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...]

Prophetic Word: Trusting the Process

For the last four to six weeks, I’ve closely watched the construction of a water tower in a neighborhood I drive through every morning. I watched the men erect the concrete cylinder, seal it and work on the tank that would become the top of the tower. However, the freshly painted tank didn’t start out on top of the construction. It started at the base. The white tank used to surround the base of … [Read more...]

Is Your Soul at Peace?

Yesterday, I was driving to the store after church, and I drove past a church whose billboard read, “Is it well with your soul?” The question stirred my spirit and figuratively stopped me in my tracks because we always hear people in church say, “It is well with soul,” but we rarely hear them raise the question. This is profound to me because many people want to know how to hear from God, and … [Read more...]