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Percevial Murphy July 9, 2018 0 comments

Take a Breather

Depression can be very unpredictable. I was working through a yoga video but couldn’t muster the effort to keep moving. ‘No worries, I’m tough’ I think. I’ll move on to something else. Let’s review the statement of purpose you effortlessly finished Saturday. Nope, not happening. The words turned to gibberish
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Percevial Murphy March 31, 2018 0 comments

Are You Free?

If you look, you may discover you’re not free. I looked and discovered this was me. I was existing bound by the ‘can’t dos’ that culture & faith taught me. You’re a man so you can’t do A or B. You’re Christian so you can’t do C or D. Can’t,
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For Men

Percevial Murphy January 8, 2018 0 comments

Don’t Let What’s Without Change What’s Within

My first read of 2017 was The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. The primary idea I took away from the book is something I state as, ‘Don’t let what’s without change what’s within’. All of us experience peaks and valleys each year. Sometimes we get stuck in the valleys
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Percevial Murphy June 10, 2017 3 comments

Dear God, Homosexuality and the Black Church Part 1

Before diving in, I need to establish a few things. I understand that some disagree with identifying churches as black, white or any race. I agree. A church should have no color. However, based on what we know, most churches do. The color of a church is often defined by
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Mental Health

Percevial Murphy August 25, 2018 2 comments

Don’t do it. You have so much to live for.

When someone is experiencing suicidal ideation, I think one of the worst statements to say to that person is, ‘Don’t do it.’
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Percevial Murphy July 9, 2018 0 comments

Take a Breather

Depression can be very unpredictable. I was working through a yoga video but couldn’t muster the effort to keep moving. ‘No worries, I’m tough’ I think. I’ll move on to something else. Let’s review the statement of purpose you effortlessly finished Saturday. Nope, not happening. The words turned to gibberish
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On Track Music Reviews

Percevial Murphy June 23, 2018 0 comments

Victory

My music collection has grown quickly this sprummer (spring + summer). First Lake Street Dive’s, Free Yourself Up, followed by Ripe’s Joy in the Wild Unknown and now Victory Boyd’s Broken Instrument. Like many, who are familiar with Boyd, I first heard her covering Stevie Wonder’s Overjoyed in a YouTube
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Percevial Murphy May 12, 2018 0 comments

Ripe

I first heard Ripe at the Apex Music Festival (Apex, NC). Their music is what I’ll call Funk-Rock-Soul-Pop. As part of their set, they covered Love on Top by Beyoncé. When I heard the intro, I went straight-faced. Covering popular songs is difficult. Fans have the song in muscle memory,
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