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...]

Spiritual Valentine’s Day Arts & Craft Activity for Children

Parents have to be intentional about teaching children about love, especially sibling love. My children are going through a sibling-rivalry phase. It is annoying me greatly because they are in constant competition with each other. They compete in grades, sports, the number of friends they have, and for my affection and attention. Both want to be the star of the house with no room for the other … [Read more...]

#GirlDads

Kobe Bryant loved being a #girldad. I, like many others around the country, am mourning the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and the other persons on the helicopter that crashed last Sunday morning. The tragedy hit me hard because I just learned of his daughter’s rising basketball career. A few months ago, I watched clips of Gigi’s basketball games on Instagram and saw how active … [Read more...]