Love…

The greatest of the commandments instruct us to love God and each other. The Bible defines love in many ways; however, love is never defined as is easy. Love never fails. God never fails. Love suffers long and is kind. God suffers long and is kind.     It is difficult to suffer long and be kindContinue reading “Love…”

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Her children rise up and call her blessed” Celebrate your mother, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, godmothers, teachers, community leaders and all the women who have positively affected your life. If possible, give them flowers while they can smell them and kind words while they can hear them. Here are ten lessons I learned from my mom… KeepContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

Still Searching for a Real Love, Baby?

As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy mayContinue reading “Still Searching for a Real Love, Baby?”

Family Reunion!

This weekend, I was blessed to return to my hometown of Tallahassee and catch up with family. Now, this isn’t “family” in the traditional sense of the word. Some families you are born into. Others you acquire through marriage. And then, if you are very fortunate, some family is chosen for you. I graduated high-schoolContinue reading “Family Reunion!”

For Better or For Worse…

By the time you read this, I should be well on my way to celebrate my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. My “ride or die” and I are off to spend some quality time together as we reminisce upon our better and our worse, the rich and the poor and appreciate the fact we are in relativelyContinue reading “For Better or For Worse…”

Lessons From My Mother…

She watches over the affairs of her household     and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed;     her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:27-28 NIV     I’ll admit I’d been dreading this weekend for weeks. Losing my mother at the first of March, I was keenlyContinue reading “Lessons From My Mother…”

Trials…

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously toContinue reading “Trials…”

Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge

Dear Lilka, In your letter to me last week you asked four questions, the first of which was, “How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race?” While I don’t have THE answers, I will attempt to respond to this question and the remaining three in a wayContinue reading “Dear Lilka, 11-4-2016, Stepping Onto the Bridge”

Good Friday!

“And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground,” Luke 22:44 NIV We each have our own “cross” to bear from time to time but nothing we face will ever compare to what Jesus Christ did to save us. What we consider to beContinue reading “Good Friday!”

Imperfect!

The faded hydrangea is no longer the dewy sweet pink of weeks ago. It is drier, faded and splotchy. When faded and speckled they have a different kind of beauty all their own.   Our society would have us yearn for perpetual youth. However, like the faded hydrangea, I’m still hanging on! How many times do weContinue reading “Imperfect!”