I am a proud, passionate liberal thinker, social-justice advocate, entrepreneur, creative thinker, and songwriter whose mission in life is to try be the change that I hope someday would be in the world. I am also a husband, father and community minister. I hold an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Divinity degree. Currently, I am serving as the Managing Director of Clergy 211, an organization of inclusive and progressive clergy that provide non-judgmental rite-of passage ceremonies for all people from all walks of life.
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.
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.
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.
She sings of black eyes, broken bones, bruised lips, swollen cheeks, stiff backs, and crippled fingers... She sings of stolen identities, erased histories, sold virginities, of a disappeared child’s cry, and of fake smiles, telling lily-white lies.
Letting go can be very difficult at times, and goodbyes can be rather painful, especially when hearts are broken. Although letting go is a necessary part of life, when done well, it can bring the needed affirmation and completion. Let's examine ways of...