Planned Mistakes

By Jontae Grace I’m beginning to think that even our mistakes are planned. It stands to reason that, just as God uses others to bless us, to enter our lives with relief, assistance and encouragement, he would also use them to bring warnings, discipline and all manner of lessons. It doesn’t make them a bad…

Live Your Apologies

When we find ourselves alone with our thoughts, we wrestle with moral dilemmas of past actions that’ve affected the present. Everything that we suppress by day comes bursting forth at night: remorse for relationships lost, frustration at loaded circumstances, the many good things you do eclipsed by the few bad. The heart ponders whatever it…

Match Me: The New Culture of Balance

Where I come from, we match. Whether that be a sack of indo or gas money, its a sign of camaraderie when you put what you have together with what I have, so we’ll have more. From grade school, boys and girls share everything from secrets to chocolate milk. We got older and wore matching…

The Formula: Why People Stay, or Leave

What makes people stay in relationships, or leave? We’ve all faced situations where we slipped up and deserved to be fired, but got a presidential pardon. Conversely, there are times when we expected clemency, only to be punished to the fullest extent. Like wtf?! It makes you wonder how Fate decides which relationship lives or…

Three Keys to Communication

There is no better feeling than to understand someone fully, and be understood the same. The perfect relationship doesn’t exist, but the perfect connection does. It’s the reason we endure the awkward getting-to-know-you stage, the petty arguments and misunderstandings, and pregnancy scares. It’s why we check bishes (male and female) for tryna get a slice…