Here's to all the black mothers who, like Zipporah, do what you have to do - even when it’s bloody, and difficult; even when you are mad and think somebody else should have done it; even when people don’t appreciate it; even when it hurts your child but it’s the best thing for them. You may think your name is forgotten, but please know that we see you, and we honor you.
Prayer of personal gratitude
God of heaven and earth, I thank You. I am thankful for the gift of another day. This day. A day in which Your sun shines its light on the beauty of Your creation as well as the ugliness of what people have done to it. I thank you for infusing my mind with clarity, … Continue reading Prayer of personal gratitude
Carrying His Cross
This week there are lots of preachers making plans for a dynamic Easter Sunday sermon, and many other ministers who are busy watching and planning for the day they’ll get to have their own church. There are also lots of Christians who are planning how they can use their gifts for the Kingdom. And those … Continue reading Carrying His Cross
Do you sometimes feel like God is far away? All we have to do is focus our attention on God and cry out to Him. We must focus our heart on God who loves us, and who is able to deliver us from our anxiety and fear. We must call out to God in worship, because that’s who God is looking for.
Appreciating the Worshipers
It’s Saturday evening and some of us are preparing for a much anticipated night out. We just got back from the car wash and we’ve picked out our snazziest outfits. Maybe we’ve made reservations to that restaurant someone recommended. Or maybe we are going with the flow, seeing where the wind will blow us tonight. … Continue reading Appreciating the Worshipers
When we are hurried and worried. When we feel like we are in a rut - like Groundhog Day, same thing over and over and the signs say that its gonna be this way for quite some time. When the change we desperately desire seems so far off we can barely see it. When everyone … Continue reading BREATHE…
We cannot help thinking about our life, but we can refuse to take those thoughts. Let’s pledge to yield those thoughts by presenting them to God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful. When I feel the least bit anxious, I will remind myself that I am but a steward of God’s life within. And the Owner of this life will maintain it.
Managing Your Spiritual Health
It has been a tumultuous 3+ years and one of our biggest lessons has been the importance of managing our mental health. But while we strive to do better at that, I want to remind us of the importance of our spiritual health. Really, it’s all connected - mental health, emotional health, physical health and … Continue reading Managing Your Spiritual Health
Thankful for Thanksgiving
The fourth Thursday of November has always been my favorite holiday. It comes during my favorite season, autumn. In my favorite sports, football is going strong and basketball is beginning. It’s a time when things slow down for a minute. I’ve always enjoyed the mental exhilaration and challenge of learning, but a little break after … Continue reading Thankful for Thanksgiving
You were made to rise above it all! This world is full of turmoil! It’s almost impossible to miss it. Whether it’s the political arena, the economy, the weather, or even the entertainment world, there is so much turmoil. And it affects us. Too many people around us magnify the turmoil. People in our families … Continue reading RISE ABOVE!