What’s Sophia Nelson ministering about lately? Washington’s Oprah, a columnist for theGrio.com and Essence, Nelson attempts to keep her thousands of Twitter followers and friends on a spiritual path. Sometimes she falls off and degenerates into angry jabs, other times she offers wise counsel on how to walk away from annoying shitheads (our words, not hers). Still, she always fesses up to her human moments.
So what’s guiding Sophia’s light?
She’s tempting readers with a “42 Day Journey to Getting the Life You Want.” Kind of like a New Year’s resolution but with Sophia kicking your ass along the way. What fun! Speaking of resolutions, she thinks they’re worthless. “By the time February comes they are right back in the same rut they started in as December ended,” she writes on her blog that will officially launch in January. “They feel defeated, unprepared and they hobble along miserably through yet another year not feeling fulfilled, affirmed, or successful.”
Miserable and hobbling? We’ll be limping?
She sites scripture. How many of you could get away with THAT? “Joel 2:25: ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten–the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm–my great army that I sent among you.’” Sophia’s translation: “In other words GOD is saying I can give you back what you lost, what was wrongfully taken from you: your dignity, your faith, your heart, your finances, your family, your relationships, your job, your dreams.”
Here’s how the 42-day journey will work…