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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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Percevial Murphy March 3, 2018 0 comments

You Have to Like It

Sometimes I feel I no longer have the option to dislike anything. Either like it or keep your mouth shut to avoid conflict or being labeled a hater, a word I dislike. See, there I go disliking again. To me, haters are people who hope for, cause or celebrate the
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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 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,
100 words christianity feature mental health
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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On Track Music Reviews

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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Percevial Murphy February 27, 2017 0 comments

Valerie June, Singer-Songwriter

Whenever searching for new music, I’m typically drawn to the work of singer-songwriters first. Singer-songwriters write, compose and perform their own musical material. Some describe this genre as music from the heart because the lyrics often draw first from personal experiences. The composition of these songs tends to be straightforward
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