Sex, Media & Feminism - My Open Letter to Beyonce

Dear Bey, I jumped off your bandwagon. Before any of your bees come a stingin' in reply to my post, hear me out. I was sorta cool with the whole, "I transform into another person, and this other being comes out of me and I named her Sasha Fierce". I defended you against all the "Illuminati" drama that surrounded you after watching your documentary and seeing how many times you attributed your success to God. Now though, it's just not worth it to me. ...more

Miracles & a GOOD God!

Today I saw a woman who had a torn meniscus & couldn’t bend her knees, get up on stage and kneel down. Yep, you read that right. Wanna know what the best thing is? That isn’t even the half of it. I saw a woman who dances through her pain from severe arthritis worshiping God, get healed. I saw a woman whose body was so weak from having Parkinson’s disease for 5 years walk up on stage without her cane which she has used everyday coming to school. Today, she walked laps around the auditorium, jumped up during worship & testified of a good God! ...more

Mission Trip Update 1 (of many!)

Isn't God amazing?! This past year has rocked my world. I applied to come to Bethel School of Ministry here in beautiful Redding, CA on January 1. I got here from Nairobi, Kenya on September 2nd. Airfare, tuition, all fell into place. God is so good! I've been able to learn so much the past couple of months....more

Coming to America

So, here I am. 2 weeks into my new life in Redding, CA. To say that it's been an adjustment would be a statement. Not an undertstatement, not an overstatement just a statement.The fact is, that our world has become really small. So, it does feel in many ways that I just went out of town for a couple of months and it's not that much of a big deal. I talk to my family everyday, I see them via Skype and Facebook every other day. Whenever something crazy happens, I I.M my friends on WhatsApp or Twitter and depending on how big the event is, video call them as soon as I need to....more

How Much Is Too Much? AKA The Single Girl Rant

I hit the jackpot of friends and family; in fact I figure the reason I’m not much of a relationship girl is because the world already gave me so many good friends, if I had any more, it would be unfair to the rest of the population.OK, that’s a load of BS…What I should say is I love my friends, adore them, they are the best. They are always there for me, they pick me up when I’m down and a few of them would do anything for me – most of the time....more

Career Crossroads

I invited BFF (Mich) to my Church for some much needed girl time after the service and it was such a breath of fresh air, girl time is the best! I finally got to "socialize at the Calabash" (Church food court)Anyway, I was just telling her how I’ve realized how much I’ve come alive in God, how badly off I was and just how when I think back, I was under this crappy dark cloud, but right now I feel like I’m living for the first time; how I really feel like I want to give my life to this whole worship and ministry stuff. ...more

I'm Engaged!

This is a guest post from my great friend, my sister from another mother, this is her first blog and I convinced her that its really fun and she'd have a place to store all her memories.She's obviously Kenyan, that's how she's my cousin, but now she lives in the great state of Tennessee. She got engaged a couple of months ago and she has a lot to share. So here it is from the very beginning.I'm so convincing her to start her own blog!  It actually happened. I’m still in shock, and my cheeks hurt from smiling too much! Here’s the deetz…....more

Future Life Friday

Today, I’m lucky enough to interview a woman, who I wish I could be in 15 years. At the age of 36, Jane has achieved career success, spiritual growth and best of all, has a loving and supportive family comprised of a doting husband, Gavin and 4 adorable kids. She’s truly one of the happiest people I know, and having celebrated their 10-year anniversary, part of the most amazing couple I’ve met. We take a look at her journey, celebrate and get inspired. What would be your biggest piece of advice?...more

High School Stories

I went to a very public, very strict High School. It was a boarding School, actually top twenty Schools in the whole country, so academically it was great, but I repeat way too strict. What happens when you stick 1000 girls in a confined area with no outside contact except an occasional letter from home, or if you were lucky, a cute boyfriend who played rugby in another school...hmmm...I digress. What happens, is girls go crazy!!! ...more

Dominga Paz

***Hey guys, Raha from Paradigm here, I started this Bent Reeds to write about love and life, well, my friend has lovingly offered to be in charge of this blog. She is recently engaged and she knows way more about this topic than I ever will. She's also just as funny or even more funny than I am, and her and her other half are two of the most amazing couples I know. So, this is her first post of many, don't worry I will be on her and I'll make sure her fiancé "The Captain" is on her to write daily.XO Raha ***...more