Mental health is something many in the black Christian community shy away from discussing. That’s why I’m honored to have board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist Leesha M. Ellis-Cox, M.D., M.P.H., back today to do a guest post on depression and the believer. Welcome, Dr. Ellis-Cox.
We’re experiencing unprecedented times in our world. I can’t get on social media these days without seeing news articles with death counts, not to mention posts about someone being hospitalized or passing away thanks to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. The school doors have shut months before anyone anticipated, lots of people are […]
Given how much life has changed in the last month, thanks to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, it’s hard to believe (or even remember) Easter is almost upon us. Here are a few scriptures to help prepare your heart for the Resurrection.
I’ve known since I was 14 years old that I’ve wanted to write books, but I didn’t sit down to actually write one until after I had my daughter in 2004—almost 20 years later. I don’t think it was a conscious decision not to write books—I’ve spent my entire career in various aspects of […]
What the world needs now is love. That refrain from a song from my childhood seems to be resonating in my spirit a lot these days. Between that thought and the fact that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share a few scriptures about love.
It feels as though every time I log into one of my social media accounts lately, someone is posting about the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, I know this pain on a very personal level. By the time I was 25, both my parents had passed away, and just last year, I lost […]
There have been days where I’ve felt like giving up.
Three years ago, I went to Memphis, Tennessee, for a work conference. While I learned a lot during the three days I was away, the most memorable part for me was visiting the National Civil Rights Museum, which is on the grounds of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on […]
It’s officially my most favorite time of the year. In addition to celebrating the real reason for the season, there is lots of food, family and fun going on in our house.
It’s hard to believe it’s holiday time once again. Please join me in saying a prayer of thanksgiving. Lord, we come before you thanking you for this day. We thank you for all your many blessings. We thank you for allowing us to enter another season of Thanksgiving. Sometimes we get so focused on the […]