What, Me Worry?

At the end of July, I will pack my stuff and move out of the apartment I’ve been in for the last 4 years.Where am I going?

No. Clue.

“Well, Alisha, why don’t you know? I mean — you just can’t say you’re moving somewhere and don’t have anywhere to go! And ain’t chu lookin’ for a job too? How you gon’ move somewhere and you don’t have a job yet? You’re trippin’. You need to saddown somewhere. You ain’t worried?”

Nah. I’m good. I’m just doing what He told me to do. *Kanye shrug, Alexander O’Neal smile*  Continue reading

Racks on Racks on Racks

Racks on Racks on Racks. 

All I do is win, win, win.

Who run the world? Girls. Bey.

Can’t wear skinny jeans because my knots don’t fit.

Money in the bank, shawty what chu drank?

There are millions of songs that talk about having wealth, riches, the “good life”, and how singers/rappers live this life everyday (when they’re not frontin’, of course). They speak the “good life” over themselves in every song, every lyric, and many times, this is truly the life they live.

So why not for the believer?  Continue reading


In the quiet crevices of my social circle, my girls have a way of saying the phrase “wait a minute”.

Sounds like “wayment”.


Today I learned something about waiting.

Many times we get tired of this invisible force field that requires us to wait things out. I am a naturally impatient person, so having to wait for others to do things…well, usually results in me doing them myself. Ion like waitin’, ya’ll.  Continue reading


In mathematics, if-then statements are statements that proves if something happens then something else will happen.

For example:

If you water your plants every day, then your plants will grow.

If you mix red with white, then you get pink.

If you swim without a life jacket, and you don’t now how to swim, then you’ll drown.

The two-letter word “if” is pretty loaded. Continue reading

Believe anything.

Yesterday, I stopped believing.

For about 47 minutes, I gave up on having faith in God.

I had grown tired of asking and believing for the simplest of things and not getting them.

In the midst of all of this, Ashli, my 6-year-old, was frantically concerned about the impending tornadoes that were to hit our area. She hates thunderstorms and always wants to bunker down in my bed. I tried assuring her that she’d be able to sleep through the entire thing.

“Well, what if a tornado comes and blows our house away?”

“It wont, Ash. We’ll be fine.”

“That thing will kill us! We’ll have to hide.”

I looked at Ashli and said, “God is going to protect us. He always has and He always will. Do you believe that?”

“Yes,” she said.

After a bath, bedtime story, and a goodnight kiss in her own bed, I spent rest of the night flipping from The Weather Channel to the NBA playoffs.

Around 10 o’clock, I realized that I hadn’t even heard any thunder or lightning.

By midnight, the rain passed, the few claps of lighting trailed off into the distance with its buddy thunder, and all was quiet.

This morning, Ashli woke up and came into my room with an inquisitive look on her face.

“Was there a storm last night?”

“Yep, there sure was but you slept right through it.”

“I did?”

“Yep. I told you we would be fine.”

Then Ashli said something that made my 47 minute of unbelief seem silly:”God did it!”

Her face lit up. She was genuinely happy to know that what she believed God would do, He did.

Her childlike faith was probably the reason this entire area was spared; typically, my city (located on the outskirts of Atlanta) is usually the target for very destructive weather. With the death toll increasingly growing across the Southern states, we were very, very lucky.

Children are able to believe anything. They typically don’t question concepts that we teach them because they believe US. Who are we to ever stop believing in what God said He would do for us? Not only should we believe, we should have an unshakable peace that allows us to “sleep” through any “storm” we may encounter.

I left for work today with my faith renewed. If my child could sleep through what she believed to be something that would kill us all, how much more can I stand to believe in the basic promises of God?

Challenge: revisit that thing you’ve been believing God for. Get some scriptures on what His Word says about them. Reactivate your faith and believe with childlike faith. A blind, forever trusting faith that cannot be moved by any force of nature.

On the Chase,

Alisha L.

Faith rule. Mind drool.

Throughout life, we who are of the Kingdom of God will be faced with greater challenges, greater levels of faith.

We will have to learn to trust God with parts of our lives that we haven’t relinquished control of because we’re afraid.

We’re afraid that if we make one move something may not work out right. Or, if we pursue what’s really in our hearts, then we may be greeted with disappointment or failure.

Sometimes, though, God puts something in our hearts that is unmistakable. We know without a shadow of a doubt that it is Him moving us, speaking to us, pushing us out of our comfort zones to prepare us for the next level of faith.

God has provided a path for us to walk that has everything we need, but sadly, we let fear keep our feet locked in position, refusing to make a move.

For me, it has always been the fear of not having enough, not being able to care for my kid, having to resort to God-knows-what to survive. I was always taught to never make a move without having something secure in place, but that, my friends, speaks to the logical.

What I’m talking about is faith.

We have to get to the place where we become radical in our faith. Not on some religious, “hold my mule”, 3 holy ghost spins and a Shabach-faith either.

Faith that says:

No matter what is going on around me, I will chase after God.

No matter what is going on in the economy, loss of jobs, lack of financial stability, I will pursue what He has for me.

No matter what my mind says I should do, I will follow my heart, for in my heart lies the inner most desires.

You have to be crazy as Hades to act on those things. But if you’re crazy enough, there is great reward awaiting you.

I want to get to the place where I’m so doggone faith crazy that my logical mind no longer rules. I want my faith to rule and my mind to drool.

Of course, we are not to dismiss wisdom, God’s timing, and using common sense, but when there’s a press to move in something He’s told you to do, just do it. (Nike, PAY ME!) 🙂

As I was writing this, Creflo Dollar tweeted:

@Creflo_Dollar: When u speak words, u are writing them on your heart; whatever is in your heart will come out & manifest in your life (Ps 45:1).

Soon after, Joel Osteen tweeted:

@JoelOsteen: ..I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good…to give you a future and a hope.’ (Jeremiah 29:11)

You may not like either pastor but, whoo those were right on time!

Pursue God. Pursue His passions. Don’t let money or status or reputation keep you from pursuing your heart’s desires.

The desire you have to do _____________________ (fill in your blank) because HE put it there. That ain’t chu. That’s Him, tugging at you, nagging you, filling your head with dreams and visions of a greater you, a greater life.

Let faith rule.

(to be continued…)

On the Chase,


Alisha L.