Online Portfolio

Below are some of my older writings.  To read the latest articles by me on a few of the sites I contribute to, click on these links: Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, The Reformed African American Network, ERLC, Christianity Today  Click through to read specific articles.

Reformed African American Network

Hair and the Black Woman

Lance Armstrong and Our Hero-Worship Culture

Her. Meneutics (Christianity Today’s blog for women)

Why This Black Christian No Longer Toes the Democratic Party Line

Article including in the e-book, What Christian Women Want This Election Season

Today’s Christian Woman:

Interracial Marriage: United in Christ

Interracial and One in Christ



Desiring God:

Celebrating Diversity in Our Homes

Femininity: June Cleaver, Clair Huxtable or the Valiant Woman

The Race-Transcending Gospel

Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

Fitness Goals and the New Year

The Amazing Calling of Being “Mom”

It’s Good to Be a Jar of Clay

The Gospel Coalition:

Do I Have What it Takes to Raise an African Child?

When Darkness Seems to Hide God’s Face

Abortion and the Black Woman

Women Around the World

The Self-Righteous Wife

‘Make Me Asian’ and Everlasting Splendors

Remember the Victims–Like Me

If God Says No

What We All Need to Learn from the Minority Experience

The Knoxville News-Sentinel:

Health Shoppe’s Performance Lab offers top equipment for exercise, therapy, evaluation

Vintage book seller shares her passion for children’s books

Knox area churches encourage good health with exercise programs

Silent no more: Webb student releases original music on CD

a brief: Healthy living focus of 7th annual expo

Couple shares home and work lives

Knoxville native releases Christian CD

Moments from a movement

UT athletes share the hows and whys behind being competitive

Teach Talk: Singing, cheering pupils to success

Life coaches help clients plot their next moves

Awareness is first key to protection, self defense instructor says

Separate society: Black clubs, organizations flourished in the days of segregation

Class helps participants train for daily challenges

Knoxville man abandons car for six months, travels on foot and bike

Teach Talk: Educator committed to creative classrooms

Joy of Music school helps teens reach goals, have fun, manage ‘bad days’

Arts ministry reaches out with public performance

Symphony Show House supports KSO and offers decor, ideas

Puppets, lights bring out kids for Easter show

Teach Talk: Kathy Farrell inspired by uncle’s plight

The musicians of Market Square

Spheerz an IdealFit for Robinette family

Easter sunrise services unite denominations around common belief

Local Daughters of the British Empire await royal wedding and celebrate their connection

Senior runner Sam Stone nears his goal

Fitness for seniors

Smokyland Sound Chorus barbershop choir adds young recruits; first concert Monday 

Businesses bring array of Christmas products to Gatlinburg expo

Part-timers piece together jobs to make ends meet

Technology, growth of large chains influence condition of smaller businesses

A man and a van: House fire and job loss leads to new adventure, possible business venture

Knox sports drink startup thirsting for sales

Josh and Friends aims to ease worries for children in the hospital

Knox filmmaker’s ET/Russia documentary nearing a wrap

Knoxville couple return to her homeland to help

Guidelines have changed for exercise during pregnancy

First Baptist creates CD to accompany Ruth Graham book

The Help inspires remembrances of the 60’s

Cheer squads’ traditions helps see teams through tough times

Strong and Submissive- a column

High School grad completes Appalachian Trail

Retreat for pastors wives builds bonds refreshes spirits

Fitness competitor returns after household accident

Six months without a car concludes successfully

UT, students take precautions to stay out of trouble

Column: Blacks in Knoxville Standing behind Obama

Old Fashioned Courtship and Online Dating

Pass the glass: Knoxville man goes on juicing diet

Church at the Joe bring church to the people

Knoxville reacts to interracial ban at Kentucky church

Unique Christmas Decorations

Jewish Hoot’nanny

Knoxville’s Fashionistas

Church gives out 2500 gifts during Christmas

Beautiful conference

Widow finds Healing in helping others

Fit Together: Couples workout together

Varying ideas about Santa

Gifts for Christmas

Words to remember: Moms’ advice to their daughters

National adoption service launches campaign in Knoxville

Tennessee trash earns money for schools on its way to new identity

Big Ridge State Park rolls out annual Easter egg tradition

Low tech: 20-somethings choose other priorities over media connections

Knoxville volunteers help salvage sweet potatoes for good cause

Early hour doesn’t deter Christ Church prayer group



Healthy Living Extra Magazine:

Spotlight on Coach Dooley and family, Head Football Coach, University of Tennessee pg. 20 Marc h/April 2011

Spotlight on News Talks Hallerin Hilton Hill pg. 20 May/June 2011

Governor Haslam, Living Healthy (a spotlight and interview with The Governor of Tennessee) pg. 18-19 July/August 2011

The Weekly Fitness Challenge pg. 16 July/August 2011

Pets Offer More than Companionship pg. 8 July/August 2011

Shake up your workout, Try Zumba pg. 12 October-December 2011

TV Personality Abby Ham Faces Challenge to Stay Healthy pg. 18 October-December 2011

Balancing Sports and Family, pg. 20 January-March 2012

American Fitness Magazine:

Fitness Gets Presidential, May/June 2011

Several upcoming in 2011/2012!

Digital Journal:

Fitness industry Joins Forces to provide free memberships

Give the gift of health, gift ideas



Knoxville Magazine:

Spring Fever Fitness April, 2011

Dance Fitness, May 2011

The First Women to hike Mount LeConte, May 2011

Kayaking, June-July 2011

Weight training workout to lose 50 lbs.

Finding the best fitness equipment for you

Specific Circuit Training

Interview with Biggest Loser Bill Germanakos: Biggest Loser Workouts

How to become a certified kickboxing instructor

90 Day Workout Plans

30 Minute Circuit Training for Women

How to start a fitness facility and interview the Robert Dyer, CEO Fitmarc


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