Tag :purpose

Posted on 23 Dec 2016
5 Inspiring Ways You Can Fall Into Your Purpose

I love new seasons. They allow you to look back over the last few months and to discover ways that you can become a better version of yourself. With each new season, I believe we unintentionally and consistently fall i...

Posted on 14 Jun 2016
Nurtured by The Nation of Islam: Muhammad Ali’s Purposeful Life

I wrap my mind around the encounter between life and death as I reflect upon the passing of Muhammad Ali. A quote by Muhammad Ali is engraved in my imagination: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Death coer...

Posted on 08 Jun 2016
Sunshine Thought: Nurturing Young People to Write Poetry

Talk to me about the importance of exposing children to creative writing, and I am compelled to share a story about a young writer I met while teaching a creative writing workshop on poetry at an elementary school. Thi...

Posted on 21 Jan 2016
Sabbath Purpose: To Be A “Happy Vegan”

1/16/2016 A Sabbath calling rest; a gift to me—calling purpose: happy and vegan Today is Sabbath; I am thankful that God delivers this gift to humanity. Today I rest; today I reflect upon the gifts of the week. Someone...

Posted on 05 Aug 2015
Positioned for Purpose

If someone asked you about your purpose in life, would you be able to answer any questions about it such as what it is and if you are currently walking in it? Sadly, an overwhelmingly large number of people in the world...

Posted on 29 May 2015
The Right to Live Free

Resting in the crucible of the American social/political narrative is the Dred Scott decision of 1856. The decision compels purposeful meditation: God ushers forth redemptive citizenship and the right to live free even i...

Posted on 27 May 2015
I Am Not My Past Pt.1

One of the biggest struggles for someone who's searching out their purpose is to get over past failures or mistakes. The past is something that no one has any control over. We can't live in it and we can't change it! Th...

Posted on 15 Apr 2015
Touching History/ Igniting Purpose: Honoring Pastor and Mrs. Graetz

Stirring a sole purpose in the minds of my students is one objective that I have as an educator. Each student I teach must experience as text or historical moment the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955—at least once. My de...

Posted on 07 Apr 2015
An Easter Celebration: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on My Mind

This Easter weekend, I found myself reflecting upon meaningful purpose. I am reminded of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The students I teach have been studying the Montgomery Bus Boycott in a Freshmen Composition ...

Posted on 24 Mar 2015
Year 58: Saying Yes to The Splendor of Purpose

Today, March 13, 2015: I waltz into 58 years. They have been introspectively beautiful to me. I have learned to appreciate this introverted Black American female who finds her soul’s fulfillment in Black American cult...