Throughout my life, I have been inspired by music. This began with the comforting sounds of the Baptist church I grew up in, and continued with the love songs that eased my broken heart as an adolescent. There were the protest songs of the Civil Rights Mov...Read More >>
Lessons from the Bible: Isaiah 40
This is a verse that has followed me for decades. Almost forty years ago, I joined a church in Arlington, Texas, Mt. Olive MBC. The pastor, Rev. N.L. Robinson, had a signature verse that we read every Sunday. It was from Isaiah, Chapter 40, Verse 31. Over...Read More >>
Christmas with Corona
Christmas 2020 will certainly be unlike any other Christmas. Most of us have already missed out on large family gatherings over Thanksgiving, feeling guilty as we left our elders to endure it alone. Some chose to brave the crowded airports and planes as if...Read More >>
Are You Happy Now?
This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (ESV) These words were written over 2000 years ago. In this time of the Corona virus and so much political unrest, they are truer now more than ever. It is so easy...Read More >>
Stop Doing. Start Being.
As we enter our seventh month of sheltering in, we sometimes find it hard stay to focused and hopeful. A situation we thought would last only a few weeks seems to be stretching out into next year. We don’t feel that it’s safe to go out, and the crime and p...Read More >>
7 Days of Motivation
The Coronavirus pandemic has certainly taken its toll on 2020. But with three months left, we can still find joy in our relationships with God, each other, and ourselves. Try this. In the next week, focus on one piece of advice each day and try to practic...Read More >>
Beauty from Ashes
Beauty from Ashes To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness: that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he m...Read More >>