Don’t Miss Your “Esther Moment”

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14)? Ever since God called me into ministry, prophets and ministers have prophesied, seemingly randomly, to me that I have the “Esther favor.” They would … [Read more...]

Life: Not a Tyler Perry Movie

When I was in college, I loved taking film classes as elective courses. I studied filmmakers such as Julie Dash (“Daughters of the Dust”), Mira Nair (“Mississippi Marsala”), and Halle Gerima (“Sankofa”). I studied how these masters told compelling stories through the subtle nuances of cinematography, lighting and sound. The courses introduced me to a host of classic, underground and underrated … [Read more...]

Women of Great Faith

The world offers many definitions of a woman. There are thousands of examples on Television and in magazines of how we should speak, act and look. The images of women that bombard us everyday vary greatly across nationalities, cultures and generations. For example, the definition of an African or European woman is not the same as the definition of an American woman. The image of a woman in 1959 is … [Read more...]