Understanding Black* hair: a journey

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One of my favourite movies is Something New, with Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker (aka Patrick Jane from The Mentalist)—I could watch the movie every few days and not get sick of it. It’s not a new movie but if you like romantic movies it’s a must see—if you hate it the chances of us being best buddies is probably zero—sorry. The strong theme through the movie is interracial relationships and I swear the character played by Sanaa (“Kenya”) is me, or how I’d be if I was model-gorgeous and Continue reading

Lost: testimony at the Joyce Meyer conference

jummy-meyer-poster-watermarkAfter the Joyce Meyer conference, I stayed in Toronto for an extra day to spend time with my dad and my brother. My dad made the two-hour round trip bus ride to see me and I had been looking forward to seeing him. We were going to meet right after the last conference session on Saturday around noon. I was eager to tell him how the event went and share some pictures too.

After we met up, we wandered around downtown Toronto for a while before finding a restaurant. Once we were seated I reached into my purse to take out my camera and discovered that my camera was gone! Continue reading

Joyce Meyer on generosity

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Have you ever had an experience that moved you yet when you tried to capture it in words to share with someone you couldn’t do it justice? That’s how I feel when I try to tell people about the Joyce Meyer conference I attended almost two weeks ago. If you ever have an opportunity to attend—do it. You may be surprised by what parts of her messages strike you—for me it was usually simple things that I’d heard before, probably from my dad, that had me saying “Amen” out loud.

Bring a notebook to the conference because there aren’t sermon outlines to follow along with. The event was filmed for television and should be available in about four months—I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s broadcast so you can watch it or listen to the podcast. Continue reading

In Toronto to see Joyce Meyer

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I’m in Toronto this weekend to attend my first Joyce Meyer conference! After all the yakking (1, 2, 3) I’ve done about loving “Mama Joyce” as Super Working Mum calls her, it’s only fitting that I come and see her when she’s only a four-hour train ride away. This is also serving as my vacation—I think it’s the first time I’ve left my city in nine months!
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