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.
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
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!
Gettin’ Happy, Not High
The best and healthiest way to manage the negative emotions we experience in life is surrending to the Holy Spirit and Gettin' Happy.
Betta Than I Can Tell You
This is an interesting time to be a committed Christian – trying to make an impact for Christ. Lots of people are making statements about what God wants. People claim to represent Him by taking political stands, through social media activism, media interviews and other public platforms. Conservative and Liberal Christians argue with one another … Continue reading Betta Than I Can Tell You
The Power of Worship
Recently my wife Nina retired after a 36.5 year career, and received a lot of accolades from co-workers celebrating her. Much of the celebration involved people publicly and privately proclaiming how she has helped them in their careers and personal lives. She has had a significant positive impact on them and they wanted her to … Continue reading The Power of Worship
What’s Your Motivation?
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 (NIV) In acting (for theatre, movies & television) there is a school of thought called the Stanislavski Method that involves the actor understanding the motivation of the character they are portraying. This supposedly leads … Continue reading What’s Your Motivation?
Working it! Daniel 1 & 2
The Book of Daniel includes 2 stories that are among the most often preached in church. Daniel in the Lions Den is a classic tale of faith and deliverance. And who hasn’t heard at least 10 sermons on the 3 Hebrew Boys, Shadrach, Meshack, and Abed-Nego being thrown into the fiery furnace? As the story … Continue reading Working it! Daniel 1 & 2
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) This first blog post is for me. This is me encouraging myself to do what I need to do. As much as I don’t want to admit it, there have … Continue reading Overcoming Fear!
Introducing ELL Word Blog
One of my favorite Bible passages is Psalms 32:8-9 and it is most appropriate for kicking off this blog. In this Psalm of David, he quotes God speaking to him (and us): "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Do … Continue reading Introducing ELL Word Blog