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Be free, my friend
July 25, 2018 | HJoc Blog

Be free, my friend

I present to some and introduce to others a three-letter word, glorified and despised, ran to by some and fled from others…the notorious S-I-N. Not to spend much time explaining what sin is, I’ll save some time by giving the most basic definition. Sin is “missing the mark”, that is, missing the mark of perfection. […]

MUST-READ CHRISTIAN NOVELS
July 24, 2018 | HJoc Blog

MUST-READ CHRISTIAN NOVELS

An updated list of great Christian books to read or at least have on your bookshelf: (in no particular order) Boundaries, by Henry Cloud Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, by Timothy S. Lane The Joy of Fearing God, by Jerry Bridges Knowing God, by J.I. Packer The List, by Marian Jordan When No One is Looking, by Bill Hybels The Hole […]

THE SECRET
July 23, 2018 | Aspiring Musician

THE SECRET

Music was not a natural gift. That is, I was not born into a family with extraordinary musical talents. In fact, my voice could never and still cannot make out a melody without cracking any glass that witnesses such tragic noise. As a child who longed to be musically inclined, singing was not the answer. […]

I just cried at a stranger’s wedding
July 23, 2018 | HJoc Blog

I just cried at a stranger’s wedding

Are weddings not about knowing the bride and groom personally? If so, how silly is it that I went through YouTube videos of weddings and shed literal tears. It’s quite embarrassing, actually. However, I do not think my tears came from knowing the couple but from knowing the covenant to which they were becoming one. What beautiful earthly representation of […]

Can’t stop, won’t stop
July 23, 2018 | Young & Educated

Can’t stop, won’t stop

This is our house. This is our rules. Ever since we were kids, adults have never failed to ask us the dreaded question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We never fail to answer with an over-sized, grandiose imagination, “Doctor…football player…tooth fairy…firefighter!” I mean, we really do believe with all of […]

Weave doesn’t mean insecure
July 16, 2018 | Black & Female

Weave doesn’t mean insecure

There are so many rumors linking weave with insecurity. In the same light, those who wear weave are likely made to defend their natural hair length. I know plenty of black women who rock their 20-inch sew-ins with the best grade of hair underneath! I have also witnessed black women who regularly wear box-braids that could […]

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