Tragedy came to church again Attacking the innocent Shooting arrows of fear Paralyzing our minds. Babies, mamas, dads—future generations Used to cast darkness On a love that never fails. But God… He never stops loving us. He never stops teaching us. He never stops drawing us. He never stops waiting for us to respond. Will... Continue Reading →

This is Living: Poetry for Dry Bones

I woke up this morning feeling that there are many who need encouragement. If you feel lonely, afraid, or just need someone to understand during a difficult time, I pray that you find your life refreshed today with the Spirit of the Most High God. "I am the creator of all things. Is there... Continue Reading →

This morning as I was meditating and preparing for a prayer meeting, Holy Spirit lead me to look up Trenton, New Jersey. At first I was confused, but I obeyed and found an article written in the Trentonian (January 2016) featuring the thoughts of a known gangster, Earlie Harrell. Harrell is known for his association with a... Continue Reading →

Have you ever noticed how music can change an atmosphere? A beautiful love song can add romance to an ordinary meal. A soft instrumental tune can lull a fussy baby to sleep and a lively beat can make working out more enjoyable. Music has inspired choreographers to produce captivating ballets and painters to turn a... Continue Reading →

My favorite thing about the weekend is I get to rest, reflect, and refresh. When Monday comes I am ready to start again. This weekend during my reflections, I was reminded of conversations with several people who want to see changes in their life but they don't know how to start. I believe that we... Continue Reading →

Let It Go!

Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub

Do you embrace change and the challenges that come with shifting seasons or do you hold on tightly refusing to move, resisting change? Your attitude determines your altitude. You can go further, when you let go of the hurts, offenses, negativity, complaining, bitterness and baggage of the past. Let it go! Release the heavy load! Keep your focus on Jesus Christ, allowing him to guide your life. You will go places that you have dreamed about but never experienced.

Let it go and don’t give up!                            

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of…

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Tomorrow is the first day of school and as I am preparing tonight, I realized that I have experienced almost 50 first days of school. This count includes my first days, those of my children and grandchildren, and the children I have the pleasure of meeting each year. For those of you who aren’t blessed... Continue Reading →

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