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She's Pretty, Period!

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She's Pretty, Period!
While I celebrate my heritage year round, there is something special about having a month recognized for the history of African Americans. It only seemed appropriate that as I wrote this blog entry I sat listening to the song “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce` featuring her daughter, Blue Ivy, as well as Saint Jhn and WizKid. Go ahead, turn it on. You know you want to! “Brown skin girl, Ya skin just like pearls. The best thing in all the world. I never trade you for anybody else…”

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Jesus Saves or Nah?

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Jesus Saves or Nah?

I have quietly observed via social media and conversations around me when individuals have expressed their opinions about Kanye West and the sincerity of his relationship with God. I have kept my opinions to myself. However, with the release of his latest musical project, Jesus is King, and the growing fame of #KanyeSundayService I just have something I want to ask you. Does Jesus save or nah? I ask this question because it seems like some people have an issue with particular individuals claiming salvation. I’m sure you, like me, have a prayer list of people close to you that...

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Domineak Miller: Leading from Grace

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Domineak Miller: Leading from Grace

Alright everyone. Hopefully by now you have read the last blog entry, Confessions from the Pastor’s Family: PK Thoughts 101. If you haven’t...you should! However, October is clergy appreciation month and this month instead of highlighting the clergy members, I am shedding light on their family. I was able to sit down with a first lady who is new in the game. Please meet Domineak Miller. Domineak was born and raised in Chicago, IL and went on to attend Southern Illinois University - Carbondale for her college career. She has resided in Southern Illinois for nearly two decades. Domineak is...

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Confessions from the Pastor's Family: PK Thoughts 101

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Confessions from the Pastor's Family: PK Thoughts 101

My father is a preacher. My husband is a preacher. My brother is a preacher. I have uncles who are preachers. I have cousins who are preachers.  All of my life I have been surrounded by preachers!!! Let me share something with you that may not cross your mind when you think about the preacher’s family; we would rather have our loved one do ANYTHING ELSE but be a preacher, especially a pastor. I am sure that I am not alone when I say that majority of those from a preacher’s family have contemplated more than a handful of times...

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This Girl has Mom Goals!

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This Girl has Mom Goals!

I have always had goals. My entire life has been based upon having goals and accomplishing those goals. My parents, especially my mother, pretty much taught my siblings and I to create goals and then learn the steps of accomplishing those goals and invest our time into those steps. The drive to make sure that I had a list and completed the list pretty much became an obsession just before high school. I wanted to attend a good high school...check! I wanted to get accepted into and attend an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)...check! Transfer to a college closer...

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