6 Questions Not to Ask During Ramadan... and How Muslim Sisters Can Answer Them

There is nothing as fun as your non-Muslim friends asking you the silliest questions ever while you try to keep your mind off of savory, mouth-watering samosas that await you at Iftari (the evening meal that breaks the fast). You have to keep your patience, no one likes a grump, and you want to set a good example. Doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun right?...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


When do you have faith? When it is convenient or all the time? Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Grabbing Life By The A$$

Grabbing LIFE by the A$$  The alarm buzzed like several angry bees trapped inside a tin can, letting me know th...more

Silver medals here on earth or a crown of glory in heaven?

I was surprised, but not too much, to find this Tweet in my In-box this morning. ...more


Is your reservoir filled with courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust? If not, maybe it is time to begin filling it.Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more



Did you bring a smile to his face?

          As a human being you often tend to be busy. Really busy. So caught up and consumed in the cares of this world. There's work, school, marriage, relationships, and parenthood just to name a few duties of life. By the time you hit the sack you are happy just knowing you got the basic needs met for the day....more

She's Gone Biblical Y'all | A Testimony of Faith

Originally posted on my blog at theoliveshoe.comDisclaimer: This is a long post and it might make some uncomfortable…feel free to stop reading at any time and go on about your business. I’m writing this post because I feel like someone somewhere can relate, and well, I just feel compelled to.I loved you at your darkest. Romans 5:8I am a broken, imperfect human being. I have always been, and I always will be....more


It is my faith that reminds methat I can move through all obstacles and fears. Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Life is Beautiful

Life After

I visit a cemetery at least 4 times every week, sometimes more, and some more than others. They play a highly deliberate role in my life....more