Reflections

The 5 C’s to a Great Relationship


Relationships are constantly undergoing changes and shifts, and rarely do we find people who stay together for more than 15 years anymore. We recall our parents and grandparents spending 50 and 60 years, often their lifetimes, together. They all had mastered certain keys that enabled them not only to endure but to...

Commentary

The Good Samaritan & Emotional Intelligence


Most people understand basic intelligence, which is an ability to learn, apply knowledge, and solve problems. But in our world today, there is a need for a different type of intelligence: emotional intelligence.

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

Water My Eyes


Water my eyes, oh Lord, hear my solemn cry / For a broken and contrite heart you will not despise. / Spirit, uncover my complex and immature disguise / That my often-troubled mind would then be made wise.

Reflections

Hope Is A Thing With Feathers


There is something deeply spiritual about hope. Hope provides the power to motivate us and to move us in the direction of our dreams, our visions, and our values.

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

Musing on the Gift of Music


When she plays, something metaphysical happens in my body. I enter other planes of existence, enjoying new realities around me. I’m hypnotized. I become the Manchurian candidate, responding to that one–single note which transforms me...

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

It Is… Because I Am!


I know the universe is alive because I live. I know the universe is kind because I smile at the stranger.

Reflections

On Faith, Hope, and Trust


Trust affirms what is present, respects what is past, and has no hold on what is to come but knows that the possibilities are endless.

Reflections

Musings on Self


On the differences between 'selfish', 'selfless', and 'self-full'.

Poems, Prayers, & Proclamations

Ode to Mother


She does not reckon herself to be the antagonist to the sometimes fragile male psyche; she refuses to be a casualty, nor will she be a victim of any testosterone-driven wager between God and his 'earthly image'...

Commentary

Black Summer


When we look back on year 2020, we may recall it as the year when it all changed. The year of the pandemic; a financial crisis; and the summer of racial reckoning and protests that amplified and centered Black voices in their cry against injustice.