Why Is Religion The New Curse Word|@thisisraysurnet @trackstarz

People refuse the label religious these days. They treat it like a derogatory label even. Religion is clearly defined in the Bible in James 1:27 (KJV) as visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep unspotted from the World. The problem arises because, like so many other things God has intended for […]

Why My Black Life Ultimately Doesn’t Matter (@trackstarz @thisisraysurnet)

No room for cozy intros with this topic, let’s dig in. In wake of all of the police brutality (well, the current cases anyway) someone, somewhere established the Black Lives Matter movement to supposedly combat police brutality among Black people. (Sidebar: I HATE the term African American when used to refer to Americans with ancestors […]

Feed The Mind, Strengthen The Body|@trackstarz @thisisraysurnet

I was in conversation with a friend, and as always with we ladies the conversation turned to weight and diet. My friend shared with me she had been struggling (as we all have at one time or another) and was instructed to eat whatever she wanted as long as it fit on a saucer. I […]

Reality TV Gladiators |@thisisraysurnet @trackstarz

In my quiet time I have felt we are no different than any other people throughout history. If we pay attention, we will see an ever repeating pattern of behaviors by people as a whole. The same issues haunt societies. Race, sex, gender, morality the list of common themes in our lives were the same […]

Insight From My Garden (@trackstarz @thisisraysurnet)

My family and I are growing our own garden. This is funny to me as I’ve never even been able to keep a cactus alive, but we forge on nonetheless. Every step of this process has been amazing to me! I don’t consider myself a survivalist but I do see a need for self sufficiency. […]

The Liberty of Minding My Own Business (@trackstarz @thisisraysurnet)

Throughout my life, as a child of the Pentecostal black church, I have heard a lot of sayings and things that I didn’t understand.  The carelessness of my youth took it as something the adults just say to stop me from having a good time (ah the liberty of youth).  When something began with a […]

The Trigger No One Is Pulling | (@trackstarz @thisisraysurnet)

I once heard an elderly man say, “no one wants to talk about prayer.” He recalled over the years hearing countless men and women of God tell him that their calling was to any one of the five-fold ministry positions. He had heard from countless preachers, teachers, prophets and evangelist.  Now, he asked the audience, […]

The Quandary of Desperation (@thisisraysurnet @trackstarz @transparencytm)

The bad thing about physical vision is that it can be misleading. The face that others put on as they prepare for their day can often mislead others to thinking that there is no danger residing in their mind. Desperation is a place that few have been, and survived. The end result of poverty, depression, […]

Sports Hoard – Your Week In Sports (@thisisraysurnet @trackstarz)

DraftKings and FanDuel have voluntary stopped offering college fantasy games. The deal with the NCAA has led to the indefinite suspension of all fantasy college activities after this week’s games. State legislatures have voiced their concerns about the involvement of amateur athletes in fantasy sports. The fantasy sports industry in still fighting legal battles concerning their […]