Do you suspect that there is spiritual warfare at work? Is everything going haywire for no apparent reason? Look no further than the Jezebel Spirit. If you are a spiritual person, the breeding ground may be the energies your co-workers are emitting. So, be sure to put on the armour of God everyday before you enter those doors.
The terms narcissist or narcissism are not very common in these parts. We refer to such people as "arrogant", "stuck on themselves", "conceited", or "all about self." It's much deeper than that. There is a name for controling, manipulative, and down right crazy-making people: Narcissistic Personality Disorder!
Of all the titles I could possibly bear professionally, none will ever trump, MOTHER.
I Struggled to Get Here I've always heard a magical story about how I came into this world. Probably designed to miss me with any traumatic stress, the tales were always simple. One morning, your cousin went over to check on your mom, and she was in labor (no one in the entire family even … Continue reading Be Unapologetically YOU!
I remember a certain player I coached once. I thought she was the epitome of the model child. I gave her glowing accolades in front of her parents one day however, and her head dropped. With that, so did my heart. She was embarrassed. Not being used to being appreciated for her goodness by those … Continue reading Push Forward
Depression affects nearly 15.7 million adults in the United States, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. On Episode 10 of the Sistanomics Podcast, we discussed mental illness among African-Americans. We posed the question, "Why don't we go get help as frequently as people of other races do?" I suppose there are lots of answers to that question.
Why Be Judgemental? As I proofread this post I realized that I am, in fact, passing judgement on judgemental people. Hypocrisy highlighted and duly noted, I'd like to share a few thoughts based on a conversation I had with a friend the other day. We basically agreed that judgment is uncomfortable, and it has a … Continue reading A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part 2
Why Be Judgemental? As I proofread this post I realized that I am, in fact, passing judgement on judgemental people. Hypocrisy highlighted and duly noted, I'd like to share a few thoughts based on a conversation I had with a friend the other day. We basically agreed that judgment is uncomfortable, and it has a … Continue reading A List of Reminders for Judgemental People: Part I
Good read on a hump day! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/11-habits-of-a-strong-soul_us_57a25370e4b0f019c3e4a3d8
I received a surprising yet troubling message Monday night that Ruby Jean Wiggins, my first grade teacher passed away. Deaths always take me to my own mother's demise and the rush of emotions I still remember vividly. This event simply signified another torn page, dog-eared in my book of childhood memories. I remember her as Ruby … Continue reading Ruby Jean: Gone But Not Forgotten