through the art of spoken word.

Check out P4CM’s Youtube Channel for some epic, God-honoring spoken word pieces.

Desiring God

I’m no theologian, at least not formally, but I have been learning that it only takes an open and willing heart to diligently study the scriptures and dig deeper into the Word. As a supplement to the Bible, I often find myself reading articles from this site.  John Piper is the founder and teacher of the site – check out DesiringGod. Also, his Look at the Book series is pretty awesome too!

SingleRoots

This site has been super beneficial in my walk with God, and in my singleness. Check out SingleRoots and I hope you’ll be encouraged!

Boundless

This is a branch off of Focus on the Family. It’s a site dedicated to 20- and 30-somethings and offers a wide range of articles and podcasts on various topics regarding singleness & dating, financial preparedness, community and even, marriage. Check out Boundless and subscribe to their podcasts!

Clean Ears

Ever wanted to find good CHH (Christian Hip Hop) but were at a loss for where to find music that both feeds and hypes up your soul? Look no further than Clean Ears. It’s a bi-monthly podcast by two women who are passionate about two things: God and good, clean music that glorifies Him! If your playlists are in a funk and you need a fix, check out their podcast on the Podcasts App, Google Play or you can find them on Spotify and listen to their monthly playlists there (search for clean_ears_podcast for more!).

Modern Love

Oh my goodness, you guys! My dear friend and co-worker got me hooked on this podcast. The most beautiful and sometimes, downright ridiculous, stories about “love, loss and redemption” can be found in Modern Love. Originally a column in the New York Times, Modern Love is now a full fledged, weekly podcast. Check out the Podcasts App (for those iPhone users out there) and subscribe to Modern Love. It can always be counted on for a good cry, a needed laugh or just some insightful perspective.

Joseph Solomon

Joe is the founder of ChaseGodtv, an incredibly gifted spoken word artist and soulful musician. To be honest, I’ve had a crush on him since I found him about two years ago and it’s going strong. I love the honesty and vulnerability he shares with the community he’s created via his platform. And he inspired me to learn more about community and discipleship at a time in my life when I felt lost in the Christian bubble I’d been standing in for most of my life. I appreciate him, and artists like Jamaica West and Jackie Hill Perry–showing that there’s more than one way to be a black Christian millennial. 

Spoken word piece: “Shadow of a Doubt” – watch here

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I’ve been feeling kind of burnt out from writing lately and my arch nemesis “writers block” has reared its ugly head once again. But I’ve been experimenting with “tactile creativity”—that is, using my hands to create things with yarn and fabric—which has been a real blessing to me. 
Sometimes, I just end up in a rut—physically, socially, mentally, spiritually, creatively, etc. But more often than not, I place myself there. So, this week I will try and work on getting out of it.

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  • Comparison is an ugly game that no one wins. 
Yet, every so often—more often than I’d like to admit—I find myself comparing where I am, how I look & what I create, to others. But where’s the grace in that? 
Comparison deprives you of joy and contentment. It makes it harder for you to be happy for others in their accomplishments—even your own. 
That’s why I started the #createmorecompareless hashtag because it reminds me to mind my own business, work well at the tasks I’ve been given and not stress about what I haven’t done, or who’s done it better... Two truths I’ve come to understand in all of this: 1) there will ALWAYS be someone who’s better than you, and 2) you don’t have to be like everyone else, just be yourself and whatever is meant to be, will. 
You are loved. No need to compare. You are extraordinary. ttys♥️
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I’m asking myself, what is it that I’m waiting for, exactly? To do the work that I’ve been entrusted to do. To try out a dream I’ve had. To see new places. 
You can read it over via the link in my bio ☝🏾 the next question is: what are YOU waiting for?
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