SHORT AND SWEET #14: SO, SCARLETT

“Until you’ve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.” These are poignant words from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winning, “Gone with the Wind.” Today in History Born in Atlanta, Mitchell died in Atlanta on August 16, 1949, after being hit by a drunk driver while crossingContinue reading “SHORT AND SWEET #14: SO, SCARLETT”

A necessary respite while lending a helping hand

 I’ve been practicing ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:27‬—“Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it” —in a different way. While doing so, I thought I’d catchup on my magazine reading in the quiet times. Do you see the deadline on the page? Yes. I’m long overdue. #writersdigest Does anyone else have a small pileContinue reading “A necessary respite while lending a helping hand”

SHORT AND SWEET #13: AFFIRMATIONS FOR SUCCESS

As I continue to meditate on making the right choices, and bringing blessings into my life, I consider Reverand John Wesley, an English theologian, evangelist, cleric, and leader in the Methodist movement, who is credited with some pretty phenomenal words: “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all theContinue reading “SHORT AND SWEET #13: AFFIRMATIONS FOR SUCCESS”

I FOUND A HACK FOR THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

And it is Helping Me Reprioritize Things Once upon a time, people wanted to live under a set of laws, so God spoke to Moses and thus, the Ten Commandments. Perhaps those people figured that if they had a list of things to do and not to do, they would obey God (not sin andContinue reading “I FOUND A HACK FOR THE TEN COMMANDMENTS”

FOR BETTER OR WORSE, THE CHOICE IS OURS

Roe v. Wade Implications in Black and White. Part 1 July 2, 2022 Dear Reader, What a few weeks we’ve had! Our American climate has been as erratic as a tornado, with no visible calm before the storm. All because someone leaked a Supreme Court draft opinion in May.  Instantly a firestorm of wagging tonguesContinue reading “FOR BETTER OR WORSE, THE CHOICE IS OURS”

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Today, we Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and the words penned by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence that on July 2, 1776, we were free from tyranny. The preamble of the Declaration penetrates the heart of most Americans with bursts of honor and gladness. Setting off emotional fireworks when read. “We holdContinue reading “HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY”

Happy Juneteenth Day!

Originally published 6/19/21 Dear Reader, As Americans we can celebrate that we live in the only nation that fought a war to end slavery! So why aren’t we celebrating Jubilee Day, too, as a nation? For as long as I can remember we (members of the NAACP) celebrated Jubilee day on the first Sunday ofContinue reading “Happy Juneteenth Day!”

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Today is FATHER’S DAY 👔 And I celebrate all the dads and fathers, granddads, Pops, and Papas. As I stated in a previous post, I know you “guys” get the short end of the “holiday” stick. It is my belief that we have trained men to not care about that kind of stuff, but IContinue reading “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY”

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