If you’ve been looking for me, I’ve spent the last two years building a new space for women of faith. It’s called Wit + Grace Magazine. I’m so proud of this new project and I pray that the stories inspire you to live a life of faith, purpose, and justice. I recently did an interviewContinue reading “A (Kinda) New Thing”
Author Archives: YolandeMichelle
A Force to Be Reckoned With
*Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at the high school graduation for the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women. Here is what I said: Good morning students, faculty, parents, family members, and guests. I have been given the extreme honor and privilege of speaking to you today to help celebrateContinue reading “A Force to Be Reckoned With”
I have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with water. I love the ocean but I get seasick when I try to do too much. Last summer, I spent seven days on a boat in Croatia, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It was literally heaven on earth coasting alongContinue reading “Anchored”
The Art of Compassion
Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed by current events? There is so much turmoil, pain and suffering happening around the world today and after a very bitter political election in the U.S., the marches, protests and debates are still ongoing. The thing that I have been wrestling with as a Christian is howContinue reading “The Art of Compassion”
“The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 A memorial is an object that serves as a focus for memory of something, usually a person who has died, or an event. The purpose of a memorial is to help you remember and to pay honor to a meaningful personContinue reading “In Memoriam”
YES. YES. YES. A thousand times: YES! So what’s the question again? I don’t know … and that’s okay. I’m someone who always needs to know where I’m going at all times. If I don’t know, then I’m not going. It’s just that simple. Some would call that wisdom, while others would call that fear.Continue reading “YES!”
Peace … Be still.
Peace. This word has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s like a gentle whisper in my spirit. Peace… Peace … Peace … “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not beContinue reading “Peace … Be still.”
A Better Plan …
“For as long as I remember, writing has been my voice when I felt mute.” With those words, I began my graduate school application essay for Regent University a few weeks ago. I was a few days away from the deadline and wasn’t even sure I would get all of my documents in on time.Continue reading “A Better Plan …”
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
We literally look for confirmation of our thoughts about God, people, love and the world. If our thoughts are good, we will look for and confirm the good in God, people, love and the world. However, if our thoughts are negative, we will look for and confirm the negative in God, people, love and the world.
In a city of 8.3 million people living with mistakes, struggles and regrets, there is a generation rising up that says, “I want to BE who God has made me to BE and DO everything that He has called me to DO. I want to live a life with NO REGRETS.” Sarah’s Story: Sarah isContinue reading “NO REGRETS”
Thou Shalt Laugh!
I’ve always admired the Proverbs 31 woman. She has long been the ideal for every Christian woman because of her virtue, diligence and God-fearing qualities. There are so many things about this woman that stand out but really my favorite thing about her is found in vs. 25b “she laughs at the days to come.”Continue reading “Thou Shalt Laugh!”
PURE Escape – A Recap
“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Psalm 107:2 I had the privilege of attending PURE Escape – A Women’s Conference, in Tarrytown, NY this past weekend. The focus of the event was on the theme of “Story” – women telling their stories. PURE, was founded by Melissa Harrison, a broadcast journalist withContinue reading “PURE Escape – A Recap”