I was deep in the church during those "name it and claim it" years when the evidence of your faith was determined by the size of your house and the make of your car. As much as I don't agree with that teaching, I also don't think many "good" and "faithful" Christians understand that money… Continue reading More Money. More Possibilities.
You remember it. "Sticks and stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me." As I grew older I realized that this little saying was not true. Names, and the words we utter from our lips, can certainly hurt. Many people have suffered emotional harm from being called names. Beyond the emotional wounds,… Continue reading Sticks, Stones, and Names Can Kill You
Hey! Take a look at your life. Are you where you want to be? Do you think that you're doing what God has created you to do? If not here are just a few principles that can help propel you toward a more satisfying life. First, get authentic. Be real about your feelings of inadequacy.… Continue reading 5 Steps on Purpose
(l to r) Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin), Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks), James Harkness (Paul Williams), Jared Joseph (Melvin Franklin), and Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams) in the world premiere of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Photo by Carole Litwin/Berkeley Repertory Theatre On a brisk Tuesday night in New York City,… Continue reading Ain’t Too Proud
There is a difference between being "cracked" and broken to pieces. A cracked vase can still hold a candle and shine light. A vase that is broken to pieces needs to either be fixed or thrown away. The more broken pieces the less useful the vase becomes. We are empty vases that are filled with the… Continue reading 7 Steps to Start Healing
1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most quoted love poems ever. Most importantly it reminds us that love never fails. I know. I know. Right now you are thinking about that person you loved dearly and it all fell apart. You're thinking about the pain of your failed marriage. Love never fails. However, relationships… Continue reading Love Never Fails. Relationships Do.
While some of us sing, "What a friend we have in Jesus" others may be thinking, "Well I don't really know Jesus like that, but my friend does." Is Jesus your friend? Or is He a friend of a friend? I briefly met Michael Jordan back in the day. I knew a lot about him… Continue reading Friend of a Friend
For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and send rain on the jut and the unjust alike. - Matthew 5:45 NLT Let's get one thing straight. You are going to have problems and likely more than one in a lifetime. God never promised anyone a life without problems. In fact,… Continue reading You’ve Got Issues
"Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant." - Galatians 1:10 Obviously! Paul is pretty direct in his message to those foolish Galatians. His goal is to do the will of God, regardless of what people think. That… Continue reading Follow the Little Voice, Not the Loud One
"For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me." -- John 15:4