If you know me, you know that I LOVE people. I think people are the world’s greatest gifts. One of the more destructive aspects of the religious mindset is the way it blinds us from seeing light in all people. The more I have journeyed out of the evangelical mindset, the more I have been able to see the reality of John 1:4 which states: “In him was life, and that life was the light of ALL mankind”. I love that John states that this light (Christ) is the light of ALL!
As you may know, I had the privilege of writing my book Free To Love from a little coffee shop in Dallas. It was at that coffee shop that I had the opportunity to interact with a human being who is full of light named Valorie Clark. Valorie was a barista at that shop, and I could see that Valorie is a significant person. Amazingly, Valorie was in the Redlands area for a few hours the other day, so I decided to interview her on the Love Cast.
In the interview, Valorie discusses her journey into political activism through a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization, her transition into the coffee / barista world, her struggle with depression, her quest to discover the reality of home through traveling, and her upcoming move to Paris to attend the prestigious Columbia University. Wonderful nuggets of gold are deposited throughout the conversation. Give this interview a listen and discover them!
Here is the link to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772
Or listen to Episode 3 of The Love Cast directly HERE.