Upper room.

5.31.2020 Dad, I’m still only playing at love. I’m still only playing with black lives. I’m not trying to know their world but pull them into my own. Use the Dream [Between the World and Me] that burdens them to clothe their beautiful black bodies and redeem their inhumane lives. But it cannot. The white... Continue Reading →

[RIM]

5.29.2020 Dear friends, I have very much enjoyed being intentional about lingering with the Lord since my last message to you. His Word truly brings life to my soul, a mirror to my heart and clarity to my thoughts. I am continually amazed in the ways He manifests Himself and how truly we ought to... Continue Reading →

Burn me beautiful.

5.3.2020 Dear dad, I was insulted by Jesus today. I didn’t hear a voice or a sign or anything like that. I was merely reading the Bible. Merely, is how I often look at reading Scripture. However, it is this mindset I’ve learned is quite the same as the mindset of the Pharisees when Jesus... Continue Reading →

The Muses.

4.16.2020 Dear dad, “Would you listen to him? He’s making the story sound like some great tragedy.” “Lighten up dude.” “We’ll take it from here darling.” You go girls. “We are the Muses, goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes.” I am tempted to type out the whole song here, but surely it would... Continue Reading →

A Narnian moment.

4.13.20 Dear dad, I had high hopes for this Lent. Turns out the virus did me one better on the coffee addiction. I think it might actually be a coffee shop addiction. And all of those are closed. Though I do definitely enjoy a cup in the morning and usually a little something to go... Continue Reading →

My [intra]racial heart.

In studying the life of Jesus in the Gospels recently, something has continuously struck me as odd. Early in His ministry when Jesus is healing the sick and giving sight to the blind, there are multiple instances where He requests the individual He has just cured not to tell anyone, to keep this miracle quiet.... Continue Reading →

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