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



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

The Whole Salmon Story

Song of the Week

Our faith in our Higher Power, raises us up to be more then we can be. This is the message behind this week's song of the week http://inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-song-of-the-week1/Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more


Do we get upset when things do not turn out our way or do we give thanks knowing that they turned out the way they were supposed to turn out?Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

Elizabeth Reardon Interviews Blogger Melanie Jean Juneau on Real Life Radio

"Melanie Jean Juneau is a fun and loving mother of 9 and one of the most popular bloggers of our day. "Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life." Her wonderful blogs and books share truth and wisdom in dealing with everyday family life matters and difficulties with grace. Her faith is the foundation which helps her family live in a supportive and loving environment that respects and honors all the aspects of Life. "by Mary Fredal on facebook...more