I learn from You daily, I long for You. Hear my heartfelt prayer: to reflect Jesus. Oh Lord, let us see Your clay with Your upright view.   The more we love, the more faith we accrue; Please help us broken jars to be gracious. I learn from You daily, I long for You.   […]

“Let the person who has ears listen!” Then he added, “Take care what you listen to. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given—and you will receive even more.” (Mark 4:23-24) As we move forward to the end of the year, we have some choices to make about the words we say […]

Thinking Deeper than Skin I read a post last week from a pastor in response to a list made by African American State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of this country’s current injustices, citing her reasons for declining to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Before I tell you about that pastor’s reaction, I’d like to tell […]

Invisible affliction occurs And stirs wounds, exposes scar tissue; Those who are living outside my skin Cannot help or hope to harbor Empathy or like circumstances. No, you strike it from your point of view Granting no value to where I’ve been So you simply say, “Move on.” We must both gather to heal at […]

Back in January, I posted a Letter to the Candidates concerning the tenor of their character and blueprints of their respective campaigns, pleading with both to find the higher ground. Okay, let’s get real. Those who are steadfastly voting for Hillary will vote for her regardless of her transgressions; those who are steadfastly voting for […]

What do you imagine your dwelling place in heaven looks like? Will heaven be a huge, white cathedral where we meet God face to face and admit our trespasses, then be judged worthy or unworthy of a life in eternity with Him?   Might you be assigned a sunny room with a beautiful view where […]

Drumming to a different beat may leave me like a castaway when all the while the background riffs intend to love and further lift with beats convey.   My offbeat tempo sounds askew yet in an orchestra imbues a different groove and sometimes sends the music higher to ascend into breakthrough.   We all embody […]

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“But what about black-on-black crime?” is a common counter-argument to Black Lives Matter. This argument is simplistic and attempts to cherry-pick a fact. It ignores systemic poverty in the black community, the disproportionate impact of the Vietnam war, and the ongoing legacy of black lives NOT mattering in America. Slavery is pretty obvious.…

Before the founding of the Republican Party in 1854, the two political parties were the Democrats and the Whigs. Anti-slavery Whigs met in February of 1854 – an election year – to establish a new party and oppose the spread of slavery into new, western territories. This caused an irreparable split in the party, causing […]