Soul Sweat

The other day-Saturday actually I went to a yoga class called soul sweat at this place called Church of Yoga. My housemate Christina invited me to come and I was a little nervous because I do not really do yoga. I  did in fact sweat a lot but afterwards felt so amazing and empowered. The […]

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My lil’ Red Wagon

There is this chant that goes “you cant ride on my little red wagon, the backseats broken and the axles dragging.” Most people hear this and think oh well that makes perfect sense, you don’t want a wagon if it’s broken or dragging. I think most people miss the first part of that; you know […]

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Grandma

When I was five I  had my  first experience with grief. My grandfather Cola Jones passed away, one year later Paw paw Lawrence passed away. Grief when you’re a kid is somehow different. You see people crying, you know there is something wrong but the process is different. When I lost my paw paw Lawrence […]

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What a treat

These pst two weekends in New Orleans have been weekends of rest and reflection. Last weekend was spent on the Bayou’s of New Orleans and as we all gathered around campfires, boat rides and cajun culture, the air felt lighter. The air around us was lighter but there was definitely a feeling of sadness floating […]

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1st Sermon Ever

  This passage could be used to inspire people to give their tithes and offering, but if we dig deeper we see that this passage is showing us what genuine giving is. This passage is illustrating what it looks like to have peace in a time when it seems as if you have nothing. It […]

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When it Rains it Pours

Have y’all ever heard the saying “when it rains it pours” ? That is what the past couple of weeks have been like for me in my personal and work life. Last Tuesday I found out on the same day that my dad and grandmother were both being hospitalized. They are okay now but in […]

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The present of Presence

Kanye West once said, “my presence is a present”. Working at Okra Abbey I have learned that the presence of other people in the garden is always a gift, the presence of the garden is a gift. When I first arrived at the abbey the gates were covered in vines. Throughout this past month we […]

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