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Isai Efuru – QNotes

Go for it!

Spiritual Reflections

When I was a young girl, I wanted to become a teacher. When I was a teenager, I just wanted to graduate high school and attend college. Underneath those two wishes, there was a deeper need to feel safe and to stop hurting.

Look behind you

Spiritual Reflections

When I was a young girl, there would be countless school programs that I wanted to be in. In my primary grades, I couldn’t muster up the courage. However, when I reached sixth grade, there was a very bubbly music teacher named Mrs. Muhammad who encouraged me to join my school chorus.

Don’t think it strange

Spiritual Reflections

Have you been encountering challenging times lately? Have you looked at your current circumstances and wondered why misfortune seems to be a ringtone? You may be surprised to hear that it’s being done on purpose.

Pressing Forward

Spiritual Reflections

During a recent trip back home, I strolled through the train station, admiring the vendors and the familiar wave of hasty pedestrians. As I entered the waiting room, a heaviness gripped me that I couldn’t shake.

The Freedom of Your Truth

Spiritual Reflections

Life is sure to place us upon a board of chess. Whether we cohabitate grief or marry faith during our experiences will determine the end of our story.

It’s a set up

Spiritual Reflections

The circumstances in our life are never an accident. More than likely, the things that happen to you are part of a bigger plan to give you the life that you’ve always dreamed of. Another thing to consider is that the harder things are for you, the more God has for you to learn.

A Matter of Faith

Spiritual Reflections

In 2004, I came to Charlotte from my hometown in New Jersey with my one-year-old daughter, my stereo and a small collection of books and shoes. God revealed to me that it was time to move on, and leaving everything I knew was the way He needed me to start.

On Charleston: The Blessing in the Storm

Spiritual Reflections

It is the eye of the storm that is most horrific. It is also in the eye of the storm that God’s voice rings the loudest. It’s the storm that produces life’s most amazing miracles.

One in the crowd

Spiritual Reflections

I attended an expo recently that featured a variety of vendors and diverse performers. As I greeted familiar faces and introduced myself to new ones, I checked out the various singers and poets doing their thing on stage.

Stand Still

Spiritual Reflections

Life has a way of stopping you in your tracks long enough for you to see that you’re headed off of the trail. If we are wise, we pause and take in the danger long enough to turn things around.