Do Not Fear the Unknown

I recall the most minor things that would place a major fear in my heart like: Sleeping all alone and wondering if monsters were underneath my bed... Walking into a pitch black dark room and not finding the light switch... Starting school for the first time and wondering if anyone would like me. Today, I … Continue reading Do Not Fear the Unknown

Love Overrides Labels

Labels serve a purpose in our lives. That is when they are on products and not people. Product labels are supposed to give facts and warnings so that consumers can make an informed decision about selecting important items such as foods and medications. But there are other labels that are harmful. Labels that intentionally seek … Continue reading Love Overrides Labels

A Smile Can Change a Mood

What is your current mood? Is it determined by the weather you are presently surrounded by?  Is it determined by how your day was started? Perhaps misplaced keys,  a discouraging email, traffic jam or a bad cup of coffee (or even worse, none at all) has placed you in a 'bad' mood. This could be … Continue reading A Smile Can Change a Mood

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

Living Inside a Box

Imagine that you are placed inside a cardboard box only big enough to fit your body measurements while in a sitting position. No extra space. Only a hole in one corner about the size of a quarter, allowing you just enough oxygen to survive. In order to keep breathing, you have to keep your nose … Continue reading Living Inside a Box

Choosing to Celebrate Life

Today is a special Monday for me. And after the weekend that I was blessed to experience, I am hopeful that it is also an endearing day for others in my family. Today, March 6, my brother Marchello would have been 35 years old. This year marks the 20-year of his anniversary death. It was … Continue reading Choosing to Celebrate Life

Choose How You Move Forward

Once again, the historic day that occurs every four to eight years has arrived. Most thought it would never happen. Many couldn’t believe the results that confirmed it would happen. Some are still in a state of shock that it is happening. Regardless which category currently sums up your thoughts, today you have a choice … Continue reading Choose How You Move Forward

Alpha and Omega

November 27, 2016 Sunday School Commentary Lesson Guide, Direction Alpha and Omega Devotional Reading: Revelation 1:4b-8 Highlighted Text –  Revelation 22:12-21 Key Verse -  “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13). During the holiday season is when we tend to be more thankful, loving and … Continue reading Alpha and Omega

The Cry of Loved Ones

What do you do when there is no time to cry? What do you do when there is no time to mourn? What do you do when you find yourself reaching for reserved energy and a point where you are fighting to breathe? Do you allow yourself to collapse and embrace rock bottom? OR…. Do … Continue reading The Cry of Loved Ones

The Creator of the Unexplainable

“O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens” (Psalm 8:1, KJV). Recently, I read articles and other literature on how scientists and theologians have been trying for centuries to understand the dynamics of life, nature and mankind. I do believe that at … Continue reading The Creator of the Unexplainable