Words of the Week – Fill Me Up Lord

Ephesians 5:15-18 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. A study reveals the legacy of slavery affects the mental and spiritual health of Black Americans. For descendants of slaves, the subject of slavery evokes feelings of emptiness, shame and embarrassment associated with the degradations of slavery. Harvard psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint suggests that the impact of slavery asked why

World Mourns Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Condolences poured in from around the world in respond to the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a renowned theologian and civil rights activist who fought tirelessly to dismantle apartheid in South Africa.

Guidance for 2022 – From Mess to a Miracle

God takes you through mess to reveal a miracle. 2021 has been a mess of epic proportions. The insurrection, oil spill, economic set back, supply chain debacle, vaccine fears, the Omicron variant, and fear of another national shut down. If we ever needed God to turn a mess into a miracle, it’s right now. 

Words of the Week – There is Forgiveness

Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-32 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit

Words of the Week – The Power of Healing

To the youth readers: I’m back! I pray you’re all well. I have a great story to share with you. As you know writing for me is therapy. I found comfort in Psalm 73:26, “…as the word of God share my flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” I fell and broke both of my wrists. I knew what time it was. I needed to be still. God wanted me to rest in Him. When you have a personal relationship with God, you’re able to understand why things happen

Words of the Week – When Despair, Pain and Misery Come… Jesus Will Answer! – Part 3

 “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” -Psalm 126:5-6 I remember feeling lost after my father passed away, kind of like losing a compass and having no direction. Not hearing his voice in the house was strange — not hearing the Volvo roll into the driveway, his laugh, which was hearty or hearing him sing to himself — which I’m fondly remembering as I write this article. I missed my Dad greatly. My sister’s death left me

Words of the Week – Changing Times & Cold Hearts

One of my favorite musical groups is Earth, Wind & Fire and I grew up hearing their music all the time on the hi-fi. One particular album is a favorite of mine called “Raise!” and there is a song called “The Changing Times.” The first lyrics ring very true of today: “As you discover changing times, You must have the strength to endure.” We have been in the midst of changing times, but it is getting more evident, as times goes by, these days are getting darker. The shootings, bold racism and rampant homelessness are some of the prevailing signs

Amazing Love!

Amazing Love Let me begin with this, That your love saves, Let me share the truth, That your love fills, Let me tell the world, That your love is, Let me make this clear to all, That your love knows, No bounds, No heights, No depths, No distance, No limits, No time, Your love is amazing, Let me say with a grateful heart, Thank you Jesus, For loving me.

Aaaw, Come on Now. Let’s Get Real!

Well, what church do they go to? I sure don’t know what they’re teaching!? Isn’t that embarrassing when people say something like that? Some where people have expectations of people who say they’re Christian. If they’re drinking and brawling, carousing …either the onlookers might say, “He/she couldn’t be Christian and acting like that!! Could they?

Christmas Message – Eager Expectation

Scripture: Romans 8:18-21, NIV This is the season of Advent. We celebrate hope. The Bible emphasizes faith, hope, and love as our three essentials. Each is necessary for a vibrant faith, they are different from each other, but are related. They are like three sisters. Hope says, “I know things will work out, I just don’t know how or when!” Her sister, Faith, says, “Things have already worked out” (even before they do in actual experience). Love says, “Even if they don’t work out, even if I don’t understand what’s going on, nothing can separate me from the affection God

Success On The Way: Ask Dr. Jeanette

“He Didn’t have to Do It, But, He did” Crucifixion was a perfected form of Roman capital punishment, excruciatingly painful reserved for non-Roman citizens. Jesus was not guilty of any the three crimes reserved for crucifixion: escaped slave, piracy or sedition against the Roman Empire. The “Cross” immediately brings to mind the atrocious cruelty of Christ’s sufferings before, on His way to the “Cross,” the insensitive preparation to hang on the “Cross” the actual hanging and   being convicted of crimes, such as tax evasion and sedition. He was beaten with leather whips with steel spikes on the ends to a