PRESERVED: When God answers your prayer

May 2, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. – Teresa of Avila. We know what to do when God hasn’t answered our […]

P R E S E R V E D: God’s pruning

April 26, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist A few years ago, I attended the University of North Texas Equity and Diversity Conference in Denton, Texas where television journalist Soledad O’Brien was a keynote […]

P R E S E R V E D: Scandalized: The Gospel according to Olivia Pope revisited

April 18, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist A few years ago, I wrote about the success of Scandal which was then one of the most popular and intriguing shows on network television. It […]

P R E S E R V E D: Valuable imperfections

April 12, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist “Perfect is boring. Be imperfectly you.” When I saw this phrase on a t-shirt over the Christmas holiday, I could not resistit. I had to buy […]

P R E S E R V E D: New strategies for old battles

April 5, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist I consider myself an experienced warrior in the fight against allergies. Having suffered from allergic reactions to pollen, dog and cat hair, ragweed, etc. since I […]

P R E S E R V E D: A spoonful of sugar

March 29, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….in a most delightful way” are lyrics from one of my favorite songs from the Mary Poppins movie […]

P R E S E R V E D: Surrendering all through consecration

March 22, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist A few years ago, I wrote about surrendering all to God. Since I wrote those words, God has continually challenged me to take surrender one step […]

Preserved: Put down your brick!

March 15, 2018 in Religion

By Shewanda Riley Columnist We all have a story. Perhaps it’s the result of an experience where we learned more about ourselves or where we sawourselves differently after doing something […]