I would describe myself as a optimist, who has overcome difficulty with God’s grace and laughter. I am passionate about justice, art and spirituality.
“My life is laughter personified, a place where sorrow can visit but not abide.”
A native New Yorker, I was born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn and now live in Harlem. At 10-years old I felt led to pray and read the Bible though I was not raised in the church. At 14-years old I visited a neighborhood Baptist church where I had a life altering conversion experience, this conversion not only saved my soul but my life. I truly know that the Gospel is good news to the poor. Currently, I am the Executive Director for a Faith based community organizing network that is multifaith and multiracial, we are united in our desire to Build the Beloved City where all God’s children live in dignity, visit http://www.faithinnewyork.org for more information(the views and opinions expressed on this blog in no way represent the views and opinions of Faith in NY). Through my personal journey from pain to healing I have developed a compassion for people fueled by a passion for justice.
I love creating devotional materials that aid in holistic sanctification which is spiritual maturity, emotional health and the practice of prophetic justice.My writing can be found at Sojourners Magazine & Blog, Huffington Post and Your Black World. Inspired by Rev. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign I have co-written a series of Bible Studies and Devotionals with The Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary entitled: The Last Week of Jesus/Last Year of King.
I am a Pan-Africanist, that is dedicated to the restoration of Africa and the liberation of my people. I also have knowledge of my African Hebrew roots via the Igbo and other tribes and feel that my faith today is the culmination of my ancestors belief in the Most High God and his way of life as described in the Torah and expanded upon by Yahshua my savior. I have a deep passion for uncovering the African presence in the Bible because the experience of Africans especially in America is a great example of God’s redemptive work of justice and Shalom for all humanity. To this end I founded an organization called Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny.
I have five siblings and a large extended family in both New York and North Carolina. I love the color red, laughing, music, literature, art, visiting museums, walking, sunshine, beaches, the BBC sitcom: “Keeping Up Appearances”, the comedy of Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Kat Williams, vintage SNL and all things 80’s. I am the type of person who likes everyone before I dislike them and I enjoy hearing people’s stories. I have a natural curiosity about life and I try to grow by learning something new each day.
Wholeness4Love is about my journey to health, as well as tips and resources you can use to improve your own physical, spiritual and emotional health.
Esther’s Call is a collection of my reflections on faith & social justice.
Prophetic Whirlwind: Uncovering the Black Biblical Destiny is an organization dedicated to uncovering the Black contribution to the Hebrew and Christian faiths through workshops, lectures, Bible study and devotional materials.
Concerning the Spiritual in Art features my love of art especially the work of Kandinsky.
My chapbook is a collection of inspirational quotes and poems.
I would love to hear from you so feel free to comment, follow or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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