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Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian and co-host of Truth’s Table Podcast. Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Huffington Post Black Voices and her insights have been quoted by NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

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  1. It looks lonely…………deserted at times…….at least until I get still in the darkness of night, of my room pray & sit silent. In the midst of this I hear the Holy Spirit speaking, giving me a reality check of what God is doing with me and through me at this present time. Hearing the small direct voice strengthens me to continue not trusting my feelings, or waiting for the voices of others, but doubling down in my Faith; knowing I am not waiting for nothing but there is something in God’s Will worth waiting for! They that wait on the LORD “Shall”……………! I realize I am not a tired army of one but of many, I can continue, not depending on my strength but because He enables me through His WORDS & gives His angels charge to keep me is what my dependence is placed in…….. though I constantly have to refocus to remember all my help is coming from THE LORD despite what it looks or feels like!! You just often have to encourage “yourself” in The Lord!

    • “Doubling down in my faith.” Now that’s a word, sis! You are truly preaching a word here. We know God’s got it and He ain’t failed us yet. Betting on God is never a losing bet. Thank you for your wisdom and insight.

  2. “…boundaries protect what is sacred” – YESSSS! In this season, I’m recognizing where I have not kept the main thing the main thing and haven’t upheld my own worth. It’s over for that. The opportunities that come may be good, but do they truly align for ME or fulfill someone else’s bottom line?

    I’m so excited THIS opportunity aligned with your purpose and I look forward to reading more of your writings, Sis!

    • Sis, the temptation to say “yes” to opportunities that come our way is too real. Especially, when coins are attached, but our “yes” needs to be determined by our “why.” God is the “who” behind the “why” for me. Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait for you to read more of my public journal. Blessings, sis!

  3. I’m taking a semester off from my university. I’ve been an adjunct professor for 10 years. What felt like a blessing and a second act for me then, feels like a dead end now. I have no idea what’s next. I’m nervous about feeling useless. Thank God I don’t have to worry about finances. My husband’s business will support us. But COVID has shaken me up. I need some time. I want to write. But i have so much fear. It’s something i have dreamed about for years. What if i can’t get anything done? What if it’s
    no good? I’m wrestling with fear and doubt. Pray for me.

    • I hear that, sis. Transitions can be hard. Especially when you don’t know what is next. I’m praising God alongside you that you have financial stability during this time of discernment. May God grant you the courage to step on faith and fulfill the good desires God has placed in your heart. The good thing about writing is that the more you read and write, the better you get at it. So get started, sis! God’s got you! Blessings to you!

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