My Friend Ericka

There’s another Ericka Clay. I receive her emails from time to time (I suppose our email addresses are pretty close), and I’ve learned a lot about her. She’s from Chicago. She has a daughter. She’s African American and enjoys martial arts and drives a luxury sedan. She travels a lot and has her own personalContinue reading “My Friend Ericka”

The Black Hole of Bitterness

It’s easy to not want to forgive. To slide feet first into the black hole of memory and bitterness. It’s punishing yourself, over and over again. People have theories about forgiveness, especially people who lack forgiving hearts. They see it as pardoning someone else, owing a horrible human being a favor because anyone who stepsContinue reading “The Black Hole of Bitterness”

Burn Those Boxes

My experience of following Jesus started with the demonic. It was a black night terror sort of feeling and yet a strong powerful buzz that rushed through every single one of my cells. God showed me the true darkness that lies beneath the shiny facade of this world. I didn’t know why until I hadContinue reading “Burn Those Boxes”

We Don’t Live There Anymore

I’m starting to realize I’ve cried more for a chihuahua mix this past week than I ever have for any human being. I’m starting to worry about myself a bit. But I’m also not worried one iota. This week has been the hardest and the best one of my life. For the first time, myContinue reading “We Don’t Live There Anymore”

God Only Knows

My most favorite and maybe even most fearsome picture is one of the author Joan Didion. She’s standing on the upper decking of a beach house that sits nestled close to the ocean, cigarette in hand, as her daughter Quintana and husband, John, lean against the railing close together, lips lifted in small smiles. TheContinue reading “God Only Knows”

My Journey With God

To submit a guest post, check out this page. Never in my life have I doubted the Creator’s existence. The question was, did I care to follow Him? Is He far away, running this world through rules and fear? Or is He something else? Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow ofContinue reading “My Journey With God”

Running With Wolves

I gave my testimony the other night before the women’s group at my church. It was surreal. I hate public speaking, and crowds, and people focusing all their attention on me (which is why I’ll ask you a million questions so I never have to talk about myself), but I prayed hard that the HolyContinue reading “Running With Wolves”

Following Jesus Through the Years

To submit a guest post, check out this page. To any who read this, I pray that my testimony of Jesus Christ will bring inspiration and if you don’t have a relationship with Him as I do that this may bring you into one. For over 33 years of my life I went through just likeContinue reading “Following Jesus Through the Years”

Learning to Be an Artist for Jesus

To submit a guest post, check out this page. Ever since I was four-years-old, I wanted to be an artist and storyteller. The artist dream was mostly extinguished by the time I became an adult, when I became an atheist and nihilist and lost joy in nearly everything I once loved. It wasn’t until JesusContinue reading “Learning to Be an Artist for Jesus”

Life of A Christian Comic Book Artist

To submit a guest post, check out this page. Lord willing, come January 13, 2021, I will have been in the Lord for exactly 20 years.  It’s been a long journey that has gone much too fast.  20 years full of great blessings, godly deliverance, and devastating losses—but God bestowed strength.  Endurance.  Perseverance.  All ofContinue reading “Life of A Christian Comic Book Artist”