Parents, Your Words Matter

We can build up our children or tear them down with our words. This blog post comes with a confession. I like trash TV. I watch reality TV religiously. One show my husband introduced me to (I blame him 😊) is “Black Ink Crew.” I watch the New York version and the Chicago show. The show follows the lives of tattoo artists. I’ve followed the show for a few years now and have grown familiar … [Read more...]

Godly Glimpses

My handsome son at his first basketball game of the season with Special Olympics. In my last post, I talked about how God uses everyday situations to teach us spiritual truths. Today, I am going to talk about godly glimpses and how God will give you a glimpse of what can be or what will be in the future. Abraham received a godly glimpse. God spoke to him and told him that God would make him … [Read more...]

The Parable of the Onion

The bad onion I bought. I’m a frank communicator. I don’t beat around the bush. I don’t tell a backstory. I get straight to the point. I used to preach this way too. I didn’t see the value in stories, illustrations and object lessons. It wasn’t until I worked for Rev. Delman Coates, Ph.D. at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland that I gained an appreciation for stories … [Read more...]