A New Perspective

PERSPECTIVEI have spent the past several days reviewing and evaluating the next phase of my writing ministry. That process has included minor updates to the blog website. I hope to complete the remaining updates this week. It has also included the rereading of several posts I have written over the years. It is with deep gratitude that I have noticed personal growth and change while going through some of the archives. This time of reflection has also caused me to refocus. The answer to the question, “Why do I blog,” as presented after my short biography on the About Me page as not changed.

In addition to those thoughts, I have noticed that writing is teaching me more about myself. Through writing, I am forced to confront issues. Sometimes I try to avoid conflict, escape the drama, and run the other way. There are times, however, when all of us must stop running, and confront the issues of our day and our own life. In the words of Sheryl Sandberg we must all consider, “What would you do if you were not afraid?”

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A Sista’s Journey 2014 in Review

WordPress.com prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog, and I have personalized it for you.

Here’s an excerpt:

This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2014.

Click here to see the complete report.

NATASHA’S PICKS:

Top Blog Post Published in 2014!

Two of the top three blog posts of the year were written by my fabulous guests:

“No Jesus, No Justice” by Andy Crouch

“When Gender Reconciliation Doesn’t Preach” by Suzanne Burden

“Divided by Faith” book review

 

Best Books This Year!

In addition to reading the Bible, I have completed 20 books this year in the following categories:

Justice 7
Ministry to Women 2
Racial Reconciliation 3
Spiritual Formation 2
Leadership 1
Theology 1
Christian Living/Thought 2
Missions 1

In no particular order, these are the top three books I have read this year:

  1. “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” by Ann Voskamp (Book Review is on the way in 2015)
  1. “Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America” by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith (Book Review provided above)
  1. “Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenges of Leadership for Christian Women” by Halee Gray Scott

 

Some of my favorites that you might have missed this Year:

  1. “Why I Don’t Want my Child to be ‘Colorblind’”
  1. “What I Learn from my Daughter about Heaven and the Theology of Butter”
  1. “The Diaspora of Minorities in White Evangelicalism”