Yielding to God’s New Beginning

You have probably heard the cliche or saying that goes “If you want to make God laugh, just tell him your plans.”  Are you willing to confess that you have been guilty of this? Confession:  I’m guilty as charged! Is there really anything wrong with planning for the future? Every successful person had to adequately … Continue reading Yielding to God’s New Beginning

Athlete Sheds Light on Mental Health

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

Life Can Seem Meaningless

Have you ever felt as though you were stuck in a rut? You know that feeling where you have reached the point of being tired of being tired. You feel drained, stagnated and completely worn out. I believe everyone experiences at least a moment of what I just described. If you are affected by a … Continue reading Life Can Seem Meaningless

Mental Health Affects Your Teen

Today is a special Monday or me and my family. It commemorates the day that my 15-year-old brother’s life was lost by suicide. Marchello is the reason why I advocate for mental health and especially for suicide prevention. My advocacy includes everyone because mental health affects everyone. However, my two main focus areas are adolescents … Continue reading Mental Health Affects Your Teen

Exercise Goodness

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Have you ever run a race or started a vigorous exercise routine before?  Do you recall how you had to discipline your body to get your muscles and limbs … Continue reading Exercise Goodness

Relax, Relate and Read

You have been looking forward to the weekend and for June to make its arrival. This means that summer is officially around the corner! What do you have planned? I sure do hope that relaxation is intentionally on your agenda. I don't know about you, but this past Memorial Day I did not leave the … Continue reading Relax, Relate and Read

Being Thankful in the Process

Life will cause us to experience natural storms that will temporarily inconvenience us. Then there are the every day storms that interrupt our days in the form of difficult obstacles, unhealthy stress and broken relationships. What do you do when a storm uproots your life sending a tornado of chaos into your day? Recently, storms … Continue reading Being Thankful in the Process

Ministering to the Mind

How has your Monday been going?  Are you feeling better today than you were yesterday? If so, great! If not, why? Let me take a guess at it. Yesterday, you were feeling a little bit down from either missing someone, being discouraged from one disappoint after another or receiving some not so good news and … Continue reading Ministering to the Mind

How to Handle Depression as a Christian

If you were asked right now on the scale of 1-10 with 10 representing extreme depression or sadness, what would your honest response be? Your answer would be contingent on a number of factors. For instance, the kind of day you are having. Whether or not you are in the middle of a crisis. And … Continue reading How to Handle Depression as a Christian

How to Get Released Out of Your Situation

The thing about holidays or celebrations is that they do come to an end. And regardless of how we had to pretend or struggle to get through them, the aftermath places us back into our realities. The reality is that if you were feeling some type of way before this past weekend, the reason did … Continue reading How to Get Released Out of Your Situation