Right now, you could be anxious about your final exams and analyzing the consequences of not receiving the grade you desire and need. This very moment you could be seeking a momentary escape away from managing the schedules of teenagers and the demands of a toddler and newborn. You could be surfing the Internet trying … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Burnout?
The Easter fun is over. Resurrection Sunday has passed. But guess what? JESUS is still risen from the borrowed grave! Now what does this really mean for you? This means that you too have been resurrected. Unlike Jesus, you did not have to die a physical death. But the fact that Jesus did die and … Continue reading Bury Toxic Thoughts and Let Your Mind Be Resurrected
March 25, 2018 Sunday School Commentary Lesson Guide, Faith Get It Together Devotional Reading: Isaiah 58:6-12 Highlighted Text – 2 Chronicles 7:12-22 Key Verse - “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, … Continue reading It’s Time to Get It Together!
Recently, there has been an overwhelming out-pour of women publicly exposing their sexual abusers. This abuse has been in the form of harassment, abuse of power and rape. These allegations themselves are not astonishing news to the American people. Over the years, women and even men have been taking brave and risky steps to be … Continue reading Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. During this month, many congregations acknowledge their pastors and ministers that provide them with spiritual leadership and support. This appreciation is deemed worthy because faithfully committed clergy have an important role that is packed with heavy responsibilities in the lives of those in their churches, communities and families. But do … Continue reading Ministers Silently Suffer from Mental Illnesses
All relationships take a momentous amount of work; whether it is a relationship with our spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends or coworkers. These connections are blessings and can affect how we thrive in our lives. They can also become so mentally and emotional draining that they sap the energy or life out of us. Then … Continue reading Restoring Relationships God’s Way
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day that recognizes survivors of suicide and those affected by suicide. Today is also a typical Sunday where many faith believers will be filling up churches to fellowship with others, worship God and receive spiritual food. But there will be thousands among congregants who are in desperate need of something … Continue reading Keep Your Faith While Saving Your Mind
It is no secret that the church or faith-based community encounters major barriers when it comes to dealing with the issue of mental health. As an advocate, I know how vital it is for those affected by a mental disorder to have unrestricted access to their support system. As a minister, I am aware of … Continue reading 3 Things Hindering the Church from Helping Hurting People
Have you ever experienced so much during one season that it left you just about speechless? You tried to explain your emotions to a confidant and the words would not fall into place. Then you eventually reach a reality that concluded that you yourself could not understand your haughty emotions. When you are experiencing a … Continue reading Trust God to Rescue You from Your Torment!
Two years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a conference, “Suicide and the Black Church” that was hosted by a local church. The fact that it was created and coordinated by a church impressed me. During one of the breakout sessions, one of the facilitators informed attendees about a documentary film called "Mind Games" … Continue reading Athlete Sheds Light on Mental Health