Category Archives: Thursdays with Ify

The Other Side of the Gun: A Lesson in Love

I haven’t written the last two weeks due to travel.  But this Thursday, I could really use a “get out of jail” card.  Yet, I feel obligated to share the current conflict I am experiencing in regards to an unexpected … Continue reading

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Get Off Your Mat & VOTE: Churches Can Decide Midterms

Don’t let no one fool you.  The church still plays a major role in the fabric of today’s society.  During the last couple of months, it has been encouraging to work with faith-based leaders that recognize their role in the … Continue reading

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The Dropoff: What We Leaving Behind in 2014?

I don’t know about yall, but my mind is pretty DONE with 2014.  Which is not entirely a good thing. After all, tomorrow is not guaranteed.  But while many are thinking about all the new-new they about to walk into … Continue reading

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Ebola: An Illness of Compassion

Fetu Kekula, 22, had a house full of family members infected with ebola.  Too far from a hospital, the young nurse-in-training did not run for safety, nor did she just sit in a corner and pray for their recovery.  She … Continue reading

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Is Your Comfort Killing Your Dream?

Comfort can be the enemy of progress.  One thing I have learned during my 33 years on this earth is that people who lived for just a paycheck never change anything.  For the record, there is nothing wrong with taking … Continue reading

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To My Fellow “Less Classically Beautiful” Sistahs…

“I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes “SAW” me and said “Why Not.” That’s what makes her a visionary.  That’s what makes her iconic.  I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement  (less classically beautiful) my entire life.  Being a dark … Continue reading

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Dear Janay Rice, You Are Stronger Than Most Credit You

Dear Janay Rice, I am sorry. I am sorry that what you went through is repeated for others to analyze, visualize, and capitalize. I am sorry that while you may not have been in a position to speak up for … Continue reading

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Top Four Unintentional Spiritual Bullies

Listen.  The body of Christ has an unspoken caste system, one that leaves everyday people (who are just trying to make it to their car without being run over by an usher) constantly shaking their heads.  While the Word says … Continue reading

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Getting To The Best Version Of Ourselves

I once heard that if you are in Christ, but aren’t growing, you are in crisis.  In a day and age where so much emphasis is placed on “next level” prophesies, the reality is our occupations, vacations, and social circles … Continue reading

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The Price Of Breath

I don’t want to do much talking nowadays.  What is a movie of images of tear gas and people running away from tanks…is the reality of our lives.  Just imagine if your last name was Martin, or Davis, or Garner, … Continue reading

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