Sisterhood Rising: But What If They Don’t Like Me?

There was a fleeting moment, two weeks ago, when a small voice wanted to come sit on my chest: What if they don’t like me? What if they hate my guts? I was sitting in my office, preparing for the women’s retreat I was leading that weekend for the sisterhood at Cedar Grove Church. Four […]

Loving Myself, A Woman

On rugby balls, Caterpillar boots, patriarchy, a piercing whisper from God and a red dress. In October I said Yes to a project created by Jonathan Brink of Civitas Press called The Practice of Love: Real Stories of Living into the Kingdom of God. I knew I had to write something. We had launched SheLovesmagazine.com a few […]

Feeding on some Love from Cornel West.

Can’t resist sharing this straight off Waving or Drowning, from an NPR interview with Cornel West on Monday … COX: Let’s begin with this, Cornel, if we might. You talk a lot about the lack of love. You say there is a lack of available love in black America. What do you mean by that? Prof. […]

Do you love like this?

“You must write every single day of your life … You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads … may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake the […]

Towards expressing my love for You

I picked up a copy of Henri Nouwen: His Life and His Vision by Michael O’Laughlin after finding it on the bargain shelf at Chapters on Tuesday. My spirit resonates in a deep way with the work of Nouwen and so I picked it up to find out more about the man and his journey. […]