​I Don’t Want Your ‘Obnoxious Peace’

​I Don’t Want Your ‘Obnoxious Peace’A call to action in the face of empty rhetoric....more

We Cannot Be Silent

Four years ago I went to an investor meeting, there were a thousand issues going on at the time and the company needed to go in a new direction. The people with me didn't want me to mention that though, I can't tell you how many times I was told to be quiet and not say a word. Just be quiet, act like everything is ok, they don't need to know what's really happening....more
Beautiful. Just the inspiration I needed to keep going. Thank you.more

Christians Who AREN'T: How NOT to Pray for the President

I'm updating and reposting this today because four years later a U.S....more

Persecution of Christians Is Real, But the "War on Christmas" Isn't Part of It

It's that time of year again!  Yes, it's time for the annual "War on Christmas", when all we faithful Christians must endure the pain of being wished "Happy Holidays" and seeing retailers advertising "Holiday Sales" and let's not forget all those evil people taking Christ out of Christmas and replacing him with an X!...more
I know what you mean. It seems to me that as a society many of us have already forgotten the ...more

What is God’s Plan for Me?

I am sure many of us have sat and pondered this at one time or another.  So what is God’s plan for me?  I feel lost, yet I am trying to grow stronger in my faith....more
I can't help but put my faith and trust in God. Even when you think your not, something happens ...more

When Christian patriarchy fails, and its children need spiritual peace

I read a portion of the Bible recently and it pissed me off.{And not in the “Oh, that’s the conviction of the Holy Spirit” kind of way.}As part of my research for an essay I was invited to write for a natural hair anthology, I wanted to find the old Scriptures that I was raised with – the ones that talked about how a woman’s hair is her glory....more

The Power of Concentration: Why it Should be Nurtured in Our Children

We see it everywhere.  It's a palpable entity in our lives.  As a mother, it's an ever-present ghost that I carefully, deliberately, fine-tune my parenting to sense and to manage its impact.What is it?...more

A Church’s Refusal to Name Racism Gives White Supremacy a Seat in God’s House

The Sunday after the Charleston Massacre, churches all over the country prayed for the victims and their families. Taking their cue from the Emmanuel AME Church itself, pastors, reverends, and deacons encouraged their congregations to seek solace in God’s embrace. In addition, they implored their flock to show compassion and forgiveness. Their message encouraged togetherness in the face of forces meant to divide....more
KeepingItReal You are very right. But even more than unity, we have to address the real ...more

Darkness, Depression and All the Other Things Christians Hate to Talk About

Disclaimer: This is a post that could be triggering to those with depression - though I hope the only thing it triggers is healing <3...more

Not Everything is Political, Sometimes Religious Beliefs are Just Personal

I started my blog, The Cute Conservative, in order to create a place where I could talk about politics and not offend the readers of my “normal” blog – but in the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve seen a strange shift. These days, everything is political, or has a political angle....more
annicia p Your first sentence is where I think so many stop hearing themselves. " I also believe ...more
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