It Could All Be So Simple

The song Ex-Factor isn’t quite the romance any of us truly desires to have. This is more of an it’s complicated/situation-ship saga. Regardless of our track record or current relationship status, many of us fancy ourselves relationship experts. Often, it seems those who should be doing the most listening are actually the ones doing the most talking. Nonetheless, this song paints the picture of a relationship that most of us would rather not find ourselves on the non-reciprocated end of.

GOD’S LOVE LANGUAGE

Everyone knows about love languages. I see it all the time, on Twitter… people proclaiming their love language. Insisting theirs makes the most sense. Suggesting there’s got to be something wrong with people whose love language is that one, or this other one. Some people have made up love languages too. Like, wings. Wings is not one of the options. Stop it. Lol (wings are good, tho)

THIS YOU?

For some, words are not enough to signal a new direction. Several social media posts get reposted with screenshots of previous words, articles, or accusations accompanied by two simple words, phrased as a question: “This you?" It seems necessary to remind people of their worst when they were trying to be better—to be their best.

Connect for the Cause

As humans, we are homogeneous creatures. We are naturally drawn towards and prefer to be with other people who are like us. I’m Black. I like being around Black people. Quite frankly, it feels safer. But just because it’s most comfortable does not mean it is right to live my life trying to avoid people who aren’t like me. We have to move ourselves out of what is comfortable in order to have any meaningful relational development with people who aren’t just like us.

Perfect Protest: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

This is something I’ve struggled with these last few days. What is the perfect protest? What is the recipe for the savory treats that are palatable for the majority to take and eat ye all of what needs to change? My reading of history has not provided me any perfect answers. The way we combat the forces of evil may vary, depending on the circumstance. Not every battle is the same fight.

VALUE BETTER

How would you describe the life of Jesus? How would you say He lived, while on earth? Is there anything we can learn from the life of Jesus that we can apply to our own lives? When we are faced with various life situations or faced with decisions to make, one question often presented is “what would Jesus do?” Now, depending on your personality and how you’d like the situation to turn out, you might say something like, “well we don’t know because JeSuS nEvER wEnT tHrOuGh tHiS.” It would be unproductive, but you might say it lol I’m not picking on you; I’ve said it too.

TEACH TRUTH.

I am interested in increasing my understanding, in pursuit of The Truth. This is not a Paul Pierce stan page. I’m talking about the truth truth! Jesus has a better crossover, He’s more consistent from the deep, and has more impressive victories. Ok… not Ray Allen either... Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is The Truth.