22 years ago, 6 young women came together to create a space for young women to flourish. An organization that allowed us to experience true friendship, accountability, discipleship and service. Formerly Female Steppers for Christ, ZAO (Zeta Alpha Omicron) became a beacon of light for hundreds of Chicago’s young Black women. It offered them something no program could. Above all, it gave us Jesus. I remember being an 8-year-old girl looking at these young women walk through the
Last week I reposted an old blog that allowed you all to peek inside my quest for sexual identity and security. I wrote that before I was married. I was a young single mom who was trying to pursue purity in my relationship with my, now, husband. I am humble enough to admit that we weren't perfect. I'm not here to sugarcoat anything with anybody. I am a sinner, saved by grace, looking to God daily for forgiveness, renewal, and strength to flee sin. In no way do I condone our a
I'm a terrible mess. In every way imaginable. I realize this everyday when I wake up later than I want to, nap longer than I need to, and go to sleep later than I should, all the while getting very little done in the precious moments between. More than anything, my life is not always a reflection of the longing I have for God. I don't read my bible like I should or pray like I want to. And that's just the surface stuff. In the Psalms, David CONSTANTLY talks about meditation.